8 Celebrities Who Became Moms This Year

With most of us still in various states of quarantine, there’s no doubt that Mother’s Day will look a little different this year. Whether you’ve been stuck at your mom’s house for the last two months, or you’re stuck thousands of miles away, it’s going to be weird. But for all the new moms out there, this Mother’s Day will obviously be different, but for positive reasons. I’m not a mother (shocking, I know!), but I imagine that your first Mother’s Day as an actual mother just hits different. It’s like, a whole day about you, so soak it the f*ck up.

Lately, it feels like there’s been celebrity baby news left and right, from pregnancies to bizarre names, and it’s hard to even keep track of who’s expecting. So, to celebrate Mother’s Day, we put together a list of all the celebrity new moms so far in 2020. Congrats, moms!

Ashley Graham

 

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At 6:00PM on 01/18/2020, we welcomed 7lbs 5oz of love into our world. Meeting our son has made our hearts incredibly full and we can’t wait to introduce him to you on @prettybigdealpod tomorrow…

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On January 18th, Ashley Graham gave birth to a baby boy named Isaac, her first child with husband Justin Ervin. Ashley has always been an open book on social media, and her post-pregnancy journey has been no different. She’s gotten real about everything from breastfeeding to stretch marks, and I think we can all appreciate a supermodel who isn’t afraid to drop the Facetune and filters.

Hope Solo

 

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Vittorio Genghis Stevens Lozen Orianna Judith Stevens 3/4/2020

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Hope Solo is an Olympic and world champion on the soccer field, but now she’s on a new journey as a mom. On March 4th, she gave birth to a seriously cute set of twins, her first kids with husband Jeremy Stevens. She went with some unconventional names: Lorenzo Genghis and Lozen Orianna Judith. Genghis just makes me think of Genghis Khan, and I’m already intimidated.

Malika Haqq

 

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Mommy got you Ace. #4weeks

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One of our favorite Kardashian-adjacent celebs, Malika, gave birth to her first baby, Ace Flores, on March 14th. The baby’s father is rapper O.T. Genasis, and this kid is actually one of the cutest babies I’ve ever seen. With all the Kardashians as honorary aunts, I’m sure this baby is going to get a lot of amazing gifts, and I can’t say I’m not jealous.

Maren Morris

 

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30 hours of labor ended with an emergency c-section… not what we planned but I learned pretty quickly that night that having a plan for bringing a human into the world is a fool’s errand. All that mattered was that he got here safely. Having him in the middle of a global health crisis was also not in the baby prep books, but here we are. Holding him and healing my body in a maternity ward that’s eerily quiet from us not being allowed visitors or family at this time, but strangely serene. All we hear are monitors beeping and the coos of our infant son. Maybe the sound of the 100th episode of The Office @ryanhurd and I have binged while in here. The admiration we have for the doctors, nurses + healthcare professionals that took care of Hayes & me during our stay cannot be measured in this post. They risked their health every day to make sure ours was okay. I can’t think of anything more selfless than that. Ultimately, I can’t thank every single mother enough for going through what you’ve gone through because I had NO idea how hard it could be, and I’m a measly 4 days in. The world is changing before our eyes and so am I. That’s been a peaceful thing to cling to during these uncertain times. Thinking of you all. 🖤

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Country star Maren Morris gave birth to her first baby boy, Hayes Andrew, on March 23rd. Her first post of her baby was incredibly touching, but I’m more impressed by the fact that Maren performed at the Houston Rodeo in a skintight bedazzled bodysuit just two weeks before giving birth. Like, did she not want to take a nap?? They say mothers can do it all, Maren is proving that. I do literally nothing and can barely go on a walk around the block, so much respect.

Rachel Bloom

 

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#tbt to welcoming my baby to the space jam

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Rachel Bloom, who is low-key one of the funniest people in entertainment, revealed on April 1 that she had given birth to a healthy baby girl. While she hasn’t share many details about her baby, she did post this video on Instagram, in which she’s lip-syncing to “Space Jam” while she’s like… about to give birth. I don’t know what kind of drugs she was on, but I’d like some, thanks.

Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi

 

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WELCOME TO THE WORLD ELIJAH!!! ❤4/27/20❤

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We’ve seen GG grow up a lot over the years on Shahs of Sunset, and after a tough journey, she finally became a mom on April 27th. On the current season of Shahs, GG decided that she wanted to have a baby on her own, but she suffered a devastating miscarriage, followed by surgery to remove her Fallopian tubes. Fortunately, she had better luck the second time around, and her baby boy Elijah is beautiful and healthy.

Chloë Sevigny

 

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Welcome to the world Vanja Sevigny Mačković Born May 2nd New York City Thank you to all the staff at Mt. Sinai East for your bravery, perseverance and kindness, especially the nurses for being so gentle and patient. Blessings to all the other families giving birth during this time. #ilovemyboys 🐣

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On May 2nd, Chloë Sevigny gave birth to a baby girl, Vanja, her first child with boyfriend Sinisa Mačković. In her beautiful Instagram post, she thanked the staff at the hospital, and voiced her support for everyone giving birth during this crazy time. At a time when most of us are trying our best to stay at home, having a baby seems unbelievably stressful, so words like this are exactly what we need.

Grimes

From the moment we knew that Grimes was expecting her first child with Elon Musk, we knew things would get strange. But our expectations were quickly exceeded once their son was born on May 2nd. In a move that pretty much broke the internet, Musk announced that the baby’s name is X Æ A-12, which is just not a name. Turns out, this name might not even be legal in California, but who knows. At least the baby is healthy, and we can deal with the name nonsense later.

The list of celebs expecting babies keeps growing, so there will be lots more new moms by the time 2020 is over… and I’m sure this quarantine time will only make that list longer. Happy Mother’s Day to all moms, and especially those celebrating for the first time!

Images: DFree / Shutterstock.com; ashleygraham, hopesolo, malika, marenmorris, racheldoesstuff, gg_golnesa, chloessevigny / Instagram; grimezsz / Twitter

Malika Haqq Turned Her Pregnancy Announcement Into Sponsored Content

There are a few things in this world that are just too easy to roast: sponsored content, pregnancy announcements, and Kardashian-adjacent coattail riders (looking at you, Jonathan Cheban). Lucky for me, today these three things converged in a perfect storm of social media cringe, thanks to Malika Haqq’s spon-con pregnancy announcement. Yup, that’s a real thing, and we’re gonna talk about it.

If you’re slightly less familiar with the Kardashian Cinematic Universe, congratulations, you have priorities. But really, Malika has been Khloé Kardashian’s best friend for years, and she’s tight with the entire family. She’s frequently appeared on their shows, and she and her twin sister Khadijah starred in their own short-lived spinoff, Dash Dolls. She’s one of the most prolific members of the extended Kardashian network, and she’s also beyond gorgeous.

On Friday, Malika announced that she’s pregnant with this Instagram post:

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I listen to my heart, and I’ve decided that the rest of my life will be the best of my life. I’m pregnant! I didn't know when, I just knew one day. God said it’s my turn, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the little spirit that grows inside of me. I am yours, baby, and you are mine. Thank you, @Clearblue for being a CLEAR and intricate part of the most important test result of my life. 2020 baby! #ClearblueConfirmed #ClearbluePartner

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Before we dive into the actual post, you’re probably wondering who the father is. Well, so am I. At least for now, Malika has chosen not to identify the father of her child, which I think is kind of a badass move. She’s pulling a Mindy Kaling, and I love it. As far as we know, she most recently dated rapper O.T. Genasis, but they announced their split in June.

But okay, this post. Malika isn’t the first to cop the Clearblue pregnancy test #spon deal, and I’m sure she won’t be the last. Rather than a sweet photo of her stomach, or an ultrasound photo, we get this pearly-white, professionally taken photo of Malika posing with her pregnancy test. How intimate! She looks beautiful and so so happy, but there is nothing remotely spontaneous going on here.

To be honest, the photo is a little cringe to me, but it’s not even the worst thing going on here. You guys, the caption. The beginning part about listening to her heart is a little mushy for my taste, but I’ll give her a break. But it’s the last part, where she dives into the sponsored language, that this sh*t just goes off the rails.

“Thank you, @Clearblue for being a CLEAR and intricate part of the most important test result of my life. 2020 baby!”

First of all, I feel like we’re at the point where you should refrain from making declarations about 2020 unless you’re like, Elizabeth Warren. It just feels off. Second, I truly do not understand her use of the word “intricate” here. Now, full disclosure, I’ve never personally taken a pregnancy test, but it’s not my understanding that there’s really anything “intricate” about it. You pee on the stick, and then you wait. It’s not embroidering a pillow.

I’m generally not mad about people using their influence to make money through sponsored content, but the pregnancy announcement thing feels a little Black Mirror-y to me. Like, you can start doing mommy spon ASAP, but maybe the actual announcement part should feel a little more authentic. But whatever, I don’t make a living from sponsored posts, so maybe it’s not my place to say. Either way, congrats to Malika, I’m sure Khloé’s going to be a great fake aunt.

Images: Getty Images; Malika / Instagram