The world is so focused on celebrity moms, it can be easy to forget the dads. Parenting or gossip magazines will have famous mommies on the cover– Beyonce, Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Jessica Alba are all regulars. Whether it's reality moms like Snooki and JWoww or actresses like Blake Lively and Gal Gadot, the focus is almost 100% on the moms.
This is probably where any father reading this would find himself nodding. Daddies might not have 9 months of pregnancy (or the labor) to go through, but they're just as much a part of raising a child as the mother. Scientific studies increasingly point towards the importance of a baby bonding with both its parents– daddies also need some credit!
The celeb world has thrown us some very famous fathers over the years. Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Will Smith, and David Beckham are all loving dads. For all four of these dads though, it's more about parenting a kid above the age of 8 (or even a teenager).
It's time to look at the new celeb dads. 2018 has thrown us a ton of famous babies. The Kardashians welcomed three, Cardi B and Offset are now parents, and The Rock is a dad for the third time. We've rounded up both the new 2018 dads, plus those who will become daddies in 2019. Here are 25 of them.
25 TRAVIS SCOTT: BABY STORMI WITH KYLIE JENNER, "WALKING SOON!"
Kylie Jenner is likely the first thing you think of when hearing the name Stormi. Let's not forget though, that this Hollywood baby has a superstar daddy as well as a mommy. Travis Scott is the Astroworld rapper who is currently touring (and we've seen that Stormi has her own room in every venue). Travis became a dad in February 2018. "We about to be walking soon OG's I see u mama" was the caption to Stormi's 8-month celebration. Too cute.
24 THE ROCK: BABY #3, "SKIN TO SKIN, OUR MANA, BLESSED AND PROUD"
Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. The Rock is one of 2018's biggest faces. Over 100 million of us are following this guy's muscle, dedication, and motivation on IG. Dwayne was already a daddy of two in 2018 when his third baby arrived. Dwayne is now a dad of three. Tiana Gia is his latest bundle of joy. Here is Dwayne being a hands-on dad (and husband).
"Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature. Skin to skin. Our mana," was Dwayne's announcement.
23 TRISTAN THOMPSON: BABY TRUE WITH KHLOE KARDASHIAN, FIRST THANKSGIVING TOGETHER
At the age of 27, Tristan Thomspon is somewhat younger than Khloe Kardashian (who is 34). While a lot of drama surrounded the birth of their baby True, this new family seemed genuinely happy in their joint 2018 Thanksgiving pic. Khloe has been through a lot, but she appears to be giving Tristan a chance to be in his child's life. True Thompson is Khloe and Tristan's first child. The name might seem "celeb crazy," but it was actually Kris Jenner's grandfather's name.
22 OFFSET: BABY KULTURE WITH CARDI B, STILL KEEPING HER UNDER WRAPS
The arrival of Cardi B's baby Kulture made giant headlines earlier this year. This 26 year-old rapper is now a new mommy who comes with hushed IG stories (while her baby sleeps). Let's not forget the daddy, though. Offset is Cardi's husband. He's also part of the music group, Migos. In 2018, they had Kulture Kiari Cephus. While Offset has an album called Kulture, Cardi had her own explanation...
"Anything else would've been basic," Cardi said about the baby name.
21 JAMES VAN DER BEEK: A 90s FACE WELCOMES BABY #5
James Van De Beek is one of those 90s faces that didn't disappear. The Dawson's Creek star may have wound up on internet memes, but this daddy deserves a ton of respect. James is now a dad of five, following the 2018 arrival of Gwendolyn. Together with his wife, Kimberly, James has four other kids– Emilia, Annabel, Joshua, and Olivia are their names. In what is unarguably #Adorable, here is James with his 2018-born baby. "Every child awakens a different energy in you," James said.
20 MIKE FISHER & CARRIE UNDERWOOD: BABY #2 DUE IN 2019
Fans went crazy with excitement at the 2018 news that Carrie Underwood and her hubby, Mike Fisher are expecting. The singing sensation and hockey player are married with one child, but they have struggled to have a second. This 2019-due baby will join their 3-year-old son, Isaiah Michael. In her pregnancy announcement, Carrie had balloons above her spelling out "BABY." The couple has since confirmed that they're expecting a boy. We can't wait to see Carrie and Mike's pregnancy progress.
19 JOHN LEGEND: BABY #2 WITH CHRISSY TEIGEN, ALL ABOUT "PEEPS AND NUZZLES!"
"Drowning in peeps and nuzzles" was the 2018 announcement from this couple as they welcomed their second child. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are a Hollywood power couple who are adorable, down-to-earth, and total #ParentGoals.
Chrissy freely speaks about motherhood (and posts nursing pics to social media). John is always seen cuddling up to his kids.
Miles Theodore is the 2018-born bundle of joy that bumps this family up to four.
18 AARON PAUL: A BREAKING BAD ACTOR WHO CALLED HIS DAUGHTER STORY
With news circling that a Breaking Bad movie may be in the works, the cast behind this legendary TV show is once again front-page news. Aaron Paul is a face that any Breaking Bad fan will recognize. He played Jesse Pinkman. While the character was smart, he wasn't exactly dad material. Aaron is a different story– literally. In 2018, Aaron and his wife welcomed their first child. Her name is Story. "We bought our unborn baby a jacket and we went to a chapel to get married," Aaron told SNL.
17 KANYE WEST: BABY CHICAGO WITH KIM KARDASHIAN, NAMED AFTER HIS HOMETOWN
Kardashian babies have dominated 2018. While Kylie had Stormi and Khloe had True, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their third child. Her name is Chicago. She's called "Chi" for short. With warnings from her doctors following previously challenging pregnancies, Kim was advised to opt for surrogacy (which she did). In 2018, Chicago arrived, happy and healthy. Kim has confirmed that their baby was named after Kanye's hometown. It is of particular significance to him since his late-mother was from there.
16 BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH: AN AVENGER WITH A BABY ON THE WAY
Benedict Cumberbatch had his fanbase on Sherlock. That was nothing compared to the fanbase this actor built up after becoming Doctor Strange in the Avengers franchise. Underneath the wizard face paint and costumes though, there's a dad-to-be. Benedict and his wife, Sophie Hunter are expecting their third child. Sophie is somewhat petite, so her baby bump went virtually unnoticed at the 2018 Emmy's. Benedict has previously joked that he "wants a Cumber-batch of boys." Their sons are named Kit and Hal.
15 FETTY WAP: 2018 BRINGS HIM HIS 7TH CHILD (AND HE'S ONLY 27)
Fetty Wap is just one of the rappers that wound up on Nicki Minaj's "Barbie Dreams" track. While this rapper has somewhat of a reputation for having an impressive number of baby mommas, there's no denying that he is a loving dad. At the age of 27, Fetty Wap is now a dad of seven following a 2018 new arrival. Adyin Zoover, Eliza, Amani, Lauren, and Khari Barbie are some of the names of his other children. Alaiya is his adorable, 2018-born girl.
14 JIONNI LAVALLE & SNOOKI: BABY #3 DUE IN 2019, DEFINITELY A "FAMILY VACATION"
If you felt the internet explode a little in November 2018, that'll be because Snooki just announced that she's expecting her third child. This Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star now joins co-stars like JWoww with a #DedicatedMom, and her IG couldn't show it more. It's about the dads too, though. Snooki is married to Jionni LaValle, who himself has been a famous face for years. Their two kids are named Lorenzo and Giovanna.
"What I'm thankful for this Thanksgiving" was Snooki's pregnancy announcement in November 2018.
13 ERIC JOHNSON & JESSICA SIMPSON: 2019 WILL BUMP THEM UP TO A FAMILY OF FIVE
Eric Johnson is already a dad of two. In September 2018, his wife, Jessica Simpson announced to fans that she is expecting her third baby. "This little baby will make us a family of five. We couldn't be happier to announce this precious blessing of life," she wrote online. Eric may be less high-profile than his acting and singing wife, but his guitar skills have earned him full celebrity status. Jessica has since announced that the couple's third baby will be a girl.
12 STEPH CURRY: BABY #3, "MY HEART IS FULL"
Steph and Ayesha Curry are a celebrity power couple who are loved for their talent as much as their family values. In July 2018, the NBA player and his wife (who has authored The Seasoned Life) welcomed their third baby. Canon W. Jack Curry now joins two older siblings. "My heart is FULL. God has been good to us," Ayesha wrote. "Family of 5! @stephcurry30 #mynewman," she added. Ayesha has been open about the difficulties of pregnancy, but this baby was born just perfect.
11 PETE WENTZ: BABY #3, "KINDA MADE MY HEART EXPLODE"
When the pictures are this adorable, you just can't help but go: "Aww," right? Pete Wentz is the Fall Out Boy star who became a third-time dad in 2018. This baby girl is definitely a new-gen kid, since her name is Marvel Jane. "Kinda made my heart explode" was the caption to this pic of Pete with his baby girl. The bassist already has a child with his current partner, Meagan Camper. His first child is shared with Ashlee Simpson.
10 DANIEL CRAIG: 007 JAMES BOND KNOWS HOW TO DODGE THE CAMERAS
You'll have a tough time finding pics of Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz's 2018-born baby. Some celebs are happy to share their latest arrival via social media or magazine covers. This acting couple prefers their privacy. Daniel Craig is the 007 James Bond actor who has been acing missions as the British spy for quite some years. Clearly, his skills came in handy here as he took his baby girl to the doctor in NYC. Daniel and Rachel's baby is named Ella.
9 COLE DEBOER & CHELSEA HOUSKA: BABY #2, NOT A "TEEN MOM" ANYMORE
Anyone who watched Teen Mom 2 will know Chelsea Houska. At the age of 27 though, this reality star is anything but a teenager. Her husband, Cole DeBoer is also a famous face– reality couples tend to be a joint deal. In August 2018, Cole and Chelsea welcomed their third child. Their little daughter, Layne was announced via social media. "Happy birthday to my sweet perfect wife Chelsea DeBoer @chelseahouska who just gave our family this beautiful blessing!" Cole wrote. Yes, this mommy and daughter share a birthday.
8 ALEC BALDWIN: WITH BABY #4, HALLOWEEN 2018 WAS BUSY
Alec Baldwin is a Hollywood heavyweight whose career spans decades. The 60-year-old actor is married to Hilaria Baldwin, who is 35 years old. In 2018, this couple welcomed their fourth child together. "He's here! He's perfect" Hilaria wrote online. Their 2018-born son definitely has a bold name– the couple chose to name him Romeo. With four kids under one roof, that's one busy household. Here they all are for their family Halloween pic. Alec and Hilaria have been married since 2012.
7 JUSTIN VERLANDER & KATE UPTON: IT'S ALL VERY NEW AND HER NAME IS GENEVIEVE
Kate Upton built her career by modeling. Motherhood can change a girl, though. Kate is married to Justin Verlander, whose face is a major deal in American baseball. The Houston Astros of Major League Baseball pitcher and his wife are now parents to a beautiful baby girl named Genevieve.
"You're going to be the most amazing mom!! I can't wait to start this journey with you!!" Justin wrote. It wasn't long before fans got this adorable daddy and baby snap.
6 AUSTIN FORSYTH & JOY-ANNA DUGGAR: RAISING KIDS IS NOTHING NEW
When you come from the Duggar family, babies aren't anything new. In 2018, this reality TV family expanded even more. Joy-Anna and her husband Austin Forsyth became first-time parents in February 2018. They have named their son Gideon. "We are blessed beyond measure with the arrival of our son, Gideon Martyn Forsyth," the couple told People. "Looking at our child for the first time was such an incredible moment! God is good and we are so thankful." Both mom and baby are doing well. (So is dad)
5 MACKLEMORE: COLETTE KOALA IS THIS RAPPER'S SECOND BABY
What a total cutie-pie, right? Macklemore is the American rapper who definitely has a soft side. In May 2018, this dad of one became a father of two. He also chose a stunning middle name for his newborn daughter. Her name is Colette Koala Haggerty. This dad was all about the mommy praises when it came to the announcement, though. "To witness the strength, endurance and love it takes to become a mother is the most beautiful thing I have ever experienced. Happy Mother's Day to the women that give us life," he wrote.
4 OWEN WILSON: KEPT IT LOW KEY, NOW A DAD OF THREE
Owen Wilson is the blue-eyed, blonde-haired Hollywood actor that everybody knows. The Marley And Me star is also a dedicated father, though. In October 2018, Owen and his ex-girlfriend, Varunie Vongsvirates welcomed a baby girl named Lyla. "My sweet little princess" was the caption from Lyla's mother on social media. This pregnancy did come with some paternity tests, according to The Daily Mail, but all's well that ends well. Owen is already a dad to two kids named Jade and Finn.
3 DENNIS MCKINLEY & PORSHA WILLIAMS: DUE IN 2019, LOW-KEY ISN'T THEIR STYLE
Dennis McKinley is a face that any Real Housewives of Atlanta will recognize. He is now engaged to the show's star, Porsha Williams. They had a huge gender-reveal party following the pregnancy announcement, but let's remember what a miracle the pregnancy is for Porsha. Porsha tried to have kids for six years. She called her pregnancy a "dream come true."
Nothing is low-key with this Real Housewives of Atlanta star. Porsha Williams didn't just get engaged in 2018– she's got a baby on the way!
2 WAYNE ROONEY: SOCCER CHAMPION, DAD OF FOUR IN 2018
If you're American and learned that David Beckham was a huge soccer star in the UK, try and picture the same deal with Wayne Rooney. This soccer superstar is a bonafide sports A-Lister in Britain, although his name is now known internationally. Wayne and his wife, Colleen are now parents to four kids following the 2018 arrival of his baby boy, Cass. While this man mostly spends his time training and competing, his IG shows plenty of time with the kids.
1 MICHAEL PHELPS: A MINI OLYMPIC CHAMPION IN THE MAKING?
What an awesome pic. Michael Phelps is best known for beating all global records with his Olympic swimming medals. In February 2018, Michael became a father for the second time. Beckett Richards joins an older brother named Boomer. "Magical moments yesterday...Nicole and I would like to introduce Beckett Richard Phelps to the world!" Michael wrote online. This little bundle of joy may have a way to go before he hits the pool, but he might just become a champion like his dad.
Sources: CNN, Hello!, E Online, The Daily Mail, Harper's Bazaar, The Huffington Post