If recent reports are true, congratulations are in order for Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Shulman, who are about to be first-time parents!
The Academy Award-winner's first pregnancy seems to have been in production for a while. Since tying the knot with her man in 2012, the star has made no secret of the fact that she can't wait to be a mom—and based on her comments, we think there's some solid proof that she's going to be a pretty darn good one!
Case in point: Back in 2013, the actress told Vogue that a big family is on her mind, constantly. "Oh, my God. I want to be a mother, and I anticipate loving my children quite fiercely," she said. "I think about it all the time, though it's a silly thing to think about because the kind of mother I'll be depends on the kind of children I have. I can't wait to meet them."
Um, is it just us, or is that pretty insightful wisdom about motherhood coming from someone who's not yet a parent?!
Clearly, Hathaway has been thinking—a lot—about motherhood for quite some time. Early in her marriage, she told The Hollywood Reporter, "I'm thinking about [the paparazzi] because I really want to have a baby, and my husband and I are like, 'Where are we gonna live?'" So clearly the seed had already been planted (pun intended!).
The 33-year-old also admitted at a premiere for Rio 2 last year, "I've wanted to be a mother since I was 16, but I also just knew I wanted to have a career as well. So now I think that I'm getting to an age when I don't know exactly when that moment will be but I think I'm coming up on it."
Now that moment has seemingly arrived, and it may well be that Hathaway is just getting started. Consider what she said in an interview with The Telegraph previously: "I'll start with one healthy kid but I'd like to have a few naturally and adopt. I gotta get on it, you know? I'd like to have as many as I can afford, not just financially but in terms of time, because you want to make sure each one feels special."
Like Hathaway, I too always knew I wanted to be a mom, and I thought a lot about that time in my life well ahead of actually having kids. But no matter how much you plan, or contemplate motherhood, you cannot possibly know what kind of mom you will be, or what's truly in store for you, until you become one! Meanwhile, although sources say she is already in her second trimester, the reported mom-to-be has yet to confirm she is indeed expecting.
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.