2017 Celebrity Baby Arrivals That Have Us Clutching Our Wombs
Celebrity births are not an anomaly. Plenty of Hollywood A-listers welcome bouncing bundles of joy each year. But if the celebri-baby announcements of 2017 are any indication the children are our future, this is going to be one formidable year ushering in a new generation of awesome. So in that spirit, we’re pleased to celebrate Hollywood mommies- and daddies-to-be (and recent parents) that are making 2017 quite the year in celebrity offspring.
There is no other celebrity worthy of kicking off this list than the breathtakingly awesome Queen Bey. In a year where the world around us seems to be in a perpetual state of craziness and uncertainty, Beyonce’s inspired announcement on Instagram of the twins she and Jay-Z are expecting filled us with immense joy and happiness. The Carter family is far from perfect. From elevator drama to “Lemonade,” Bey and Jay’s road has not always been a smooth one. But these twins represent a hopefulness and new start that we all need.
Few celebrity couples are as adorable as Ciara and Russell Wilson. And while Ciara definitely brought some cuteness to the party with her son Future, our collective hearts soared when news hit that these two crazy kids were expecting a child of their own. Not only do we fully expect this kid to have some mad skills on the dancing and singing front, but they won’t be too shabby of an athlete either.
Christina Peretti and Jordan Peele make up one of the funniest and most darling celebrity couples out there. While they may not be as high profile as some of the other duos on this list, they are certainly one of our favorites. So when Christina made her pregnancy announcement on Instagram, we knew it would be clever and put a smile on our faces. Alongside a very innocuous photo of her baby bump, was the clever caption: “Beyonce schmonce.” We love the humor of this couple and can’t wait to see their bundle of joy welcomed into the world.
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While Ms. Jackson welcomed her baby son Eissa earlier this year, we still felt strongly to include her on this list. Not only do we love all things Janet (that woman has been killin’ it for decades), but we have to give her some major props for giving birth to a beautiful baby boy at the incredibly fierce age of 50.
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Another fresh little one that we wanted to salute was Ella Grace, daughter of “Cosby Show” alum Keshia Knight Pulliam. While it was heart-breaking to hear that Pulliam’s ex-husband Ed Hartwell filed for divorce just one week before the couple announced they were having Ella Grace, we couldn’t be prouder of Pulliam for proudly representing for the single mommies.
The first daddy to make our list is also the parent welcoming the most little rugrats into his life. Pharrell Williams and wife Helen Lasichanh brought triplets into the world in January 2017, bringing their kid count to a healthy four. While the couple has kept their triplets away from the paparazzi’s prying eyes, we know that we’re going to face some serious adorableness once they are revealed to the world.
There are a whole lot of beautiful people on our list of expecting and new celebrity parents, but Irina Shayk takes it to a whole other level. The Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model is expecting a baby with boyfriend (and cutie in his own right) Bradley Cooper and we are sure that this kid is going to really bring the adorableness when it’s born.
Right after Christmas 2016, Vanessa and Nick Lachey welcomed baby No. 3 into their family. Though he showed up a little early, Phoenix Robert seems in perfect health and has already made an adorable appearance on his mom’s Instagram (see above).
Less than a week ago Victoria’s Secret stunner Rosie Huntington-Whiteley confirmed to the world that she is in fact pregnant with her first child. And the dad? None other than her fiancée, action star and English hottie Jason Statham. Come on, really, this kid is going to have it all: Long, gorgeous limbs, a beautiful face and tremendous athletic ability. Now all we need is for this child and our next celebri-baby to be bffs …
While there is no doubt that we’re still harboring some animosity toward Hannah Jeter for taking our man Derek Jeter off the market permanently, we were thrilled to hear that the couple is expecting their first child later this year. In a lovely post on “The Players’ Tribune,” Hannah not only shared some insight into their excitement over the pregnancy, but also her hopes for the baby in understanding dad’s legacy: “I feel some sadness — and Derek must as well — thinking about how our children will never get to experience that time in his life. We can show them videos, and photos, and memorabilia — I already can’t wait to show them footage of that last night at the Stadium.”