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Baumbach is already a dad to son Rohmer with his ex-wife, actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, while this is Gerwig’s first child.
According to a 2013 New Yorker profile, the Oscar-nominated writer, actress and director and her director boyfriend — also previously nominated for an Oscar — first met when Baumbach cast Gerwig in his 2010 film Greenberg. They have since collaborated on a number of movie projects, including 2012’s Frances Ha and 2015’s Mistress America.
Though they have kept much of their relationship private over the years, Gerwig and Baumbach made rare red-carpet appearances together at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards and Academy Awards. Gerwig was nominated for her work on Lady Bird — which she wrote and directed — at both awards shows. While she left the Oscars empty-handed, Gerwig took home the Golden Globe for best original screenplay.
However, she failed to mention Baumbach in her acceptance speech, which she acknowledged during a subsequent appearance on The View. “I had an entire speech that I was going to give and I got up there and none of it came out,” she said. “I looked at Oprah and I was like, ‘It’s gone!’ I had a whole thing about him. He’s my favorite writer and my favorite first reader.”
Added Gerwig at the time: “I got offstage and then as I was coming back to the table, he was already looking at me and he said, ‘Please don’t feel bad, please don’t feel bad!'”
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