With secret celebrity pregnancies seemingly becoming a trend — let's not forget about Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes's secret daughter — it seems as though Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser have become the new trendsetters to beat.
News was released that Alexis Bledel, 34, and her husband Vincent Kartheiser, 37, have been keeping their baby son a secret since he was born in October 2015. The married couple are notoriously private, having also kept their wedding classified in the summer of 2014 after meeting on the set of Mad Men.
So how did we find out? Alexis Bledel, who we'll always remember as Rory Gilmore, was outed by her loose-lipped Gilmore Girls co-star Scott Patterson a.k.a. Luke Danes.
During an interview with Glamour regarding the Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix, Patterson was led into a question about what it was like watching Bledel grow up from the age of 16 — when she started the show — to the successful, married woman she is today. That's when he casually let the news of her baby slip:
"It was great to see her. She's really blossomed as a woman and now she's a proud new mother and married and happy. I remember her as an 18-year-old kid, fresh out of college coming into Hollywood and being a little overwhelmed. She's just the most likable, intelligent person and adorable human being. She hasn't changed at all. She looks the same. We're comparing notes because my son is about a year and a half older than her young son. I’m showing her photos and videos and what to expect. We're just really enjoying each other’s company."
Well that wasn't too subtle and it certainly left no room for misinterpretation. Patterson announced his own son's birth via Twitter in July 2014, which also hinted at Bledel's son's age.
We're not sure yet how Bledel and Kartheiser feel about Patterson dropping this massive bombshell, but it was bound to happen at some point and us fans definitely appreciate it!
Surely a show revolving around motherhood has given Bledel a few pointers along the way, not that there was ever any doubt she'd make a great mother. We're sending you a belated congratulations Alexis and Vincent!