The newest addition to our family, reminding me how infinite love can be
On the Jan. 27 episode of “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” actor Tom Riley revealed that he and his wife, “Mean Girls” and “Masters of Sex” alum Lizzy Caplan, secretly welcomed their first child – a boy! – in London four and a half months earlier. “We just had a baby,” he said. “Someone asked the other day, they said, ‘Was this a secret pregnancy?’ Not on purpose. It’s just we didn’t tell anyone. It’s not like we snuck Lizzy into the hospital under a blanket and then two days later, we like, emerged with a baby hidden in a bowling ball bag. Just no one asked!”
On to announce that she and her husband, camera assistant Preston J. Cook, have welcomed their second child. “Welcome to the world, Baby Arlo! Scroll Forward to see how my 4 year old is taking it…” she captioned a slideshow of pictures showing her newborn’s feet and a toilet that son Strummer, who was born in 2017, drew all over in red marker.
On Jan. 11 – nine months after they married – “The Real” host Jeannie Mai Jenkins and rapper Jeezy welcomed their first child together. “I asked God for a life of love and happiness. He sent me my family. Baby Jenkins is here,” she shared on Instagram after giving birth. On e: Monaco Mai Jenkins. On Jan. 26, she announced their baby’s gender: It’s a girl! The name is inspired by a trip she and Jeezy took to Monaco where they talked about their future goals and dreams. This is Jeannie’s first child.
“Bachelor in Paradise” season 4 winners Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk – who – welcomed their first child, a son, in Dallas on shared on his Instagram Story. “Had emergency C-Section after pushing for about an hour and a half. Mom and baby are doing very well.”
And, I wish anyone trying to conceive in any which way (ivf, iui, surrogacy, adoption and naturally) all the success and love
On Jan. 8, “Skins” and “Maze Runner” franchise star Kaya Scodelario announced that she and her husband, Broadway performer and “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” star Benjamin Walker, had welcomed their second child. “You made it here little one Starting the new year with so much love in our hearts & in our home,” she captioned a photo of the three of them in the hospital, adding, “Plus poop and puke, lots of that too.” The couple are also parents to a son born in 2016.
Jeezy is also a dad to three kids from previous relationships
Retired figure skater Michelle Kwan is a mama! The two-time Olympic medalist – who in was nominated by President Joe Biden to become the next ambassador to Belize – took to Instagram on Jan. 5 to announce that she’d given birth to her first child, daughter Kalista Belle Kwan. “I’ve always wanted to be a mom and, to me, she’s a perfect miracle. I had a hard time picturing what she might look like yet it seems like she’s been in my life forever. This has been a challenging journey to motherhood (not to mention a very long labor. ) and I’m glad I never gave up. I feel so grateful to have had the support of so many during this time, including my fertility doctor, doctors and nurses who looked after me, friends that shared their stories, and of course, my family & my [heart] who I could not live without,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of her daughter and a time-lapse video of her growing baby bump (she had not previously announced she was expecting and has not shared the identity of her child’s father). “As people closest to me know, I’m always full of surprises and tend to keep my personal life private. And, I’ve wanted to share this happy news for many months but each milestone seemed to be exciting and daunting at the same time. Each step of the way, I knew that there was still more time needed until I could hold her in my arms. Here’s a quick montage of the last 9 months to catch you all up,” she continued, adding, “Also, I want to send my best to all the moms out there (as we all know, moms rule the world!). You’re not alone on this path and I’m pulling for you.”