The year 2020 and the start of 2021 were crazy. But for some celebrities, quarantine was the perfect time to start a family. Throughout the entertainment industry and professional sporting world, stars have celebrated bringing beautiful A-lister babies into the world.
From Bindi Irwin welcoming a daughter to the Australia Zoo with her husband, Chandler, to Super Bowl champion Patrick Mahomes having his first child with Brittany Matthews, here are some stars who had babies during quarantine.
Rupert Grint And Georgia Groome
For those who missed it, Ron Weasley, also known as actor Rupert Grint, is officially a dad! On May 7, 2020, the Harry Potter alumn and his long-time girlfriend, actress Georgia Groome welcomed their first child into their family, a daughter named Wednesday.
Interestingly, the actor wasn’t on social media before the birth, only making an Instagram to share the big news with the rest of the world. In his post, Grint wrote, “Hey Instagram….only 10 years late, but here I am. Grint on the Gram! Here to introduce you all to Wednesday G. Grint. Stay safe, Rupert.”
Emma Roberts And Garrett Hedlund
On December 27, 2020, Scream Queens star Emma Roberts welcomed a baby boy, Rhodes, into the world with boyfriend Garrett Hedlund. After the pair got together in 2019, Roberts announced her pregnancy in August of 2020 via Instagram, showcasing her growing belly with the caption, “Me…and my two favorite guys.”
The actress continued to post adorable pictures of herself throughout her pregnancy, even becoming the first-ever mama-to-be to pose for the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine. In the article, she discusses her pregnancy and what she anticipates her life is going to be like once she’s a mother. As it turns out, she loves it!
Jude Law And Phillipa Coan
In September of 2020, actor Jude Law and his wife Phillipa Coan welcomed their first child together. Yet to reveal the gender or name to the public, Law dropped the news in a very nonchalant-type way during an interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show.
During the show, Fallon asked Law what he’d be doing over quarantine, to which the actor replied, “I’ve been gardening. Oh! And on top of that, I had a baby. So there you go.” Way to just drop that bit of information in a cool and collected manner!
Actress Mindy Kaling shocked fans when she revealed she had a secret pregnancy and birth over quarantine. During an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Kaling announced the surprise, saying, “I’m telling this for the first time; it feels so strange. I gave birth to a baby boy on September 3.”
The baby boy, Spencer, is child number two for Kaling. According to her, being a mother the second time around is the best adventure out there. During an interview with TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager, Kaling said, “just to have this little, cuddly 9-pound human living with me has just been the most fun, uplifting thing.”
Melissa Benoist And Chris Wood
Over the 2020 quarantine, Supergirl co-stars Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood welcomed their first child together, a son named Huxley Robert Wood. A few weeks after the birth of their son, both Benoist and Wood took to Instagram, with the new mom, saying, “Huxley Robert Wood got here a few weeks ago, and this little boy is everything.”
Wood took a little bit of a different route, posting, “Our son was born his name is Huxley he’s amazing, and no it’s probably none of your business xo brb see you in 18 years.”
Leighton Meester And Adam Brody
While the match might not be what The O.C. and Gossip Girl fandoms ever expected, actors Leighton Meester and Adam Brody have been married since 2014 and, recently, over the 2020 quarantine, welcomed their second child to the family, a son.
In the most Seth Cohen way imaginable, Brody shared the news over Twitch during Hold the Phone TV’s The Fun Time Boys Game Night Spectacular. While streaming, the actor said, “I have a new kid. Since last I played, I have a new kid. I have a boy, and he’s a dream. He’s a dream boy.”
Katherine Schwarzenegger And Chris Pratt
In August 2020, Katherine Schwarzenegger and Guardians of the Galaxy actor Chris Pratt announced the arrival of their first child, a daughter named Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt. While the two have given the public updates on the mom and baby, both of whom are healthy, they’ve decided not to show pictures of their daughter.
According to Schwarzenegger, she wants Lyla to grow up like she did, with privacy. During an interview with Today, she said, “I think one of the greatest gifts that my parents ever gave me and my siblings is the gift of privacy and having a really normal upbringing, or as normal of an upbringing as possible.”
Gigi Hadid And Zayn Malik
Another pregnancy announcement and birth that happened over the 2020 quarantine was that of supermodel Gigi Hadid and singer Zayn Malik. Constantly on-again and off-again, fans were shocked to learn they were expecting. But in the end, their baby girl, Khai, brought them closer together.
After Hadid gave birth, Malik went to social media, saying, “Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful to try put into words how I am feeling right now would be an impossible task. The love i feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding. Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, & thankful for the life we will have together x.”
Amanda Seyfried And Thomas Sadoski
Actors Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski opted to go the secrecy route for their second pregnancy, announcing their son’s birth via two charities on Instagram. With fans having no clue she was actually pregnant, Seyfried’s contributions to the INARA and War Child USA charities came as a shock to fans.
Not that she was donating, but because she had a son no one knew about! On the post, Seyfried wrote, “With the birth of our son, the work of INARA and War Child has become our North Star.”
Sophie Turner And Joe Jonas
Joe and Sophie added a new addition to House Jonas and Turner during the 2020 quarantine, a baby girl named Willa. Married in 2019, the Game of Thrones star and the Jonas Brothers singer kept the pregnancy pretty under wraps, occasionally posting pictures to social media.
According to a representative, the couple was taking the time to soak in the special moment with friends and family, not really wanting their fans to be privy to the private family matter. Now, they are over the moon and couldn’t be more in love with their tiny family.
Patrick Mahomes And Brittany Matthews
High School sweethearts Patrick Mahomes and Brittney Matthews welcomed their first child into their tiny family, a baby girl named Sterling Skye. Considering her father is a Super Bowl champ and her mama is a fitness trainer, Sterling’s probably going to grow up to be quite the athlete!
For Mahomes, it’s all about being the “best father I could possibly be.” During an interview with People, he said, “This will be a new thing for me, first-time dad. Being able to experience that and go through that, I want to do whatever I can to make our little girl’s life as best as it can possibly be.”
Donald Glover And Michelle White
In 2020, singer Donald Glover and his long-time partner Michelle White brought their third child into the world, a son named after Glover’s father, Donald Glover Sr. While the couple is notoriously private about their life together, one thing is certain, they are over the moon with the addition of a third son. Although, Glover has expressed interest in having a girl.
During an interview with GQ, the rapper said, “And we actually have been talking about [adoption], because we have three boys, so I’m like, ‘Oh, it might be nice to get a girl in there.’ So I think all those are great options.”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson And Justin Mikita
During a January 2020 interview on The Late Show, Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson revealed that he and his husband, Justin Mikita, were expecting later in the year. To James Cordon and fellow guest Charlie Hunnam, Ferguson said, “This is something I haven’t even mentioned to anyone if we could just keep it between the three of us and you all, but I’m actually expecting a baby in July with my husband.”
Then on July 7, 2020, the couple welcomed a baby boy into their family, Beckett Mercer Ferguson-Mikita. According to their representative, “The new parents are overjoyed and excited for this new journey as a family of three.”
Nikki Bella And Artem Chigvintsev
Since welcoming their baby boy, Matteo, in July of 2020, former WWE star Nikki Bella and Dancing with the Stars performer Artem Chigvintsev have done little but gush over their newest addition. When he was born, Bella took to Instagram, writing, “Our baby boy is here, and we couldn’t be HAPPIER and more in LOVE! Everyone is safe and healthy.”
From there, fans can expect to see glimpses of Matteo whenever Bella or Chigvintsev are photographed, including their own social media posts.
Ciara And Russell Wilson
Singer Ciara and NFL quarterback Russell Wilson welcomed their third child into the world on July 23, 2020, a baby boy named Win Harrison Wilson. After giving birth, women are usually a bit tired, but Ciara took the time to sing “Happy Birthday” to the newest Wilson, aka Russell’s mini-me.
Even a fan noticed the striking similarity between father and son, posting on one of Ciara’s pictures and commenting, “My [gosh] they are twins.” According to the couple, while Win might be cute and Russell’s twin, he’s definitely here for “Team No Sleep” and not the Seahawks like his dad!
Bindi Irwin And Chandler Powell
“March 25, 2021. Celebrating the two loves of my life. Happy first wedding anniversary to my sweetheart husband and day of birth to our beautiful daughter,” Bindi Irwin wrote on her Instagram about the day she and husband Chandler Powell’s daughter was born. A day that just so happened to be the couple’s first wedding anniversary!
Talk about good timing and never having an excuse for forgetting her parents’ anniversary. Bindi and Chandler decided on the name Grace Warrior Irwin Powell, a tribute to the new mama’s father, Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, a “Wildlife Warrior.”
Siri And Carson Daly
The Daly family got even bigger in 2020, with the birth of Siri and Carson’s fourth child, a baby girl named Goldie Patricia Daly, aka daughter number three. Born in a New York hospital during the lockdown, the Daly family was very grateful to the incredible medical staff that helped safely deliver “Go Go.”
On Instagram, the couple wrote, “The Daly family wants to send a special shout out to the incredibly brave and selfless medical staff at our hospital in New York and also the many courageous people on the front lines of this dreadful virus…”
Jenn Goicoechea And Usher
In September 2020, Usher and his girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea welcomed a baby girl into the world, Sovereign Bo Raymond. According to the Grammy-winning artist, Goicoechea gave birth a bit early, joking with Ellen DeGeneres that “She was scheduled to be a Scorpio but decided she had a different plan.”
“You know, Libras, you know, they kinda have their minds made up, what they wanna do.” Well, Usher, let’s see if you keep the mindset when she grows up and becomes a teenager!
Brie Bella And Daniel Bryan
While her twin sister Nikki was giving birth, Brie Bella was going into labor with her second child, giving birth only 24 hours after Nikki. In July 2020, she and her husband Daniel Bryan welcomed a baby boy into the mix, Buddy Dessert Danielson.
On Instagram, Bella explained the interesting name, saying, “Named after Bryan’s Dad, and his middle name is pronounced Desert after my Nana’s maiden name. He came into our lives in such a special way we wanted to name him after some special people.”
Ashlee Simpson And Evan Ross
Over quarantine in 2020, singer Ashlee Simpson and her husband Evan Ross welcomed their second child into the family, a baby boy named Ziggy Blu Ross. First announcing the news in April 2020, the couple chronicled the pregnancy over social media, keeping their family, friends, and fans in the loop.
After the birth of Ziggy, both Simpson and Ross posted to their respective accounts, with the “new” mama, saying, “10-29-2020 Ziggy Blu Ross. Our sweet boy has arrived! I’m over the MOON. We are so Blessed!.” Ross went a bit shorter, sweetly saying, “Our son has arrived! I’m in heaven!”
America Ferrera And Ryan Piers Williams
May 4, 2020, was more than Star Wars Day for Ugly Betty actress America Ferrera and her husband, Ryan Piers Williams. It was the day they saw their baby girl, Lucia Marisol, for the first time! According to the actress, her little girl came just in time to give her some Mother’s Day hugs and kisses.
On Instagram, the Superstore star wrote, “LUCIA MARISOL WILLIAMS arrived on May 4th to give me my Mother’s Day hugs and kisses herself. Mama, Dada & Big Brother are over the moon to welcome her bright light to our family.” Ferrera and Williams also have a son together, Sebastian.
Ashley Graham And Justin Ervin
In January 2020, before the world went into locked down, model Ashley Graham and filmmaker Justin Ervin welcomed their first child together, a baby boy named Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin. First announcing the news on the Ellen Degeneres Show, Graham and Ervin were all about showcasing the model’s pregnancy journey through social media and photographs.
Now, the couple couldn’t be happier with their growing family. After the birth of Issac, Graham took to Instagram, giving some details and saying, “At 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, our lives changed for the better. Thank you all for your love and support during this incredible time. 1.18.2020.”
Kevin Hart And Eniko Parrish
Comedian Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish have been married since 2016, sharing one son together, Kenzo, and two of Hart’s children from his previous marriage, Hendrix and Heaven. But over quarantine, they welcomed another Hart to the pack, a baby girl named Kaori Mai Hart.
On Instagram, Parrish wrote about her new daughter and the rest of her kids, saying, “Dreams really do come true, and we are filled with so much JOY! Our little family is growing and starting to finally feel complete. Soon enough, the little ones will be running and bossing us all around.”
Ed Sheeran And Cherry Seaborn
Over quarantine in 2020, singer Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn welcomed their first child into the world, a daughter named Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. According to Sheeran, the couple was “on cloud nine” after the birth. After getting settled at home, a week later Sheeran took to Instagram, telling his fans his exciting news.
On social media, the singer wrote, “Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you… Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter – Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.”
Felicity Jones And Charles Guard
Married since 2018, Felicity Jones and Charles Guard welcomed their first child into the world over the 2020 quarantine. According to the Rogue One actress, she has always wanted children, being a bit of a romantic. During an interview with The Telegraph, she said, “I am definitely romantic, and I love romantic stories—that’s why I keep making romantic movies.”
“It’s funny how seeing a love story never gets boring because it’s the dream isn’t it? It’s the dream to have a true connection with another human being.” A very private couple, the name of their family’s newest addition hasn’t yet to be released.
Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom
One of the bigger pregnancy surprises in 2020 was that of Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom. The couple had been together since 2016, but having a child was just too good to be true for the fans of the singer and Pirates actor — hey, people needed something to hold on to during quarantine!
In August, the couple announced the arrival of their baby girl, Daisy Dove. According to the parents, their little bundle of joy is already sleeping through the nights! During an interview on Ellen, Bloom said, “She is [sleeping through the night] it’s always a process, she’s now sleeping from 9pm-7am which is incredible, it’s a blessing.”
Constance Wu And Ryan Kattner
In the summer of 2020, Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu and her boyfriend, musician Ryan Kattner, welcomed their first child into the world, a beautiful baby girl. Unlike a lot of other celebrities, Wu never publicly announced her pregnancy, leaving fans in the dark about the entire ordeal until she released a statement post-birth.
Both she and Kattner steered clear of social media and all events, which wasn’t difficult considering quarantine was going on during the time! Now, fans are hoping to see the new mom and dad out and about with their bundle of joy.
David Henrie And Maria Cahill
On December 25, 2020, Wizards of Waverly Place actor David Henrie and his wife Maria Cahill welcomed their second child to the family, a baby boy named James Thomas Augustine Emmanuel Henrie. While he wasn’t celebrating with his wife and new son, Henrie took to Instagram, telling his followers that it was the best Christmas ever!
In his post, the actor wrote, “CHRISTMAS BABY!!! Y’all… WHAT A NIGHT! James Thomas Augustine Emmanuel Henrie was born at 9:33 pm on December 25th, 2020, weighing 8lbs 13oz.”
Lea Michele And Zandy Reich
Glee alum Lea Michele welcomed a baby boy into the world with her husband, Zandy Reich. As it was her first child, Michele went all-out on social media, posting pictures of her pregnancy and giving fans updates on how everything was going since being in quarantine was a strange time for any mom-to-be.
With the baby’s birth on August 20, 2020, Michele’s said that everyone is happy, healthy and that the newest addition to the family has actually been pretty easy so far. Well, as far as a newborn baby is concerned, at least!
Anna Kournikova And Enrique Iglesias
On January 30, 2020, former professional tennis player Anna Kournikova and Hero singer Enrique Iglesias welcomed their third child to the family, a baby girl named Mary, or Masha in Russian. According to Iglesias, while he and his wife were obviously thrilled with Masha coming into the world, he wasn’t sure how their two-year-old twins were going to react to a new sibling.
Thankfully, according to an interview he did with Hello!, it sounds like the twins love being older siblings! The singer said the transition went “very smoothly. They actually love it.”