Kylie, Khloe, and 13 of the Most Surprising Celebrity Pregnancies of 2017
Kylie, Khloe, and Kim are having babies — oh my. Is anyone really surprised that rumors of their pregnancies began circulating all within a week? Regardless, there’s no denying that 2017 has been a busy year for celebrities, literally — 15 of our favorites are currently expecting or have recently had a child.
A few seasoned moms are expecting their second and third children, while other celebs we never thought we’d see embrace parenthood are taking the leap. These famous families are about to grow by one (or two), and we personally can’t wait for the adorable Instagram posts to come.
Days before the Keeping Up With the Kardashians season 10 premiere, reports of 20-year-0ld Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy sent the world into a tizzy. Fans created conspiracy theories, flooded the beauty mogul’s Instagram with questions, and scoured the internet for a confirmation. However, the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan remains eerily silent on the subject.
Kris Jenner’s recent interviews seem to contradict the news. “I just woke up this morning. She’s not confirmed anything. I think it’s kind of wild that everyone is just assuming that that’s just happening,” she told The Cut.
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The youngest Kardashian sister has made headlines for her inspirational weight loss, body-positive fashion line, and meme-inducing comments. However, past the occasional soundbite on KUWTK, Khloe rarely made news as a potential mom-to-be.
This all changed on Sept. 26, just days after her half-sister Kylie was reported pregnant. Us Weekly, among others, reported that Khloe and NBA player Tristan Thompson were expecting. Khloe remains as coy on the subject as Kylie; neither have officially confirmed their pregnancies.
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Kim Kardashian-West is the third KUWTK star to make headlines about a reported pregnancy. She’s also the only one who has confirmed she’s with child. The mom of two has admitted to exploring surrogacy on the show, and alluded to her pregnancy in a promo for the show’s 10th season.
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The Hills alum Whitney Port announced her pregnancy with husband Tim Rosenman via her Instagram account on February 6th. “Just standing by the window in my underwear, with a BABY in my belly!!!,” she exclaimed, “DM me if you know what I’m supposed to do with this thing for how ever many years I’m supposed to be in charge.”
Port has kept her pregnancy and motherhood fairly public. The reality star started a vlog titled, “I love my baby, but…” which features 24 episodes chronicling her experiences with her first-born, Sonny.
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The Mindy Project star and creator confirmed her pregnancy mid-August on NBC’s Today show. The actress and comedian took the opportunity to joke with host Willie Geist; “It’s so easy to criticize parenting until you’re a parent, so one of the nice things about becoming a parent is that I’ll be able to openly criticize other parenting because I will have a child.”
Vanity Fair reported on September 9th that two of Kaling’s The Mindy Project co-stars revealed she’s having a girl. Kaling still has not released the identity of the baby’s father.
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“Happy New Year!” Lauren Conrad announced on her Instagram, “I have a feeling 2017 is going to be the best year yet…” This caption accompanied a photograph of The Hills alum and lifestyle blogger holding a sonogram.
Liam James Tell was born on July 5th to Conrad, 31, and husband William Tell, 37. Conrad’s popular lifestyle blog features a ‘Family‘ section which she’s used as a platform to talk about motherhood. The ex-reality star offers tips on each trimester, the best strollers on the market, and her nursing mother’s style guide.
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The Talk host Julie Chen announced humanitarian Amal Clooney’s pregnancy this past February. If you blinked, you probably missed it. “Beyoncé is not the only superstar expecting twins,” Chen said, “Congratulations are in order for George and Amal Clooney!”
Twins Ella and Alexander were born on Tuesday, June 6th. Don’t expect to see pictures of the Clooney kids anytime soon; father George released a statement in August criticizing Voici magazine for posting paparazzi photos of the infants. “Make no mistake the photographers, the agency and the magazine will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The safety of our children demands it,” George Clooney said in a statement obtained by CNN.
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Beyoncé is one of the most talked about celebrities, and her pregnancy was no exception. The Washington Post called her announcement, “a reflection of her longtime stage persona: surprising, over-the-top and, above all, perfectly choreographed.” The singer posted what would become the most ‘liked’ Instagram post of all time announcing that she and husband Jay-Z were expecting twins.
“… We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters,” the caption read. The couple officially announced the birth of the twin boys, Rumi and Sir Carter, on July 14.
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The Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again star announced her engagement to actor Thomas Sadoski in September of 2016. The two released news of their pregnancy two short months later and eloped in January before the birth of their first child.
Seyfried told Elle that while it was quick, she’s also confident that things happen for a reason; “I don’t question how fast things happen, because I’m actually right where I’m meant to be. I trust the universe.” The couple welcomed their child this past March and chose to keep the baby’s name and sex a secret.
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The Jackie star missed both Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards, where she was nominated for best female lead and best actress in a leading role, respectively. Portman had a verifiable out, however; the award-winning actress and husband Benjamin Millepied welcomed their second child, Amalia, into the world just days before.
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star and contributor to Glamour magazine slipped her pregnancy announcement into a poignant essay on motherhood during the election cycle. The article, published in late October of 2016, talked about what generations of women in Tamblyn’s family told their daughters regarding the adage, “boys will be boys.”
“I’m pregnant, with a daughter on the way. I think constantly about the world I am bringing her into,” Tambyn wrote, “How much do I have to do, as a daughter and a soon-to-be mother, to change not just the conversation about how women are seen, but the language with which conversations are spoken in?” Tamblyn and husband David Cross welcomed their daughter into the world on Oct. 22, 2017.
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New Girl leading lady Zooey Deschanel announced she and husband Jacob Pechenik were pregnant with their second child on January 26th. Fans of the hit sitcom took to the internet, filled with questions about what Deschanel’s pregnancy would mean for the fate of the show. Deschanel took time off from the show back in 2015, to spend time with her newborn daughter, Elsie.
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Jessica Alba posted an Instagram video featuring daughters Honor, 9, and Haven, 5, announcing that she and husband Cash Warren were pregnant with their third child.
The video, posted July 17th, featured Honor, the eldest, holding a large “1” balloon, Haven with the number “2,” and Alba herself holding the “3” in her left hand and her growing bump in her right. The actress and Honest Company co-founder hasn’t revealed the sex or due date of her third child.
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Nicky Hilton Rothschild announced in July that she and husband James Rothschild are expecting their second child. The Hilton hotel heiress, model, and fashion designer’s pregnancy was confirmed just two days before her first child, Lily-Grace’s, birthday.
A rep for the couple confirmed the pregnancy to E! News on July 6. “The couple are thrilled about the new addition to their family,” the rep said.
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The 10 Things I Hate About You star gave the internet 10 things to love about her recently-announced pregnancy, including her self-titled “shot-gun wedding” this past September. The post included a photograph of husband Preston J. Cook’s hand (featuring his wedding band) on her baby bump with the caption, “Who doesn’t love a shotgun wedding?”
Stiles’ rep confirmed to People in June that the couple is expecting their first-born. No due date has been released, however Stiles posted an Instagram photo on Aug. 27 that pictured her holding her bump. The caption read, “That time I went camping, nearly eight months pregnant…”