It is always exciting to learn when someone is expecting a baby. And when it is their very first child, that makes it even more of a happy time. After all, who does not love a newborn baby?! There truly is something about having that first little one that makes it that much more appealing to all of us. Whether we like the pregnant celeb or not, we can all agree babies are certainly a wonderful thing!
There are a handful of celebrities from movies, television, modeling, politics, and sports, who are expecting their first child in 2017, or who have recently given birth to their first little one this year. Some celebrities like to flaunt their first pregnancy, while others prefer to stay low key and not announce when they are expecting.
There will be some celebrities on this list who are well known for having a baby in 2017, while others may actually surprise you. Read on to learn about who is expecting or recently had a baby, what their pregnancy was like, who their partner is, and much more.
14 Serena Williams
Tennis star Serena Williams wowed the world when she revealed she was pregnant and actually won the tennis match the Australian Open while she was with child! Serena admits she was initially shocked when she learned she was pregnant, because she had wanted to go on to win one of the biggest tennis games of all, Wimbleton. She took six pregnancy tests before it sunk in that she and her fiance Alexis Ohanian were going to be parents.
Serena is likely due to give birth in late August, early September. She recently posed nude for the cover of Vanity Fair, in which she reveals that she was not prepared for her baby at all, that the baby room is not ready yet, and all she wants to do is enjoy the last bit of freedom she and Alexis have left!
13 George And Amal Clooney
Movie star George Clooney and his classy, human rights lawyer wife Amal recently welcomed baby twins into their life. First the world gasped when lifelong bachelor George Clooney decided to settle down, the everyone was shocked to learn that not only was Amal pregnant, but that she was having twins! Amal did not show off too much of her belly, as she remained low key throughout her pregnancy.
Their adorable duo was born in the beginning of June, a boy named Alexander and a girl named Ella. They have stated that everyone is very well and happy. George has previously stated that he is well prepared because he knows how to swaddle like a pro! While the proud grandpa, George’s father, says the babies are picture postcard perfect, the world has yet to lay eyes on what are certainly two beautiful babies. Congrats Amal and George!
12 Julia Stiles
Actress Julia Stiles, known for her role in such movies as Jason Bourne and Save The Last Dance, is expecting her first child with fiance Preston Cook. Julia kept her engagement (and wedding plans) somewhat of a secret, so it is a bit unknown as to when her baby is due to be born. Although, it does seem likely her baby will be born before 2017 is over.
Julia was spotted in London sporting a baby bump, which then her rep confirmed that she is indeed pregnant. The expecting actress was in London to promote her new thriller mini series, Riviera. Julia appears to be glowing as she walks around cradling her baby bump, and we know we can’t wait to see her sweet bundle of joy!
11 Lauren Conrad
Reality television star Lauren Conrad is expecting her first baby with her husband William Tell. While her due date has not be confirmed, it is expected that she either has already given birth, or will be doing so sometime this summer.
The star of Laguna Beach enjoys showing off her baby bump and sharing lots of baby news on her Instagram account. She even revealed that she is “having a little guy.” They are expecting a baby boy, we can’t wait to find out what Lauren will name her sweet baby boy. And we bet she is doing to enjoy showing him off! Now we have to wonder if Lauren, who has a clothing line in addition to her television chops, will expand to cute baby boy clothes, and maybe even maternity clothes!
10 Amanda Seyfried
Actress Amanda Seyfried and her husband Thomas Sadoski had a baby girl just a couple of months ago. The actress, known for her role in the hit movie Mamma Mia, among many other roles, was known to be somewhat of a maternity fashion icon, for just about everyone. She could glam it up and look like a beautiful pregnant mama, but also dress down in shorts and a t-shirt to run errands au naturel, and still look great!
Amanda and her hubby had a little girl, but they stay under the radar. It is not yet know even what they named their little one. This is not surprising, as Amanda kept things under wraps for the most part while she was pregnant, and really is not the spotlight like of celeb we so often see, which is refreshing! We respect her for her need for privacy, and wish her little, likely gorgeous, family best wishes.
9 Hannah Jeter
Our favorite Yankee, Derek Jeter, finally settled down with the pretty Hannah Jeter, and they are now expecting their first child. Hannah is nothing short of absolutely stunning as she goes through her pregnancy. It was believed the baby was due already, so there may already be a little Jeter cooing around! Hannah even stole the show during at Derek’s retirement ceremony in Yankee Stadium. She looks gorgeous pregnant, and we bet more people were focusing on her and her pregnancy than her husband!
Hannah and Derek know how fortunate they are, and want to raise their little one with good values. They want their sweet baby to have as normal as a life as possible. It is quite obvious to us though, that their little one will certainly be a good looking kid with sports skills like no other. Congrats to this awesome couple!
8 Eric And Lara Trump
Son of the current President of the United States, Eric Trump, is expecting his first baby with wife Lara Trump. This will mark grandpa Donald Trump’s ninth grandkid. Eric and Lara are beyond exciting to be soon welcoming a baby boy, due this September.
Lara has admitted that pregnancy has really hit her hard. Before pregnancy, she was a very active person, but says that her first baby is just making her exhausted, and he’s still in the womb! She definitely is experiencing pregnancy symptoms like many of us do, feeling tired all the time. She is also quite candid about how she is nervous to be a first time mommy. We bet she will do just fine. And their little one is going to have a lot of role models, with all those cousins of his.
7 Katie Lowes
One of our favorite stars of the hit television show, Scandal, Katie Lowes, is expecting her first child with husband Adam Shapiro. She was overly excited to share the good baby news while she was being interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
While revealing her big pregnancy news on live television, the Scandal actress also gave the news that they are having a baby boy, but that they also have zero names. They are still on the planning stages when it comes to naming their little boy. She laughed when she told Jimmy Kimmel that they would love to have their baby boy be as big a basketball star as Lebron James, so who knows, they may end up naming their bundle of joy baby boy- Lebron!
6 Heidi Montag
Reality star Heidi Montag knows how to make headlines. She is known for wanting to hog the spotlight, and for essentially changing her looks through plastic surgery, which has gained her some infamous attention. Now, she and husband Spencer Pratt are expecting their first child in October, and they are sharing their journey through social media, about as much as they possibly can.
The couple, who is expecting a boy, say they want to give their son as much love as possible. And despite Spencer being known as a villain, Heidi states that he has a huge heart and will be a fantastic father to their baby. As Heidi continues to show off her baby bump, she continues to say how happy she is to be having a boy, that this is exactly what she always wanted.
5 Laura Prepon
Actress Laura Prepon, known for her roles in the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black and previously on That 70’s Show, is expecting her first baby with fiance Ben Foster. They are rumored to be due this summer, but have kept somewhat of a low profile. Laura did not immediately announce her pregnancy, and kept it a secret from many people she knew and loved, but unfortunately while at a film festival, people noticed her growing belly.
She has been sharing more about her pregnancy as she nears her due date, including the crazy pregnancy cravings she has been having. She jokes that all she wants is Jewish deli food, such as pastrami on rye bread, pickles, sauerkraut, and Dr. Brown’s black cherry soda. And she is indulging!
4 Nikki Reed
Twilight star Nikki Reed and her husband, actor best known from Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder, recently announced via Instagram that they are expecting their first child. They shared a beautiful pic of a glowing Nikki while Ian kissed her belly. We bet that got a lot of likes! Nikki and Ian love to talk about how much they love each other, and that now their love is growing.
The couple is over the moon to be expecting their first child, due later this year. She loves to talk to her baby while the little one is still in the womb, and professes her love and adoration for her little bundle of joy. Nikki, however, does not always want to show off her growing belly, and is often seen in public covering herself up.
3 Hannah Simone
We all love the funny Hannah Simone from everyone’s favorite show, The Mindy Project. Hannah recently married, in secret, Jessie Giddings, and now the two are going to have a sweet little baby. Hannah and Jessie both seem to be private people, keeping their marriage a secret, and now many details of her pregnancy.
It is unknown when exactly Hannah is due to give birth, but it is sometime this year. Hannah’s character in The Mindy Project will also be expecting a baby, so we will get to see Hannah as her pregnancy grows. We can’t wait to find out more about Hannah and Jessie little bundle of joy. Congrats to the happy couple, who we hope will not be too private after their baby is born so we can get a glimpse at their little cutie!
2 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley And Jason Statham
Supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and her actor husband Jason Statham just welcome their very first child together, a baby boy! We have seen more than a few gorgeous pregnancy pics of Rosie, who has embraced her pregnancy and reminded us all of how beautiful growing a baby really can be. Of course, most of us do not look like a Victoria's Secret model, like Rosie is!
The happy and proud new parents named their little bundle of joy Jack Oscar Statham, who was born weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces. Rosie has been over the moon about becoming a mum. Now the new little family needs to figure out where to live, as they are from different countries. It is believed they will choose between America and England. Congrats to the new parents!
1 Matthew Morrison
Matthew Morrison, best known for his role in the hit show Glee, and his wife, Renee, are expecting their first child this year. Matthew is very excited to become a father, and admits he wants to be prepared, and also wants to be a cool dad.
The parents to be, who will be expecting their sweet arrival in the fall, are very eager to see who the baby looks like. They love to show off Renee’s growing baby bump on social media, letting the world in on their love for each other, and the love they have for their future little mini me. They say they already have unconditional love for their little baby boy, and cannot wait to meet him once he’s born.
Sources: Romper, People, Life and Style