This year was an epic one for high-profile babies, with scores of celebrity births and pregnancy announcements. Here are some of our favourite tiny entries for 2017.
Molly Sims and Scott Stuber
Geri Halliwell and Christian Horner
Geri Horner – better known as Ginger Spice – and husband Christian Horner welcomed a baby boy, the first child for Christian and number two for Geri. They named him Montague George Hector. Geri also piped up, postpartum, challenging the pressure women face to “bounce back” post-bub. – Image by Geri Horner/Instagram.
Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh
Happy singer Pharrell Williams and wife, designer Helen Lasichanh announced their triplets had arrived, in February. Pharrell later revealed he left the nappy changes to Helen because she was better at it.
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied
Actor Natalie Portman and husband Benjamin Millepied welcomed a baby girl Amalia, in February. A sister for their son Aleph.
Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict and Sophie welcomed baby number two, a little boy Hal Auden, a brother for the pair’s son Kit. The pair have remained private about their kids.
Rachael Finch and Michael Miziner
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole
One Direction’s Liam and singer Cheryl welcomed their first child, a baby boy called Bear, in March.
“I’m completely in awe of his incredible mother,” Liam gushed “and how she has been the whole way through this, she’s really made my dreams come true.” – Image Liam Payne/Instagram
Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski
Jared Padalecki and Genevieve Cortese
Ronan and Storm Keating
Singer Ronan Keating and wife Storm welcomed baby Cooper to the family. “Incredibly excited to announce the arrival. We’re all bursting with love for the newest little member of our family!” Ronan said. Image by Storm Keating/Instagram.
Beyonce and Jay-Z
Mid-June saw the arrival of Sir and Rumi, a brother and sister for Beyonce and Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy.
George and Amal Clooney
Teeny twins Ella and Alexander finally showed up, after global anticipation had reached fever pitch, in June. “This morning Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives. Ella, Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine. George is sedated and should recover in a few days,” the offical statement read.
Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Jason Statham
Model Rosie Huntington-Whitely and fiancé Jason Statham’s first baby, Jack Oscar, was born in late June. “Our little man arrived! Jack Oscar Statham – 8.8lbs” Rosie posted, in delight. – Image by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley/Instagram
Chris O’Dowd and Dawn O’Porter
The IT Crowd’s Chris and author Dawn welcomed baby number two to their brood in July. “Happy to announce I am the proud owner of this chirpy little chap. Born July 1st, his name is Valentine O’Porter, and he is so delicious. Two sons, my goodness #soinlove,” Dawn posted. – Image by Dawn O’Porter/Instagram
Zoe Foster Blake and Hamish Blake
Zoe and Hamish welcomed baby Rudy in July, a little sister for the pair’s three-year-old son, Sonny. “Admitting another patron into the nightclub my wife and I run (I’m security, she’s the DJ). We have a fairly strict door policy as you have to be a child of the DJ and/or bouncer, so it’s always great to get someone new through the door. The photo copy I took of her license says her name is Rudy Hazel Blake and I’m just about to tell her it’s a $12 cover charge. Nah, just messing with you Rudy, babies drink for free and you’re cute as hell,” Hamish posted, announcing her birth. – Image by Zoe Foster Blake/Instagram
Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder
Actors Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder welcomed a little girl at the end of July marking the start of a self-imposed “month of silence”. They named their daughter Bodhi Soleil. Image by Ian Somerhalder/Instagram.
Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton
The couple reportedly welcomed a baby girl in August, a sibling for their first child, who was born in November 2015.
Matt Golinski and Erin Yarwood
Celebrity chef Matt Golinski and fiancé Erin Yarwood welcomed their first child together in August, a daughter called Aluna Bennie. “Introducing Aluna Bennie Golinski. There’s truly no words to describe how happy I am right now. She is perfect,” her proud dad posted. – Image by Matt Golinski/Instagram
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
Megan Gale and Shaun Hampson
Model Megan Gale and her partner, AFL player Shaun Hampson announced the arrival of their second child in late September. They named her Rosie and she’s a sister for the pair’s son River. – Image by Megan Gale/Instagram
Jenny Mollen and Jason Biggs
Sam Wood and Snezana Markoski
Adi Ezra and Bar Rafaeli
Victoria’s Secret model Bar Rafaeli and husband, businessman Adi Ezra, have welcomed baby number two, a little sister for the couple’s daughter, Liv.
“We welcomed Liv’s little sister, Elle, into the world on Friday, October 20th at 20:50 pm, weighing 3 kilos. We are all happy, healthy and eager to start this new chapter in our lives.” Bar told US Weekly. – Image by Bar Rafaeli/Instagram
Jaime Pressly and partner Hamzi Hijazi
Adorably-named twins arrived in the lives of Jaime Pressly and partner Hamzi Hijazi in mid-October.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez
Soccer champion Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner, model Georgina “Geo” Rodriguez welcomed a baby girl named Alana Martina in November, a sibling for seven-year-old Cristiano Junior and four-month-old twins, reportedly named Mateo and Eva. – Image by Cristiano Ronaldo/Instagram.
Julia Stiles and Preston J Cook
Actor Julia Stiles and husband Preston J Cook, welcomed their first child together, a little boy called Strummer.
“Strummer Newcomb Cook, born October 20, 2017. Thanks and ever thanks to the extraordinary Doctors, Nurses and staff at Mount Sinai for helping bring this utter joy into our lives. “Hello, World!”” Julia posed alongside the first snap of her wee son. – Image by Julia Stiles/Instagram
Lindy Klim and Adam Ellis
“Welcome to the world little Goldie Ellis , beautiful little sister to Stella, Rocco and Frankie,” Lindy posted in her Instagram birth announcement. – Image by Lindy Klim/Instagram
Turia Pitt and Michael Hoskin
“Michael and I want to introduce you to someone … Meet Hakavai Hoskin,” Turia wrote. – Image by Turia Pitt/Instagram
Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova
News came through in December that singer Enrique and tennis champ Anna have welcomed twins named Nicholas and Lucy. These are the first babies for the pair who have been together for more than 15 years.
The Mindy Project’s Mindy Kaling had her first baby in December, a daughter named Katherine Kaling, E! reports. More details to come.
Phew. It’s a baby bonanza, right? Congratulations to all these parents on their new little people.