It’s been a long year full of ups and downs for celebrities. The brightest parts of the year have been the cute bundles of joy that were born. Many celebrities have become new parents or added another child to their family. While some of them have been very open about their pregnancy and journey, others have been so secretive you might not have even known they were expecting! So what did you miss? Here are 18 celebrity couples who had babies in 2016.
1. Chrissy Teigen & John Legend
The cute couple welcomed their first baby on April 14. It was a baby girl named Luna Simone Stephens and she weighed 6 pounds and 11 ounces. The couple used vitro fertilization after having trouble getting pregnant. Teigen opened up about the ordeal on FABLife and talked about fielding questions from the media and fans about her journey.
“I can’t imagine being that nosy,” she said on the show, “like, ‘When are the kids coming?’ because who knows what somebody’s going through, who knows if somebody’s struggling? I would say, honestly, [that] John and I were having trouble. We would have had kids five, six years ago if it had happened, but my gosh, it’s been a process.”
She has since been just as open about motherhood and the criticism that comes with it. “I used to read mommy blogs like crazy so I knew mommy shaming was a thing but I didn’t think it would come from going to dinner,” she said according to ABC. “We were gone for an hour. We had a good meal together.” She continued, “We needed a break. We needed to enjoy each other’s company and be out.”
2. Kerry Washington & Nnamdi Asomugha
The Scandal star and her husband, Nnamdi had their second baby on October 5. It was a boy and they named him Caleb Kelechi Asomugha. This might be the couple’s second rodeo after having their daughter Isabelle, but they were still nervous.
“I’m an only [child] so every time the family grows it uh … it brings up a little bit of anxiety, but it’s fantastic. I’m really happy,” she said according to E! “We’re all really excited.”
3. Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds
The beautiful couple had their second baby together in September. They have been so secretive about the birth that the sex of the baby has yet to be revealed. Their first baby was a girl who they named James.
4. Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green
The New Girl actress had her third baby with her husband on August 4. It was a boy and they named him Journey River Green, according to E! They already have a 3-year-old named Noah and a 2-year-old named Bodhi.
5. Rose Byrne & Bobby Cannavale
The two stars tend to keep their life private so you may not know that they had a baby at the beginning of the year. It was their first baby and they named him Rocco. “You know, I didn’t do anything … and I’m so tired,” Cannavale joked on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “I think I’ve gained 28 pounds since Monday.”
6. Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling
The couple had their second daughter together, and named her Amada Lee. Sadly, the birth happened just days after Mendes attended a funeral for her older brother, Carlos. “We had a funeral service for [Carlos] and that same week I had the baby,” the actress told Latina magazine. “So it was really, really intense and obviously beyond heartbreaking, but also kind of beautiful.” She added, “Being totally honest, I don’t feel like I’ve really processed that yet.”
7. Behati Prinsloo & Adam Levine
In preparation for their baby, Levine canceled multiple shows to be by his wife’s side. That small sacrifice however, paid off. The Victoria Secret model gave birth to a girl in September, and the couple named her Dusty Rose.
8. Terrence Howard & Mira Pak
The Empire star now has five kids. The youngest one was recently born to Howard and his wife, Mira Pak. They named him Hero and he was their second child together. Mira gave birth to their first child as a couple 15 months earlier.
Hero being held by Qirin❤️ pic.twitter.com/mk0XnJBoGz
— Terrence D Howard (@terrencehoward) August 12, 2016
9. Emily Blunt & John Krasinski
The Girl on the Train star gave birth to their second child in June. They named her Violet, which is just as cute as the name they gave their first daughter, Hazel.
10. Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas
The Once Upon a Time costars had their second child together on June 1. The actress has talked about how the new baby has affected their parenting style. “The first time we thought we needed to be heroes and do everything ourselves,” she explained on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “We thought, ‘That’s too L.A. for us,’ so we went real hippy-dippy. This time we’re going at it Downton Abbey-style — staffing up — like a nanny and an under-nanny.”
11. Sean Lowe & Catherine Giudici Lowe
Who says reality TV can’t lead to real love? The married couple is a reality TV success story after falling in love on Season 17 of The Bachelor. Catherine gave birth to a baby boy in July and they named him Samuel. The two have been posting pictures of their bundle of joy nonstop.
12. Anne Hathaway & Adam Shulman
The Oscar winner gave birth to their first baby on March 24. It was a boy, who they named Jonathan Rose. The new mom talked about how the experience has impacted her. “Being a mom has changed me in a couple ways,” the actress said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “I actually, not based on this moment, but other moments feel a lot more confident.”
13. Kelly Clarkson & Brandon Blackstock
The American Idol winner had her second child on April 14. They named their baby boy Remington Alexander Blackstock. This pregnancy was actually pretty hard on the star physically. “I’m familiar with all-day sickness,” she explained on This Morning. “I have to get IVs and fluids because I get so dehydrated. It’s really bad.”
14. Louis Tomlinson & Briana Jungwirth
The One Directioner had a baby with Briana Jungwirth in January. They named the baby boy, Freddie. The new parents weren’t a couple at the time of the birth so they are now in the middle of a messy custody battle. The father filed for legal joint custody and claimed that Jungwirth has kept their son from him, according to TMZ. He also reportedly wants to keep her from posting pictures of their baby on social media.
15. Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna
The reality stars had a daughter together named Dream on November 10. She had the baby by C-section and the little girl weighed 7 lbs and 5 oz., according to E! This is Rob’s first child, and the mother has a 4-year-old son named King Cairo with Tyga.
16. Russell Brand & Laura Gallacher
The comedian and his fiancé had a baby girl and named her Mabel. They decided to raise her gender-neutral, according to The Sun. “Jesus Three’ I’m thinking of calling him or her,” the comedian said on The Jonathon Ross Show. “We don’t know the gender I may not even ever impose a gender upon it, let the child grow up and be the whatever the hell it is, never tell it there is such a concept.”
17. Kevin & Danielle Jonas
The guitar player and reality star already have an adorable 2-year-old daughter named Alena. Now she’s a big sister to their newborn, Valentina Angelina. Danielle gave birth in October. Their family just keeps getting cuter!
18. Kobe & Vanessa Bryant
The couple had their third child together this December. The baby is their third girl since they have Natalia, 13 and Gianna, 10.
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