From Nikki Bella to Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj, there have been plenty of celebrity pregnancies and births to celebrate in 2020!
2020 has definitely been a year for celebrity babies! While some stars, like Sophie Turner and Nikki Bella, have already welcomed babies this year, others, like Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry, are still waiting to give birth. These stars have obviously had a lot to celebrate in 2020, despite the trying times of the coronavirus pandemic across the world.
While some stars, like Nikki and Katy, have been super open about their pregnancy journeys, others, like Sophie, have been much more tight-lipped. Either way, we’re honoring 2020’s expecting mothers and new moms by taking a look back at some of the biggest pregnancy announcements of the year.
Sisters who (pro) wrestle together are birds of a feather! That’s not even a question when it comes to Nikki and Brie Bella! The two women made a joint announcement in January that they were expecting at the same time. In the months that followed, they documented their pregnancy journeys on Instagram. Nikki and Brie had their baby boys just ONE day apart (on July 31 and August 1, respectively), and announced the births on Instagram on Aug. 2. This was the first child for Nikki, who shares her son with Artem Chigvintsev, and the second child for Brie, who also has a three-year-old daughter with her husband, Daniel Bryan.
News that Gigi Hadid was expecting her first child with on/off boyfriend, Zayn Malik, broke back in April. After the reports surfaced, Gigi confirmed the news herself during an interview with Jimmy Fallon. She’s been extremely private about her pregnancy, but did show a glimpse of her baby bump after fans BEGGED her to. Gigi and Zayn have also kept their relationship out of the spotlight this time around, but she proved that things were going well between them by posting a sexy selfie with the caption, “Baby daddy” at the end of July.
Rapper Nicki Minaj completely surprised her fans when she announced in a series of photos on Instagram that she was #preggers! The “Super Bass” rapper, 37, took to the social media platform on July 20 and shared a slew of professional images highlighting her bump! One of the final images featured the MTV VMA-winner looking absolutely stunning in a photo by David LaChapelle!
Katy, much like Nicki, dropped the baby bomb by surprising her fans with her bump in her music video for “Never Worn White” in early March. But as soon as she got on her Instagram live, Katy assured her fans that it was going to be a jam packed summer. “I’m excited, we’re excited and we’re happy — and it’s probably the longest secret I’ve ever had to keep. I knew I would tell you in the best way, which is through a piece of music because that’s how I speak to you,” she said in her Instagram Live. Ever since then, she’s been proudly showing off her growing belly, just like in the images above!
Sophie Turner has become an expert at hiding her bump on the ‘Gram, but she’s been displaying it proudly anytime she’s been spotted out and about! News of Sophie, 24, and her husband, Joe Jonas‘s, first child first broke at the beginning of 2020! Now, it seems that the Game Of Thrones alum is just weeks away from welcoming her first born into the world! Back on June 6, Sophie hid her bump in the second image in the above carousel post while she was at a Black Lives Matter rally in Los Angeles.
Cookbook author Katie Lee, 38, made her announcement the only way she knew how — with some delicious food! The gorgeous foodie took to Instagram on Feb. 26, posting a photo of herself chowing down on some noodles and showing her growing belly! “Eating for two Baby Biegel is on the way,” she captioned the photo. Katie was married to singer Billy Joel from 2004-2010 before marrying her husband Ryan Biegel in 2018!
Actress Maggie Grace may have taken the cake when it comes to ethereal pregnancy photo announcements. The Fear The Walking Dead star, 36, shared that she and her husband of three years, Bryan Bushnell, were expecting their little one on March 20 with a stunning photo of Maggie cradling her belly. “In the midst of these uncertain times, we’ve been blessed with a joyful reminder of what’s most important. Our first little one will be joining us this summer,” she captioned the gorgeous photo.
Something super exciting is coming into Melissa Benoist and her husband, Chris Wood‘s, life in mere months: their first child together! The 31-year-old Supergirl actress took to Instagram on March 4 to share with her fans that a “non-canine child is coming to our family very soon!!!” Throwing some love to her beloved husband, Melissa noted that Chris “has always been an old dad by nature but now he’s going to be a real one!” And just look at those photos — too cute!
Scarlett Byrne Hefner
This Harry Potter alum is in store for a lot magic! Scarlett Bryne Hefner, 29, took to her Instagram account on March 10 and totally cast a spell on her devoted followers when she revealed that she and her husband, Cooper Hefner, were expecting their first little one. “Cooper and I are delighted to share that we have a little one on the way. Our hearts are filled with gratitude and joy, and the two of us can’t wait to meet the newest little Hefner,” she captioned the image.