This Hollywood Couple Shy Away From The Limelight – But The Pair Have Spilled An Exciting Secret

With their preference for keeping their life private, screen stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton are one of Hollywood’s most secretive couples. But that doesn’t mean that the pair don’t let slip the occasional secret. And one of the two recently dropped a huge bombshell in the most public place possible.

From looking at the pair’s resumes, one wouldn’t think that actors Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton made an obvious match. For instance, the former became known through gritty and violent fair like Watchmen and The Walking Dead. Meanwhile, the latter gained fame as the sensitive artist Peyton Sawyer in One Tree Hill.

Despite the couple’s preferences for playing very different roles, the two have been together for nearly ten years. But this isn’t the most surprising fact about this unlikely pairing. Indeed, what makes them so fascinating is just how little they let their fans know about their personal life.

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By all accounts, the two met in 2009 through Morgan’s Supernatural screen buddy Jensen Ackles. Following his friend’s split from actress Mary Louise Parker, Ackles decided to play matchmaker. “I happened to be single and Jensen said, ‘I’ve got a girl you should meet,’” Morgan revealed to HuffPost Live in 2015.

After being persuaded to go on a particularly boozy blind date with Burton, Morgan discovered that the two had real chemistry. “Somehow I talked her into coming to see me in New Mexico,” the star continued. “And I ruined her life and now she’s stuck with me.”

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While the twosome may have hooked up in 2009, the pair weren’t spotted together in public until the following year. Moreover, the pair shocked fans just a few months later when they announced that they had welcomed a child into the world. And – typically – they kept details of the birth to an absolute minimum.

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Although fans now know that Augustus Morgan has his birthday in March, Burton initially refused to divulge her son’s name or birth date. “I want to protect them like a mama wolf should,” the One Tree Hill star told the Associated Press at the time. However, she confirmed that her family was “really happy.”

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Though the pair may both be tight-lipped about their family life, nonetheless, every couple has its weak link. And in this case, Morgan has proved to be quite the expert when it comes to divulging secrets. For instance, the actor keeps calling Burton “his wife” in interviews suggesting the two have actually tied the knot.

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It’s not just his personal life that Morgan has a problem keeping quiet about. In fact, the star has a habit of spilling spoilers about his shows. During a 2017 interview with IMDb for The Walking Dead’s seventh season, the actor was asked who his character Negan would kill. “No one sitting here,” he said indicating his exasperated co-stars.

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However, Morgan’s biggest bombshell drop was still to come. In 2017, he and Burton confirmed that they were expecting child number two. As usual, the couple decided on a strict policy of silence regarding the latest addition to the family. But Morgan would break that pact in September with a very public slip of the tongue.

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Onstage at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, New Jersey, Morgan was talking about his former show, Supernatural, which he appeared in for two years from 2005. However, one of the audience members asked a question regarding his son. And – in a slightly out-of-character fashion – Morgan was all too happy to reply.

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As Morgan shared with the crowd his favorite parts about being a father, the TV star changed the subject to that of his expected second child. “That was exactly the same reaction my wife had,” Morgan quipped about the audience’s thunderous applause. “Just as loud.”

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But caught up in a rush of excitement, Morgan let his guard down a little too much. And while he tried to keep some secrets about baby number two, the actor forgot about one little detail: pronouns. In doing so, he unwittingly let slip the gender of the soon-to-be-born baby.

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“I think that she’s just going to come out and torture me,” the star uttered. However, it didn’t take too long for Morgan to cotton on to his mistake. Stopping mid-sentence, the actor whimpered, “Did I just…” before he let the microphone fall from his hand in realization of what he’d just done.

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Clasping his face in embarrassment, the expectant father sheepishly faced the now screaming crowd. “My wife is going to be so happy,” groaned Morgan. “S**t, I can’t believe I did that. That’s so like me to f**k stuff up. This morning I was like, ‘Don’t worry, baby. I’m not that dumb.’”

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Hilariously, one fan took a snap of the star at the exact second he caught on to his error. And Morgan wasn’t too proud to share the image with his followers on Instagram. “Whoever took this picture??” the actor wrote in the caption. “Caught a moment… Thank you. We shall cherish [it].”

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Furthermore, the loose-lipped star went on to detail how he gave his partner the bad news which – surprisingly – Burton took well. “I texted [her] right after I spilled the little girl beans,” Morgan continued. “As usual… she was a rock star. After all these years, she’s come to expect me to be a dope.”

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Nonetheless, Burton didn’t take her husband’s baby girl spoiler too much to heart. And in the following month she herself joked about Morgan’s inability to keep a secret. “We were trying to keep it, you know, under the radar,” the actress chuckled on New York’s 94.3/97.3 The Wolf in October. “He’s so excited… I’m excited too.”

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Naturally, the pair weren’t quite so secretive when their little girl finally came into the world. On March 1, 2017, Morgan tweeted that his second child – George Virginia – had just been born. “Baby gal Morgan is spectacular,” the proud father exclaimed. However, the private parent pointed out that the new arrival would be “laying low a bit longer.”

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Just a few days later, Burton shared a heartfelt post on Instagram detailing how tough their road to parenthood was. Moreover, the mother also revealed why she chose to keep her pregnancy a secret, saying, “I didn’t want to celebrate for fear of jinxing it.” Thankfully, fortune favored this family, and we hope to see much more of them in the near future.

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