Ethan Hawke Knocks Up Former Nanny!

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Back when Ethan Hawke was still married to Uma Thurman, amazing, sexy woman that she is, he made a special bond with their nanny. Yeah. Their nanny. The help. Good god. Anyway, after Ethan and Uma Thurman headed out to Splitsville, he took the nanny with him. Damn, harsh. Now, Ethan Hawke‘s former hired help, now girlfriend, is pregnant with his baby. From E! News:

Ethan Hawke has reason to believe his pregnant girlfriend Ryan Shawhughes will be a good mother—he’s seen her child-care skills in action.

The 37-year-old actor met Shawhughes, 28, when she worked as a nanny to his children during his marriage to Uma Thurman.

After Hawke and Thurman split, he took up with Shawhughes—and now the couple has a baby of their own on the way, his rep Mara Buxbaum confirms to E! News.

“They are thrilled,” Buxbaum said.

There was no word on a due date.

Hawke and Thurman parted ways in 2003 after five years of marriage. Their divorce was finalized in 2005.

The former couple has two children together—nine-year-old daughter Maya Ray and six-year-old son Levon Roan.

Though Hawke was allegedly carrying on an affair with Canadian model Jennifer Perzow during the final months of his marriage, he has repeatedly attributed his breakup with Thurman to other factors.

“The story of us breaking up over infidelity has been an annoying one,” he told Details magazine in a 2004 interview. “If our problems were that simple, we’d still be together. Uma and I were having troubles long before the press got ahold of us.”

The ex-twosome have since ironed out their difficulties on behalf of their kids, with both sides describing their present-day relationship as amicable.”

Uma Thurman obviously has more courtesy and mercy than many of us. If any of my husbands ever ran off with the nanny… well, I once read about this trick with poison ivy, underwear, and a plastic zip bag that I have to say, I’d definitely employ in their case. Oh well, Anni is trying to do her best to be diplomatic. Congrats for the new baby!

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#1 Willy on 07.12.08 at 12:56 pm

All men, and I would think stars especially, have a need to be “looked up to” by their partner and lover. In this day and age, when women often surpass men in their ability to earn income and create fame (at least in the Hollywood world), men can often feel inept, comparitively speaking. My belief is it is this precise reason that causes men like Ethan Hawke and Mutt Lange to leave their very prosperous and famous wives for someone who they can feel “large” next to.

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