Elijah Wood, aka everyone's favorite hobbit and the savior of Middle Earth, is rumored to be expecting his first child with his partner, Mette-Marie Kongsved. The 38-year-old actor was spotted furniture shopping in LA last Monday, according to People. He even did what all new parents do and headed to a Best Buy store. While the star was the epitome of casual chic in a denim jacked and a button-down, Mette-Marie was wearing something far more noticeable - a sizable baby bump underneath a burnt-orange midi-dress.
Elijah Wood is more often than not extremely private about his personal life. In fact, he hasn't even confirmed that he and movie-producer Kongsved are dating, although the cat is out of the bag there. Not only was Kongsved incredibly pregnant, but she was also wearing a ring on her wedding finger. Wood has never spoke out about his romantic relationships in the past, often dodging questions from interviewers. In a Reddit Q&A, the Flipper star did admit that he loves the idea of marriage, but that's as far as it went.
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#ElijahWood, 38, and his partner #MetteMarieKongsved are expecting their first child!! . Elijah was photographed alongside Mette-Marie Kongsved in Los Angeles on Monday shopping for furniture before visiting a Best Buy store. . Their relationship goes back to at least January 2018, when Wood and Kongsved were spotted holding hands in Pasadena, California. . #cbk_ElijahWood #cbk_mettemariekongsved #cbk_expecting
Before finding love with Kongsved, Wood had a five-year relationship with Pamela Racine, a former model and drummer with gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello. The pair met while shooting Everything is Illuminated in 2005, going on to split in 2010. Wood then dated American actress Kerry Bishe before calling time on that romance. He was first linked to Kongsved in 2018 after they were spotted holding hands at a restaurant. They largely avoid the limelight, having only been photographed at one event together during the course of their relationship. Kongsved was previously married to director horror movie director, E. L. Katz.
There's no official word from either camp about a pregnancy or an engagement, but judging by these photos, we don't need confirmation. It won't be long before Wood becomes a daddy, starting a new chapter in his life that has very little to do with Hollywood, and a lot to do with dirty diapers, changing bags and burping. Watch this space for an official birth announcement - by the looks of it, it's just around the corner!