Band members Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook welcomed a baby boy yesterday! Elijah Dylan Westbrook, who weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19.75 inches long, is the first child for the couple, who wed in 2006. Elijah joins Daisy Pearl (daughter of Kimberly Roads) and Penelopi Jane (daughter of Phillip Sweet) as the youngest members of the Little Big Town family, which is gearing up to hit the road! The band will be starting the Country Throwdown Tour in May.
Story Elias (2.5) may have been the beginning, but just like in the movies, a good story demands a sequel! Jenna Elfman and her husband, Bodhi, welcomed their second son on March 2nd. Easton Quinn Monroe Elfman weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces at his 7:53 am arrival. The Accidentally on Purpose star announced Easton’s arrival via Twitter.
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, of The Naked Chef fame, and his wife Juliette “Jools” Norton recently announced that they’re expecting another baby in September. This will be the fourth child for the couple, who are also parents to Poppy Honey (who turns 8 this month), Daisy Boo (6.5) and Petal Blossom Rainbow (11 months). Oliver, who’s also published several cookbooks, is launching a new series later this month on ABC: Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.
But blue is a happy color for Keyshia Cole and Daniel Gibson, who welcomed their first son yesterday! Daniel Hiram Gibson Jr. weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces. Cole’s fourth studio album had been scheduled for release on Valentine’s Day but has been understandably delayed. Gibson, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Cole haven’t yet announced a date for their wedding, but Cole now has her something blue!
Bree Turner, who’s set to appear in this year’s Take Me Home, recently announced that she and husband Justin Saliman are expecting their first child. The baby, a girl, is set to make her arrival on July 2nd. Turner, a professional dancer, has appeared in films such as The Wedding Planner, Joe Dirt, American Pie and, most recently, The Ugly Truth.
Yes, rose-colored glasses are traditional, but Christina Milian and her husband, The-Dream (aka, Terius Youngdell Nash), had a different color in mind for their baby girl! The couple welcomed Violet on February 26th. Violet is the first child for Milian and the fourth for The-Dream, who has three additional children with ex-wife Nivea.
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• Country singer Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline announced that they’re expecting their second child this August.
• Catherine Bell, who currently stars in Lifetime‘s “Army Wives,” and her husband are also expecting. The couple are evening things up: they’re currently parents to 6-year-old Gemma and are expecting a baby boy.
• Jim Carrey is an early grandfather! Daughter Jane and her husband Alex Santana, lead singer for the band Blood Money, weren’t expecting Jackson Riley Santana until March 3rd. Jackson, who weighed in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces, had other ideas! He arrived February 26th.
• Another country singer, another August baby! This time, the expectant papa is James Otto, of “Just Got Started Lovin’ You” fame. New baby will be the first for Otto and his wife, Amy.
Carl Edwards and his wife, Kate, welcomed their first child on February 24th. Anne Edwards weighed in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces. The NASCAR driver announced the news via his Facebook page and said that Anne likes to “eat and cry” and Kate is “doing great.” Unless another driver decides to enter the fray, the NASCAR baby race has passed to Juan Pablo Montoya and Jimmie Johnson, who are both anticipating July babies.
Catherine Bell, who’s starred in both JAG and Army Wives, recently announced that she and husband Adam Beason are expecting their second baby: a boy! The couple, who wed in 1994, are already parents to 6-year-old Gemma. In addition to her military-themed work, Bell has also appeared in films such as Bruce Almighty, The Good Witch and The Good Witch’s Garden.
Country singer Luke Bryan and his wife, Caroline, announced today that they’re expecting their second child in August. Soon-to-be big brother Thomas Boyer “Bo” Bryan will turn 2 in March. Bryan, who’s hit single “Do I” was recently certified gold, told PEOPLE that he and Caroline are planning to find out whether they’re having a boy or a girl. “I’d lose too much sleep wondering otherwise,” he said.