How did she keep it a secret for so long?!
Parks and Recreation alum Rashida Jones has reportedly welcomed her first child — but the birth was several months ago!
Rashida, 42, has been in a relationship with 34-year-old Vampire Weekend lead singer Ezra Koenig since 2016, although they’ve never confirmed being a couple.
All of this will be doubly surprising to fans of Rashida’s, since she’s repeatedly gone on the record about possibly never having kids. In a 2014 interview she admitted, “My life’s great! But it’s just this weird thing that’s been hammered into my head culturally: that’s the only way to succeed, that’s the only thing that counts for a woman.
I’m happy, but the fact that I’m not married and don’t have kids — it’s taken me a long time to get to a place where I actually am OK with that, where I actually don’t feel like I’m some sort of loser.”
In the past, Rashida has been romantically linked to her The Office co-star John Krasinski and director Jon Favreau, and she was once engaged to British musician Mark Ronson. While we don’t know much about her ongoing relationship with Ezra, don’t count on hearing wedding bells anytime in the near future:
“Marriage doesn’t really buy you anything,” Rashida said in a separate interview. “It doesn’t buy you anything. It just buys you a really big s**tty pageant of a wedding to make other people happy.”
“Things are changing so much,” Rashida continued. “Especially this country, we have kind of failed with marriage. We’re so protective of this really sacred but failed institution. There’s got to be a new model. I don’t know what it is, but maybe it’s like 10 years with a lease to buy or rent to own.”
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