Jared Leto receiving his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor (2014)
“Incredible. Ellen, I love you. To my fellow nominees, I’m so proud to share this journey with you. I’m in awe and have so much respect for you all. To the Academy, thank you. In 1971, Bossier City, Louisiana, there was a teenage girl who was pregnant with her second child. She was a high school dropout and a single mom, but somehow she managed to make a better life for herself and her children. She encouraged her kids to be creative, to work hard and to do something special. That girl is my mother and she’s here tonight. And I just want to say, I love you, Mom. Thank you for teaching me to dream. To my brother, Shannon, the best big brother in the world, you’re a true artist. Thank you so much for sharing this insane and amazing adventure that is 30 Seconds to Mars, and for being my best friend. I love you. Thank you.
To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight in places like the Ukraine and Venezuela, I want to say we are here and as you struggle to… to make your dreams happen, to live the impossible… We’re thinking of you tonight. And this is, is incredibly special as well because there’s so many people that helped me get here. And I just want to say thank you to Focus Features, to Mick Sullivan, to Jim Toth, to Jason Weinberg, to Emma Ludbrook, to Kelly Adams, to the entire Dallas Buyers Club team. Matthew, I love. Jean-Marc. And this for the 36 million people who have lost the battle to AIDS and to those of you out there who have ever felt injustice because of who you are or who you love, tonight I stand here in front of the world with you and for you. Thank you so much and goodnight.”
Imagine Accidentally Getting Pregnant with Jared’s Child (Part 4)
Everything had changed after the premiere. Part of you regretted even going with him but the other part was glad it finally happened. So much had happened since going to the ultrasound with Constance.
Jared and you had a huge fight. It was hard with him being on tour for so long and you trying to find a way to finish school with cameras in your face every time you left the house. You both said things you didn’t mean, over the phone was no better than it would have been in person, the words still cut through both of you.
The first ‘I love you’, the night he walked in completely unexpected while you were trying to study for a Calc 2 exam and lifted you up in his arms telling you there was no one else he ever wanted and no one else he’d rather be doing this with.
You somehow managed to graduate from UCLA summa cum laude and had your entire family there, along with Jared’s. You all decided it was best for you to wait and look for a job until after you’d had the baby.
After your lease was up you quickly moved into Jared’s house, learning to live with a guy was harder than living with Marlene in very different ways. But the personal chef was definitely an added plus, especially when Jared was frantically researching what you should and shouldn’t be eating.
It’s a girl. Names hadn’t really become a topic yet, although they probably should.
Jared’s photo collection has continued to grow, week to week.
You wake up Christmas morning, yawning widely and leaning up, still half asleep, to kiss Jared’s cheek. His arms instinctively wrap tighter around you and you close your eyes again, grinning and the scent of food slips into your bedroom. Constance must already be up and cooking. “Baby,” you whisper, nudging your nose against Jared’s jaw, trying to wake him up.
He groaned and hugged you tighter in a half-ass attempt to make you go back to sleep.
“Your mom is already awake, I’m sure Shannon is too.” You laugh softly, reaching down to take his hand and place it on your pregnant belly, “Your daughter is awake already.” At almost 27 weeks, she was moving around quite a lot, which made Jared worry about you, you were always in some sort of pain but you didn’t mind.
Jared stayed quiet but began to run his thumb back and forth other your stomach groaning softly again, “I’m getting up, I’m getting up.” you kiss his cheek again, rubbing your nose against the beard he had started to let grow. He turned and pecked your lips, grinning against them, “I love you,” he mumbled.
“I love you, too. Merry Christmas.” you mumbled back, pecking his lips once more before sitting up and getting out of bed, you walked over, grabbing your brush and running it through your hair, watching in the mirror as Jared slowly got up out of bed and pulled on a shirt, brushing his fingers through his hair in any attempt to control it.
“Good morning, princess.” He smiled, walking over and leaning down to kiss your tummy, “Merry Christmas,” he mumbled against it before standing up again. “Come on, let’s go,” he smiles, taking your hand and leading you downstairs.
“Merry Christmas!” You hear Constance calling out as soon as the two of you get downstairs, she’s already putting plates full of food onto the table where Shannon is sitting drinking coffee.
“Hey,” he mumbles with a slight wave, he still looks half asleep. “Thanks, mom.” he adds, grinning at her as she sets a plate down in front of him.
“Sit down, sit down,” she demands, pulling out two of the chairs. You sit and Jared quickly hugs her before sitting in his own chair.
“How’s my niece?” Shannon asks after scooting some food onto his plate.
“She woke me up a few times but she’s good,” you grin, nodding and smiling down at your tummy.
“Babe, what do you want?” Jared asks, grabbing your plate from in front of you
“Um,” you look around at what’s on the table before answering, “A little of everything, well. more than a little.” Jared laughs softly and nods, beginning to serve the food onto your plate before setting it back in front of you.
“Mom, come sit down.” Shannon calls into the kitchen, Constance is still moving around doing something. She always had to make sure everything was perfect, it must have been where Jared got it from.
“I’m coming,” Constance mumbles as she finally walks in, taking a seat next to Shannon and getting a plate of food for herself. The four of you eat and finish, all helping to clean up before walking down to the basement where the tree is.
“I’m playing Santa,” Jared declares, walking over and grabbing a gift, handing it to his mom.
This goes on for about half an hour, before Shannon picks up a small wrapped gift and hands it to Jared. Jared unwraps it to reveal a black box that looks like it’s meant for a ring. He walks back over to the couch where you’re sitting and takes your hand, helping you stand up and pecking your lips with a wide grin on his face. “I know your legs hurt but just stand there for a minute,” He laughed softly before taking a deep breath and getting down onto one knee in front of you,
“oh my God,” you laugh, biting your lip as you feel yourself begin to tear up with he opens the box to reveal a diamond ring.
“I know we’re doing this all wrong, I think I said that to you the day that you told me you were pregnant. But I don’t care. I’ve fallen so madly in love with you these past months. You’re my princess, you’re my world and you make me so incredibly happy. Happier than anyone else ever has. I didn’t even know it was possible to be this happy until I met you. I know it’s going to be hard, but you and I can get through all of this. I mean look at us now. You’re the most beautiful and the smartest girl in the entire world. And we’re starting a family and I want you to know that I really am here to support you and our daughter. I love you, I love you to the moon and back and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you. This is just another step along the way, so please give me the honor of being your husband?” He grins up at you the entire time, standing immediately as you nod, wrapping his arms tightly around you, whispering in your ear, “I love you so much, princess.”
“I love you too,” you smile, wiping under your eyes as he takes the ring out and slides it onto your finger.
He helps you sit back down and sits next to you, holding you close to him.
This was the best Christmas you ever could have imagined.