Natalie Portman has given birth to a baby girl, Amalia Millepied!

While it was no secret that she was expecting a baby, her second with husband Benjamin, the clever actress used a well-timed statement to keep the birth a secret.

On February 25th, Natalie released a statement announcing that although she was nominated for Best Actress for her role in Jackie, she would not be attending the Oscars “due to [her] pregnancy,” saying, “I am unable to attend the Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards. I feel so lucky to be honored among my fellow nominees and wish them the most beautiful of weekends.”

However, Natalie was not pregnant at the time — according to E! News, she gave birth on February 22nd! The 35-year-old, no doubt, was actually spending much-deserved bonding time with her brand new daughter, five-year-old son Aleph, and her husband. Good thinking!

Welcome to the world, baby girl!

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