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'The Gilded Age's' Carrie Coon Married Tracy Letts in the Hospital - They Now Have 2 Children

Esther NJeri
Feb 01, 2022
06:50 A.M.
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While many ideal weddings happen in a church or on a beach, "Little Women" actor Tracy Letts' unique circumstances saw him marry his wife Carrie Coon in the hospital.

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"The Leftovers" actress Carry Coon and her husband Tracy Letts had been planning to say their vows at the courthouse, but the night before their big day, Letts came down with pains. 

He had to undergo an emergency gall bladder surgery which threatened to halt their wedding plans. However, not even surgery could stop the couple from getting married. 

Carrie Coon and Tracy Letts pose at The 2018 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards at Feinstein's/54 Below on May 10, 2018 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

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Letts says Coon looked for a hospital chaplain; mind you, he'd never performed a wedding before. He came to Letts' hospital room and performed the intimate ceremony. The 56-year-old actor recalls of the day:

"So it was a lovely, intimate, personal ceremony. We had a great time."

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THEIR RELATIONSHIP

The couple met while working at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, the same place where Letts debuted his 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning play "August: Osage County."

Soon after, they appeared together in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" And a year later, they tied the knot and have been strong ever since. Speaking to the Guardian, Coon says her marriage is a happy and healthy one. 

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While "The Post" admits she did not always handle her previous relationships with integrity, she quickly adds that she never wants to go back to that place.

BECOMING PARENTS

When "The Nest" actress and her "Lady Bird" actor husband are not winning awards for their works in Broadways' plays and movies, they are doting parents to two adorable kids. 

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They welcomed their first child, Haskell Letts, on March 13, 2018. Coon confirmed the news of her pregnancy on her Twitter that January with a simple caption that read

"It's true! 'Fargo's' Carrie Coon Is Pregnant, Expecting First Child."

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Reports say Haskell was born in Evanston Hospital, on the outskirts of Chicago. His name is a tribute to Letts' late grandfather, Charles Haskell Letts.

Their second son was born in the summer of 2021. The actress, who was pregnant while filming the historical drama film "The Gilded Age," says everyone was supportive of her pregnancy. She says no one batted an eye and everyone was on board.

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HIDING HER PREGNANCY

However, the "Gone Girl" actress counts herself lucky that she is not in an era when the pregnant actresses had to hide their bellies with laundry baskets, oversized purses, and wore baggy clothes. 

The "Widows" actress says the showrunners incorporated her pregnancy into her dressing codes, and throughout the film, she wore intricately corseted costumes.

The costume department, she says, did "such an amazing job of hiding it that a lot of people working in post-production didn't know I was pregnant." 

Given that they wrapped up production when she was eight months, it is evident that everything ran without hiccups. She applauded everyone who participated in making the filming a smooth journey. 

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