Some celebrities prefer to keep the public updated about every stage of their pregnancy, while others have developed a knack for keeping theirs so low-key they can take months to even confirm the existence of a child. For example, the power couples Jason Ritter and Melanie Lynskey and
Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach welcomed their respective children into the world without ever even making an official announcement that they were expecting in the first place. Many of these newborns have also been given some “unconventional” names (Jessica Simpson gave her third child the name Birdie Mae, for example), as is to be expected among the A-list. It can all be a lot to keep up with. So, from the anticipated arrivals to the unexpected newcomers, here’s an ongoing guide to the many celebrity babies of 2019 (so far). Photo courtesy of @cassie.
Shay Mitchell and Matte Babel’s Baby
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According to her Instagaram, Shay Mitchell and her boyfriend Matte Babel had their first child together, a baby girl, on October 20, 2019.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s Baby
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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
announced they were expecting another child to join their daughters James and Inez in May, and have decided to keep their public appearances to a minimum since then (save for some over-the-top Instagram flirting). However, they reportedly welcomed their third baby about two months ago.
In September, on Friday the 13th, Jazz Charton gave birth to Kinsey Sioux, her first child with
Succession star Kieran Culkin.
“New baby droppin September,” Chance the Rapper wrote on Instagram earlier this year. As it turned out, he just missed the mark:
Kirsten Corley Bennett ended up giving birth to their second child, Marli, on August 29.
Winter Mercy Morissette-Treadway
Midway through August,
Alanis Morissette Instagrammed the news that she’d given birth to her third child with the rapper Mario Treadway—plus the fact that they named the newborn Winter Mercy Morissette-Treadway.
Kate Mara and Jamie Bell’s Daughter
On May 27, Kate Mara revealed via Instagram that she and Jamie Bell had their first child together “a couple weeks ago.”
Jamie Dornan and Amelia Warner’s Daughter
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Amelia Warner confirmed via
Instagram that she and her husband, Jamie Dornan, welcomed their third daughter in March 2019. Their youngest daughter has two older sisters, ages 5 and 3. Dan MacMedan/Getty Images
Harry Shum Jr. and his wife Shelby Rabara announced the birth of their daughter, Xia, via
Instagram on March 28, 2019.
Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach’s Son
Greta Gerwig privately gave
birth to a baby with her longtime partner and fellow filmmaker, Noah Baumbach, sometime in early 2019. A conspicuously covered stroller accompanying the two in Manhattan was the tip-off that the director duo had delivered their child. Photo by @jessicasimpson.
Jessica Simpson and her husband, Eric Johnson, gave birth to their third child, a baby girl named Birdie Mae Simpson, on March 19, 2019.
Jessie Ware and Sam Burrows’s Son
The singer Jessie Ware gave birth to her second child with her husband, Sam Burrows, in her living room on March 4, 2019. “I couldn’t have done it without the MOST fantastic NHS Homerton Homebirthing team,” she shared on Instagram.
Mamie Gummer and Mehar Sethi’s Son
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Mamie Gummer, daughter of Meryl Streep, made her mom
a grandmother for the first time when she and her fiancé, Mehar Sethi, gave birth to a baby boy in February 2019. Richard Gere and his wife, Alejandra Silva, welcomed their first son, Alejandro, together in February 2019.
Andy Cohen welcomed his son Benjamin Allen via surrogate on February 4, 2019. Photo by @carrieunderwood.
Carrie Underwood’s second child, a boy named Jacob Bryan Fisher, was born on January 21, 2019.
Talitha Italia Engelbert
Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert announced on January 10, 2019, that she had given birth to her first child, a baby girl named Talitha Italia Engelbert.
Lily Aldridge welcomed her second child, Winston Roy Followill, with the Kings of Leon frontman, Caleb Followill, on January 29, 2019.
The original Destiny’s Child member Letoya Luckett-Walker welcomed a child of her own—Gianna Iman Walker—with her husband, Tommicus Walker, on January 5, 2019.
Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin’s Daughter
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The MMA fighter Conor McGregor welcomed his second child with Dee Devil on January 4, 2019.
Robert Kennedy III and his wife, the former CIA officer Amaryllis Fox, welcomed their first daughter, Bobby, on January 7, 2019.
Melanie Lynskey and Jason Ritter’s Daughter
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Melanie Lynskey and Jason Ritter
announced in January 2019 that they had given birth to their first child together.