Actress Rachel McAdams is expecting her second child with her boyfriend, screenwriter Jamie Linden. The news was confirmed when Rachel was spotted stepping out in Los Angeles, a growing baby bump in full view.
Rachel and Jamie welcomed their first child, a son who is now 2 years old, in April of 2018. The actress doesn’t share many details about her son, choosing not to share pictures of him or discuss him very much in interviews.
She did make a bold statement as a mother 8 months after welcoming her son in an empowering photo. While Rachel was in the middle of a photoshoot for Girls.Girls.Girls Magazine, she needed to breastfeed. Claire Rothstein, Girls.Girls.Girls founder and photographer shared the amazing behind-the-scenes moment on Instagram. The photo has since become iconic, with other women, including actress Hilary Duff, taking similar photos.
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A million reasons why I wanted to post this picture. Obviously #rachelmcadams looks incredible and was quite literally the dream to work with but also this shoot was about 6 months post her giving birth to her son, so between shots she was expressing/pumping as still breastfeeding. We had a mutual appreciation disagreement about whose idea it was to take this picture but I’m still sure it was hers which makes me love her even more. Breastfeeding is the most normal thing in the world and I can’t for the life of me imagine why or how it is ever frowned upon or scared of. I don’t even think it needs explaining but just wanted to put this out there, as if it even changes one person’s perception of something so natural, so normal, so amazing then that’s great. Besides she’s wearing Versace and @bulgariofficial diamonds and is just fucking major. Big shout out to all the girls 💪🏽 #rachelmcadams for @girls.girls.girls.magazine .com cover shoot 📸 @clairerothstein #pleaseshare . . . Side note: I did not look anywhere near as fabulous as this when feeding/pumping. And that’s ok too. . . . Stylist: @alicialombardini 👠 #girlsgirlsgirlsmag #girlsgirlsgirls #bringingbackthewoman #nogrungejustglamour #independentmagazine #printisnotdead #normalisebreastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeeding #life #women #versace #bulgari
Rachel and Jamie were first spotted together as a couple in the spring of 2016. They have kept their relationship very private, only make rare red carpet or public appearances together.
The actress has recently spoken about being a mother during quarantine and how she’s been spending lots of quality time with her son. “It’s something that you’ll never get to do quite like this again,” she told ET. “It’s such extraordinary circumstances and we’re just making the best of it. And I was reading something about that in The New York Times, like, ‘Don’t worry about your kids,’ because he was just starting to really talk and open up and socialize. ‘The time they’re getting and they’re learning other skills that will benefit them just as much as socializing so just you know, relax, it’ll be okay’ ”
We wish Rachel and her family all the best as they prepare to welcome another bundle of joy to the family!