We started to notice a curious trend as COVID-19 swept the globe and lockdowns followed: more and more celebrity pregnancies popping up to celebrate. Maybe it’s just that pandemic-induced boredom made us more tuned in to these announcements, but we could swear there was something in the air last year that made our favorite stars want to grow their families. Or, maybe they just ran out of things to do at home like the rest of us. Either way, we’re halfway through 2021, and all those pandemic babies are starting to say aloha, with Jenny Slate, Stassi Schroeder, Princess Eugenie, and — of course — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle all welcoming new babies to the world.
Every star has their own way of introducing the news to the world. Eugenie welcomed the arrival of her and husband Jack Brooksbank’s son with a black-and-white photo showing his tiny baby hand wrapped around mom’s thumb; Schroeder had several pre- and post-birth photoshoots planned, and Rose Leslie and Kit Harington just allowed themselves to be spotted out on a casual stroll.
We’ll always be happy for our favorite stars growing their families — so take a peek to see which celebrities have welcomed a baby in 2021.
A version of this article was originally published in January 2021.
Olivia Munn & John Mulaney
Olivia Munn and boyfriend John Mulaney welcomed a baby boy on Nov. 24, according to TMZ. This is the first baby for the couple and comes on the heels of Mulaney’s split with wife Anna Marie Tendler in May 2021 and a stint in rehab. He filed for divorce in July and announced his baby news on The Late Show With Seth Meyers in September.
“In the spring I went to Los Angeles and met and started to date a wonderful woman named Olivia,” he shared on the show. “I got into this relationship that’s been really beautiful with someone incredible, and we’re having a baby together. I was nervous when I was about to say the news!”
Christina Ricci & Mark Hampton
On December 8, Mark Hampton shared via Instagram that he and Christina Ricci welcomed their first child together. “My heart has exploded,” Ricci’s husband began the caption to his post, featuring a photo of the couple’s child. “[Christina Ricci] and baby Cleo are doing fantastic, we’re all resting after such an eventful morning.. welcome to the world baby Cleopatra Ricci Hampton.”
Two months prior to their baby’s birth, Ricci and Hampton revealed they tied the knot. Ricci is also mom to Frederick “Freddie” Heerdegen, born in Auguat 2014, whom she shares with ex-husband James Heerdegen.
Bode Miller & Morgan Miller
On November 26, Bode Miller and Morgan Miller welcomed their new baby girl, per People. “She’s perfect and bringing her into this world was a perfect way to close this chapter of growing our family. Our hearts are so full,” the couple told the outlet. Morgan and Bode also share sons Nash, 6, Easton, 3, twins Asher and Aksel, 2, and late daughter Emeline.
Hannah Davis Jeter & Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter and his wife Hannah Davis Jeter now have a family of five, per People! The couple secretly welcomed their third child on December 2, a baby girl named River Rose. The couple is already parents to daughters 4-year-old Bella Raine and 2-year-old Story Grey.
James & Kimberly Van Der Beek
On Nov. 22, 2021, James Van Der Beek announced the arrival of his sixth little one, baby son Jeremiah. James shares all six kids with wife Kimberly Van Der Beek, whom he married in 2010. Last year, he opened up about the family’s heartbreaking experience when Kimberly suffered a miscarriage at 17 weeks, and his birth announcement on Instagram addresses how they’re healing as a family with their rainbow baby.
“Humbled and overjoyed to announce the safe, happy arrival of Jeremiah Van Der Beek,” the proud dad of six wrote alongside photos of each of his kids holding new baby “Remi.”
“Each child brings their own energy, their own manifestation of consciousness, their own lessons. The ones we lost each gifted us with different pieces of the puzzle…leaving us that much more grateful for the ongoing master class that we get to enjoy with this sweet, wise little one.”
Freida Pinto & Cory Tran
Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto and husband Cory Tran are parents! Pinto took to Instagram on November 21 to reveal the news that she and her husband welcomed a baby boy, Rumi-Ray. The post was a tribute for Tran’s birthday, but she also gave a nod to the couple’s newborn. “Rumi-Ray you are one lucky boy!” Pinto included in the post, along with photos of both parents cuddling their baby.
Thomas Rhett & Lauren Akins
Country singer Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren Akins welcomed their fourth child together, daughter Lillie Carolina, on November 15. The couple took to Instagram to share the thrilling news, posting a photo from Lauren’s hospital bed. “Lillie Carolina Akins born November 15th. 7.5 pounds of pure joy,” Rhett captioned the photo with his wife and newborn daughter.
“Lauren, you are my hero. Watching a child being born is legit a miracle. 4 under 6 here we go!” The couple also shares three daughters: Willa Gray, Ada James, and Lennon Love.
Lance Bass & Michael Turchin
NSYNC alum Lance Bass is a dad! The singer shared via Instagram on October 14 that he and husband Michael Turchin welcomed their twins via surrogate on October 13. “The baby dragons have arrived,” Bass began the caption to his Instagram post.
“I can not express how much love I feel right now. Thank you for all the kind wishes. It meant a lot. Now, how do you change a diaper??! Ahhhhhhhh!” The little ones are named Violet Betty and Alexander James.
Usher & Jenn Goicoechea
Usher and his girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea announced on October 12 that they welcomed a baby boy into their family. The couple named their son Sire Castrello Raymond, per People. This is the singer’s fourth child.
Dylan Dreyer & Brian Fichera
Dylan Dreyer and husband Brian Fichera are a full party of five! The 3rd Hour of Today co-host welcomed her third baby, a son, on September 29, per Today. Dreyer gave birth to her baby boy six weeks early after her water broke on Sunday, September 26. The couple named their new baby Russell James Fichera. Dreyer and Fichera already share sons Calvin and Oliver.
Barbara Pierce Bush & Craig Coyne
Barbara Bush and her husband Craig Coyne welcomed their first child, a baby girl, in late September 2021. Naturally, Barbara’s parents — former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush — were so excited to share the news. “With full hearts, Laura and I are delighted to announce the birth of our new granddaughter,” the former first couple shared with People. The couple named their baby girl Cora Georgia Coyne.
Ronda Rousey & Travis Browne
Ronda Rousey confirmed via Instagram on September 27 that she and husband Travis Browne welcomed their first child together! The WWE athlete took to Instagram and shared two precious photos of her daughter’s delicate hand. The couple chose to name their daughter La’akea Makalapuaokalanipō Browne. Rousey’s husband also shared the same photos to his own Instagram account, adding to his caption, “You are so incredibly loved!”
Macklemore & Tricia Davis
Macklemore and wife Tricia Davis are now proud parents of three! The couple welcomed their third child, son Hugo, roughly six weeks ago, Davis revealed in an Instagram post. “Six weeks ago in the shadow of the Buck Moon this beautiful human came into our lives,” Davis began her caption, which was written alongside a photo of the mom cradling her and her husband’s little one.
“He arrived rooted and calm, mostly just observing the two whirling dervishes around him… Welcome home Hugo. May you crush the distorted masculine and awaken the divine.” The couple’s first child, daughter Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty, was born in May 2015. The couple welcomed their second child, daughter Colette Koala, sometime in 2018.
Cardi B & Offset
Cardi B and Offset welcomed their second child together on Saturday, Sept. 4. The couple already shares daughter Kulture, 3, and now they have a baby boy, whose name has yet to be released. Cardi B posted the exciting news on Instagram with a sweet photo of the duo snuggling their bundle of joy.
“We are so overjoyed to finally meet our son,” the couple said in a statement to People. “He is already loved so much by family and friends and we can’t wait to introduce him to his other siblings.”
Pete & Chasten Buttigieg
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten Buttigieg, are now a family of four! After sharing the news that they were becoming parents last month, Pete announced on social media today that they have officially welcomed their two babies — Penelope Rose and Joseph August — and shared the sweetest first family photo.
Emily VanCamp and husband Josh Bowman are first-time parents! The actress kept the news of her pregnancy totally hush-hush, and only revealed that she’d been expecting after welcoming her precious little one. The Revenge and Captain America: Civil War star took to Instagram on August 26 to share the news.
“Welcome to the world our sweet little Iris,” her caption began, revealing her baby’s name alongside a black and white photo of her child’s tiny little fingers wrapped around VanCamp’s. “Our hearts are full.” You can see the Instagram post for yourself here.
Shawn Johnson and her husband, Andrew East, are now a family of four! The couple announced the arrival of their son via their children clothing and toy brand, Teddy & Bear, on July 20, 2021. “We’re so excited to announce a new friend is here,” a slide from the brand’s Instagram Story read, per People. This is the couple’s second child. They welcomed their daughter, Drew Hazel, in October 2019.
Halsey officially gave birth to their first child, Ender Ridley Aydin, on July 14, 2021! The singer, who identifies as non-binary and uses “she/they” pronouns, welcomed the precious little one with their partner Alev Aydin. Halsey took to Instagram to share the news, posting two beautiful black-and-white photos. The first featured Halsey holding their newborn and looking lovingly at Aydin. The second was a photo of the new parent breastfeedng their little one. “Gratitude. For the most ‘rare’ and euphoric birth. Powered by love,” Halsey captioned the post.
Amber Heard is officially a mom! The actress introduced her baby daughter Oonagh Paige Heard to the world in July after welcoming her in April via surrogate, writing on Instagram: I’m so excited to share this news with you. Four years ago, I decided I wanted to have a child. I wanted to do it on my own terms…I hope we arrive at a point in which it’s normalized to not want a ring in order to have a crib.”
Gal Gadot is now a mom of three. She and husband Jaron Varsano welcomed a third daughter, baby girl Daniella, and shared the news via Instagram in June with a photo of themselves and their other two daughters Alma and Maya.
“My sweet family 🖐🏼I couldn’t be more grateful and happy (and tired 🤪) we are all so excited to welcome Daniella into our family,” she wrote. “I’m sending all of you love and health. GG ♥️🖐🏼🖐🏼🖐🏼”🖐🏼🖐🏼
Ewan McGregor & Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead welcomed their first child together in summer 2021, a baby son named Laurie whose arrival was heralded by McGregor’s daughters Esther and Clara on social media. Laurie is McGregor’s fifth child, joining his four daughters with ex-wife Eve Mavrakis.
Hunter McGrady & Brian Keys
‘Sports Illustrated’ model Hunter McGrady welcomed her first baby with husband Brian Keys in JUly 2021, writing “I’ve never known a love like this. I’ve been enjoying and in pure bliss. Can’t wait to introduce you guys to this sweet boy” under a picture of her baby boy’s tiny hand.
Lauren Burnham & Arie Luyendyk Jr.
Twins have joined the family of Lauren Burnham and Arie Luyendeyk Jr., who met on his season of The Bachelor. On June 12, the reality TV couple shared the news that their daughter Alessi, 2, is now a big sister. Luyendeyk posted on his Instagram story, saying “@luyendyktwins are here! Momma and babies are doing great and everything went smoothly.” (Yes, the twins have their own IG account already, as does Alessi!)
Burnham and Luyendyk announced they were expecting twins back in December 2020, later revealing in January that the babies would be adding both a boy and another girl to their growing family. Though they haven’t yet announced any details about the babies, Burnham told PEOPLE in May that they have had the names picked out since Alessi was born.
“Right after we decided on her name, we actually chose the next two for our boy and our girl,” Burnham said. “It just ended up working out where we’re now having a boy and a girl. So we’re just gonna use both of those names that we loved.”
Aja Naomi King
How to Get Away With Murder star Aja Naomi King and her husband Dan King are new parents! The couple welcomed baby boy Kian True King in late spring 2021, but haven’t yet revealed the exact birth date. On June 6, King shared a series of gorgeous photos of her post-birth body on Instagram, celebrating the awe of delivering a baby.
“This is the After. After days of labor. After experiencing what felt like my insides being ripped apart, no lie,” King wrote. “After experiencing the unimaginable beauty of childbirth, this is what is left behind. This Gorgeous Body!” She continued, “No make up, no editing, no filters (and you know I love a filter!)…Just Me…a woman in awe of her Body and her Baby! ♥️”
Daddy Dan shared the first photo of the little guy, with the caption “Whoop there he is.” In the pic, the proud papa is cradling the tiny newborn in a blue baby sling. He then announced his new son’s name and its pronunciation (kee-ahn) with a graphic Instagram post and another adorable photo of the cutie.
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their much-anticipated baby girl to the world on June 4, and 2-year-old Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor became a big brother. The California couple officially announced her arrival with a statement on June 6 that included all the royal baby details. As expected, the Duke and Duchess’ daughter’s full name honors both Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana!
“It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world,” the official statement said. “Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home.” the statement continued.
“Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet.” the statement continued. “Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.”
Erin & Ben Napier
It’s baby No. 2 for HGTV’s Erin and Ben Napier. Daughter Mae Napier joined the world on May 28 and naturally, the Home Town stars and big sis Helen, 3, are over the moon to be a family of four.
“While we are excited to have another daughter to love, we are more excited to see the bond she and Helen will have,” the couple told People.” They’re already so in love with each other!”
Erin also shared intimate Polaroid photos of baby Mae’s first moments on her Instagram page. The adorable family is so in love with their new addition.
Samira Wiley & Lauren Morelli
Welcome to the world, baby girl George Elizabeth! Samira Wiley and wife Lauren Morelli welcomed their first child, baby girl George, this April, announcing her arrival with a sweet Mother’s Day post on Instagram. “Happy 1st Mother’s Day to my beautiful wife, who four weeks ago today after laboring for almost 3 days gave birth to our first child — our gorgeous daughter, George,” wrote Wiley in the photo caption. “Welcome to the world, babygirl. We love you and we thank you for giving us the best 1st Mother’s Day two ladies could ask for. George Elizabeth 4.11.2021.”
Ellie Goulding & Caspar Jopling
Ellie Goulding is officially a mama! The singer’s husband Caspar Jopling announced that the couple had welcomed their first child on his Instagram story on May 2nd.
“Mum and baby both healthy and happy,” Jopling wrote. “Extremely grateful.”
Christina Milian & Matt Pokora
Christina Milian and her boyfriend Matt Pokora have welcomed their baby son, Kenna. This is Milian’s third child and second child with Pokora, with whom she also shares her 1-year-old son, Isaiah.
Milian announced the arrival of her newborn on Instagram on April 24th, writing: “Kenna, Welcome to the world baby boy!”
Macaulay Culkin & Brenda Song
Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song welcomed a son together, Dakota Song Culkin, on April 5 at 1:10 pm. The couple gave a simple statement to multiple outlets: “We’re overjoyed.” The name is believed to be a tribute to Culkin’s late sister Dakota.
Hilary Duff & Matthew Koma
Hilary Duff and her husband Matthew Koma have welcomed their second child together, Mae James Bair. The couple announced the arrival of their daughter on Instagram with a sweet black and white photo of Duff holding Mae in a water pool alongside her husband and two children: Banks and Luca.
“Mae James Bair- We LOVE you beauty 3-24-21,” the former Disney star captioned her picture.
Emma Stone & Dave McCary
Emma Stone is now a mom! TMZ confirmed that the actress had welcomed her first child with husband Dave McCary on March 13. She secretly wed SNL director McCary in 2020 and has had a nearly off-the-radar pregnancy thanks to the pandemic, though a source told Us Weekly in January that she’s “very happy and very excited about becoming a mother.”
Bindi Irwin & Chandler Powell
Steve Irwin’s daughter Bindi Irwin and husband Chandler Powell have welcomed a baby girl on the sweetest of dates: the one-year anniversary of their 2020 wedding. Baby daughter Grace Warrior Irwin Powell joined the family on March 25th, and her parents couldn’t be more excited to meet her.
Ashley Tisdale & Christopher French
Ashley Tisdale has welcomed her first child with husband Christopher French and her birth announcement for her baby daughter couldn’t be more adorable. “Jupiter Iris French arrived earth side 3.23.21,” she wrote on Twitter, sharing a photo of Jupiter’s baby hand wrapped around her thumb.
Zara & Mike Tindall
Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter Zara Tindall has welcomed her third child with husband Mike Tindall: son Lucas Philip, who unexpectedly arrived in a home birth this past weekend as recounted on Mike’s rugby podcast. ““It was running to the gym, get a mat, get into the bathroom, get the mat on the floor, towels down, brace, brace, brace,” MIke shared. Lucas joins siblings Mia Grace and Lena Elizabeth.
Pippa Middleton & James Matthews
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews have welcomed a baby daughter, their second childa after first son Arthur. The couple wed in 2017 and welcomed Arthur just a year later, welcoming baby Grace Elizabeth in March 2021.
Karlie Kloss & Joshua Kushner
Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner have welcomed their first child together just a few months after the former Victoria’s Secret model finally confirmed her pregnancy to the world. The couple is reportedly living in Miami as they adjust to being a family of three.
Emily Ratajkowski & Sebastian Bear-McClard
Emily Ratajkowski and husband Sebastian Bear-McClard have welcomed their first child together, with the model celebrating their baby’s new arrival on Instagram. “Sylvester Apollo Bear has joined us earth side. Sly arrived 3/8/21 on the most surreal, beautiful, and love-filled morning of my life.”
Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard have previously declined to comment on the sex of their baby, informing the public that their child would let them know their gender when they turned 18.
Zac Hanson & Kate Hanson
Zac Hanson and wife Kate Hanson have welcomed baby #5! “I am a little late, but I celebrated #internationalwomensday the best way I know how,” the former Hanson drummer wrote on Instagram. “Marveling at the superpower women are uniquely gifted… as well as freaking out over the fact that I am now responsible to help raise another person. Quincy Joseph Thoreau Hanson. Born 3/7/21.”
Kellan Lutz & Brittany Gonzales
Twilight star Kellan Lutz and Brittany Gonzales have welcomed their first child, a baby girl born on February 22. The two shared the exciting news on Instagram and announced their daughter’s name, Ashtyn Lilly.
“She’s here!!!!,” the parents wrote in their lengthy, heartwarming post. “She ushered in a new season for us and we love her beyond comprehension.”
Katharine McPhee & David Foster
Katharine McPhee and David Foster, who wed in 2019, have welcomed their first child together, a son.
A rep for the couple confirmed the news to People, saying, “Katharine McPhee and David Foster have welcomed a healthy baby boy. Mom, Dad and son are all doing wonderfully.”
Patrick Mahomes & Brittany Matthews
NFL star Patrick Mahomes and his fiancée Brittany Matthews announced on Instagram that they welcomed their baby girl Sterling Skye on February 20.
The sweet longtime couple have been dating since they were teenagers and got engaged September 2020 when the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback popped the question during the Chiefs’ Super Bowl ring ceremony.
Rose Leslie & Kit Harington
Rose Leslie and her Game of Thrones co-star husband Kit Harington have welcomed their first child together, a baby boy. E! News confirmed the news after seeing photos of the couple out for a stroll in London with their newborn, following a similarly low-key pregnancy announcement given that these two don’t have social media. First meeting in 2012, these two have never been stronger together as they start their family.
Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank
On Feb. 9, Eugenie and husband Jack welcomed a royal baby boy at the same hospital in London where Meghan Markle welcomed baby Archie. This is the couple’s first child after a year and a half of marriage and over a decade after their first meeting.
Stassi Schroeder & Beau Clark
Former Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder welcomed baby daughter Hartford Charlie Rose Clark this January with fiancé Beau Clark, and she couldn’t be happier.
“Beau & I have spent the last couple of weeks enjoying every moment with our daughter. Every cuddle, every sound, every poop, all of it,” she wrote on Instagram. My heart is so freaking full. I can’t believe I get to keep her.”
Nick Kroll & Lily Kwong
Nick Kroll and wife Lily Kwong have welcomed their first child, a baby boy born on Jan. 21, 2021. “Welcome to the world little one – our beautiful baby boy joined us earthside on 1/21/21. Our hearts are full ♥️🌹♥️,” the Big Mouth creator’s wife wrote on Instagram.
Jenny Slate & Ben Shattuck
Jenny Slate welcomed her first child with fiancé Ben Shattuck this February, daughter Ida Lupine. The comedian only announced her pregnany a few days before her due date, so her public pregnancy was over as soon as it started.
“She’s a good sleeper, which is really nice,” Slate told Entertainment Tonight. “I can say without a doubt that it is for sure the most meaningful thing that has ever happened to me, and I feel really lucky and happy.”
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