It’s a truth universally acknowledged that we love babies. How can you not? From Mindy Kaling’s matching PJ pics with her adorable daughter, Katherine, to the Kardashian-Jenner fam’s rapidly expanding brood of future influencers, we seriously can’t get enough of Hollywood’s tiniest celebs. And this year is no different. We have Kim Kardashian West’s newest arrival, Jenna Dewan’s recent announcement and country singer Maren Morris’s growing fam. It’s been a busy baby-making year.
Here’s everything we know about Morris’s impending arrival, plus all the other 2019 celeb babies that we’re dying to meet (at least via Instagram)!
It’s a boy! On October 22, country singer Maren Morris announced that she’s expecting her first child. The “The Middle” singer posted a seriously gorgeous photo of herself cradling her bump alongside her husband, Ryan Hurd. “The irony is just too rich that after a year of living in the “GIRL” headspace, the universe would give us a baby boy to even things out,” the singer captioned the Instagram post. “See you in 2020, little one.”
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Well…the news is out. I can’t even begin to describe the feelings that I have had since we first learned that Jenna was pregnant! I have waited my entire life for this moment and couldn’t have found a better person to build a family with. The past year and a half has brought so many things into my life that have filled me with the deepest of gratitude. A partner who radiates love, warmth, and kindness. A partner who has faced some of the hardest moments life can deal you with grace, humility, and a desire to learn from the ups and downs. A partner who is continuously growing from those lessons and who supports my growth as a person with love, unwavering support, and understanding. Jenna also brought with her one of the greatest gifts one could ever imagine…her beautiful daughter. Evie burst into my life like a supernova and has continued to burn so brightly in it. I have learned so much about parenting already from watching how amazing Jenna is with her and Evie has taught me so much about what it means to love and communicate with a child and I can’t wait to give her a sibling and make our little family a little bit bigger.
Dewan is set to become a mom for the second time. The Step Up actress and her BF, actor/singer Steve Kazee, have announced that they’re expecting a bb, the first child for the couple! “We are beyond overjoyed and couldn’t be happier to be expanding our family!” the couple told PEOPLE. After confirming their exciting news to the magazine, Kazee and Dewan took to Instagram to share their excitement. Posting a photo of Dewan cradling her growing bump, Kazee wrote: “I can’t even begin to describe the feelings that I have had since we first learned that Jenna was pregnant! I have waited my entire life for this moment and couldn’t have found a better person to build a family with.”
Shortly after, Dewan shared a photo of herself snuggling in bed with her 6-year-old daughter, Everly, whom she shares with ex-husband Channing Tatum. “Becoming a mother is quite simply the absolute best most incredible thing that has ever happened to me,” the dancer wrote. “@stevekazee you are a gift from above and i couldn’t be more excited to be expanding our family together…!”
Dewan and Kazee have been dating since November 2018. This will be Kazee’s first child.
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Nine years ago today, I married the love of my life. It has been the best journey with my favorite person in the world! Today, we are feeling so blessed, grateful and excited to celebrate with our GROWING FAMILY! Happy anniversary, @mrjustinervin ❤️ Life is about to get even better. 😘
Supermodel Ashley Graham’s first baby is OTW! Graham made the announcement via Instagram on August 14, which was also her ninth anniversary with husband Justin Ervin. The video shows the couple from the chest up, then Graham says “Surprise!” as the camera pans out to reveal her baby bump. Ervin posted the sonogram pics on his IG, saying, “Now that we’ve made a life together, let’s make a life together. I love you and I love us. All of us…” Currently melting.
Christina Milian is pregnant with baby number two! The singer announced her impending arrival with a July 28 Instagram post, sharing a photo of herself alongside boyfriend Matt Pokora holding up a sonogram photo. “New release 2020! What a blessing! Let’s do this babe @mattpokora!,” Milian captioned the photo.
The singer and Pokora have been dating since 2017. Milian shares a 9-year-old daughter, Violet Madison, with her ex-husband, rapper The Dream.
Looks like Anne Hathaway’s family is growing! The actor and our forever Queen of Genovia posted a black-and-white photo on Instagram on July 24 to announce her second pregnancy. In the caption, Hathaway recognized that pregnancy announcements on social media can be tough to see for those struggling to conceive, a challenge she has also experienced. She wrote: “It’s not for a movie…#2 All kidding aside, for everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies. Sending you extra love.”
The actor and her husband Adam Shulman are already parents to a son, Jonathan Rosebanks, who was born in March 2016.
Danielle Brooks, also known as Tasha on Orange Is the New Black, is pregnant with her first baby! The beaming mom-to-be shared the news with a sponsored post on her Instagram. “So elated to finally share this news with you all,” she captioned the photo. “I’m happily pregnant.” Brooks is five months along.
Shay Mitchell is pregnant and we had no idea! (At least, not based on her Instagram grid.) The Pretty Little Liars actor *just* dropped an adorbs pic of her baby bump. She and her long-time love, Matte Babel, have kept their relationship low-key so it’s no wonder they’re treating the pregnancy the same way.
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The cultural significance of Alanis Morissette, as writer @nicole.cliffe explains, is hard to overstate: to many Canadians, she's just Alanis, first a child star, then singer, a "dynamo with wild dark hair and a mezzo-soprano voice you couldn’t possibly overlook." To everyone else, she's just as famous, largely for her groundbreaking 1995 album Jagged Little Pill. But @alanis is also a mother, a survivor, and a fighter, speaking openly about her past trauma and postpartum depression in our new June cover story. “I would just wake up and feel like I was covered in tar, and it wasn't the first time I'd experienced depression, so I just thought 'Oh, well, this feels familiar, I'm depressed,'” she tells @selfmagazine. Tap the link in bio for our full cover story, by writer @nicole.cliffe, where Morissette speaks about pregnancy, motherhood, and #MeToo. 〰️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸: @stephwilsonshoots. Wardrobe styling by @kirbymarzec. Hair by @dimitrishair at @thewallgroup. Makeup by @kayleenmcadams at @starworksartists. Manicure by @whitneygnails at @tmgla. On Alanis: Dress by @isseymiyakeusa. Produced by @avenerable.
Canadian singer and songwriter Alanis Morissette is expecting baby number three and she’s talking about pregnancy and postpartum depression in a new profile in Self magazine. “I always wanted to have three kids, and then I’ve had some challenges and some miscarriages so I just didn’t think it was possible,” Alanis told journalist Nicole Cliffe. (The 45-year-old singer-songwriter and husband Mario “Souleye” Treadway share a son, Ever, and daughter, Onyx.)
Morissette also talked about her past experiences with postpartum depression, explaining that when she experienced it after the birth of her first child, she thought it would get better if she just stuck it out. So, she waited a year and four months for a diagnosis—and four months for her second. “And now this time I’m going to wait four minutes!” she said.
R&B singer Cassie (a.k.a. Cassandra Ventura) is adding a new title to her name: Mommy! The singer, who previously dated rapper Diddy for over a decade, announced her pregnancy on Instagram, sharing a series of photos of herself wither her boyfriend, Alex Fine, posing in a car. “Can’t wait to meet our baby girl. Love You Always and Forever.” Fine, who’s a personal trainer, posted photos from the same shoot to his own Instagram, sharing seriously sweet letters to both his GF and his unborn daughter. The couple has been dating since December 2018, when Cassie made them Insta official. Their relationship came on the heels of Cassie’s breakup with Diddy.
The Reynolds brood is expanding! Actress Blake Lively arrived at the NY premiere of husband Ryan Reynold’s film Detective Pikachu with an exciting +1—a baby bump! Walking the red carpet alongside her hubby, Lively showed off her bump in an on-trend yellow dress.
The duo are already parents to two daughters, James, 4, and Inez, 2.
We can’t wait for the baby bump to make its Insta debut (and for all the inevitable social media banter between the parents-to-be)!
In another red carpet debut, British actress Keira Knightley wordlessly announced the arrival of her second child while attending a Chanel cocktail party in Paris, before appearing alongside husband James Righton at the Chanel 2020 Cruise Show.
Knightley and musician Righton are already parents to daughter Edie, who was born in 2015.
Feminist and Slutwalk organizer Amber Rose is pregnant with her second child. This week, Rose and her partner Alexander Edwards, a VP at Def Jam, announced that they are expecting their first child together. “@ae4preident and I are super excited to announce that we have a sweet little baby boy on the way!,” Rose posted to her Instagram. We bet Sebastian is going to be the coolest big brother to his new baby sibling.
The author and The Hills alum welcomed her first baby, Liam, with husband William Tell in July 2017, and now it looks like that little dude is getting a sibling. No word on the due date yet, but we’ll hopefully get just as many cute-as-hell pics via her Instagram as we do of Liam.
Kim Kardashian West
The Wests will soon be a family of six! Kim and Kanye are set to welcome a new baby boy via surrogate. While People first reported the news in January, the mom of three confirmed the impending arrival on the March 31 season premier of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, revealing in the episode that she wasn’t sure the pregnancy would actually happen. Speaking to the The New York Times in an article posted the day before the season premiere, Kardashian West said she was busy preparing the baby’s nursery. “I’m frantically trying to get the room ready,” she said. “It’s madness, but the best madness.” Start your bets on the name!
The model/natural beauty guru and husband Evan Spiegel are welcoming another baby to the brood. The Australian model debuted her growing bump on March 30 when she stepped out at the Gruner & Jahr Spa Awards. The mama-to-be shared the news on her Instagram, posting a photo of herself on the red carpet alongside a pregnant woman, heart and baby angel emoji. Kerr is already a mom to son Flynn—from her first marriage to actor Orlando Bloom— and Hart, her first child with Spiegel. In a statement to People, the couple’s rep said, “Miranda, Evan, Flynn and Hart are looking forward to welcoming the newest member to their family.”