2016 brought us a bumper crop of adorable celebrity babies such as Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively's Ines and Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher's little Dimitri, but this year looks to be just as blessed with a scattering of new stars due in 2017.
Below we will welcome all of the newest celebrity babies into the world with the newest additions appearing at the top of the article. Welcome to the star-studded new parents club!
Amal Clooney and George Clooney
Boy or Girl? It's a girl...and a boy! Amal and George had a baby of each sex.
Baby Name: The new parents kept the names traditional and named their new babies Ella and Alexander.
Date Born: The twins were born in London on June 6 2017. George Clooney's publicist released the following statement:
"Ella, Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine. George is sedated and should recover in a few days."
Amal's parents have also expressed their joy about the new arrivals. Her mother, Baria, who attended the birth said:
"We are over the moon. It was a beautiful delivery. The babies are beautiful and are doing well."
Amal's father, Ramzi Alamuddin, who lives in Beiruit, told AFP that:
"They are in great health, all is perfect. I am very happy for them, they will be great parents."
Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik
Boy or Girl? Zooey and Jacob's second child is a boy.
Baby Name: Zooey continued her typically quirky animal name theme and named her son Charlie Wolf. Her daughter is named Elsie Otter.
Date Born: Little Charlie's exact birth date hasn't been made public, but her was reportedly born sometime during the week beginning 1 May.
Jeff Goldblum And Emilie Livingston
Boy or Girl? Emilie and Jeff's second child together was a baby boy.
Baby Name: They named the little one River Joe Goldblum which pairs beautifully with their 21-month-old son Charlie Ocean's name.
Date Born: River was born on April 7 at 8:53 am to be precise!
Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk
Boy or Girl? Bradley and Irina welcomed a baby girl and it was just as much a surprise to the parents as to the general public as they opted out of learning the sex of their child.
Baby Name: The little girl is named Lea De Seine Shayk.
Date Born: The baby was born on 21st March according to a birth certificate obtained by Entertainment Weekly.
Gal Gadot and Yaron Versano
Boy or Girl? Gal and Yaron's second baby is a girl.
Baby Name: In an Instagram post shared shortly after the little one's birth, the new parents revealed her name is Maya.
Date Born: Baby Maya was born on March 20 2017.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter
Boy or Girl? Benedict and Sophie's second child is a boy.
Baby Name: The new parents have reportedly named their baby Hal after the Shakespearean nickname given to Henry V.
Date Born: The newest Cumberbatch was born on March 3.
Jared Padalecki and Genevieve Cortese
Boy or Girl? Genevieve and Jared's third baby is a brand new baby girl.
Baby Name: In an ode to Swan Lake, the Padalecki's baby has been named Odette.
Date Born: Odette was born on St. Patrick's Day, March 17.
Amanda Seyfried And Thomas Sadowski
Boy or Girl? Amanda and Thomas are now parents to a baby girl.
Baby Name: The new parents haven't released any information about their baby's name just yet.
Date Born: There is no news of the little one's birthday just yet, all the parents have released so far is the following bare bones statement:
"A rep for the actress confirms to PEOPLE that the couple welcomed their first child, a girl. The announcement of the birth of their daughter comes a week after Sadoski revealed that he and Seyfried wed during a secret ceremony."
Cheryl Cole And Liam Payne
Boy or Girl? The eagerly awaited One Direction/Girl's Aloud baby is a little boy.
Baby Name: The parents haven't managed to decide on a name just yet.
Date Born: The baby was born on 26 March, which also happens to be Mother's Day in Cheryl's native UK. Awwww!
The new parents issued the following statement about their newest family member:
"On Wednesday 22nd March Liam and I became parents to an incredibly beautiful, healthy baby boy, weighing 7lb 9 and looking like a dream. Although he still doesn't have a name he is already stealing hearts. We are all madly in love and overwhelmingly happy with our little arrival. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers around the world. A day that now has a different meaning to me forever "
David Arquette And Christina Arquette
Boy or Girl? David and Christina are now proud parents to a little boy.
Baby Name: The new arrival is named Augustus Alexis Arquette in memory of David's late sister, Alexis Arquette. According to E! Online the new baby will go by the name of "Gus" in his day-to-day life.
Date Born: Augustus was born on March 8 which is also International Women's Day.
Amber Tamblyn And David Cross
Boy or Girl? Amber gave birth to a baby girl.
Baby Name: Well, they joked that she was named "Dauphinoise Petunia Brittany Scheherazade Von Funkinstein Mustard Witch RBG Cross Tamblyn-Bey jr." in a sly dig at ridiculous celebrity names, but we will have to wait for her real identity!
Date Born: The couple have not released their baby's birthday just yet.
Zoe Saldana And Marco Perego
Boy or Girl? Zoe and Marco welcome their third baby boy.
Baby Name: Take a deep breath and prepare to go "om" because Saldana's newest arrival is named Zen.
Date Born: According to US Weekly, the baby was born on February 13 2017.
After giving birth to her third baby, Saldana wrote the following Instagram post to introduce him to her fans:
"Marco and I are elated to share the news of the the birth of our son Zen. We couldnt feel more blessed with the new addition to our family. #threeboys... oh boy!"
Pharell Williams And Helen Lasichanh
Boy or Girl? The genders of the three new arrivals are still being kept under wraps by the new parents.
Baby Name: No names have been released to the press just yet, but with an older brother named Rocket, expect something creative!
Date Born: The triplets were born in early January 2017
Pharell's rep told Vanity Fair that the star and his wife, Helen, had welcomed triplets on 31 January. The couple are clearly reluctant to reveal too much information about the new arrivals, but they wanted fans to know that both mother and infants are “healthy and happy.” Congratulations on upping your brood by 400 percent in one go!
Mel Gibson And Rosalind Ross
Boy or Girl? Gibson's latest addition is a baby boy.
Baby Name: Lars Gerard Gibson
Date Born: 22nd January 2017
Mel Gibson welcomed his ninth child with his girlfriend of two years, Rosalind Ross, on the 22nd of January. A source close to the family spoke to People magazine and said:
"They’re thrilled and Lars is adorable. Their family is all around them and Mel is over the moon. They’re home and everybody is healthy and happy!"
Geri Halliwell And Christian Horner
- Boy or Girl? Geri gave birth to a baby boy to join her daughter, Bluebell.
- Baby Name: Montague George Hector Horner
- Date Born: January 21 2017
Geri announced the birth of her second child on Twitter with the following message to her fans:
According to The Mirror, she named the baby after her close friend George Michael who died on Chritsmas day 2016, although these claims have not been verified by the former Spice Girls star.
Katherine Heigl And Josh Kelley
- Boy or Girl? A little baby boy
- Baby Name: Joshua Bishop Kelley Jr
- Date Born: December 20 2016
Heigl gave birth before Christmas but the news of her third child's arrival has only just reached the general public. Joshua is the younger sibling to Katherine and Josh's two adopted kids, 8-year-old Naleigh and Adalaide, 4.
When Katherine and Josh first found out she was pregnant it was quite a shock because, in her own words:
"Seeing as I have never been pregnant and as my OB/GYN reminded me last year, I'm of advanced maternal age, I wasn't sure pregnancy was even in the cards for us. Turns out it was very much in the cards!
Enjoy parenthood the third time around, guys!
Janet Jackson And Wissam Al Mana
- Boy or Girl? Janet Jackson gave birth to a baby boy.
- Baby Name: Eissa Al Mana
- Date Born: January 3 2017
Janet Jackson shocked her fans when she announced she was cancelling her 'Unbreakable' world tour to focus on creating a family with her husband.
The 50-year-old's rep released a statement to US Weekly the day after Eissa was born which reads:
"Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world. Janet had a stress free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably."
Congratulations to the pioneering musician for having the first celebrity child of 2017!
Which 2017 celebrity baby do you think is the most adorable?