It seems that almost every season is baby season! Women of a certain age have friends and family members who are making baby announcements all the time, and it’s not unusual for certain friend groups to coordinate their pregnancies so their kids have a ready-made playdate group. It’s no different for many of the celebrities people love and follow. While pregnancy may seem more glamourous for the rich and famous, at the end of the day it’s just as exciting, thrilling, and nerve-wracking to be expecting a little bundle of joy when mom is on the cover of every magazine, as it is when she's a regular Joe slugging it through a work day with morning sickness.
Maybe this is why so many fans get excited when some of their favourite celebs are expecting at the same time as them. Sometimes it’s because moms-to-be enjoy witnessing their less than perfect moments that reveal they’re human just like them, or other times moms look to them for name inspiration, or ideas on how to put together a flawless look for work or a formal event while rocking a baby bump.
Here are 20 celebs who are expecting babies in 2019, and a few who will have a brand new baby before the end of 2018.
16 Amy Schumer & Chris Fischer
This past winter Amy Schumer tied the knot with Chris Fischer. Because Amy is 37 years old, many people were suspecting that the duo would start trying to start their family right away, and they weren’t wrong! Like many celebs Amy decided to make her big announcement on Instagram. Only because it’s funny woman Amy Schumer, she didn’t post a regular photo, instead she used a poorly photoshopped picture of both her and hubby Chris Fischer’s faces on another expectant celebrity couple's body. Baby is expected to arrive in May 2019.
15 Carrie Underwood & Mike Fisher
Crowds were all abuzz at Bridgestone Arena when Carrie Underwood performed a duo with fellow country star Keith Urban, and showed off her baby bump in a form fitted top. The singer announced on Twitter that she was expecting baby number two with husband Mike Fisher saying we’re, “adding another little fish to our pond" while promoting her new album. Baby number two is expected to arrive in early 2019, making three-year old son Isaiah Michael Fisher a big brother in 2019, and Underwood has given herself a few months (until May 2019) to spend time with baby before beginning her Cry Pretty album tour.
14 Taylor & Natalie Hanson
MMMbop baby, looks like another baby for this father who is about to have six kids in his family. The 90’s pop star child sensation posted on social media, “What’s better than being a dad of five? Perhaps being a dad of six, Baby Hanson coming in December and we are over the moon.” Wife Natalie added in her Instagram post, “Ezra, Penny, River, Viggo and especially Wilhelmina can’t wait to be big brothers and sisters again!” We wonder if they’ll expand their family until they reach double digits!
13 Jamie Dornan & Amelia Warner
The new year will be bringing 50 shades of diapers for this couple, but they seem happy about the news! The couple already have daughters five-year-old Dulcie and two-year-old Elva, and were pleased to announce that baby number three is going to arrive in 2019. They have a reputation for being very private about past pregnancies, and we expect this one to be no different. The actor has said that being a husband and dad are his most important roles, not Christian Grey, no matter what the swooning fans say!
12 Bekah Martinez and Grayston Leonard
Life just got ‘real’ for former Bachelor contestant Bekah Martinez – she’s going to be a parent soon. The 23-year-old star admits the pregnancy was a happy surprise telling PureWow that she realized she was pregnant only three months into her relationship with Grayston Leonard saying, “I was in disbelief and thought, ‘Is this really happening?’ I immediately called Grayston and then went across the street to the Dollar Tree and bought two more pregnancy tests. They, of course, were both positive.” The baby is due in January 2019, and Martinez decided to break the news about the pregnancy to Leonard on Father’s Day.
11 Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
It looks like the third time’s a charm for Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson, who are expecting a little girl. While the mom, singer, reality star, and entrepreneur triple threat has been open about her pregnancy (and even posted gender reveal photos on Instagram), she’s been a little vaguer about exactly when the fifth member of their family is going to arrive. It’s going to be a spring baby who will arrive sometime between mid-March and early June 2019.
10 Porsha Williams & Dannis McKinley
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams' pregnancy can offer hope to fans who have had trouble conceiving or who have lost a baby as Porsha experienced a miscarriage six years ago. Portia told People magazine of her recently announced pregnancy, and her reservations. “When I found out I was pregnant, I was excited [but] I had mixed feelings. The other feeling that I had beside excitement was fear. Going into the first appointment and being able to see baby and hear baby and know that baby is fine, then I can really wrap my mind around actually becoming a mommy,”
9 Catelynn Lowell & Tyler Baltierra
A rainbow baby is a baby that is conceived after a mom experiences the loss of a pregnancy. Teen Mom OG Catelynn Lowell wears her rainbow colours with aplomb as she expects her third child with daddy Tyler Baltierra. Lowell said, “It was a huge [surprise] at first. We were not planning it, especially after the miscarriage and how I went downhill with my mental illness. We were going to wait a really long time. We were using protection and everything and still got pregnant. This baby just wanted to be here. It was very unexpected.”
8 Jessica Graf & Cody Nickson
Big Brother and Amazing race couple have another adventure planned, expecting their first baby. Graf announced her pregnancy via Instagram with an emotional message and photo of the couple holding an ultrasound image. The announcement read, “I’ve been pretty quiet on Instagram lately. I’ve been avoiding posting stories and photos as much as I normally do because we’ve been taking this time to really enjoy all the great blessings we have in our life, considering our engagement was leaked before we could tell anyone, it’s been so great to be able to share our new addition with our loved ones before making this announcement!”
7 Robin Thicke & April Love Geary
What is cuter than a photo of a baby? How about a video of a baby holding up their younger siblings ultrasound photo? Just ask Robin Thicke and model girlfriend April Love Geary, who chose to announce to the world their second pregnancy with this photo. This will be the third child for Thicke who has an eight-year-old son with ex-wife Paula Patton. I bet the couple is hoping that baby arrives on their due date, as they’re expected to arrive on dad’s birthday in 2019.
6 Lily Aldridge & Caleb Followill
Working moms do their jobs while pregnant all the time, but most of us don’t walk down a runway in skin tight couture when we’re five months pregnant - then again most of us aren’t model Lily Aldridge. The 32-year-old Victoria Secret model rocked fashion week in New York, baby bump and all. The star later posted on Instagram how wonderful it was to experience this moment in her pregnancy saying, “everyone was so uplifting and rubbing my belly celebrating this beautiful journey with me.”
5 Colleen Ballinger & Erik Stocklin
Best known as the comedian behind the character Miranda Sings, Colleen Ballinger has news that she wants to yodel from every roof top – she’s pregnant and engaged. The YouTube sensation first made the announcement to her loyal fans in September at 13 weeks pregnant with a video, on the medium that made her famous. When speaking to People Magazine about the exciting news Ballinger said, “We’re so in love and can’t wait to meet this kid. It’s just all happening at once; a lot of exciting things coming quickly, which is awesome. I’m the luckiest girl in the world.”
4 Josh Peck & Paige O'Brien
This former child star is all grown up and making a family of his own. It’ll be some time before we’ll know whether baby is following in dad’s footsteps. The ‘Drake and Josh’ star announced the pregnancy on Instagram almost exactly a year after their Malibu wedding with a sweet picture of mom’s baby bump along with the caption, “Oh baby. Literally, there’s a baby in there. Love”. Josh joked on Twitter, “Guys I did it! I'm finally down to my goal weight! Oh, and we're pregnant."
3 Jana Kramer & Mike Caussin
Jana Kramer has had some ups and downs with husband Mike Caussin, but the two are going to make it work as they expect their second child, set to arrive before the year is over. The 34-year-old country star opened up to People Magazine about her journey saying, “I’m so excited, we lost in October and then we did an IVF cycle and we lost in February, so I want to be able to be like, ‘Hey, I know it’s hard but just try to have some hope.'”
2 Teresa Palmer
Australian actor Teresa Palmer is expecting her third child with hubby Mark Webber, with the October 20th Instagram announcement fresh off the press. Weber, known for the film Drive Me Crazy posted, “can’t wait to meet my little girl…” and Teresa Palmer was quick to thank both fans and friends for their ongoing support following their reveal saying, “Thank you for all the beautiful messages; we are overjoyed but mostly very grateful.” Palmer wanted to make it clear that her husband is the perfect partner saying, “I really struck gold with him.”
1 Claire Holt
Vampire Diaries star Clair Holt says that ‘her heart is bursting’ she’s so excited to be pregnant with her first child. The 30-year-old actor shared a photo cradling her growing baby bump to let fans know the big news. Clair wrote, “I'm so happy to share with you that we are having a baby! It still doesn't feel real. These past few months have been filled with excitement, anxiety, tears, joy, uncertainty but most of all gratitude. I know that these announcements can hurt. I've felt it all. My heart is with you and I pray that our story gives you hope. Thank you all so much for your love and support - I can’t wait to share this journey with you.”