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Roll Call: Celebrity Babies of 2017

Whew! Well, 2017 wasn't good for much, but it was definitely a banner year for celebrity babies. Is it just us, or did it seem like every other day, science and/or the stork brought us a new pregnancy, surrogacy or adoption announcement?

Just in case you were sleeping under a rock somewhere and missed all this year's breeding excitement, we've rounded up 15 of the most talked-about births of the year — in no particular order, because we’re super-casual like that. From musicians to models, actors to comedians, athletes to reality TV stars, we saw plenty of baby mamas and daddies light up Twitter and Instagram this year. And as if these cute kids and their chic parents weren't enough, spoiler: Some of these celeb baby names are just plain wackadoo.

So if you’re feeling blue this holiday season, hey, just imagine these celebs totally sleep-deprived and elbow-deep in dirty diapers. Celeb parents: losing their minds, just like us. Bring it on, 2018!

The tennis icon and her new hubby welcomed baby girl Alexis Olympia on Sept. 1 — and promptly set her up with her own Instagram account.

Fans lost their minds — and almost broke Twitter — when the power couple announced their twins, Sir and Rumi, had arrived. The twins were born on June 13: perfect Geminis.

Clap along! Williams and his wife surprised us all by welcoming triplets in January 2017.

The Dancing With the Stars power pair welcomed son Shai in January 2017. And Chmerkovskiy already wants more kids. Like, yesterday. 

 

 

It’s a son — named Sonny — for this Hills alum and her husband. Sonny was born July 2017. It was a big year for Hills babies: Lauren Conrad and husband William Tell also had a little boy, Liam James; Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt welcomed one too (the questionably named Gunner). We're sure there's no rivalry going on here whatsoever. That's all in the past, right?

The baseball star and his model wife had a baby girl, Bella Raine, on Aug. 17 — the same day Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert's baby girl was born. Playdate time?

The country star and his wife were thrilled to announce the birth of baby boy Memphis on Instagram on Dec. 2. The couple — and unborn Memphis — survived the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas just a few months before his birth.

Funnyman Kevin Hart and his model wife, Eniko Parrish, have been on diaper duty since November with newborn Kenzo Kash. How's that for a seriously money name?

 

The New Girl actor and her husband have a new guy on their hands — their second child, son Charlie Wolf Pechenik. Charlie joined big sister Elsie Otter. Place your bets now on which animal Baby No. 3 will get as a middle name.

 

There are a lot of late, late nights happening for the TV host and his wife — but they’re thrilled about it. Their second child together, son William, was born in April 2017 and immediately needed open-heart surgery. Today, he and the whole family are doing just fine — in fact, Billy likes to help his dad write his monologues.

 

 

 

The actor likes to keep her private life private — but even she couldn't resist sharing a baby bump selfie earlier this year. She and husband Preston J. Cook welcomed son Strummer Newcomb on Oct. 20 this fall.

 

Mindy Kaling isn't talking when it comes to her baby's father, but frankly, who cares? We're thrilled for her newest project, Katherine Kaling.

Perez Hilton welcomed his third child, via a surrogate, on Oct. 4. Her name? Mayte Amor — an homage to his grandparents, Mario and Teresita.