UPDATE ~ Mira Sorvino and husband Christopher Backus became parents back in June. Holden Paul Terry arrived following a difficult pregnancy and a long labor and delivery. The baby boy was born on June 22 in L.A. and weighed in at 8 lbs., 12 oz. He is a little brother for 4-year-old sister Mattea, and 3-year-old brother Johnny.
Sorvino's pregnancy complications included placenta previa, which caused her to be hospitalized for weeks and then put on complete bed rest. "I developed a blood clot (DVT) due to all the inactivity and had to be anti-coagulated for months to prevent a pulmonary embolism," she said. "I spent another two-and-a-half weeks at the hospital, during which time, missing the children and my husband and knowing what the separation was doing to the kids became almost unbearable. Prior to this nine-week hospital stay, I had only ever spent one night away from Johnny and Mattea." Labor and delivery also were long. "The baby was very big and he came a couple of weeks early so it took longer than we thought," she said. "During the day we had some scary difficulties with the epidural as I achieved almost no progress with the labor and then at night the placenta created problems again. Although it was not blocking the baby's path as it had done for almost the entire pregnancy, it started causing me a substantial loss of blood. Just as we began begging for a C-section, the situation turned around and the end of the birth was very easy."
Mira met her husband when he waited on her at a restaurant called Sur Restaurant & Grill in West Hollywood. The couple tied the knot on June 11th, 2004 in a civil service in Santa Monica and then had their formal ceremony on the island of Capri in Italy to honour Mira's Italian heritage. She wore a Giorgio Armani gown.
Sorvino won an Oscar for best supporting actress in 1995 for her role in Mighty Aphrodite. She most recently starred in The Last Templar with her husband who has also who has also appeared on The O.C and Will & Grace.
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