Jessica Biel says life is 'changing diapers, doing nap time' after welcoming 'a secret COVID baby'

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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are notoriously private about their family life.

The 39-year-old actress, who quietly gave birth to her second child last year, opened up about her ‘secret COVID baby’ during an appearance on Dax Shepherd’s Armchair Expert podcast.

Dailymail.com broke the story in July of 2020 that Biel and Timberlake became parents for the second time and welcomed a new baby boy together, Phineas.   

Mom of two: Jessica Biel, who quietly gave birth to her second child last year, opened up about her 'secret COVID baby' during an appearance on Dax Shepherd's Armchair Expert podcast

Mom of two: Jessica Biel, who quietly gave birth to her second child last year, opened up about her ‘secret COVID baby’ during an appearance on Dax Shepherd’s Armchair Expert podcast

‘I’m spending a lot of time at home on Zooms in my apartment,’ Biel told Dax Shepherd. ‘Hanging with my baby, changing diapers, doing nap time.’ 

‘I had, like, a secret COVID baby,’ the actress continued. ‘It wasn’t like it was supposed to be a secret. It was just COVID happened, and then I went to Montana with my family and never left.’ 

As DailyMail.com previously reported, Biel and Timberlake were staying in Montana with her family when the 7th Heaven actress gave birth. Jessica and Justin are parents to six-year-old son Silas.

She explained during her podcast appearance that, since it was the height of the coronavirus pandemic, there was a real concern that her popstar husband wouldn’t be able to be by her side in the hospital. 

'I had, like, a secret COVID baby,' the actress told Dax. 'It wasn't like it was supposed to be a secret. It was just COVID happened, and then I went to Montana with my family and never left.'

‘I had, like, a secret COVID baby,’ the actress told Dax. ‘It wasn’t like it was supposed to be a secret. It was just COVID happened, and then I went to Montana with my family and never left.’

‘The hospital restrictions had just changed and there was a moment there that there was nobody allowed at all and I was really getting nervous about that situation,’ she recalled. ‘But yes, he was allowed. I think if I had to be there alone, that would have been horrible. I would have been really scared.’ 

Prior to DailyMail.com revealing the birth, the couple hadn’t gone public with the fact that Biel was pregnant. The star was able to keep her baby bump away from the cameras due to the pandemic.  

Biel was also strategic in her social media posts ensuring that no photos from the waist down were released after her birthday in March 2020, when she would have been around four months pregnant.  

Having a house full of boys hasn’t been easy on the star who revealed that going from parenting an only child to two was a major transition. 

'The hospital restrictions had just changed and there was a moment there that there was nobody allowed at all and I was really getting nervous about that situation,' Biel recalled on the podcast. 'But yes, he was allowed. I think if I had to be there alone, that would have been horrible. I would have been really scared.'

‘The hospital restrictions had just changed and there was a moment there that there was nobody allowed at all and I was really getting nervous about that situation,’ Biel recalled on the podcast. ‘But yes, he was allowed. I think if I had to be there alone, that would have been horrible. I would have been really scared.’

‘Someone said to me, “Two is like having a thousand.” And that’s exactly what it feels like,’ Jessica said. ‘The balance of everything is very different and super hard. But I agree. I mean, it’s amazing. It’s so interesting. It’s so funny. 

‘The conversations I’m having now with my six-year-old is so cool. Like, he’s a real person saying the funniest stuff and he’s so sensitive and tender. It’s just so interesting to see that part of it happen and the little one is just cute as h**l.’

Phineas isn’t even a year old yet but Biel is already thinking about his future and how to handle whether her two boys will want to follow in their parents’ footsteps. 

On the downlow: As DailyMail.com previously reported, Biel and Timberlake were staying in Montana with her family when the 7th Heaven actress gave birth. Jessica and Justin are parents to six-year-old son Silas

On the downlow: As DailyMail.com previously reported, Biel and Timberlake were staying in Montana with her family when the 7th Heaven actress gave birth. Jessica and Justin are parents to six-year-old son Silas

When asked if she would want Silas and Phineas to go into show business the The Sinner star admitted that her ‘knee-jerk reaction’ would be a resounding no. 

‘But then I look at these kids and I’m like, ‘Oh s**t, they’re probably going to be musical. What are we going to do? Like, not let them play the piano or not let them take a voice lesson if that’s their passion?,’ she mused.

Jessica went on to say that she wouldn’t ‘stifle’ her kids’ dreams if they wanted to play music or act.

She added, however: ‘I would so much rather them be an engineer or something.’ 

'Someone said to me, "Two is like having a thousand." And that's exactly what it feels like,' Jessica said. 'The balance of everything is very different and super hard. But I agree. I mean, it's amazing. It's so interesting. It's so funny.'

‘Someone said to me, “Two is like having a thousand.” And that’s exactly what it feels like,’ Jessica said. ‘The balance of everything is very different and super hard. But I agree. I mean, it’s amazing. It’s so interesting. It’s so funny.’

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