Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are expecting their second child, OTRC.com has confirmed.
Reports that the 38-year-old Oscar-winning actress is pregnant surfaced earlier this month. On Tuesday, the Spanish TV station TVE reported that Cruz was unable to attend the Goya Awards on February 17 because she was expecting. Her spokesperson confirmed to OTRC.com on Wednesday, February 13, that the actress is indeed pregnant.
Cruz and Bardem, 43, met while filming the Spanish movie "Jamon, Jamon" in 1992. They began dating more than five years ago and also starred together in Woody Allen's 2008 movie "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," which earned the actress an Oscar, and married in 2010. The actress gave birth to their first child, son Leo, in January 2011.
Cruz's sister, actress Monica Cruz, is also pregnant. She announced in early January that she is expecting her first child. Monica was open about using an anonymous sperm donor to conceive her child, which she wrote about in a blog for the Spanish newspaper El Pais.
The sisters appeared together in an ad for "Super Mario Bros." in August 2012. Penelope even dressed up like Mario for the video.