People: Apr. 24, 2006

MAYBE THEY CAN CALL IT AALAAN

They share an affinity for playing dark, offbeat characters in films and having an excess of vowels in their names. Now indie It couple MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL and PETER SARSGAARD will share parenting duties. Gyllenhaal, 28, whose most notorious role was as a secretary who liked spanking, and Sarsgaard, 35, who co-starred with Gyllenhaal's brother Jake in 2005's Jarhead, are engaged and are expecting a baby. The two have conducted a quiet courtship since they met four years ago. No public spats. No embarrassing photos in the tabloids. Still, we're sure the marriage will work out...

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