Sarah Chalke and her finacé, entertainment lawyer Jamie Afifi, were planning for a big delivery this holiday season, and Santa certainly came through! According to PEOPLE, the two welcomed their first child, Charlie Rhodes Afifi, on Christmas Eve. While parenthood is new to the couple, Chalke can turn to Scrubs costar Judy Reyes (who welcomed daughter Leila Rey in November) for some tips.
Keyshia Cole is looking forward to a lot of big changes this year. The R&B singer and reality TV star is expecting a new baby, releasing her fourth album and planning her wedding! Cole and her fiancé, Cleveland Cavaliers player Daniel Gibson, recently announced that they’re expecting their first child together (according to rumor, a boy in March). Cole is also anticipating the release of her fourth album this summer. A date for the wedding hasn’t yet been set, which may give Cole a little breathing room to adjust to parenthood!
Jean Smart recently announced that she and her husband, Richard Gilliland, adopted a baby girl, Bonnie, from China. Smart announced Bonnie’s adoption, ironically enough, on Wednesday’s episode of The Bonnie Hunt Show. The baby girl, now 18 months, came home with Jean, her husband and their 20-year-old son Connor last May.
Since getting her big break as Charlene on Designing Women, Smart has been keeping busy with theater and TV roles, including her most recent role as Regina on Samantha Who?, a former ABC comedy. Smart’s break from Samantha Who? comes just in time for her to spend more time with Bonnie!
Country crooner Clay Walker is looking at a busy new year! Just after the holidays (on December 27th), the 40-year-old and his wife, Jessica, welcomed Mary-Elizabeth, and Clay’s newest album is set to debut early this year as well. Clay and Jessica have one other child together: William Clayton, who’s 17 months old. But Mary-Elizabeth is the third daughter for Walker, whose other daughters MaClay Delayne (almost 14) and Skylor ClayAnn (10.5) are from a previous marriage.
Just weeks after Kourtney gave birth to her baby boy, Mason Disick, her sister, Khloe, is already talking babies. No, she’s not pregnant yet, but Khloe recently confessed that she and her husband aren’t taking any precautions against pregnancy. Khloe must be on the fast track: she and Lamar Odom, of the LA Lakers, got married in September. And they were married within a month of meeting! It sounds as if the Kardashians will be on baby watch again soon…
Maggie Rodriguez may be more used to reporting other people’s news on the CBS Early Show, but she made some news of her own recently with her baby announcement! Rodriguez and her husband, Michael, are expecting their second child. Her official due date is July 1st, but Rodriguez quipped that she’s expecting an earlier delivery. She also said that Daniella, the couple’s four-year-old daughter, wanted to know why it takes so long for a baby to arrive. Ah, Daniella, all good things take time!
Matthew McConaughey and his girlfriend, Camila Alves, are going to see a lot of pink in 2010! On January 3rd, Camila gave birth to Vida Alves McConaughey. Like her older brother, Levi (almost 18 months), Vida was a delivery-room surprise for the celebrity couple. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Vida means life, and life will certainly be lively around the McConaughey-Alves household with two little ones ruling the roost!
Matt Borlenghi is a professional when it comes to daytime drama. The former soap star has appeared on All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful and, most recently, Days of Our Lives. But he and his wife Heather are looking forward to a little more drama in their daily lives! The couple, who are already parents to daughter Garland, are expecting twin boys this year! SOAP OPERA DIGEST recently reported that Matt and Heather will be naming their newest arrivals — due any day now — Dalton and Pearson.
Despite several bouts with alcoholism and depression, Scott Stapp seems to be getting back on track. He reunited with Creed bandmates last year to release their first album in eight years (Full Circle). And now, Stapp and his wife, Jaclyn, are expecting their second child this July. The Creed front man already has two children: Jagger, 11, from a previous marriage, and Milan Hayat, who’ll turn three this month.
Earlier this year, Chyler Leigh, Ellen Pompeo and Katherine Heigl all welcomed baby girls to their respective families. Now co-star Eric Dane and his wife, Rebecca Gayheart, have learned that their baby — expected to arrive later this winter — is also a girl. The future of the Grey’s Anatomy set is looking mighty pink!