Mena Suvari has a baby on the way — and she still can’t believe it.
The “American Beauty” actress, 41, called it an “absolute miracle” that she and husband Michael Hope are expecting their first child, a baby boy, this spring.
“It’s still this process for me of believing it and accepting that something this beautiful could happen for me,” she told People. “It’s been a very emotional experience,” she said. “It’s very weird finding out — I was like, I can’t believe it!”
Suvari secretly wed Hope in 2018 after two years of dating. They decided at the top of 2020 to actively try for a baby.
“I’m 41 and there’s this air of, like, I’ve got one foot in the grave and good luck,” she said to People. “I was recording my temperature every morning and peeing on these ovulation sticks. You expect that it’ll happen and it didn’t. I got to this place where I felt overwhelmed and stressed out.”
“I was like, ‘I can’t do this anymore,’” she continued. “I’m so tired of stressing over this. I was trying to feel like if it’s meant, it’s meant. I was being really open like the Aquarian that I am — if this is my path or not.”
Fortunately by late July, Suvari began to notice changes in her body, took a pregnancy test “and there it was. It was a huge surprise, an absolute miracle!”
“It was something that we’ve always wanted, but a couple months before, I had stopped calculating,” she added. “I pulled back and let go, which apparently they say that that’s when it happens.”
She’s now halfway through her second trimester and is due in the spring of 2021.
“I’m still falling into that place and just feeling so honored that he came to us,” she said. “It’s all I ever wanted for years. Even before I met my husband, I always wanted a little boy and it just feels so beautiful and special.”
Suvari was previously married to Simone Sestito from 2010 to 2012 and Robert Brinkmann from 2000 to 2005.
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