At this rate, TLC will need to update the name of their show every year or so! Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, stars of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting, recently announced that they’re expecting their 20th baby! The couple, whose youngest — Josie — was born roughly three months premature after Michelle struggled with preeclampsia, is weathering some criticism on the heels of the announcement. In announcing the news, however, the couple wrote, “Our whole family is so excited that God has blessed us with another child.” The newest member of the Duggar family is expected to arrive in April 2012.
Songstress Alicia Keys has been keeping busy. In addition to welcoming her first child — son Egypt — last year with husband Swizz Beatz, she rereleased her album Songs in A Minor, did a brief promotional tour and is set to open Stick Fly, a Broadway musical she’s co-producing, in December. And on top of all that, she’s also fanning the flames of a new baby rumor. Keys stepped out at a recent charity event looking as though she may be sporting a baby bump! No one has made an official comment on the apparent bump, but it shouldn’t take too long before we’ll know for sure soon!
Is the future looking blue for Russian tennis player Anastasia Myskina? According to rumors, the athlete is expecting her third son in March of next year. Myskina has been very quiet about her private life in past years — she has two older sons but has never revealed the name of their father.
It’s another boy for The Young and The Restless star Marcy Rylan! Rylan and her fiance, Don Money, welcomed their second son on November 4th. Baby boy weighed in at 8 pounds, 13 ounces and 20.5 inches long. Proud momma Rylan shared the good news via Twitter, where she also announced the names currently under consideration: Levi, Ronan, Sawyer, Declan, Sam and Ryder. Baby boy — regardless of his name — joins big brother Jackson (2) keeping the Rylan-Money household both young and restless!
Hot on the heels of Hugh Grant‘s baby news comes word of her name! Internet reports are saying that Grant’s daughter’s name is Jessica. If the rumors are true, Jessica is the daughter of Grant and Chinese actress Tinglan Hong, who had a brief relationship earlier this year.
Soccer star Steven Gerrard is a dad for the third time — and it’s another girl! Gerrard and his wife, Alex Curran, welcomed Lourdes on November 1st. Lourdes — who weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces — was also welcomed by the couples two older children: Lilly-Ella (7) and Lexie (5).
Supernatural star Jared Padalecki and his wife Genevieve Cortese, announced earlier this year that they are expecting their first baby. The couple now reveals that baby, due in March, will be a son! Padalecki said in a recent interview, though, that the couple plan to meet the new boy before deciding on his name.
According to his publicist, Hugh Grant is the “delighted father” to a new baby girl! Beyond breaking the news about Grant’s new daughter, however, few other details were revealed. Grant and the mother are no longer together, but have discussed the new arrival and are supportive of each other. In addition to fatherhood, Grant is working on Cloud Atlas, set for a 2012 release.
After weeks of speculation about her baby bump, Jessica Simpson is finally putting those rumors to rest (on Halloween, appropriately!). The singer made this announcement via her Web site “It’s True! I am going to be a mummy!” The announcement was accompanied by a picture of Simpson in her Halloween costume — a mummy, of course — cradling her belly. This baby will be the first for Simpson and her fiance, Eric Johnson. No word yet on whether the couple is expecting a son or a daughter.
Britain’s Got Talent … and babies! Reality TV judge Amanda Holden and her husband, Chris Hughes, recently announced that they’re expecting their second baby! Another girl — joining big sister Alexa (5) — is expected in 2012. Holden wrapped her role in Shrek the Musical as Princess Fiona earlier this month. After having suffered two previous miscarriages, Holden said she is taking no risks.