Olivia Wilde, who is extremely pregnant with her second child, took to Twitter today to do a little politicking—and to casually announce the sex of her soon-to-be newborn. The actress, who is engaged to fellow actor Jason Sudeikis, announced her pregnancy way back in mid-April, right when the rest of Hollywood was also experiencing a second-baby wave (must have been something in the Smartwater).
The child she’s bringing into the world at pretty much any moment now is almost guaranteed to be something of a crusader: After seeing the baby bump a few times throughout the summer, we got another glimpse when Wilde posted a bump picture to Instagram as part of a social-media effort to encourage Congress to sponsor the Reach Act, which would help ensure women get the resources they need for healthy pregnancies. And then there’s her recent tweet directed to those people who won’t give up their seat on subways for pregnant ladies. Rude!
But it wasn’t until today that she finally gave us the news we’ve been hoping for, in a political tweet aimed right at GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump:
The very-soon-to-be-born infant will join brother and feminist-in-training Otis, who’s 2 and predictably adorable. But it doesn’t seem so long ago that Olivia wrote for Glamour about her thoughts on turning 30 and her approach to raising kids: “I love kids with a passion I usually reserve for hot cheese, miniature chairs, and Prince concerts, but I feel no stress to reproduce simply because of a fear of withering eggs,” she told us. “Wait for the right partner, and make sure you’re where you want to be in life before picking neighborhoods based on school districts. This is not to suggest you should live irresponsibly for the next 10 years, then expect to get knocked up when your chosen dude finally sneezes inside you. But you’ll never find the right baby-maker or enjoy baby-making if you’re doing it out of anxiety. Relax, be good to your body, and when the time is right, get busy.”
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