The new development is also a shock given that -- SPOILER ALERT! -- author Helen Fielding decided to kill off the Mark Darcy character
(Colin Firth) in the saga's third novel Bridget Jones's Diary: Mad About The Boy
. Last September, it was revealed that Bridget did in fact marry Mark and had two children with him, though she is now a widow bringing up their kids alone. The book takes place five years after Darcy's death, in which the now 51-year-old famously unlucky-in-love heroine finds herself back on the singles market.