Tika, Tiny, Tyra, Tatyana And More 2016 Celebrity Baby Births

December 29, 2016  |  
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If you let the media tell it, you might feel like the year 2016 was all about death and loss but there were plenty of bright spots and new bundles of joy along the way. This year we saw a number of well-known women become first-time mothers and plenty of famous families welcome their second, third, or even seventh child! Here’s a look back at all of the 2016 celebrity baby births that had us excited.

Tyra Banks

After years of putting off motherhood and unsuccessful IVF treatments, Tyra Banks and boyfriend Erik Asla welcomed a baby boy via surrogate. York Banks Asla was born January 27, 2016.

Tika Sumpter

Like her pregnancy, Tika Sumpter kept her baby girl’s birth private. It wasn’t until October 26 that People revealed the actress gave birth to a daughter named Ella-Loren on October 8.

Tatyana Ali

Actress Tatyana Ali became a wife and first-time mom within two months this year. On July 17, Tatyana and Dr. Vaughn Rasberry wed in Beverly Hills, then on September 16 they welcomed a healthy baby boy: Edward Aszard Rasberry.

Angela Simmons

Another first-time mother on our list, Angela Simmons and fiancé Sutton Tennyson welcomed a son who shares his father’s namesake on September 22.

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Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington maintained her reputation for being notoriously private about her personal life, giving birth to baby number two weeks before the public found out about it, again. She and husband Nnamdi Asomugh welcomed a son on October 5.

Jurnee Smollett Bell

Six years after tying the knot, Jurnee Smollett and husband Joshua Bell welcomed their first son: Hunter Zion.

Melanie Fiona

Singer Melanie Fiona welcomed another one of the year’s celebrity baby boys, giving birth to son Cameron Lincoln Cotter with partner Jarred Cotter on March 14.


Kandi gave birth to one of the first celebrity babies of the new year when she and husband Todd welcomed their son Ace on January 6.

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Who is this dude mom??? 😂😂😂

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Audre McDonald

At 46 year’s old, Broadway star Audre McDonald welcomed her second child, Sally James McDonald-Swenson, on October 19.

Lauren London

Lauren London is another mother who kept her pregnancy and birth under wraps. On August 31, she and rapper Nipsey Hussle had their first child together, a son named Kross.

Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown officially became a father of seven this year when he and wife Alicia Etheredge-Brown had their second daughter together, Hendrix Estelle Sheba, on July 21.

Omarion and Apryl Jones

One of Love & Hip-Hop‘s favorite couples, Omarion and Apryl Jones became the proud parents of two when they welcomed a daughter in March of this year. Sadly, they split not long after.

Draya Michele

Despite their rocky road of a relationship, Draya Michele and Orlando Scandrick became parents to a baby boy named Jru April 8. The son is Draya’s second child and Orlando’s third.


Ne-Yo and Crystal Renay

Ne-Yo became a father of three this March when he and wife Crystal Renay welcomed son Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr., just three weeks after saying “I do.”

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

Baby Luna is one of the most beloved babies on this list. Parents John Legend and Chrissy Teigen welcomed their first daughter together on April 14.

Eddie Murphy

Funnyman Eddie Murphy has more kids than anyone else on this list. At 55, he became a father of nine when girlfriend Paige Butcher gave birth to a daughter named Izzy May 3.

Blac Chyna

Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian had their first child together, a baby girl named Dream, on November 10. The status of their relationship is in flux.


Marsha Ambrosius

Singer Marsha Ambrosius hasn’t revealed the birth date of her first bundle of joy just yet, but she did give us our first glimpse of baby girl Nyla on Christmas day.

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