If you're wondering why Natalie Portman hasn't been acting in as many movies recently, we may have the answer you've been looking for.
Yes, she's appeared in installments of both the Star Wars franchise and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which means she could never work again and still collect royalty checks until she's 4 million years old.
And yes, with numerous critically acclaimed performances under her belt and an Oscar on her mantle, Portman's place as one of the most talented actresses of her generation is thoroughly cemented.
And yes, Portman is raising a son and stated on several occasions that she planned to focus on her family after giving birth.
Okay, so there are lots of reasons she hasn't been working much lately, but the most recent is that Portman is pregnant with her second child.
While she's cut back on her workload in recent years, Portman, who married ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied in 2012, is soon to star in the upcoming film Planetarium, and she took the film's Venice premiere as an opportunity to debut her burgeoning baby bump.
The bump is clearly in an early stage, but sources at the event say there's no doubt that Natalie is knocked up, and the 35-year-old actress reportedly rubbed her belly for photographers and fans while working the red carpet.
Check it out from another angle:
Yeah, it's barely there, but the fact that the pregnancy is being reported by mainstream press outlets and no denial has been issued from Portman's camp is a pretty clear indication that the rumors are true.
Of course, the news comes on the heels of reports that Portman and Millepied are headed for divorce.
While it's interesting that he didn't join her at the premiere, we'd say the fact that Natalie is carrying (what we assume to be) Benjamin's baby is a pretty good indication that all is well in their marriage.
Portman spoke about how she's been changed by motherhood during a recent interview, saying:
"It made me much calmer under stress because there’s that weird parent thing you develop, that when things get really bad, your voice gets calm and your blood pressure slows and you can make everything OK again."
She added that the experience has made her a better actress, as "things get bad and stressful easily on films," and she's realized "how maternal the role of director is."
While it's wonderful news, and our congrats go out to the happy couple, this does unfortunately mean we're probably in for another Portman drought at the box office.
Quit getting one of our favorite actresses pregnant, Millepied!
Keep your thousand legs to yourself, alright?!