Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star Amber Tamblyn revealed Wednesday in Glamour that she and her husband, comedian David Cross are expecting a baby girl! As in, she is currently pregnant with one. This baby is going to be, without a doubt, one of the coolest babies ever. Hopefully she won't be born wearing cutoffs like Cross' Arrested Development character, "never-nude" Tobias Fünke.
Earlier this month, the 33-year-old actor and poet divulged an upsetting story about how she'd been the victim of physical abuse at the hands of an ex-boyfriend. That story went viral, and, as she explains in the piece she wrote for Glamour published Wednesday, she worried that her mom would find out about it, so she figured she'd better just tell her herself first. As it turned out, her mother had also gone through a similar experience (which makes sense, because so many women have). When Tamblyn's mom told Tamblyn's grandmother about it, the response was simply, "Boys will be boys."
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Tamblyn doesn't see that as an acceptable answer to the problem anymore (not that it ever even was). Her piece in Glamour, titled "The Frame That Holds the Big Picture: How Mothers and Daughters Can Change the Way We Talk About Being Women," discusses motherhood, womanhood, and a specific woman—Hillary Clinton (who also happens to be a mother). In it, she writes,
I’ve been thinking about motherhood a lot lately. What it means to be one, what it means to have one, what it means to know one, what it means to make decisions as one and have conversations as one. I am very lucky to be surrounded by strong mothers, from my own mom to some of my best friends—those who are raising young women to accept themselves and those who are raising young men to accept women.
Motherhood has been heavily on my mind because I am going to be a mother soon. I'm pregnant, with a daughter on the way. I think constantly about the world I am bringing her into. Will I get a phone call from my daughter someday, one she never wanted to make? Will I have to share with her my story, and the story of her great-grandmother’s words to her grandmother? Is it possible to protect her from inheriting this pain? How much do I have to do, as a daughter and a soon-to-be mother, to change not just the conversation about how women are seen, but the language with which conversations are spoken in?
The piece is really interesting, and you can check out the full thing on Glamour's site. And congratulations to Amber Tamblyn and David Cross! See how nice I was there, I didn't even mention that Cross is 20 years older than her oops, yes, I did. Still, love is love, right? And these two have been together a while now and are clearly making it work. Mazel tov.