Elijah Wood Reveals He Welcomed Baby No. 2 in 2022

The 'Lord of the Rings' actor makes a surprise announcement as he lets it slip that he and partner Mette-Marie Kongsved have become parents for the second time.

AceShowbiz - Elijah Wood and his partner Mette-Marie Kongsved had their second baby last year. The 42-year-old actor has opened up that the loved-up couple quietly welcomed their second child in 2022.

"We've got a three-year-old son and a 14-month-old daughter, and she wakes us up pretty early. I like getting up early, I like starting the day," Elijah told the Wall Street Journal newspaper when asked about his average day.

The movie star - who is best known for playing Frodo Baggins in "The Lord of the Rings" film franchise - and his kids always eat breakfast together, with Elijah serving them "oatmeal with various spices, peanut butter and fruit - banana, apples, blackberries. I also really like overnight oats or muesli with yogurt, and I sometimes eat that with them."

The actor has been with Mette-Marie since 2018, and Elijah has confessed to loving the challenge of parenthood. He said, "You're constantly being challenged, in the best way." Elijah has made a concerted effort to keep his personal life out of the spotlight over recent years. The actor has even kept his Instagram account private, in a bid to protect his family from outside interest.

Speaking about his approach to social media, Elijah explained, "I wanted to be able to share photos that I didn't necessarily want to share with the world. An account that's public-facing would really change what I share. It's not like I'm sharing anything that I wouldn't want to go out, but I'm a relatively private person."

Meanwhile, Elijah previously revealed that he feels "protective" towards child stars. The Hollywood star rose to fame as a child actor, starring in a host of big-budget movies, and Elijah revealed that he's keen to protect child actors.

He explained, "If there were a situation where it felt like someone wasn't as together, or maybe was more in their infancy, maybe I would feel a sense of protectiveness, just from one human being to another."

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