Here at Mother & Baby, we love to keep up-to-date with all the famous mummies (and daddies) on the scene and are the first to know who is expecting when.
Looking back over the last few years, 2017 was a big year. We saw the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch and Bradley Cooper become daddies, with Christiano Ronaldo having twins and Pharrell Williams having triplets! Beyonce gave birth to her beautiful twins as did Amal Clooney, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Serena Williams and Cheryl Tweedy all became mummies for the first time too.
But arguably, 2018 was even bigger! This year brought us 3 new Kardashian babies: Kim Kardashian-West's third, Chicago West, sister Kylie Jenner's first, Stormi Webster, and Khloe Kardashian's first, little True Thompson.
If that wasn't enough baby fever for you, the Rooneys became parents again and actors Eddie Redmayne and Hugh Grant became daddies too. Now we have entered a new year, what celebrity babies can we expect in 2019?
Celebrities expecting babies in 2019:
Sophie Ellis-Bextor is about to become a mum of five. The 39-year-old singer, best known for hits like Murder On The Dancefloor and Catch You, announced the news on the radio. Sophie and husband Richard (of the band The Feeling) have four sons together: 14-year-old Sonny, 9-year-old Kit, 6-year-old Ray and 2-year-old Jesse.
1) Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Richard Jones
She's expecting on January 11, the same day as her seventh album release.
35-year-old Billie Piper is expecting her third child, her first with boyfriend Johnny Lloyd. Billie's previously spoken of her desire to have lots of kids, she already has 2 sons, Winston and Eugene, with ex-hubby Laurence Fox. She's likely to give birth early 2019!
2) Billie Piper and Johnny Lloyd
Richard Gere and his wife Alejandra Silva are expecting their first child together, but they kept the news secret until they told the Dalai Lama, who gave their unborn child a blessing. Gere will become a father for the second time just before his 70th birthday. In September, Alejandra was thought to be 5 months pregnant...so their little one should be with us in January.
3) Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva
Holyoaks actress Kirsty-Leigh Porter and her fiancée Paul are expecting their first child.
4) Kirsty-Leigh Porter
Kirsty-Leigh, 29 and Paul, 41 announced the pregnancy in an exclusive shoot with OK! Magazine on the 19th November 2018.
Kirsty-Leigh announced she was six months pregnant during the interview with OK! and should give birth in early 2019.
April Love Geary announced her second pregnancy with Robin Thicke on instagram through an adorable post of her now 6-month-old daughter, Mia playing with a sonogram. She wrote: “Well someone is going to be a big sister next year! We’re so excited to share with y’all that I’m expecting again!” April is due on hubby Robin Thicke's birthday, 10 March.
5) Robin Thicke and April Love Geary
On 15th October 2018 Kensington Palace officially confirmed the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their first child. They will welcome their little bundle of joy into the world in Spring 2019.
6) The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Amy Schumer is pregnant with her first child and she announced it in the best way! She announceed it on Instagram on 23rd October 2018 with a photoshopped picture of her and her husband Chris Fischer's faces on a picture of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
7) Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer
Her caption told fans to visit the Instagram page of political journalist Jessica Yellin, where the announcement was made, amid drawing attention to the importane of the US midterm elections.
Amy said to the Los Angeles Times "Chris and I are thrilled and almost positive he's the father. I look forward to competing with Markle every step of the way". Her baby will be due around the same time as Megan's, so we predict May 2019 is likely.
Victoria's Secret model Lily Aldridge is expecting baby no.2 in early spring 2019 with Kings Of Leon frontman Caleb Followill. The new baby will be a welcome addition to the family, joining the couple's six year old daughter Dixie Pearl. Lily announced the news in August with a bikini selfie, showing her proud baby bump!
8) Lily Aldridge and Caleb Followill
Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter are expecting their third child in 2019! Neither of the pair have confirmed the news, but reports surfaced in September 2018 after the Emmy Awards where it was suspected Sophie's dress hinted at a baby bump and had been custom-made.
9) Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter
The 42 year old actor already has two young sons, Christopher Carlton who is three-years-old and Hal Auden who is one.
Ashley Banjo, Diversity dancer, presenter and judge on ITV's Dancing on Ice and Dance Dance Dance is expecting his first child with his wife Francesca Abbott.
10) Ashley Banjo and Francesca Abbott
The couple announced the pregnancy on Ashley's Instagram where he said 'I am so excited to finally share the news that we are having a baby!!'. He praised his wife calling her his 'rock', adding that she will be the 'best mum in the world'.
The couple also announced the gender, the couple will likely welcome a little girl in Spring 2019.
50 Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan and actress Amelia Warner are expecting their third child.
11) Jamie Dornan and Amelia Warner
The couple already have 5-year-old daughter Dulcie and her sister Elva, 2. The couple have kept previous pregnancies out of the public eye and this time it is no different. The news was originally reported to Belfast Live.
Dornan has previously talked about the couple living a quiet and private family existence. He expressed his love of being a Dad to the Sunday Times Style Magazine telling them "Being a dad is the best, I feel a healthy and lovely duty to provide for my kids, and I really like it. It suits me".
Frankie Cocozza and his wife Bianca Cocozza (formerly Murphy) are expecting their first child together.
12) Frankie Cocozza and Bianca Cocozza
Frankie announced the news on his Instagram on the 27th October with a photo of the baby scan, simply writing 'Ecstatic @biancacocozza'.
Frankie Cocozza originally appeared on the X Factor and has since been on Celebs Go Dating. He met his wife Bianca shortly after being on the popular dating show and first posted a photo of them together on a motorbike in Bali.
The couple is expected to welcome their baby in May 2019.
The One Show presenter Alex Jones is pregnant with her second child. She announced it live on air alongside her co-host Matt Baker.
13) Alex Jones and Charlie Thompson
Alex and her husband, insurance broker, Charlie Thompson, already have a 21-month-old year old son Teddy (Edward). Alex, 41, has openly discussed her struggle to concieve this time around saying she had assumed it would happen as quickly the first time but due to her age it proved more difficult.
TV chef Gordon Ramsay, 52, and his author wife Tana, 44, are expecting their fifth child together.
14) Gordon Ramsay and Tana Ramsay
The news was announced in a sweet video on Gordon's Instagram where his four children and wife wished followers a Happy New Year before revealing Tana's pregnancy by showing her bump! The prominent tummy implies the baby will be due pretty soon!
In 2016, Gordon and Tana suffered a miscarriage which the chef spoke about openly adding that although it was heartbreaking it had brought the family closer together!
Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle is expecting her first child with her husband Andy.
15) Beth Tweddle MBE
Beth was the first female gymnast from Great Britain to win a medal at the European Championships, World Championships, and Olympic Games. Beth was awarded an MBE in 2010.
Beth announced the news on Instagram with a Christmassy photo of a message under the tree which said 'Our greatest gift is due to be unwrapped May 2019'. Alongside the photo Beth added: 'Really excited to share the news that Andy and I are expecting our first child in May 2019'.
England and Everton goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford, who starred in the 2018 Russia World Cup has announced his fiancée Megan Davidson is pregnant.
16) Jordan Pickford and Megan Davidson
The couple revealed the news on Instagram with Jordan writing 'ITS A BOY💙 the best day of my life so far.'
Gregg Wallace is due to become a dad for the third time. His wife Anne-Marie Sterpini is pregnant with their first baby together.
17) Gregg Wallace and Anne-Marie Sterpini
The pair revealed the news in an exclusive interview with OK! explaining that this would be their only child together due to Gregg's age. They struggled to concieve for two years but Anne-Marie fell pregnant just as they were considering IVF.
The baby is due in May 2019.
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