After a long period of silence surrounding the birth of her first child, big screen star Carey Mulligan finally confirmed that she is the mother of a baby girl born “three weeks ago”.

30 year old Mulligan, who is married to rock star Marcus Mumford, appeared on the ‘Graham Norton Show’ at the weekend and confirmed that she had given birth to their daughter in September. The British actress never actually confirmed that she was pregnant, with the media speculating in April as she appeared in public in a series of loose-fitting tops hiding her baby bump.

A source told Us Weekly at the time: “They weren't planning on announcing, but she hasn't stopped working. Everybody around her is being very supportive. The show ends soon and they're going back to England after.”

Carey MulliganMulligan became a mother to a baby girl three weeks ago

However, when she appeared at the red carpet premiere of her new movie Suffragette on Thursday last week, her flat stomach showed that she had given birth. The revelation on Norton’s show is the first time she’s publicly acknowledged it, saying simply “it’s a girl”.

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Mulligan had also spent several months out of the spotlight, and was said to have missed her scheduled appearance at the Telluride Film Festival for the new movie’s world premiere at the start of September because she was due to give birth any day.

E! News later confirmed that Mulligan was enjoying her time as a new mother and wanted to keep her private life as shielded from the public gaze as possible. “Carey has given birth to a healthy and happy baby. She is just enjoying this time with her family and close friends,” a source close to the family said.

She and her Suffragette co-star Meryl Streep appeared on Norton’s BBC One show on Friday (October 9th), alongside Nicole Kidman and Nigella Lawson.

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