Blanchett is elated to have adopted baby daughter Edith

Cate Blanchett at the 87th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles   Ian West/PA
Cate Blanchett at the 87th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles Ian West/PA

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CATE BLANCHETT has spoken for the first time about her newly adopted daughter, Edith Vivian Patricia Upton.

The Cinderella star, 45, and her husband of 17 years, Andrew Upton, are already parents to sons Dashiell, 13, Roman, 10, and Ignatius, six. But earlier this month, she confirmed she had adopted a newborn baby girl.

Now Cate has told Sky News in Australia about being mum to a daughter: “Fourth time around, it’s extraordinary.

“We’re besotted.”

Asked about her decision to adopt, she said: “There’s a lot of children out there who don’t have the good fortune that our biological children do, so it’s wonderful.

“It’s wonderful to welcome a little girl into our fold.”

RYAN GOSLING has joked he may have taken the easy way out when it came to his directorial debut - because he got to work with friends.

The Notebook star made his debut as a director with dark drama Lost River, which stars his girlfriend EVA MENDES as well as his Drive co-star CHRISTINA HENDRICKS.

“She (Eva) helped like all of the actors. I didn’t really direct them,” he told E! News. “I picked them because they would kind of direct me.

“I trusted them. I’d worked with all of them before. I admire them, I loved them.

“I just knew that they would take their characters and take ownership of them.”

KIAN EGAN said after he won I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! at the end of 2013 that his next mission was to “pop a bun in the oven” by the end of 2014.

So the 34-year-old singer and his ex-Hollyoaks actress wife JODI ALBERT, 31 - who have a three-year-old son Koa - told OK! magazine they were delighted when they found out in August they were expecting their second child.

Former Westlife star Kian said: “We’re so lucky we managed to get pregnant so easily again... Boom! First go!”

Jodi admitted her second pregnancy had been much easier. She said: “The bond was so much quicker this second time. Almost immediate. I didn’t realise how much I wanted another child until I found out I was pregnant again.”