A new addition to the family will be arriving early 2019! The couple is already parents to a son, Lorenzo, who was born in March 2018.

The Sun published intimate details of Zoe’s due date, which falls on New Year’s Day, on Tuesday, confirming the rumors that have been circulating for months. The pregnancy was reportedly confirmed when she showed up at the doctor’s office on January 1st, two days ahead of her estimated delivery date.

The publication also claims that the babymoon will be spent in New York City, where Robert is filming the apocalyptic adaptation, The New World. According to the report, the couple’s surrogate is also living in the city and the newborn will be staying with her for the first few weeks of his life. 

The Surrogate’s Identity

The surrogate, who has chosen to remain anonymous, has reportedly given birth to a son, the future Robert Pattinson III. She is originally from Scotland and has three grown children. She also had a stillborn baby with Robert in 2006. In an interview, she said that she was approached by Robert’s publicist and felt “happy and blessed” that she could help. She added that she hoped her story could inspire other families who are struggling with infertility issues. 

The Expectant Parent’s Preparations

Zoe is reportedly taking time off from filming the next installment of the Twilight series to focus on her new family. She recently starred in the Woody Allen-directed romantic comedy, A Rainy Day in New York, and it was her first leading role since her son’s birth. The actress is also in the midst of shooting the upcoming James Bond film, No Time to Die, in which she will play the iconic role of Solitaire. She is also a muse for Victoria Beckham’s fashion line and has collaborated with the designer on multiple occasions.

The couple has already started preparing for the arrival of their second child, having reportedly purchased a nursery set of furniture for $30,000. They had previously announced their engagement in December 2017 and were reportedly married in a “beautiful, intimate ceremony” on November 27th, 2018 in Las Vegas. A witness to the ceremony, who chose to remain anonymous, said the couple “looked so happy” and added, “It was a beautiful moment to be a part of.”

The Surrogate’s Role

It is not yet known what role, if any, the surrogate will play in the Pattinson-Kravitz family. Another source shared with Sun that the parents-to-be had “discussed the possibility of [the surrogate] being involved in the child’s life but [they] haven’t come to any conclusion yet.” The paparazzi already caught a glimpse of the new addition when the surrogate and her son were out in public together, with the news outlet claiming that she wears a mask to hide her identity.

What Are the Parents Saying?

While the details of the couple’s wedding were kept private, fans and onlookers were given a peek into the ceremony when the guestlist was leaked. Among those present at the wedding were Kate Winslet and Liam Neeson, who reportedly gave the couple “wedding gifts” of $20,000 and $25,000 respectively. Winslet was also a bridesmaid in the wedding of the pair’s good friend, Emily Blunt.

The guests were also treated to a video message from Emily, who spoke about the upcoming addition to the family. “I’m so happy for you both,” she said. “[You] deserve every happiness and I hope that [your] new baby will be healthy and that you’ll enjoy parenting him or her.” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who were among the roughly 600 guests, also sent their congratulations via video message.

Meanwhile, the parents-to-be have been seen leaving their home in New York City, with Robert carrying his son in a baby backpack. In a video shared by TMZ, the actor can be seen walking down the street with the baguette, while wearing a maroon baseball cap and aviator sunglasses. Zoe is also wearing a baseball hat with a bird on it. They were later joined by several other family members, who were all seen carrying cases for their gear. It is not yet known if they will be splitting up their time between New York and Los Angeles or if they will be residing in the city full-time. 

The Reality of parenthood

The reality of parenting is vastly different from the fantasy. While it is exciting to become a parent, it is also a lot of work. In addition to taking care of your newborn, you have to deal with the everyday challenges of parenthood, such as potty training and getting him or her to sleep. Parents also have to create a routine for their children, which can be slightly chaotic during the first few months.

It is not yet known what sort of name the couple has chosen for their son or daughter. The Sun has also reported that the child will be raised as a Buddhist and that both parents are very spiritual people. They have reportedly been celebrating the arrival of the new baby by saying “namaste” to each other. 

Many parents find the transition to parenthood life-changing. “You always think you’re prepared for the responsibilities that come with parenthood, but you aren’t,” says Dr. Sandra Mark, author of Love, Parenting and Sex: A Doctor’s Advice to Newlyweds. “It’s not like driving a car—everything is different. You need to re-evaluate what you’re doing. You’re not equipped to parent this child. You have to learn how to be a parent.”