You don't have to be a loyal reader of Us Weekly to know how the typical celebrity baby publicity extravaganza goes. You know, pregnancy announcement, lots of red carpet photos highlighting the bump, then the cover of People with parents staring adoringly at the newborn, followed by more coverage of how the famous mom took all the baby weight off in about eight days.
If all the above makes you cringe, than congratulations, Alexis Bledel is your new favorite actress. It turns out the Houston native and her husband Vincent Kartheiser—they met four years ago when she briefly played his character's love interest on Mad Men—had a baby boy, their first, in the fall of 2015. And they managed to keep it a secret until now. We're talking not a single Instagram post. No stork in the yard. Talk about having all the chill.
That's six full months of celebrity baby news that was kept out of the tabloids, especially impressive considering all the hype around Bledel returning as Rory for the much-anticipated Gilmore Girls movie this year. And it turns out that it was a Gilmore Girls co-star (Scott Peterson, who plays Luke) who accidentally dropped the news, mentioning in an interview with Glamour that the two were comparing parenting techniques. Now Bledel and Kartheiser's reps have confirmed their offspring to Us Weekly, which probably means the paparazzi are waiting outside their house for a coveted shot of the (name unknown!) baby boy.
Honestly, we would never have thought talk-y Rory Gilmore would be able to keep a secret like this. All hail Alexis, Houston's own anti-Kardashian, and her secret baby that we shall never speak of again.