Given how 2017 ended, we should have seen it coming: After a naïve launch into what would turn out to be months and months and
months of rumors about Khloé Kardashian and Kylie Jenner’s (eventually confirmed) pregnancies, a year of full of even more celebrity babies was practically guaranteed. In true form as America’s queen mother, Kim Kardashian led the way with the birth of Chicago West in January, after which came her sisters’ children, Stormi Webster and True Thompson. Outside of the Kardashian clan, Hollywood, fashion, and even the monarchy all seem to have suddenly multiplied, too, thanks to newborns like Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons’s son; Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine’s daughter; and, of course, Kate Middleton and Prince William’s son Prince Louis, who now has Pippa Middleton to thank for his first-ever first cousin. (At this point, even the world’s most famous “boy,” Nicholas Hoult, is now a dad.) No worries if you’re having trouble keeping up; here’s a handy list to the most famous new arrivals this year, so far.
After months of increasingly impatient
Instagram updates, Hilary Duff gave birth to her second baby, with her boyfriend Matthew Koma (né Bair). (It’s no doubt only a matter of time before she adopts the nickname Banksy.)
Dakota Johnson is now
officially a godmother, thanks to her pal Addison Timlin and Timlin’s longtime boyfriend Jeremy Allen White, whom you may recognize from Shameless,
Yvonne Strahovski and Tim Loden’s Son
Midway through October, the actress Yvonne Strahovski, whom you may recognize as Serena Joy in
, gave birth to her first child with her husband Tim Loden. The boy’s name hasn’t been officially announced, but it might end up being quite interesting, given Strahovski’s caption on Instagram: “Welcome to the world Peanut.” The Handmaid’s Tale
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews’s Son
Just days after attending Princess Eugenie’s wedding, Pippa Middleton gave birth to
her first child with her husband, James Matthews. The baby is also a first for Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, as the newborn is their first-ever first cousin.
Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa
Almost immediately after Kate Hudson gave birth to Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa with her boyfriend
Danny Fujikawa at the start of October, she posted on Instagram to share the story behind her newborn daughter’s lengthy name. Pronounced “Ronnie,” “Rani” is in fact a tribute to her grandfather Ron Fujikawa.
Owen Wilson, who has two sons from previous relationships, welcomed another child into his family with the birth of Lyla Aranya Wilson, his newborn daughter with
Varunie Vongsvirates, whom he appears to have been dating for years.
Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams’s Daughter
Pretty Little Liars star Troian Bellisario and Suits actor Patrick J. Adams welcomed their first daughter on October 8, 2018. The couple has been married since December 2016.
Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig’s Daughter
Rachel Weisz, 48,
gave birth to her first child with husband Daniel Craig, 50, in August 2018. The couple has been married since 2011.
Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy’s Son
Kasia Struss’ Daughter Alice
Kasia Struss welcomed her baby Alice into the world in August, sharing a sweet snap of the baby on August 5, 2018.
Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha Curry’s third child, a boy named Canon, was born on July 2nd. The couple revealed the news on Instagram later that week.
Roman Alexander-Raj Smith
Ever since his wife Crystal Smith delivered Roman Alexander-Raj Smith, her second child—following another son named Prince—with Ne-Yo. He now has four kids in total, and already isn’t opposed to a fifth, telling
, “if wifey decides she wants to go through that again, I’m not gonna stand in her way.” Us Weekly
In early June, in Berlin,
Veronika Heilbrunner gave birth to her first child with her husband and fellow street-style star Justin O’Shea. Here, he celebrates his first Father’s Day on their son’s Tiffany & Co. baby nap mat—an auspicious sign that the family’s fashion legacy will continue.
In what may be the closest we ever get to a
, in April, Emily Blunt’s sister Felicity Blunt gave birth to a baby girl with her husband Stanley Tucci, who’s now a father of five. Devil Wears Prada sequel
Watch out, Jaden Smith—there’s a new Jayden in town. That’s as of the end of May, when the Topshop heiress Chloe Green
gave birth to her first child, a baby boy, with Jeremy Meeks, aka the Hot Felon, whom she’s been dating since last May.
Sebastian Piers Williams
Just before May came to an end, as she put it, two became three for
America Ferrera and her husband Ryan Piers Williams; she announced the birth of their son Sebastian Piers Williams on May 29—along with the fact that they’ve already nicknamed him Baz.
Miles Theodore Stephens
Just when you thought
Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, and their daughter Luna couldn’t get any cuter, in late May, the family managed to take up a notch by adding the newborn Miles Theodore Stephens into the mix, who so far seems to be getting along with his older sis just fine.
Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel’s Son Hart
The model Miranda Kerr not only
gave birth to her and her husband Evan Spiegel’s son named Hart this May; she also gave birth to the baby who just might end up being the heir of Snapchat.
Kirsten Dunst kicked off the year by confirming those pesky pregnancy rumors via none other than a photo shoot for Rodarte. She gave birth this May, choosing with her fiancé, the actor Jesse Plemons, to name their son Ennis Howard Plemons.
Prince Louis of Cambridge
Kate Middleton shut down London for a day this April when she gave birth to His Royal Highness
Prince Louis of Cambridge, her third child with Prince William, whom Princess Charlotte has certainly taken to.
Coco Rocha and her husband James Conran already had a three-year-old daughter named Ioni when the model
gave birth to their son Iver Eames Conran in April. Now, less than a year later, he even has his own Instagram.
Nicholas Hoult and Bryana Holly’s Son
There’s no better proof that Nicholas Hoult, the boy who starred in
About a Boy has moved on from his childhood days, than the fact that as of this spring, he’s now a dad, having had a child with his girlfriend, the model Bryana Holly.
Where to begin with Khloé Kardashian’s baby, True Thompson? After months and months of rumors—and a last-minute,
action-packed scandal with her NBA star boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, Kardashian gave birth in April, in Cleveland.
Rachel McAdams and Jamie Linden’s Son
Though she’s managed to keep it entirely out of the spotlight, Rachel McAdams reportedly gave birth to a baby with her boyfriend, the screenwriter Jamie Linden, some time before April of this year. (They’ve kept things
so under the wraps, in fact, that they have yet to make a requisite couple appearance on the red carpet.)
The birth of Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe’s second child together didn’t go quite as smoothly as the first; Ashe actually delivered Axel Strahl Meyers this May in the lobby of their apartment building.
Having conquered fashion blogging, Chiara Ferragni, aka The Blonde Salad,
gave birth to her first child, whom she’s nicknamed Leo, this March. (She’s currently engaged to the Italian rapper fiancé Fedez.)
Actor Eddie Redmayne and PR executive Hannah Bagshawe, who’ve been married since 2014,
welcomed their son Luke Richard into their family, which also includes their daughter Iris Mary, this March.
Just after Valentine’s Day, Behati Prinsloo
gave birth to her second child with Adam Levine, a daughter named Gio Grace who, according to the model, has her father’s toes.
Vanessa Nadal, an attorney and a scientist who happens to be married to
Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda. gave birth to their second child, Francisco Miranda, in early February.
Having gone even further than her sister Khloé into months and months of quite unusual silence and hiding, at the start of February,
Kylie Jenner reemerged reborn as a mommy blogger, finally confirming the rumors that she and her boyfriend Travis Scott were set to have a baby with the announcement of their daughter, Stormi Webster.
Kim Kardashian beat her sisters Kylie and Khloé to the baby game all the way back in January, when she and her husband had their third child, named
Chicago West, via a surrogate. Though he’s mainly been getting cozy with his sibs North and Saint in family photos, he’s now getting old enough to emerge as a star on his own.