When most of us learn a friend, family member or colleague is expecting, we jump for joy. There’s nothing quite like a baby announcement or — better yet — welcoming a newborn. We react similarly when our favorite celebs reveal their pregnancies because let’s be real: It’s hard not to love a happy Hollywood ending. So, just who are the celebrities expecting babies in 2019?
Really, the question is more like who isn’t expecting a baby this year?! From our latest addition, actress Eva Amurri Martino and her husband, NBC Sports analyst Kyle Martino, to actress Ellie Kemper, who joked last week that she was “102 weeks pregnant” (with her comedian husband, Michael Koman), we have 35 impending celebrity births and counting.
The next burning question is: What will they name the babies? We have a few suggestions — they could follow in the steps of their fellow celebrities who have named their babies cool names such as Isla and Crew, or they could go with some of the most popular baby names of 2019, including Freya, Evangeline, Felix and Henry. (Which, by the way, sounds like a seventies folk band.)
So, who else will be giving birth? Click through this slideshow to see which celebs are currently expecting — or gave birth — in 2019.
A version of this article was originally published in January 2019.
Our favorite Fosse/Verdon star is expecting! A source tells People that Michelle Williams was spotted shopping for baby clothes in London, and is now pregnant with her first child with fiancé Thomas Kail.
Kail and Williams worked together on Fosse/Verdon. Williams’s first child Matilda, who she shares with late partner Heath Ledger, reportedly approves of the match.
Bachelor alum (and I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friend author) Courtney Robertson is now expecting her first child with byofriend Humberto Preciado. Robertson told Us Weekly the exciting news this week, sharing that they’re expecting a baby boy and the story of how she and Preciado met.
Here’s the love story: After Preciado liked a bunch of Robertson’s photos on Instagram, she DM’d him. “We went out a couple of days later and we’ve been together for eight months. He moved in in July, and the rest is history.”
“I always wanted a boy. I grew up playing sports,” Robertson continued. “My sister had three boys. I was like, ‘Of course, I’m probably not going to have a boy. We got the results back and I was actually shocked.’ I just thought in my head it was a girl.”
Congrats to Robertson, Preciado, and their baby boy!
E! News reports that Felicity Jones is pregnant with her first child with husband Charles Guard! At the New York City premiere of new film The Aeronauts, Jones’s bump was just visible — but few noticed, too busy focusing on the actress’s flawless style.
Jones and Guard have been married since July 2018, and dating since 2015. Given the privacy surrounding their relationship thus far, we doubt we’ll be inundated with pregnancy details — but we’re so excited to learn this family is growing! Congrats!
We’re about to have another Bachelor baby! Bachelor alum Bekah Martinez posted a beaming photo of herself with boyfriend Grayston Leonard and baby daughter Ruth holding an ultrasound to announce her second pregnancy.
“Thankful,” she captioned the Thanksgiving pic. Congratulations to this family!
Richard Gere & Alejandra Silva
Us Weekly confirms that Richard Gere’s wife Alejandra Silva is pregnant with their second child. Their first child, son Alexander, was born just nine months earlier.
Gere and Silva married in a secret ceremony in April 2018, just a few months before Silva announced her first pregnancy. This will be both Gere and Silva’s third child: Gere shares 19-year-old son Homer with ex Carey Lowell, and Silva shares 6-year-old son Albert with ex Govind Friedland.
Congratulations to the couple!
Laura Prepon & Ben Foster
Orange Is The New Black star Laura Prepon just announced that she’s expecting her second child with husband Ben Foster. The couple’s first child, 2-year-old daughter Ella, is featured in Prepon’s adorable Instagram pregnancy announcement.
Under a photo of a grinning Prepon holding Ella in her arms, the caption reads: “We are so excited to announce that our family is growing. Life is beautiful! #knockedup.” A sweet message of gratitude from an adorable family — congratulations, Laura and Ben!
Maren Morris & Ryan Hurd
Country star Maren Morris announced her pregnancy on Instagram on October 22 with this message: “The irony is just too rich that after a year of living in the “GIRL” headspace, the universe would give us a baby boy to even things out. See you in 2020, little one. 👶🏻.”
Morris’s fellow country star boyfriend Ryan Hurd also posted his excitement about their baby boy: “MY BOYS CAN SWIM. BABY BOY HURD 2020! Look at her…cannot believe this life with this girl. Also, thank you George Constanza for this caption that I’ve been sitting on my entire life…”
Congratulations, Maren and Ryan!
Kimberly and James Van Der Beek
James Van Der Beek announced on October 7 that his wife, Kimberly, is pregnant. The couple are also the parents to Gwendolyn, 15 months, Emilia, 3, Annabel Leah, 5, Joshua, 7, and Olivia, 9.
“Thrilled beyond belief to announce that another little bundle of joy has picked us to be their family,” Van Der Beek wrote on Instagram with a gorgeous picture of his whole family.
Ricky Martin & Jwan Yosef
Ricky Martin is about to be a father four times over. The 47-year-old singer broke the good news on Saturday while accepting an award at the 23rd annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in D.C. After giving a shout-out to his husband, Jwan Yoself, and the couple’s kids — twin sons Valentino and Matteo, 11, and daughter Lucia — Martin made the special announcement. “And by the way, I have to announce that we are pregnant,” adding to the cheering crowd, “I love big families.”
At this time, Martin hasn’t yet announced when he and Yosef will bring home their new family member, but he did say, “We are waiting.”
In further proof that Jane the Virgin‘s Yael Grobglas is an especially adorable human being, she just announced she’s expecting her first child in the cutest way. Ahead of the Emmys on Sunday, Sept. 22, the actress posted two photos of herself from a pre-Emmys party. The first, which showed her from a front-facing view, didn’t seem to suggest anything out of the ordinary. But the following picture showed off Grobglas from a “side angle” — and, surprise, there’s a baby bump there!
This will be Groblas’ first child. We’ll have to wait and see if life imitates art, in which case she’d end up with twins like her onscreen alter-ego, Petra.
Carson & Siri Daly
Carson Daly and his wife, Siri, are expecting their fourth child! The Today co-anchor announced the news on September 20 on his NBC talk show. The baby will join son Jackson James, 10, and daughters Etta Jones, 7, and London Rose, 5.
Hilaria & Alec Baldwin
Hilaria Baldwin announced her fifth pregnancy with Alec Baldwin on September 19. “It is still very early, but we have learned that there is a little person inside of me,” she said in an Instagram video. “The sound of this strong heart makes me so happy — especially because of the loss we experienced in the spring. We want to share this news as we are excited and don’t want to hide the pregnancy. These first few months are tough with exhaustion and nausea and I don’t want to have to pretend that I feel OK.”
Rachel Bloom & Dan Gregor
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom must be on top of the world right now. On Saturday, Sept. 14, she won her first Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards for Best Original Music and Lyrics — then, when asked backstage what was next for her, Bloom dropped even more exciting news. After revealing she’s currently on tour and will “hopefully write more Emmy-winning songs” soon, she added (via People), “And also, I’m pregnant! So that’s what’s next for me.” The actress, who is married to Dan Gregor, shared that she was three-months pregnant with her first child at the time of the awards show. “So I get to tell my child that she was with me when this happened, which is really f***ing cool!” she gushed.
Teddi Mellencamp & Edwin Arroyave
This Beverly Hills family is getting a little bigger! Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp confirmed to People that she’s pregnant with her third child with husband Edwin Arroyave. At 14 weeks along, Mellencamp posted a pic to Instagram in which she’s just starting to show, captioning the photo: “Life is full of miracles — head to US Weekly to read about ours.”
Eva Amurri Martino & Kyle Martino
Actress Eva Amurri Martino and her husband, NBC Sports analyst Kyle Martino, are expecting their third child. Amurri Martino, who is Susan Sarandon’s daughter, announced the news on September 8 in a video on her blog, Happily Eva After. “Our family is ecstatic to share this ‘collab’ that has been brewing now for several months!” Amurri wrote in the accompanying blog post.
Chanel Iman & Sterling Shepard
Victoria’s Secret Angel Chanel Iman announced via Instagram on Aug. 26 that she and her husband, Sterling Shepard, wide receiver for the New York Giants, are expecting their second child. “Excited to announce we will be a family of four soon,” she wrote, to which Chrissy Teigen responded, “OOOOO GIRL GET READY FOR A RIDE!!! Love you both, congratulations!!!!!!!!”
Quentin Tarantino & Daniella Pick
Quentin Tarantino’s representative confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the director is expecting his first child with wife Daniella Pick.
The pair first met in 2009, and have been married since November 2018. Tarantino has previously hinted that he’d like to start a family — and there’s no time like the present!
Miranda Kerr & Evan Spiegel
Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel will be welcoming a second child in just a few months, People confirms. The two share 1-year-old Hart, and Kerr announced her pregnancy just 10 months after he was born. On August 11, she posted an update on her Instagram, and this mama-to-be is quite literally glowing as she places a hand on her baby bump. The couple has been married since May 2017, and their growing family appears to be thriving.
This pregnancy is Kerr’s third: she also shares a son with ex-husband Orlando Bloom, 8-year-old Flynn.
Morgan & Bode Miller
The Miller family is about to expand in a big way! On Monday, Olympic skier Bode Miller and his wife Morgan announced that they’re expecting identical twin boys. Morgan details the emotional journey of finding out this news on Instagram, reflecting on the pain of losing their young daughter Emeline last summer.
“Losing a child while pregnant was the most confusing experience of my life […] How could I love this baby the way I loved Emmy? Was it okay to love this baby the way I loved Emmy?” Morgan writes, then describes how her son Easton helped her find a way that her “joy and grief could coexist.” She continues: “Now, I can actually say with joy and excitement that we are expecting identical twin boys. From the day I met my husband, he has always said he wanted identical twin boys born on his birthday. We are due on the lucky day/angel number of 11/11 which is not far off from @millerbode Birthday of 10/12.”
Congratulations to this lovely family — they deserve all the happiness in the world and we’re so happy to hear about this magical new development.
Milla Jovovich & Paul W. S. Anderson
Congrats to the lovely Milla Jovovich! On August 7, the Resident Evil star took to Instagram to share news that she’s pregnant for a third time (she shares 11-year-old Ever and 4-year-old Dashiel with husband Paul W. S. Anderson).
“Knocked up again 🤫 ,” the star writes in her caption. “After I found out I was pregnant 13 weeks ago, I had a mixture of feelings ranging between complete joy and utter terror. Because of my age and losing the last pregnancy I didn’t want to get attached to this potential baby too quickly […] Thank goodness we’re in the clear AND we found out that we’ve been blessed with another girl! 😆😂🥰” Looks like a third daughter will be joining the fam — congrats to Jovovich for her strength throughout this process, and kudos to her for being open about the challenges she’s facing.
Christina Milian & Matt Pokora
Christina Milian is welcoming her second child — and first with boyfriend Matt Pokora. In an Instagram post, Milian shared the exciting news, sharing a photo of her and Pokora holding an ultrasound photo with the goofy caption: “New release 2020! What a blessing!
Let’s do this babe @mattpokora ❤️!”
Milian is also mother to 9-year-old daughter Violet, who she shares with ex-husband Terius Youngdell Nash. Pokora celebrated the pregnancy on Instagram too, posting a similar pic with the caption: “La relève est en route! 🙏🏼🙌🏼 Legacy on the way! 🙏🏼🙌🏼 #happyman.” Congrats to this sweet couple!
Anne Hathaway & Adam Shulman
Anne Hathaway is ready for baby no. 2. The actress announced on Wednesday, July 24, that she’s pregnant with her second baby with husband Adam Shulman. “It’s not for a movie… #2,” Hathaway wrote in the caption, disclaiming that her baby bump is, in fact, real. “All kidding aside, for everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies. Sending you extra love 💕”
Shulman and Hathaway welcomed their first child, son Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman, in March 2016. Hathaway told The Ellen DeGeneres Show in January about her decision to stop drinking to be more present for her son. She elaborated about her decision further in an interview with Tatler. “My issue is I just love it. So. Much. But the way I do it makes me unavailable for my son. My last hangover lasted for five days,” she told Tatler in June.
Thomas Rhett & Lauren Akins
It’s a party of three for Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren Akins. The country singer announcd that he’s expecting his third child on Instagram in June 2019. “Excited to share that I will now be paying for 3 weddings😂,” Rhett joked in the caption. “I feel so blessed to say that our third child is on the way and it’s a girl!! I love you so much @laur_akins. WG and AJ, y’all are gonna be the best big sisters! Bring on the crazy.”
Rhett and Atkins new baby will join daughters Ada James, 1, and Willa Gray, 3. “We decided we didn’t have enough princess dresses around the house so we’re adding another Akins baby girl to the family early next year 💕🎀😭💗💗💗,” Akins wrote in her own Instagram. “Despite Thomas Rhett’s initial shock (swipe to see video 😂) we are absolutely over the moon for our baby girl! Our girls cannot wait to meet their little sister 💕💕”
Today show host Dylan Dreyer announced her pregnancy on-air today with an emotional statement: “I opened up about my infertility and my secondary infertility and just surgeries I’ve had to have, and the day I was going to start my IVF […] the doctor calls and says, ‘Don’t take anything, you’re pregnant.'” It’s been a rough journey for Dreyer — luckily, one with a wonderful conclusion. Later in the show, Dreyer revealed she’ll be having a baby boy.
Danielle Brooks announced her pregnancy in the sweetest way: the Orange is the New Black star shared a photo of her positive, Clear Blue pregnancy test on Instagram and — in the image — Brooks is beaming. She also changed her profile to read “I predict I’m going to be a MOMMY.” No words on when Brooks’s little bundle of joy is due.
Shay Mitchell is a mama! The Pretty Little Liars alum announced that she’s pregnant with her first child on Instagram on June 28, 2019. The You star revealed the big news with a topless photo of her baby bump. “Does this mean I’m allowed to drive in the car pool lane at all times now?” she captioned the photo. The actress also posted a YouTube video detailing her pregnancy journey and why she’s kept it private so long. The video, titled “Guess Who’s Preggers”, will be part of a recurring series titled “Almost Ready.” The next video will be on Mitchell’s YouTube on July 17, 2019.
Mitchell hasn’t revealed who the father of the child is, but the actress was most recently linked to Canadian TV host Matte Babel. Last year, Mitchell revealed she suffered a miscarriage in 2018.
“Having so many people follow me on Instagram and read my posts is both incredibly humbling and hugely uplifting,” she wrote on Instagram at the time. “The support and affection that so many of you show me lifts me up during even my darkest days, one of which happened last year after I miscarried and lost the child of my hopes and dreams.”
Bar Refaeli & Adi Ezra
Bar Refaeli and Adi Ezra’s family is about to get a bit bigger: Refaeli is pregnant… again! Refaeli announced the joyous news on Instagram with the help of friend Assi Azar and, in the video, Refaeli beemed. This will be the couple’s third child.
Sean Lowe & Catherine Giudici
Bachelor alums Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici are expecting their third child! Lowe shared the news on Instagram, with a sweet family shot and the caption “The first two have been pretty cool. So why not a third?” while his wife simply wrote “#PartyofFive.” Little Lowe is due later this year.
Ellie Kemper & Michael Koman
It seems congratulations are in order for Ellie Kemper and Michael Koman: the star of Netflix’s hit comedy the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is expecting her second child. Kemper confirmed her pregnancy after an Instagram post that sent fans into a tailspin. (The post, from Kemper’s stylist, Jessica Paster, referred to the actress as a “beautiful mommy to be.”) Kemper and Koman welcomed their first child, James Miller, in 2016.
Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds chose the perfect outing to reveal they were expecting their third child together: the May 2 premiere of Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, which Reynolds voices. Lively wore a stunning figure-hugging canary-yello dress that showed off her pregnant belly and Reynolds couldn’t take his eyes off his wife of seven years.
The hilarious duo will be adding to their family of four, making big sisters James and Inez a trio that officially outnumbers their parents.
Johnny Galecki & Alaina Meyer
Bazinga! Big Bang Theory‘s Johnny Galecki and girlfriend Alaina Meyer are expecting their first bing bang baby! The couple confirmed the news to People in a statement, saying, “We are absolutely over the moon to announce that we will soon be welcoming a little one into this crazy and wonderful world. We ask that you please respect our privacy during this celebratory time for us and our families. There truly is love out there for all. We hope ours is the ember of yours, as we feel yours is the ember of ours.”
Galecki and Meyer first went public with their relationship in September of 2018.
Keira Knightly & James Righton
Keira Knightly and husband James Righton quietly revealed they were expecting their second child together when an obviously pregnant Knightly stepped out in Paris on May 2. The couple, who wed in 2013, welcomed daughter Edie just two years later.
Lauren Conrad & William Tell
Lauren Conrad announced her and husband of four years, William Tell, are expecting their second child together. The former Hills star and lifestyle guru announced the big news in a perfectly precious Instagram.
Nicole Johnson & Michael Phelps
Nicole and Michael Phelps announced they were expecting baby number three in the cutest Instagram of their two boys — Boomer, 2, and Beckett, 13 months — in March. The excited father-to-be could barely contain his glee, writing: “#3 on the way! Can’t wait to see the journey that this takes us on!!! #luckyman.”
Christina El Moussa & Ant Anstead
HGTV star Christina El Moussa (now Anstead) announced on her Instagram that she and her husband, British television presenter Ant Anstead, were expecting their first child together. El Moussa captioned a photo of her and Anstead embracing while El Moussa held up a sonogram photo with the exciting news, writing, “@ant_anstead and I are so excited to announce #babyanstead coming this September!! The kids are all so excited to meet their new sibling #5
El Moussa and Anstead have two children, respectively, from their previous marriages. El Moussa’s children are Taylor and Brayden El Moussa, whom she had with ex-husband Tarek El Moussa. Anstead’s children are Amelie, 15, and Archie, 12, from his marriage to Louise Anstead.
The couple’s baby boy, Hudson, was born September 6th.
In wonderful, surprising news, former Today cohost Tamron Hall shared on Monday, March 4 that she had quietly married film producer Steven Greener and that she was just weeks away from giving birth to her first child. Hall gave birth in May to baby Moses.
In a sentimental Instagram post showing off her belly, Hall wrote to her followers, “I’ve wanted to share this news for many months and now finally my doctor has said I am in a safe place, at 32 weeks, to share my joy with y’all. So, it’s clear a daytime talk show isn’t the only thing I’ve been trying to produce! There have been many tears, but today I embrace the smiles. My husband Steven and I are beyond excited! We’re in constant prayer, so if you pray, add us to your list; if you meditate, send calmness our way; and if you believe in luck, we’ll happily take that too. More to share in a few weeks when the baby arrives! Next chapter! Blessed and Grateful.”
Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter debuted her growing baby bump in an ultra-chic, form-fitting red lace gown at the 2019 Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24. Ritter’s first child with her boyfriend, The War on Drugs’ frontman Adam Granduciel, baby boy Bruce was born in August.
Congratulations are in order for Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky! Clinton gave birth on July 22 to baby boy, Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky.
Kate Mara and husband Jamie Bell welcomed a baby girl on May 27. The new addition was Mara’s first child and Bell’s second. (He has a 4-year-old son from his previous marriage to actor Evan Rachel Wood.)
Jessa Duggar Seewald
Jessa Duggar Seewald’s third child with husband Ben Seewald was born May 28.
Sara Haines may be best known for GMA and The View, so it’s fitting that Haines made her pregnancy announcement live on air on Jan. 3 by holding up a set of ultrasound pics. This isn’t Haines’ first rodeo, though — she and husband Max Shifrin have two other children together. Baby No. 3 arrived in June.
Boy Meets World star Danielle Fishel posted a low-key announcement on Instagram on Jan. 3, complete with a pair of precious baby shoes. The first child for her and hubby Jensen Karp, Baby Adler was born on June 24.
Kobe Bryant’s Wife, Vanessa Bryant
Retired basketball player Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, welcomed their baby girl Capri Kobe Bryant ‘KoKo’ on June 20.
Baby Capri is the couple’s fourth child together, following daughters Natalia, 15, Gianna, 12, and Bianka, 2.
Jerry Ferrara’s Wife, Breanne Racano
After his wife Breanne Racano endured a miscarriage, Entourage star Jerry Ferrara and Racano announced in January that they were expecting their rainbow baby. The adorable announcement was posted on Instagram and, in the photo, Ferrara can be seen speaking to Racano’s growing stomach.
The couple welcomed the baby boy in May.
On Thanksgiving, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi posted a sweet message on Instagram to announce that she and husband Jionni LaValle are expecting their third child. The couple welcomed baby boy Angelo James LaValle in May.
Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s Wife, Lauren Burnham
Bachelor alums Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham had a whirlwind romance. Luyendyk and Burnham met on the infamous dating show, but when Luyendyk popped the question to Becca Kufrin, the season 22 winner, many thought their time together was over. However, after the show, Luyendyk realized he had made a mistake, so he called it quits with Kufrin and ran back to Burnham.
Since, however, Luyendyk and Burnham became the proud parents of their daughter, Alessi, in May.
On Oct. 22, comedian Amy Schumer revealed she and husband Chris Fischer were expecting their first child, and she did so in the most Amy Schumer way possible… by not saying anything. Instead, she had her friend Jessica Yellin share the news on her Instagram. (Genius, right?)
Of course, Schumer gave birth in May, but leading up, her pregnancy was not easy. The comedian struggled with hyperemesis gravidarum.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
Following a romantic May 2018 wedding and a whirlwind couple of months, Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, and Meghan (née Markle), the Duchess of Sussex, announced in October they were expecting their first child. Markle gave birth to baby Archie in May.
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