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Chloë Sevigny and her partner, Sinisa Mackovic, are expecting their first child this spring.

Chloë Sevigny Distressed that Coronavirus May Keep Partner Out of Delivery Room During Birth

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By Brenda Neugent

Chloë Sevigny, who made her movie debut in the 1995 independent film "Kids," and later earned Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations as Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Lana Tisdel in the provoking drama Boys Don't Cry" (1999), is nervous that her partner, Sinisa Mackovic, may not be allowed to join her in the delivery room when their first baby is born due to coronavirus concerns. "I hope all expecting families are finding some calm," 45-year-old Sevigny, wrote on Instagram Monday. "Today’s news in NY was very distressing for all."

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Sevigny became concerned that Mackovic, who has been director of Karma Art Gallery since 2011, might not be able to join her in experiencing the birth of their child on Monday, when New York Presbyterian hospitals announced that effective immediately expectant fathers and others would not be allowed to be present for the birth due to the coronavirus. "At this time, no visitors including birthing partners and support persons are permitted for obstetric patients," the hospital website says. "We understand that this will be difficult for our patients and their loved ones, but we believe that this is a necessary step to promote the safety of our new mothers and children."

Chloë Sevigny has always been recognized for her fashion choices.
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In January, TMZ estimated that Sevigny and Mackovic's baby would be born in late May or early June. It will be the first baby for each of them. In 1993, author Jay McInerney, who wrote the book "Bright Lights, Big City," which was later turned into a movie starring Michael J. Fox, helped propel Sevigny into "It Girl" status after he saw her walking around New York City and wrote a seven-page article about her for The New Yorker, calling her one of the "coolest girls in the world." Walter Cessna, who wrote for Paper at the time, agreed, and said, "She's definitely the girl of the moment."

Chloë Sevigny is expecting her first baby later this spring.
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Sevigny's partner of one year is the director of Karma Art Gallery in NYC, which is currently showing works including a playful neon structure from Alex Da Corte, "For a Dreamer of Houses," on loan from the Dallas Museum of Art. The Croatian-born gallery director is private, according to Page Six, which said that both Mackovic's Instagram and LinkedIn accounts were devoid of current photos. The tabloid The Sun spotted the two taking a stroll on a rainy day in New York City in early January.

Chloë Sevigny has never been afraid to take fashion risks, both on and off the red carpet.
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In 2008, Sevigny told The New York Times that the Victorian-era fashions from the 1975 movie "Picnic at Hanging Rock" served as inspiration for her unique look in an interview that occurred shortly after she landed the role of Nicolette Grant in the HBO series "Big Love," which focused on Mormon polygamists. Most recently, Sevigny starred as a small-town police officer faced with a zombie apocalypse in Jim Jarmusch's comedy horror film "The Dead Don't Die," which kicked off the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

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