Few people know that Rashida Jones is linked to a rock star, and even fewer know that she’s a new-ish mom. The Angie Tribeca star and Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig are parents to Isaiah Jones Koenig. But the couple did an excellent job at keeping the baby’s arrival a secret. Find out the lengths they went to in order to ensure that Rashida Jones’ baby wouldn’t be tabloid fodder.
Rashida And Ezra Secretly Welcomed Isaiah Jones Koenig In 2018
Jones and Koening surprised the world when, in September 2018, it was announced that they were the proud parents of a baby boy, Isaiah Jones Koenig. Although Jones made public appearances while pregnant, she never announced the birth. A report from Us magazine said that the couple had welcomed Isaiah into the world months before the media found out.
Another interesting fact is that it’s still unknown whether Jones and Koenig are married or domestic partners. They reportedly started dating in 2016, but neither has ever confirmed their relationship through a publicist. In a 2011 interview with E!, she reveals her thoughts on traditional unions. “[Marriage] doesn’t buy you anything,” said Jones. “It just buys you a really big sh-tty pageant of a wedding to make other people happy.”
“Things are changing so much,” she added. “Especially this country, we have kind of failed with marriage. We’re so protective of this really sacred but failed institution. There’s got to be a new model. I don’t know what it is, but maybe it’s like 10 years with a lease to buy or rent to own.”
Jones was previously in a long-term relationship with Mark Ronson. She’s also been linked to John Krasinski, Colin Jost, and Jon Favreau. Although she hasn’t said much about her relationship with Koenig, the couple hasn’t been shy about public appearances. They were first spotted together at a 2016 New York Knicks game. The following year, they were still a pair at the Sundance Film Festival.
Jones brilliantly managed to dodge questions about her pregnancy when she appeared at the Toronto Film Festival for Quincy. She also downplayed her baby bump at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party by wearing a loose, printed dress.
It seems that if the couple wanted to make a big deal of the news, they could have. But they obviously prefer to maintain a certain level of privacy, and the press obliges. We hope that Isaiah inherits his mom and dad’s talent so that we eventually get to see him. Until then, we respect Jones and Koenig’s decision to keep him away from the spotlight.