Celebrities Who Are Welcoming Babies This Year
2020 brought on so many pregnancy announcements from iconic celebs including the rapper Nicki Minaj and This Is Us star. Celebrity babies seem to inspire a new baby boom and generate a lot of excitement so we've put together a list of celebrity couples who are expecting their little bundles of joy.
FRANKIE MUNIZ AND PAIGE PRICE
Just a few months ago Frankie and his wife Paige were celebrating their wedding. Now, they're about to become parents. The two revealed their pregnancy during a YouTube video they posted on September 26. The couple is beyond excited for their baby's arrival in March 2021.
The video showed the pairs eagerness as they revealed their sonogram and spoke about the moment they heard the baby's heartbeat. Paige also shared, "When we found out that we were expecting, we were both in a state of disbelief. We knew that we wanted this, but were told our chances wouldn't be that great…We beat the odds."
KIT HARRINGTON AND ROSE LESLIE
The Game of Thrones actors are set to be starting their own family very soon. Leslie announced the news with a beautiful photoshoot posed with her cute belly on the front cover of UK's Make Magazine. The fashion editor of the publication Ursula Lake revealed the first shot of the pictures on her Instagram. Lake captioned it:
“A very special all-woman team photographic shoot capturing Rose at this wonderful time as she prepares for motherhood for the first time!. "
The couple met on the set of the hit series but they keep a low profile, they don't have social media accounts. In fact, the last time they were spotted together was at the Golden Globes in January.
MANDY MOORE AND TAYLOR GOLDSMITH
Mandy is about to be a first-time mommy! The singer and actress revealed her pregnancy on Instagram on September 24. Moore posted pictures with her husband Taylor Goldsmith as she hugged her belly. Her musician hubby shared the pictures too! Both of them are ecstatic about welcoming their baby boy and firstborn.
The couple has been in each other's lives since 2015. 2 years later, they decided to get married. The two wed in a small ceremony at their home in Los Angeles. This new addition to their family will certainly bring more happiness to the pair than have experienced during their time together.
PRINCESS EUGENIE AND JACK BROOKS
There's a royal baby on board! Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooks bank are expecting their first child together. The Princess's parents Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson will be first-time grandparents. In an official statement released by Buckingham Palace, they expressed their excitement.
"Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr. Jack Brooksbank are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in early 2021. The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, Mr. and Mrs. George Brooksbank, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted with the news."
Princess Eugenie posted the cutest pair of bear shoes to commemorate the special occasion. Her mom Sarah excitedly followed her lead by sharing a photo of the happy couple and captioning it,". “Thrilled for them both and in my 60th year cannot wait to be a grandmother. Welcoming a new baby into the York family is going to be a moment of profound joy.”
EMMA ROBERTS AND GARRETT HEDLUND
In June of 2020, US Weekly reported that Emma and her boyfriend Garrett will become first-time parents soon. The couple started off as friends and took things to the next level after Emma ended her 5-year relationship with American Horror Story actor Evan Peters. Emma and Garrett were first rumored to be dating after the two were seen holding hands.
At the time, the couple was still enjoying a casual stage of the relationship. The pregnancy was confirmed through an Instagram comment exchange between Emma's mom Kelly Cunningham and a fan. Fans took to Kelly's Instagram to congratulate her and the stars' mom responded by saying, "Thank you very much. Very excited."
On August 31, Emma confirmed her pregnancy when she posted a series of baby bump pictures. What's even sweeter is that the photos featured her boyfriend Garret Hedlund. The actress also revealed that the couple is expecting a boy as she captioned the photos: "Me..and my two favorite guys." Adorable! Congratulations to the happy couple.
JOAQUIN PHOENIX AND ROONEY MARA
The engaged couple has gotten a head start on building their family together. Joaquin and Rooney are now parents to a bouncing baby boy named River. Back in May, it was reported that the pair were expecting their first child, however, neither Phoenix nor Mara ever confirmed the wonderful news.
Russian director Viktor Kossakovsky reportedly revealed that the duo welcomed their son during a Q and A session at the Zurich Film Festival. The film producer collaborated with Joaquin; they both served as executive producers on an animal documentary called Gunda.
In an effort to try and explain why the actor was absent for the documentary's promotion, he blurted out the news of his newfound parenthood. The couple named their little boy Phoenix, after the late actor River Phoenix. He also happens to be Joaquin's brother. The deceased Phoenix has always been an influential figure in Joaquin's life. In the actor's reflection he says:
"I feel like in virtually every movie that I made, there was a connection to River in some way. And I think that we've all felt his presence and guidance in our lives in numerous ways."
USHER RAYMOND AND JENN GOICOECHEA
Congratulations are in order for the heartthrob vocalist, he and his girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea are awaiting the birth of their first child as a couple. US Weekly reports that the pair is overjoyed with the news. Apart from a new baby, the duo has also just celebrated their 1 year anniversary as an item.
Usher and his lady were first seen together in October 2019 at a concert. During the 2020 award season, the couple was stuck to each other like glue. While it is Goicoechea's first child, Usher has 3 boys with his ex-wife Tameka Foster named Usher and Naviyd.
LEA MICHELE AND ZANDY REICH
Lea is another Hollywood starlet who's about to become a mommy for the first time. In April 2020, it was reported that the Glee star and her hubby Zandy Reich are going to be parents. The couple is said to be very excited about their new addition as they've always wanted to have children.
In 2017, the two started off friends before developing their romance and after 2 years of dating, the couple got hitched. While Lea takes center stage as an actress and posting on social media, Zandy prefers to be more low key. Reich is an entrepreneur who has his own clothing brand called All Year Round.
Lea confirmed the pregnancy news by sharing a lovely photo of herself hugging her belly. She captioned the adorable photo: 'So grateful'. People reported that Lea gave birth to their son on August 20. "Everyone’s happy and healthy, and they're extremely grateful," an insider told the news publication. "He's been an easy baby so far." Congratulations to the new parents!
JENNA DEWAN AND STEVE KAZEE
Jenna and her Tony award-winning beau Steve have welcomed an adorable baby boy to the world. In September 2019, the gorgeous couple announced that they were expecting their first child together. Dewan and Kazee were over the moon about the news:
“We are beyond overjoyed and couldn’t be happier to be expanding our family!” the couple shared with PEOPLE.
In March 2020, the pair had a sweet baby boy named Callum Michael Rebel Kazee. Jenna announced his arrival in an Instagram post introducing him to the world, she captioned the post: "And just like that, our hearts exploded into all of eternity and beyond. Welcome to the world, you little angel!"
Steve is a first-time parent however, Jenna has a 6-year-old daughter Everly with her former husband Channing Tatum. Dewan and Kazee started dating in 2018 and the couple has grown deeply in love. When it comes to their blended family, Steve has been great with Everly. A source close to the couple told People:
“Jenna’s relationship with Steve is very serious. So many things had to work for her to even consider dating again. And everything has clicked with Steve.”
GIGI HADID AND ZAYN MALIK
The news about this couple expecting literally blew the Internet up! The couple has been together since 2015 and over these 5 years, they have gone through a lot of ups and downs. Gigi's pregnancy became great news for the fans of this complicated couple.
It was first revealed by TMZ who noticed a tiny belly on the supermodel's picture on IG. Gigi shared a cute picture from the celebration of her 25th birthday with her sister Bella, and of course, with Zayn Malik.
TMZ announced the news April 28, saying she was about 20 weeks into her pregnancy. However, the model only said so officially later. When Gigi was five months pregnant, she admitted her pregnancy on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon show:
“Obviously we wish we could have announced it on our own terms,” Gigi said. “We’re very excited and happy and grateful for everyone’s well wishes and support.”
On September 24, Zayn Malik took to his Twitter share that the baby has finally arrived! "Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful," he wrote. "To try put into words how I am feeling right now would be an impossible task. The love I feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding" We're still waiting to hear the baby name but we're sure it's great!
CAMILLA LUDDINGTON AND MATTHEW ALAN
Camilla and her husband Matthew announced they are awaiting the arrival of baby number 2! The Grey's Anatomy star shared the news in the cutest Instagram post of her posing next to Cinderella at Disneyland. Luddington captioned the photo:
"Okay so … Matt and I are so happy to fiiiiinally post after months of 'hiding' that I am pregnant! We are beyond excited to add to our little family and give Hayden a sibling.."
In 2017, Matt and Camilla welcomed their cute firstborn Hayden. The couple decided to make things official and became engaged back in 2018. They got married in a small wedding in Santa Barbara, California, with 70 members of their family and friends in attendance. Luddington described their wedding as 'amazing'; it felt like it was only the two of them.
“I remember wondering if I’d be too emotional to get through my vows, but in the actual moment I was feeling so much euphoria, I think I practically yelled them.”
On August 25, Cuddington gave birth to a healthy little boy. The actress shared the exciting news with her fans on Instagram stating: "After what felt like a year-long third trimester...it finally happened! Matt and I are SOOO happy to announce the birth of our sweet baby BOY Lucas, otherwise known as my little lion(shoutout to Leo's)."
Her Grey's Anatomy co-stars immediately swooped in to give her their good wishes. Giacomo Gianniotti wrote "Welcome Lucas! Can't wait to socially meet you." Jake Borelli added, "Aww, LOVE you guys! Congrats to you and the fam. Can't wait to meet the little lion." Congratulations to Camilla and her husband Matt on their new addition.
KATY PERRY AND ORLANDO BLOOM
Another star couple that shocked everyone! Katy revealed the news in a very original way as a true pop-music icon would. Not only did she announce the big news but also she drew everyone's attention to her new music video to the single "Never Worn White."
In the video's final scene, Perry cups her bump that is showing through a sheer dress. Late on Twitter, the pop-star admitted she is glad she doesn't need to be hiding her pregnancy anymore. "omg so glad I don’t have to suck it in anymore" she wrote.
During an appearance on The Howard Stern Show In September last year, her fiancé, Orlando Bloom, shared that the couple was looking forward to having children together Katy and Orlando were first spotted together at the beginning of 2016 at the afterparty of Golden Globes.
The two were flirting and dancing together, and many started talking about their possible relationship. A few months later, Katy posted a picture on Instagram, confirming the rumors. However, a year later the couple unexpectedly broke up, and yet, their hearts found their ways to each other again.
To the fans' joy, they got back together only a few months later. They only appeared together in public in 2018 when they attended Gala for the Global Ocean in Monte Carlo together and looked adorable. Last year the couple announced their engagement on Valentine's Day! We're looking forward to their wedding and to the birth of their baby!
On August 26, the couple became parents to their first baby girl together and they are elated with their little bundle. "We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter," the new parents said in a statement.
Katy and Orlando reportedly named their girl Daisy Dove Bloom. In addition to being parents, the pair serve as Goodwill Ambassadors for the humanitarian organization UNICEF. So they took the opportunity of their child's birth to give back to society.
The stars created a UNICEF donation page to help mothers and newborns who do not have access to healthcare, clean water, and medicine. Congratulations to the power couple on their newborn and the new charity positions!
LEIGHTON MEESTER AND ADAM BRODY
These two have fulfilled the millennials' dream, having become a couple in real life. The stars of The O.C. and Gossip Girl fell in love! Isn't that the crossover we all dreamt about 10 years ago? Leighton and Adam started dating in 2013 after meeting on the set of The Oranges 2 years before that.
At the end of that same year, the couple announced their engagement, and they got married soon after! Despite the incredible popularity they have always managed to keep their relationship private. Brody told GQ last year, that he and his wife are homebodies and do not want to monetize their popularity.
"She’s more inherently private than I am. I don’t seek publicity but if I’m sitting next to you on the subway, I’ll tell you everything about me."
The pair welcomed their first child, Arlo Day, into the world on Aug. 4, 2015. Leighton told Refinery39 why she doesn’t often talk about Arlo: “I think the perception is: You’re an ingenue, or you’re an icon, or you’re a mom. There’s no in-between.”
In April, Meester was spotted out with her belly showing meaning the family of three will soon be four! The pair haven't said anything about the status of Meester's pregnancy yet. Of course, we don't expect these two to tell us about their child a lot, but we hope everything will go smoothly!
The actors' are now parents of 2. Brody confirmed their baby boy's arrival in early September during Hold the Phone TV's The Fun Time Boys Game Night Spectacular. The former O.C star shared: "I have a new kid. Since last I played, I have a new kid," said the former O.C. actor, 40. "I have a boy, and he's a dream. He's a dream boy."
CHRIS PRATT AND KATHERINE SCHWARZENEGGER
In April, we found out these newlyweds are expecting. Ten months into their marriage, Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, the daughter of famous Arnold Schwarzenegger, are getting ready for the next chapter in their lives.
Sources previously told PEOPLE that the newlyweds were excited to "expand their family as soon as possible" following their June 2019 wedding. Katherine started dating Chris 2 years ago and immediately grew close to his son Jack from his first marriage with Anna Faris.