Lena Headey is going to be a mom again!
The 41-year-old British actress, best known for her portrayal of Cersei Lannister in the hit HBO fantasy drama series “Game of Thrones,” confirmed that she is expecting her second child in a statement to People.
“I’m happy to confirm that I’m having my second child this summer,” Headey told the outlet. “I only hope that this announcement can help me to regain some of the privacy I have recently lost to prying photographers and ask that they please respect my privacy and let me enjoy this time.”
The “300: Rise of an Empire” star first became the subject of pregnancy rumors just a few weeks ago when she wasphotographed out in Los Angeles with quite a noticeable baby bump. These speculations were further fueled when she was again spotted by paparazzi just last week wearing what appeared to be a maternity top. See the photo here.
Headey’s upcoming bundle of joy will join her 4-year-old son Wylie, whom she shares with former husband Peter Loughran. They separated in 2011 and their divorce was finalized in December 2013.
While the actress didn’t reveal the father of her unborn child, rumor has it that her “Game of Thrones” co-star Pedro Pascal may be the dad of her second child, as the two seems to be in a romantic relationship together.
Headey and Pascal, who played Oberyn Martell on “Game of Thrones,” recently fueled dating rumors last December when they were spotted getting cozy during a low-key shopping trip together at The Grove in Hollywood. In a photo, the 39-year-old “Graceland” alum is seen putting his arms around Headey as they laugh and smile together.
Romance rumors between the two first surfaced 10 months ago, when Headey posted an Instagram photo of them two looking so sweet together in a street. The snapshot comes with the caption, “Sunshine love.”
Pascal has been very vocal about his admiration towards the actress.
“Lena is one of my favorite persons. And she (in life) is so funny and so smart, such a good person, a good friend and a good mother, I think everyone on that set and anyone who comes in contact with her develops an instant crush,” the actor said of Headey during a Q&A session on Reddit last year. “Talk about male or female, you’re going to get a crush on her easy. And I was just lucky that I got to work with her and hit it off and continue being friends.”
Last May, Pascal was asked by GQ magazine: “Fuck, marry, kill: Cersei, Ramsey (Iwan Rheon), or the Red Priestess (Carice van Houten)? Be specific with your reasoning.”
To which he replied: “My God. That’s hard. To be obvious, I’d have to kill Ramsey because that guy’s just wrong. I would never want to cross paths with somebody like that. Fuck the Red Priestess. And then I would marry Cersei because that’s Lena Headey, and I love Lena Headey. I’m going to try and marry her, anyway.”