2021 holds the promise of the world getting a hold on the COVID-19 pandemic with multiple vaccines being rolled out around the country and abroad. It’s been a dark few months for many of us, but there were some bright spots, you just needed to know where to look! One thing that continues to bring us joy is seeing adorable celebrity babies! For many celebs, these children represent the start of their parenting journeys and mark a turning point in their lives.
We decided to round up all the celebrity babies born in 2021 that have landed on our radar thus far. Kelly Rowland, Mandy Moore, Jenny Slate, and many more celebrities have all announced the births of their children this year! Let’s take a look at their adorable babies, when possible, and also some other celebrity births you might have missed! Here are all of the celebrity babies born in 2021 that will certainly give you hope for a brighter tomorrow!
Emma Roberts and Garret Hedlund welcomed a son they named Rhodes Robert Hedlund at the end of December but fans did not find out until that news was finally confirmed in January. His birth date is December 27. So, we are counting this one as a 2021 baby even though it probably shouldn’t be because we love the picture she shared so much! This was one of the most anticipated celebrity babies of the year!
Dancing with the Stars favorite Witney Carson and husband, Carson McAllister welcomed their son, Kevin “Leo” McAllister on January 3 following “a really hard 24-hour labor, and an unexpected c-section.” She also shared that he was “named after his grandpa who sent him down to us.”
Country singer Clay Walker welcomed his seventh child, a son named Christian Walker, on January 5. This is his fourth child with Jessica Craig. Walker said to People, “he’s perfect in every way.”
Season 10 The Voice contestant, Mary Sarah and boyfriend Mitch Clark, combined the names Adeline and Ava for their daughter, Avelyn May. She was born on January 6 in Nashville.
Genevieve ‘GiGi’ Valentina
9-1-1 actor Ryan Guzman and fiancée Chrysti Ane surprised fans with the arrival of their second child on January 7. “Well world, I think it’s time I make a confession….I’ve been pregnant for basically this entire quarantine ????????,” Chrysti wrote on Instagram following the announcement. This one wasn’t on our radar until the big reveal and little GiGi has got to be one of our favorite celebrity babies!
Hartford Charlie Rose
Former Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder welcomed her first child with her husband, Beau Clark, named Hartford Charlie Rose Clark on January 7 as well! “We are feeling so blessed and grateful to have a beautiful and most importantly, healthy baby girl,” the couple said shortly after Hartford’s birth.
The Voice season 2 contestant Chriss Mann and wife Laura welcomed their second child together, Rocky Conor, on January 11 in Los Angeles. “We were just trying to take it easy at home when Laura’s labor went from zero to 100 in about an hour,” Chris said, explaining that his wife almost went into labor in the car on the way to the hospital.
Gossip Girl alum Jessica Szohr and her professional hockey-playing boyfriend, Brad Richardson, welcomed their first child together, a baby girl named Bowie Ella on January 11. “Added a little special sweetness to our family and some new direction to our journey on 1-11-21,” she wrote on her Instagram birth announcement. Bowie can be added to the list of celebrity babies with rockstar names!
Khadijah Haqq McCray and husband Bobby McCray welcomed their third child together on January 17. The couple chose the sweet name Kapri for their youngest. “We love you baby girl, you complete our family!” she shared shortly after giving birth.
Author and actor Jenny Slate and her fiancé Ben Shattuck kept their pregnancy a complete secret until just a few days before their daughter, Ida Lupine, was born. “Being a mother is such a joy. It’s so cliché, but I love it,” she told Entertainment Tonight after confirming the news of Ida’s birth. “I feel really lucky and happy.” Although we did not expect celebrity babies from Slate this year, we’re certainly thrilled for her!
Teen Mom star Chelsea Houska welcomed her fourth, baby girl, Walker, with husband Cole DeBoer, on January 25. “She decided she wanted to share a birthday with her big brother, Watson, and surprised us by coming last night,” Houska wrote at the time.
Country singer Tyler Farr and wife, Hannah, welcome their first child together, Hollis Caroline, on January 27 in Franklin, Tennessee. “Our pic right before we brought [our] little girl home. To say it changes a man is an understatement,” the entertainer wrote.
Lang Lang’s Son
The Chinese pianist, Lang Lang, and his musician wife Gina Alice Redlinger welcomed their first child together, a baby boy whose name they have not made public! They announced the birth on January 28. “Gina and I are delighted to announce the birth of our baby boy. Welcome to the world ????,” he wrote as a caption.
Another one of the most anticipated celebrity babies of the year, Kelly Rowland finally makes it on this list. She and her husband, Tim Weatherspoon, welcomed their second child, a baby boy, on January 21. The “COFFEE” singer stuck to the classics when naming her son Noah Jon. “On the 21st day, of the 21st year, of the 21st Century, Noah Jon Weatherspoon Greeted us!” Rowland said at the time.
Million Little Things actor Romany Malco became a first-time biological father earlier this year at the age of 52 (he is already a stepdad to two). “I’ve never been responsible for anything quite as delicate and precious,” he wrote at the time. “Kids don’t live how you tell them to live. They live how you show them to live.”
Vanessa Morgan of Riverdale fame, welcomed her first child, River. She shares the baby boy with estranged husband Michael Kopech (a pitcher for the Chicago White Sex). “We are enjoying this time home with him, being present, & giving him all the lovin’ in the world,” Morgan wrote on Instagram. “Becoming parents is the most rewarding gift in the entire world.”
Food Network personality Duff Goldman and his wife, Johnna, welcomed their first child together, a baby girl named Josephine Frances. “I have no words to describe this blessing. @johnnapgoldman and I made a baby!” Goldman, 46, wrote on Instagram.
Singer Joss Stone and boyfriend, Cody DaLuz took to Facebook live to unveil the birth of their baby, Violet Melissa. “I have a very special little bun that I’ve been making,” she said as DaLuz brings the baby into the frame, who was born Friday, January 29. “Took about nine months. It’s cooked!” Why do celebrity babies so often feel like the biggest surprises?
Married at First Sight alums Anthony D’Amico and Ashley Petta welcomed their second child together, on February 3. They named their daughter the decidedly retro pick, but lovely, Vaeda Marie. “Ashley and I are beyond excited to announce the birth of the newest member of our family, our daughter Vaeda Marie,” said D’Amico to People, adding that the newborn arrived with “a full head of hair.”
Country music star Mickey Guyton welcomed her first baby with husband Grant Savoy, an attorney. She made the announcement on February 8 writing, “The hardest and most beautiful thing I have ever done. Welcome to the world Grayson!”
Theo Campbell, a former contestant on MTV’s The Challenge and the UK’s Love Island, is a new dad, he revealed on Instagram on February 8. He named his son Aries.
“Dam, my replacement is here ???????? – 21 hours later and he’s here ???? I can’t believe the joy I had looking into the eyes of my baby boy ❤️,” he captioned a photo of himself holding a baby carrier. “I only told a few friends and family so for most people will be massive surprise seeing this ???? Over the past 4 years having a private life isn’t really a thing so being able to keep this private has been so nice.”
Bringing Up Bates star Alyssa Bates and husband John Webster gave birth to a baby girl on February 9. “We couldn’t be happier or more thankful to add a fourth little girl to our family,” the couple said at the time. “Maci Jo is perfect in every way and we can’t wait to see the girls’ reactions to meeting her for the first time.” Maci Jo joins three other sisters.
August Philip Hawk
Queen Elizabeth‘s granddaughter Princess Eugenie has welcomed her first child, a baby boy, with husband Jack Brooksbank, the palace said in a statement on February 9. This is the ninth great-grandchild for the monarch and Prince Philip and the first grandchild for Eugenie’s parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. One of the highest-profile celebrity babies, it’s always such a big deal with the royals.
Supermodel Elsa Hosk welcomed her daughter Tuulikki Joan, with boyfriend Tom Daly on February 11. “Happiest day of my life meeting you. Proudest moment in my life giving birth to you,” she captioned a selfie sharing the news. “We will love you forever, baby Tuuli.”
“Valentines came a little early this year????????. Welcome our sweetheart, Brilynn Mari Redmond,” Brandi Redmond, star of Real Housewives of Dallas, shared following the birth of her baby girl in February. Brilynn is shared with Brandi’s husband Brad. This is the couple’s fourth child.
Soccer superstars, Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger, who wed in December 2019, welcomed the newest member of their family, daughter Sloane, on February 12. The couple who became parents through adoption shared an emotional note along with their announcement:
“Sloane will be loved every single day by us, our friends, and our family. We promise to give her the tools to live a happy, successful life of inclusivity and support. We promise to share her adoption story with her from the very beginning and celebrate every milestone! We promise to encourage her to follow her dreams no matter how big or small. We promise to be open-minded and respect your wishes to have future communication and that she will always know how much you love her!”
Meghan Trainor and Daryl Sabara welcomed their first child together, a son named Riley. The child was born on February 8. Meghan shared that her son’s due date had been February 14 and that he had come a little early. Still, she waited to tell fans the good news until Valentine’s Day. She also wrote, “We are SO IN LOVE.”
Former Olympic gymnast Carly Patterson Caldwell and husband Mark Caldwell welcomed their third child together on February 15. There were a lot of crazy circumstances on that day which she shared along with the birth announcement for Pearson Philip:
“I couldn’t imagine a more precious angel to complete our family! I can’t wait to tell him that he came into this world in the midst of all kinds of chaos!!…an epic winter storm with ice, snow, and negative temps, blackout power outages across the state (including our hospital-which makes for a very nerve-racking c-section), and all while still in a global pandemic! What an entrance! We’re so in love with you sweet Pearson and we can’t wait for you to meet your brother and sister.”
Surfer Bethany Hamilton revealed on February 16 that she and husband Adam Dirks welcomed their third child together, a baby boy named Micah, on Valentine’s Day. Dirks shared the “big news” in a YouTube video, saying that Hamilton and the newborn are resting and their other boys, sons Tobias, 5, and Wesley, 2, are both “excited.”
Rose Leslie & Kit Harington’s Baby
Actors Rose Leslie and Kit Harington confirmed they had welcomed their child when they were spotted with a baby carrier on a walk in London. The baby was born around the same time as the photo which was taken on February 16. The stars have to confirm the name of their child making it one of the most asked about celebrity babies right now.
Olympic swimmer Nathan Adrian and his wife, Hallie Ivester, welcomed their first child together, a baby girl, on February 9. “Welcome to the world, Parker Jacquelyn Adrian!!! You are loved more than you can know right now but we have plenty of time to show you ????????,” Adrian wrote on Instagram, announcing their daughter’s birth.
The Duggar’s keep on doing what they do best! Joseph Duggar and his wife Kendra, 22, have welcomed their third child together, a baby girl, they revealed in a video on TLC. In the clip, they reveal that their new bundle of joy was born on February 19.
“It seems like just yesterday we were at the altar dreaming of a future together, including having children,” the Counting On stars said. “Wow, here we are with another new addition and we couldn’t be more thankful for her. It seems the entire family is already in love with Brooklyn Praise. Children really are an inheritance from the Lord and we are so honored to be her parents! Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes.”
Patrick Mahomes and fiancée Brittany Matthews are now the pleased parents of a baby girl. The longtime couple, who have been seeing each other since high school, welcomed their first child together on February 20, they announced on Instagram. The new parents shared a photo of the newborn, Sterling Skye, hand holding onto her father’s finger.
Nakano Oceana Valderrama
Wilmer Valderrama and fiancée Amanda Pacheco welcomed their first child together, a baby girl they named Nakano Oceana Valderrama, on February 15. They announced a week later on Instagram. “Life is an ever-evolving journey, and for all those times when our path needs a light.. often angels are sent to show us we can be more.. straight out of heaven we welcome our first daughter,” the couple wrote in a joint statement.
Morgan Stewart and her husband Jordan McGraw welcomed their first child together, a baby girl, on February 16. The host of E! News’ Nightly Pop announced her newborn’s arrival on Instagram with a photo of the two of them, revealing the little one’s name: Row Renggli McGraw. “Row Renggli McGraw just wanted me to quickly update you guys that after 30 hours, 27 apple juices, & 16 pushes later she decided to join our party!” Stewart wrote at the time.
August ‘Gus’ Harrison
“Gus is here ????????????????. Our sweet boy, August Harrison Goldsmith. He was punctual and arrived right on his due date, much to the delight of his parents. We were prepared to fall in love in all sorts of brand new ways, but it goes beyond anything we could have ever imagined,” the entertainer shared at the time.
Rennie David Foster
One of the celebrity babies we know very little about belongs to Katharine McPhee and David Foster. “Katharine McPhee and David Foster have welcomed a healthy baby boy,” the rep told People at the time. “Mom, Dad, and son are all doing wonderfully.” The couple chose the name Rennie David Foster.
María Lucía Victoria
One of the most surprising celebrity babies of 2021 was born to Hilaria and Alec Baldwin. On March 1, Hilaria revealed on Instagram that she and Alec have welcomed a surprise new addition via surrogate, María Lucía Victoria. Hilaria shared a photo of herself snuggled up with all of the couple’s six children, including their infant daughter in the center, and son Eduardo “Edu” Pao Lucas, who was born in September 2020.
Season 9 stars of Married at First Sight Deonna McNeill and Greg Okotie welcomed their first child together, a baby boy, on February 27. “Over the weekend our little bundle of joy entered the world after a long 36hrs of labor!” Deonna shared on Instagram. “Say hello to Declan Okotie aka Baby O. We love him so much already!”
Ashley Darby’s Son
The Real Housewives of Potomac’s Ashley Darby and her husband Michael Darby welcomed their second child together, a son, she announced on her Instagram Stories on March 2. The newest addition to her family joins 19-month-old big brother Dean Michael.
“Hello, my darlings. Thank you all so much for the kind and warm wishes that you sent to us,” she said in a clip at the time. “This is our sweet baby born today. He’s absolutely incredible and amazing, and we’re over-the-moon excited.” She has yet to publicly announce his name, People Reports.
“Y’all welcome my husband #EvanFelker back to my grid after a few years off. He’s here to introduce our first born ♥️,” new mom, Staci Felker captioned a slideshow featuring their family of three. On March 9, she and Evan Felker, who is the Turnpike Troubadours singer, welcomed their sweet baby girl who they named Evangelina Hartford.
Quincy Joseph Thoreau
“I am a little late, but I celebrated #internationalwomensday the best way I know how,” Zachary Hanson wrote on Instagram. “Marveling at the superpower women are uniquely gifted… as well as freaking out over the fact that I am now responsible to help raise another person,” the dad continued. Quincy Joseph Thoreau Hanson was born on March 7 and it seems like Zach and his wife Kate are over the moon!
Sylvester Apollo Bear
Model Emily Ratajkowski and husband Sebastian Bear-McClard welcomed their first child together! Sylvester Apollo Bear was born on March 8! “Sylvester Apollo Bear has joined us earth side. Sly arrived 3/8/21 on the most surreal, beautiful, and love-filled morning of my life,” the 29-year-old new mom wrote at the time. Of all the celebrity babies born this year, we feel that Sylvester got a rather unique name!
“VOGUE, BABY! And right after these photos we HAD A BABY, BABY! April issue of @voguemagazine in our van, Carnella,” Meredith Hagner captioned a post announcing the arrival of her baby boy. “2 weeks after these photos were taken we welcomed the heavenly Buddy Prine Russell into the world! It’s been nothing short of magic.” Her husband, Wyatt Russell, who stars in AMC’s Lodge 49, was also part of the photoshoot. Buddy arrived on March 11.
Andy & Kim Murray’s Baby
Tennis pro Andy Murray and wife, Kim, welcomed their fourth child together, People reports. The new addition joins big sisters Sophia Olivia, 5, and Edie, 3, plus 1-year-old brother Teddy. The couple has yet to publicly release the newborn’s name, date of birth, and sex. Thus, this little one joins the list of celebrity babies who remain nameless to the media. We will update you when we know more about this little joy.
Life After Lockup‘s Lacey and Shane Whitlow’s baby girl made her grand debut into the world as well as on TV during the two-part season 3 finale of the WE tv series on March 12. Shortly after Summer Rayne‘s delivery, Lacey shared a photo of her family’s new addition, writing “THIS IS WHAT TRUE LOVE LOOKS LIKE.” We can’t argue with that!
Vanderpump Rules character Lala Kent greeted her first child with her fiancé Randall Emmett, a little baby girl, she announced on Instagram on March 15. Kent, 30, shared a photo of herself holding her new addition’s hand in her hospital bed. How cute are those tiny fingers?
Karlie Kloss & Joshua Kushner’s Baby
Supermodel, Karlie Kloss and her husband Joshua Kushner are now new parents! Kloss, 28, welcomed her first child with Kushner on March 14, the proud new dad revealed. “Welcome to the world,” he wrote alongside a photo on Instagram announcing the arrival of their little one.
90 Day Fiancé star Dean Hashim and girlfriend Rigin Bado welcomed their first child together, a baby boy, on March 8, People reports. “Our baby boy’s name is Marshawn. His name means ‘God is good.’ We named him this because we feel that he is a blessing and a miracle,” the couple said at the time.
iCarly star Nathan Kress and his wife London welcomed their second child together, a baby girl, on March 20 at 5:31 p.m., Kress, 28, announced on Instagram. Sharing the first photos of the newborn, he noted that the new addition weighed 6 lbs., 4 oz., of “light and love.” Evie Elise is the couple’s fourth child together.
“Never say never! Meet River Julién Rosenthal 7.10 lbs born 3/5/21,” Jen Atkin, founder of OUAI, announced the birth of her first child on Instagram. “We are so in love with this little man,” she said at the time. Atkin and husband, Mike Rosenthal, conceived via surrogate. Celebrity babies certainly get the most colorful names, don’t they?
Queen Elizabeth‘s granddaughter, Zara Tindall, and husband Mike Tindall welcomed their third child together, a son, on March 21. The baby boy joins big sisters Mia, 7, and 2-year-old Lena. Mike announced the birth on his podcast, casually slipping in that his new baby was born in a bathroom. “The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted with the news and look forward to meeting their 10th Great Grandchild when circumstances allow,” the palace said in a statement. Welcome to the world, Lucas Philip!
High School Musical alum, Ashley Tisdale, and husband, Christopher French, welcomed their first baby together, a girl named Jupiter Iris. The baby girl was born on March 23. “Jupiter Iris French arrived earth side,” Tisdale wrote in an announcement she shared on Instagram. Of all the celebrity babies born in 2021, Jupiter got one of the boldest names in the game.
Malcolm in the Middle actor Frankie Muniz announced on Instagram that he has welcomed his first child, a baby boy, with wife Paige Price. They chose the name Mauz Mosley Muniz for their new baby boy. Mauz was a bold choice and we love it!
Bindi Sue Irwin and her husband Chandler Powell welcomed their child into the world on March 25. The couple chose the evocative name Grace Warrior Irwin Powell. “Our graceful warrior is the most beautiful light,” the new mom shared on Instagram. “Grace is named after my great-grandmother, and relatives in Chandler’s family dating back to the 1700s. Her middle names, Warrior Irwin, are a tribute to my dad and his legacy as the most incredible Wildlife Warrior.”
Cassie is now a proud mom of two! The singer and husband, Alex Fine, the couple welcomed a baby girl into the world on March 22. They chose the endearing name, Sunny Cinco for their baby girl. “On Monday March 22nd, 2021 @ 10:22am our hearts got bigger. Welcome to the world baby girl! We love you so much Sunny Cinco Fine!” the mom wrote, announcing the birth. Sunny is the couple’s second child together.
Emma Stone and Dave McCary’s Baby Girl
Of all the celebrity babies to be born this year, the one that might have surprised us most was the news that Emma Stone and husband Dave McCary welcomed their first child. After getting married in 2020, these two increased the size of their little family with a swiftness! The child’s name has yet to be revealed to the public.
Mae James Bair
Hilary Duff and husband Matthew Koma welcomed their third child, a baby girl on March 24. “Mae James Bair– We LOVE you beauty 3-24-21,” the proud mom shared alongside a family photo of everyone gathered around the newborn in the birthing tub. How cute are all of these celebrity babies?
Leslie Odom Jr. and wife Nicolette Robinson welcomed their second child together, a baby boy, on March 25, the actor and singer shared on Instagram. “More life! One whole week with our Abe. Watching Nicolette give birth to these kids…? Simply, the bravest acts I’ve ever witnessed from a foot away,” Odom wrote following the birth of his new son Able Phineas.
There’s a new addition to the Sister Wives family! Mykelti Brown Padron, the daughter of Christine and Kody Brown and husband Antonio “Tony” Padron, welcomed their first child together, a baby girl, at 9:57 PM on April 5. “Tony and I are so ecstatic with her and overjoyed at what a blessing she is,” Mykelti shared on social media following the birth. Of all the celebrity babies on this list, we are certain that Avalon has just joined the most colorful family on the list.
Henry Golding & Liv Lo’s Baby
Actor Henry Golding and wife Liv Lo welcomed their first child on March 31. Golding announced the birth on Instagram writing, “This woman right here,” he wrote of his wife. “Beyond anything I could have ever imagined. Your strength brought us our greatest joy. Thank you, I love you ♥️.” The couple has yet to publicly release the sex or name of their new bundle of joy.
Kara Keough Bosworth welcomed another child, a son, with husband Kyle Bosworth, she announced on Instagram on April 10, less than a week after revealing that they were expecting another baby. Vaughn joins big sister, Decker Kate, who is 5-years-old.
One of the celebrity babies we really did not see coming was Dakota, Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song‘s child that was born on April 5. The news was a huge surprise for fans who did not even know the couple was pregnant. Baby boy Dakota is named for Culkin’s sister who died in 2008 when a car hit her in Los Angeles. She was only 29-years-old.
Ellie Goulding & Caspar Jopling’s Baby
Ellie Goulding and her husband, Caspar Jopling welcomed their first child together, Jopling shared on social media Sunday, May 2. The superstar singer and her art dealer husband have yet to release details about their new arrival but we hope to have updates for you soon!
“The Buckners are now officially a party of 4 ❤️,” Deena Cortese shared a day after her son’s birth. “Cameron Theo Buckner was born May 1st at 7:21pm weighing 7 pound 3 ounces and 20 inches long ???????? he is such a little angel baby.” Deena and her husband, Chris Buckner now have two boys to call their own! Of all the celebrity babies we have seen in 2021, this one sure looks like the squishiest!
There you go! 25 of the cutest celebrity babies of 2021! There were plenty more babies born to famous parents, but we wanted to respect their privacy and not expose their kids to unwanted attention. For parents who did decide to share pictures of their cute newborns, we are grateful for the happiness each tiny smile brought us. We will be updating this celebrity babies list throughout the year so bookmark this page to see all the new babies to come!
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
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