There have been plenty of birth announcements this year.
We’ve rounded up our favourites from A-list actors including Emily Blunt, to supermodels such as Behati Prinsloo and Candice Swanepoel, TV stars Emma Willis and Natalie Cassidy and reality TV celeb Luisa Zissman – plus some surprise pregnancies from Megan Fox and Jools Oliver.
Scroll down to see which celebs became parents in 2016…
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Model/Tudors actor Jonathan is said to have welcomed a little one with fiance Mara Lane.
Reports suggest the couple’s new arrival was born on 15 December 2016, and according to E! News they’ve picked an animal-inspired baby name: Wolf!
Mara reportedly gave birth in the couple’s home. Congrats!
It’s a Boxing Day baby for Pink and husband Carey Hart!
The long-time couple welcomed their 2nd child, a boy, on 26 December 2016. See his cute new pics – and find out his adorable name – right here.
More babies allowed!
Former Girls Aloud singer Kimberley has given birth to a baby boy named Cole Jacob Scott.
The star announced the joyous news on Twitter, writing on 14 December 2016: “We have another beautiful baby boy ???? couldn’t be happier ?”
Looks like Kimberley will be needing this mum’s set of rules for little ones with near-Christmas birthdays!
Kimberley and husband Justin Scott first met 14 years ago, and also share a nearly 2-year-old son named Bobby.
The couple chose not to discover their baby’s sex before the birth, and have also revealed their hopes to extend their family to 4 kids.
Huge congrats to the happy couple! ?
Sir Mick and ballerina Melanie Hamrick welcomed a baby boy – read the full story here.
Paloma confirmed that she gave birth to her 1st child via emergency c-section in early December 2016. The star used her announcement to primarily thank the NHS.
She wrote on Instagram: “God bless the NHS!!! #angelsonearth #iamamother”
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
Mila and Ashton welcomed their baby boy Dimitri Portwood Kutcher on 30 November 2016. He weighed 8lbs and 15 ounces, according to the statement released on Ashton’s website.
Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna
US reality stars Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna welcomed their daughter Dream in November.
They famously completed the mannequin challenge during labour – which is no small task.
Skins and Maze Runner actress Kaya welcomed a baby boy in December 2016 with husband Benjamin Walker. Congrats!
Kevin and Danielle Jonas
Kevin and Danielle welcomed a 2nd baby girl to their family on 26 October 2016 – see the rhyming name they picked for her here.
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis
Hollywood stars Olivia and Jason welcomed their 2nd child – a baby girl named Daisy Josephine Sudeikis – in October 2016.
The ridiculously good-looking couple also share a son, Otis, who was born in April 2014.
Russell is a dad! Get the details- and check out his 1880s-inspired baby name – right here.
Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice and her longtime love, Hermann Nicoli, have welcomed their baby boy.
After many, many classic and sometimes quirky Instagram bump updates, Candice confirmed to her millions of followers that her son, Anacã, was born on 5 October 2016.
Isn’t he just adorable?
EastEnders star Natalie Cassidy has given birth to a baby girl.
The actor, who plays Sonia in the long-running BBC soap, announced on her Twitter page that she and husband Marc Humphreys had welcomed their daughter.
“@cameramarc and I introduce Joanie Elizabeth Cassidy-Humphreys… We are all so in love!” Natalie wrote alongside this gorgeous family snap.
Joanie Elizabeth? What a classic, timeless name. Like an old Hollywood movie star, we’d say.
Looks like the LOLs surrounding ‘Enders bump cover-up mishap won’t last for much longer…
Jamie and Jools Oliver
This was one surprise that Jamie wasn’t expecting. Jamie and Jools Oliver have announced the birth of their fifth baby – and he’s a boy.
The couple’s representative have confirmed that his name is River Oliver, which prompted fans to speculate about his middle name.
Though the couple’s four elder children also have nature-inspired names, many seem to think River’s name is a nod to the River Cafe in Fulham, where Jamie was reportedly working as a sous chef in 1997, around the time he was picked up to become a TV fave.
We’re not sure, but either way, we totally love the name!
“And then this just happened guys !! IT’S A BABY BOY !!” Jamie posted on Instagram following the birth of their second son on 7 August 2016. The adorable pic of their newborn son, who weighed in at 8lbs, shows him all snug and swaddled.
“Everyone in the Oliver family is very surprised,” he admitted, suggesting that the Olivers may have been expecting a girl.
He’d previously implied that he was kind of hoping it might be a little boy, with him and son Buddy feeling a little outnumbered.
“Buddy and I are overwhelmed and I feel vulnerable,” he joked. “A little bit of testosterone would really help, I think, and Jools agrees.”
When Jools was 6 months pregnant, her bump pic got many mums speculating about the sex of her baby – and most got it right, predicting a boy.
In a gorgeous post-birth message, Jamie praised Jools, describing her as unbelievably composed. He excitedly revealed that their two eldest daughters, Poppy Honey and Daisy Boo, were able to come in at the end of the birth as their new brother was being born, “which was amazing to witness, very, very emotional”.
Mum Jools also posted a stunning pic on her Instagram, showing her breastfeeding her new baby son. Jools revealed, “so very proud of our two eldest daughters who cut the cord” before adding “Jamie was my hero”.
The former Apprentice star announced the birth of her and husband Andrew’s daughter on social media, and revealed her name: Indigo Esme Collins.
Indigo was born on 2 August 2016, weighed in at 8.1lb and comes after Luisa’s many attempts at inducing labour – including an essential oil-filled bath and several gel inductions and sweeps.
The entrepreneur wrote on Instagram that she’d had a ‘perfect hypnobirth’. She wrote that it lasted an hour, and she didn’t need pain relief.
And according to OK! magazine, new arrival Indigo and her elder sister Dixie will be expecting more siblings, as Luisa revealed plans to grow her brood her even further.
39-year-old Scandal actress Kerry and fiance Nnamdi Asomugha gave birth to a son, who she named Caleb Kelechi, in October 2016.
Caleb will be joined by older sister Isabelle, who was born in April 2014.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Hollywood golden couple Blake and Ryan welcomed their 2nd baby, another girl, in September 2016.
Blake and Ryan famously kept their first born’s baby name under wraps for a long time… and have yet to reveal their second child’s name.
In fact, Ryan wasn’t even supposed to tell us baby no 2’s sex at all! Oops.
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
Emily Blunt and The Office actor John Krasinski revealed that their 2-year-old daughter Hazel would be getting a sibling back in January 2016.
They welcomed their daughter, Violet, into the world in June.
31-year-old The Hills alum Audrina welcomed daughter Kirra Max with husband Corey Bohan (an Aussie BMX rider) in mid-June 2016.
Tess, best known as for her work as a plus-size supermodel, gave birth to son Bowie Juniper on the 6th June 2016. Get all the details here.
Time for an S Club Party (but maybe one that ends pretty early) as ’00s pop star Tina Barrett has happily announced the birth of her 1st child, a baby boy.
She made the announcement on Twitter on the 20th June 2016, and revealed his ancient-style name, Roman.
34-year-old Russian supermodel Natalia is well-known for being the face of Calvin Klein.
But did you also know she’s now a mum-of-5? The star gave birth to another baby boy named Roman on the 4th June 2016.
Natalia also shares son Maxim with partner Antoine Arnault. She shares her 3 eldest kids, Neva, Viktor and Lucas, with ex-husband Justin Portman.
Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas
38-year-old Once Upon A Time actress Ginnifer gave birth on 1st June 2016 to a son named Hugo Wilson.
She and husband/co-star Josh Dallas also share 2-year-old son Oliver Finlay. The couple married in 2014.
Ronnie and Sally Wood
Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, 69, and 38-year-old wife Sally, recently welcomed twin girls Gracie Jane and Alice Rose.
The couple debuted their “two little gorgeous dolly girls” with an exclusive HELLO! magazine cover.
Eddie and Hannah Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne announced at the Golden Globes that he was set to become a dad.
The 34-year-old shared his happy news on the red carpet while being interviewed by TV host Ryan Seacrest.
When asked if his wife of 2 years, Hannah Bagshawe, was pregnant, he said, “That is true.”
33-year-old Hannah gave birth to a baby girl named Iris Mary Redmayne on 15 June 2016. A spokesperson for the couple told the MailOnline: “I can confirm that Eddie and Hannah Redmayne have welcomed their first child.”
Ellie – best known for her roles in Bridesmaids, 21 Jump Street and the US version of The Office – confirmed her pregnancy on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
This is the first child for the actress and her screenwriter husband Michael Kohan.
Ellie recently ‘fessed up the surprising reason why she’s been eating loads of sardines during her pregnancy.
Well, let’s hope she ate as many as she could manage… because People magazine confirmed that Ellie Kemper has become a mum.
We can only assume given the news broke on 1 August, that Ellie gave birth towards the back end of July 2016.
Emma and Matt Willis
TV presenter Emma Willis and her pop star husband Matt have a daughter Isabelle, 6, and a 4-year-old son, Ace.
Emma gave birth to their third child, a baby girl named Trixie, on Star Wars Day! She tweeted: “Trixie arrived in the world on Wednesday. May the 4th be with her indeed!”
Emma returned to work a few weeks after the birth, and we wondered if this pun about her post-baby body was really OK.
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
Transformers actress Megan Fox shocked everyone when she revealed she was expecting her 3rd child in April.
She was promoting her latest movie, when fans noticed she was sporting a noticeable – unexpected – baby bump.
Megan and husband Brian Austin Green already share two children, Noah, 3, and 2-year-old Bodhi.
During her pregnancy, she told Jimmy Kimmel that she was having convos with her unborn child… apparently, the baby even told her to move house!
In August 2016 the couple welcomed son Journey River Green. And we guess they also had to move ?
Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine
Victoria’s Secret is out!
Behati Prinsloo and her Maroon 5 frontman husband Adam Levine revealed they were pregnant with their first child, a little girl, on 2 April.
According to Adam, Behati experienced a few weird cravings, one of which is watermelon. He revealed: “Watermelon, that’s the thing in our house. A lot – so much watermelon.”
In September 2016, the couple introduced us to their daughter, Dusty Rose Levine, with a gorgeous photo.
Hilaria and Alec Baldwin
Alec and Hilaria are already parents to 2-year-old Carmen and 11-month-old Rafael – and they’re now parents to baby Leonardo, who was born in September 2016.
She announced her ‘surprise’ pregnancy news in March.
Congrats on baby no 3!
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend couldn’t look happier in their first pregnancy announcement.
With a hand lovingly placed on Chrissy’s belly, John couldn’t look more delighted, and the mum-to-be can’t contain her giggles.
“John and I are so happy to announce that we are pregnant :),” she wrote on Instagram. “As many of you know, we’ve been trying to have a baby for a while now. It hasn’t been easy, but we kept trying because we can’t wait to bring our first child into the world and grow our family.
We’re so excited that it’s finally happening. Thank you for all your love and well wishes. I look forward to all the belly touching! Xx“
The 29-year-old model recently celebrated her two-year wedding anniversary and revealed she’d been trying to get pregnant for years. “I will say honestly John and I were having trouble,” she said. “We would have had kids five, six years ago if it happened.”
Chrissy gave birth to a baby girl on 14 April 2016. The couple named her Luna Simone Stephens.
She let slip her pregnancy news during a concert in Los Angeles. “I was not planning on announcing this, I’m totally pregnant!” she exclaimed.
“My makeup artist is backstage hating me. I didn’t want you to think I’m on pills or something,” she told the crowd.
“I would like to apologise to my husband. This was not planned. I’m just so hormonal. Everything is great, I haven’t vomited yet. That’s a win y’all.”
Kelly and her husband, Brandon Blackstock’s baby boy, Remington Alexander Blackstock, was born on 4 April.
Supermodel Bar Refaeli used a positive pregnancy test on Instagram to announce her first pregnancy.
Bar and husband Adi Ezra have made no secret about wanting to start a family in the past, so we’re super happy for the picture perfect couple!
They welcomed their daughter Liv on 11 August 2016, in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Hilton heiress/fashion designer Nicky and husband James Rothschild welcomed a baby girl – Lily Grace Victoria Rothschild – on 8 July 2016.
Nicky first announced her pregnancy in January… and Auntie Paris threw her sister a huuuuge baby shower just a few weeks before Lily’s birth.
Liv Tyler’s given birth to baby no 3!
The mum-of-2 shared that she was expecting her third child with fiancé David Gardner, a sibling for their son Sailor, earlier this year. Liv’s also mum to 11-year-old Milo, her son from a previous relationship.
Liv named her daughter Lula Rose Gardner.
Jena Malone is best known for her role in The Hunger Games, but in May 2016, she became known to son Ode Mountain simply as mum. Read the full story here.
Twilight actor Jackson’s vampire days are behind him, but his dad days have barely just begun! He and wife Sheila welcomed a daughter into the world in May 2016. Read the full story (and see the musical name choice) here.
Soon-to-be First Daughter Ivanka Trump welcomed her 3rd child, a son named Theodore James, at the end of March 2016.
34-year-old Ivanka also shares daughter Arabella and son Joseph with husband Jared Kushner.
When Anne Hathaway announced her pregnancy, the 33-year-old revealed that she was “feeling great” during her second trimester.
Pictured at the premiere of The Intern in September, above, you could see the first hint of a baby bump.
Anne and husband Adam Shulman had a baby boy on 24 March and named him Jonathan Rosebanks.
The happy family were recently papped out and about with a very luxurious (and enviable) buggy…
Andy Murray and Kim Sears
Andy Murray spoke ahead of the Australian Open about becoming a dad and his changing priorities.
“Just now it’s a big change coming. It’s very, very exciting,” he said. “For me, my child is more important to me, and my wife is more important to me than a tennis match.”
Just 4 months after the couple got married, they revealed they were going to be parents for the first time.
When quizzed at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. Andy explained, “We are both extremely excited, happy and we feel lucky. But this is also private news and stuff we want to keep close to our family and friends and I hope that everybody can respect that.”
Kim Sears gave birth to a baby girl, Sophia. The tennis champion’s wife gave birth to the couple’s first child on Sunday 7 February.
Giovanna and Tom Fletcher
McBusted star Tom Fletcher and his wife Giovanna broke the news they were expecting their second baby – in what might be the best-scripted and well-produced pregnancy announcement video we’ve seen.
Not exactly homemade but we love it anyway. 10 points for effort!
Giovanna gave birth to baby Buddy on 16 February 2016.
Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale
Aussie actress Rose, who you’ll recognise from Bridesmaids and Bad Neighbours, and her Vinyl actor boyfriend Bobby Cannavale revealed they welcomed a son, named Rocco, at the beginning of Feb 2016.
Rocco is Rose’s 1st child, but Bobby has a 21-year-old from a previous relationship.
The couple began dating in 2012.
Harry and Izzy Judd
When Harry Judd announced that he and his wife were expecting their first child, he opened up about their three-year IVF struggle.
Posting this picture on Instagram, he wrote: “Izzy and I are so happy and feel truly blessed to be able to share with you that we are expecting our very own little miracle #BabyJudd @izzyintheattic??”
Izzy gave birth to a baby girl named Lola Rose Emma on 25 January.
Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth
One Direction’s Louis welcomed a son, Freddie Reign, in January, with LA-based stylist Briana Jungwirth.
Naturally, there was quite the reaction to the news that Louis was to become a dad.
Tyra Banks surprised the world when she announced that she had welcomed a son, York, with her photographer boyfriend Erik.
The 40-something supermodel had previously opened up about her long fertility battle and struggles with IVF.
Actress Jaime Winstone revealed she was expecting her first child with boyfriend James Suckling.
“Me and @james_suckling are very pleased that we are having a baby!! So Magic, I’m going to be a mama,” she posted on Instagram, announcing the news.
Jaime gave birth to a baby boy at the end of February.
Coleen and Wayne Rooney
Baby no 3 is well on the way for Coleen and Wayne Rooney. The couple already have two boys, Kai, 5, and Klay, 2, and are expecting another addition to their family in January. They both took to Twitter to announce how “delighted” and “excited” they were with the news.
Coleen told Hello! magazine: “I think a girl would complete the family but because the boys get on so well, another boy would be just as nice.”
Pictured in October 2015, the 6-months-pregnant mum wore a bright blue and white print bikini to hit the beach for a swim.
Coleen gave birth to her 3rd son on 24 January and named him Kit Joseph.
Cat Deeley and Patrick Kielty
Cat Deeley broke her baby news on Twitter. “Exciting news…. Paddy and I are so happy to be expecting our 1st child in the Spring… Lucky us.”
In October, the 38-year-old was spotted heading for lunch in Los Angeles in a loose maxi dress and comfy gladiator sandals. And Patrick hoped their baby will have Cat’s looks and his accent!
Cat gave birth to a baby boy in January. “Beyond delighted to announce the birth of our baby boy last week. All doing well & we couldn’t be happier… 3 really is the magic number!” the new mum tweeted.
She revealed his name in the best way – on the red carpet while wearing a super on-trend name necklace.