On Thursday, news broke that the national treasure that is Meryl Streep will live on for generations—which is to say that Streep’s daughter, Mamie Gummer, has given birth to her first child. A Gummer representative confirmed the news to Us Weekly, which comes about six months after Gummer got engaged to her fiancé, a 36-year-old writer and producer named Mehar Sethi.
The birth marks a milestone for Gummer, who’s now the first of Streep’s children to become a parent. (Streep and her husband, the sculptor Don Gummer, have three other children: Henry, who is 39; Grace, who is 32; and Louisa, who is 27.) It also marks one for Streep, in the form of yet another monumental role: that of grandmother.
As usual, it’s one that Streep is well prepared for—even if this time, that’s somewhat by chance. Thanks to Nicole Kidman, who enticed Streep to join her in the cast of Big Little Lies, the 69-year-old-old actress spent part of last year pretending to be a grandma for her role as the mother of Alexander Skårsgard’s character, the late, not-so-great Perry Wright. (The second season doesn’t come out until June, but from the looks of it, Streep is set to be helping out Kidman, who plays her daughter-in-law, in raising her children with Perry—joining her on a mysterious “hunt for answers.”)
Thankfully, Gummer bears no apparent similarities to Perry, meaning that the worst of grandmotherhood should now be in Streep’s past. (Barring, of course, any chance of a Big Little Lies Season Three.) Gummer does, on the other hand, have at least one thing in common with her mother: She’s also an actress, who’s starred in shows like The Good Wife and Emily Owens, M.D. Seeing as collaboration also runs in the family—she once voiced an episode of Robot Chicken written by her husband, and appeared alongside her mom in 2015’s Ricki and the Flash—it might not be too long before Streep will get to act not just alongside her daughter, but also her grandchild.
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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,
Midway through October, the actress Yvonne Strahovski, whom you may recognize as Serena Joy in The Handmaid’s Tale, 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.”
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.
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.
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, 48, gave birth to her first child with husband Daniel Craig, 50, in August 2018. The couple has been married since 2011.
Hugh Dancy and Claire Danes are the proud parents of a baby boy…again! The actors welcomed their second son in August.
Top model Kasia Struss welcomed her baby Alice into the world in August, sharing a sweet snap of the baby on August 5, 2018.
NBA MVP 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.
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 Us Weekly, “if wifey decides she wants to go through that again, I’m not gonna stand in her way.”
In what may be the closest we ever get to a Devil Wears Prada sequel, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.