Before we get into pregnancies, we must first discuss where babies come from. Just kidding–we all know they come from storks. But that’s besides the point. The point here is these celebrities are about to have the best year ever because they’ve got something genuinely amazing to look forward to: new additions to their family. Thus, while the rest of us have nothing to do but prep ourselves for a Trump presidency, these famous families will be filling their homes and hearts with baby love.
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On Ciara’s birthday last October, the R&B singer and her husband Russell Wilson had way more to celebrate. Wilson hit his Instagram to post a cuddly pic of the two of them, with a caption that read: “The Greatest Blessing of All. Forever Grateful. #BabyWilsonOnTheWay.” While this isn’t Ciara’s first child–she parents a son with ex-boyfriend Future–this is her first with the Seattle Seahawks quarterback.
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Gal Gadot is truly living up to her Wonder Woman name. In November, the actress announced that she’s expecting her second child with husband Yaron Versano, a successful Israeli businessman, with a sweet black-and-white photo of the couple, captioned: “So excited to share this wonder with you… #mommyforthesecondtime.”
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After years of trying with singer-songwriter husband Josh Kelley, the former Grey’s Anatomy star is pregnant with her first biological child. The two are already the proud parents to two adopted daughters–the first, 7, from South Korea and the second, 4, from the U.S.
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What should’ve been a happy and momentous announcement for the couple ended up being a defense against horrible rumors. In order to silence whispers that an affair with Allied co-star Brad Pitt led to his divorce with Angelina Jolie, Cotillard took to Instagram to speak her peace. In it, she not only set the record straight, but also broke the news that she was expecting her second child with longtime partner, fellow French actor Guillaume Canet.
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2017 will surely be a year to remember for Natalie Portman. Not only is she expected to be a Best Actress front-runner at the Oscars thanks to her performance in Jackie, but she’s also expecting her second child with husband Benjamin Millepied, a famed dancer and choreographer. Weirdly enough, Portman won her first Academy Award the same year she gave birth to her first child, Aleph. Hey, we’re not suggesting anything, but signs are signs.
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First of all, yes, these two are actually dating. In fact, they’re dating so damn hard that they’re expecting a friggin’ baby together! This will be the first child for the Academy Award-nominated actor and the esteemed supermodel. Neither have commented on the pregnancy.
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Karen SmithAmanda Seyfried! The talented actress has truly grown up in the decade after Mean Girls. These days, she’s expecting her first child with fiance Thomas Sadowski, an actor best known for The Newsroom, whom she met on the stage of their off-Broadway play, The Way We Get By.
Watch comedian Michelle Buteau rant about the expectations of our post baby world and why celebrities should probably get used to it.