While we’ve all been in lockdown, these 8 celebs got busy and had a baby

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While pandemic lockdown around the world may have kept us all at home for the past weeks and months, there have been very few things that will make us leave the safety of the iso-bubble.

But if you happen to have been pregnant during this period, ‘birthing a baby’ definitely falls into the ‘essential activity’ list if and when the time comes.

And celebrities are no exception – you can’t send the housekeeper out to do this particular task! So let’s wave a friendly hand to the celebrity babies born during lockdown. 

1. Chloë Sevigny

The 45-year-old first time mum welcomed a small boy with a big name – Vanja Sevigny Mačković – on 2 May in New York City.

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Welcome to the world Vanja Sevigny Mačković Born May 2nd New York City Thank you to all the staff at Mt. Sinai East for your bravery, perseverance and kindness, especially the nurses for being so gentle and patient. Blessings to all the other families giving birth during this time. #ilovemyboys 🐣

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2. America Ferrera

The Emmy-winning actress and husband, Ryan Piers Williams welcomed baby number two – Lucia Marisol Williams – to to the clan on 4 May. Baby Lucia will play the role of little sister to their firstborn, Sebastian.

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🌟LUCIA MARISOL WILLIAMS 🌟arrived on May 4th to give me my Mother’s Day hugs and kisses herself. Mama, Dada & Big Brother are over the moon to welcome her bright light to our family. 💫 Quarantine may have canceled her Baby Shower but it didn’t stop us from collecting and delivering essential supplies to #YesWeCanMobileSchools – spaces for moms and children at the border to learn, play, and stay safe through these hard times. Dear friends, if you’re considering sending Lucia a gift, please donate to @yeswecanwf in her name. Or make a donation today in honor of the Moms you love! Visit www.yeswecan.world for more info. Thank you @elsamariecollins @evalongoria & @thisisabouthumanity for organizing the baby shower and donations! And thank you to to all my friends and loved ones who donated gifts to support these beautiful families! Enjoy the video of your gifts reaching families! #WelcomeLucia #FamilyOfFour #MayTheFourth #MothersDay

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3. Jasmine and Karl Stefanovic

The first baby for Jasmine and fourth for seasoned dad, Karl, gorgeous Harper May arrived safely on 1 May. 

4. Anderson Cooper

The ecstatic first-time dad announced the birth of his baby son via surrogate born on 1 May.

Explaining his son’s name – Wyatt Morgan – Anderson said, “He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was. My son’s middle name is Morgan. It’s a family name on my mom’s side. I know my mom and dad liked the name Morgan because I recently found a list they made 52 years ago when they were trying to think of names for me.”

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I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father. This is Wyatt Cooper. He is three days old. He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was. My son's middle name is Morgan. It's a family name on my mom's side. I know my mom and dad liked the name morgan because I recently found a list they made 52 years ago when they were trying to think of names for me. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son. He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy. As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I’m grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son's birth. Most of all, I am grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, and watched over him lovingly, and tenderly, and gave birth to him. It is an extraordinary blessing – what she, and all surrogates give to families who cant have children. My surrogate has a beautiful family of her own, a wonderfully supportive husband, and kids, and I am incredibly thankful for all the support they have given Wyatt and me. My family is blessed to have this family in our lives I do wish my mom and dad and my brother, Carter, were alive to meet Wyatt, but I like to believe they can see him. I imagine them all together, arms around each other, smiling and laughing, happy to know that their love is alive in me and in Wyatt, and that our family continues.

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5. Ronan and Storm Keating

Superstar singer Ronan Keating and his Australian wife Storm announced the arrival of daughter, Coco Knox Keating.

Born on 27 March, baby Coco is their second child after becoming parents to two-year-old Cooper.

6. Lisa and Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli

Francesca Vera Alice makes baby number 3 for radio host, Wippa and his wife Lisa, born on 25 March.  Francesca is a little sister for older brothers, two-year-old Theodore and three-year-old Jack. With her arrival, Lisa says their family is complete.

7. Diplo and Jevon King

US performer, Diplo and model, Jevon King have become parents of baby boy, Pace, born on 20 March. While Diplo is yet to meet his newborn son – another casualty of lockdown – he says, “I’m going to meet him as soon as we turn a corner on this world shutdown.”

This is Diplo’s third child – he has two sons, Lockett and Lazer – and the first for Jevon.

7. Elon Musk and Grimes

Recording artist Grimes (Claire Boucher) and entrepreneur Elon Musk welcomed their first child together on 5 May. This is Elon’s seventh child – all boys!

The newborn has been given the extraordinary name, X Æ A-12. Yeah, we don’t know how to pronounce it either.

Grimes explained the significance of each letter on Twitter saying,  “X stands for “the unknown variable,” Æ stands for “my elven spelling of Ai,” and A-12 is the “precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft).” 

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