Mena Suvari is pregnant with her first child with two-year-old husband, Michael Hope.
The 41-year-old American Beauty actress announced People that she has a son and it has been a dream of her to become a mother for years.
“It’s everything I’ve ever wanted in years!” shared the blonde who made her name as a teen actress who worked on American Pie and Loser. She is almost halfway through her second trimester and the child is expected in the spring of 2021.
Pregnant: Mena Suvari is pregnant with her first child with two-year-old husband, Michael Hope. Seen in 2018
“It’s still this process for me to believe and accept that something so wonderful could happen to me,” she told the magazine.
‘It has been a very emotional experience. It’s really weird to find out – I thought, I can’t believe it! ‘
She also said that she and her husband had been trying to conceive for a long time.
‘I took my temperature every morning and peed on these ovulation sticks. You expect it to happen and it didn’t. I got to a place where I felt overwhelmed and stressed, ”she said.
And she was concerned about her age. ‘I’m 41 and there is an air of it, I’ve got one foot in the grave and good luck,’ she said.
Happy news: “It’s everything I’ve wanted for years!” shared the blonde who made her name as a teen actress who worked on American Pie and Loser. The child is due in the spring of 2021. Seen in 2017
‘I was like, I can’t do this anymore. I’m so tired of getting stressed about this. I was trying to feel if it’s meant, it’s meant, ”she adds. “I was really open as the Aquarius that I am – whether this is my path or not.”
When she returned to work in July, she said she felt different.
“At first I thought I was jet lagged because I’m very sensitive,” said Suvari. ‘At the end of July I had a few other symptoms and decided to have a test and there it was. It was a huge surprise, an absolute miracle! ‘
Shopping: Mena and her husband were last seen in Los Angeles in May this year
One of her last red carpets: Suvari can be seen here in October 2019 at the American Horror Story 100th Episode Celebration in Hollywood Forever
Suvari continued, “It was something we’ve always wanted, but I stopped calculating a few months earlier. I pulled back and let go, which they apparently say happens then. ‘
Mena had been thinking about motherhood for a long time and was worried about waiting: ‘Even when I was in my late thirties, people asked me questions. It caused you a lot of fear. It took a lot of work to really withdraw from that and really believe and trust in my own body and where I was, making my own journey with it. ‘
One of the doctors she visited asked if this was an old-fashioned pregnancy.
‘I was like,’ Well, why not? ‘ It doesn’t always have to be a different way, ”she noted. ‘Yes, it’s great that we have that, but I really want women to feel stronger in themselves. If you know your body and you feel healthy then I think it’s just a matter of time. That’s what happened to me. ‘
A top film: she is best known for her collaboration with Kevin Spacey on the 1999 film American Beauty by director Sam Mendes
Lots to take in: the siren was only 20 years old when she played the object of affection
And now she has to change her habits. The beauty, who craves Indian food, said, ‘I’ve had to learn how to manage my appetite and sleep habits differently and not force myself to ask for help – all these things are difficult for an independent woman! ‘
The couple had been dating for two years before ‘secretly’ marrying Hope in October 2018, her third marriage.
Hope has worked in the art department and as a propmaster in several films, and he met his future wife in the Hallmark movie I’ll Be Home For Christmas 2016.
Another hit: Mena was also in American Pie in 1999. She is seen on the far left with Shannon Elizabeth, Jason Biggs, Tara Reid and Alyson Hannigan
She had previously been married to cinematographer Robert Brinkmann, whom she met in the 2000 indie film Sugar and Space.
They were married from 2000 to 2005 and Suvari married her second husband, concert promoter Simone Sestito, from 2010 to 2011.
Suvari broke through in 1999 when she starred in the surprise R-rated comedy hit American Pie and Best Picture winner American Beauty.
She last starred as Nicole Brown Simpson in the indie film The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, which was released in January.
The actress has a number of films in post production, including Paradise Cove with Kristen Bauer van Stratten and Grace and Grit with Frances Fisher.