From film stars to pop sensations, take a look at the celebrities who have announced they are expecting babies.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Prince William and Kate Middleton announced the happy news that they are expecting their third baby. The new baby will be fifth in line to the thrown and will be a younger brother or sister to George, 4 and Charlotte, 2. The Queen is said to be delighted at the news.
Wayne and Coleen Rooney
On August 18th, 31 year old Coleen Rooney announced that she is pregnant for the fourth time! She conveyed her excitement over Facebook and Twitter in the words “So Happy!!! ..... Never denied the news, but I was always protecting it!! Had scan and all checks are fine.....Baby number 4 is on its way." Image: Instagram/Coleen Rooney
Former TOWIE star Ferne Mccann recently announced she is expecting a child with ex boyfriend Arthur Collins. Unfortunately, the news came just 2 days after Collins’ arrest in relation to the acid attack in London nightclub. Ferne stated that she is confident going ahead as a single mum and will do all she can to ‘have a happy and healthy child’! Ferne claims to know the sex of the baby but has not revealed it publicly. Image: Instagram/ Ferne Mccann
Fearne's TOWIE bestie Sam Faires has also announced she is expecting baby number two with her partner Paul. The mum-of-one has written a number of parenting books, as well as appearing with baby Paul, age 2, in her series The Mummy Diaries. Image: Instagram/ Samantha Faires
36 year old Jessica Alba publicised her third pregnancy this July in one of the most adorable ways we’ve seen yet. Shown in the boomerang below, she stands with her 2 girls, Honor (9) and Haven (5), holding blow up balloons 1, 2 and 3 to mark the imminent arrival of baby number 3! Writing “Cash Warren and I are going to be officially outnumbered”. Image: Instagam/Jessica Alba
Andy Murray and Kim Sears
It seems Kim Sears has been concealing her bump using various accessories (hats, bags) for the last few months, but we can now confirm that she and Andy are expecting their second baby! Their daughter Sophia (2) has already been dubbed a lucky charm for Andy. The sex of the baby has not yet been discussed but the tennis star announced to the press this July that he was excited.
Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt
After having just left the Celebrity Big Brother House, loved-up reality TV couple Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt from The Hills have announced they are expecting a baby. The pair are currently away on a ‘baby-moon’ and have opened up about their unconventional method of choosing a baby name. Basically, they ditch the name unless it has a Twitter handle available... Spencer revealed that he will give the baby an Iphone from birth with the aim of getting him/her into Snapchat as early as possible! Gender has not been confirmed but Heidi has said that she is “hoping for a boy.”
Jack Osbourne and Lisa Stelly
Remember the Osbournes? Sharon? Ozzy? Jack and his wife Lisa took to Instagram just last week to announce their pregnancy, featuring Lisa making a rock and roll hand sign and Jack staring down lovingly at her bump. The caption said “Literally ate the biggest burrito ever”… Image: Instagram/Lisa Osbourne
You might know her from Hollyoaks or you may have seen her on the X Factor, the gorgeous Rachel Adedeji is 6 months pregnant. She is said to have hidden the bump on the set of Hollyoaks for the last 6 months until she was ready to announce the news. Adedeji and husband Jason Finegan are set to have a Christmas baby, due on December 27th! Image: Instagram/Rachel Adedeji
Nicole and Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps, US Olympic gold medallist and all round hunk has announced on Instagram that he and his wife Nicole are expecting their second child. The post certainly rivals Jessica Alba on the cute scale, showing Nicole with her son Boomer holding up a positive pregnancy test! Nicole writes “Number 2 on the way!!!! So excited!! Wonder if it's a boy or a girl??” Image: Instagram/ Michael Phelps
Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale
Bridesmaids actress and timeless beauty Rose Byrne has just announced she is expecting her second child. Byrne and her husband Bobby Cannavale are already parents to son Rocco but have not yet revealed the sex of baby no.2 to be. The actress told Australian website DavidJones.com, "I’m a little tired but feeling good. Everyone was very sweet on set today, and you always get a little bit more attention when you’re pregnant, which is fabulous."
Robin Thicke and April Love Geary
The 40 year old singer has confirmed that he and his model girlfriend April Love Geary, 22, are expecting their first baby. And…TMZ recently reported that the baby will be a little girl! The couple’s due date, March 1st, poignantly coincides with Thicke’s late father’s birthday. Image: Instagram/ April Love Geary
Joanne Beckham (David’s sister)
David Beckham’s sister Joanne, auntie to Brooklyn, Romeo, Harper and Cruz, has announced her first pregnancy with husband and ex Big Brother contestant Kris Donnelly. They are said to be ‘over the moon’ and that little Harper is especially excited for the new baby. Image: Instagram/Joanne Beckham
Famous for her roles in 10 Things I Hate About You and Save The Last Dance, 36 year old Julia Stiles is now pregnant with fiancé Preston J. Cook, with the wedding still to plan. Stiles has been regularly posting candid selfies on Instagram, proudly showing off her beautiful bump. Although the sex of the baby is unknown, we know the child is due late this year. Image: Instagram/Julia Stiles
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