The hottest celebrity accessory of 2014 isn’t the latest Chanel bag or a pair of Michael Kors shades. The must-have arm candy that all A-listers covet (and incessantly flaunt) is their own creation – their babies! The paparazzi can’t get enough of Angelina and Brad vacationing with their brood and the flashbulbs don’t stop flashing when Sarah Jessica takes the twins to the park. And wasn’t that Honor Alba noshing on red velvet cake at Suri Cruise’s birthday party? We just can’t get enough.
Here are the top 10 celebrity babies we’re most excited to meet, and the mommies who can’t wait to wear...er raise them.
10 Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas
Once Upon A Time, Ginnifer Goodwin was single and baby bump free. But in October of 2013, the actress became engaged to her very own Prince Charming - co-star Josh Dallas, and just one month later, the happy couple announced they were expecting! We were first introduced to the lovebirds in 2011 on ABC’s hit fairy tale drama, and thanks to a steamy script (and even steamier chemistry) the two began dating that same year. This will be the first child for both stars and Ginny’s first walk down the aisle (Josh was previously married to English actress Laura Pulver for four years). Although Goodwin has decided to stay quiet on the details, she is estimated to be about six months along. We’ll wait with bated breath until the little prince or princess arrives!
9 Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
Though this is baby number two for the Transformers babe and her 90210 hubby, it doesn’t make this second pregnancy any less exciting. The couple’s adorable (but seldom photographed) son Noah was born in September of 2012 and with such great genes we can’t wait to see who this next offspring takes after. No official date has been confirmed, though reports have circulated that Fox is due at the end of February. The twenty-seven-year-old began dating Green back in 2004 when she was just eighteen and he was thirty. The couple celebrated their nuptials with an intimate beach wedding in Hawaii six years later in 2010. This will be the third child for Green who has an eleven-year-old son Kassius Lija with Beverly Hills cast mate Vanessa Marcil.
8 Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman
Olive Barrymore Kopelman is going to be a big sister! It was announced last November that Drew and her art consultant husband Will, are expecting a second baby – another girl, in the spring and Drew couldn’t be more excited. In a recent interview with Marie Claire magazine the Wedding Singer star revealed that she’s thinking about have more children! “In the back of my head, I’m already timing if I was to have another when would that occur,” she confided. Wonder if any of Drew’s offspring will get the acting bug. Can’t wait to find out!
7 JWoww and Roger Matthews
It’s baby time!!!! Looks like Snooki’s son Lorenzo will soon be getting a playmate! On Christmas day, Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley and her fiancé Roger Matthews took to twitter to announce they are expecting their first child, a little girl in July. JWoww shot to fame in 2009 on the immensely popular and controversial MTV reality show Jersey Shore , fist-pumping her way into our homes each week. Her relationship with Matthews, a personal trainer and bodybuilder was well documented on the series – Jenni first met Roger in 2010 and the two have been an item ever since. Fingers crossed Snooki & JWoww gets the green light for a fourth season so baby Farley- Mathews can make her small screen debut.
6 Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman
Controversy seems to follow Simon Cowell everywhere. In July of 2013, we learned that the X Factor judge was going to be a father. And the lucky lady? Cowell’s baby mamma is none other than New York socialite Lauren Silverman. The thirty-seven year old beauty and the music mogul have known each other for years, and their seventeen year age difference doesn’t seem to be an issue for the happy couple whose little boy is due at the end of the month. So what’s the drama, you ask? Oh, just that Lauren’s ex-husband is real estate developer Andrew Silverman, a (former) close friend of Cowell. Turns out the Silverman’s were still married when news of her pregnancy broke out. Whoops! And rumor has it that the first-time father’s favourite name choice won’t be a shock to those who are aware of his ego– Simon, of course.
5 Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
A recent (and very pricey) shopping trip may have let the paps in on something Emily Blunt has been trying to keep under wraps – she’s having a girl! According to TMZ, the Devil Wears Prada star spent $35,000 at L.A. baby store to the rich and famous Petit Tresor purchasing items that included a pink tricycle and nursing chair.
The English actress and her hubby, former The Office alum John Krasinski have been married since 2010, hooking up just months after Blunt split with Canadian singer Michael Buble. Although no official due date has been announced, in recent images Blunt looks like she’s ready to pop so could be any day now!
4 Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis
3 Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
It may be baby number three for Gwen and Gavin but if this new arrival has as much fashion sense as his older brothers, we couldn’t be more excited! Due any day now (no official date has been announced but have you seen the size of her baby bump?!) one could only expect the newest tyke to be christened with a name as original as his bros, Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, eight, and Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale, six. The No Doubt singer has been married to the Bush frontman since 2002 and their epic love story is enough to make you swoon (the two first met way back in 1995 when Gwen’s band opened for Gavin’s). In addition to his children with Gwen, Gavin is also the father to Daisy Lowe, a twenty-five-year-old English model, the result of a brief relationship with singer-songwriter Pearl Lowe.
2 Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha
It was no Scandal when Kerry Washington and former San Francisco 49ers corner back Nnamdi Asomugha got married in June of 2013 and announced they were expecting their first child just four months later – come on, this is 2014! The thirty-seven- year- old actress who is due in April is choosing to keep the baby’s sex under wraps but did reveal in an interview with Access Hollywood that she adores being pregnant. “I have loved every moment of this and I’m just very blessed, honestly. That’s the word that keeps coming to me because life is such a wonderful adventure right now.” Washington’s fame has been on the rise with thanks to the success of her ABC political thriller Scandal and her acclaimed role in Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 western, Django Unchained. Super private when it comes to her personal life, we can only imagine she’ll be even more so once the baby arrives. However we’ll happily take whatever glimpses we get.
1 Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock
Kelly Clarkson is expecting her first baby, a little girl with talent manager hubby Brandon Blackstock this summer. The American Idol winner has not been shy about how rough her pregnancy has been telling Ellen DeGeneres back in December that she “vomit(s) a good dozen times a day!” Despite this bad luck, Clarkson and Blackstock – whose stepmother is country legend Reba McEntire, seem very much in love and excited to welcome the new addition to their family (once married, Clarkson became stepmother to Brandon’s two children from a previous marriage, Savannah and Seth). If her candid twitter history is any indication, we can be sure the talented singer will be posting a ton of baby photos and anecdotes once the little princess arrives.