Cate Blanchett Adoption : Australian actress adopts baby girl with husband Andrew Upton

Cate Blanchett Adoption : Australian actress adopts baby girl with husband Andrew Upton

Cate Blanchett is a new mother at 45 after adopting a baby girl, according to a report.

The news came after Cate was seen arriving at her sons’ school to pick them up with the newborn strapped close to her chest.

“She’s really excited and clearly besotted,” a parent at the school reportedly told The Weekly.

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The new bub is believed to be named Vivienne.

Cate and her theatre director husband Andrew are reported to be deliriously happy with their new addition. The couple already have three children together – all boys.

Dashiell, 13, Roman, 10 and Ignatius, six were all conceived naturally but choosing the adoption route is becoming a more common and viable option in Australia.

This is thanks in no small part to Cate’s fellow antipodean actress Deborra-Lee Furness, who was this year nominated for Australian of The Year for her work campaigning for adoption rights in Australia.

Cate and Andrew recently announced they would be relocating from their Sydney home to base themselves in the United States once Andrew’s term as Artistic Director at the Sydney Theatre Company is up in 2015.

With Sydney still close to their hearts though, the move is not thought to be a permanent one as the couple plan to return.