The always-lovely Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton made a surprise announcement over the weekend.

The couple, who are parents to sons Dashiell, 13, Roman, 10, and Ignatius, 6, revealed they have expanded their brood, adopting a baby girl.

Upton said the couple were “thrilled” by the new addition, who they have named Edith Vivian Patricia Upton.

Blanchett was seen jetting into Sydney with baby Edith on Wednesday, with a fellow passenger posting this photo of the famous mum.

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One of the first to congratulate the Blanchett/Upton family was close friend and Adopt Change founder Deborah-Lee Furness.

“Congratulations to Cate, Andrew and the boys on the news of their baby daughter and sister Vivian. We wish them all the best and much love for their new life together,” Furness said on Friday.


Blanchett is currently promoting her latest film Cinderella and is excited that her children might be interested in her work.

“My children are completely in the stage where I’m an utter embarrassment,” the star laughed.

“I don’t force them on a Saturday night to sit home and watch mummy’s movies, wire coat-hanger in hand, but they’ll see this one for sure.”

We know you will join us in congratulating Cate, Andrew and their family at this very exciting time.

Have you adopted a child? SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES in the comments below. 

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  • Congratulations – it’s one way to be sure of getting the little girl you wanted.


  • Congrats to this couple !


  • I didn’t realise she had so many kids! Good on her and her partner for adopting little babies in need. I cant wait to see Cinderella!


  • Wow I didn’t realise she has 4 children, go cate. How does she still work as a actress? Cinderella was a lovely movie!

    • She is a woman with a ‘can do’ attitude. Watched her being interviewed and she is quite remarkable.


  • Congratulations! A little bit of pink amongst the blue


  • Congratulations Cate and Andrew!


  • Well done, hope your family is welcoming the new bubby with lots of kisses and hugs.


  • I love her name…. Maybe little Edith shouldn’t see Cinderella for a while … Cate is super Wicked as a step mother!!!!


  • Congratulations, any child is a blessing and to be fortunate enough to adopt a child is absolutely wonderful, I wish them all the best with their expanded family. What lucky big brothers.


  • A big congratulations to Cate, Andrew and the entire family; adopting a child would be one of the most wonderful experiences!.


  • a baby girl….congratulations to them all….


  • The comment “an utter embarrassment” made me laugh. Kids are all the same as they grow up! :)


  • Lovely news. Congratulations Cate!


  • that is a lovely decision that she has made. Congrats


  • Congratulations To you and your family Cate, what a joy.


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