Zooey Deschanel poses with a super-cute baby on the red carpet, but it's not her super-cute baby

Suzy Byrne
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment
Zooey Deschanel holds a baby (not hers!) at Baby2Baby and Huggies No Baby Unhugged donation event in L.A. on Sept. 25. (Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)

Zooey Deschanel may share stories about her kids, Elsie Otter and Charlie Wolf, but don’t expect to see her with them on the red carpet — even at a charity event.

The New Girl star gave back on Monday attending an event in L.A. for Baby2Baby, which provides low-income children with diapers, clothing, and other necessities. Deschanel, who accepted a donation of 2.5 million diapers from Huggies on behalf of the charity, posed with babies at the event — business as usual for a celeb at that type of thing. However, a photo of her holding an adorable baby boy quickly started circulating on the internet because it was misidentified as her son.

Zooey Deschanel with Baby2Baby’s Kelly Sawyer and Norah Weinstein at the event. Again, not her baby. (Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)

While the baby certainly is a cutie, he’s certainly not her cutie. “It’s 100% not” Charlie Wolf, who was born in May, her publicist tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “It was a baby who took part in the event.”

In fact, Deschanel has never shared photos of her children with husband Jacob Pechenik — or taken them on the red carpet.

While the TV star is keeping their images under wraps, she has certainly spoken about her brood, which also includes 2-year-old Elsie. She’s opened up about their wild middle names, revealing she picked animal names because — shocker — she loves animals. She’s chatted about the challenges of breastfeeding. She’s revealed how motherhood changed her.  She’s shared first words. She’s blasted those postbaby-bod photo shoots that are so popular.

When it comes to her family life, that’s what the public gets. We don’t get close-ups.

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