Evangeline Lilly had a big secret to share at the Hollywood premiere of Ant-Man on Monday. The actress, 35, proudly debuted her baby bump as she posed on the red carpet, placing her hand over her blossoming tummy in confirmation that she is pregnant with her second child.
Evangeline looked radiant in a monochrome one-shouldered Halston Heritage gown that draped over her bump. She chose sparkling black-and-silver heels and a clutch in black, white and red to complete her look.
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Evangeline Lilly debuted her baby bump at the Ant-Man premiere on Monday
The new arrival will be the star's second child with her longterm partner Norman Kali, a production assistant she met on the set of Lost. The couple are already parents to a four-year-old son named Kahekili Kali.
News of Evangeline's pregnancy might come as a shock to fans; she was last photographed in December at the premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies without a hint of a baby bump. But in an interview that same month, the actress admitted she was eager to expand her family.
"What I wanted originally was six kids," she told Ocean Drive, adding that she loves being pregnant. "I'm one of the lucky women who just had a blissful pregnancy, but I wanted to adopt four. My partner and I have really been through the wringer in the adoption world and it's hard, so we'll see that happens. Life is magically beautiful, and it brings you what is perfect."
The actress is expecting her second child with partner Norman Kali
Evangeline, who was previously married to Murray Hone from 2003 until 2004, also revealed that she and partner Norman don't feel compelled to tie the knot.
"Every other 16-year-old girl wanted to look at bridal magazines; I could not have been more bored with the notion," she said. "I have an American son and an American partner, so marriage might logistically make sense at one point.
"My partner is a stay-at-home father, so if he wants to be on my health plan, or tax-wise, or maybe on paper we want to have out I's dotted and our T's crossed, but emotionally neither of us really feels the need for it.
"We love each other today, and we hope we'll love each other tomorrow. In my world, I don't believe in forever promises. I don't think it's realistic."