15 Celebrities Who've Had Babies During the Pandemic
Life goes on amid coronavirus. Just ask these stars who have recently expanded their families.
It's hard to find much to celebrate during these uncertain times, but there has still been some good news along the way. Life doesn't stop entirely even in an era of shuttered businesses and social distancing, as these stars who have recently expanded their families could remind you. These celebrity births that happened amid the coronavirus pandemic are bright spots in dark times, and important reminders that life goes on. And for more on what A-listers have been doing during the pandemic, check out these 7 Celebrities Who've Urged Their Fans to Wear Masks.
Michelle Williams and Thomas Kail
On June 17, Us Weekly reported that actress Michelle Williams had given birth to her second child, and her first with husband Thomas Kail. The couple worked together on the FX series Fosse/Verdon, which Williams starred on and Kail directed. And for stars whose parents were also big names, discover 25 Celebrities You Didn't Know Had Famous Parents.
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas
Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and her husband, singer Joe Jonas, had their first child on July 22, as originally reported by TMZ. "Joe and Sophie welcomed a baby girl last Wednesday in L.A. and are over the moon," a source close to the couple told Entertainment Tonight. "The couple is taking time to enjoy this special moment and have only shared the news and updates with family and friends. With the pandemic, Joe and Sophie have been very cautious about who is around them and their little girl."
Ciara and Russell Wilson
Singer Ciara and her husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, welcomed their son, Win Harrison, on July 23. Ciara shared an Instagram photo of her newly expanded family, including three-year-old Sienna and six-year-old Future Zahir. And for A-listers who tied the knot with longtime admirers, here are 17 Celebrities Who Married Fans.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita
In January, Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced that he and his husband Justin Mikita were expecting a baby. And on July 7, the couple said hello to their first child. "Jesse and Justin welcomed their little bundle of joy Beckett Mercer Ferguson-Mikita on July 7, 2020," a representative for Ferguson told People. "The new parents are overjoyed and excited for this new journey as a family of three."
America Ferrera and Ryan Piers Williams
Actress America Ferrera revealed on Instagram that she had given birth to a daughter on May 4, her second child with husband Ryan Piers Williams. Because the couple couldn't throw a baby shower amid the pandemic, they requested donations to the organization Yes We Can World Foundation, which delivers essential supplies to children at the border.
Will Arnett and Alessandra Brawn
On May 27, actor Will Arnett and girlfriend Alessandra Brawn welcomed their first child together, Alexander Denison Arnett. Brawn has a son from a previous relationship, and Arnett has two sons from his marriage to Amy Poehler. And for celebrity trivia that might surprise you, check out these 50 Celebrities Whose Real Names You Never Knew.
Chloë Sevigny and Siniša Mačković
Actress Chloë Sevigny revealed that she had given birth to her first child with boyfriend Siniša Mačković on May 2. Sevigny expressed her gratitude to the New York City hospital workers who helped her through her delivery while also contending with the chaos of the COVID pandemic, thanking them for their "bravery, perseverance and kindness, especially the nurses for being so gentle and patient." She also extended her "blessings to all the other families giving birth during this time."
Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett
While eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt and girlfriend Kasi Bennett had their daughter on May 17, the couple waited until July to share photos of their newborn and reveal her unique name—Olympia Lightning Bolt.
In an emotional segment on his CNN series, Anderson Cooper announced the birth of his son, Wyatt Morgan Cooper, born on April 27. "It's been a difficult time in all of our lives, and there are certainly many hard days ahead," Cooper said. "It is, I think, especially important in these times of trouble to try to hold on to moments of joy and moments of happiness." And for more celebrity content delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Rachel Bloom and Dan Gregor
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator and star Rachel Bloom announced the birth of her first child with husband Dan Gregor in a candid Instagram post on April 1. "Having a baby in the NICU during a pandemic while a dear friend was in the hospital 3,000 miles away made this by far the most emotionally intense week of mine and Gregor's lives," she wrote. Bloom's friend and collaborator Adam Schlesinger died from coronavirus complications shortly after the announcement.
Beverley Mitchell and Michael Cameron
Actress Beverley Mitchell, best known for her role on 7th Heaven, gave birth to her third child with husband Michael Cameron, she announced on July 19. Mayzel Josephine joins 7-year-old Kenzie Lynne and 5-year-old Hutton Michael.
Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome
On May 7, Harry Potter star Rupert Grint and girlfriend Georgia Groome confirmed the birth of their first child. Aside from revealing that the baby is a girl, the couple requested "privacy at this very special time" in a statement from their representative.
Meek Mill and Milan Harris
While rapper Meek Mill and Milan Harris are sadly no longer together, they will be co-parenting their newborn son. Their child was born on May 6, which also happens to be Meek Mill's birthday. "Milano dropped me off a king on my birthday!" he tweeted.
Dane DeHaan and Anna Wood
Actors Dane DeHaan and Anna Wood announced on May 28 that they had welcomed their second child earlier in the week. "He is our rainbow baby," Wood wrote on Instagram. "Not just because of the loss we suffered before we conceived him. He also brings a hope and joy in this scary sad time for our nation and world. He was born weeks early in NYC in the middle of a global pandemic."
Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd
Singer-songwriter Maren Morris and her country star husband Ryan Hurd had their first child on March 23. In an Instagram post, Morris called the baby boy, named Hayes Andrew Hurd, the love of their lives.