Several of Hollywood’s biggest names welcomed new babies to their families this year.
For some stars, like Kirsten Dunst, the little bundles of joy marked their first foray into parenthood. Meanwhile, moms Kate Middleton and Chrissy Teigen continued to add to their growing broods in 2018. And then there’s talk show host Seth Meyers, whose son made a particularly memorable entrance into the world.
Read on to check out his story, as well as some of the many other famous families who celebrated the arrival of a new baby in 2018.
Prince William and Kate Middleton: Louis Arthur Charles
The world rejoiced over the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child, Louis Arthur Charles, in April. The baby was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, the same hospital where Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their first two kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Louis is now fifth in line to the British throne, after grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William and his two siblings.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: Chicago West
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ushered in the start of a new year with their third child, a baby girl named Chicago. The couple welcomed the baby via surrogate on Jan. 15.
“We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care. North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister,” Kardashian wrote at the time. She posted this cute photo of Chicago when the baby was just about six weeks old:
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo: Gio Grace Levine
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My first baby holding OUR second baby…..Our girls are so lucky to call you dad and I’m so lucky to have you as a husband a lover and a friend. We love you. Life is better with you. 👨👩👧👧 – To my dad, thank you for being the best example to show me what i would want in a husband and father one day, the way you look at mom is the way Adam looks at me, thank you for being the best dad EVER.
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo added another child to their family earlier this year. The Victoria’s Secret Angel gave birth to a baby girl, Gio Grace Levine, in February. Gio is the stars’ second baby; they have another daughter, Dusty Rose, who made her public debut when her dad received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last year.
Prinsloo posted this photo of Levine holding little Gio in June:
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott: Stormi Webster
Kylie Jenner welcomed her first child, a baby girl, in February. Neither she nor boyfriend Travis Scott confirmed her pregnancy before the birth, despite months of fervent speculation in the media. She announced the arrival of baby Stormi a few days after she was born, writing, “My beautiful and healthy baby girl arrived February 1st and I just couldn’t wait to share this blessing.” On March 1, she shared these photos of Stormi:
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend: Miles Theodore Stephens
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s daughter Luna became a big sister this year. The famous couple welcomed their second child, son Miles Theodore, in May. Legend later revealed the name is meant to pay tribute to musical icon Miles Davis. Teigen shared this adorable photo of baby Miles when he was just a few days old:
Jessie James Decker and Eric Decker: Forrest Bradley Decker
Jessie James Decker gave birth to her third child and second son with husband and NFL player, Eric Decker, in March. The country music singer announced the arrival of Forrest Bradley Decker on Instagram. “We are so in love,” she wrote alongside a sweet photo of her holding the newborn baby:
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson: True Thompson
The reality TV star gave birth to her first child in April. The baby girl’s arrival came just days after her boyfriend, Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player Tristan Thompson, became embroiled in a highly publicized cheating scandal. Though their relationship always seems to be up and down, one thing that’s constant is that baby True is happy and well — as evidenced by the many photos of the baby’s bright smile mom Khloe often shares on Instagram:
Eva Longoria and José Bastón: Santiago Enrique Bastón
Eva Longoria and husband José Bastón welcomed a baby boy this summer. Santiago Enrique Bastón was born on June 19 in Los Angeles, and by the looks of this Instagram post from Longoria, he’s already enjoying reading books with mom:
Zara and Michael Tindall: Lena Elizabeth Tindall
More than one royal baby was born this year. In June, Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Zara Tindall, who is an Olympic equestrian, gave birth to her second child with husband Michael. The couple named their baby girl Lena Elizabeth, and though they’ve kept photos of baby Lena under wraps, the public did get a brief glimpse of her in an ad for iCandy, a baby stroller company that sponsored Tindall.
Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel: Hart Spiegel
May is apparently the month of milestones for Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel. After tying the knot in May 2017, the couple also welcomed their first child together that same month a year later. Their son, Hart, is the first child for Spiegel and the second for Kerr, who also shares a child with her ex, Orlando Bloom.
Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons: Ennis Howard Piemons
After keeping their relationship mostly under wraps, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons have also stayed pretty quiet about the arrival of their first child this year. The Blast reported that the couple welcomed a baby boy, Ennis Howard Plemons, in May.
Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict: Cairo Tiahna Hardrict
Tia Mowry-Hardrict gave birth to her second child with husband Cory Hardrict in May. The actress later shared the baby girl’s name, Cairo Tiahna Hardrict. Per People, the couple wanted her name to have the same initials — C.T.H. — as her big brother, Cree Taylor. Mowry explained that the baby’s name means “victorious” in this video she posted:
Jordin Sparks and Dana Isaiah: Dana Isaiah Thomas Jr.
Jordin Sparks became a mom in 2018, too, welcoming a baby boy named Dana Isaiah Thomas Jr. — DJ for short — in May. This marks the first child for Sparks and husband, Dana Isaiah. “My sweet boy” she wrote on this post of the little guy, and he does look awfully sweet:
Jamie Lynn Spears and Jamie Watson: Ivey Joan Watson
Jamie Lynn Spears gave birth to her first child with husband Jamie Watson, a baby girl named Ivey Joan, in April. Spears revealed that her middle name pays tribute to her late aunt. This is the second daughter for Spears, who is also mom to 10-year-old Maddie Aldridge. These sisters look like they’re getting along just fine in her post of Maddie holding the baby:
Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian: Tiana Gia Johnson
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Skin to skin. Our mana. Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world. Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature and Mama @laurenhashianofficial labored and delivered like a true rockstar. I was raised and surrounded by strong, loving women all my life, but after participating in baby Tia’s delivery, it’s hard to express the new level of love, respect and admiration I have for @laurenhashianofficial and all mamas and women out there. Word to the wise gentlemen, it’s critical to be by your lady’s head when she’s delivering, being as supportive as you can.. holding hands, holding legs, whatever you can do. But, if you really want to understand the single most powerful and primal moment life will ever offer – watch your child being born. Its a life changer and the respect and admiration you have for a woman, will forever be boundless. And to my third and youngest daughter, Tiana Gia – like I did when your two older sisters Simone Alexandra and Jasmine Lia were born, you have my word, I’ll love, protect, guide and make ya laugh for the rest of my life. Your crazy dad has many responsibilities and wears many hats in this big ol’ world, but being your dad will always be the one I’m most proud to wear. Oh and one more thing.. you’re gonna love rollin’ in daddy’s pick up truck. #TianaGiaJohnson🌺 #3rdDaughter #BlessesAndGratefulMan #ImInTROUBLE
“The Rock” welcomed his second baby with longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian this spring. Tiana is the actor’s third child, following his first daughter with Hashian, Jasmine Lia, and his eldest daughter, Simone Alexandra, from his previous marriage to Dany Garcia.
The couple named their youngest daughter Tiana Gia Johnson, as he revealed on Instagram. “Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world,” he wrote:
Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshaw: Luke Richard Redmayne
Baby makes four for Eddie Redmayne and wife Hannah Bagshaw, who had their second child in March. They named the baby boy Luke Richard. He’s now little brother to the couple’s 1-year-old daughter, Iris Mary.
Aaron and Lauren Paul: Annabelle Paul
The “Breaking Bad” star and his wife Lauren welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Annabelle, in February. Lauren posted a photo of her and the newborn baby on Instagram.
“There are no words that will ever be able to explain what just happened to my heart,” she captioned the image:
Hillary Scott and Chris Tyrell: Emory Joan and Betsy Mack Tyrell
The country music star gave birth to twin daughters in late January. The twins mark the second and third child for the singer and husband Chris Tyrell. They welcomed their first daughter, Eisele, in 2013. “Our family is thankful and proud to announce the arrival of our precious baby girls,” Scott wrote of the happy arrival. And just look at how adorable the twins are in this photo she posted:
Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Cutter Dykstra: Jack Adam Dykstra
In January, actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler and her husband, Cutter Dykstra, welcomed their second child, a baby boy named Jack Adam Dykstra. Jack has a big brother, Beau. The actress shared a sweet photo of her and the baby on Instagram, writing, “He’s here. Jack Adam Dykstra we will talk about your tardiness eventually, but for now we’ve got a lot of love to give”:
Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson: Beckett Richard Phelps
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Magical moments yesterday… Nicole and I would like to introduce Beckett Richard Phelps to the world! We had a healthy baby boy and a healthy mama. I truly do feel like the happiest man in the world. Being able to build our family to now 4 (6 with doggies) is so incredible! #familyof4now
Olympian Michael Phelps and wife Nicole Johnson became parents of two earlier this year. The couple welcomed their second boy, Beckett Richard Phelps, in February. Beckett has a big brother, 1-year-old Boomer. Michael posted this sweet photo of Nicole and both boys after Beckett was born:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton: George Virginia Morgan
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As some of you know, @jeffreydeanmorgan is off in Europe getting ready to do some big conventions. And he's self aware enough to know his track record for "spilling the beans" isn't so great (bless his heart!). So before he starts tripping up in an attempt to maintain our privacy, he asked that I go ahead and post something about our little girl's birth. But before I do that, there's something I really want to say to all the women out there who are trying….. It took a long time for Jeffrey and I to have this baby. The first time I got pregnant, it took a year and a half. I surprised him on Christmas with baby Seahawk booties. We cried. We celebrated. We picked out names. And we lost that baby. More losses followed, and as so many couples know, it was heartbreaking. It still is heartbreaking. And every morning of the five years it took us, I'd open my computer at the kitchen table and see the news and I'd grow bitter over the endless parade of celebrities showing off their bumps and babies. I'd weep out of jealousy for how easy it was for them. Didn't they know something could go wrong? Didn't they know that there were other women out there struggling? It pained me to see the corporate sponsored baby showers and magazine covers capitalizing on this human miracle that wasn't happening for us. So when this pregnancy started, we were cautious. I didn't want to celebrate for fear of jinxing it. I didn't want a baby shower. I checked her heartbeat every day, up until the day she was born. And now that she is here, I just stare at her in wonder all day. I see her in her daddy's arms and I don't take any of it for granted. She screams bloody murder and I smile because she is so wildly alive. So now that folks know she's here, I don't want her birth to cause any other woman to weep at her kitchen table. If anything, my wish is that she would restore hope for others. Fertility is a fickle thing. And for the other couples out there who have had dark days, we want to introduce our miracle baby to you and send you our love and support in finding yours. Please meet George Virginia Morgan. She was born February 16th. Her daddy delivered her. We love her very much.
Actors Hilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan became parents of two in February. This is the couple’s second child; they also have a son named Gus. Burton announced the birth of their new baby girl, George Virginia Morgan, in March in an emotional Instagram post that recounted her long struggle to conceive again:
Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe: Axel Strahl Meyers
Five years ago today I married my amazing wife Alexi. We’ve since added two incredible boys, neither of whom would take their hands out of their mouths for this picture. pic.twitter.com/cSKL5RtcJC
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) September 1, 2018
Seth Meyers and wife Alexi Ashe welcomed their second child, Axel Strahl, in quite a memorable manner in April. Ashe gave birth to the baby boy in the lobby of their apartment building, as Meyers recounted on his show. Thankfully, mom and baby were both fine, despite the crazy turn of events. Meyers posted this photo of the whole family on their wedding anniversary:
Rachel McAdams and Jamie Linden: Baby Boy
Rachel McAdams also became a first-time mom this year. Although rumors that she and boyfriend Jamie Linden were expecting a baby surfaced in February, the actress never confirmed her pregnancy. She reportedly gave birth sometime this spring, and People reported she and Linden were spotted with a newborn baby in April. In September, People reported the baby was a boy after Linden was spotted carrying a newborn, but they still haven’t revealed his name.
John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh: Billy Stamos
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My first Father’s Day means that I don’t have to hand a kid back to the parents when someone yells cut. It means when people ask me if I'm a father, I don't have to use the goofy line, “No, but I play one on TV” My first Father’s Day means that from this day forward— I will start to look my age (and older) Most importantly, it means that for the rest of my life, I’ll always be known as someone’s dad. And that’s all I ever wanted. Happy Father’s day.
John Stamos and wife Caitlin McHugh welcomed their first child, a son, in April. The couple named their little boy Billy, after Stamos’ late father. “From now on, the best part of me will always be my wife and my son. Welcome Billy Stamos (named after my father),” Stamos wrote while sharing the news on Instagram:
Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson: Hudson Robert and Haven Mae Herjavec
The former “Dancing with the Stars” partners welcomed twins in April. Johnson took to her Instagram page to post a beautiful black-and-white photo of the proud papa holding his newborn babies. The little boy and girl are the couple’s first children together, although Herjavec has three adult children from his previous marriage.
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin: Romeo Alejandro David Baldwin
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin shared the news of their fourth child’s arrival in June. The Baldwins, who tied the knot in 2012, also have two other sons and a daughter. Baldwin also has a daughter, Ireland, with ex-wife Kim Basinger. “He’s here! He’s perfect! 8lbs 2oz #wegotthis2018,” Hilaria captioned a photo of the couple and their new baby boy. She later posted this sweet portrait:
America Ferrera and Ryan Piers Williams: Sebastian Piers Williams
After announcing they were expecting their first child together in December, America Ferrera and husband Ryan Piers Williams welcomed their baby in May. Ferrera announced the baby’s arrival on Instagram alongside a photo of the baby’s foot. “Welcome Sebastian Piers Williams – aka Baz!” she wrote.
James Van Der Beek and Kimberly Brook: Gwendolyn Van Der Beek
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Thrilled to announce we welcomed a brand new baby girl into the world Friday morning, just in time for #FathersDay 😍 These last few days, as I’ve enjoyed the privilege of making smoothies I know my older kids will like, making my wife red raspberry leaf tea to ease her uterine contractions, spending “boy time” with my son and getting my two year-old down for a nap in the way only I know how… I’ve been heart sick about something. As I write this, kids are being ripped from the arms of their parents. By our government. For the kid’s benefit? No – the opposite – as a purposeful display of cruelty to deter would-be illegal border crossers AND legal asylum seekers (it’s happening to both). And it wouldn’t be honest to wax poetic about my new-baby bliss without speaking up against this atrocity. If we allow our government to de-humanize fathers, and mothers, and children in the name of defending our borders… we’ve lost a huge part what makes those borders worth defending. And even if you don’t believe in karma, or in extending basic human decency to people who didn’t win the geographic birth lottery… even if you’re hard-liner enough to say, “Break the law, suffer the consequences,” shouldn’t the punishment at least fit the crime? And if you’re still cold enough to say, “Well, it’s effective,” consider this: This heinous practice was put into place by our own attorney general (who justified it with a cherry-picked Bible verse), and our president blamed rivals before tweeting his list of legislative demands to be met before he stops it. Regardless of how you feel about immigration, or a wall, or this president… if we say we’re okay with our government using human rights violations as a deterrent or as a bargaining chip… what happens when we find ourselves on the wrong side of the agenda? Either in this administration or the next? This should not be a political issue – it’s a human one. A crime against humanity is a crime against us all. More info in link in my bio. Oh, and @vanderkimberly – you’re a f*cking earth goddess rock star and I’m as in awe of you as I am in love with you. And our new baby’s name is Gwendolyn ❤️ #HappyFathersDay everybody.
James Van Der Beek became a dad for the fifth time this summer. He and wife Kimberly Brook welcomed baby girl, Gwendolyn, in June. “Thrilled to announce we welcomed a brand new baby girl into the world Friday morning, just in time for #FathersDay,” the actor wrote on Instagram at the time:
Chip and Joanna Gaines: Crew Gaines
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Our baby boy, Crew Gaines, is here and we couldn’t be more in love. He made an unexpected (and speedy) entrance into the world two and a half weeks early – which is fitting given he was a sweet surprise from day one. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. We are so grateful.
The “Fixer Upper” stars were thrilled over the birth of their fifth child and third son, Crew, in June. Joanna Gaines revealed on Instagram that the little guy made “an unexpected (and speedy) entrance into the world two and a half weeks early.” His early arrival was “only “fitting because he was a sweet surprise from day one,” she wrote:
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews: Baby Boy
Like her royal older sister, Pippa Middleton gave birth to a baby boy on Oct. 15. She and husband James Matthews welcomed their first baby in October in the same hospital where her nephew Prince Louis was born earlier this year. The couple hasn’t announced the baby’s name yet.
Stephen and Ayesha Curry: Canon W. Jack Curry
Stephen and Ayesha Curry welcomed a son to their family in July. The couple named their baby boy, who is their third child together, Canon W. Jack Curry. The Food Network star marked the occasion with a sweet photo of the baby being held by his two older sisters, Riley and Ryan:
Cardi B and Offset: Kulture Kiari Cephus
Cardi B and her husband, rapper Offset, celebrated the arrival of their first child this summer. Their daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus, was born in Atlanta on July 10. The hip-hop star made the announcement on Instagram the day after her birth, sharing a nude photo from her maternity shoot:
Michael Bublé and Luisana Lopilato: Vida Amber Betty
Michael Bublé and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, announced the arrival of their third child in July. The couple named their baby girl Vida Amber Betty, and she joins big brothers Noah and Elias. According to Billboard, Amber was chosen to honor the Canadian singer’s mother, and Betty, for Lopilato’s mother.
Kenan Thompson and Christina Evangeline: Gianna Michelle Thompson
The “Saturday Night Live” star and wife Christina Evangeline welcomed their second child in early August. According to TMZ, daughter Gianna Michelle was born in Florida and weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces. The couple welcomed their first daughter, Georgie Marie, in 2014.
Claire Danes and Hugh Darcy: Baby Boy
The notoriously private couple welcomed baby No. 2 in late August, USA Today reported. The actress gave birth in a New York City hospital. The duo already has a son, Cyrus Michael Christopher, who was born in 2012. No one has confirmed the new baby’s name, though.
John Oliver and Kate Norley: Baby Boy
John Oliver and wife Kate Norley welcomed another child, a baby boy, this summer, though the “Last Week Tonight” host didn’t talk about it until about 3 months later. The TV star confirmed the news to People after taking home a prize at the 2018 Emmys, though he did not confirm the baby’s name. This is the second son for Oliver and Norley.
Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig: Baby Girl
The two actors welcomed a baby girl earlier this year, according to Us Weekly. The couple, who wed in 2011, have not publicly commented on the birth. Both are familiar with parenthood though, as each also has a child from previous relationships.
Rashida Jones and Ezra Koenig: Isaiah Jones Koenig
Rashida Jones secretly delivered her first child with musician Ezra Koenig in August. According to E! News, the couple named their baby boy Isaiah Jones Koenig. Jones has not publicly commented on the news.
Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams: Baby Girl
“Pretty Little Liars” alum Troian Bellisario and husband Patrick J. Adams — who played Meghan Markle’s love interest on “Suits” — gushed over their first child, a baby girl, on social media shortly after her October birth. The couple introduced their new baby by posting a sweet photo of the newborn’s tiny hand on Instagram. Though they didn’t reveal their child’s name, they both expressed their gratitude for the people who “fought for and protected” their privacy throughout the pregnancy.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Vanessa Nadal: Francisco Miranda
Int. Hospital Room. Night.
[The screams reach a delirious crescendo. FRANCISCO MIRANDA enters. He is 7 pounds and 13 ounces.]
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 2, 2018
Lin-Manuel Miranda and wife Vanessa Nadal became proud new parents to their second child in February. Miranda announced on Twitter that the couple named the baby boy Francisco. This marks the pair’s second son, after first child, Sebastian.