Hollywood's Newest Moms
Adele welcomed a son into the world! Baby Angelo was born October 19th, 2012. A source close to the singer and her boyfriend, Simon Konecki, told People: “We are all over the moon.” Congratulations to the new mum!
It's a boy for Reese Witherspoon! The actress gave birth to a son, Tennessee James Toth, on September 27, 2012. The baby is Witherspoon’s first child with her husband, talent agent Jim Toth, whom she married in March 2011. "Both mom and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled," Witherspoon's rep told People. Congratulations all around!
Uma Thurman and her boyfriend, financier Arpad Busson, welcomed their first child together on July 15th, 2012. The baby girl joins Thurman’s two children with ex-husband Ethan Hawke, 13-year-old Maya Ray and 10-year-old Levon Roan, and Busson’s two sons with Elle Macpherson. The actress gave her daughter a beautiful and unusual name (just like mama!): Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Busson. Her nickname is "Luna."
Sienna Miller has a new fan! The actress and her boyfriend, actor Tom Sturridge, welcomed their first child - a daughter - on Sunday, July 8th, 2012. “Marlowe I love you,” Miller’s sister Savannah Tweeted, reportedly revealing the baby's name.
It's a girl for Kourtney Kardashian! The reality star and her boyfriend, Scott Disick, welcomed their second child, daughter Penelope Scotland Disick, on July 8th, 2012 in Los Angeles. Penelope joins the couple’s son, Mason Disick (born in 2009).
Maggie Gyllenhaal and her husband, Peter Sarsgaard welcomed their second child on April 19th, 2012 - and it's a girl! Little Gloria Ray joins Ramona (born in 2006), the couple's first daughter. Congratulations to the proud parents!
It's a boy for Hilary Duff! The actress and her hockey player husband Mike Comrie welcomed their first child - Luca Cruz Comrie - on March 20th 2012, and Duff took to Twitter to announce her big news. “Tuesday evening, we became proud parents of a healthy 7 pound 6 ounce beautiful boy,” she Tweeted. "He is surrounded by so much love!! Mom and baby are both doing extremely well," she added.
Charlize Theron adopted her first child in 2012! The Oscar-winning actress, 36, "is the proud mom of a healthy baby boy named Jackson," her rep told People in March. Congratulations to the new mom!
InStyle's January cover girl Jennifer Garner and her husband, Ben Affleck, announced the birth of their third child in February 2012 - and it's a boy! The proud father announced his new son's name on Facebook, Samuel Garner Affleck, a name the couple's daughters Violet (born in 2005) and Seraphina (born in 2009), helped influence. "At first they were definitely Disney, it was like Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse Affleck," Garner told Jay Leno. "Now they're coming up with lists and saying 'Let's have a baby naming contest! Let's have a baby naming poll!'" Congrats to the entire Affleck family!
Bryce Dallas Howard
It's a girl for Bryce Dallas Howard ! The Help star and her actor husband Seth Gabel welcomed their second child, daughter Beatrice Jean Howard-Gabel, in January, 2012. ”Beatrice’s arrival is hugely exciting for our family,” Tweeted the happy grandfather, filmmaker Ron Howard.
Babeyoncé is here! Beyonce and husband Jay-Z welcomed their newborn daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, on January 7th, 2012 in New York City, E! reports. Back in September, we caught up with the multi-talented singer for our cover story, when she mentioned how excited she was to grow her family: "Now I'm a woman, and because I gave it my all, I can focus on my marriage. I can decide I want to have kids. I can be the mother I want to be and dedicate myself to my children," she told InStyle. And friends are supportive - pal Gwyneth Paltrow Tweeted, "Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already," she wrote. Congratulations!
Home Sweet Hollywood stars Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott welcomed their third child in October, 2011 - daughter Hattie Margaret McDermott. "We’ve been blessed with a boy and girl already, so this time we’ve decided to do it the traditional way and not find out the sex," Spelling told People when she announced her pregnancy. The couple welcomed another son, Finn Davey, on August 30, 2012.
Mad Men actress January Jones welcomed her first child in September, 2011 - son Xander Dane Jones. She announced her pregnancy back in April, choosing to keep her baby’s sex under wraps until the big day.
Alyssa Milano and her agent husband David Bugliari welcomed their first child in August, 2011 - son Milo Thomas Bulgliari. "I really want to enjoy my child," Milano told E! Online. "Everyone keeps telling me how fast it goes by and to spend as much time with them as possible."
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren welcomed their second child, daughter Haven Garner, into the world on August 13, 2011. “Healthy and happy! Big Sister Honor couldn’t be more excited about the new addition to our family,” Alba announced on Facebook.
Tina Fey and her husband Jeffrey Richmond became new parents on August 10, 2011 when Fey gave birth to baby girl Penelope Athena Richmond (the couple’s second child).
It's a boy for Selma Blair! The actress and her fashion designer boyfriend Jason Bleick welcomed their son Arthur Saint Bleick in July, 2011. The couple, who met while working on Bleick’s line EVER, announced her pregnancy in January, but Blair chose to keep the sex of her baby under wraps until the big day. The couple separated in 2012.
Victoria and David Beckham welcomed their first daughter into the world on July 10, 2011 and named her Harper Seven! The new mom has always loved the name Harper, People reports, and seven is considered a lucky number (it was also David’s jersey number for Manchester United and the English national team).
Kate Hudson and her fiance, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, became new parents on July 10th, 2011 when Hudson gave birth to a baby boy named Bingham Hawn Bellamy! Congratulations all around!
The Oscar-winning actress, who exemplified gorgeous pregnancy style while making the award show red-carpet rounds this year, welcomed a new son with her choreographer fiancé Benjamin Millepied on June 14th, 2011. Recently, Portman told us of her experience when she starred as InStyle's February cover girl: "I am completely awed by the whole process we are living through. I cannot express how lucky I feel."
The singer and her freestyle motocross motorcycle racer husband Carey Hart announced the arrival of her first child on Twitter in June 2011. "We are ecstatic to welcome our new beautiful healthy happy baby girl, Willow Sage Hart. She's gorgeous, just like her daddy. #beyondblessed," she Tweeted. And with a girl, Pink's mother's prophecy came true: "My mom has always wished me a daughter just like me," Pink told Ellen Degeneres when she announced her pregnancy on the show in November 2010.
It's a girl for Jennifer Connelly and husband Paul Bettany! The actress delivered her new daughter Agnes Lark in a home water birth on May 31st, 2011, People reports. The little one is the couple's second child together, and Connelly's third (her oldest is 13 and from a previous relationship).
It's a boy! Actress and author Alicia Silverstone gave birth to son Bear Blu Jarecki on May 5th, 2011. Silverstone and husband Christopher Jarecki couldn't be happier. "We are all three in love!" the first-time mom wrote on her personal website. "I'm so grateful to this community for all the love, support, good wishes, and happy vibes you've sent me during my pregnancy."
It's twins for Mimi! The singer and husband Nick Cannon celebrated their third wedding anniversary by welcoming son Moroccan Scott Cannon and daughter Monroe Cannon on April 30. Carey didn't reveal the names of her children right away. Instead, the singer dropped hints on her personal Twitter, and invited fans to contribute their guesses.
She may play tough detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU, but off-screen, Mariska Hargitary is a mommy at heart. In April 2011, Hargitay and husband Peter Hermann adopted daughter Amaya, born a week prior to the adoption. Six months later, they adopted two-month-old son Andrew in October, making the infants just three months apart. They are welcomed into the family by 5-year-old big brother August. "I'm deliriously happy," Hargitay told People exclusively.
While Jane Krakowski's character Jenna contemplated motherhood on 30 Rock, Krakowski became a mother in real life! The actress and her fiancee Robert Godley became parents of son Bennett Robert Godley on April 13th, 2011. "Bennett is an amazing, healthy sweet boy and we are both just crazy in love with him," she told People.
Elizabeth Banks' character Avery Jessup on 30 Rock recently became a mother - and so did Banks! The actress and husband Max Handelman announced their new roles as parents to son Felix, born via surrogate, on March 30, 2011. "Felix means 'happy' and 'lucky' in Latin," Banks wrote on her personal website. "And true to his name, Felix is a very happy baby and a blessing in our life."
Penelope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem rang in the 2011 with the birth of their son, Leo, in January. "I want it to be my best project in life," Cruz said to People on being a mother. Motherhood has been good to Cruz, and it certainly shows - the new mom was radiant at the Oscars, supporting her Best Actor-nominated husband.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban welcomed daughter Faith Margaret into their family in December of 2010. Born via surrogate on December 28, the couple surprised friends and family with news of their new baby girl in January. "It took me so long to get pregnant and have a baby, so I have enormous gratitude," Kidman told the AP. Faith Margaret joins her 2-year-old sister Sunday Rose, and Kidman's children from her previous marriage to Tom Cruise, Connor and Isabella.
Ali Larter and husband Hayes MacArthur welcomed their son Theodore on December 20th, 2010. The couple chose not to find out the baby's sex before the birth, which made for interesting choices when it came to decorating the nursery. "I'm doing a modern, ethnic look," Larter told People on the theme. "We're doing lots of white in the room, but adding fabrics my husband and I have picked up from traveling to places like Thailand and Mexico. I want it to have a very wanderlust feel."
Leave it to Celine Dion to celebrate motherhood in haute couture; the singer and husband Rene Angelil baptized their twin boys in baby Dior gowns! The twin boys, Nelson and Eddy, born on October 23rd, join big brother Rene Charles, 10. "One minute I'm feeding them, then trying to spend time with R.C. or talk to my husband," Dion told People. "It's extraordinary. I don't care if I get to sleep again!"
Alicia Keys and rapper-producer husband Swizz Beatz (real name Kasseem Daoud Dean) happily welcomed their son Egypt Daoud Dean on October 14th, 2010.
In April 2010, Sandra Bullock announced she was the proud mother of son Louis Bardo Bullock. The actress adopted him in January, but kept the news secret until after the Oscars. "The first time I met Louis it was like the whole outside world just got quiet. All the trivial things that I had allowed to take up so much of my time just didn't have room in life anymore," Bullock told People. "All I said when I met him was, 'Oh, there you are.' It was like he had always been a part of my life."
Model mom Heidi Klum and her then-husband, Seal, took on a fourth in October of 2009, baby daughter Lou Sulola Samuel! Wrote the father, "She is beautiful beyond words and we are happy that she chose us to watch her grow over the coming years." Already busy with Leni, then 7, Henry Gunther, then 5, and Johan Riley, then 4, the pair is up to the challenge of a new baby. "Deep down we both always wanted the same thing: to have a family with a lot of children," Klum has said. "We knew we could do that together." The couple separated in 2012.
The moon and stars aligned for Grey's Anatomy lead Ellen Pompeo and her record producer husband, Chris Ivery - the couple welcomed daughter Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery on September 15th, 2009.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
It's a baby for Buffy! On September 19th, 2009, former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar gave birth to her first child with husband Freddie Prinze Jr. The couple named their daughter Charlotte Grace Prinze.
Sarah Jessica Parker
It's a party of five - People.com reported Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick welcomed twin daughters, Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge Broderick. The couple received the help of a surrogate, who gave birth to the girls on June 23rd, 2009. As Parker has said, "She's made a really big choice to be part of our lives and I think she's an honorable person." The twins joined their 7-year-old big brother, James Wilkie.
Tobey Maguire and jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer welcomed their second child, a boy, on May 8th, 2009. Meyer has called her husband the "best father in the entire world" to the couple's 4-year-old daughter, Ruby Sweetheart.
Happy birthday, Alyson Hannigan! On March 24th, the How I Met Your Mother star rang in her 35th year with the birth of daughter Satyana Denisof. This was the first child for Hannigan, now 37, and her spouse (and former Buffy costar) Alexis Denisof.
On November 5, 2008, stylish star Michelle Monaghan gave birth to her first child with graphic designer husband Peter White. "Every day feels like Christmas," Monaghan told People of life with Willow Katherine. "It's such a profound love."
It's positive - on January 6th, 2009, Jennifer Garner welcomed her second daughter with husband Ben Affleck. Soon after giving birth to Violet Affleck, Garner told InStyle: "I like every part of my life. I feel filled up at the end of every day." And with Affleck by her side ("he's a teddy bear of a guy"), Garner's got plenty to smile about.
Well, hello Dolly…and Charlie! Twin girls Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip were born to Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell on December 28, 2009. Romijn made beautiful music during her pregnancy by belting out a few tunes: "I'm taking singing lessons. I don't know if the girls can hear me, but I want them to."
On December 18, 2008, Women's Murder Club star Angie Harmon gave birth to her third daughter with former NFL player Jason Sehorn. "Our two girls are very excited," Sehorn told People of awaiting newborn Emery Hope with Finley, 4, and Avery, 3. "If it's a girl, God bless her, our other girls will beat her down out of love."
It's another boy! Aussie actress Naomi Watts gave birth to her second son, Samuel Kai, with partner Liev Schreiber on December 13, 2008. The baby boy already has a big brother to look up to, Alexander Pete.
On November 20, 2008, Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson added a new member to the family band - newborn son Bronx Mowgli. "This is truly the most joyous time in our lives," Fallout Boy bassist Wentz wrote on his blog during the pregnancy. The couple divorced in 2011.
Live, from New York, it's Archie Arnett! While Saturday Night Live taped on October 25, 2008, Amy Poehler gave birth to her first child with husband Will Arnett. The actress, who stars in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, told People, "I've been very lucky. I’m feeling good, and I’m just overwhelmed with blessings." Poehler gave birth to her second son, Abel James Arnett, on August 6, 2010. The couple separated in 2012.
On October 15, 2008, X-Files lead Gillian Anderson and businessman boyfriend Mark Griffiths welcomed son Felix Griffiths. The actress called pregnancy a strengthening experience: "I remember, after going through the birthing process, feeling that no cut, no abrasions, no knock on the head will make me whine again." The couple has a 4-year-old son, Oscar, and Anderson has a 16-year-old daughter, Piper, from a previous marriage. The couple split in 2012.