Claire Holt is going to be a mommy. The 30-year-old actress announced in October 2018 that she was pregnant with her first child with hubby Andrew Joblon. For those who don’t know who Claire Holt is, she is an actress who started her career in 2006 at the age of 18. Her first Hollywood gig was as the Emma Gilbert in the children’s show H2O: Just Add Water.
She did a few small projects after that, but it was her role as Rebekah Mikaelson that really got her noticed. It was in August 2011 that she was confirmed for the role as Rebekah on the hit CW show The Vampire Diaries. Fans were thrilled, and boy did she play the role perfectly. After her time on The Vampire Diaries had come to an end, she was re-cast for the same role on a spin-off show called The Originals.
She lasted 16 episodes before deciding to walk away from the show, so she could spend more time with her family. She did reappear though in the season finale of season one and then periodically throughout the other seasons until the show’s finale episode earlier this year. Keep scrolling to learn more about Claire Holt’s life and what she has been up to since The Originals ended in April 2018.
18 She Announced Her Pregnancy In October
Congrats to Claire Holt and her husband Andrew Joblon! According to usmagazine.com, The Originals star announced her amazing news in October 11 via her Instagram.
“My heart is bursting. I’m so happy to share with you that we are having a baby! It still doesn’t feel real. These past few months have been filled with excitement, anxiety, tears, joy, uncertainty but most of all gratitude. Thank you all so much for your love and support – I can’t wait to share this journey with you.”
When she was finished making her announcement to all her fans, she gave Us Weekly an exclusive: “Coming from such a big family, nothing makes me more excited than the thought of being a mother. I’m so grateful.”
17 She Was Surprised By Her Gender Reveal Party
This had to be the most surprising gender reveal ever.
Why? Well according to absnews.go.com, the doctor told Claire Holt and her husband at a 12-week scan that they were going to be having a girl. They went out and bought a bunch of stuff in preparation and then at the gender reveal they were surprised to see it was the opposite.
“Gender Reveal PSA: If you are absolutely positively certain you’re having a girl, perhaps don’t buy a lot of pink things and choose a name before you confirm,” Claire wrote alongside the video of the gender reveal.
Her husband had the same reaction and wrote on his Instagram: “When the doctor tells you at the 12-week scan it’s a girl and you plan on having a daughter... then you find out he guessed wrong!”
Let's just hope they kept the receipts to everything.
16 She Got Engaged Eight Months After Her Divorce
When Claire Holt announced in July that she was dating Andrew Joblon, fans were surprised. It was only three months earlier that she had divorced her first husband.
Well, the surprises didn’t stop there.
According to usmagazine.com, on December 3, 2017, The Originals star announced via Instagram that they were now engaged. She announced the exciting news to her fans by posting a picture of themselves kissing as she showed off her shiny new rock. She captioned the photo: “My heart is so full,” along with a heart emoji.
This came eight months after finalizing her divorce with her first husband.
15 Her Wedding To Andrew Joblon
A little over a year after her divorce from her first husband, Claire Holt remarried to her fiancé Andrew Joblon on Saturday, August 18, 2018.
According to usmagazine.com, Claire announced the joyous occasion by posting a photo of herself with her new husband to her Instagram. Above the new happy couple was a beautiful arch covered with pink roses. Claire stood next to her husband while wearing a strapless gown and her husband was quite dashing in a grey suit with white sneakers.
What makes the pic even cuter is that the happy couple made sure to include their fur baby Teddy in the picture and he looked just as happy as his parents.
14 Her Wedding To Her First Husband
When Claire Holt first got married, it was during a secret ceremony sometime around April 2016. It wasn’t until two months later though that she decided to share details about her special day with her new husband Matt Kaplan.
According to dailymail.co.uk, Claire opened up to TV Week and explained why they kept the glorious event secret: “I think there’s something really sacred about keeping that moment to yourselves. We chose to get married in front of our families.”
She might have not shared the details about the occasion, but on the day of her wedding she did share a picture of the new happily married couple to her Instagram. In the picture she was seen wearing a strapless dress while carrying a white floral bouquet, her hair was pulled back and she had a stunning veil on.
Claire - who hails from Brisbane - two months ago shared a shot to her Instagram page of her wedding day, as she and Matt Kiss. Wearing a white strapless and A-line dress, she stuns as she holds a white floral bouquet and wears her hair pulled back off her face with a veil. It was in July 2015 that she shared the news that the couple was engaged by sharing a shot to Instagram with a ring emoji and the caption “Yes!”
13 Her Ex-Husband Helped Her To Perfect Her Accent
So, fans of Claire Holt already know that she isn’t from the United States.
In fact, according to eonline.com, Claire is from Australia, and it is thanks to her boyfriend at the time, Matt Kaplan, that she was able to work on the way she talks and perfect her American accent. During an interview she was doing to promote her new NBC show Aquarius, she had this to say:
"My boyfriend—Matt Kaplan—is American, so any time I'm unsure of how to say something, I say, 'Hey how do you say this?' and he yells it out. I think it's always going to sound funny to him and not quite right, but hopefully the public who watch it won't be able to catch on!"
12 Her Hubby Filed For Divorce A Day After There 1-Year Anniversary
Sadly, when it came to Claire Holt’s first marriage, it did not go according to plan as she would have liked and only lasted a year before both parties called it quits.
According to usmagazine.com, her husband Matthew Kaplan filed for divorce the day after their one-year anniversary. What a way to celebrate right?
Court papers made their way into the public eye and it was learned that Matt wrote irreconcilable differences on the reason why and the date filed was exactly April 24, 2017. One-week later Claire filed her own set of papers, but this time the cited date was April 27, 2017.
11 Who Is Andrew Joblon?
Eight months after her divorce with her first husband, Matthew Kaplan, Claire Holt found herself engaged again. Question is though: Who is Andrew Joblon?
Well, according to liverampup.com, Andrew Joblon is a real estate executive at the Turnbridge Equities. That’s not all though. He is also the founder of the company that he established back in 2014. Before that though he was the Senior Vice President at Fisher Brothers.
Andrew graduated from George Washington University with a B.B.A in finance. He has a knack for social welfare and is even co-founder and member of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. He really is an amazing guy!
10 Why She Left The Originals
When Claire Holt decided to leave The Originals, fans were heartbroken and confused as to why she was leaving. Some to this day still don’t know why she decided to leave the show for a while. Well, keep reading to find the answer to that question.
According to eonline.com, the real reason Claire wanted to leave the show was for the simple fact she wanted to spend more time with her family. See, the show itself was filmed in New Orleans, making traveling back and forth a little difficult.
"This show has been so amazing for my career, and I've had such [amazing] material," she said. "It was just never my intention to be away from home this long.”
Holt could return, saying, "I am simply looking at this as a temporary absence."
9 Her First Film Debut
Remember the movie Messengers 2: The Scarecrow? Well, according to celbritywoods.com, that was Claire Holt’s debut movie.
The movie came out in 2009 and it stared not only Claire Holt, but also the one and only Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon in "The Walking Dead". The Messengers 2 was a prequal to the original movie The Messengers and was released as a direct-to-video on DVD and Blu-ray on July 21, 2009.
For those who haven’t seen the movie, it basically has ghostly little girls, scarecrows, a family struggles turned to wealth but at a cost, and lots of surprising twists. Basically, a typical horror movie.
8 Her First Television Role
Before Claire Holt made her movie debut, she made her television debut on the hit children’s show H20: Just Add Water, which aired in 2006.
According to celebritywoods.com, Claire stared in two of the three seasons for a total of 51 episodes. The creator originally planned on just doing two seasons of the show, but because it was so popular, it went on for a third.
The show stared three teenage girls named Rikki Chadwick, Emma Gilbert and Cleo Sertori who end up on a deserted island called Mako Island. Before being rescued they find themselves in a pool that lies under a dormant volcano, which they decide to bathe in while the full mood passes right over them.
After being rescued they try to return to their normal lives, but that all becomes a thing of a past when they realize that whenever they get wet, they become mermaids, along with power over the water. A lot more takes place, but not going to get all into. It is a cute show though and Claire made an amazing mermaid.
7 How To Survive A Shark
The movie 47 Meters Down came out in 2017 and, along with Mandy Moore, Claire Holt played one of the main roles of the movie.
The movie was about two sisters who decided to holiday out Mexico when they are invited to cage dive with sharks. Scared, but excited, they decide to do it. While down below in the cage though the cable snaps and the plummet deeper down to the ocean floor. Trapped, they try and find a way to escape with limited supplies, low air and great white sharks circling them.
According to toofab.com, both Mandy Moore and Claire Holt have a few tidbits of information when it comes to surviving a shark attack.
“I think you’re supposed to get as close to the bottom of the ocean as possible,” Mandy told TooFab. “To sort of camouflage yourself into the ground.”
Claire on the other hand told TooFab that the best thing to do is, “Pray. Say a prayer.” Mandy admitted they're "not professionals" by any means but is pretty sure "you're supposed to poke the shark in the eye if it gets close to you."
6 She Taught Dustin Lynch A Thing About Acting
When Dustin Lynch chose Claire Holt to be in his music video for his single, “Small Town Boy,” he was surprised when she wound up showing him a little something about being on camera.
According to theboot.com, Dustin told TheBoot, “She is an incredible [actress]. She did a great job. She taught me a lot of things about being on cameras. We had a great day. It was a one-day shoot out there -- beautiful day ... It’s all about being in the moment. It’s all about that moment, it’s all about that feeling, just being with that person you truly love and adore, and that’s why I fell in love with the song."
5 She Was In The Running To Be Supergirl
Back in 2014, fans were surprised when rumors started to spread that Claire Holt had her sights on the role of Kara Zor El in the CBS show Supergirl. It was only earlier that same year that she had choses to leave her role as Rebekah Michaelson on the show The Originals because she was missing her family and wanted to spend more time with them.
According to guardianlv.com, a lot of people thought Claire would be the perfect Supergirl. Not only did she naturally look the part, but she also had experience playing powerful roles. As we know already though, the creators of the show went with Melissa Benoist and she has been doing an excellent job with the part.
4 Her Favorite Scary Movie Is Silence Of The Lambs
Back in 2011, Claire Holt did an interview with MTV and when asked what her favorite scary movie was, she responded with, “The Silence of the Lambs.”
According to mtv.com, Claire had this to say, “My favorite scary movie would, without a doubt, be "The Silence of the Lambs." Anthony Hopkins' portrayal of the menacing Hannibal Lector is perhaps one of the most frightening and brilliant performances ever. The psychological element to this film is what makes it so much scarier than an average slasher film. I remember being so disturbed after watching it that I swore to myself I would never watch it at night again. I probably should have vowed not to watch it again at any time as it is just as scary in the daylight! A definite must see, even if it's only once.”
3 Her Fate As Rebekah In the Season Finale Of The Originals Explained
When the show The Originals ended, fans were overjoyed that Rebekah was finally going to get her happy ending with her one true love, Marcel Gerard. There was one little confusing part though that had fans confused. How was she going to live happily ever after as a human with no cure?
Well, according to digitalspy.com, the show’s creator Julie Plec explained in detail what exactly was going to happen to TVLine.
"It's because the cure is in Damon," she revealed. "Damon Salvatore needs to grow old and have babies and grand babies and great grand babies with Elena Gilbert-Salvatore. At the end of their long Notebook life, when they [pass away] side by side, when they're ready to go, he'll hand the cure over to Rebekah," Plec explained.
Normally, when someone takes the cure out of someone who was once a vampire, that person automatically passes away. Meaning, when Elena does, Damon will be ready to say goodbye and Rebekah can have the cure.
2 She Has Three Siblings
Fun fact for all those Claire Holt fans out there. Claire actually has three siblings. She has two sisters, Madeline and Rachael Holt, and then a brother named David Holt.
According to claireholt.wikia.com, While David and Rachael are both older than Claire, Madeline is the baby of the family. All four of them get a long very well and are super supportive of one another.
It is Claire and Madeline who look exactly alike. Both have blond hair and a lot of the same features, while David and Rachael have brown hair and look more alike than Claire and Madeline.
1 She Went through A Loss Earlier This Year
Losing a baby is a hard thing to go through and sadly, Claire Holt is one celebrity who experienced that earlier this year.
According to eonline.com, the young celebrity had a miscarriage in April 2018. She shared a photo of herself on Instagram to let her followers known what had happened. She captioned the photo: “I took this photo 10 days ago, as I waited for surgery after my sweet little baby lost its heartbeat. I sent it to my fiancé in the waiting room to show him that I was ok. I wasn't. I've never felt more broken in my life. I debated sharing this so soon and I'm still frightened about making such a private struggle public, but I'm doing it anyway because it's important."