Celebrity Couples Who Welcomed Babies in 2016
It was a big year for babies in Hollywood!
With so many famous couples having children this year, we're calling 2016 the year of celebrity babies. Think about it: All of your favorite celebs (from Blake Lively to Chrissy Teigen) gave birth this year, bringing more beauty and cuteness into the world. How could you forget about Blac Chyna's mannequin challenge delivery room video, or Boomer Phelps stealing the show at the Rio Olympic Games? Of course, some stars are more private than others when it comes to baby pictures, choosing instead to keep their kids out of the spotlight. Still, they're worth celebrating, so we've rounded up 20 celebrity couples who gave birth this year—starting in January all the way down to December. How can 2017 top this?
Rose Byrne & Bobby Cannavale
The first celebrity baby of the year kicked off with actors Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale. The couple, who have been dating since 2012, welcomed a baby boy, Rocco, on February 1st. Later that week, Cannavale shared the news on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. When Colbert asked if Rocco was named after Saint Rocco, Cannavale said, "Actually yeah, patron saint of the sick … pretty sure. Could be wrong. I'm tired." Fair enough.
Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin
Not too long ago, Gotham co-stars Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin got engaged after dating for two years, but that wasn't the only good news the pair had in 2016. On March 2nd, the two welcomed their first child together, daughter Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan. Now, "She's about to crawl," McKenzie told E! News
. "We're dreading that. But she's great, and it's wonderful to have family around and celebrate the holidays together."
Anne Hathaway & Adam Shulman
Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman was born on March 24, 2016 to parents Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman. Just two months after having Jonathan, Hathaway went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
and talked about how having a baby has made her incredibly confident, especially at the gym. "I would normally walk in and feel so intimidated," she explained. "But I walk in, like, 'Yeah I work out with five-pound weights but I pushed a baby out of my body, I feel good right now.'" After, Ellen gave Hathaway an adorable baby Beyoncé-themed onesie.
Kelly Clarkson & Brandon Blackstock
Kelly Clarkson welcomed her second child with Brandon Blackstock on April 12. "Our little baby boy has arrived!! Remington Alexander Blackstock was born 4/12/16 & he is healthy & we couldn't be happier or more in love!" Clarkson tweeted. Remy, the nickname Clarkson calls him, joins daughter River Rose and two of Blackstock's children from a previous marriage. Now that's a lot of love in one house!
Chrissy Teigen & John Legend
While some celebs announce their engagement on Instagram, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend started the trend of announcing their pregnancy on social media. Baby (and, let's be honest, Snapchat star) Luna Simone Stephens was born on April 14th. After seeing all of the Instagrams Chrissy and John have posted of her, we think she may be the luckiest girl in the world.
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling
You probably know how secretive Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are. Remember when they had their first child, Esmeralda Amada, in 2014 and kept it a secret for 7 months?! Well they kind of did the same thing again, just this time they kept the pregnancy under wraps until a month before their second daughter was born. They welcomed Amada Lee Gosling on April 29th. "It's heaven," Gosling said on Good Morning America
in May. "It's like walking through a field of flowers every day. I live with angels." Hey boy, fatherhood looks good on you!
Michael & Nicole Phelps
Newlyweds Michael and Nicole Phelps welcomed Boomer Robert Phelps on May 5th. And while much of the U.S. was excited for the swimmer, who would go on to win 28 medals at the Rio Games, many wondered how they came up with the name. "Nicole and I just wanted something different and something cool, and I had just heard it and it was kind of a pretty neat name, and Nicole and I both kind of agreed to it," Michael said during a Facebook Live. As for "Robert," it was a way to honor Phelps's coach, Bob Bowman, and his grandmother, Roberta.
Keri Russell & Matthew Rhys
Isn't it fun when an on-set couple ends up dating in real life? Co-stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys met on set of The Americans in 2013, where they play a married couple. They made it official in 2014, and by January 2016 they announced that they were expecting. On May 30th, the couple welcomed their first child together. "We had a boy—Sam," Russell revealed to Matt Lauer on The Today Show
in July. "He's so good. He's big and fat and nice."
Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas
Another couple that met on set! Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas play Snow White and Prince Charming on Once Upon a Time, and you could say their lives are basically a fairy tale. The two married in April 2014, right before welcoming their first child Oliver Finlay Dallas just a month later. On June 1st of this year, the family made their newest addition with baby boy Hugo Wilson Dallas.
Emily Blunt & John Krasinski
Okay, we already know that Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are one of the cutest couples in Hollywood. This February, the two celebrated their six-year wedding anniversary and added to their family on June 20, announcing the birth in their own way. "What better way to celebrate the 4th ... than to announce our 4th family member!!!," Kraskinski tweeted. "2 weeks ago we met our beautiful daughter Violet #Happy4th."
Audrina Patridge & Corey Bohan
There was much to celebrate in the Patridge-Bohan household this year. A month after getting engaged to longtime boyfriend Corey Bohan, Audrina Patridge found out she was pregnant. "Five years ago, I wouldn't have been ready," she told Fit Pregnancy and Baby
. "I was filming constantly and living a very selfish lifestyle. But I got all that out of the way, and now I'm ready for the next step." That next step happened on June 24th, when Bohan and Patridge welcomed daughter Kirra Max Bohan. Five months later, Kirra joined her parents for their wedding in Hawaii on November 5th.
Nicky Hilton & James Rothschild
Nicky Hilton married James Rothschild on July 10, 2015. Almost a year later, the two welcomed daughter Lily-Grace Victoria Rothschild on July 8th. "Thankful for the best anniversary gift ever our beautiful daughter Lily-Grace," Nicky shared on Instagram. Now that is a special way to celebrate their first anniversary!
Ellie Kemper & Michael Koman
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star welcomed her first child with husband Michael Koman in early August. Co-star Tituss Burgess, who plays Titus Andromedon, broke the news on Facebook in a hilarious way. "My Ellie had her baby," he wrote. "A son. But why am I emotional. He's not mine. Also someone is gonna call her mom. I cannot wrap my head around it." While many people thought she and Koman were keeping the name a secret, Kemper had no idea. "Oh no, he has a name!" she told People
. "That's so funny, it's James!"
Bar Refaeli & Adi Ezra
A month before celebrating their first year anniversary, model Bar Refaeli and hubby Adi Ezra welcomed their first child together on August 11th—a daughter named Liv. "The love of my life gave me the best gift in life. #Blessed," Refaeli captioned a photo of the two kissing on their wedding day on Instagram.
Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo
These first-time parents couldn't contain their excitement throughout the pregnancy—posting Instagrams left and right of her growing belly. But on September 22nd, Prinsloo and Levine welcomed Dusty Rose Levine. How did they come up with the name? Just ask Ellen DeGeneres, who took part in the process! "So I'm going through it and I think I have a great name, and I texted Ellen," Levine said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
. "And I was like, 'What do you think?' and she's like, 'I hate it, I think it's a terrible name.' She gave me like five names to think about, like, 'This, this, this, this'—Dusty was in there. So you basically named my kid."
Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively
The first time around, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively kept their mouths shut as long as possible about daughter James. The second time, though, the couple wasn't so smooth. They welcomed their second child on September 30th, and not even a month later, Reynolds accidentally let it slip that the two had a baby girl. Though we still don't know what her name is, Reynolds said that they picked the right one—which is all that matters.
Kerry Washington & Nnamdi Asomugha
The Scandal star kept her second pregnancy hush-hush until her bump couldn't hide it any longer, and she confirmed it in May. On October 5th, Washington and husband Nnamdi Asomugha had son Caleb Kelechi Asomugha. Washington and Asomugha, have kept their first daughter, Isabelle, out of the spotlight and plan to do the same for Caleb.
Olivia Wilde & Jason Sudeikis
Daisy Josephine Sudeikis came into the world on a pretty badass day—the International Day of the Girl. "There goes the neighborhood," Olivia Wilde captioned her Instagram of Daisy. "Daisy Josephine Sudeikis. Born, like a boss, on #internationaldayofthegirl," or October 11th. Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis, who are parents to a two-year-old Otis, love being parents. 'When I look at Olivia and the way that she pulls off all these things—it's gonna be easy for him to grow up in a house of love and respect because I feel that way about his mom," Sudeikis said of Otis to People
. Ugh, this family gets cuter and cuter!
Blac Chyna & Rob Kardashian
The most Snapchatted pregnancy award goes to Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian. Dream Renée was born on November 10th, and moments before giving birth Blac Chyna posted a hilarious mannequin challenge video of the squad—Rob, Kris Jenner, Corey Gamble, mom Tokyo Toni, and best friend Paige. You can find cute videos of Chyna and Dream with various filters on Dream's Instagram page.
Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher
Rounding out the list of celebrity babies of 2016 is none other than Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher. Kunis gave birth on November 30th, and the couple took matters into their own hands, announcing their son, Dimitri Portwood Kutcher, themselves. Though the couple did share a photo of daughter Wyatt, this time that's not going to happen. Kutcher and Kunis agree that when the time comes, Wyatt and Dimitri will have the option to step in the spotlight. For now, they can continue being the adorable family they are.
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