The Orient woman who was pregnant with actor Owen Wilson’s baby delivered a boy in Hawaii Friday, according to Usmagazine.com.
Jade Duell, 28, became an internet sensation this week after news broke that she was pregnant with Mr. Wilson’s baby. It is the first child for both.
Ms. Duell, the daughter of Diana and Linton Duell, longtime owners of the Orient Country Store is a 2000 graduate of Greenport High School. She formerly worked as a police officer for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Around the world people were clamoring to know just who Ms. Duell is this week. According to Yahoo, searches on the name “jade duell” rose an astonishing 288,000 percent in just one day this week, after word of her pregnancy spread.
“The curious also sought details on ‘jade duell and owen wilson,’ ‘jade duell photos’ and the simple query, ‘who is jade duell,’ according to a story on Yahoo.com.
After graduating from Greenport, Ms. Duell attended the University of Maryland, where she received a BA in criminal justice in 2004, according to school records. A good student at Greenport, the Suffolk Times’ 2000 graduation section reveals a host of accolades she claimed, including the Greenport PTA Scholarship; EESCO Foundation Grant; Greenport Teachers’ Assocation Scholarship; Griswold-Terry-Glover Post No. 803 Scholarship; North Fork Lions Club Jonas Higbee Memorial Scholarship; Orient Fire Department Award; Oysterponds Parents’ Guild Memorial Fund Scholarship; Southold Town Kiwanis Club Scholarship.
In her Greenport High School yearbook from 2000, Jade Duell said, “The way you find out what life’s about is simply living to be strong, stay strong, let nobody crush you.”
In high school she played field hockey and softball and was a member of Interact, the student service organization. She was sorts and features editor for the school newspaper, “Quill,” and a member of the Spanish Club, chorus and a representative to Empire Girls State.
In a 2004 issue of The Suffolk Times, Greenport community columnist Joan Dinizio congratulated Ms. Duell on her new career with the Supreme Court: “Greenport High School (in general) and Orient (in particular) can now lay claim to a connection with the highest court in the land. Diana and Linton Duell must be so proud (I know brother Matt is) that their daughter, Jade, is now an officer of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Matt showed me some pictures Jade took while she was in training. I swear one gun she held was almost as big as she is.”
Ms. Duell, 28, left her job with the U.S. Supreme Court in 2006, a court spokesperson confirmed Friday. She has been dating the Academy Award nominated screenwriter and star of “Marley & Me” and “Wedding Crashers” for a little more than a year, according to Entertainment Weekly. The two live together in Mr. Wilson’s home in Hawaii, Yahoo reports.
Stories about Ms. Duell and Mr. Wilson, 42, have spread not just on celebrity sites this week, but also on maternity sites after details were revealed of the couples plans for a home birth.
But most of the Internet reports reveal very little about the North Fork native, who Yahoo dubbed “Owen Wilson’s mystery girlfriend.”
“It’s not often that the magical Web doesn’t reveal all,” wrote Yahoo reporter Claudine Zap. “In this case, we are coming up with few details on Duell’s life. We can tell you this: As far as we can see, the mystery mate hasn’t starred in any movies, walked a red carpet, or been on a fashion faux pas list.”
Vera Chinese, Julie Lane and Michael White contributed to this story.