Cue those screams — of joy — because Lily Rabe is pregnant! Yes, the actress best known for her incredible and memorable roles on #AmericanHorrorStory is expecting her first child. She has played many great parts — from sister satan to hippie swamp witch to yogi turned husband-killer, and now she will take on one of the most demanding yet rewarding roles ever — a new mum!
A beautiful (as always) and radiant #LilyRabe, debuted her baby bump alongside partner and fellow actor/theatre nerd Hamish Linklater, at the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors. Pictures of the happy couple first surfaced on Twitter.
Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater are both incredibly private people, so it is unknown how long the duo have been a couple. Their amazing chemistry was first put in the spotlight when Hamish made his Broadway debut alongside the late #AlanRickman and Rabe, in the play Seminar. The 40-year-old actor later explained:
"Lily and I match up really well together, and it’s always nice to be cast opposite her."
After more pictures of the two at various events kept popping up, the rumour mill was in full swing and now with this baby news — the rest is basically history. The couple have acted together a slew of times on stage and also actively support each other's on-screen projects. Just look at how cute they are!
Many fans were quick to express their love and support for the couple:
One American Horror Story fan account even shared an all-too-adorable side-by-side picture of Lily Rabe and Jill Clayburgh — acclaimed actress and Rabe's mother, who passed away in 2010 after of long battle of leukemia. Cue all the feels because this is too much to handle. The resemblance is uncanny!
Lily Rabe's mother pregnant with her // Pregnant Lily pic.twitter.com/Dwgqhr4Lhb
— AmericanHorrorStory (@fyeahahs) December 4, 2016
Of course, the pregnancy is amazing news, but now the question that die-hard and somewhat selfish fans now wonder — come on, you were thinking it too — is if this is a confirmation that Lily Rabe will be absent from Season 7 of American Horror Story.
After being completely absent from the series since Season 3 — only appearing in small special guest spots in Season 4 and 5 — Lily Rabe shocked fans when she appeared out of nowhere in the most recent installment, Roanoke and in a main role!
Aside from AHS this year, Lily Rabe also had leading roles in the horror, The Veil and the comedy/drama, Miss Stevens. As for upcoming projects, Lily Rabe is reportedly a part of the upcoming drama, Golden Exits which stars Emily Browning and AHS costar Chloë Sevigny. The film, directed by Alex Ross Perry, is set for a 2017 release date.