Is Lily Rabe really pregnant in AHS season 10? New series has fans guessing

Amber Peake August 26, 2021
Is Lily Rabe really pregnant in AHS season 10? New series has fans guessing
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The first half of Season 10 of American Horror Story: Double feature premiered last night (Wednesday 25 August) as fans see the return of series regulars, including Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Lily Rabe. Following the new series, some viewers are now curious to know if Lily Rabe was really pregnant on the show after she was announced to have had a baby last year.

Is Lily Rabe really pregnant in AHS season 10?

In season 10 of the popular horror anthology series, Lily Rabe plays the role of Doris Gardner, a pregnant mother.

Following the actress’ casting within the latest season, some fans of the show have since wondered if Lily Rabe was pregnant during the filming for the show as she welcomed a baby with her partner Hamish Linklater last year.

Filming for American Horror Story: Double Feature is said to have started in October 2020. In August, Ryan Murphy, the show’s creator and executive producer, announced filming would commence in October in a post on Instagram.

He wrote: “Looks like American Horror Story Season 10 is go for an October (fitting) production launch. Thanks to everyone who is working hard to assure a safe start for the cast and crew. And yes this is a clue.”

At the same time, it was confirmed Lily Rabe had given birth in June, meaning she would not have been pregnant during the filming of the series later that year in October.

According to Gold Derby, Murphy is said to have originally planned to start filming in Spring 2020 but it was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. If production went ahead as planned, fans could have potentially seen Rabe pregnant during her role in the series.

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When did the actress announce her pregnancy?

Lily Rabe was seen to have kept her pregnancy away from the spotlight until August 2020, when she shared a sweet snap of her cradling a baby bump on Instagram.

In the post to her 713,000 followers, she wrote: “Looking back at a day in May. #wearamask #wearadamnmask#tbt.”

A couple of days later, a rep of the actress announced to People that Rabe and her longtime partner Hamish Linklater had welcomed their baby in June.

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How many children does Lily Rabe have?

Lily Rabe has two children with partner Hamish Linklater, although their names are not publically known as the actress has chosen to keep their identities private.

Rabe welcomed her first child, a daughter, in 2017. At the time, she shared a sweet snap of her embracing her newborn on International Women’s Day on Instagram.

She captioned the post: “Happy International Women’s Day. Today. Tomorrow. Every day. Girls are magic. #internationalwomensday#weshouldallbefeminists#thefutureisFEMALE.”

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Amber is a freelance writer on The Focus who mainly covers anything celeb, music, and entertainment related. Having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Journalism from Brunel University in 2020, she has spent the last two years reporting the latest celeb news and pop culture trends across leading and national publishers. Starting her career at as a showbiz reporter, Amber began contributing on The Focus in 2021. As well as her work on the site, she has also written across other GRV Media publications, including both Reality Titbit and HITC. When she's not scrolling endlessly on TikTok, you'll find Amber wrapped up in yet another DIY crafting project.