It’s officially been over a year since Covid was announced as a pandemic, sending the world into a lockdown which looked vastly different, depending on your relationship status.
Though it would be naive to think those who fall into the single category haven’t bent the rules to see potential partners or hook ups, those who are in relationships basically entered marriages with time spent entirely together, almost entirely inside. It’s no wonder then that we’re starting to see Covid babies emerge as a result, children both consummated and born during a seemingly never-ending pandemic.
After successfully hiding her pregnancy from the world for months, Emma Stone was spotted sporting a baby bump in January. Though there were rumours she’d given birth over the weekend, the news has now been confirmed by PEOPLE, who report the actress and her Saturday Night Live segment director husband, Dave McCary, have had a baby girl.
Stone and McCary, who met when she hosted SNL in 2016, got engaged in December 2019 and married early last year. In November 2018, while dating McCary, Stone opened up about starting a family, telling Elle her desire to have children evolved with age.
“My perspective about kids has changed as I’ve gotten older,” she said at the time. “I never babysat or anything. As a teenager, I was like, ‘I’m never getting married, I’m never having kids.’ And then I got older and I was like, ‘I really want to get married, I really want to have kids.’ “
“My twenties were a really interesting time, and there’s been a lot that has happened in these past 10 years, both positive and not as positive,” she added. “It’s weird how much turning 30 crystallizes your life. Instead of just living the dreams that I had in my youth and getting to do the job that I love to do and making friends and going through all of that, it’s like, now what do I actively want as an adult?”
Congratulations to the happy couple and their Covid child!