42-year-old American Pie and American Beauty star Mena Suvari and husband Michael Hope became parents for the first time – the couple had a son named after Michael’s late father, Christopher Alexander.
Representatives of the actress told People that the baby and mom are doing well.
Suvari shared the good news of the pregnancy in October on Instagram, posting a snapshot with a rounded belly.
A little later, the star told People that she and her husband faced some difficulties conceiving their first child: Mena could not get pregnant for several months. But it was only after she let go of the situation and focused on work that she learned that she would become a mother.
According to Mena, she experienced some pressure from others due to her age. However, in her opinion, this is far from the main factor in planning pregnancy.
When I was over 30, I was constantly asked about this. It instils a kind of fear in you. It took a lot of work to really move away from this and start trusting your own body, she said.
Suvari married Hope in 2018. The couple’s wedding was secret and modest – the lovers invited only relatives and close friends to the celebration. For the actress, this marriage was the third.