Celebs Who Were Really, Really Good at Keeping Their Baby News a Secret

These super-stealthy stars managed to keep their impending arrivals under wraps for months 

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Sarah Snook

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 20: Sarah Snook attends the HBO's "Succession" Season 4 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 20, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
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Snook revealed that she and her husband, Dave Lawson, are expecting at the season 4 premiere of her series Succession. The mom-to-be had her bump on full display as she divulged details about her well-kept secret, including how she managed to conceal it for 32 weeks.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Snook shared that she'd been pregnant while filming the HBO show's final installment. "I mean, you couldn't super tell," she said of her experience expecting on set. "Because it's not super big, at least at the moment."

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Macaulay Culkin & Brenda Song

Macaulay Culkin (left); Brenda Song. Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage; Barry King/Getty

The actors, who have been linked since 2017, announced in Esquire that they'd welcomed their first child, son Dakota, on April 5, 2021. Though Culkin had been very vocal about his desire to start a family with Song — even saying on a podcast in 2018, "This one's a good one, so I'm probably going to put some babies in her in a little bit" — they kept Song's pregnancy out of the spotlight until after their child arrived.

The couple pulled off another quiet delivery with their second child, whose birth was confirmed by Culkin's brother Kieran. The Succession star spoke to Access Hollywood about his growing extended family at the season 4 premiere of the hit HBO series.

"The cousins live in Los Angeles and we live in New York. I have a 1-year-old and a 3-year-old, and as busy as I am, there's just no getting on a plane and going, and same with them," he said, adding that travel logistics have gotten in the way of the brothers meeting their newest additions. "I haven't met No. 2 yet, and they haven't met No. 2 yet either. We just haven't been able to figure that out."

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Alexander Skarsgård & Tuva Novotny

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The actor managed to stave off questions about his parenthood status for several months after becoming a dad. He finally confirmed speculation about his family's new addition in March 2022, at the premiere of his HBO series Succession.

"Thank you very much," Skarsgård said in response to Entertainment Tonight's congratulations on the baby news. The outlet also reported that he flaunted a stuff animal that he received for his little one and explained, "I got this on the red carpet. Thank you, thank you."

Skarsgård's confirmation came months after Page Six published photos of him and his girlfriend, Tuva Novotny, out and about with what appeared to be their little one. (His baby's mother debuted her bump in April 2022 but left out any details about the father.)

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Paris Hilton & Carter Reum

Kathy Hilton Says Paris Hilton and Carter Reum are 'Trying and Trying' to Start a Family

That's hot off the presses: The couple, who wed in 2021, welcomed a baby boy via surrogate in January 2023, they confirmed to PEOPLE after sharing a sweet photo of the new arrival's hand in Hilton's.

"It's always been my dream to be a mother and I'm so happy that Carter and I found each other," the new mom told PEOPLE exclusively. "We are so excited to start our family together and our hearts are exploding with love for our baby boy."

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Riley Keough & Ben Smith-Peterson

Riley Keough of The Lodge (L) and stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen attend the Pizza Hut Lounge at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT
Riley Keough and Ben Smith-Petersen in 2019. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty

The couple, who wed in 2015, quietly welcomed a daughter in 2022, Smith-Peterson confirmed in January 2023 while delivering a eulogy on behalf of his wife at her mother Lisa Marie Presley's memorial service.

"I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me, the way you loved my brother and my sisters," Smith-Peterson read as part of an emotional letter to Presley written by Keough.

A rep for Keough confirmed the news to PEOPLE, but did not share further information on the baby's name or age.

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Rebel Wilson

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On Nov. 7, 2022, Rebel Wilson dropped some big news: the arrival of her baby girl!

"Beyond proud to announce the birth of my first child, Royce Lillian, born this past week via surrogate 💗," she began the heartfelt caption.

"I can't even describe the love I have for her, she's a beautiful miracle! I am forever grateful to everyone who has been involved, (you know who you are), this has been years in the making…but particularly wanted to thank my gorgeous surrogate who carried her and birthed her with such grace and care. Thank you for helping me start my own family, it's an amazing gift.The BEST gift!!"

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Ed Sheeran & Cherry Seaborn

https://www.instagram.com/p/CdwQFKRIYzi/ teddysphotos Verified Want to let you all know we’ve had another beautiful baby girl. We are both so in love with her, and over the moon to be a family of 4 x; Ed Sheeran attends The BRIT Awards 2022 at The O2 Arena on February 08, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by JMEnternational/Getty Images)
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Baby makes four! Ed Sheeran announced on Instagram in May 2022 that he and wife Cherry Seaborn welcomed their second baby together, another daughter.

"Want to let you all know we've had another beautiful baby girl. We are both so in love with her, and over the moon to be a family of 4 x," the musician captioned a sweet photo of a pair of white baby socks on top of a brown blanket.

Sheeran and Seaborn also share daughter Lyra Antarctica, whom they welcomed in August 2020.

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Allison Williams & Alexander Dreymon

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Allison Williams visits the SiriusXM Studios on May 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images); NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 26: Actor Alexander Dreymon visits Build Series to discuss the BBC America series 'The Last Kingdom' at Build Studio on November 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)
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Actress Allison Williams and actor Alexander Dreymon have started a family together.

Multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE that the pair welcomed a baby boy named Arlo this past winter. The trio was recently spotted on vacation with their family, including her father, newsman Brian Williams, at a private resort in Abaco in the Bahamas.

"They seemed to be very happy and very much in love," said a source.

Williams was also wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring. Reps for Dreymon and Williams declined to comment.

According to the source, the two initially met while filming the 2020 thriller Horizon Line but have been together since the end of 2019. "They are both private people individually, and they made the decision to keep this happy news to just a small circle of family and friends," said the insider. "But they're over the moon."

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Jamie Chung & Bryan Greenberg

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Although she's been open in the past about her fertility journey, revealing in 2019 that she made the decision to freeze her eggs, Chung and Greenberg kept their baby news a secret until announcing the arrival of their twins in October 2021.

"It was more of a happy accident," Chung told PEOPLE of the private pregnancy. "I think there's certain things that we want to keep to ourselves and enjoy and keep somewhat private, but also we don't want to overthink about what we share."

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Grimes & Elon Musk

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X Æ A-12 is a big brother! Grimes shared the surprise news to Vanity Fair in a cover story for the magazine's April 2022 issue.

Grimes — who shares son X Æ A-12 with Elon Musk — told Vanity Fair that she and Musk welcomed a daughter in December 2021 via surrogate. The baby's full name is Exa Dark Sideræl, though they've nicknamed her Y, according to the outlet.

Grimes also told Vanity Fair that she was "fighting" to name her daughter Odysseus Musk, because "A girl named Odysseus is my dream," but she and Musk settled on Exa Dark Sideræl instead.

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Michael Cera

Michael Cera
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The Arrested Development star is a dad! Cera's surprise baby news was revealed by his Life & Beth costar Amy Schumer during a joint interview with Entertainment Tonight.

"Michael has a baby, too," she said during the March 4 interview. "Is that public knowledge? I just outed him, I just outed his baby."

Less than one week later, the new dad and notoriously private star gave Extra some details on his first child.

"He's just a little 6-month-old baby," the Superbad star said of his son with his longtime partner Nadine.

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Kane Brown & Katelyn Brown

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The country singer and his wife announced the arrival of baby No. 2 on New Year's Eve 2021 — without ever having announced the pregnancy.

In a video montage posted to Instagram on Jan. 2, 2022, Katelyn gave fans a more intimate look at her pregnancy, complete with pictures of her growing baby bump, as well as an adorably sweet video clip of her and Kane's older daughter, Kingsley Rose, rubbing her belly.

"Yep that's me," reads text at the beginning of the video over a snapshot of Katelyn and Kane posing with their newborn in a hospital bed. "You're probably wondering how I ended up in this situation."

"These past 9 months have been so sacred and special to me. Choosing to keep my pregnancy quiet was the best decision I've ever made," Katelyn wrote in a heartfelt Instagram post. "Soaking in special moments with my daughter and husband without the influence of social media and outside world made this time that much more intimate and unforgettable."

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Seth Meyers & Alexi Ashe

Alexi Ashe and Seth Meyers
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On a Thanksgiving week episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, the TV host enlisted his family to help deliver the news that he and his wife had welcomed their third child, daughter Adelaide, several months prior.

Meyers revealed the surprise with an assist from his two sons, who dressed up as turkeys to wish viewers a happy Thanksgiving — then pulled back the "feathers" to reveal their new little sister with a kiss on her cheeks.

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Derek Jeter & Hannah Jeter

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The couple, already parents to Bella Raine and Story Grey, surprised fans when they announced the arrival of their third daughter River Rose in a very low-key way — via a Tweet on the Players Tribune social media account, two days after her arrival.

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James & Kimberly Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek
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Already parents of five, the couple waited until their sixth, Jeremiah, had arrived in November 2021 before publicly announcing that Kimberly had been pregnant.

The actor explained in his Instagram post that their two previous pregnancy losses led them to wanting to keep the news private.

"Each child brings their own energy, their own manifestation of consciousness, their own lessons," he wrote. "The ones we lost each gifted us with different pieces of the puzzle… leaving us that much more grateful for the ongoing master class we get to enjoy with this sweet, wise little one."

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Alicia Vikander & Michael Fassbender

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The fiercely private actress quietly welcomed her first child with husband Fassbender earlier in 2021 — and told PEOPLE she's embracing her happy new life changes daily.

"I now have a whole new understanding of life in general," the Swedish star said. "That's pretty beautiful, and obviously will give a lot to any of my work in the future."

The actress opened up about her little one while promoting her new emotional film, Blue Bayou, in which she plays an expectant mother opposite writer/director Justin Chon (Gook, Twilight).

Asked to sum up exactly how much life has changed having a baby, Vikander says she's keeping the finer details to herself, but doing her best to live in the moment with each new milestone.

"No, I think I'll wait with that one," she said. "I'm enjoying finding it out in the moment right now, more than anything."

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Kirsten Dunst & Jesse Plemons

Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst
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The actress welcomed her second child, a son named James Robert, in the summer of 2021, she revealed in an interview with the New York Times published in September.

"This is the newest guy, the Big Kahuna," Dunst said of her baby boy, who weighs 18 lbs. "He's an angel, but he's a hungry angel. And a heavy angel."

Dunst and Plemons are also parents to son Ennis.

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Ashley Graham & Justin Ervin

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The supermodel and her photographer husband, who share son Isaac, had twin boys on the way in 2021 — a fact she managed to keep under wraps until July, when she shared a photo of herself cradling her bump. The little ones arrived in early January 2022.

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Ewan McGregor & Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
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The news of baby Laurie's arrival was announced by his doting older sisters Clara, Esther and Jamyan (three of McGregor's four daughters from his previous marriage), who all shared photos of themselves cradling their new baby brother.

Clara's June 27, 2021, post congratulated "my Dad and Mary" on "the greatest gift" — which was the first time Winstead's pregnancy became public knowledge.

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Troian Bellisario & Patrick J. Adams

Troian Bellisario welcomes baby #2
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What a Pretty Little surprise! Bellisario announced on Instagram on June 4, 2021 that she and husband Adams welcomed their second baby together, daughter Elliot Rowena Adams, on May 15. The pair are also parents to daughter Aurora.

Bellisario captioned a photo of herself holding her baby girl taken by "papa" Adams, "Ms Elliot Rowena Adams joined us on May 15th under the wildest of circumstances. A whole new ERA for this family. Welcome, my love."

Adams shared a photo of the baby girl's hand holding his finger on Instagram writing, "+1…..Welcome to the funhouse, Ms. Elliot Rowena Adams. May your life be as unique and exciting as your arrival."

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Emmy Rossum & Sam Esmail

Another quarantine secret-keeper! In May 2021, Rossum posted bump photos to Instagram — with a caption about her new daughter, her first child with husband Esmail.

"5.24.21," the new mom captioned the post. "On a sunny Monday morning, at 8:13AM, we welcomed our daughter into the world."

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Derek Blasberg & Nick Brown

Derek Blasberg welcomes twins
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Blasberg and Brown welcomed twins — baby girl Elizabeth Grace Blasberg Brown and baby boy Frederick Noah Blasberg Brown — via surrogate on May 18, 2021, at 2:35 a.m. and 2:40 a.m., respectfully, they revealed on Instagram shortly after.

"Welcome to the world, Grace and Noah," wrote Blasberg, a prominent celebrity fashion writer and head of fashion and beauty at YouTube. "... I am humbled and honored by the arrival of these two magnificent, glorious angels. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to @nickbrown for being a wonderful life partner, best friend and now co-parent."

"Thank you to our marvelous surrogate for making this longtime dream a reality," he added. "Thank you to anyone who was raised in or started their own non-traditional family, and blazed a path for us to start ours. And thank you to our incredible support system of friends, relatives, coworkers, medical professionals, and everyone else (even the lawyers!) who've joined us on this journey."

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Naomi Campbell

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Naomi Campbell's daughter; Naomi Campbell (inset). Naomi Campbell/Instagram; Inset: James Devaney/GC Images

The supermodel and actress welcomed her first baby, she announced on Instagram in May 2021, sharing a sweet photo of her hand holding the infant's feet.

"A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother," Campbell captioned the post. "So honoured to have this gentle soul in my life there are no words to describe the lifelong bond that I now share with you my angel. There is no greater love."

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Samira Wiley & Lauren Morelli

Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley
Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley (inset); their daughter. Samira Wiley/Instagram; Inset: Michael Kovac/Getty

The Orange Is the New Black actress and writer announced the birth of their first child together, daughter George Elizabeth, on May 9, 2021 — the pair's first Mother's Day.

"Happy 1st Mother's Day to my beautiful wife, who four weeks ago today after laboring for almost 3 days gave birth to our first child — our gorgeous daughter, George.💜," Wiley captioned an adorable photo of their newborn grasping both her moms' fingers.

"Welcome to the world, babygirl. We love you and we thank you for giving us the best 1st Mother's Day two ladies could ask for," she continued, sharing George's birthdate: April 11.

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Julia Fox

Julia Fox
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As soon as the Uncut Gems star was told she would have to deliver a bit sooner than expected, she ran home to do a very revealing maternity shoot — which she then posted on Valentine's Day to share the news that she'd been pregnant and welcomed son Valentino two weeks earlier.

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Jenny Slate & Ben Shattuck

Obvious(ly with) Child! Jenny Slate Reveals She's 'Real Pregnant': 'I Haven't Worn Pants in Many Moons'
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The actress, who is engaged to Ben Shattuck, kept her pregnancy news under wraps until "like four days away" from her due date — at which point she revealed her bump on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Daughter Ida Lupine arrived shortly thereafter, and Slate says "motherhood is for sure the most meaningful thing that has ever happened to me."

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Anna Konkle & Alex Anfanger

Anna Konkle pregnant
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In January 2021, the PEN15 actress announced some news "it only took me nine months to post": She and Alex Anfanger were due with a baby "any second now."

Fans of the show went nuts for the news, particularly because her costar (and real-life BFF) Maya Erskine is also expecting a child.

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Constance Wu & Ryan Kattner

Constance Wu attends ABC Television's Winter Press Tour 2020 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 08, 2020 in Pasadena, California.
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The Hustlers actress welcomed her first child, a baby girl, sometime in 2020, her rep confirmed to PEOPLE.

Wu, who generally keeps her personal life private, had not previously announced that she was expecting a new addition. Her Instagram and Twitter profiles are designated as "defunct" in their respective bios.

E! News was first to report the birth, adding that Wu had a daughter with boyfriend Ryan Kattner.

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Emily Maynard & Tyler Johnson

Emily Maynard newborn
Emily Maynard Johnson and daughter. Tyler Johnson/Instagram

The former Bachelorette kept news of her impending fifth child (her fourth with husband Johnson; she also has daughter Ricki with late boyfriend Ricky Hendrick) under wraps until moments before the baby arrived. "Ready or not #5," she captioned an October 2020 photo looking down at her bump, which was followed up a day later with a video of baby Magnolia Belle's arrival.

"You are the most perfect addition to our family and to say your brothers and sister are already in love would be an understatement," Maynard Johnson captioned a gallery of family photos on Instagram.

She went the same route with baby No. 6, son Jones West, sharing the news with PEOPLE after his arrival.

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Mindy Kaling

This news is, as Kelly Kapoor would say, "bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!" Mindy Kaling secretly welcomed another bundle of joy on Sept. 3, 2020.

During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert the star announced she welcomed her second child, a baby boy named Spencer.

"I'm telling it for the first time now, it feels so strange. But I gave birth to a baby boy on September 3," Kaling told the late-night host.

"No one even knew you were pregnant!" Colbert said.

"I know! I know! This is news to a lot of people," the actress said. "It's true."

Kaling is also mom to daughter Katherine. Similarly, Katherine's December 2017 birth was a bit of a surprise to fans. (Kaling has chosen not to reveal the father's identity.)

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Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. Justin Timberlake/Instagram

Timberlake and Biel, who are also parents to son Silas Randall, quietly welcomed another baby into their family in 2020.

Though the couple didn't announce the happy news themselves, Timberlake's fellow former *NSYNC member Lance Bass shared a bit about the new bundle of joy with Entertainment Tonight.

"The baby is cute, of course, it's Justin and Jessica!" Bass said, telling ET's Katie Krause that he and the other *NSYNC members knew about the baby "before anyone else did."

While Bass said that the pair are "very, very happy," he was mum on the topic of the baby's name (later revealed to be Phineas): "That's a good question, but there's no way. [Justin] would kill me!"

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Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix

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Mara and Phoenix, who met on the set of the 2013 film Her and got engaged in 2019, surprised fans with the news that they had welcomed their first child together, a son named River after Phoenix's late brother who died in 1993.

Russian filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky, with whom Phoenix worked on the dialogue-free documentary Gunda, confirmed the name of the couple's baby during an appearance at the 2020 Zurich Film Festival.

"He just got a baby, by the way," Kossakovsky revealed. "A beautiful son called River."

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Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner

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The Princess of the North! Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner welcomed their first child into the world on July 22, 2020, their representatives confirmed to PEOPLE. The couple, who married in June 2019, named their baby girl Willa.

"Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are delighted to announce the birth of their baby," their statement read.

Though some had guessed at Turner's pregnancy, the couple never addressed the speculation until after Willa arrived. Two months after her birth, Turner shared sweet, never-before-seen photos of her baby bump, including one lounging by the pool and another with her husband's hand resting on it.

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Billie Lourd & Austen Rydell

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Lourd and Rydell, who got engaged in June 2020, surprised and delighted fans when they announced that they had welcomed their first child together on Sept. 24, 2020.

"👑💙👑Introducing: 💙👑💙Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell💙👑💙" the new mom wrote in her caption, sharing a photo of the little boy's feet.

It was only fitting that, for his debut, little Kingston Fisher wore a space-themed onesie — he is the grandson of the late Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, after all!

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Amanda Seyfried & Thomas Sadoski

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Seyfried and Sadoski welcomed their second child, a baby boy, into the world, confirming their happy (and surprising!) news in a September 2020 statement to INARA and War Child USA alongside the first photo of their newborn.

"Since the birth of our daughter 3 years ago our commitment to the innocent children that are so brutally affected by conflict and war has been a driving force in our lives," the couple said. "With the birth of our son the work of INARA and War Child has become our North Star." In the sweet photo the couple shared, their baby boy sleepily holds on to his dad's finger.

The couple, who married in March 2017 while Seyfried was nine months along in her first pregnancy, also share daughter Nina.

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Iggy Azalea


After months of staying out of the spotlight amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the "Fancy" rapper surprised fans with a major announcement on June 10, 2020 — she's a mom!

"I have a son," Azalea wrote on her Instagram Story.

"I kept waiting for the right time to say something, but it feels like the more time passes, the more I realize I'm always going to feel anxious to share news that giant with the world," she added.

The rapper added that she wants to "keep his life private but wanted to make it clear he is not a secret."

"I love him beyond words," Azalea said of her newborn, choosing not to publicly share his name or any other details around his birth at this time.

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Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden

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New year, new baby! Diaz and Madden surprised fans on Jan. 3, 2020, by announcing the arrival of daughter Raddix.

"Happy New Year from the Maddens!" Diaz and Madden began their announcement on Instagram. "We are so happy, blessed and grateful to begin this new decade by announcing the birth of our daughter, Raddix Madden. She has instantly captured our hearts and completed our family."

The new mom went on to share that while she and Madden "are overjoyed to share this news" they "also feel a strong instinct to protect our little one's privacy."

"So we won't be posting pictures or sharing any more details, other than the fact that she is really really cute! Some would even say RAD," Diaz continued, adding a smiley-face emoji.

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Rashida Jones & Ezra Koenig

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They never confirmed their relationship, pregnancy or baby news, but in September 2018, PEOPLE confirmed via a birth certificate that actress Jones and her rumored beau, Vampire Weekend lead vocalist Koenig, had a son named Isaiah the month prior.

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Karla Souza & Marshall Trenkmann

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Souza surprised her fans by announcing she welcomed her first child, a baby girl named Gianna, with husband Trenkmann, whom she wed in 2014. The star shared the first photo of her newborn on Instagram in April 2018, writing, "God blessed us."

"We welcome our healthy baby girl Gianna, and we couldn't feel more blessed in this moment," Souza posted on her Instagram Story.

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Anna Kournikova & Enrique Iglesias

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Kournikova and her longtime love, singer Iglesias, welcomed twins — a boy and a girl — they named Nicholas and Lucy in December 2017. The news came as a surprise to fans since there were no signs on social media that the couple, who have been together for more than a decade, were expecting. "They basically only hang out with family and very close friends," a source, who "saw [Anna's] cute belly," told PEOPLE. "They mostly keep to themselves." In March 2020, they welcomed daughter Mary in a slightly more public fashion.

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Cristiano Ronaldo


Real Madrid player Ronaldo, who was already dad to son Cristiano Jr., welcomed twins — a boy and a girl — in the summer of 2017, he announced by sharing a sweet photo to his Facebook page in June. The babies, named Eva Maria and Mateo, were born via surrogate — ahead of Ronaldo's girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez's own announcement that she was expecting the couple's first child.

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Sandra Bullock

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Three years after Bullock began the process to adopt her second child, the world found out about Bullock's journey to bring then-3-year-old daughter Laila into her little family, which already included then-5-year-old son Louis. "When I look at Laila, there's no doubt in my mind that she was supposed to be here," Bullock told PEOPLE in 2015.

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Zoë Saldana & Marco Perego

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Two years after welcoming twin sons Cy and Bowie, Saldana and husband Perego welcomed their third child together, son Zen, in February 2017. "Marco and I are elated to share the news of the birth of our son Zen," Saldana wrote on Instagram, announcing the family's big news. "We couldn't feel more blessed with the new addition to our family. #threeboys… oh boy!"

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Amy Smart & Carter Oosterhouse

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Smart and husband Oosterhouse announced the arrival of their first child Flora, carried by surrogate, in December 2017 via social media. The baby news came as a surprise as the couple had not publicly revealed their plans to start a family. "After years of fertility struggles I give thanks today to our kind, loving surrogate for carrying her," Smart wrote on Instagram, captioning a sweet mother-daughter photo.

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Sutton Foster & Ted Griffin

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In April 2017, Foster's rep revealed she and husband Griffin adopted a baby girl named Emily Dale, who was born that March. "Our lives are forever changed, and our hearts are exploding," Foster said.

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Viola Davis & Julius Tennon

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During a speech honoring Davis at a 2011 ELLE Women in Hollywood event, Octavia Spencer spilled the beans that her The Help costar became a mom "like, two days ago." And she was right! Davis and husband Tennon welcomed daughter Genesis that year — a few months after revealing they were planning on adopting.

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Alexis Bledel & Vincent Kartheiser

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This private pair managed to keep Bledel's pregnancy and their son's birth under wraps for months, and their baby news would probably still be a secret if it weren't for her Gilmore Girls costar Scott Patterson. "She's really blossomed as a woman and now she's a proud new mother and married and happy," he told Glamour. "We're comparing notes because my son [born July 2014] is about a year and a half older than her young son. I'm showing her photos and videos and what to expect." Bledel's rep later confirmed that she and Vincent Kartheiser welcomed a baby boy in the fall of 2015.

In 2022, the stars divorced.

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Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling

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Just like the first time around, Mendes and Gosling managed to keep it mum that they were expecting a sibling for their daughter, Esmeralda. Someone sign these two up for the CIA – they're really good secret-keepers!

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Leighton Meester & Adam Brody

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The couple of our teen dreams (it's Blair from Gossip Girl and Seth from The O.C.!) didn't let on to the fact that they were expecting their first child together until, well, they stepped out with undeniable evidence. They welcomed daughter Arlo in August 2015. Nearly five years later, in April 2020, the actress once again was spotted with an impressive baby bump while out and about, and Brody confirmed they had a boy later that year.

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Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green

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Fox didn't just keep her pregnancy a secret – for a bit there, she kept the father a secret, too! Fox stepped out on a red carpet to promote Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – in the midst of her divorce from husband Green. After a day of rumors, the paternity of her third child was confirmed to be her estranged husband, with whom she reconciled during the pregnancy. The pair announced they had split again in May 2020, though are successfully co-parenting.

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Beyoncé & JAY-Z

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When Queen Bey makes an announcement, it's always big. And when she debuted her baby bump at the VMAs in 2011 – when she was already five months pregnant – it was really, really big.

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Adele & Simon Konecki

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She was hitting up red carpets (even the 2012 BRIT Awards) when she was five months pregnant – but until Adele was just two months away from giving birth to son Angelo, no one had any idea that the songstress and longtime love Konecki (whom she split from in 2019) were expecting. She eventually announced the news on her website.

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Isla Fisher & Sacha Baron Cohen

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While filming period piece Burke and Hare, Fisher had to keep her baby bump under wraps in a corset – which made it easier to keep it a secret altogether! Her costar Simon Pegg, she says, wasn't even tipped off by her intense morning sickness. "[He] has no observational skills at all because I had the worst morning sickness. I was totally ill and I think he just thought I was some bulimic actress from Hollywood and he just ignored it," she said. "He never asked!" She was pregnant with daughter Elula, her first child with husband Cohen, at the time.

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Ali Larter & Hayes MacArthur

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Best way to keep a secret? Get out of town, if you ask Larter. When she and husband MacArthur were expecting son Theodore, Larter decided to leave the country for a little alone time. "It was a very private time for me and my husband and something that I just wasn't ready to share, so we actually left the country for a while," Larter later said of her pregnancy. "This was something that I wasn't ready to share yet."

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