People love babies and are increasingly curious about pregnancy. Whether someone is trying to get pregnant themselves or just likes to keep their finger on the pulse of the world of celebrity, odds are the news of a favourite celebrity, or their spouse, expecting a baby is enough to get them checking the new stands and sites like BabyGaga to find out whether or not baby has arrived, or what cute maternity wear trends are rocking Hollywood.
In 2017, we welcomed so many celebrity babies it can be hard to imagine that anyone else in tinsel town could possibly be expecting, but thankfully each day we're given more news that the beautiful people are going to be welcoming yet another generation in 2018.
It's time to get looking at these baby bumps! Let's explore the plenty of gender reveals, interesting name choices, and hopefully fabulously fierce maternity and welcome baby shots that will be coming to a computer screen near you. But let's be honest, is anyone really capable of outdoing the Queen Bey herself when it comes to memorable baby related photography? By popular demand, here's the scoop on 20 celebrities who are expecting babies this year.
20 Khloe Kardashian
The beginning (and end) of any year is often highlighted with lists and 'best-ofs'; this is no different in the world of everything Kardashian, and Khloe has a list of her own. Khloe released her top 9 photos of 2017, and very few people will be surprised that family continues to come first! Highlights included pictures of her baby bump, couple photos, and some of her niece and sister. Khloe is seriously pumped for a new year and wrote, "2017 you've been good to me but I can NOT wait for 2018!!" Khloe wrote. "I have worked hard on being a positive person. I want to reflect and be grateful for all of the beauty that I have experienced this past year. We all have drama in our lives so let's rejoice in the positives and not dwell on the negatives. This past year has been full of love, blessings and happiness!"
19 Eva Longoria
Forty -two year old Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria was boasting nothing but gratitude this New Year's. The first time mom-to-be took a moment to pause and take a picture of her baby bump on New Year's Day and shared it with all of her fans and followers. The star posted, along with the photo a caption reading, "New year, new adventures! I’m so grateful to my beautiful family for giving this new baby so much love already! #HappyNewYear #2018.” Longoria is reportedly just over four months pregnant with a baby boy and she and hubby Jose Baston couldn't be happier. Longoria is already stepmother to Baston's three children from a previous relationship, and loves it, saying, "They are amazing children, I am so happy to be part of their lives."
18 America Ferrera
It seems that 2018 is going to make The Sisterhood of Travelling Pants a little bit bigger this year! This is a brand new announcement that fans everywhere are really excited about! Ferrera who is 33, and her husband Ryan Pierce Williams, who is 36 both shared the fun announcement on Instagram to ring in the New Year. The couple met when they were enrolled at USC while working on a student film together and tied the knot in 2011. They shared the news via a photo with the pair in party glasses while holding out a little baby onesie. Ferrera wrote, "We're welcoming one more face to kiss in 2018! Wishing you #MásBesos in the New Year! #babybesos#HappyNewYear.” Her husband added, "Making room for new and beautiful things to come in 2018!"
17 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson & Lauren Hashian
Dwayne Johnson may have been a natural at voicing Maui in Disney's latest Blockbuster hit Moana, but it might be more accurate to call him Mr. Brady thanks to the ease which he's created a wonderful blended family. Already father to a gorgeous teenager, 16 year old Simone (motherm his ex-wife and acting manager Dany Garcia), and two year old tot Jasmine, The Rock and his long term partner Lauren Hashian have announced that another little girl is on her way in 2018. The highly functional family and team must be doing something right considering that Forbes named Johnson the highest paid actor in 2016, earning 64.5 million dollars. In December, Johnson shared an adorable baby announcement on Instagram telling fans everywhere to stay tuned for their spring arrival.
16 Chrissy Teigen & John Legend
In typical modern celebrity style, Chrissy Tegien posted her November 21st video baby announcement onto Instagram, along with a little help from her daughter Luna. Known and loved for her accessible "down to earth" celebrity persona, fans were greeted with a message similar to one that might come from a friend. Publications began analyzing photos of the star, and her growing belly to make predictions on how far along she is, with most speculating that baby should arrive sometime around March or April. Since proud papa John is believed to be a Grammy contender, anyone who loves to see celebrities rock the red carpet in some serious maternity wear will not be disappointed as Teigen will be on his arm for all of award season, in her last trimester of pregnancy.
15 Candice Swanepoel
News on the runway is that Victoria Secret model Candice Swanepoel is going to be trading in her trademark wings for some maternity wear! The 29 year old model shared news on Instagram that she is expecting and featured a picture of her highly photogenic baby bump and the caption "Christmas came early". This is Swanepoel's second child, and many of us would be envious of her postpartum body just 14 short months after the arrival of son Anaca, even with a baby bump. Although there have been recent photos of the very fit model without her baby bump, it has finally arrived! Swanepoel and long-term partner Hermann Nicole couldn't be happier with this news!
14 Miranda Kerr & Evan Spiegel
Australian model Miranda Kerr has announced that she's expecting her second child, the first child with her husband Evan Spiegel. Her son, Flynn came from a previous marriage to husband Orlando Bloom back in 2011. Bloom and Kerr have managed to successfully co-parent for some time and this will certainly make things easier when baby number two arrives. Her representative has confirmed that the pair are elated with the news. Career is clearly important to Kerr, although she has a somewhat more traditional approach to her parenting and family life, and has said on trying to maintain a balance, "At work, I’m like, ‘We need to do this!’ and, ‘This needs to happen!’ But at home, I slip into my feminine and empower Evan to be in his masculine.”
13 John Stamos & Caitlin McHugh
Have mercy, 54 year old actor John Stamos is over the moon that his fiancee Caitlin McHugh is expecting their first child. The iconic TV uncle has been really open with the press and on social media since making the big reveal and gushes that he's always wanted to be a father and began dropping hints in November about the big news. The star, most recently of Scream Queen fame admits that he, "felt his ship had sailed" when it came to fatherhood until he found out that his girlfriend was expecting. When talking about becoming a dad later in life Stamos has said, "It's just taken me a lot longer than I anticipated. It would be a tragedy if I didn't have children and I finally found the right woman - the perfect woman."
12 Tia Mowry & Cory Hardict
Former child star Tia Mowry is all grown up, and expecting her second child. The star shared an adorable image to showcase her expanding family, and has been very public about her health struggles with endometriosis. The star worked on changing her eating to help improve her health, wrote a cook book about it, and credits this with her ability to conceive her son Cree. She said, "The cherry on top of this dairy-free sundae is that I got pregnant. Quickly, Given all of my health issues, I hadn’t expected it to happen so fast — if at all — but after I’d been following my new regimen for just twelve months, Cory came to visit me in Atlanta, and a few weeks later, we got the happy news!"
11 Kirsten Dunst, Possibly Pregnant?
New reports were circulating in December that former child actor Kirsten Dunst is expecting her first child with her fiancé Jesse Plemmons. The two met on the set of Fargo and are scheduled to wed this coming spring. Whether or not a small baby, or a sizable baby belly are going to be a part of the festivities is still to be determined, but we're crossing our fingers. An anonymous source confirmed to Us Weekly that the two are expecting a baby, although there haven't been confirmations from the couple themselves if this news is true. Anyone who wants to find out the truth on this one should probably start creeping on the couple's social media pages, as a confirmation or denial is coming well before baby.
10 Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
Most people know that Kim Kardashian experienced a number of health scares in the birth and delivery of her two children, North West and Saint West. In fact, the Reality star knew that doctors recommended she not get pregnant again and even discussed it on the show saying, "I’ve gone through so much with really bad deliveries that the doctors don’t feel like it’s safe for me to conceive again myself. This surgery is really the one last thing I can try. I want my kids to have siblings and I want to know that I did everything I could to make this happen.” Unfortunately the surgery didn't work, although thankfully Kim has opted to use surrogacy to expand her family, with a new baby coming to the small screen sometime in 2018!
9 Jordin Sparks & Dana Isaiah
People Magazine was given an exclusive when it came to the scoop on the life, family and marriage of American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and Dana Isaiah. The couple had a private (and secret) wedding this past summer when they eloped while in Hawaii with their BFFs. The couple have since announced that Dana is expecting a little boy and posed for an adorable photo shoot together. Sparks has said on the pregnancy, "I want to shout it from the mountain tops!", while Isaiah added, "We’re really proud to be married to each other and to be celebrating this.” Isaiah has said that her new hubby has been really supportive throughout her pregnancy so far and dished to the magazine that he was a big fan of all of her new curves thanks to the pregnancy.
8 Michael Phelps & Nicole Johnson
Late in summer 2017, Olympic super star Michael Phelps proudly announced that he and his wife, Nicole Johnson were expecting baby number two. The swimmer proudly pondered whether the new addition to their family would be a baby girl or boy. In a pregnancy announcement Nicole held their toddler son Boomer and boasted, "Lil man's going to be a big brother!" Phelps may be a household name, but it's their son Boomer who has his own Instagram account. He stole the show when it came to cuteness during the 2016 Olympics when Phelps was excited knowing that his son was able to witness dad's last race ever. What we're wondering is whether or not the baby brother or sister is going to be an internet sensation just like Boomer.
7 Kym Johnson & Robert Herjavec
For a couple known for their pairing on the dance floor, it's somehow fitting that the duo are welcoming twins in 2018, just having made the big announcement this past December. Kim and Robert fell hard for each other back in 2015 when they were both eliminated from Dancing with the Stars in week eight. The couple married in the summer of 2016 and are entering parenthood completely in love. Kym has said, "It feels like we’ve known each other forever. It’s been almost three years since we met. He’s just amazing. We’re best friends, and it’s just easy.” These babies will be the first children for Kym, and number four and five for Robert who has three kiddos from a previous marriage.
6 Kate Middleton & Prince William
The arrival of the next generation of royal yummy mummies has sparked new interest in the monarch, her grandchildren, and incoming great-grandchildren. There have been amazing changes to tradition with Princess Charlotte being named as a possible future heir to the throne, so why wouldn't people get excited about meeting the newest heir apparent who is due in April, and will likely make one of their first official appearances for some wedding photos in May. While the gender won't be revealed until after baby arrives, people love to speculate. We've all had notice of baby for quite some time because Kate Middleton suffers from a severe form of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum, which has led to her cancelling some of her royal duties so she can rest.
5 Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo
Second time parents are often more casual about their incoming arrival, and Victoria Secret Model, Behati Prinsloo and her singer husband Adam Levine are no different. The model posted a photo of her baby belly on Instagram in a bikini with the caption "Round Two...". Their daughter Dusty Rose is one year old and will get to meet a new playmate very soon. Levine and Prinsloo love parenthood, with insiders saying the two proud parents are beyond excited to increase their brood. When asked about being a parent Prinsloo has said, "I love Adam, and when you get married and you fall in love with someone, you think that there’s no greater love than that love, and then you have a baby, and it’s just next-level love."
4 Jessie James Decker & Eric Decker
Jessie Decker gave fans a hint at what was coming in 2018, when she said the following on E! News in 2017 about expanding her family to three kids, "I don't wanna say the door's closed on baby number three because we love our babies so much, they're so amazing and I like can't imagine not having another one." While most of their social media posts seem to involve PDA it also has baby news! The entire family is very excited to hear the announcement from the country singer and reality TV star which was posted in a video to Instagram as the older siblings were told the good news. Jessie James Decker posted, ""Eric and I are so excited to share with y'all that we are expecting baby Decker number 3!"
3 Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Jamie-Lynn Sigler has made a point of being open about her life and her struggle with Multiple Sclerosis, but she doesn't want to keep the good stuff a secret either. The mom of three year old son Beau Kyle decided to make her Instagram pregnancy announcement the same picture that she sent her pro baseball hubby Cutter Dykstra. She wrote, "This is the actual pic I sent my husband this past Mother’s Day while lying on the bathroom floor. I had just returned from Israel, was jet lagged, and didn’t believe my eyes. So had to obviously be @Clearblue 5x over sure. We are SO excited to announce the #Clearblue Confirmed arrival of another little one in just a few short months.” Beau's younger sibling should arrive any day now so stay tuned to your celeb news to get the birth announcement soon!
2 Kylie Jenner
This one seems to be a mystery that none of us can get an official confirmation on. Everyone seems to be coy about whether or not Kylie is actually pregnant. Fans and critics alike are scoping out her social media constantly in the hope of getting a clue as to whether or not this is actually happening. Photos include Kylie in really baggy clothes, with people saying that Kylie isn't going to publicly confirm or deny the pregnancy until she has a bouncing baby in her arms. Ryan Seacrest has said of his conversations with Kris Jenner about the pregnancy, "By the way, so, Kris says Kylie’s not confirming anything. So, that’s the news from the family this morning." The latest rumour is that Jenner has split with the alleged baby daddy, Travis Scott, so only time will tell how that shakes out.
1 Ray J & Princess Love
With all of the fake news out there, people have become more skeptical about the truth of the stories they're reading. That doesn't make it any less painful for a couple who is trying to share a pregnancy announcement only to have people not believe them. This is exactly what happened when Ray J and Princess Love first announced her pregnancy this past autumn. The couple had been trying to conceive for quite a while and were happy to share that a baby is on the way and set to arrive this summer. Ray J made the announcement on The Real and spoke candidly about how the two had wanted to start a family for quite some time and that they're both so happy that this is finally happening!