Javier Bardem: "I Am Very Happy"

Javier Bardem spoke publicly for the first time since it was reported that he and Penelope Cruz were expecting. During a press conference in Rome for Eat Pray Love, the actor drops the official word, straight from the horse’s mouth:

“Yes, it’s true,” Bardem, 41, told reporters, according to Access Hollywood. “I am very happy.”

Bardem wouldn’t reveal whether their baby-to-be will be a boy or girl. And what about fatherly words of wisdom? “It is a little too soon for me to be giving advice,” he quipped. “I don’t know yet, but I will found out soon.”

I can think of two things here, really…1) he doesn’t really EVER have to address the media and talk about this if he and Penelope choose not to, so why the big deal about it taking “so long” for him to speak? 2) I would like to think he would be very happy…he’s at least going to say it publicly, right?

At any rate, it’s going to be great for them to have a child, it’s really the best thing in the world and you don’t truly understand until the day comes when you hold that little peanut. This also can’t be bad for Javier’s career, I would think.

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