Congratulations are in order for these celebrity dads celebrating their first Father’s Day in 2019. From a British royal family member to a fan-favorite Bravo host, 2019 hasn’t been in short in famous men who became fathers. With Father’s Day a couple days away, we thought we would look back on the 10 celebrity men who became a part of the daddy club in the past year.
No matter their sexual orientation, age or relationship status, we’re sure these guys will be excellent dads to their newborns. Whether their babies have powerhouse moms like Amy Schumer or Hilary Duff or they’re navigating parenthood alone, these celebrity dads have proven that they know what they’re doing in the short time they’ve been parents. From a royal heir to a Bachelor baby, there have been so many new celebrity dads to swoon over.
So before you go out and wish the fathers in your life a happy Father’s Day, brush up on the celebrity men who became dads this year. And with even more exciting celebrities expecting babies next year, Father’s Day 2020 is sure to be equally as exciting. But for now, let’s focus on and cheers to the new celebrity dads of 2019 whose kids we can’t wait to watch grow up.
Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, welcomed their first child, a son named Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, on May 6, 2019, who will be seventh in line for the throne. “We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019,” the couple wrote on Instagram. “Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz.”
The Bravo host became a single dad on February 5, 2019 after he welcomed his son, Benjamin Allen Cohen, via surrogate. “WOW! This is my son, Benjamin Allen Cohen,” he wrote. “He is 9 lbs 2 ounces !! 20 inches !! Born at 6:35 pm, PT. He is named after my grandfather Ben Allen. I’m in love. And speechless. And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate. And I’m a dad. Wow,” the Watch What Happens Live host wrote on Instagram.
Arie Luyendyk Jr.
Luyendyk Jr. became a first-time father with his wife (and Bachelor runner-up) Lauren Burnham on May 29 when the newlyweds welcomed their daughter Alessi Ren Luyendyk. “We have a BEAUTIFUL baby girl 6 lbs, 13 Oz. 20cm Long,” Luyendyk wrote on his Instagram story. “Mommy and baby are doing great, we are so incredibly happy.”
Harry Shum Jr.
Shum Jr. and his wife Shelby Rabara became parents in March when they announced that they had welcomed a baby daughter named Zia. Shum Jr. revealed the news with a photo of his baby with the Elton John lyric: “How wonderful life is, now you’re in the world.”
The celebrity chef and his wife Amy Schumer became first-time parents on May 5, 2019 when they welcomed their son, Gene Attell Fischer. Schumer has been open about suffering from hyperemesis throughout her pregnancy and has talked about it with her husband on her Netflix special, Growing.
The director became a first-time dad in October 3, 2018 when he and his girlfriend Kate Hudson welcomed their daughter, Rani Rose. Rani joins Hudson’s two sons from previous relationships, Ryder Robinson and Bingham Hawn Bellamy. A week before Father’s Day, Hudson took to Instagram with a tribute to her boyfriend and the father of Rani. She wrote, “This man has given me the most beautiful gifts life can give and the depth of gratitude I feel for the day he was born is beyond any measured spoken word or post.”
The musician welcomed his first child, a daughter named Banks Violet Bair, in October 2018 with fiance, Hilary Duff. The baby girl will join Duff’s son Luca Cruz from her previous marriage to Mike Comrie. “Being a dad is the best,” Koma wrote in a recent Instagram.
Patrick J. Adams
Adams and his wife, Troian Bellisario, became new parents in October 2018 when they welcomed their baby daughter. After the birth of their child, Bellisario took to Instagram with a sweet note for the father of her baby. “I cannot express how grateful I am. To the people who have protected us and kept our growing family safe and respected our privacy. To our tribe for expanding with grace and exponential amounts of love,” she wrote.. “To my @halfadams for being so supportive during every moment of my pregnancy and her birth. And to whatever incredible force of fate that brought this baby girl into our lives.”
Meghan and Harry aren’t the only ones who welcomed a royal baby in the past year. Matthews, the husband of Kate Middleton’s sister Pippa Middleton, became a first-time dad in October 2018 when the couple welcomed a baby daughter, who weighed 8 lbs and 9 oz. at the time of her birth.
“Everyone is delighted and mother and baby are doing well,” her representative told People. Kensington Palace said in an official statement: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are thrilled for Pippa and James.”