Who Is the Father of Elisabeth Moss's Baby?

Actress Elisabeth Moss recently announced that she's expecting her first child. Moss, who’s been through some memorable fictional pregnancies during her prestige TV career on Mad Men and The Handmaid’s Tale, confirmed the news during a January appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

After Moss emerged with a visible bump, Kimmel asked, "Are you pregnant or just an incredibly committed method actor?” Moss responded: “A little bit of both.” Asked how she was feeling, Moss said “not bad,” and that the pregnancy has “been going really well.”

Later in the interview, Moss joked that she "can't wait" to start using her child as an excuse to get out of doing things, which is relatable. Here's a rundown of what else we know about her pregnancy, who the father of her baby is and more.

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Did Elisabeth Moss have a baby?

That's unclear. She was visibly pregnant as of January 2024, when she publicly announced that she was pregnant with her first child, but she has yet to confirm the child's birth.

The 41-year-old actress had previously spoken about her desire to start a family, but had also admitted to being unsure what that would look like for her.

“I do want to be a mother,” Moss told Marie Claire UK in 2018. “I like the idea of passing on what my mother passed on to me.” Moss is close with her mom, Linda, and even brought her as her date to the 2017 Golden Globes.

“[Motherhood] is not for everybody,” Moss continued, “and I didn’t know if it was going to be for me, but lately, I think it is. I have no idea how I want to do it though, or what the plan is.” She also explained that part of the reason she had a hard time imagining becoming a mom was that she had so little time for dating. “I'm very focused on my work, so it’s difficult to find the time to give yourself to somebody.”

Is Elisabeth Moss married now?

As of 2024, Elisabeth Moss is not married, nor is she publicly in a relationship.

Who did Elisabeth Moss have a baby with?

Elisabeth Moss hasn’t revealed who the father of her baby is. She is choosing to keep that personal information to herself, much like her Mad Men co-star January Jones, who gave birth to a son named Xander in 2011 and has never discussed the father’s identity.

When did Elisabeth Moss have a baby?

Moss hasn’t confirmed her due date, so it’s not clear whether she has already had her baby or not. However, she did confirm to Kimmel that the long-awaited sixth and final season of The Handmaid’s Tale will start filming in the summer of 2024, so it’s safe to assume her due date is well before then.

How long were Elisabeth Moss and Fred Armisen married?

Elizabeth Moss and Fred Armisen met in the fall of 2008 on the set of Saturday Night Live. At the time, Armisen had been a cast member for six years, while Elisabeth Moss was making an appearance in a skit for an episode hosted by her Mad Men co-star Jon Hamm. The couple had a whirlwind romance, and were engaged just four months later in January of 2009. They tied the knot in October 2009—but the marriage lasted less than a year.

"Looking back, I feel like I was really young, and at the time I didn’t think that I was that young," Moss told Vulture. "It was extremely traumatic and awful and horrible. At the same time, it turned out for the best. I'm glad that I'm not there. I'm glad that it didn't happen when I was 50. I'm glad I didn’t have kids. And I got that out of the way. Hopefully. That's probably not going to happen again."

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Why did Elisabeth Moss and Fred Armisen get divorced?

Moss filed for divorce from Armisen in September of 2010, citing “irreconcilable differences” in the California court documents. She listed the couple’s separation date as June 26, eight months after their wedding.

At the time, an anonymous source told People that “conflicting work schedules and long-distance relationship” had led to the split, but once Moss opened up about how “traumatic and awful and horrible” the marriage had been, that story fell apart.

Two years after the divorce, Moss gave a damning interview to Page Six (via CBS News) about Armisen. “One of the greatest things I heard someone say about him is, 'He's so great at doing impersonations. But the greatest impersonation he does is that of a normal person.’ To me, that sums it up.”

For his part, Armisen made no attempt to defend himself. “I think I was a terrible husband, I think I’m a terrible boyfriend,” he told Howard Stern (via Huffington Post), who asked him to respond to Moss’s comments. "I want it all ... fast," he explained. “I want to be married, I want to live together ... and then somewhere around a year or two years, I get freaked out. I freak out emotionally and then I actually feel like, 'Oh my God, who’s this stranger in my house?'"

Did Elisabeth Moss and Fred Armisen have kids?

Moss and Armisen were married for less than a year, and don't have any children together. During her interview with Jimmy Kimmel, she confirmed that this current pregnancy is her first.

Who is Elisabeth Moss dating now?

Moss hasn’t publicly disclosed whether she’s dating anyone at the moment. Since the rollercoaster of her marriage to Armisen, she’s "learned" not to discuss her personal life with the press. In 2019, she told Marie Claire“I learned you just don’t talk about it. Who really gives a sh-t whether or not I’m dating anyone? I hate to put that importance on it. I cringe a little.”

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