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26 celebrity babies born in 2020: from Emma Roberts's baby boy to Constance Wu's secret pregnancy

We round up all the little ones born to famous faces from around the world in 2020

From left: Hilaria Baldwin, Ashlee Simpson and Gigi Hadid all had babies in 2020. Instagram 
From left: Hilaria Baldwin, Ashlee Simpson and Gigi Hadid all had babies in 2020. Instagram 

While life may have felt like it was on pause for many in 2020, for this crop of celebrities, it certainly was not.

From Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, to Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra, and Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas, a host of A-list names have welcomed little ones into the world this year.

Many have kept the names, exact birth dates and genders of their tots private, while others have shared photos of their newborns or images from the delivery room – proof, if ever it was needed, that there is no one-approach-suits-all to parenthood or celebrity.

Here, we round up all the babies born to A-listers in 2020:

Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund

Baby name: Rhodes

Date of birth: December 27

According to TMZ, actors Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund welcomed a baby boy on Sunday, December 27. The celebrity news website is reporting that the tot is called Rhodes and weighed about four kilograms.

Roberts, Holidate star and niece of Julia Roberts, announced she was expecting a baby boy in August this year. She is yet to share a photo of her newborn son.

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross

Baby name: Ziggy Blu Ross

Date of birth: October 29

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross welcomed their second baby, a son named Ziggy Blu, on October 29. The newborn is little brother to the couple's daughter, Jagger Snow, 5, and Bronx Wentz, 12, Simpson's son with ex-husband, Pete Wentz.

"Our sweet boy has arrived," Simpson wrote on Instagram. "I'm over the moon, we are so blessed."

Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty

Baby name: Not disclosed

Date of birth: September 30

The rapper announced she was pregnant in July this year, welcoming her first child two months later. She didn't confirm the news until October 21, her first anniversary with husband, Kenneth Petty, when she shared a photo of the baby boy's foot on Instagram in a post to celebrate their first wedding anniversary.

Billie Lourd and Austen Rydell

Baby name: Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell

Date of birth: September 25

Billie Lourd announced that she welcomed a baby boy with actor fiance Austen Rydell in September. The actress chose to keep her pregnancy private.

The American Horror Story star, 28, shared a photo of her newborn's feet on Instagram, and paid tribute to her mother, Carrie Fisher, in his name.

"Introducing: Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell," she wrote.

Hilaria and Alec Baldwin

Baby name: Eduardo Pau Lucas Baldwin

Date of birth: September 8

Hilaria and Alec Baldwin welcomed their fifth child, son Eduardo Pau Lucas Baldwin, in September. Eduardo is little brother to Carmen, 7, Rafael, 5, Leonardo, 4, and Romeo, 2.

Mindy Kaling

Baby name: Spencer

Date of birth: September 3

Mindy Kaling attends the Vanity Fair Oscar party in Beverly Hills during the 92nd Academy Awards, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 9, 2020. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Mindy Kaling is mum to baby boy Spencer and toddler, Katherine, 3. Reuters

The Mindy Project creator and star Mindy Kaling confirmed that she welcomed her second child in September during an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The comedy TV star has chosen not to disclose the identity of the father of both her newborn son and daughter Katherine, 3.

“I'm telling it for the first time now, it feels so strange. But I gave birth to a baby boy on September 3,” Kaling told Colbert, to which he replied: “No one even knew you were pregnant!”

Elie Saab Jr and Christina Mourad Saab

Baby name: Sophia Saab

Date of birth: September 2

Elie Saab Jr, the son of Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab, welcomed a baby girl with his wife, Christina Mourad Saab, in September.

The couple confirmed the happy news on Instagram, with photos of the family of three.

"Baby Sophia Saab, 02.09.20," Saab Jr wrote on the social media site, captioning two photos and confirming her name and date of birth.

In the two images, Saab Jr is holding the new arrival, while the new mum looks on lovingly. As you'd expect from a fashion family, the pair are dressed in perfectly tailored looks; a shirt and black jacket for the new dad, and a relaxed white shirt for the new mum. Sophia is wearing a little white hat and is wrapped in a blanket.

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik

Baby name: Not disclosed, nicknamed Zigi by fans

Date of birth: September, exact date not confirmed

Gigi Hadid has given fans a new look at her daughter with a festive Instagram post. Instagram / Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid has given fans a new look at her daughter with a festive Instagram post. Instagram / Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid announced she was expecting her first child, a daughter, in April this year but kept tight-lipped about her pregnancy. In July, she explained that she wasn't posting about her pregnancy as it’s "not the most important thing going on in the world".

"That's a reason that I felt that it's not really something that I need to share apart from with my family and friends. Obviously a lot of people have lost lives due to [the] coronavirus that was in the beginning of quarantine and still happening," Hadid said.

Since giving birth in September, she has shared photos hiding her baby's face, shown off photos of her little one's nursery and confirmed that she has had a baby girl. The couple have chosen not to reveal their daughter's name, leading to fans dubbing the tot Zigi.

Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix

Baby name: River Phoenix

Date of birth: September, exact date not confirmed

Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix have welcomed their first child, a baby boy reportedly named after the 'Joker' actor's late brother, River Phoenix. EPA
In September Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix welcomed their first child, a baby boy reportedly named after the 'Joker' actor's late brother, River Phoenix. EPA

Notoriously private pair Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix have not confirmed the date that their baby boy was born nor publicly disclosed his name. However, director Viktor Kossakovsky revealed that the couple had named their tot River, after Phoenix's late brother, River Phoenix.

Explaining why the Oscar-winning actor wasn't at the festival for the occasion, Kossakovsky said Phoenix had just welcomed a "beautiful son called River". The Russian filmmaker made the revelation at the Zurich Film Festival on the weekend, after a screening of his documentary Gunda, on which Phoenix acted as executive producer.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom

Baby name: Daisy Dove Bloom

Date of birth: August 26

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom chose to announce the August birth of their baby girl, Daisy Dove Bloom, via Unicef’s Instagram.

“We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” the couple told the charity. “But we know we’re the lucky ones and not everyone can have a birthing experience as peaceful as ours was. Communities around the world are still experiencing a shortage of healthcare workers and every 11 seconds a pregnant woman or newborn dies, mostly from preventable causes.”

Lea Michele and Zandy Reich

Baby name: Ever Leo Reich

Date of birth: August 20

The Glee star welcomed her first child, a son, with businessman husband Zandy Reich on August 20.

Announcing her son's arrival, and hinting at his name, Ever, she wrote on Instagram: "ForEver grateful for this true blessing."

Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn

Baby name: Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran

Date of birth: August, exact date not confirmed

"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," the Shape of You singer announced on Instagram.

"We are completely in love with her. Both mum and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud nine over here. We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time."

Chris Pratt and and Katherine Schwarzenegger

Baby name: Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt

Date of birth: August, exact date not confirmed

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger announced the birth of their baby with an Instagram post on August 10.

"We are beyond thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter, Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt. We couldn’t be happier. Both mom and baby are doing great. We are extremely blessed," Jurassic World star Pratt wrote on Instagram, followed by two Bible quotes.

Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic

Baby name: Agastya Pandya

Date of birth: July 30

Indian cricket star Hardik Pandya and Serbian dancer Natasa Stankovic welcomed baby boy Agastya in July. Pandya shared a photo from the delivery room, describing his son as a "blessing from God".

Ciara and Russell Wilson

Baby name: Win Harrison Wilson

Date of birth: July 23

The singer and sportsman welcomed their second baby together in July this year. Ciara is also mum to Future Jr, 6, with rapper Future, and daughter Sienna Princess Wilson, 2.

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas

Baby name: Willa Jonas

Date of birth: July 22

"Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are delighted to announce the birth of their baby," a representative for the couple confirmed to People in July. Game of Thrones star Turner kept much of her pregnancy off social media, but has since shared throwback bump photos.

Constance Wu and Ryan Kattner

Baby name: Not disclosed

Date of birth: Summer, exact date not confirmed

22nd Hollywood Film Awards - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, U.S., 04/11/2018 - Constance Wu. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Constance Wu welcomed a baby girl this summer. Reuters

Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu has not been spotted in public since March this year, so fans had no idea she was pregnant, let alone had given birth.

A source close to the actress confirmed to E! News that she and rock star partner Ryan Kattner had welcomed their first baby, a little girl, together over the summer, although the exact date has not been announced.

Elon Musk and Grimes

Baby name: X Æ A-12 but later changed to X AE A-XII

Date of birth: May 4

Elon Musk with his baby boy, who is named X Æ A-12 Musk. Twitter / Elon Musk 
Elon Musk with his baby boy, who was originally named X Æ A-12 Musk. Twitter / Elon Musk

The birth of tech billionaire Elon Musk and singer Grimes's first son made headlines, thanks to his unusual moniker.

The couple originally named their son X Æ A-12, but later changed his name to X AE A-XII, as the first name did not comply with naming regulations in the state of California, where the family resides. In California, names can only legally be registered with the 26 characters of the alphabet, meaning the choice to include the figure 12, and Æ, did not comply with the state’s regulations.

New mum Grimes explained X as "the unknown variable" and the choice of Æ to honour the "elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence)".

She added that "A-12 [is the] precursor to SR-17 (our favourite aircraft). No weapons, no defences, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent" and said that the A is for Archangel, her "favourite song".

Given Grimes's explanation, baby X Æ A-12's name would be pronounced "Zai-ah", like the name Isaiah without the first syllable.

Musk was already father to five sons, Damian, Griffin, Xavier, Saxon and Kai, from his first marriage to Justine Wilson.

Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome

Baby name: Wednesday Grint

Date of birth: May, exact date not confirmed

Harry Potter star Rupert Grint welcomed baby Wednesday G Grint with Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging star Georgia Groome in May. The actor, who played Ron Weasley in the wizarding film franchise, made his Instagram debut in November, holding his baby daughter.

Anderson Cooper

Baby name: Wyatt Morgan Cooper

Date of birth: April 27

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper announced that he had welcomed a son via surrogate in April.

“I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father. This is Wyatt Cooper. He is three days old. He is named after my father, who died when I was 10. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was,” he wrote on Instagram.

“My son's middle name is Morgan. It's a family name on my mom's side. I know my mom and dad liked the name Morgan because I recently found a list they made 52 years ago when they were trying to think of names for me. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son. He was 7.2lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy.”

Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith

Baby name: Not disclosed

Date of birth: April, exact date not confirmed

British Queen and Slim actress Jodie Turner-Smith welcomed a baby girl with Dawson's Creek star Joshua Jackson in April. A representative for the couple confirmed to People: “Both mother and baby are happy and healthy.”

In August, Turner-Smith shared a personal account of her birth with British Vogue, writing: “Nobody really teaches you about what your body goes through to bring a child into the world until you’re actually doing it.”

The actress and model shared that her labour took place at home, with Jackson by her side, over four days.

“Early in the morning on my third day of labour, my husband and I shared a quiet moment. I was fatigued and beginning to lose my resolve. Josh ran me a bath, and as I lay in it contracting, I talked to my body and I talked to my daughter,” she wrote. “In that moment, he snapped a picture of me. An honest moment of family and togetherness – a husband supporting a wife, our baby still inside me, the sacred process of creating a family.”

Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee

Baby name: Callum Michael Rebel Kazee

Date of birth: March 6

Dancer and actress Jenna Dewan welcomed a baby boy with fiance Steve Kazee this year.

Announcing the birth of baby Callum on Instagram, she wrote: "And just like that, our hearts exploded into all of eternity and beyond. Welcome to the world you little angel!"

Callum is Dewan's second child; she is also mum to daughter Everly, 6, with ex-husband Channing Tatum. The tot is Kazee's first child.

Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra

Baby name: Samisha Shetty Kundra

Date of birth: February 15

Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra welcomed a baby girl named Samisha, via surrogacy in February this year. The couple are already parents to Viaan Raj Kundra, 8.

On International Daughters Day on September 27, Shetty wrote of her baby girl: "Who says miracles don’t happen? [I am] holding one in my hands now ...That’s the happiness I’m celebrating today on #DaughtersDay as I hold Samisha, our daughter. I definitely don’t need a day to celebrate her. Can't thank God and the universe enough for answering and manifesting our prayers".

Ashley Graham and Justin Ervin

Baby name: Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin

Date of birth: January 18

Model Ashley Graham welcomed baby boy Isaac in January, with husband Justin Ervin. Penning an Instagram tribute to her son, she wrote: "I can't believe we made you! I will probably say that until he's out of the house and grown. It's an unbelievable experience to be able to look at someone that literally came out of you."

Bar Refaeli and Adi Ezra

Baby name: David Ezra

Date of birth: January, exact date not confirmed

Israeli model Bar Refaeli welcomed baby boy David in January this year. The couple are already parents to daughters Liv, 3, and Elle, 2.

Refaeli shared a post from hospital on January 18, captioning the image: "This is what real glam looks like ... [third] baby in 3.5 years. #FamilyIsEverything Life is beautiful."

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

Baby name: Not disclosed

Date of birth: Exact date not confirmed

Actors Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake who have been dating for five years wed in southern Italy. Lisa Blumenfeld / Getty Images
Actors Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake who have been dating for five years wed in southern Italy. Lisa Blumenfeld / Getty Images

Singer Justin Timberlake and actress Jessica Biel secretly welcomed their second baby earlier this year, it was confirmed in September. The couple are yet to share a photo or announce the baby's name.

Timberlake's NSync bandmate, Lance Bass, confirmed the couple's baby news to ET.

"The baby is cute of course, it's Justin and Jessica!" he said of the couple's second child. He added that he's had seen pictures but could not share the name, joking, "Justin would kill me!"

The couple are also parents to son Silas Randall Timberlake, 5.

Updated: December 30, 2020 11:35 AM

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