Celebrity baby news has a way of attracting our interest and piquing our curiosity, instantly. When we find out that a famous actress, model or athlete is expecting a baby- we want all the details! Who is the daddy? What are they going to choose as a name? What will the baby look like? The bigger the star, the larger our interest. Beyonce once again nearly broke the internet this year, when she announced that her and hubby Jay-Z were expecting not one, but two more babies. Queen Bey’s twins were definitely the babies of 2017, but there are quite a few additional stars that had babies while we were focused on the arrival of Sir Carter and Rumi.
This year, we saw many celebrities add to their families. Young and old, new couples and long-lasting lovers rejoiced as they welcomed their little bundles of joy. We have all of the latest baby news, with a comprehensive list of 2017’s newest-and tiniest- additions. Join us as we review the babes that passed us by, here are 15 Celebs Who Had Babies In 2017 That You Didn’t Even Know About
15. Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk Already Want A Second Baby
Bradley Cooper and his supermodel girlfriend, Irina Shayk, just welcomed their first baby in April. Their daughter, Lea, was so positively received by both parents, that they are already discussing baby number two for next year. The couple are reportedly keeping themselves super organized with lots of family time, but also time away from the baby to keep their relationship romantic and passionate. Irina adapted to motherhood very naturally, and is taking care of herself by keeping active and maintaining a good diet. Having access to nannies and helpers has also allowed the pair to continue to pursue their professional activities. They are a jet-setting family who are constantly on the go, balancing their time between New York City, Los Angeles and London.
14. Serena Williams Might Have A Future Tennis Pro In Her Arms
It was a big year for tennis superstar Serena Williams. In September, her first child, daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. was born, and then in November, she married her partner, Alexis Ohanian. Serena is allegedly on cloud 9, embracing her two new roles of mother and wife. Her husband, the cofounder of Reddit, is a busy Internet mogul, but makes efforts to spend as much timeas possible with his new family. It has been said that he is a doting father and husband, who absolutely adores Serena and their new little bundle of joy. Serena is also appreciating every minute of motherhood, which is a big change from her former life as a tennis professional. She will return to defend her title at the Australian Open in January, 2018.
13. Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole Are Heading Down A New Direction As Parents
Former One Direction bandmate Liam Payne and his singer/model/TV personality girlfriend Cheryl Cole have welcomed their first son, Bear, into the world. The pair started dating in the spring of 2016, shortly after Cheryl separated from her second husband, Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini. Cheryl is not one to hesitate before making big life changes, she got engaged to both of her previous husbands in less than a year of courtship. This time around, there is no engagement talk, but she didn’t hesitate before having a baby with her 11-years-younger beau. The pair allegedly waited a full week before naming their baby, waiting to get to know him and his personality before giving him an official title. They wanted something that was memorable and unforgettable: Bear is certainly both of those things!
12. Heidi Pratt Finally Gets Her Bundle Of Joy
Heidi and Spencer Pratt welcomed their first child into the world in 2017. Heidi, who has had baby fever since her days on The Hills, has been working to get hubby’s blessing to start their family for close to a decade. The reality TV pair have been married for just over nine years, and their son, Gunner Stone was born on October 1. Heidi, who famously had a dozen surgical procedures in one day several years ago, is approaching motherhood with an unexpectedly optimistic and healthy approach. She is breastfeeding (despite her cosmetic alterations) and has stated that she is less concerned about getting back to her pre-pregnancy body than enjoying motherhood. It seems like she has come a long way in her journey of self-esteem and body acceptance.
11. Lauren Conrad Welcomes A Stylish Son
It was a big baby year for the former cast of The Hills. Lauren Conrad, AKA, LC, also welcomed her first baby into the world. The designer and blogger married attorney William Tell in 2014, and has since enjoyed a life of Instagram-worthy happiness and bliss. Their son, Liam, was born in July, 2017. Lauren is really embracing motherhood and adapting her previously work-centered life to include lots of baby and momma time. She is doing most of her work from home, as she establishes a nice routine for her son. Multitasking and staying organized are two of the most important factors with a little one at home, and Lauren seems to be balancing her time really efficiently. A naturally creative and crafty person, Lauren is spending a lot of her time knitting and making her son little homemade toys.
10. Jaime Pressly’s Pregnancy Has Got Her Seeing Double
Jaime Pressly is definitely going to have raising boys down to a “T”! She gave birth to twin boys, Leo and Lenon, on October 16. These two adorable babes were the first children born to her and her long time partner, Hamzi Hijazi. The babes have an older brother from a previous relationship with Eric Calvo. Her oldest son, Dezi, is 10 years old. Although the couple were trying for a long time to conceive, they had not yet thrown in the towel on natural conception. IVF was an option that they had considered, but they ended up conceiving without any help! The news of twins was a welcome surprise, as Jaime always dreamed of having three children, and a third pregnancy might’ve been tough on her, as she is already 40 years old. She has stated that God was giving her a nice break, and a double blessing.
9. Billy Joel Welcomes His Third Daughter At the Tender Age Of 68
Billy Joel became a father for the third time this year, at the age of 68. He was formerly married to model Christie Brinkley, with whom he has a 32 year-old daughter, Alexa Ray. After the couple broke things off, he remarried, but divorced once again, in 2009. His fourth and current wife is Alexis Roderick, who is 35 years old, and 33 years his junior. The pair had a daughter, Della Rose, in 2015, and just had a second baby girl, Remy Anne, this October. One thing’s for sure, Billy Joel likes his women much younger than him, and big age gaps seem to be a theme in his life. His oldest daughter is 32 years older than his most recently born baby, and he will be 80 when she turns 21. Billy Joel has had lots of personal troubles, battling depression and substance abuse, over the years. It’s nice to see that he has found true happiness through fatherhood.
8. Nikki Reed Embraces The Hippie Mom Lifestyle
Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder have been in the spotlight recently, but not for great reasons. Ian made a comment during an interview about how he had hidden his wife’s birth control from her, resulting in her pregnancy. Naturally, the actor put his foot in his mouth, but that didn’t stop the Internet from erupting into a frenzied discussion about women’s reproductive rights. The super spiritual and hippie-ish couple welcomed their first child, daughter, Bodhi Soleil, on July 25, and even vowed to a month of silence after the baby’s birth. The couple still spoke amongst each other, but tuned out from social media, and didn’t allow calls or visitors for a few weeks after they arrived home from hospital. Nikki’s first public appearance was five weeks after the baby was born.
7. Zooey Deschanel Welcomes Her Second Babe
Zooey Deschanel and her husband, Jacob Pechenik, welcomed their second child, and first son, Charlie Wolf, in May of this year. The pair are clearly very into animal-inspired names; their first born daughter is named Elsie Otter. The 37 year-old actress and singer has talked about how motherhood has allowed her to slow down and enjoy life at a different pace. Parenting will certainly give you that adult awakening that few other things in life can compare to! In 2015, when her 2-year-old daughter was born, she also secretly tied the knot with hubby Jacob. After divorcing her first husband, Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbons in 2012, Zooey decided not to have another big wedding. Her family life is kept quite privately these days, and that’s how the silly star likes it.
6. A Big New Addition To The Roloff Family
Zach and Tori Roloff rose to fame for their appearances in TLC’s popular show, Little People, Big World. While Zach has a form of dwarfism, his wife Tori does not. Nothing in the world could get between their love, or their desire to have their own family, though! The pair welcomed their first child, son Jackson, on May 12, 2017. The little (big!) family are super excited to be expanding, and sharing the experience of raising a child together. Zach has often praised his wife Tori for her unwavering support, and constant team-working skills within their relationship. The two of them together will certainly be able to overcome any obstacles that they might encounter on this new adventure. Tori has stated that she is feeling so excited about motherhood, and is already thinking of having a second baby!
5. Natalie Portman Has Her Own Little Princess
Natalie Portman might’ve missed the Oscars this year, but she had a very good alibi. Days before the ceremony, she gave birth to her second child, daughter Amalia. Although Portman was nominated for the lead actress role for her performance in “Jackie”, although, Emma Stone took home the award for her role in “La La Land”. Portman has one other child, 5 year-old son Aleph, with her husband Benjamin Millepied. She met him on the set of Black Swan, which he helped choreograph and also acted as a lead dancer in the film. Despite her fame, Natalie does her best to lead a low-profile family life, and prefers for her children to be kept out of the media. Obviously, this is not always possible, but she definitely wants to keep their lives private- which is totally fair!
4. Pharrell Williams’ Triplets Sure Make Him Happy
Pharrell Williams has not one, not two, but three new reasons to be super happy. He and his wife Helen Lasichanh welcomed triplet baby girls in January of this year. He and his wife, who married in 2013 but have been together for much longer, already have an 8-year old son, Rocket Ayer. The 43-year-old singer has stated that his solid relationship with his wife is what keeps him so happy. They have been together for years and years, but still maintain a silly, fun and spontaneous relationship. Having four kids together will definitely provide them with a lot of family memories! Luckily, they have a lot of help from friends and family, and can probably still get away from time to time to go on dates and keep the romance alive.
3. Janet Jackson Had Her First Babe at 50
Janet Jackson and her ex-hubby, Wissam Al Mana welcomed their first child, son Eissa, on January 3, 2017. The pregnancy news, in late 2016, came as a shock to friends and fans, as Janet is 50 years old. Although she kept a very low profile during the pregnancy, even altering tour dates, she never confirmed officially that she had IVF. Experts agreed that to get pregnant at 49, the chances were as low as 1% that she conceived naturally. Whether or not she opted for IVF, Janet was thrilled to welcome her first child into the world. Sadly, a bigger stress was also going on in her life shortly after her baby was born. She split with her husband only weeks after the baby was born. Some speculated that she had a baby specifically to secure a larger financial gain from the divorce; her ex is a billionaire, and having a child with him would guarantee a pay-off of over $100 million. Suspicious!
2. Mark Zuckerberg Has Some New Facebook Content, A New Daughter
Mark Zuckerberg might be one of the richest men on the planet, but he doesn’t let that get in the way of what is truly important in life: family. He and wife Priscilla Chan welcomed their second daughter, August, on August 28, 2017. She joins big sister Maxima into the Zuckerberg dynasty. The news of their second pregnancy was met with much happiness, as they had quite a bit of trouble conceiving their first daughter, and weren’t sure if they’d be able to have a second. Priscilla had three miscarriages during their attempts at building the family, which took an emotional toll on both parents. Zuckerberg has made some really poignant and sweet statements about the strong women in his life, and how he would like to raise his daughters to be strong and independent.
1. Queen Bey Has Two More Unusually Named Kiddos
The most anticipated babies of the year award has to go to Beyoncé’s twin boys, Rumi and Sir Carter. They join big sister Blue Ivy, who is 5. The baby news came in shortly after Beyonce released her epic album Lemonade, which was a collection of songs written after allegations came through that her hubby, Jay-Z had had an affair (one affair? Two?). Many of the songs on Lemonade seem very angry and personal, but it seems that the creative act of releasing the emotions led Beyonce to a better place. The couple, who call Los Angeles home, are still looking for a perfect forever home to settle into and raise their children in. For the time being, they have made a cozy rental their crash pad, and will continue to search for the right place. Beyonce has said that they are completely in love with their boys, and so blessed to have grown their family by two.
SOURCES: Usweekly.com, hellomagazine.com, redbookmag.com
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