Game of Thrones actress Carice van Houten and her boyfriend, Guy Pearce, are expecting their first child together. Their representatives confirmed the news, stating “Carice and Guy are thrilled to be expecting their first child.”
The Dutch actress, whose character Melisandre gave birth to a “shadow baby” in a memorable episode, was quick to let her fans know she expected some puns. She posted a photo of the couple on Instagram with the caption, “Yes, it’s true…Let the shadow baby jokes begin.”
Houten and Pearce were only recently identified as a couple after being spotted together in January and again on Valentine’s Day. Pearce, well known for his role in the cult film Memento, separated amicably from his wife of 18 years shortly before.
Jennifer S. (she/her) is a graduate of Fresno State University. She spent a number of years working for non-profits before becoming a full-time stay-at-home mother. She currently lives in Central California with her husband, two children, and two codependent cats.