Winter is coming... And so is a little one for Game of Thrones star Carice van Houten, who is expecting her first child with Australian actor Guy Pearce. Congratulations, you two! But let's just hope this isn't another one of her "shadow babies!"
At least she has a good sense of humor about it! "Ok. I'm ready for your shadowbaby jokes," van Houten tweeted on Saturday, after confirming the news to People magazine, referring to her Game of Thrones' character's very memorable (and rather demonic...) childbirth scene in the second season of the HBO hit. The actress is set to return as the priestess Melisandre in the show's upcoming sixth season, and we're sure that her baby on the way is just as exciting as her character's quest for Westeros. (Just hopefully way less violent!)
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Van Houten and her Aussie beau, Guy Pearce, have never formally confirmed their highly-speculated romantic relationship until now. But the Memento actor seems just smitten with the HBO star. In a blog post Pearce wrote last year regarding his upcoming film Brimstone, in which he stars alongside his sweetheart, he called van Houten "very talented and beautiful." Aww! We love it when celebs find love on set!
So does this new little bundle of joy mean that wedding bells are in the future of van Houten and Pearce? Well, we can't see the future — only Melisandre can! But if there is some engagement bling on the way, let's just hope it doesn't turn into a red wedding, shall we?...