Carey Mulligan at the Far From The Madding Crowd premier

As far back as April 15th – when she hit the red carpet for the London premier of Far From the Madding Crowd – Carey Mulligan was gleefully cupping what already looked like the first signs of a pregnant tummy. And despite refusing to confirm her up-the-duff status (the Great Gatsby actress has always been tight-lipped about her personal life) there’s now no denying she is indeed pregnant with child.

On Sunday night at the 2015 Tony Awards in NYC, she walked the red carpet in a strapless Balenciaga gown that was much roomier than her usual attire. Still, it couldn’t quite conceal her growing tummy (sources have said she is already halfway through her pregnancy.) Prior to the Tonys, Mulligan held her bump in another stylish look (Balenciaga again) at the Drama Desk Awards on 31st May.

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And at the 2015 Met Gala last month, she looked nothing short of regal in a black trapeze gown, again by Balenciaga (are you spotting a theme here?) It’s clear now that these voluminous numbers were carefully chosen to accommodate a growing tum.

The talented actress and Oscar nominee, who lost out on the Best Actress Tony Award on Sunday night to fellow Brit star Helen Mirren, tied the knot with Marcus Mumford, the Mumford & Sons front man, in 2012. The couple were childhood pen pals - how romantic is it that they’re wed and now expecting a child?

Whilst he’s equally as private as her, pal Sienna Miller recently spilled more than a few beans on their domestic arrangement. She said, “They have chickens and a dog, and roasts and friends, jams by campfires. It’s sort of idyllic. Marcus can headline Glastonbury and Carey can be nominated for however many Oscars, and then they come back to their farm, and they’re in big woolly jumpers and funny hats, raising piglets. It’s an amazing balance they’ve managed to strike. I can’t wait for a little baby to come along.”

Sounds like Mumford/Mulligan Jr has a LOT to look forward to. We wish them all the best.