Discovering that a star has a baby on board has always been exciting, but with social media giving us more insight than ever before into the private lives of famous folks, it's now downright exhilarating to learn which celebs are preparing for impending arrivals. These days, we're often privy to all sorts of fascinating facts about pregnant celebs that we didn't have access to in days-gone-by.
We can’t wait to see the maternity fashion choices of expecting stars as their bellies grow. We're also on pins and needles as we wonder how they'll decorate their nurseries, what they'll nosh on at their showers, if they'll get push presents, and, most importantly, what their babies will look like. Additionally, after babies arrive to celebrities, it's always a treat to find out what names they've chosen and to stalk their Instagram accounts in order to copy their on point mommy-and-me outfit ideas and photo op choices.
We must admit, the latest crop of pregnant celebs is a gorgeous group.The following 15 stunning stars are planning on welcoming little ones to the world within the next year. The coming months are sure to bring with them some of the cutest and most celebrated babies of all time.
15 Hannah Simone
New Girl actress Hannah Simone has had a busy year. She not only wed her love, Jesse Giddings, in a secret ceremony last July, multiple sources have recently revealed that she and her hubby are expecting their first child together.
While the couple never confirmed the fact that they were together before tying the knot, Giddings has been gushing about Simone on his Instagram account as far back as December of 2015, when he posted a steamy shot of Simone on the set of the Fox sitcom she stars in along with the caption, "Congratulations to the most beautiful, talented, fascinating, badass girl I know." Awe, so sweet!
It's not clear when exactly Simone and Giddings, who obviously aren't big on basking in the spotlight, got together. What we do know for sure is that their impending arrival is most definitely going to be a gorgeous addition to the world.
14 Katie Lowes
Katie Lowes, who plays Quinn Perkins on the NBC drama, Scandal, is expecting her first child with her husband, Adam Shapiro. She announced the news this past May on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and shared with her gracious host, "It's a boy! We have zero names."
Lowes also dished that she was sure to let her boss, Shonda Rhimes, in on her baby news as soon as possible, but Rhimes apparently already had her suspicions. She told Kimmel, "I told her five minutes from being pregnant. She already knew. She's a genius."
No word yet on whether Quinn will be rocking flowy tops and delivering her lines behind giant flower arrangements on Scandal's upcoming season, or if Rhimes plans to write Lowes' impending arrival into the storyline. Who would the father be? Charlie? Huck?! We can't wait to tune in this fall to find out, and are even more excited to get a glimpse of Lowes's little bundle of joy when he arrives.
13 Bar Refaeli
The always flawless Bar Refaeli and her husband, 41-year-old Israeli businessman, Adi Ezra, welcomed their first child, a daughter named Liv, to the world last August. The couple isn't wasting any time when it comes to expanding their brood, and, according to recent reports, is now preparing to add a second child to their family.
Refaeli recently shared a photo of herself in a basic long sleeved t-shirt, rolled up to reveal a teeny tiny baby bump, on her Instagram account, letting her fans in on the wonderful news that she's expecting a second baby, due to arrive early next year.
The model, who famously dated Leonardo DiCaprio, is embracing motherhood with all she has. The natural beauty is also a natural mother, and we're thrilled to follow her journey as she prepares to become a mother of two. Refaeli has shared about her own mother, "My mum is my beauty icon, because she represents what I think beauty is."
12 Daphne Oz
Daphne Oz spilled the beans concerning the bun currently baking in her oven on ABC's The Chew. The co-hosts were playing a game in which they'd say things "you might say at a slumber party." The catch? The phrases they spoke had hidden meanings that their co-hosts had to attempt to decipher. When Oz was up, she slyly stated, "That sangria looks so good, but I'm on a cleanse this week." What did she actually mean? She eventually dished up the wonderful news, "Essentially, 'I'm pregnant, but really...I'm pregnant!"
Her co-hosts Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Mario Batali and Michael Symon celebrated on-set with Oz, and Hall smugly shouted, "I knew it! I knew it!" After revealing her exciting news on the show, Oz took to Instagram to share the news with anyone who may have missed it. She posted a pic of herself and her hubby, John Jovanovic, smooching, accompanied by the caption, "Party of 5!! John and I are overjoyed to be adding to our family with a baby girl later this winter...I know lots of you guessed, and I could not wait to tell you!! Exciting times ahead!"
The couple, who wed in 2010, already have two children together--a daughter, Philomena (Philo), and a son, Jovan Jr. (John-John).
11 Erica Schmidt
Writer and director, Erica Schmidt, and her famous main man, Peter Dinklage a.k.a. Tyrion Lannister, are overjoyed to be expecting their second child. The couple already has a 5-year-old daughter together. The two recently stepped out to attend All The Fine Boys, a play Schmidt wrote and directed, which stars, among other well-known actors, Abigail Breslin. Schmidt was glowing all evening and posing for cameras with her hands placed lovingly on her growing bump.
Dinklage gave his talented wife an ultra-adorable shout-out in his 2011 acceptance speech after he won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for his brilliant portrayal of Lannister on the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones. His speech, in which he sweetly proclaimed, "I love you, Erica. You’re amazing," was given shortly before his love gave birth to their first child.
After their first born baby arrived, Dinklage joked to People, “Everything’s fine — so far. She’s a baby. Crying never killed anyone. Well, maybe that’s not true.”
10 Jessica Alba
Mother-of-two and co-founder of The Honest Company, Jessica Alba, recently announced that she's expecting her third child with hubby, Cash Warren. She took to Instagram to share with fans, “@cash_warren and I are officially going to be outnumbered #babyonboard #herewegoagain #blessed.”
Alba has shared that she feels the keys to parenting are "boundaries" and "structure." She told People magazine, “I find that my kids thrive when they know where the boundaries are and the comfort zone and where they can be creative and play." Alba added, "But it’s having enough sleep, having proper nutrition that really helps that. And having enough activity.”
While Alba knows a thing or two about parenting, she's also open to adjusting her ideals as she learns and grows as a mom. She also shared with People, “I don’t try to pretend like I have all the answers, and I certainly don’t think I’m perfect. So when my kids say something, instead of me being so reactive, I think about how I can be better.”
9 Renee Morrison
Matthew Morrison, former star of Fox's hit show, Glee, is thrilled to be expecting his first child with his gorgeous wife, Renee. The two wed in a 2014 ceremony in Hawaii, and can't wait to add a little one to their family. Of how thrilled he is to become a father, Morrison shared with People, "I’m so excited, and I just want to be the best father I possibly can be." He also told the mag he's "looking forward to everything” fatherhood has to offer.
The cool crooner also sweetly stated, "The fact that it’s half me and half the person that I love most in this world … I’m so excited to meet our child and to see what he or she looks like, and to see what features of my beautiful wife that he or she has.”
It's obvious that Morrison is over the moon to become a papa and also shared, “I can’t wait to share experiences and watch life through my kid’s eyes." Congratulations to this beautiful couple!
8 Brittany Kerr
Former American Idol contestant, 28-year-old Brittany Kerr Aldean, is expecting a child with her husband of two years, country star Jason Aldean. The pair is ecstatic about their impending arrival. The controversy surrounding their relationship, which began as an affair, has finally died down, and the two can't wait to settle down together and start a family.
In May, Kerr shared on social media, "SURPRISE!!! WE ARE PREGNANT!!! This was the hardest secret we’ve ever had to keep. This journey for us has been full of many happy times & also many tears… The biggest rollercoaster we have ever been on, without a doubt! All of the moments of heartache were followed by the biggest blessing in the entire world!! We will never take one moment for granted & can’t wait to meet you, sweet baby!!!”
Aldean shared, “Been hard to keep this secret but we couldn’t be happier to add to our family. This year just gets better and better. #bunintheoven”
7 Nicky Hilton
E! News has confirmed that Nicky Hilton Rothschild and her husband, James Rothschild will be welcoming a second child to the world by early next year. A rep for the couple shared that they are "thrilled about the new addition to their family."
Their first child, a daughter, named Lily Grace Victoria, arrived on July 8, 2016. Since Lily's birth, Nicky has been careful to keep her baby out of the the spotlight, and off of her social media accounts. Despite her efforts to keep her family life private, Nicky isn't shy about sharing how much she loves being a mom. She told E! News last fall, "I have an alarm clock for the next 18 years, about 5:30 a.m. every single day. But I love it! Waking up to that face—it's heaven."
How does the successful fashionista balance caring for a toddler with her busy work schedule? She has revealed, "I always time everything to leave during a nap time so I'm not missing anything."
6 Ashley Hinshaw Grace
Topher Grace and his gorgeous wife, actress Ashley Hinshaw Grace, are thrilled to share with the world that they are preparing to welcome their first child. Hinshaw Grace recently posted a selfie, featuring her glowing mom-to-be face, to her Instagram account, along with the caption,"When you’re...pregnant and someone else does your hair/makeup/wardrobe and makes you feel like a princess for the first time in a whiiiiile.”
Ashley and Topher married in May of 2016 in Santa Barbara, just 16 months after getting engaged. It appears that Hinshaw Grace has taken the reigns in their relationship in the past. Before they tied the knot, Grace joked about his part in planning the wedding, "I have no part in that! That is all her. I know to show up, and I know which date.”
Time will tell if Topher will be up for assisting his bride in selecting nursery decor or baby outfits, or if he'll once again take a step back and allow Ashley to make all of those majorly important decisions.
5 Mindy Kaling
It's been confirmed by multiple sources that Mindy Project actress Mindy Kaling is expecting a bundle of joy. The 38-year-old star has yet to share the identity of the baby's father, but, in the past, has been open about the fact that she's not overly picky about who her baby daddy is.
In 2015, she dished to Yahoo! Style, "I'm going to not actively plan, but if it happens, it would happen. I'm not cavalier about who I would have a kid with. But the thing I ask every parent that I really admire, the one comment they all have is that they wish they had kids earlier." Kaling has also admitted, "I think I've decided that unlike everything else in my life, I'm going to be fast and loose about kids."
Kaling has also been open about the fact that she's not too concerned with having a traditional family. On the subject of settling down, she told Yahoo! Style, "I admire [a good marriage] when I see it. I think it's a beautiful thing. In my 20s, and especially in my teens, I completely fetishized a wedding. But I think much less about marriage now. It's less interesting to me."
4 Bryiana Noelle Flores
Bryiana Noelle Flores, the exquisite wife of Rob Dyrdek, is expecting! The couple shared the news of their impending arrival on June 24th, only 9 short months after welcoming their first child, son, Kodah, to the world. The couple broke the news when they posted pics of their gender reveal party on their respective Instagram accounts, which revealed they are having a girl.
Rob captioned a video of himself popping a balloon to reveal pink confetti, "We decided to wait and let it be a surprise and as you can tell by our reaction we were very surprised! We are so blessed and thankful. We can't wait to welcome our little princess into our family."
The two tied the knot in September of 2015, and are overjoyed about their growing brood. Flores shared on Instagram, "Rob and I wanted to find out the gender of Baby #2 with our loved ones and we knew my favorite humans (who also happen to be the best secret keepers) were perfect to pull off our gender reveal! Thank you for always being the glue that holds me together. This little girl is so lucky to grow up with you as her aunties."
3 Sanya Richards-Ross
Track and field star Sanya Richards-Ross and her professional football player hubby, Aaron Ross, recently revealed that they are expecting their first child together.The fit duo shared with People, “Many parts of our lives have felt like a fairy tale, but this is our biggest blessing yet. We are so excited to start a family and can’t wait to begin this new adventure!”
The two wed on February 26, 2010 in Austin, Texas. They appear to be just as in love, if not more so, than they were on their wedding day. Their impending arrival is a lucky little one to arrive to two parents who adore and respect each other so deeply.
Congrats to these two on their baby-to-be. We can't wait to see what an amazing athlete their baby will be, and won't be at all surprised if their child is walking at 5 months and sprinting everywhere by his or her first birthday.
2 Vienna Girardi
Bachelor alum, Vienna Girardi is expecting...twins! The Florida stunner, who ended things with her former fiance Jake Pavelka in 201o, shared of the moment she found out she had not one, but two, babies on the way, "[The nurse] asked if I wanted to hear the baby’s heartbeat. Then she goes, ‘And here’s the other heartbeat!’ I looked at her like, ‘Another?’ I started bawling.”
Girardi is set to welcome two baby girls to the world this winter. She shared with US Weekly how she felt when she found out she was having twins. She gushed, "I thought there was a good chance of it because there are five sets of twins in my family. Truth be told, and this is crazy, but I’ve always wanted twins. Finding out that I was having them was one of the most amazing moments of my life. They’ll have a built-in bestie for life."
As for what Girardi plans to name her babies-to-be, she shared, "I have four picked out. Now that I know they’re girls, I’ll say the names out loud like I’m talking to them and figure out what sounds best." As for cravings, Girardi has admitted that she's had a hankering for "peaches and pickled eggs and Coca-Cola from the glass bottle."
1 Nikki Reed
Nikki Reed and her man Ian Somerhalder recently revealed on Instagram that they are expecting a child together. The universe was really being kind when it got these two striking stars to fall in love with each other. Their baby is sure to be a beauty, inside and out.
Nikki captioned a gorgeous shot of Ian giving her blossoming belly a sweet smooch, “Hi Little One. I know you, but only because I feel you. How is it possible to love someone so much already? All I know for sure is it’s the strongest feeling I’ve ever felt. We’ve been sharing this body for quite some time, and we’ve already experienced so much together. We can’t wait to meet you… Love, your parents.”
Ian posted an identical shot to his account and captioned it, “In my 38 years on this earth I’ve never experienced anything more powerful and beautiful than this. I can’t think of anything more exciting than this next chapter and we wanted you to hear this from us first. This has been the most special time of our lives, and we wanted to keep it between the three of us for as long as possible so we could enjoy this time with each other and our little one who is growing so fast…because that’s what they do, they grow so fast. Thank you for your kind energy. Love, Ian.”