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Baby joy for Keira as she welcomes first child

ACTRESS Keira Knightley has welcomed her first child with her husband James Righton.

The couple got married in an intimate ceremony in the south of France in May 2013 and just two years later they have added to their family.

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

Keria's pregnancy was announced in December and despite appearing on the red carpet on a number of occasions she remained tight-lipped about impending motherhood.

While many mums-to-be talk about different types of birth plans, Keira revealed her only plan was to get the baby out.


"There isn't an option to sort of keep it in, is there?" she quipped to Ellen DeGeneres recently.

"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," she added.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star has said on numerous occasions that she can't wait to have a drink once the baby arrives.

"When can I drink? Please?" she joked. "I just want a margarita. What other moms can relate to that?"

The 30-year-old has often been asked about her work-life balance and has said she believes she can have a family and work at the same time.

"I'm glad that the subject is coming up again," she told Vogue back in 2012.

"I remember doing interviews, and people would ask, as if it was a joke, 'So you mean you are a feminist?'

"As though feminism couldn't be discussed unless we were making fun of it. I don't want to deny my femininity," she added.

The 30-year-old rose to fame in the 2002 romantic comedy Bend it Like Beckham and has gone on to be nominated for two Academy Awards for her turns in Pride and Prejudice and The Imitation Game.

She has also starred in the huge Pirates of the Caribbean franchise as well as a number of period dramas such as Anna Karenina and The Duchess.

While she has had a very successful acting career and is the darling of the fashion world, she previously said that she does not want her children to follow in her footsteps.


"Oh, 100pc, 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," she continued.

"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."