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Expecting a baby can be exciting and scary in equal measure. It’s natural to feel all kinds of emotions pre and postpartum. After all, you’re welcoming a baby into the world, which comes with all manner of changes you have to make to your life. And while we’re not about to announce that lockdown brought about some big baby boom around, it did bring a few publicized pregnancy announcements. Here are some of the most exciting pregnancy announcements made by our favorite stars in the last year!
Ashley Graham and Justin Ervin Make Two Big Announcements
The supermodel and film director’s romance began unusually. They reportedly met in a church elevator. Their romance moved fast, and they married a year later, in 2010. Fast forward to 2020, and the couple celebrated the birth of their first child, Isaac. In July 2021, Ashley used her Instagram account to announce her second pregnancy. However, it wasn’t until September of the same year that she told the world the couple was expecting twins.
The couple told their fans of their joy while holding their ultrasound scan image. Happily for all, twin boys Malachi and Roman were welcomed into the world in January 2022.
Emma Stone And Dave McCary Have Their First Child
The Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning actress and her comedian, writer, and director partner are famously private. They generally prefer to live their lives away from social media. However, they did use Instagram in December 2019 to announce their engagement after two years of dating. Emma reportedly gave birth in March 2021 to a beautiful baby girl. The low-key couple continues to protect their family’s privacy as much as possible.
However, TMZ obtained a copy of their daughter’s birth certificate. So now the world knows what we’re about to tell you; in honor of Emma’s grandmother, their daughter’s name is Louise Jean.
Danielle Fishel and Jensen Karp Share Their Happy News on Instagram
We first saw Danielle Fishel on our screens at the tender age of 10 in “Boy Meets World.” She married her second husband, comedian, writer, and podcast host Jensen Karp in 2018. The couple went on to welcome son Adler into their lives in 2019. So fast forward to Danielle’s 40th birthday, and there’s no better time than a milestone birthday to tell your fans your happy news, right? So that’s what Danielle did on Instagram.
She shared this beautiful image of herself, Jensen, and their unborn baby. Son Keaton Joseph was born in September 2021. And where did Danielle share her happy news? You guessed it!
Scarlett Johansson’s Second and Colin Jost’s First Baby Joy
After dating for three years, the Oscar-winning actress married the Saturday Night Live writer and comedian in 2020. Johansson has a daughter from a former marriage to journalist and businessman Romain Douriac. Johansson and Jost kept the news that they were expecting a child together secret for a long time, never publicly confirming the news. However, the rumors were undoubtedly there! Especially after the actress appeared on Zoom for several press engagements.
Their son Cosmo was born in August 2021, with Jost confirming the news on Instagram, posting: “Ok, ok, we had a baby. His name is Cosmo. We love him very much.#wegotawaywithitforalongtime.”
Elle King and Dan Tooker Looking Cool About Their News
Singer-songwriter Elle and her now fiance, tattoo artist Dan Tooker also used the celebrity social media platform of choice, Instagram, to announce their happy news. In the post, the country singer shared several photos of the couple, including sonogram images of their baby. However, the joyful news was bittersweet after Elle also shared she’d had two painful miscarriages in the past, describing them as “two very big losses.” However, we’re thrilled to report that this story has a happy ending.
On September 1, 2021, Lucky Levi Tooker was born at a healthy 8lb 1oz. As you’d imagine, the news was shared with fans. Elle shared: “We are all healthy and feeling so blessed!”
Hunger Games Star Jennifer Lawrence and Director Cooke Maroney Share First Baby Happiness
Jennifer Lawrence is a multi-award-winning star who was the highest-paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016. She apparently met Cooke Maroney through her best friend, Laura Simpson. The news of her dating the gallerist and art dealer broke in 2018, and the couple were engaged in 2019 and married later that same year. Skip forward to September 8, 2021, Lawrence announced the couple was expecting their first child together.
In February 2022, TMZ reported that the couple’s first baby had been born. However, the sex and name of the latest addition to the family tree have yet to be confirmed since then.
Life “Keeps Getting Better” For Christina Ricci and Mark Hampton
The Addams Family actress told her Instagram followers that “life keeps getting better” when she announced her pregnancy with a photo of an ultrasound scan. Christina’s partner and the baby’s father is celebrity hairdresser and makeup artist, Mark Hampton. The couple subsequently tied the knot in October 2021 in a no-frills wedding at a chapel in Van Nuys, California, with Christina announcing their marriage on the CBS show, The Talk.
Two months later, Cleopatra Ricci Hampton was born. The super proud father shared images of his baby girl on Instagram with the caption, “My heart has exploded….welcome to the world.”
Darren Criss and Mia Criss Share Their Happy News With Fans
The Glee star is a familiar face to fans of the hit show. However, his decade-plus-long relationship with his successful producer and director girlfriend moved to the next level when the couple said “I do” in 2019. The wedding was attended by family, friends, and some of the Glee cast. Fast forward to the pandemic and October 2021, and the couple used Instagram to announce they were expecting their first child.
They shared an image of themselves alongside a clip of the baby’s heartbeat and a sonogram photo captioned “Baby Von Criss.” In April 2022, Darren announced on Instagram the birth of their daughter Bluesy Belle Criss.
Lauren Lapkus and Mike Castle and Their “Rainbow Baby. ”
Best known for her big roles in hit shows Orange Is the New Black and The Big Bang Theory, Lauren Lapkus announced in May 2021 that she was expecting a “rainbow baby.” For those unfamiliar with the phrase, the term “rainbow baby” describes a child born after a stillbirth, miscarriage, infant loss, or neonatal loss. Despite the bittersweet announcement, fans were thrilled for the couple/
The couple took to Instagram to share the happy news that they expected a baby girl. They named their daughter Holly in July 2021, sharing a cute video captioned “welcome to this strange world.”
Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons Welcome Their Second Child
These well-known actors met on the set of the TV show Fargo in 2015, where they played a married couple. They started dating in 2016 and then went on to have their first child, a boy, in 2018. Fast forward to 2021, and the actress announced she was pregnant in March, and then in May, the Power of the Dog actress gave birth to the couple’s second son later that year.
In a New York Times profile in September 2021, the actress confirmed she’d secretly given birth to James Robert, saying, “he’s an angel, but he’s a hungry angel. And a heavy angel.”
Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi Add to the Royal Family
Granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and cousin to Princes Harry and William, Princess Beatrice is a familiar face, making regular appearances in the press. However, their couple’s relationship hit the spotlight in 2019 after property developer Edoardo proposed to Beatrice in Italy. The couple married in July 2020 in a small ceremony at the Royal Chapel at Windsor Castle in the UK. Fast forward to May 2021, and Buckingham Palace announced Beatrice’s pregnancy.
The Palace confirmed the birth of the couple’s first child, a daughter, in London on September 18, 2021. The following month, the couple shared their daughter’s name, Sienna Elizabeth - such a cute name!
Olivia Munn and John Mulaney's Baby Joy After Whirlwind Romance
The Predator and Iron Man 2 actress and comedian and former Saturday Night Live star had a whirlwind start to their romance. Mulaney split from his wife of six years, went to rehab, and announced in a TV interview in September 2021 that he and Olivia were expecting a baby together. The couple went on to have a cute son named Malcolm Hiệp Mulaney in November 2021, just before Thanksgiving.
Rumors swirl online as to whether or not the couple is still together, so we won’t speculate here except to say that the images of their son are super cute!
Stephanie Beatriz and Brad Hoss Welcome Their First Child
Here we see the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star pictured with her husband, actor, and cinematographer, Brad Hoss. The couple got engaged in 2017 and took to Instagram last year to announce they were expecting their first child together. However, in an interview with People magazine, the actress admitted she’d never seen children as part of her future. That’s until she met Hoss. Stephanie gave birth to their daughter Rosaline in August 2021.
Brad took to Instagram in true celebrity style, writing: 'My precious cargo. @nuna_usa We brought Rosaline (Roz-uh-line) home last week, and it’s been a wild & crazy & amazing adventure every step of the way.'
Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne Become Parents
American wrestling fans will be familiar with Ronda, known as Rowdy, to her fans. Similarly, martial arts and UFC fans will know her husband, Travis Browne. The couple, who have dated since 2015, tied the knot in 2017 in an oceanside ceremony in Hawaii, Browne’s home state. In April 2021, the couple told the world they were expecting a baby, announcing the pregnancy via a video on Rousey’s official YouTube channel.
Their daughter La’akea Makalapuaokalanipō Browne was born in September 2021. The couple posted several cute photos of their baby girl’s hand on Instagram to celebrate their exciting and happy news.
Tan France and Rob France Show Their Baby Sonogram To The World
Queer Eye fans will be super familiar with British-American fashion designer Tan France. Here he's pictured holding a beautiful and intimate sonogram image of his and his husband’s unborn child, which he shared on Instagram in April 2021. Tan has been married to illustrator and former pediatric nurse Rob France since 2007 after the couple met on a dating site. The couple welcomed their first child via surrogate on July 10, 2021.
Ismail France was born seven weeks early, spending three weeks in the NICU as a result. The dads shared a heartwarming image on Instagram of them holding their son on the day they took him home.
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Become Parents The Second Time Around
Instagram and Kardashian fans know that the youngest member of the TV dynasty family is rarely out of the public eye. Much of Kylie's life is played out on social media, whether it’s for her various business ventures or her personal life. So, here she's pictured with on/off partner Travis Scott. She and the rapper had their first child in 2018 when Stormi Webster was born. The couple separated a year later.
Reunited shortly after, they introduced their second child to the world via Instagram in February 2022. Initially named Wolf Webster, Jenner later announced they would change his name because the name “didn’t feel like it was him.”
Britney Spears Celebrates Freedom With Baby News
It’s no secret that Brittney Spears has finally been released from her 13-year-long conservatorship, with the singer describing the court’s decision as “the best day ever.” It was a long and painful battle for the star, and she had a ton of support from her fans. Here she's pictured with her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, in matching white t-shirts. The model, actor, and personal trainer has been in Britney’s life since 2016.
So, what better way to celebrate freedom than to build a family together? On April 11, 2022, the singer took to Instagram to tell fans she was pregnant with her third child.
Halsey and Alev Aydin Make Music Together
American singer-songwriter Halsey hit the big time after releasing her first album in 2014. Known for sharing her self-produced music on various social media channels, she got together with her screenwriter beau in 2020. Things moved pretty fast for the pair, and in 2021 Halsey shared a photo of her bump on Instagram. Captioned “surprise” with a tag of Aydin over her bump. The happy pair welcomed their son into the world in July 2021.
Halsey had previously posted in a now-deleted Tweet about her miscarriages and health issues resulting in surgeries. So we’re happy to report that this story has a happy ending for the pair.
Gal Gadot and Yaron Varsano and Family Welcome a Third Child Into Their Nest
This gorgeous family photo was shared on social media by the Wonder Woman actress in March 2021. Gal Gadot and her real estate mogul husband first met at Desert festival in 2006 and married two years later. Their first daughter Alma was born in 2011, and her sister Maya followed in 2017. The happy family took to the camera to pose together in 2021 with their hands lovingly on Gal’s baby bump.
Their four became a five in June 2021 when they welcomed Daniella into their family nest. Gal shared the joyous news on Instagram with another family image, writing: “My sweet family.”
Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling Welcome Their First Son
Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling got together in 2016. It’s rumored they were introduced by their mutual friend Princess Eugenie. The UK singer and art dealer married in grand surroundings in 2018 at York Cathedral. The announcement that Ellie was pregnant didn’t come until she was eight months along, in April 2021. The singer revealed she found out she was expecting when celebrating her first wedding anniversary - so many happy things to celebrate!
Arthur Ever Winter Jopling was born in May 2021. Caspar shared the happy news on Instagram with an image of a bouquet of flowers, writing: “mum and baby both healthy and happy:).”
Ashley Tisdale and Christopher French Make Music Together
The actress and singer met her composer husband back in 2012, and it’s well documented that it was love at first sight for them both. Married in 2014 in a private ceremony, Tisdale announced her first pregnancy in typical celeb style on social media in September 2020. Tisdale, who sang at the White House at the tender age of 12, used an image of herself and French looking down at her baby bump.
Jupiter Iris French was born in March 2021. The happy couple announced the news a day later on Instagram, where we saw a black and white image of Tisdale holding her daughter’s hand.
Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard’s Baby Joy
Following a much-publicized whirlwind romance in 2018, Emily Ratajkowski and actor/producer Bear McClard married after a few weeks of dating. Ratajkowski has generated many headlines since she first appeared naked in a music video in 2013. Since then, the actress turned model has published “My Body, ” a series of essays on the dangers of being idolized. In late October 2020, she announced her pregnancy on the cover of US Vogue.
Sylvester Apollo Bear was born in August 2021. Ratajkowski shared an image of herself breastfeeding their son, describing the birth as “the most surreal, beautiful, and love-filled morning of my life."
Adriana Lima and Andre Lemmers Await Their Baby Boy
When the Victoria’s Secret Angel model announced her pregnancy in April 2022 via a TikTok video this February, she handed the positive pregnancy test to film producer Lemmers. The latter looked suitably shocked at the news. She also shared footage of her baby’s heartbeat during an ultrasound. So cute! The couple’s first child together is due in the Fall of 2022. Adriana is already a mother of two daughters from her marriage to Marko Jaric.
Adriana posted the happy results of the couple’s gender reveal event on Instagram in April 2022, where we watched as the couple and their family and friends learned that it was a boy!
Hollywood Duo Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Add To Their Family
When singer, songwriter, and actor Joe Jonas met English actress Sophie Turner in 2016, romance blossomed. The couple got engaged soon after in 2017 after Joe proposed with a $150,000 ring. Two years later, the pair said “I do” in a surprise ceremony in Las Vegas. The ceremony was filmed on Instagram live (naturally!), and the happy couple had not one but two honeymoons. Daughter Willa was born in July 2020.
The couple is currently expecting the second addition to their family. However, at the time of writing, the pair had yet to make an official statement regarding their second child.
Selling Sunset’s Christine Quinn Shares Baby Joy With Christian Richard
Fans of the hit show Selling Sunset will already be familiar with one of its major stars, Christine Quinn. Here she's pictured with her first child, which she shares with her husband, Christian Richard. The retired tech entrepreneur makes occasional appearances on the Netflix show, although it’s definitely Christine who’s the scene-stealer. The couple met in 2019 when Christian was looking for a new home, and they married in December 2019.
Their son Christian Georges Dumontet was born by C-section in May 2021, with new mom Christine telling People magazine: “It’s the most incredible feeling to know that you have created life.”
Elon Musk and Grimes Welcome A Second Child Into the World
According to Vanity Fair, the billionaire businessman met the Canadian singer in 2018. Musk has a well-documented relationship history, with three divorces (twice to the same person) under his belt. In January 2020, Grimes confirmed her pregnancy on Instagram, confirming Musk was the father in March. Their son, X AE A-XII, was born in May. Musk confirmed he and Grimes were “semi-separating but still love each other” in September of the same year.
However, the pair welcomed their second child together just two months later. Their daughter, Exa Dark Sideræl Musk, was born via surrogate. Grimes told Vanity Fair the couple has a “very fluid relationship.”
Quentin Tarantino and Daniella Pick Expecting Their Second Child
The eight-time Oscar-winning producer, writer, and director certainly ranks highly in the Hollywood royalty hierarchy. Best known for his hit films Kill Bill, Reservoir Dogs, and Pulp Fiction, he married his wife Daniela Pick in 2018. Tarantino first dated the Israeli singer-model in 2009. However, the pair reunited and tied the knot almost a decade later and welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Leo, into their family in February 2020.
The news that baby number two is due later this year broke in February, with Tarantino’s rep confirming the pregnancy to People magazine. However, no due date was revealed at the time.
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky Share Baby News With a Pregnancy Photoshoot
Who needs Instagram? It’s perfectly natural to want to celebrate your pregnancy with a New York photoshoot, right? That’s what superstar singer Rihanna and her singer and fashion designer beau A$AP Rocky did - and why not?! Here they are draped in designer gear and jewelry doing it in style. The rumors of Rihanna’s pregnancy began around December 2021. Still, nothing was confirmed until the world saw this glamorous photoshoot in January 2022.
The couple began dating in March 2020, and the baby’s due date or gender isn't yet known. So Riri and A$AP Rocky fans will have to wait with bated breath!
Shay Mitchell and Matt Babel Wait To Say Hi To Their Second Child
The Canadian actress is probably best known for her parts in Pretty Little Liars and Netflix drama You. She and Babel reportedly got together in 2017. However, they have mostly kept their relationship pretty private. The happy pair welcomed their first child, their daughter Atlas, in 2019. Two years later, Mitchell shared news of her second pregnancy on Instagram on February 7, 2022. The news came after Mitchell revealed the sad news that Mitchell’s grandmother had passed away
Alongside cute snaps of her baby bump, she said: “Saying goodbye to a loved one while simultaneously experiencing the joy of welcoming another into this world”. She also said that views her pregnancy as "proof that love, life, and loss can profoundly exist all at the same time."
Trisha Paytas and Moses Hacmon Share Happy Pregnancy News
The YouTube star shares a blurry image of their positive pregnancy test. Trisha Paytas, who identifies as non-binary and uses the pronouns them/they, is married to photographer Moses Hacmon. The couple first met in 2020 on a dating show on the H3 podcast, hosted by Hacmon’s sister and brother-in-law. The pair soon got engaged by December 2020, when Hacmon proposed dressed as Aladdin, while Paytas dressed as Princess Jasmine. So cute!
They wed the following year, and two months after their wedding, Trisha announced the pregnancy via Instagram on Valentine’s Day, posting a snapshot of their sonogram captioned “love at first ❤️ beat.”
Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma Welcome Second Daughter
Hilary Duff has been a fixture on our screens since she first appeared in her Disney show, Lizzie McGuire. The actress-singer, now 34, got together with singer-songwriter Matthew Koma in 2017. The pair welcomed their first child together in 2018 when Banks Violet Bair was born. Duff and Koma married in December 2019 in their Los Angeles backyard. Hilary was already a mom to son Luca Cruz, 9, from her previous marriage to Mike Comrie.
Fast forward to March 2021, when Duff and Koma told the world, via a black and white image on Instagram, that their cute-looking second daughter, Mae James Bair, had been born.
Meghan Trainor and Daryl Sabara Have a Baby Boy
Here’s a sweet image of the American singer-songwriter holding her cute firstborn. Standing beside her is Daryl Sabara, her actor husband. They met in July 2016 when they were introduced by a mutual friend, Chloe Grace Moretz. The pair subsequently got engaged on Traynor’s birthday in December 2017, marrying on the same date a year later. The couple has been pretty open about their mutual love and admiration for each other.
So it’s no secret that in October 2020, they announced they were expecting their first child. Riley Sabara was born in February 2021, and despite a difficult birth, mom, baby, and dad are doing just fine.
Naomi Campbell Becomes Mom to a Baby Girl
She’s one of the world’s most famous supermodels and has graced the covers of glossy magazines since the 1990s. She’s modeled for the most famous designers globally and was known as one of the Big Six supermodels in the 90s. Today, we see her less on the catwalk. Instead, recent headlines have been about her entry into motherhood at age 50. Naomi Campbell is pictured here holding her beautiful baby daughter.
The supermodel announced her birth on Instagram in May 2021 with an image of her daughter’s feet. Precise details of her arrival are unclear, but Naomi told Vogue: “She wasn’t adopted - she’s my child.”
Socialite Pippa Middleton and Hedge Fund Manager James Matthews’ Baby News
British royalty fans will be familiar with Pippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge. Remember? She was a beautiful bridesmaid at the royal wedding! She married former racing driver and heir to a Scottish feudal title, James Matthews, in 2017 after an up and down relationship. Since their lavish wedding, the couple had their first son Arthur in October 2018. Then, fast forward to March 2021, and the latest addition to their family was born.
Pippa gave birth to a daughter named Grace Elizabeth Jane, who weighed 6lb 7oz. Both children were born at the same hospital in London where her royal sister also gave birth.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Second Child Joins Their California Life
Multiple column inches have been devoted to the relationship and subsequent marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. A day doesn’t go by when one or both appear in the British and US tabloids. Their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was born on May 6, 2019. He’s pictured here being held by his mother in this beautiful black and white image of the couple. It was featured in a People magazine spread.
It’s how the world discovered that the couple was expecting the birth of their second child, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. On June 4, 2021, she entered the world in Santa Barbara, California.
Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins Welcome Their Fourth Child
Here’s country singer Thomas Rhett pictured with his wife and childhood sweetheart, podcaster, author, and philanthropist Lauren Akins. She enjoys an ice cream with a hand gently placed on her baby bump. We’re not sure which baby this bump is, but the pair look pretty happy to us. They adopted their first daughter, Willa, from Uganda and went on to have three more children: Ada, Lennon, and Lillie. Ada came first in 2017.
Lennon followed her in February 2020, and Lillie joined the family in November 2021. We look forward to hearing more from the couple on how they steer through family life with four kids!
K J Apa and Clara Berry Pictured With Their Baby Bump
Here we have A J Apa and Clary Berry stepping out when they were snapped with his hand protectively on her cute baby bump. The Riverdale star got together with his model girlfriend in 2019, and the couple became official on Instagram the year after. The model took to Instagram again in May 2021 to share a photo of her baby bump, with AJ commenting, “she’s pregnant, by the way.”
The couple welcomed the birth of their first child in September 2021. They named him Sasha Vai Keneti Apa, and Clara described her love for her “two men” as “cosmic.”
Cardi B and Offset Welcome Their Second Child Together
The sometimes controversial and much acclaimed American rapper Cardi B is pictured in a dazzling outfit that sets off her baby bump beautifully. She's pictured with her is fellow rapper Offset, who she began dating back in 2017, marrying him the same year. She revealed her first pregnancy when she performed on Saturday Night Live when her bump was clearly visible. Despite their sometimes rocky relationship, their daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus was born in October 2018.
Fast forward to 2021, and the world recived news that Cardi B had given birth to their second child. The couple’s son Wave Set Cephus was born over the Labor Day weekend, making Offset a dad five times over.
Game of Thrones Duo Rose Leslie and Kit Harington Enjoy A Stroll With Their Son
Here we can see the two Game of Thrones stars enjoying some air when out for a stroll with their baby boy in 2021. The couple met on the set in Iceland while filming Season 2 of the hit show in 2012. They announced their engagement in 2017 and married in Scotland in 2018, where Leslie's dad owns a castle. Their first baby, a boy, was born in February 2021.
The couple hadn’t announced their son’s name and preferred to live their lives quietly under the radar. However, Harington’s publicist confirmed that the new parents were “very happy” when their son was born.
Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith Become Proud Parents to Their Son
She may be the proud on-screen mother of three in the Amazon Prime hit show This is Us, but pictured here in real life, Mandy Moore is holding her first newborn. The actress married singer Taylor Goldsmith in 2018 after meeting the Dawes lead singer when she was recovering from her divorce from Ryan Adam. The couple became proud parents to their son in 2021, when August “Gus” Harrison Goldsmith was born.
Mandy is a familiar face on social media, particularly Instagram. She regularly shares images of her happy family with her 5 million followers. It’s clear and lovely to see she and Taylor are proud parents!