With celebrities being in the spotlight so frequently, many opt to keep some moments private, especially pregnancies. This year, there were quite a few celebrities who managed to keep their pregnancies a secret until revealing the birth of their newborn (or newborns, in some cases!).
Actor Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria announced the arrival of their sixth child together in March. The news came six months after the couple welcomed their fifth child together, so it was quite a surprise! Baby number 6 is a girl whom the couple named Lucia.
Actors Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song welcomed their first child together this year, a daughter named Dakota Song Culkin. Many fans were surprised to find the couple were even dating – so they were even more shocked to see that they had a baby!
Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer revealed in April that she welcomed a daughter in January of this year. She did not share the name of her first child.
Former professional baseball player Derek Jeter and his wife Hannah welcomed their third child this year. The couple is notoriously private, so it’s not entirely shocking that they opted to keep their news a secret. They named their third daughter River Rose.
Actress Emmy Rossum became a mom this year! She welcomed a daughter but opted not to reveal her name.
Actors Troian Bellisario and Patrick Adams welcomed their second child this year. They announced the news in June, nearly one month after their second daughter’s birth. The couple chose to name her Elliot Rowena.
Actor James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly welcomed their sixth child together. After experiencing two late-term pregnancy losses, the couple chose to keep this pregnancy a secret. The couple’s sixth child is a boy whom they’ve named Jeremiah.
Actors Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg had double the secret with their news. The couple became parents for the first time and welcomed twins! They did not reveal any information about their twins, including names or gender.
Actress Caitriona Balfe became a mom this year. She welcomed a son and has chosen not to share his name.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell became a mom this year at 50 years old. She welcomed a baby girl but did not share her name.
Celebs love to keep us guessing! We can’t wait to see who else might surprise us in 2022 with baby news. There are likely some celebs pregnant right now and we don’t even know it!
Kate Fann (she/her) is the BabyNames.com celebrity blogger, as well as an established content writer, aspiring author, and social media expert. She has been featured in online publications such as Bolde, ManoByte, Medium, The Social Observer, and more. Kate has ghostwritten numerous romance novels and is currently working on publishing her own works in the Young Adult genre.
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