Rooney Mara poses at the Berlinale pregnant: she is expecting her second child with Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix (49) y Rooney Mara (38) add a new chapter to their love story, because after several months of silence it is now known that they are expecting their second child. This was confirmed this weekend at the 74th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival, better known as the Berlinale, where the actress attended She was dressed in an elegant black dress that showed off her pregnant belly.

The performer appeared at the festival on the occasion of the presentation of The kitchen, the new film by Mexican Alonso Ruizpalacios. For the occasion she chose a beautiful black Givenchy dress, very floaty and with a strapless neckline. Nevertheless, What caught the most attention upon her arrival was not her style, but the silhouette of her belly. The protagonist of Carol is going through the final stretch of her pregnancy.

Actors have always been very careful with their private lives, so it is not surprising that these months ago they did not comment on the pregnancy. A little over three years ago they welcomed their first child. It was at the end of September, when they confirmed that the little one was named River, name that has great sentimental value for the artist.

The interpreter lost his brother, also actor River Phoenix, in 1993 due to an overdose. She was 23 years old and, at that time, she had participated in blockbusters such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Stand by Me or My Private Idaho. Joaquin was 19 years old.

The future parents began their love story in 2013, after meeting on the set of Spike Jonze's film Her. However, they did not make the romance official until the red carpet at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Two years later, they got engaged.

“She's the only woman I've ever looked up on the Internet,” Phoenix explained at the time. “We were just friends, the kind that send emails. I had never done that thing of looking for someone on the Internet,” he confessed. At first, he thought that his then friend “despised” him, but then they realized that they liked each other.

Years later, Mara spoke proudly of her motherhood: “I love it. I think it's the best thing in the world. I mean, it sounds so cliché when you talk about it, but things are cliché for a reason,” she said, grateful for the possibility of combining caring for her little one with her work: “I'm very lucky to have the option to be with him most of the time. “Most people don't have that option.”