15 Adorable Celebrity Babies Born in 2017
2017’s been a major year for celebrity births, as a handful of the biggest couples in Hollywood have welcomed new children into the world. For anyone following the lives of these celebrities closely, it’s always an occasion for celebration too. In the spirit of that, let’s run through some of the biggest births of 2017, as we approach the halfway point of the year.
1. Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied – Amalia
Natalie Portmand and her husband, Benjamin Millepied, got the year off to a great start, welcoming their second child in February. The couple settled on Amalia for a name (while taking Benjamin’s last name), continuing with the “A” theme after their 5-year-old, Aleph.
2. JAY-Z and Beyoncé – Runi and Sir
Beyoncé and JAY-Z have been understandably cagey about their twins with both of them having been possibly born prematurely. After a brief stay in the hospital though, they were allegedly discharged happily and healthily to their grateful parents. The musical power-couple is rumored to have settled on some interesting names too, going with Rumi Carter and Sir Carter.
3. Mel Gibson and Rosalind Ross – Lars
Mel Gibson has been on the comeback trail in 2017, following years of being persona non grata in Hollywood dating back to an infamous traffic stop years ago. Part of that comeback involved him and his girlfriend Rosalind Ross giving birth to their first child together in January. As for the name, they went in a decidedly Scandinavian direction, naming their son Lars Gerard Gibson.
4. Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik – Charlie
Zooey Deschanel and her husband Jacob Pechenik are famously tight-lipped about their private life, but there was no stopping the news of their second child’s birth in May. This time around, they went with a more normal name (especially by celebrity standards) in Charlie, who joins their two-year-old daughter, Elsie Otter.
5. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn – Marlow
David Cross and Amber Tamblyn have always managed to be one of our favorite comedic couples, and they delivered in spades for the birth of their daughter. “I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Dauphinoise Petunia Brittany Scheherazade Von Funkinstein Mustard Witch RBG Cross Tamblyn-Bey Jr.,” Tamblyn joked in an Instagram post, later revealing her actual name to be Marlow Alice Cross.
6. Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk – Lea
Rumors have been flying concerning Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk’s alleged engagement, especially following the birth of their first child in March. For their new daughter, Cooper and Shayk went with Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper for the name, gifting both their last names in the process.
7. Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole – Bear
This one caught fans off guard in a big way, as Liam Payne and his girlfriend of two years, Cheryl Cole, never actually confirmed that they were pregnant until the day their son was born. That being so, let’s all give a hearty welcome to Bear Payne, born just this past March.
8. Gal Gadot and Yaron Versano – Maya
Gal Gadot is truly a superhero in more ways than one, having filmed reshoots for Wonder Woman while five months pregnant. In March, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Maya, her second child with her husband, Yaron Versano.
9. Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh – Names not revealed
It’s not often that celebrities give birth to twins. It’s even more rare when it’s triplets, and that’s exactly what happened with Pharrell and his wife, Helen Lasichanh in January. To date, the couple still hasn’t revealed the names of their three bundles of joy.
10. Russell Wilson and Ciara – Sienna
Russell Wilson and Ciara wasted no time after tying the knot last July, welcoming their first child into the world the following April. The couple gifted their daughter with a gorgeous name to boot in Sienna.
11. Jesse Eisenberg and Anna Strout – Name not revealed
Jesse Eisenberg and Anna Strout have been dating for the better part of a decade, and only now have their first child together. The couple gave birth to a healthy baby boy in April, although they’ve declined to release the newborn’s name as of yet.
12. Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney – William
Jimmy Kimmel and wife Molly McNearney’s second child came into the world under some near-tragic circumstances. In a monologue on his late-night show, Kimmel revealed that their son, William, required open heart surgery shortly after he was born in April. Thankfully, William got through with flying colors, and is resting safely at home with his family.
13. Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski – Name not revealed
Just two months after they were engaged, Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski officially announced that the couple was expecting their first child. It wasn’t long before they welcomed their daughter to the world, although they have yet to reveal her name to the public.
14. Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter – Hal
It’s safe to say that Benedict Cumberbatch has quickly become one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, especially following the success of Doctor Strange last year. Things couldn’t be going much better for him now, after he and his wife, Sophie Hunter, had their second child in March, a daughter named Hal Auden.
15. George and Amal Clooney – Alexander and Ella
Amal Clooney’s pregnancy was the talk of Tinseltown ever since it was first announced, giving birth to a healthy pair of twins just this June. The Clooneys welcomed a boy and a girl, naming them Alexander and Ella, respectively.
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