Sam Claflin and wife thrilled to be expecting first baby

Cradling his wife's baby bump, Sam Claflin looked excited to share the happy news of her pregnancy with Hunger Games fans this week. The actor, who stars as Finnick Odair in the series, was positively beaming with joy as the couple walked the red carpet at the London premiere of Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.

The news came as a complete surprise as Sam, 29, hadn't previously announced that his wife Laura Haddock was expecting. The couple looked more than a little pleased that they had managed to keep the secret to themselves for so long.


It's not surprising he looked so proud and protective. Radiant in a long gown that showed off her fuller figure, Inbetweeners actress Laura, 30, almost stole the show as she mingled with her husband's starry colleagues.

To celebrate the fourth and final in the franchise, Sam was joined by an A-list cast.

Leading lady Jennifer Lawrence, who plays feisty heroine Katniss, made quite an impression in a Dior Couture maxi dress that was slashed at the sides and held together by gold chains. Other stars at the glittering affair, which was marked with a fireworks display, including Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland and Liam Hemsworth.

Afterwards, Sam shared posts about the incredible night on Instagram, telling fans: "This isn't goodbye, it's a see you soon." The end of the franchise will give him time to focus on the new chapter in his life as a father.

He and Laura met in 2011 and married two years later in a private ceremony. The actor recently described their relationship, revealing that it was love at first sight.

He said: "My wife, Laura, is undoubtedly my best friend. We met at an audition for My Week with Marilyn and there was an instant spark."

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Sam went on: "We found out we had the same agent and then bumped into each other the next morning at [a London Underground] station.

"I didn't know anything about her other than that her name was Laura, she was very attractive and she seemed lovely. But I went home, woke my friend up at 7am and said, 'I just met the girl I want to marry. I love this girl like, I love her. She's perfect'."