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Hollywood just gets cuter and cuter, and the celebrity babies of 2021 are no exception. But before we talk about all the stars who have given birth or welcomed newborns in the past year, let’s look back at the celebrity babies born in 2020 because there sure were a lot of them.
2020 may be remembered as a dumpster fire, but for many stars, it marked a happy time where they became first-time parents or added new kids to their ever-growing families. In August 2020, Katy Perry became a first-time mom after she welcomed daughter Daisy Dove Bloom with partner Orlando Bloom. In September 2020, Perry went on a Twitter thread about how much she admires her mom now that she’s a parent. “Popular misconception: being a mom isn’t a full time job,” she wrote. “part 2: when a mom finally goes back to work (whatever profession they do) it’s not like they been coming from months of “time off…” she’s coming from a full time job… of being a mom, lol.” She continued, “Part 3: call your mom and tell her you love and appreciate her and advocate for paid family leave!…Part 4. I love my job.”
Along with Perry, other first-time moms in 2021 include Lea Michele (who welcomed her first child with husband Zandy Reich in August 2020), Emma Roberts (who gave birth to her newborn with boyfriend Garrett Hedlund in December 2020) and Nikki Bella (who gave birth to her son a day apart from her sister Brie Bella.) Who will be the stars who welcome kids this year? Meet the celebrity babies of 2021 ahead.
Halsey & Alev Aydin
Name: Ender Ridley
Halsey and her boyfriend, Alev Aydin, welcomed their first child, a baby named Ender Ridley Aydin, on July 14, 2021. The “Without Me” singer confirmed the news in a black-and-white Instagram post of her and Aydin at the hospital with their newborn. “Gratitude. For the most ‘rare’ and euphoric birth. Powered by love,” she wrote in the capiton.
Name: Oonagh Paige
Heard revealed in an Instagram post on July 1 that she had secret welcomed a baby daughter named Oonagh Paige via surrogate. “I’m so excited to share this news with you. Four years ago, I decided I wanted to have a child. I wanted to do it on my own terms,” she wrote. “I now appreciate how radical it is for us as women to think about one of the most fundamental parts of our destinies in this way. I hope we arrive at a point in which it’s normalized to not want a ring in order to have a crib. A part of me wants to uphold that my private life is none of anyone’s business. I also get that the nature of my job compels me to take control of this. My daughter was born on April 8, 2021. Her name is Oonagh Paige Heard. She’s the beginning of the rest of my life.”
So what does the name mean? According to Newsweek, the first part of Heard’s daughters name, “Ooonagh,”—which is also spelled Una or Oona—is derived from the Irish word “uan,” which means lamb. The name is also believed to have roots in the Latin word “unus,” which means one and is sometimes translated to “Unity,” according to the website Irish General. In Irish folklore, Oonagh was also the Queen of Fairies and had long, golden hair that flowed to the ground.
J Balvin & Valetina Ferrer
J Balvin and his girlfriend, model Valentina Ferrer, welcomed their first child together in July 2021. Ferrer announced the news with a black-and-white Instagram photo of her hands around the newborn’s feet.
Gal Gadot & Jaron Varsano
The Wonder Woman star announced in June that she and her husband, Jaron Varsano, had welcomed their third child together. The couple also share daughters Alma and Maya. “My sweet family 🖐🏼 I couldn’t be more grateful and happy (and tired 🤪) we are all so excited to welcome Daniella into our family. I’m sending all of you love and health. GG ♥️🖐🏼🖐🏼🖐🏼🖐🏼🖐🏼,” Gadot captioned a post of her family of five.
Meghan Markle & Prince Harry
Name: Lilibet “Lili” Diana
Another royal baby. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry confirmed on June 6 that they had welcomed their second child, a baby daugther named Lilibet Diana, on June 4. “It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world,” the statement read. “Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz.”
Meghan and Harry, who also share son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, named their daughter after Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and late mother, Princess Diana. “Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home. Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet,” the statement continued. “Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales. This is the second child for the couple, who also have a two-year-old son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family.”
Harry and Meghan also added, “On June 4th, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili. She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from across the globe. Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”
Troian Bellisario & Patrick J. Adams
Name: Elliot Rowena
Bellisario announced in June 2021 that she and her husband, Patrick J. Adams, secretly welcomed their second child, a baby daugher named Elliot Rowena, on May 15. She announced the news with a black-and-white photo taken by Adams. “Ms Elliot Rowena Adams joined us on May 15th under the wildest of circumstances,” she wrote. “A whole new ERA for this family. Welcome, my love.”
In his own post, Adams welcomed the new addition to his and Bellisario’s family. “[Plus] one. Welcome to the funhouse, Ms. Elliot Rowena Adams. May your life be as unique and exciting as your arrival.” The couple, who wed in 2016, welcomed their first child, a daughter named Aurora, in 2018.
Hilary Duff & Matthew Koma
Name: Mae James Bair
Duff announced in March 2021 that she and her husband, Matthew Koma, had welcomed their second child together, a daughter named Mae James Blair. The couple are also parents to daughter Violet Banks Bair. Duff also shares on Luca Cruz Comrie with ex-husband Mike Comrie. “Mae James Bair- We LOVE you beauty 3-24-21,” Duff captioned a black-and-white photo of Mae in a pool surrounded by Koma, Luca and Violet. Duff and Koma’s newborn joins a long list of celebrity kids with gender-neutral names. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds also share a daughter named James, which is Mae’s middle name.
Cassie & Alex Fine
Baby name: Sunny Cinco
Cassie and her husband, Alex Fine, welcomed their second child together, a daughter named Sunny Cinco, on March 22, 2021. “On Monday March 22nd, 2021 @ 10:22am our hearts got bigger. Welcome to the world baby girl! We love you so much Sunny Cinco Fine!” she captioned a series of photos of her, Fine and their newborn. The couple are also parents to son Frankie.
Bindi Irwin & Chandler Powell
Baby name: Grace Warrior
Steve Irwin’s daughter announced the birth of her first child with her husband, Chandler Powell, in March 2021. She revealed in an Instagram Post that her baby girl was born on the same day as her wedding anniversary. “March 25, 2021. Celebrating the two loves of my life,” she captioned a photo of her and Powell cradling their newborn. “Happy first wedding anniversary to my sweetheart husband and day of birth to our beautiful daughter. Grace Warrior Irwin Powell.”
Irwin went on to reveal the inspiration behind baby Grace’s name. “Our graceful warrior is the most beautiful light. Grace is named after my great-grandmother, and relatives in Chandler’s family dating back to the 1700s,” she wrote. “Her middle names, Warrior Irwin, are a tribute to my dad and his legacy as the most incredible Wildlife Warrior. Her last name is Powell and she already has such a kind soul just like her dad.”
“There are no words to describe the infinite amount of love in our hearts for our sweet baby girl,” she continued. She chose the perfect day to be born and we feel tremendously blessed.”
Emma Stone & Dave McCary
The La La Land actress gave birth to her first child with husband Dave McCar on March 13, TMZ reported. The notoriously private couple have yet to share details about their baby’s gender or name. According to TMZ, the pair got married in a secret wedding ceremony in September 2020.
Ashley Tisdale & Christopher French
Baby name: Jupiter Iris
Tisdale announced the birth of her first child, a baby daughter named Jupiter Iris, with her husband, Christopher French, in March 2021. She shared a black-and-white photo of her holding her baby’s hand with the caption: “Jupiter Iris French arrived earth side 3.23.21.”
Zara Tindall & Mike Tindall
Baby name: Lucas Philip
Zara Tindall, the daughter of Princess Anne and the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, revealed in an episode of the “The Good, The Bad and the Rugby” podcast in March 2021 that she gave birth to her third child, with husband Mike Tindall on the floor of her bathroom. She told the podcast hosts that their newborn son “arrived very quickly.”
“It was running to the gym, get a mat, get into the bathroom, get a mat on the floor, towels down,” she said. “Fortunately, the midwife, who was going to meet us at the hospital, wasn’t that far away. She drove up, got there just as we’d assumed the [position]. And then the second midwife arrived just after the head had arrived.”
Zara and Mike are also parents to two daughters: Mia, 7, and Lena, 2. Mike told the same podcast in December 2020 that he would “like a boy this time.” “I’ve got two girls,” he said. “I’ll love it whether a boy or a girl, but please be a boy.”
Pippa Middleton & James Matthews
Baby name: Grace Elizabeth Jane
Entertainment Tonight confirmed on March 15, 2021, that Pippa Middleton and her husband, James Matthews, welcomed their second child, a baby daughter named Grace Elizabeth Jane. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces. “Mother and baby are doing well,” a source told Hello! at the time. “She’s perfect, everyone is overjoyed at such a happy arrival.”
Pippa’s daughter’s middle name, Elizabeth, seems to be a tribute to her sister, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, and their grandmother, Carole. Kate’s full name is Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, while their grandmother also had the middle name Elizabeth.
Lala Kent & Randall Emmett
Baby name: Ocean Kent
Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent announced that she and her fiancé, director Randall Emmett, had welcomed their first child together, a baby named Ocean Kent Emmett. She announced the news with a photo of her from the hospital with her baby close to her chest.
Karlie Kloss & Joshua Kushner
Kloss’ husband, Joshua Kushner, announced in an Instagram post on March 14, 2021, that the couple had welcomed their first child together. “welcome to the world 🌎,” he captioned the picture of their bundle of under a blanket.
Emily Ratajkowski & Sebastian Bear-McClard
Baby name: Sylvester Apollo
Emily Ratajkowski and her husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard, are parents. The model announced the birth of her first child, a baby boy named Sylvester Apollo Bear, in March 2021. “Sylvester Apollo Bear has joined us earth side. Sly arrived 3/8/21 on the most surreal, beautiful, and love-filled morning of my life,” she captioned the post.
Alec & Hilaria Baldwin
Baby name: Lucia
Hilaria confirmed in an Instagram post in March 2021 that she and Alec had welcomed their sixth child, a daughter named Lucia. The picture, which was taken by Alec, featured Hilaria on the couch with her newborn, as well as the couple’s five other children: Edu, 5 months, Romeo Alejandro David, 2, Leonardo Ángel Charles, 4, Rafael Thomas, 5, and Carmen Gabriela, 7. Alec is also the father of 25-year-old daughter Ireland with ex Kim Basinger.
Katharine McPhee & David Foster
A rep for the American Idol alum confirmed to People on Wednesday, February 24, that McPhee and Foster had welcomed their first child together, a baby son. “Katharine McPhee and David Foster have welcomed a healthy baby boy,” the rep said. “Mom, Dad and son are all doing wonderfully.” The baby boy is Foster’s sixth child over all after kids Amy, 47, Sara, 39, Erin, 38, and Jordan, 34. Foster is also the dad to daughter Allison, 50, who he placed for adoption when he was 20 but reconnected with when she was an adult.
Mandy Moore & Taylor Goldsmith
Moore announced in an Instagram post in February 2021 that she had given birth to a baby boy named August Harrison Goldsmith. “Gus is here 💙💙💙💙. Our sweet boy, August Harrison Goldsmith. He was punctual and arrived right on his due date, much to the delight of his parents. We were prepared to fall in love in all sorts of brand new ways, but it goes beyond anything we could have ever imagined. M + T” she captioned a picture of her son in a onesie.
Patrick Mahomes & Brittany Matthews
Baby name: Sterling Skye
The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and his fiancé welcomed their first child, a daughter named Sterling Skye, on February 20, 2021. Matthews confirmed the news with an Instagram photo of the couple’s newborn holding their fingers. The picture also showed Matthews with a necklace that read their daughter’s name. “Sterling Skye Mahomes👸🏼 2/20/21 6lbs 11oz💕” she captioned the picture. According to The Bump, the name “Sterling” is of English origin and means “genuine, of high quality.” The name “Skye,” on the other hand, is of Scottish origin and is the name of the Isle of Skye off the coast of Scotland.
Kit Harington & Rose Leslie
Harington and Leslie, who met while filming Game of Thrones, confirmed that they welcomed their first child, a baby boy, in a statement to E! on February 16, 2021. The confirmation came after Harington and Leslie (who played Jon Snow and Ygritte respectively on the HBO series) were seen with a baby in London. A representative for the couple told E! that the two are “very very happy” with their new bundle of joy.
Leslie confirmed her pregnancy in an interview with The New York Post in October 2020. “I am thrilled to be expecting,” she said at the time. “And I can’t wait to meet the new member of our family!”
Meghan Trainor & Daryl Sabara
Baby name: Riley
Trainor and her husband, Spy Kids star Daryl Sabara, welcomed their first child together in February 2021. “This sweet baby boy’s due date was today on Valentine’s Day💝 We got to meet him Monday, Feb 8th! We are SO IN LOVE🥰😭 Thank you @darylsabara for the best Valentine’s gift ever! Welcome to the world Riley!” the “All About the Bass” singer wrote on her Instagram at the time.
In an interview with Hello! in November 2020, Trainor revealed that she knew the name she wanted to give her first child long before she even became pregnant. The name, Riley, is unisex, so Trainor knew that whatever gender her first child was, she would name her baby Riley.
“We have a name that we had since before I even got pregnant, like when we were trying to get pregnant, and it worked for any gender ever so it is his name and I am proud of it,” she said at the time.
Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank
Baby name: August Philip Hawke Brooksbank
Princess Eugenie announced the birth of her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank in an Instagram post on February 9, 2021. The picture was a black-and-white shot of her and husband holding their newborn’s hands. Princess Eugenie captioned the post with three blue heart emojis.
Kensington Palace also confirmed the news in a statement, telling well wishers that Princess Eugenie and her baby are “doing well.” The Palace also noted that Brooksbank was by his wife’s side as she gave birth.
“Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie was safely delivered of a son today, 9th February 2021, at 8: 55 a.m. at The Portland Hospital,” the statement read. “The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke of York, Sarah, Duchess of York, and Mr. and Mrs. George Brooksbank have been informed and are delighted with the news. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
Jenny Slate & Ben Shattuck
Baby name: Ida Lupine
Slate confirmed to Entertainment Tonight in February 2021 that she is a new mom. The Saturday Night Live alum told the site that she welcomed her first child with fiancé Ben Shattuck. “Yeah, I’m not pregnant anymore,” she joked. “The baby came out!” She also revealed that she and her soon-to-be husband named their daughter Ida Lupine. They chose Ida because they “loved the name,” while Lupine is one of the couple’s favorite flowers.
Slate, who said that she revealed her pregnancy in December 2020 “basically four days” from her due date, also described Ida as a “sweet, happy baby” and a “good sleeper.” “I can say, without a doubt, that motherhood is for sure the most meaningful thing that has ever happened to me,” she said. “I feel really lucky and happy.” She continued, “Being a mother is such a joy. It’s so cliché but I love it.”
Riverdale‘s Vanessa Morgan & Michael Kopech
Baby name: River
E! News confirmed on January 30, 2021, that Riverdale star Vanessa Morgan welcomed her first child, a baby boy, with Chicago White Sox player Michael Kopech. Morgan’s birth comes amid her divorce from Kopech. She filed for divorce in June 2020 after less than a year of marriage. She announced her pregnancy a month later. Despite their divorce, it seems like Morgan and Kopech are on good terms. A source told E! News that he was with her at the time of their baby’s birth. “Vanessa had the baby, and Michael is with her as well. They’re both thrilled,” the insider said.
Morgan revealed in an Instagram post that the baby is named River. “The most challenging, beautiful experience of my life. On January 29th, Michael & I Welcomed our beautiful baby boy River into the world. Words cannot describe this kind of love. We are enjoying this time home with him, being present, & giving him all the lovin in the world🤍👶🏼 Becoming parents is the most rewarding gift in the entire world. Thankyou God. 🙏🏽 Isaiah 66:9,” she captioned a photo of the infant’s hand.
Vanderpump Rules‘ Stassi Schroeder & Beau Clark
Baby name: Hartford Charlie Rose
Vanderpump Rules alums Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark welcomed their first child together on January 7, 2021, at 6:57 p.m. PT, a rep told People. The couple named their daughter, Hartford Charlie Rose. The middle names, Charlie and Rose, were chosen in honor of Clark’s father and Schroeder’s grandmother respectively. According to People, the baby weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz. at the time of her birth and measured at 19 inches long.
“We truly cannot begin to describe the happiness and joy we are feeling at this moment,” the couple told People in a statement. “It’s something that you hear from all new parents right after birth, but something magical happens. We are feeling so blessed and grateful to have a beautiful and most importantly, healthy baby girl.”
Ryan Guzman and Chrysti Ane
Baby name: Genevieve Valentina
Actor Ryan Guzman and fiancée Chrysti Ane announced on January 7, 2020, that they are now parents to a second child. The two also share son Mateo Lopes Guzman, who was born in 2019. “Well world, I think it’s time I make a confession….I’ve been pregnant for basically this entire quarantine 😭😂. We welcomed our little lady Genevieve Valentina Guzman into the world today at 3:50 pm. Ry and I decided to be a little selfish this time around and keep this journey between us. I’m so happy we did that. It was so special,” Ane captioned a photo of her, Guzman and their newborn at the hospital.
Dancing With the Stars‘ Witney Carson & Carson McAllister
Baby name: Kevin Leo
DWTS pro Witney Carson announced the birth of her first child with her husband, Carson McAllister, on January 4, 2021. Their son is named Kevin Leo. After a really hard 24 hour labor, and an unexpected c-section… we are all healthy and well. We are so grateful & we’ve been soaking up every moment with our perfect angel boy. Thank you for all the prayers!,” she captioned a black-and-white photo of her newborn holding her finger.
Harry Potter‘s Devon Murray & Shannon McCaffrey
Baby name: Cooper Michael
Harry Potter actor Devan Murray, who played Seamus Finnegan in the movie series, welcomed his first child with partner Shannon McAffrey on Saturday, January 2. Their son is named Cooper Michael Murray and weighed 6 lbs., 10 oz. at the time of his birth.
“Yesterday 2/1/21 my life changed forever. Shannon delivered our beautiful little boy ‘Cooper Michael Murray’ weighing 6lbs 10oz,” Murray captioned a photo of his newborn at the hospital. “Both are doing amazing now after a very long labour and a scary few minutes at the end. It still hasn’t sunk in just yet that we have our very own little boy. I can’t wait to make the most amazing memories with Shannon and Cooper as we begin our little family. I’m so amazed by Shannon and she is now my Hero. I’m so proud of her for everything she has gone through. I can’t wait to have you both home. It’s so hard having to leave you both. I will love you both forever until my last breathe ❤️🍼👶🏻.”