Does Lady Chatterley have a baby?

December 3, 2022 (Last updated: December 29, 2022)
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Does Lady Chatterley have a baby? After the release of the Netflix movie Lady Chatterley’s Lover, we explore a key question.

Lady Chatterley has been causing all kinds of controversy since she first appeared in the novel by D. H. Lawrence.  The sensual novel raised a few eyebrows when it was released in 1928. However, the nature of the book meant that it never saw a full publication in the UK till 1960, and even then, it had to go to court to get permission to be published by Penguin Books, and then it got itself promptly banned in the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, and India.

The steamy sex and use of bad language were just too much for readers all over the world, so it was only a matter of time before they made a movie. Netflix has released its adaptation, and it has certainly grabbed a bit of attention.

The timeless story of an affair between a married woman from the upper echelons of society, and a lowly groundskeeper, has fascinated and shocked in equal measure, but this article just wants to clear up a major detail at the story’s ending, does Lady Chatterley have a baby?

Is Lady Chatterley’s Lover on Netflix?

Yes, Lady Chatterley’s Lover is available to watch with a subscription to Netflix

Who ends up with Lady Chatterley?

The affair that caused so much scandal deals with the relationship between Lady Chatterley, who has enjoyed a privileged and wealthy lifestyle thanks to her marriage to Sir Clifford Chatterley. and a groundsman, Oliver Mellors, that works on their estate. Lady Chatterley becomes involved in a very physical relationship with working-class Oliver, who awakens a desire within her that her injured husband cannot fulfill.

When news of the affair breaks, Lady Chatterley takes the bull by the horns and confronts her husband, telling him she wants to be with Oliver. He refuses to divorce her; the groundsman is fired, but ultimately Lady Chatterley and her lover Oliver are reunited.

Does Lady Chatterley have a baby?

At the end of the 2022 Netflix movie, Lady Chatterley must confront her husband when the news of her affair is leaked.

Thankfully, there is no Twitter for her to contend with, but it does appear that the townsfolk have also heard of the scandalous nature of their affair, so she has no choice but to own up and face the music.

Lady Chatterley realizes that she may be pregnant and announces that she is leaving with her sister to travel to Venice. While there, she tells her estranged husband that she will become impregnated there, giving him the heir that he is desperate for but unable to provide.

This seems to be a lie, as she does not want her husband to know that she is pregnant and the baby is Oliver’s.

As events conspire against the lovers, Oliver is fired by Clifford and moves to Scotland; Lady C ends up in Venice still longing for Oliver; Clifford refuses a divorce; Oliver manages to get the letter to Lady C, and she travels to Scotland to be with him. There is a scene with Lady Chatterley in Venice, and we can see she is definitely pregnant here, and it is implied that she will keep the baby and raise it with Oliver.

Does Lady Chatterley’s Lover have a happy ending on Netflix?

After all that the characters go through, there is a happy ending, at least for Lady Chatterley and Oliver. Despite being in a position of wealth and safety, Lady C realizes that her marriage is unhappy and seems to only be fulfilled when with Oliver. Although Clifford will not divorce her, she is reunited with Oliver in Scotland, who has a cottage and work and is free to frolic naked in the rain with him whenever she wants.

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