There must be something in the water because a whole new crop of our favorite celebs are expecting babies in 2019. These couples are over the moon with excitement about becoming parents. For some of the ladies on this list, they are going to be first-time moms. Many of these Hollywood starlets are already the proud parent of kiddos and are adding an addition to their family. Either way, it’s totally exciting to know that they’re pregnant.
We’ve scoured social media to track down all the birth announcements. From sonogram pics to that first photograph of a growing baby bump, we’ve got all the scoop when it comes to due dates and baby names. It’s so fun to see these stars celebrate their big news with their fans and to catch glimpses of their personal lives. From maternity fashions on the red carpet to honest pregnancy tell-alls, we’ve covered it all.
Many of these moms-to-be share the challenging journeys they went through on their road to pregnancy. From infertility to rainbow babies, these pregnancies are even more special because the celebs had to work harder to achieve them. We can take inspiration from these hopeful stories.
Please enjoy this list of 25 celebs having babies in 2019 (& we had no idea).
25 Danielle Fishel and Jensen Karp
Danielle Fishel was bursting with excitement when she announced that she was having a baby boy. The Boy Meets World star wrote a very detailed announcement on IG, saying, "I'm eating for two. I'm napping with wild abandon. Baby shoes. Baby clothes. (I'm shopping).”
“I'm nesting. I'm reading books,” she continued. “I'm madly in love with my husband. I cry at commercials. I'm a walking cliché. I've got baby apps. I'm confident. I feel inadequate. I'm showing one day and the next I'm not. I'm nervous. I'm excited. He's due in July. We can't wait."
24 Krysten Ritter & Adam Granduciel
Krysten Ritter chose a totally dramatic way to announce her pregnancy. The Jessica Jones star premiered her adorable baby bump on the red carpet of the 2019 Academy Awards. She took to IG to share the announcement and posted a pic of herself wearing a red lace gown along with the caption “Surprise!” followed by an Oscars hashtag.
The star also posted a second photo of her and her boyfriend, Adam Granduciel. Ritter commanded attention and looked stunning in the form-fitting dress.
Talk about that pregnancy glow!
23 Eliza Dushku & Peter Palandjian
Eliza Dushku is living her best life and revealed that she is expecting a baby! The actress just wed Peter Palandjian last year and the newlyweds are over the moon about starting their family.
Us magazine caught up with Dushku at Samuel Goldwyn Films and The Cinema Society’s screening of her documentary Mapplethorpe in New York City. The star gushed about the news to the mag, saying, “We’re just very excited. We just got married in August. It’s a special year for us.”
22 Maddie Brown & Caleb Brush
Maddie Brown and Caleb Rush are about to become parents for a second time. The Sister Wives star is already mom to their son, Axl James. The couple is thrilled to give their little guy a sibling to play with and the baby will arrive in August.
“I am really excited,” Maddie told People. “This pregnancy feels less real for some reason, but I am still over the moon! I have no idea what I think it is. I’ll just be happy with a healthy baby.”
21 Kate Mara & Jamie Bell
Kate Mara is about to be a new mom! The House of Cards actress made the announcement on IG when she posted a photo of herself and her husband, Jamie Bell, walking the red carpet for Elton John's annual AIDS Foundation Oscars Party.
She showed off her baby bump in a short silver and white dress.“Went on a date with our bun in the oven,” she captioned the photo.
Mara first stirred pregnancy rumors when she wore a billowing gown to the 2019 Golden Globe Awards and now everyone’s suspicions have been confirmed, as reported by People.
20 Jade Roper & Tanner Tolbert
The Bachelor family is expanding their brood. Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert announced the exciting news of their second pregnancy on IG. According to US magazine, she posted two pics of herself with her husband and daughter, along with a series of sonogram images.
“Baby #2 is joining our crew!!” she captioned the happy photos. “We are overjoyed our bundle of love will be joining us in August! We’ve been dreaming of you for a while now, and you are already loved beyond imaginable [sic], sweet baby.”
19 Arie Luyendyk & Lauren Burnham
Lauren Burnham and Arie Luyendyk Jr. are a match made in reality show heaven. The Bachelor alums are expecting their first child together and aren’t shy about sharing their excitement on social media. They each have posted sweet photos on IG of Burnham’s growing baby bump.
The dad-to-be posted a pic of a glowing Burnham showing off her tiny belly in a two-piece bikini. He captioned the photo, “Have you ever seen anything more beautiful?” and followed the post with the heart eyes emoji.
18 Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley
The Real Housewives of Orange County alum Gretchen Rossi is pregnant! She and her husband Slade Smiley have been very open about their struggles with infertility. The couple has been through a lot on their road to parenthood.
Rossi opened up to People, saying, “There’s been a roller coaster of emotions through this and I don’t want to pretend, especially for all the couples out there going through this, it’s not an easy journey — it really is not. Yes, we have definitely grown through this, thank goodness.”
17 Carrie Underwood & Mike Fisher
Carrie Underwood is having another baby with her husband, Mike Fisher. They are already parents to their son, Isaiah. According to People, the singer revealed how their little one is handling becoming a big brother when she was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
"He'll be really sweet and talk to my belly and kiss my belly. He's the sweetest little boy. But no kid can really know that their life is going to change... He'll have to share Mommy," she said.
16 Catelynn Lowell & Tyler Baltierra
Teen Mom OG stars Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra are expecting baby #3! The couple is parents to a three-year-old daughter named Novalee and placed their eldest daughter, Carly, now nine, for adoption in 2009. Catelynn also lost a pregnancy in 2018.
According to US, Lowell shared the cutest pic on social media of her and Nova to make the announcement. “The big news is that we are expecting our rainbow baby. This baby is our rainbow after the storm. I’m super excited,” she wrote as the caption.
15 Alexa & Carlos PenaVega
Alexa and Carlos PenaVega revealed that they are expecting their second child. The actress posted a pic to social media of herself holding a positive pregnancy test, as reported by US magazine.
Alexa captioned the photo, “Holy Moly!!! Guys!!! We are having another baby!!!! Do we wake Ocean [their other child] up and tell him??!! Beyond blessed and excited to continue growing this family!!!”
She added: “Get ready for a whole new set of adventures!!!”
Their excitement is contagious.
Singer-songwriter Kehlani is going to be a mom and she’s announced that she's expecting a girl. She took to IG to make the big announcement and posted a series of pics from a recent maternity shoot, as reported by E! News.
"I've always been very open with you all about my personal adventures & accomplishments," she captioned the photos, adding, "This was the HARDEST to hide." She also mentioned that it had been a lifelong dream of hers to have a "big, healthy, happy" family of her own.
13 Richard Gere & Alejandra Silva
Richard Gere is going to be a dad at the age of 69! His wife, Alejandra Silva, is expecting and the couple confirmed the news on IG. She posted a sweet pic of Gere and the Dalai Lama lovingly holding her baby bump in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, according to US Weekly.
"A very special moment just a few minutes ago … Getting blessings for our precious to come,” she captioned the photo. “We couldn’t announce it before telling HH Dalai Lama.”
12 Lily Aldridge & Caleb Followill
Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge and her husband, Caleb Followill, are adding another member to their family. The model posted a pic to IG of her baby bump as she walked the catwalk in a Brandon Maxwell fashion show.
“So proud to walk the @brandonmaxwell runway pregnant! I’ve walked few runways in my life and this is a moment that I’ll look back on forever with great emotion,” she wrote on IG. “Thank you Brandon for letting [me] shine & being such a true gentleman, Love you FOREVER!"
11 Rachel Platten & Kevin Lazan
Congrats are totally in order for Rachel Platten. The “Fight Song” singer is expecting her first child with husband Kevin Lazan. She took to IG to share a pic of her growing belly and could hardly contain her joy because her dream of being a mom had finally come true.
She captioned the photo,“This is one of my most exciting announcements, but also one of my most vulnerable. So here goes…. I am pregnant!!” Platten added. “I can’t believe I’m finally typing these words – I have wanted to share this news for months.”
10 Jessa Duggar & Ben Seewald
Jessa Duggar and her husband Ben Seewald are going to have baby #3. They already have two boys, Spurgeon and Henry, but they are so excited to add another child to the family. Duggar released a statement to People, saying, “We are overjoyed that God has blessed us with a baby, due late this Spring!”
Bed added: “Henry doesn’t have a clue what’s coming, but Spurgeon understands and he talks about the baby quite a bit. Seeing our boys meet their new sibling for the first time is something we are really looking forward to!”
9 Vanessa Laine Bryant & Kobe Bryant
Retired Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Laine Bryant are expecting their fourth girl! Although they were hoping for a boy, the basketball player took to social media to make the happy announcement, as reported by US Weekly.
“Vanessa and I are beyond excited to announce that we are expecting another #mambacita to go along with Natalia, Gianna, and Bianca,” Kobe wrote on IG, with a sparkly gold graphic that read: “New Year, New Baby! Baby Mamba on the Way 2019.”
8 Jerry & Breanne Ferrara
Entourage star Jerry Ferrara and his wife Breanne are about to be first-time parents. E! News reported that the actor revealed the news on IG when he posted a cute pic of the couple standing on a basketball court and Jerry pointing at his spouse's tiny baby bump.
He captioned the pic,"With the 1st pick in the 2019 draft of life. @breanneracanoferrara and I select our unnamed BABY BOY!!!" he continued. "It's been a long journey and we both cannot be more excited for parenthood."
7 Claire Holt & Andrew Joblon
Claire Holt and her hubby Andrew Joblon are expecting!. According to People, The Originals star is pregnant with her first child and the couple couldn’t be more thrilled. Holt took to social media to tell her fans the news.
She posted a pic on IG of herself with her baby bump alongside her husband. “My heart is bursting. I’m so happy to share with you that we are having a baby! It still doesn’t feel real. These past few months have been filled with excitement, anxiety, tears, joy, uncertainty but most of all gratitude,” she captioned the photo.
6 Steven Yeun & Joana Pak
It’s going to be baby #2 for Steven Yeun and Joana Pak. The Walking Dead star and his wife are already parents to their first son, Jude Malcolm Yeun, who was born in March 2017, as reported by E! News. Pak announced the exciting news that Jude was going to be a big brother via IG.
In the post, Pak put her growing baby bump on full display and captioned the image with emojis of their family tree, which included the new addition. Yeun showed his support and excitement by liking the post.
5 Robin Thicke & April Love Geary
Congratulations are in order for Robin Thicke and April Love Geary. They just had their second child! It was surprising to hear that they'd been pregnant to begin with. Geary announced the news in the most adorable way. She posted a video of their first daughter, Mia, clutching a sonogram photo on IG, as reported by US.
“Well someone is going to be a big sister next year! We’re so excited to share with y’all that I’m expecting again!” she captioned the video. “We find out Saturday if it’s a boy or a girl! What do you guys think it’s going to be? Forgot to mention the due date is Robin's birthday!”
They've just given birth to a baby girl, as USA Today reports.
4 Amy Schumer & Chris Fischer
Comedian Amy Schumer is going to be a mom! She’s expecting her first child with her husband, Chris Fischer. It hasn’t been smooth sailing for her, though. Amy suffers from a pregnancy complication called hyperemesis, which causes extended morning sickness.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Schumer joked about her rough diagnosis on her stand-up special "Amy Schumer: Growing," saying, "If you had a good pregnancy like if you're someone who enjoyed being pregnant, I just hope your car flips over," she said, jokingly. "That's what I wish for you."
3 Courtney & Mario Lopez
Mario Lopez is about to be a father again! His wife, Courtney, is pregnant with their third child. The couple are already the proud parents of two kiddos, Dominic Luciano and Gia Francesca. The entire family couldn’t contain their excitement when Courtney posted a series of family pics celebrating the big news on IG.
According to People, she shared a roll of photos that showed off her cute baby bump and wrote the caption, “Oh BABY!! Here we go again… #LopezPartyOfFive#DebutingInJuly”
2 Nicole Polizzi & Jionni Avalle
The Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is pregnant with her and husband Jionni LaValle's third child. They’re already mom and dad to their daughter, Giovanna Marie, and son, Lorenzo Dominic. The soon-to-be mom of three posted the cutest announcement on IG, as reported by People.
She shared a pic of her children holding her framed sonogram, captioning the photo, “What I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving.” The happy family will soon be a family of five.
1 Jessica Simpson & Eric Johnson
Jessica Simpson is set to give birth to baby #3 any day now. The singer looks like she is about to pop as she and her hubby, Eric Johnson, prepare to be a family of five. So how do their kids feel about adding another sibling to the mix?
Jessica opened up to People, saying, “They want to know every detail — like how milk comes out of mommy, how the baby will actually get here and if my belly button is a speaker to communicate with the baby.”