If you have been meticulously planning a baby shower for Anne Hathaway(tasteful, musical-theater themed, gender neutral), some bad news: the radiantly pregnant Oscar-winning actress has already been showered. And no, not by Taylor Swift, previous baby-shower host to the stars or her gallant Les Misérables peer Hugh Jackman, although how fun would that be? The actress was reportedly showered this past Saturday in Los Angeles by her manager.
The news arrives via Us Weekly, which reports that the actress’s unborn was celebrated by family, friends, and Camila Alves, the Brazilian-American model married to Hathaway’s Interstellar co-star Matthew McConaughey. (Ancient baby-shower superstition stipulates that a shower attended by Camila Alves will bring your child a lifetime of good health and gorgeous, thick hair.)
A source inside the event has leaked vague details about the “casual backyard luncheon” like “there was a lot of chatter and laughter throughout the afternoon.” Another example: “[T]here was giggling and clapping because all of the ladies were having so much fun.” Which is wonderful, really. We hope it was a fantastic event and that everyone giggled, clapped, and whatever else it is that you do at a baby shower. But the most alluring details of the shower—the most alluring details of anyshower—are the gifts, and the loose-lipped shower mole revealed that gifts included “a rocking horse, baby blankets, a bassinet and clothes from Barneys and children’s boutique Trico Field.”
The present that is getting the most traction on the Internet, however, was Alves’s—because the model-designer did not wrap her gift in gender-neutral tones, but in pink, which suggests that the Oscar winner’s offspring will be female. And even more exciting than that, Alves affixed the gift with a tag adorned with the initial “G.” Now, Hathaway’s last name is, well, Hathaway. And the actress is married to Adam Shulman, so the initial isn’t representative of the baby’s last name. Which means that it could possibly be indicative of the first name of Hathaway and Shulman’s baby daughter—giving you, lucky reader, a lead in the Vegas celebrity-baby-naming odds. (Already, this office has placed foolishly steep bets around the following monikers: Grace, Georgina, Genovia, Gaia, Glinda, Gigi, and Gaston.)
Maybe “G” doesn’t represent the name of the baby at all, though—but the first letter of some hopeful Hollywood sentiment like “good luck” or “Golden Globe.” Or perhaps it is just the first letter of the store where Alves purchased her gift, and we are all precious minutes poorer in this lifetime thanks to the time spent trying to figure out this paparazzi-delivered puzzle and dialing our In Touch baby-naming bookie. In that case, the “G” on Alves’s gift (and the metaphorical tag on all celebrity news items) stands for “gotcha.” And we’ve all been gotten.