Year in Review 2012: Celebrity Baby Boom

As the year comes to a close, see which celebrities became parents (for the first, second or third time!) in 2012.

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Kim Kardashian and Kayne West are expecting their first child! West broke the news during a concert in Atlantic City, and it was later confirmed by Kardashian family members through Twitter. The couple went public with their romance in March 2012. Click to see more celebrity baby news in 2012.
Jessica Simpson confirmed that she is pregnant again, just 7 months after giving birth to her first child, her daughter Maxwell. After a month of pregnancy rumors, the singer Tweeted a photo of Maxwell with the phrase "Big Sis" written in the sand in front of her.
Claire Danes and husband Hugh Dancy welcomed their first bundle of joy recently, People magazine reported. The "Homeland" star gave birth to a boy, Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy on Dec. 17. Danes, 33, and Dancy, 37 married in 2009.
Ryan Murphy, co-creator of "Glee," "The New Normal" and "American Horror Story" welcomed a son on the morning of Christmas Eve with partner David Miller. Logan Phineas Miller Murphy weighed in at 6.6 pounds and 21 inches.
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Former President George W. Bush's daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, is pregnant with her first child. When the president was asked what he'd like his new grandchild to call him, he laughingly responded, "Sir." Hager and her husband, Henry Chase Hager, have been married since 2008.
TV reporter Lisa Ling and her husband Paul Song are expecting a baby girl, "Us Weekly" reported. It is the first child for the couple, who wed in 2007.
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As the year comes to a close, see which celebrities became parents (for the first, second or third time!) in 2012. Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their first child. The rest of the Royal Family was "delighted" with the news of her pregnancy.
Pop artist and 8-time Grammy winner Adele gave birth to a baby boy, her first child, and second for her boyfriend, Simon Konecki. "The pregnancy has had a big impact on her songwriting!" an insider told "Us Weekly."
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green welcomed home a baby boy in Sept., E! News confirmed. Fox told Cosmopolitan in April that she's "always been maternal" and that she wants "at least two, probably three kids." The "Friends With Kids" actress and her 90210 beau tied the knot in June 2010.
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There's a baby on board for Reggie Bush's girlfriend. The NFL superstar confirmed he's expecting his first child with girlfriend Lilit Avagyan, E! News reported. The Miami Dolphins football player, who dated Kim Kardashian from 2007-2010, made the announcement on Florida's "Paul and Young Ron Morning Show."
Shakira is pregnant, and it turns out she's expecting a boy! Shakira confirmed via Twitter that she's expecting a baby with her soccer star boyfriend Gerard Piqué. It will be the first child for the 35-year-old Colombian rocker, who recently signed a contract to be a coach on "The Voice."
Drew Barrymore and her art consultant beau Will Kopelman welcomed home their first child, a girl, named Olive Barrymore Kopelman, "Us Weekly" reported. The "Big Miracle" star admitted on "The Tonight Show" in February that she hopes to have multiple children with Kopelman. "We'll start with one," she said. "See how it goes and if we could be so blessed . . . that would be wonderful."
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The newly married Reese Witherspoon, 36, welcomed a baby boy named Tennessee. This is Witherspoon's third child, and her first with second husband Jim Toth. She has two children, Ava and Deacon, with ex Ryan Phillipe.
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Sarah Michelle Gellar and husband Freddie Prinze Jr. have added a boy to their brood. The couple also has a 3-year-old daughter named Charlotte.
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Three-peat gold medalist Kerri Walsh-Jennings announced she was five weeks pregnant while competing in the London Olympics. The beach volleyball star and husband, Casey Jennings, shared the news on TODAY Monday. Due in April, their baby will be the couple's third child.
It's a boy for Vanessa and Nick Lachey! The 98 Degrees singer and former MTV VJ welcomed Camden John, their first child together. "We are incredibly proud to announce the birth of our beautiful baby boy, Camden John Lachey," the couple said in a statement.
Adrianna Lima, the Victoria's Secret Angel, and her husband, NBA basketball player Marko Jaric welcomed Sienna, their second daughter together. The couple are already proud parents to 2-year-old Valentina.
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Sookie and Bill brought home twins! A rep for the "True Blood" stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer confirmed the happy news to People: “The babies were born a few weeks early, but are in good health and both Mom and Dad are overjoyed.”
The reality starlet took to Twitter to announce the birth of her fourth child, Finn Davey McDermott. "It's a boy!!!!" Spelling tweeted. Spelling and McDermott are already parents to son Liam and daughters Stella and Hattie.
Dixie Chicks' Emily Robison welcomed her fourth chickie, Violet Isabel Strayer, with her Court Yard Hounds guitarist boyfriend, Martin Strayer. 40-year-old Robison has three children from her previous marriage to Charlie Robison.
Giuliana Rancic and her husband, Bill, welcomed home a baby boy, "People" reported. "The ‘Duke’ has landed! Edward Duke Rancic was welcomed into the world last night at 7lbs 4oz,” the couple announced via Twitter. “G & I feel blessed beyond words…We did it!” The two had their baby via gestational surrogate.
Holly Madison has a bun in the oven! The famous "Girls Next Door" star and Playboy Playmate is expecting her first child with her boyfriend of nine months, party promoter Pasquale Rotella, "Us Weekly" reports. "I've always wanted to be a mom, but I thought it would take longer!" she told the mag.
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is now a mom. The "Jersey Shore" starlet and fiance Jionni LaValle welcomed 6-pound, 5-ounze baby boy Lorenzo Dominic LaValle. "The world just got another Guido!!!," a Polizzi rep told MTV.
Funny couple Anna Faris and Chris Pratt are parents! The "Dictator" star, 35, and the "Parks and Recreation" actor, 33, welcomed baby boy Jack on August 25, 2012.
EMPTY_CAPTION"Avengers" star Stellan Skarsgard, 61, became a father for the eighth time. Skarsgard and his wife, Megan Everett, welcomed a baby boy on August 24, 2012. The couple shares three-year-old son Ossian. The actor's other six children come from his previous marriage to My Skarsgard.
Carson Daly and longtime girlfriend Siri Pinter are expecting their second child, a baby girl, "Us Weekly" reported. "Our son is on board," the "Voice" host told the magazine of his 3-year-old, Jackson. "For a while it was like, 'Does he know another one is coming?' [But now] he talks to her and he's excited by her."
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and reality TV star Kristin Cavallari welcomed Camden Jack Cutler into the world on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. The couple announced the news via Twitter.
Taylor Hanson and wife Natalie are in search for the perfect name for their baby girl, who will be expected later this year. The couple is already parents to four children, so they know the right name is part of who "this little person will become," Natalie writes in her blog.
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Actress Uma Thurman, 41, gave birth to her third child, a girl, Us Weekly reported. This is her first child with 49-year-old financier Arpad Busson. Her two other children, Maya, 13, and Levon, 10, are from a previous marriage to Ethan Hawke.
It's a baby girl for Kelsey Grammer! At 1 a.m. on Friday the 13th, Kelsey and wife Kayte welcomed Faith Evangeline Elisa Grammer. “Mother and child are in excellent health,” the new parents told "People." This is the couple's first child, who wed in February 2011, and Kelsey's fifth.
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Kourtney Kardashian and her beau Scott Disick welcomed daughter Penelope Scotland Disick on July 8, E! reported. The newest addition joins her 2-year-old big brother, Mason. "We are forever blessed. Mommy and baby are resting comfortably," Kardashian said in a statement.
For Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge, baby girl makes three. According to "Us Weekly," the couple welcomed their first child over the weekend, but mums the word on her name.
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It looks like Lily Allen will be trading in her posh party dresses for diaper bags. Along with hubby Sam Cooper, the British pop star will welcome their second child later this year.
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Actor Matthew McConaughey announced on Twitter that he and his wife Camila are expecting their third child. The expectant parents already have two children together, Levi, 4, and Vida, 2.
Adele and her boyfriend Simon Konecki are preparing for their first child. The Grammy-winning singer announced the news to fans via her website.
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For "Sweet Home Alabama" star Josh Lucas, life just got a whole lot sweeter. Only three months after confirming they were not only married abut also expecting, the actor and his wife, Jessica, welcomed Noah Rev Maurer. The healthy baby boy tips the scales at 9 lbs., 4oz.
After two years of marriage, "True Blood" stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are expecting twins in the fall, according to Us Weekly. "I'm so excited for them," the couple's co-star Sam Trammel gushed to the magazine.
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For Josie Maran and hubby, Ali Alborzi, newborn daughter makes four. The former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant is back on diaper duty following the birth of her second child on Sunday. No word yet on what the model mama's naming her latest addition.
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Nick Lachey and wife Vanessa shared some happy news: they are expecting a baby boy. "Nick and I are incredibly excited to share the news that we are expecting a baby boy," Vanessa wrote on her website. "We can't wait to meet him soon!" The two wed in 2011 and recently celebrated the pregnancy with a babymoon in St. Lucia.
Molly Sims and hubby Scott Stuber welcomed home their first child, a son, on June 19, the couple's rep told "People." "They both couldn't be happier," said a source close to the couple.
A baby guido is on the way for Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi, who told "In Touch" that she's expecting a baby boy, with leading name choices being Lorenzo or Jionni Jr. "I have different priorities now," Snooki told "Us Weekly." "I don't care what anybody else thinks. As long as I know I'm ready and he's ready," she said of her husband-to-be, Jionni LaValle. The baby is due in September.
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Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio gave birth to a baby boy, her husband confirmed on Twitter: "Welcome my son, can't wait to show you around this crazy place." This is the second child for the Victoria's Secret stunner and long-time fiance Jamie Mazur, who are also parents to three-year-old daughter, Anja.
Donald Trump Jr. and wife Vanessa Trump announced that the couple are expecting their fourth child. "Well, Vanessa & I have some good news we are expecting baby num 4 in the fall!!! Kai, Donnie, & Tristan can't wait," the proud papa tweeted.
J.R. Martinez and girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones are new parents to a baby girl. Lauryn Anabelle Martinez was born on May 2 in Los Angeles. She weighed in at 7 lbs., 13oz. and was 21 inches long at birth. "It's just amazing to see her, finally. She's beautiful," Martinez told "People."
Jessica Simpson welcomed home daughter Maxwell, sharing the news on her website: "Eric and I are elated to announce the birth of our baby girl, Maxwell Drew Johnson," she wrote. "We are grateful for all the love, support and prayers we have received." She weighed 9 lbs. 13 oz. at birth.
A.J. McLean and his wife, Rochelle Deanna Karidis, are expecting. “I just wanted to say thank you guys for all your love and support. We recently got married — I was the most recent Backstreet Boy to take the plunge,” he said in a YouTube video, adding "We’re having a baby!”
Jack Osbourne welcomed home daughter Pearl recently, "Us Weekly" reported. "He's very nervous -- but nervous-excited," his mom, Sharon, told the mag. "He'll be a very good dad." This is his first child with fiancée Lisa Stelly.
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Giuliana Rancic and her husband, Bill, are expecting, TODAY reported. Giuliana discovered she had breast cancer while preparing to undergo fertility treatments, and now the couple will welcome home a bundle of joy thanks to a gestational carrier who lives in Denver.
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Melissa Joan Hart is having a third child with husband Mark Wilkerson, "Us Weekly" reported. "(Early) Happy Birthday to me! And baby makes 3!" Hart tweeted, along with a photo of her growing baby bump. She's shown here with her son, Brayden.
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Candice Crawford and NFL player Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys welcomed home their first child, a boy named Hawkins Crawford Romo, "Us Weekly" reported. "Congratulations to Tony Romo, proud papa of Hawkins Crawford Romo, born yesterday at 5:30pm. 8 lbs 8 oz," Romo's NFL colleagues wrote on Twitter.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" stars Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney welcomed home their second son, Leo Grey, recently. “We are overjoyed,” the couple told "People" in a statement. "We’re so happy that Axel gets to have a brother so close in age."
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Bruce Willis and his wife Emma Hemming brought home a baby girl, Mabel Ray Willis this weekend, "People" reported. Willis and his wife were "overjoyed about the newest member of their family. Both mother and baby are healthy and doing beautifully," a rep told the mag.
Actress Hillary Duff announced the birth of her son, Luca Cruz Comrie, Thursday. Via Twitter, Duff wrote that she and husband Mike Comrie welcomed their first baby into the world Tuesday night. "We are overjoyed and feel like the luckiest parents in the world," she added.
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Kim Zolciak of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" fame and her husband, Atlanta Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann, have let the cat out of the bag: They're having another baby! "YES WE ARE PREGNANT!" Kim tweeted Tuesday. The couple's first son was born in May, and the two wed in November.
Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima is pregnant, People reported. The model is expecting her second little bundle of joy with her husband, former NBA star Marko Jaric. “The best job in the world for me is being a mom,” Lima told "People."
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Modern Family" star Ty Burrell and his wife, Holly, adopted a second daughter, "People" reported. She will join big sister Frances at home.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Scream" star Neve Campbell and her partner, actor JJ Feild, are expecting! The actress's rep told People that Campbell is pregnant with her first child.
EMPTY_CAPTION"Young Adult" star Charlize Theron is the proud mom of a baby boy named Jackson. "She has always wanted to be a mom," a source told the mag, adding that Jackson is U.S.-born and African-American. "She is glad to be able to do it on her own now." This is the Oscar-winning actress's first child.
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James Van Der Beek — best known as Dawson on "Dawson's Creek" — and his wife Kimberly have just given their 17-month-old daughter a baby brother. "Wow. Heart expanding way faster than my brain," tweeted the actor, who has a new series set to premiere in April on ABC.
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Elizabeth Berkley — you might know her better as Jessie from "Saved by the Bell" or Nomi from "Showgirls" — is pregnant with longtime painter hubby Greg Lauren, the couple told "People". “In life there are moments you cherish forever, and this is one of them,” the 39-year-old actress told the mag. The baby will arrive this summer.
Jennifer Garner and husband Ben Affleck welcomed their first baby boy, "Us Weekly" reported. The newborn is their third child together and will join older sisters Violet, 6, and Serafina, 3.
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Jason Bateman, star of "The Change-Up" and "Horrible Bosses," welcomed home daughter Maple Sylvie with wife Amanda Anka recently. The new addition joins big sister Francesca Nora, 5. Amanda's father, crooner Paul Anka, broke the news to "ET Canada": "I'm going to be a grandfather again. It's another baby girl."
Robert Downey Jr. is a proud new dad of a baby boy! His wife, Susan Downey, gave birth to Exton Elias Downey on Tuesday, Feb. 7. “Everyone is healthy and they couldn’t be happier,” a friend of the couple told "People."
EMPTY_CAPTION"The Hills" star Kristin Cavallari and her fiancé, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, are expecting a baby, People reported. "We can't wait to meet the new addition to our growing family," they told the magazine. The pair had called off their engagement in 2011 only to rekindle it later in the year.
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New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and his wife Brittany are expecting baby no. 3, People reported. “She is 2½ months. Training camp baby,” Brees tweeted. The new little one joins two big brothers, Baylen Robert, 3, and Bowen Christopher, 15 months.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"The Help" star Bryce Dallas Howard and husband Seth Gabel welcomed a baby girl. Bryce's proud papa, director Ron Howard, announced the news, tweeting, "Beatrice Jean Howard-Gabel Born Jan 19, 2012 8lbs 6oz Bryce & Baby B are spectacular Daddy Seth & brother Theo are beaming ear to ear :-)."
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Jenna von Oy, who played best friend Six LeMuere on "Blossom," is pregnant with her first child. Von Oy broke the news to her hubby in October with a card on their first wedding anniversary. "It said, ‘You're going to be a daddy,' and it had the EPT test underneath," she told People.
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Kelsey Grammer had more to celebrate with wife Kayte Walsh at the Golden Globes than just his win for Best Actor in a TV Drama Series. The star of "Boss" also let slip that the couple is expecting — twins! "I'm really looking forward to meeting these new arrivals in our lives," the former "Frasier" star said.
Country singer Jo Dee Messina welcomed her second son Jonah Christopher to the family, People reported. He was born Jan. 11 in Nashville, weighing 6 lbs., 13 oz., with husband Chris Deffenbaugh and big brother Noah Roger, 3, waiting with open arms. "Noah couldn’t wait to hold his little brother,” Messina said.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé's baby has finally arrived! The 30-year-old singing sensation gave birth to a daughter via C-section Saturday night in New York City, E! News reported. Blue Ivy Carter may be one of the most famous babies in recent history, and we couldn't be happier for the "Crazy in Love" couple.
EMPTY_CAPTION"Felicity" star Keri Russell and husband Shane Deary welcomed daughter Willa Lou Deary on Dec. 27. The new little one joins her 4-year-old big brother, River Russell Deary, Us Weekly reported.
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Sienna Miller and her 26-year-old boyfriend, Tom Sturridge, are expecting their first child together. Miller, 30, has no plans to tie the knot with her beau just yet though, Us Weekly reported.
Victoria's Secret Angel Lily Aldridge and her husband, Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill, are expecting a baby, the band's rep told People. The 26-year-old bombshell's beau said soon after they wed that they were looking forward to starting a family.
Paging Dr. McDaddy! "Grey's Anatomy" star Eric Dane and wife Rebecca Gayheart welcomed daughter no. 2, Georgia Geraldine, on Dec. 28. Their other daughter, Billie Beatrice, was born nearly two years ago. "Both mom and baby girl are happy and healthy, Billie is thrilled to be a big sister, and dad is getting ready to live in a house full of ladies!" Gayheart's rep told People.
Rachel Uchitel, who was catapulted into the spotlight after revealing her affair with golfer Tiger Woods, is expecting a child. "Expecting big things for 2012... Five down, Four months to go," she tweeted, along with a photo of her husband, Matt Hahn, rubbing her growing baby bump.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Are We There Yet?" star Essence Atkins and her hubby of nearly three years, Jaime Mendez, got a very special Christmas present this year. The couple welcomed a baby boy named Varro on Christmas Day, reported. "We are both elated and humbled by this amazing gift,” said the pair, who met on
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Singer Dido kept mum about her son's birth in July 2011, but now she's speaking out. “I’m ridiculously excited about stanley’s first christmas this year!” she wrote on her Facebook page. "Stan" is also the name of the Eminem song that sampled her hit "Thank You" as its refrain. Click for more baby news.
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Oscar-winner Robert De Niro and wife Grace Hightower welcomed daughter Helen Grace via a surrogate. Helen joins her 13-year-old brother, Elliot. De Niro also has two grown children with ex-wife Diahnne Abbott and 16-year-old twin sons born via surrogate with ex-girlfriend Toukie Smith, People reported.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Dancing with the Stars" champ J.R. Martinez and girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones are expecting a baby girl in the spring. "Diana has a little baby bump now and it's the cutest thing ever," the Iraq war vet told People. "With the holidays coming up, this is the biggest and best gift we could get."
Grammy winner Fantasia Barrino welcomed son Dallas Xavier on Dec. 13, 2011. The Season 3 “American Idol” champ has not said if Dallas’ dad is Antwaun Cook, with whom she had an affair. Barrino also has a 10-year-old daughter.
Mindy McCready is pregnant with twins. Her rep announced the news the same day the country singer and ex-mistress of baseball star Roger Clemens denied reports that she ran off with her five-year-old son, of whom her parents have custody. The father of the twins is unknown for now.
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Hollywood power couple Peter Sarsgaard and Maggie Gyllenhaal are expecting their second child. The "Hysteria" and "Green Lantern" stars already have a 5-year-old daughter, Ramona.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Scream 4" star Marley Shelton and producer husband Beau Flynn are expecting baby number two in the spring, Us Weekly reported. The new little one will join 2-year-old big sister West.
Lily Allen just found a new reason to "Smile" -- the British pop singer welcomed a baby girl. It's the first child for Allen and her husband Sam Cooper, who have yet to reveal the baby's name. Allen suffered two miscarriages, in 2008 and 2010, before giving birth to her daughter.
Piers Morgan welcomed a baby girl with his wife, Celia Walden. The CNN host tweeted, "It's true. I've become a dad for the 4th time, to a baby girl called Elise. She's absurdly beautiful, and utterly adorable."
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Supermodel Maggie Rizer and businessman hubby Alex Mehran welcomed their first child, baby boy Alexander Rafhari Mehran III, one day before Thanksgiving 2011. Zander weighed in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces, E! reported. He "has 10 fingers, 10 toes, sandy hair, deep blue eyes and is practically perfect, in every possible way," Rizer wrote on her blog.
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Niki Taylor and her husband, race car driver Burney Lamar, welcomed another baby. The supermodel mama gave birth to her second child, and first son with Lamar. She also has teen twins from her prior marriage. The baby's name: Rex Harrison. We wonder which parent is a fan of "My Fair Lady."
EMPTY_CAPTION"American Horror Story" actress Connie Britton adopted a 9-month-old baby boy from Ethiopia, People reported. "I am thanking my lucky stars every day," she told the magazine. After a three-year-long adoption process she was able to bring Yoby — a nickname for Eyob, his birthname — home.
Jessica Simpson is expecting a baby."It's true – I'm going to be a mummy!" she Tweeted, posting a photo of herself dressed up for Halloween and cradling her baby bump. She’s been engaged to NFL player Eric Johnson since November 2010.
Hugh Grant is a first time dad. A rep for the "Love Actually" star said Grant and former girlfriend Tinglan Hong welcomed a daughter in October 2011. "He and the mother had a fleeting affair and while this was not planned, Hugh could not be happier or more supportive," his rep told E!
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Bruce Willis and wife Emma Heming are expecting their first child together early next year, Us Weekly reported. A rep for the "Die Hard" actor told the magazine that they are "overjoyed with this news and they look forward to welcoming this newest addition into their family." Willis has three other children with ex-wife Demi Moore.
Former "Dawson's Creek" star James Van Der Beek and wife, Kimberly, are expecting again. "Just when we thought we couldn't feel any more blessed, it seems the universe has plans to give our daughter a sibling," the star Tweeted.
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy and wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, recently brought home their first child together, a daughter. The First Lady has told the press that she will not be releasing photos of Giulia and she will remain out of the limelight.
Mariska Hargitay, star of "Law & Order: SVU" brought home a son, Andrew, not long after adopting daughter, Amaya. The two join Hargitary and husband Peter Hermann's first child, August. “We knew this was our guy. Everything about it felt right. It felt divinely right,” said Hargitay.
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It's child number two for Ne-Yo. Only last year, the pop and R&B singer had a daughter, Madilyn Grace. "[Fatherhood] has been a ride, but I'm loving every minute of it," he told People in September.
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Actor Johnny Knoxville and his wife Naomi Nelson brought home baby girl, Ario, recently. "Mommy and baby are doing great,” Knoxville told People.
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Kristin Davis, better known as Charlotte on "Sex and the City," has just adopted a baby girl, Gemma Rose. Davis had considered adopting as a single parent for a long time. "Having this wish come true is even more gratifying than I ever had imagined," she told People.
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