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It's a girl! Keira Knightley and rockstar husband welcome their first child

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Published 27/05/2015 | 07:20

Actress Keira Knightley and her husband, musician James Righton
Actress Keira Knightley and her husband, musician James Righton

Actress Keira Knightley has reportedly given birth.

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The 30-year-old actress and her husband James Righton recently welcomed their first child into the world, sources have told E! News.

Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley

Little more is known about the new arrival, as the couple have yet to reveal the baby’s name, sex or date of birth.

During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in February, Keira admitted she was feeling somewhat nervous about the actual process of giving birth.

Actress Keira Knightley and her husband, musician James Righton, arrive at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London
Actress Keira Knightley and her husband, musician James Righton, arrive at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London

“Oh there’s a whole birthing plan. Sorry, but what is the plan apart from to get it out,” she said. “There isn’t an option to sort of keep it in. Is there? So I’m assuming my plan is to get it out. But apparently there’s more to the plan than that. I don’t know what that is. Still my plan is to get it out. It will come out.”

Keira married musician James in May 2013, after just over two years of dating.

The actress rose to prominence when she played soccer loving Juliette Paxton in 2002 flick Bend It Like Beckham. It opened doors for her and she has gone one to appear in hits including the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Pride & Prejudice and The Imitation Game.

While she's had an amazing career, she wouldn't want her children to follow in her footsteps.

Actress Keira Knightley and musician James Righton attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actress Keira Knightley and musician James Righton attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

"Oh, 100 per cent, I’d absolutely tell her not to," she told Britain’s Elle magazine when asked how she would react if her daughter wanted to become an actress.

"I would 150 million trillion per cent be totally discouraging. Teenage years should be done privately. You should be going out and getting unbelievably drunk, getting into ridiculous situations, making mistakes. That’s what that time of life is about and we should do that privately.

"Saying that, I don’t regret it – I wouldn’t do my life any differently, but having lived through it… There was a very long time when [interviewers] were all, 'Well you’re a sh*t actress and you’re anorexic and people hate you,' which, for a teenager, is a very strange thing."

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