Celebrity baby boom

20:05, Dec 27 2012
Pregnant stars
DECEMBER BABY:Homeland actress Claire Danes and husband Hugh Dancy welcomed son Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy on Monday December 17.
Celebrity baby boom
Superstars Beyonce and Jay-Z had their first child on January 7, a daughter – Blue Ivy Carter.
Celebrity baby boom
BENJEN: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck welcomed son Samuel Garner Affleck on February 27, a younger brother to sisters Violet and Seraphina.
Celebrity baby boom
IT'S A BOY! Hillary Duff and husband Mike Comrie welcomed son Luca Cruz Comrie on March 20.
Celebrity baby boom
PEACHES AND CREAM: Peaches Geldof gave birth to son Astala Dylan Willow Cohen-Geldof in mid-April.
Celebrity baby boom
SUPER SECRET:Low-key couple Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard had their second daughter on April 19.
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SECOND TIME:After what seemed like the longest pregnancy on record singer Jessica Simpson’s daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson was bor on May 1.
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SECOND BABY:How I Met Your Mother star Alyson Hannigan and her husband Alexis Denisof had their second child, Keeva Jane Denisof on May 23.
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JULY BABY: Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge welcomed daughter Marlowe Sturridge on July 7.
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NO K! Reality TV starlet Kourtenay Kardashian had her second child to boyfriend Scott Disick. Penelope Scotland Disick was born on July 8, a younger sister to Mason.
Celebrity baby boom
LONG NAME:Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson had a daugher on July 15 with the very impressive name of Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson.
Celebrity baby boom
AUGUST BABY:Reality TV star Kristin Cavallari and fiance Jay Cutler had son Camden Jack Cutler on August 8.
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PARTY GIRL:Jersey Shore party girl Snooki and fiance Jionni LaValle had a little boy called Lorenzo on August 25.
Celebrity baby boom
NO COMMENT:Kiwi actress Anna Paquin and her True Blood husband Stephen Moyer are the parents of twins – no details were announced.
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SURROGATE BABY:Entertainment reporter and reality TV star Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill welcomed son Edward Duke Rancic, via a surrogate, on August 29.
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BABY BOY:Sarah Michelle Gellar and husband Freddie Prinze Jr weclomed a boy in mid-September, a younger brother to three-year-old Charlotte Grace.
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BABY GIRL:Drew Barrymore and husband Will Kopleman had daughter Olive Barrymore Kopelman on September 26.
Celebrity baby boom
SEPTEMBER BABY:Also born on September 27 was Noah Shannon Green, to Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green.
Celebrity baby boom
NUMBER FOUR:Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth welcomed a son, Tenessee James Toth on September 27. Tenessee is a younger brother to Ava and Witherspoon’s children from her first marriage to actor Ryan Philippe.
Celebrity baby boom
NO WORD:Adele and fiance Simon Konecki reportedly had a boy in mid-October. There’s been no official announcement.
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GOOD GENES:Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady had a little girl, Vivien Lake Brady on December 5.

It was the year of the designer baby as a number of stars chose to expand or start their families in 2012.
What's more exciting in the world of gossip mags than famous baby? The name reveal of course. And, as always, there have been some stunners.


Here is our list of the top celebrities of 2012, famous for simply being born.

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer
This first entry is questionable. Do they even have babies? Who would know, barely anyone has seen them. The New Zealand star and her vampire husband gave birth to twins in August, but have not announced the names or sexes of her babies. They are believed to be a boy and a girl.

Beyonce and Jay-Z
They are hip-hop royalty and that may go some way in explaining the weird acceptance people seemed to have that they named their child Blue Ivy. The pair seem to get away with a lot, and we suspect young Blue will as well once she's old enough to introduce herself.

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
This baby should be the size of a house, and that is absolutely in no way meant to be a comment on Jessica's current Weight Watcher's deal. But it seemed like the baby spent an age stuck in gestational limbo - forever developing, never arriving. Now it's here and it would appear Simpson loved being pregnant so much she is already pregnant again.

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
Megan Fox said she thought she was giving birth to a baby Vampire. I don't know that anyone would have been surprised if that actually happened. Given the notoriously difficult star's career has suffered a slump, it seemed like the perfect time for the pair to begin their family.

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jionni LaValle
Many have felt this baby was doomed from the start. In September, Jersey Shore star Snooki and her fiance Jionni LaValle gave birth to Lorenzo Lavelle. Since then she has been happily tweeting pictures of her little bundle, who admittedly is completely adorable. Where her twitter feed was once littered with pictures of alcohol and leopard print, it's now a stream of chubby cheeks and booties. 

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Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
Five months ago the eldest Kardashian gave birth to her second child Penelope Scotland Disick. Blessedly, Kourtney has shied away from inventing a new K name, and Penelope is really quite sweet. Scotland indeed raised a few eyebrows, but really, while it's unusual it's not all that wacky.  

Giuliana and Bill Rancic
Their struggle to conceive was well documented on their E! reality show Giuliana and Bill. When they finally found they were pregnant it was a relief. The pair welcomed Edward Duke Rancic into the world on August 30. E! have had continual picture exclusives of the little guy, whose mother is the host of E! News and he just seems to be getting cuter by the day. 

Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler
The on again/off again engaged couple announced their pregnancy late last year. On August 8, The Hills alum and her Chicago Bears quarterback fiancée welcomed Camden Jack Cutler into the world. He's cute as a button but apparently raised by single mum, as "Jay is never around", Kristin bleated to one magazine

Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy
The news was announced this month, although what date the little Dancy was born is unknown. The acting pair have been closely guarded about the little one, and have not announced the name or weight, or even the exact date. But the Homeland star and her little boy are said to be doing very well.

Drew Barrymore and husband Will Kopleman
Little Olive was born on September 26, and many questions were asked about the choice of name. But the 30-year-old star explained the choice to Ellen Degeneres saying, "I never would have guessed that would have been the name, but I was reading a book with my husband. I was three months pregnant and they said your baby is the size of an olive, and that was it. We never looked back." So there you have it.

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