It’s a boy for Shakira! Today, the songstress and soccer star Gerard Pique announced the birth of their son, Milan Pique Mebarak, on January 22nd. In a statement released on her Web site, Shakira explained the meaning behind their son’s name: “The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification.” Congrats to the new family!
American Idol alum Danny Gokey is singing lullabies! The singer and his wife Leyicet almost welcomed their first baby on their one-year anniversary. Son Daniel Emanuel Gokey was born January 20 — nine days shy of the couple’s January 29th anniversary! Daniel weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces at his big debut. Gokey tells People, “I have so many exciting projects ahead this year but a brand new baby is an amazing way to get the new year started. We feel really blessed!”
Jenelle Evans is trying motherhood again: the Teen Mom 2 star and her husband Courtland Rogers are expecting their first baby together. Evans is mom to 3-year-old Jace, and Rogers has a child from a previous relationship. Evans followed up on her news with a picture of her baby bump, as well as a sonogram. Evans and Rogers married in December after a tumultuous year for Evans. Here’s hoping the new year treats the growing family well!
No more guessing games for Amanda Righetti! The Mentalist actress and her husband Jordan Alan welcomed their delivery room surprise earlier this month — a son! According to People, Knox Addison Alan arrived on January 10th. Righetti took to Twitter to share her thanks, “Thank you for all the love and well wishes on our arrival of Knox Addison. We are truly blessed, and happy to be home!”
Tom Arnold is mighty happy being blue! The True Lies actor and his wife Ashley Groussman are expecting a baby in March, an event that Arnold calls a “miracle.” Arnold shared the happy news in an interview with The View, during which he also shared that his fertility issues affected all his previous relationships. Arnold and Groussman underwent IVF to conceive and were ecstatic they’re expecting a son!
It’s blue news for singer Elton John! John and David Furnish recently announced the arrival of their second son, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, who was born via surrogate on January 11th. The couple shared the happy news with HELLO!, saying, “Both of s have longed to have children, but the reality that we now have two sons is almost unbelievable. The birth of our second son completes our family in a most precious and perfect way. It is difficult to fully express how we are feeling at this time; we are just overwhelmed with happiness and excitement.” Elijah’s big brother is 2-year-old Zachary Jackon Levon.
There’s baby news for songwriter Kara DioGuardi! The former American Idol judge is expecting her first baby with husband Mike McCuddy. According to People, the couple expect son Greyson James Carroll McCuddy to arrive in a few weeks via gestational surrogate. Wonder if DioGuardi has lullabies on the brain?
This spring is looking mighty rosy for Nick and JoAnna Garcia Swisher! That’s right, the couple are expecting a daughter! Baby girl is expected to arrive this May. Swisher is getting ready to start a new season with the Cleveland Indians, while Garcia Swisher’s show Animal Practice ended last year.
Olympian gold medalist Shannon Miller believes in miracles! The former gymnast and her husband John Falconetti recently announced that they’re expecting their second baby, one they’ve called their miracle baby. In 2011, the couple had hoped to give their son Rocco (now 3) a brother or sister, but Miller learned that she had ovarian cancer. After surgery to remove her left ovary, Miller underwent nine weeks of chemotherapy. “Our baby plans were put on hold indefinitely,” Miller shared in a statement through her Shannon Miller Lifestyle. Indefinitely didn’t turn out to be never, though, as the couple are expecting their second baby this summer!
Baby #3 has arrived for Jennie Finch! The Olympic gold medalist and her husband Casey Daigle welcomed their third baby — and first daughter — on January 12th. Paisley Faye Daigle weighed 8 pounds and 1 ounce, and Finch took to Twitter to share the happy news, “We are so thrilled to announce the birth of our sweet baby girl! Paisley Fay Daigle, weighing in at 8lbs 1oz Beyond Blessed!” Paisley has two big brothers to look up to: Diesel Dean (18 months) and Ace Shane (6.5).