At 46, the Oscar-winning actress is at an age when infertility is more often than not a barrier to a woman’s hopes for a baby. Knowing this, she was amazed to find that she was expecting. “This has been the biggest surprise of my life, to tell you the truth,” she tells CNN.
“I thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So it’s been a big surprise and the most wonderful.”
What’s also a surprise (for now): the baby’s gender. Despite reports that she’s expecting a boy, Halle says that they haven’t found out for sure.
The mom-to-be, who reports feeling “wonderful,” isn’t planning to slow down her schedule. In fact, she has just taken on a new project, joining with designer Michael Kors to participate in Watch Hunger Stop, a United Nations-sponsored effort to feed needy children worldwide.
She plans to join Kors traveling to nations such as Africa and Syria where meals will be delivered. “I hope we go when I’m pregnant, so I can talk about prenatal care,” she adds.
It’s inspiring of her to want to help other children while she’s nurturing new life herself. But we’re sure she’ll follow doctors’ orders when it comes to her health, too.
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