A rep for Gyllenhaal has confirmed to Usmagazine.com that the couple's daughter, 5-year-old Ramona, will soon have a baby brother or sister to keep her company. A source said that the actress will "be laying low for a little bit now."
In a previous interview with the magazine, Gyllenhaal admitted it's not always easy to balance being an actress and being a mom. "I had been so focused on Ramona — and she's been everything to me — but I'm also an actress. It's not possible to do it perfectly," she said. "Being a mom is so present in my mind and my work. It's the most important thing about me, but next I'd like to play someone who's not a mother."
Life & Style reported that the couple told friends and family about the pregnancy over the Thanksgiving holiday. Gyllenhaal first had people wondering if she was expecting when she arrived at the Rome Film Festival sporting what appeared to be a baby bump in late October.
"Over Thanksgiving weekend, Maggie was telling friends that she's six months pregnant," a friend of the actress said. "Her bump is so big!" The friend added, "She's thrilled to be pregnant! She and Peter have wanted another child for a while. They're very happy that they'll have another baby in the house soon."
The couple, together since 2002, tied the knot in 2009 in Italy.
As for uncle Jake Gyllenhaal, the friend tells Life & Style that he's really excited to be an uncle again. "Jake is so happy that she's pregnant again because he loves kids. Maggie's said that he's the best uncle and has done a lot of sweet things for her first child."