Jessica Biel Opens up About "Secret COVID" Baby


| LAST UPDATE 06/18/2021

By Genevieve Scott
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Remember when Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake welcomed a second baby back in July? No? That's okay, it's actually with good reason. Here's what Biel just had to say about her famous family's "secret" pregnancy...

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The 39-year-old momma just sat down with Dax Shepard on his podcast, Armchair Expert, to talk about becoming a family of 4. And from the sounds of it? While the big news had certainly come as a shock to the rest of us, it appears it wasn't meant to go down the way that it had. But don't take our word for it...

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"It wasn't like it was supposed to be a secret," the actress assured of welcoming her second child, Phineas. As she put it, life simply got in the way. "It was just COVID happened, and then I went to Montana with my family and never left," Biel explained.

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In case you forgot, Biel and her beau left the internet (and us) scratching our heads after confirming their latest arrival back in January. "We're thrilled and couldn't be happier. Very grateful," her husband, Timberlake, had gushed on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. But now that the secret's finally out, how have the proud parents been adjusting to their newfound reality?

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Safe to say, welcoming a 2nd child to the clan threw the couple for a loop almost as much as it did us. "Someone said to me, 'Two is like having a thousand.' And that's exactly what it feels like," Biel joked to Armchair Expert. We feel ya, Jessica. Nonetheless, don't get it twisted: She couldn't be happier about her family's latest addition.

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In fact, as the actress put it, life's been nothing but "amazing" these days. And much like us, she's expecting big things from her little ones. "I look at these kids, and I'm like, 'Oh ****, they're probably going to be musical. What are we going to do?'" Biel joked. We guess we'll have to wait and see how that one plays out, won't we?

Until then, stay tuned...