Never mind Kim Kardashian with her third baby Chicago, Khloé with her first daughter True, or Kylie Jenner with her surprise baby Stormi. Never mind still about Chrissy Teigen's second baby, son Miles, or Kate Hudson's first girl, whom she named Rani Rose after having two boys in a row, or The Rock's third girl Jasmine. All of these pregnancies and celeb baby births have been widely publicized all throughout 2018, but way more A-list celebrities have actually had a baby than just those ones!
Not every celebrity enjoys having their public life aired out in the open, and many actually did everything they could to keep their pregnancies under wraps. Others had no problems sharing happy snaps of their newborns or giving out more private details.
In either case, there are 20 A-listers who have given birth in 2018 that we are starting to forget about. For some, it was actually their very first baby even though it feels like they must already have a full family as it is. Others still, merely added another one to the mix. In either case, it’s fun to see our favorite celebrities having babies, and we can’t wait for them to share more pictures in the future.
20 Rachel McAdams & Jamie Linden
Pulling a Kylie Jenner, Rachel McAdams was VERY successful in hiding her pregnancy. Out of the few pictures that were taken of her during her pregnancy, there wasn’t even a baby bump in sight, as she wore very baggy clothes.
And while the media speculated as to whether she was pregnant or not, she did indeed give birth to a baby boy sometime in April.
In a rare interview with the Sunday Times, she confided, “I want to keep his life private, even if mine isn’t. But I’m having more fun being a mom than I’ve ever had. Everything about it is interesting and exciting and inspiring to me.”
“Even the tough days, there’s something delightful about them,” she also added.
19 Josh Brolin & Kathryn Boyd
The year 2018 has certainly been a HUGE one for actor Josh Brolin. Not only did his much-anticipated movie Avengers: Infinity War finally come out, but it actually went on to become the fastest film ever to gross $1 billion and then $1.5 million. It also became the highest-grossing film of 2018! Amidst all this excitement, 50-year-old Josh Brolin also welcomed a baby daughter with his 30-year-old wife Kathryn Boyd. Although he already has two kids from his previous marriage, it’s his first child with his current wife.
“Dearest Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to introduce our little girl Westlyn Reign Brolin (Bean). Mama Kathryn was stellar during this miracle birth and Bean is a flawless gem through and through,” he wrote in an online post, according to People.
18 Eddie Murphy & Paige Butcher
That’s right! The funnyman, Eddie Murphy, welcomed his 10th baby! Just a few days after Christmas, he also shared his first ever family picture with ALL of his kids, which even included his daughter with Mel B.
“That’s the brightest part of my life… my kids. My relationship with them. My world revolves around them,” said Eddie Murphy in an interview in 2016.
Back when it was first discovered that his fiancée Paige Butcher was pregnant, a source told People, “They wished for a younger sibling for their daughter. “They live a pretty low-key life. They are all about family. Paige is very close to Eddie’s kids.”
At the beginning of December, she gave birth to their son Max Charles Murphy.
17 Alfie Allen & Allie Teilz
Josh Brolin isn’t the only one with big things happening! Game of Thrones fans should immediately be able to instantly recognize Alfie Allen for playing Theon Greyjoy and as it turns out, he just became a daddy for the first time in October 2018 to a baby girl!
Unlike some celebrities who don’t share any news of their little ones’ births, 32-year-old Alfie actually posted online saying, “With full hearts and [a lot of] joy @allieteilz and I introduce you to the newest member of our family. She is perfect,” he wrote in an online post.
His girlfriend Allie Teilz shared a similar picture writing, “So amazed by this incredible human. sunshine of my life... Beyond blessed to be your mama. My heart and soul are so so full.”
16 Aaron Paul & Lauren Parsekian
On the heels of Breaking Bad turning 10 years old in 2018, Aaron Paul also celebrated a major achievement by welcoming his first ever baby with his wife Lauren! Quite unlike the rest, they uniquely named her Story Annabelle.
In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, he explained how they chose the name:
“We did a dinner and a show and we drove back in this old car that I bought in Vegas. That night we actually bought our unborn baby a leather jacket, and we went to a chapel to get married. But the chapel happened to be closed. And so we took that as a sign and just waited.”
“And, no joke, we took $200 and won 16 grand on blackjack. This is a true story,” he continued.
And because of that, they decided their daughter is their “little Story.”
15 Jeremy Allen White and Addison Timlin
Shameless fans may be surprised to learn that Jeremy Allen White, who famously plays Lip on the popular TV show, just became a daddy for the first time! While his girlfriend Addison Timlin is a little less well-known, she actually previously dated former Shameless star Justin Chatwin, who played Steve/Jimmy.
Back in June, they also announced the pregnancy in the sweetest way. "We made a baby and my heart is bursting at the seams," wrote Timlin in an online post, according to E! Online. "Today is my birthday but my wish already came true. This is 27 and the best is yet to come."
Isn’t that just the sweetest?
14 Rachel Weisz & Daniel Craig
Rachel Weisz and Daniel are another pair of A-listers who kept their incoming bundle of joy under wraps as much as possible. Just like Rachel McAdams, Rachel wasn't actually spotted out and about very often, although there is a very cute picture of her in an orange dress with a very prominent baby bump! Since giving birth, she has been spotted numerous times out with a stroller.
Will there be another little baby running around for the baby? It’s looking like a big “no.”
'I definitely know there won’t be another one,' she told The Mirror. 'When I had my son I thought I’d have maybe two or three more.
13 Kate Upton & Justin Verlander
After announcing the news of her pregnancy back in July, Kate Upton gave birth in November and revealed the name of her baby as being: Genevieve Upton Verlander. Very beautiful!
Less than two months after giving birth, Kate Upton has already shared her resolve to shed the little extra she gained.
“Getting in a little cardio with a family beach walk,” she wrote in a post according to US Magazine. “I’m not going to lie to you and tell you I’ve been working out and eating healthy. It’s so hard over the holidays. Traveling and enjoying time with my family!”
12 Owen Wilson & Varunie Vongsvirates
Surprised? So was Owen Wilson over the summer. A source explained to US Magazine back then, “Owen has been a great father to his two boys and has maintained a warm and close relationship with their mothers. Of course, if a paternity test establishes that he is the father of another child, he will fulfill all of his obligations to support his child.”
And as Maury would say, he is the father! But the world only found out about the birth when his baby mama Varunie Vongsvirates posted a picture of her in October, also revealing her name as being Lyla Aranya Wilson.
11 Miranda Kerr & Evan Spiegel
If you think Miranda Kerr is still with Orlando Bloom, then you’re certainly behind on the news. Not only is he with Katy Perry now but she’s happily remarried to Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel!
After giving birth in May, the couple revealed the name of their first son together as being Hart Spiegel.
“It’s impossible to describe,” the new dad opened up to E! News about fatherhood. “It’s a life-transforming event.”
They have certainly been in baby bliss ever since then. Spiegel also revealed the gift he received for Father’s Day. “Now I have a dad grilling set, which is a positive addition,” he said.
Are there more kids on the horizon for them? Miranda Kerr says yes!
10 Claire Danes & Hugh Dancy
Did you know that Claire Danes was pregnant while filming season seven of Homeland? She actually confided to Jimmy Fallon that she had a particularly tough time on set as she was tired all the time and couldn’t really tell anyone why as she was still in her first trimester.
Everything went well nonetheless and Claire gave birth to her second child with husband Hugh Dancy in August.
She’s already got this mom of 2 thing down too as the Daily Mail reported she treated her first son Cyrus to ice cream while pushing her newborn in a stroller. How awesome is that?
9 John Stamos & Caitlin McHugh
The funny part about John Stamos becoming a father at 54-years-old – and yes, it’s most certainly funny — is that no one ever thought he would finally settle down long enough to actually have a child. But every so often, he would offer glimpses that he did want to be a father, such as back in 2009 when he told People, “If I [passed] and didn’t have any children, I would feel like whatever good things I’ve done in my life, I’ve accomplished nothing.”
Aww! Once news finally broke that he was expecting a baby with his wife Caitlin McHugh, he said, “I’ve waited my whole life for this!”
His son Billy was born in April, and they’re already talking about trying for baby #2!
8 Kat Von D & Leafar Seyer
After a pregnancy filled with controversy, Kat Von D finally shared the news in early December that her little baby was finally born! In true Kat Von D style, she posted a picture of her husband Rafael Reyes holding their newest addition while dressed all in black and posing in front of a black stroller. She also announced their son’s name: Leafar Von D Reyes.
Unlike most celebs, she also revealed, according to CNN, that she would be taking it easy the next 40 days saying, “To be honest, my husband @prayers and I want to take the next 40 days [the 4th trimester] to focus on the baby and our amazing relationship transitioning into amazing parenthood - so, please excuse us if we’re not on here as much for a little while. Just know we love you all and thank you for all the words of love+support! 🖤”
7 Eva Longoria & José Bastón
Unlike many celebs, Eva Longoria certainly didn’t mind flaunting her baby bump while she was pregnant! That’s not exactly all that surprising given her personality. Back in June, it was Hola! USA who announced first that she had finally given birth to her son, Santiago.
Like Rachel Weisz, Eva Longoria is one of the many stars who gave birth at over 40-years-old. To be more precise, she gave birth at 43.
Sharing pictures of her son in August, she shared with Hello! Magazine, “We need a diaper bag that is refrigerated for both the bottle [of red] and the baby bottles. [Laughs] Pepe's been through this before – the youngest is 14 – so it’s a new era. For me, it's like the beginning, so it’s beautiful for us to experience this together."
6 Diane Kruger & Norman Reedus
Surprise TWD fans! Norman Reedus and Diane Kruger get the award for keeping the news of their pregnancy as secret as possible, in the beginning at least. Not only was the media not even entirely sure that they were indeed expecting but Diane wasn’t spotted with a baby bump until later in the pregnancy.
Back in the beginning of December, Diane inadvertently let slip their baby’s gender when she opened up to Extra TV...
Although their baby girl was born in November, they only shared news of her arrival on Christmas Eve, as reported by USA Today.
5 Jillian Harris & Justin Pasutto
On October 1st, HGTV star Jillian Harris finally welcomed her second baby with Justin Pasutto. She said, in a picture, she posted on social media, “Welcome sweet Annie ♥️♥️♥️ @justinpasutto best date night ever... a little golf, a little party in the delivery room, a little push, and a new little one to love.”
“We are obviously over the moon! And we were so worried about Leo and his feelings but he is actually so in love with her,” she later elaborated to People. “The labor and delivery was absolutely phenomenal and actually fun. Justin and I had gone on a little date night golfing, and the contractions started around the fourth hole … I was insistent on finishing the game and then we went into the hospital a little later on that night.”
What a great story to tell the kids!
4 Donald Glover & Michelle
Try to catch a picture of Donald Glover's baby. We dare you! Despite welcoming baby #2 with girlfriend Michelle back at the beginning of 2018, there have been virtually no pictures of the newest addition – except for perhaps this one.
Although he’s one of those celebs who stays silent about family life and his kids, he did once compare handling fam to having children. According to People, he said:
“You’re always ready, but you’re always not ready. It’s never really a good time. I definitely wouldn’t handle it differently. I’m happy that it happened when it happened because I don’t know if I would’ve handled it in the way that I have the contact to handle it now.”
3 Hugh Grant & Anna Eberstein
News.com.au sums Hugh Grant’s journey to fatherhood the best, writing, “For decades, Hugh Grant personified bachelorhood. Like some sort of Hugh Hefner-esque throwback, with a […] twinkle in his eye, he crisscrossed continents, adroitly avoiding anything that even vaguely resembled commitment. And then a few years ago, in the space of 15 months, he went from [available] Man Number One to a father of three children. Three children to two women that is.”
After the birth of his second child, it was discovered that another woman was pregnant with his child at the same time… Oops!
Despite this hiccup, he has now become a father for the fifth time, this time with his now-wife Anna Eberstein. And since the actor’s life is filled with twists and turns, it was naturally his ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley who announced the news initially.
2 Tyrese Gibson & Samantha
Guess what Fast & Furious fans. Tyrese Gibson became a first-time daddy in 2018! Welcoming their first child together, Tyrese and his wife, Samantha, lovingly wrote in a social media post, as reported by People:
“Dear Love ones, We hesitated to post our angel, and after embracing her love and joy for the last 2 weeks we decided to share our answered prayer. We’re convinced that God must have spent a little more time on her.”
Plus, you’ll never guess her name as it’s quite unique. They revealed that they named their little bundle of joy: Soraya Lee Gibson. Does it get more perfect than that?
1 Jeffrey Dean Morgan & Hilarie Burton
Hey TWD fans, Norman Reedus isn’t the only one to have had a baby in 2018!! We can’t forget that Jeffrey Dean Morgan, especially after the way he spilled the beans about the pregnancy at a Supernatural convention. The moment was hilariously caught on camera and he later said, “Whoever took this picture?? Caught a moment... thank you. We shall cherish.... I texted @hilarieburton right after I spilled the little girl beans... and, as usual... she was a rockstar. After all these years she's come to expect me to be a dope... thank god she gets it, and loves me regardless.”
Their “miracle baby” was born in February.