Constance Wu, who played the lead star Rachel Chu in Crazy Rich Asians, is now officially a mom! The actress gave birth to a baby girl over the summer, as exclusively revealed by E! News.
The 38-year-old actress never publicly revealed that she was pregnant with musician boyfriend Ryan Kattner and has remained out of the public eye since before the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March.
So this news has come as surprise for her loyal fans – and it’s good surprise we all want to hear about as amidst the current troubles the world is experiencing
“They are doing great, and they’re so excited and happy,” said a source.
Back in February, Constance Wu was photographed walking the red carpet at the Queerties 2020 Awards Reception and, before that, at the 2020 Costume Designers Guild Awards in January.
Both her Instagram and Twitter accounts have been labeled “defunct”. Her last posts were in May 2020 and December 2019, respectively.
Constance Wu was previously nominated for a Golden Globe in January 2019 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical or Comedy for the blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians, which was shot in Singapore. Wu has broken a 44-year dry spell by becoming the first Asian-American woman to get such nomination.
Assigned from the mentioned film, Constance Wu is also best known for her starring role in the series Fresh Off the Boat, which ran for six seasons.
She also co-starred with Jennifer Lopez in the comedy-crime film Hustlers in 2019.
Her Texas-born boyfriend, meanwhile, is a musician, composer and screenwriter. Kattner is the frontman of rockband Man Man, and known to his fans by the stage name Honus Honus.
Though Wu has always kept a major part of her personal life private, she wasn’t able to escape from issues and controversies. She previously addressed a public backlash from Asian American men for dating interracially.
“They make this assumption that every single one of my boyfriends has been white based on the one boyfriend they saw on my social media, the one I was dating when I started my account,” she told The Hollywood Reporter in 2018. “But if this anger is so large and triggered by something kind of small and not necessarily verifiable, then it’s about a deeper issue, and I or other Asian women might be the unfortunate target of it.”
“The way I try to think about it is if somebody needs to target me as part of their longer journey to figure out how they feel about themselves and their place in the world, I think that’s fine,” she added. “Of course hateful things don’t feel good, but I understand.”