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Roll Call: Celebrity Babies of 2017

Jenn is perhaps best known as the author of the popular parenting blog Breed ‘Em and Weep (2005-2012). She’s written for many magazines, newspapers and websites, including Brain, Child Magazine, Literary Mama, and The Boston Globe. Jenn’...

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2017: The celebrity baby boom

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2017: The celebrity baby boom

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!

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Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian Sr.

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Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian Sr.

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.

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Beyoncé & Jay-Z

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Beyoncé & Jay-Z

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.

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Billy Joel & Alexis Roderick

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Billy Joel & Alexis Roderick

It's three uptown girls for the piano man. Joel welcomed his third daughter, Remy Anne, on Oct. 22 with wife Alexis Roderick. Remy joins big sis Della Rose. (Joel also shares daughter Alexa Ray with supermodel Christie Brinkley.)

 

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Pharrell Williams & Helen Lasichanh

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Pharrell Williams & Helen Lasichanh

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

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Whitney Port & Tim Rosenman

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Whitney Port & Tim Rosenman

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?

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Derek Jeter & Hannah Davis

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Derek Jeter & Hannah Davis

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?

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Jason Aldean & Brittany Kerr

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Jason Aldean & Brittany Kerr

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.

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Kevin Hart & Eniko Parrish

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Kevin Hart & Eniko Parrish

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?

 

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Jeremy & Audrey Roloff

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Jeremy & Audrey Roloff

TLC's Little People, Big World stars Jeremy and Audrey Roloff welcomed their first child together on Sept. 10: a ginger baby named Ember Jean. Audrey's had a rough go of it so far, with postpartum depression and mom-shamers coming out of the woodwork to criticize her. But all we see here is love (and a lot of red hair).

 

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Zooey Deschanel & Jacob Pechenik

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Zooey Deschanel & Jacob Pechenik

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.

 

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Jimmy Kimmel & Molly McNearney

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Jimmy Kimmel & Molly McNearney

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.

 

 

 

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Julia Stiles & Preston J. Cook

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Julia Stiles & Preston J. Cook

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.

 

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Cristiano Ronaldo & Georgina Rodríguez

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Cristiano Ronaldo & Georgina Rodríguez

Real Madrid pro soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and model girlfriend Georgina Rodríguez welcomed their first child together, baby girl Alana, in November. This is Ronaldo's fourth child. Goooooooooal!

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Mindy Kaling

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Mindy Kaling

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.

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Perez Hilton

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Perez Hilton

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

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