Kimberly Stewart gave birth to a baby girl on Sunday in LA! Yes, that other Kim, who is Rod Stewart‘s daughter and who used to be a notorious party girl the likes of Paris Hilton. Well, she tried to be, but didn’t quite succeed — but that’s a total blessing in disguise.
More importantly, you know who this little baby’s father is, right? Memory check — it’s Benicio del Toro! He confirmed that he was the baby-daddy back in April which led to a fair amount of slack-jaws, including ours. His spokespersons statement read, “Benicio is the father and very supportive. Although [he and Kimberly] are not a couple, they are looking forward to the arrival of the baby.” We’re still waiting to hear their new daughter’s name. Congratulations, baby-mamma and dad!
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Congratulations to the happy…couplers? Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro and model Alana Stewart are having a child, the pair confirmed to Life & Style, though they’re not a romantic unit. “Kimberly is pregnant. Benicio is the father and is very supportive,” said her rep. “Although they are not a couple, they are looking forward to the arrival of the baby.” It’s odd gossip rags weren’t paying close attention to whenever these two hooked up, considering how often they’ve been spotted with other celebs: Benicio has dated ladies like Valeria Golino, Claire Forlani and Catherine Keener, while Stewart spent time with men like Tommy Lee, Jason Mewes and King Of Leon Caleb Followill (Stewart was engaged to Laguna Beach‘s Talen Torriero in 2005).
If this news wasn’t odd enough, let’s not forget that Kimberly’s 66-year-old father Rod just had his eighth child earlier this year. Aw, what a lucky guy: how many men can say they got a kid and a grandkid in the very same year? This whole thing sounds like a potential rom-com treatment to us!
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She’s not previously known the meaning of having a “job” — having for the last few years been employed under the mantel of Rock Star Daughter (also see Peaches and Pixie Geldof, Jade Jagger and Leah Wood). But now Kimberly Stewart has declared her intention to be an actor, and bagged herself a role in a British period drama as well.
Kimberley is set to get all thespy on us in an episode of Poirot — a much-beloved British crime drama — as “Doris,” a possible suspect in the murder of two high-society types. It’s set to be broadcast later in the year — good luck Kimbo! It can’t be worse than the cheesy horror of Living With Kimberly Stewart, or her where-the-hell-is-it fashion range Pinky Starfish. Maybe, you know, an actual “career” might be in the offing? [Photo: Splash News Online]
Here at Scandalist, we’ve touched on the difficult existence of Rock Daughters. Born into fame, wealth and privilege without having done anything themselves to earn those perks, they embark upon half-assed careers, turn up at parties, date boys just like daddy and generally show us all that it’s not particularly helpful for your personal well-being to have an aging rock star as a father. We do feel for them, but mostly, they irritate the hell out of us, especially when they take their kit off on the cover of a magazine for no good reason at all.
Kimberly Stewart, Leah Wood and ARRGGGH Peaches flipping Geldof have now bared all on the front of British society mag Tatler because … well, we don’t actually know. Perhaps to demonstrate they have inherited some attention-seeking talent from their fathers Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Bob Geldof? Perhaps because they know without their famous DNA they’d never get within a hair’s breadth of a mag cover and are taking advantage of a lovely airbrushing opportunity? Whatevs. Admire the flashed flesh and then thank your lucky stars you don’t have to do this to feel validated.