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Actress Keri Russell has given birth to her first child with co-star Matthew Rhys. A source close to the couple shared that the birth happened sometime about a week ago and they’ve since been photographed with the infant.
Keri and Matthew met on the set of their show The Americans, although for quite a while they tried to deny that they were romantically involved. They made their first public appearance in April 2014 but neither has ever spoken directly to the press about the relationship, although Keri has spoken about what it’s like working with him.
“What I enjoy is [Rhys] makes it so easy. You feel you’re in safe hands, and it’s enjoyable to work like that because you’re sort of like, let him do all the hard stuff.”
The new baby is Keri’s third child, as she has two children from a former marriage with Shane Deary. The baby is the first for Matthew.
Keri recently spoke out about how motherhood has changed her for the better.
“You instantly become less selfish. You can’t be the biggest person in the world anymore — they are. It really grounds you. I like working hard, but my life outside of my career is equally important to me. Maybe I’m not ambitious enough, but I’m just as interested in my friends and my relationship with my family.”
A source shared that “Keri and Matt both look overjoyed and are over the moon to be new parents. They are always snapping pictures of the baby, and family and friends have been sending gifts.”