It's happening! On Oct. 15, Kensington Palace announced that nearly five months after their royal wedding, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are expecting their first child! "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019," the palace said in a statement. And Meghan's doing great: The day the announcement came, a royals source told People magazine that Meghan had already had her 12-week ultrasound and was "feeling well."
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On the Dec. 20 episode of "Watch What Happens Live," host Andy Cohen revealed that he's expecting his first child via surrogate. "I've always tried to be as transparent as possible about my life. I overshare and I expect everyone around me to do the same and tonight I want you to be the first to know that after many years of careful deliberation, fair amount of prayers and the benefit of science, if all goes according to plan, in about six weeks' time, I'm going to become a father thanks to a wonderful surrogate who is carrying my future," Andy told the Bravo audience. "Family means everything to me and having one of my own is something I've wanted in my heart for my entire life and while it has taken me longer than most to get there, I cannot wait for what I envision will be my most rewarding chapter yet."
On the Dec. 17 episode of "The Doctors," "The Real Housewives of Orange County" alum Gretchen Rossi and her partner of nearly 10 years, Slade Smiley, made a huge announcement: They're expecting their first child together in July 2019 following years of trying. This will be Gretchen's first baby; Slade has two sons, Gavin and Grayson, from previous relationships.
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"The Walking Dead" alum Steven Yeun and photographer wife Joana Pak are expecting their second child, Joana announced on Instagram on Dec. 3. The baby will join big brother Jude Malcolm, who turns 2 in March 2019.
Actress Mamie Gummer and fiancé Mehar Sethi, a writer and producer, are expecting their first child together, Page Six confirmed on Dec. 8. The baby will be the first grandchild for Mamie's parents, actress Meryl Streep and artist Don Gummer.
On Thanksgiving Day, "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi announced that she and husband Jionni LaValle are expecting their third child together. The baby — she later revealed it's a boy — will join siblings Lorenzo, 6, and Giovanna, 4.
On Nov. 30, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte announced that he and wife Kayla Rae Reid are expecting their second child together. "BOOM!!! Baby number 2! Can't wait to bring my fam of 4 to #Tokyo2020," he captioned an Instagram photo of himself holding an ultrasound image alongside Kayla and their son, 17-month-old son Caiden Zane.
"Fantastic Beasts" movie franchise star Katherine Waterston revealed that she's expecting her first child as she hit the red carpet at the "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" premiere in London on Nov. 13 wearing a stunning marigold Calvin Klein gown highlighting a growing baby bump. The private actress — whose dad is "Law & Order" actor Sam Waterston — has been mum on other parenthood details.
Bachelor Nation is growing again! Eight months after their dramatic engagement, Season 22 "The Bachelor" star Arie Luyendyk Jr. and fiancée Lauren Burnham are expecting their first child, they announced in Us Weekly on Nov. 14. The couple are still planning to marry in Hawaii in January 2019. "We weren't trying, but we are so excited," Arie told Us. "It's going to be a whole new chapter in our lives."
On Nov. 11, "Glee" alum and "Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments" actor Harry Shum Jr. and wife Shelby Rabara, an actress and dancer, revealed via Instagram that they're expecting their first child. Later the same day, the couple debuted Shelby's baby bump on the red carpet at the E! People's Choice Awards.
On Oct. 29, "Nashville" and "Empire" actress Kaitlin Doubleday revealed in a hilarious Instagram post that she and her DJ husband of two years, Devin Lucien, are expecting their first child, a son, right around Valentine's Day 2019. "I can't believe I'm gonna be someone's mom," she ended her playful post. "Pray for us!"
On Nov. 2, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" alum Alfonso Ribeiro took to social media to announce that he and wife Angela Unkrich are expecting their third child together in the spring of 2019. He shared a funny photo of his wife with their older kids, son Anders, 3, and Alfonso Lincoln, 5, all sporting baby bumps. The "America's Funniest Home Videos" host is also dad to daughter Sienna, 16, from a previous marriage.
Seven months after welcoming twins, musician Chris Stapleton's wife Morgane is pregnant with their fifth child, the country music star announced during his concert at New York City's Madison Square Garden on Nov. 2.
Amy Schumer and new husband Chris Fischer, a chef, are expecting their first child, the comedian revealed on Oct. 22. Amy shared the happy news in a creative way, putting attention on the midterm elections while getting her announcement out there: Amy asked pal Jessica Yellin from News Not Noise to share Amy's personal congressional and gubernatorial voting recommendations via Instagram. "Now read all the way to the bottom, you'll see there's some news down there. Congratulations, Amy," Jessica wrote. At the bottom of the list? The line "I'm pregnant-Amy Schumer."
Teresa Palmer is expecting again! The Australian actress, who can next be seen in the TV adaptation of the book "A Discovery of Witches" in 2019, took to Instagram in October to reveal in a cute musical video with husband Mark Webber, their sons Bodhi, 4, Forest, nearly 2, and Mark's son Isaac, about 10, with ex Frankie Shaw, that she's pregnant with a baby girl. "Thank you for all the beautiful messages 💛 we are overjoyed but mostly very grateful," Teresa wrote in another post showing her pregnancy silhouette.
"Fifty Shades of Grey" franchise star Jamie Dornan and musician-actress wife Amelia Warner are expecting their third child together, a report from Belfast Live revealed in early October. The couple are also parents to daughters Dulcie, 4, and Elva, 2.
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Williams is pregnant! She revealed to People magazine in a report published on Sept. 19 that she and boyfriend Dennis McKinley, who have known each other for years but only started dating earlier in 2018, are expecting their first child together. "It's Dennis' first child, just like me — and it's something we've both always wanted," she told People. "It's like a dream come true." Days later, headlines revealed Porsha and Dennis also got engaged.
On Aug. 8, Carrie Underwood announced that she's pregnant with baby No. 2! Carrie shared the happy news on Instagram, explaining that her upcoming "Cry Pretty" tour won't kick off until 2019 because she and retired NHL player Mike Fisher, who are already parents to son Isaiah, 3, are expanding their family first. "Mike, Isaiah and I are absolutely over the moon and excited to be adding another fish to our pond," Carrie said.
Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter are going to be parents for a third time! E! News reported that the theater director was sporting a "small but growing baby bump" underneath her yellow gown as she and her nominated husband arrived on the 2018 Emmys red carpet on Sept. 17. The new baby will join big brothers Kit, 3, and Hal, 1.
Jessica Simpson took to Instagram on Sept. 18 to announce that she and husband Eric Johnson are expecting their third child, a girl. "SURPRISE," she captioned a photo of their older kids, Maxwell and Ace, holding big gender-reveal balloons. In the following shot, smaller pink balloons are seen floating in the air. "This little baby girl will make us a family of five. We couldn't be happier to announce this precious blessing of life," Jessica wrote.
On Oct. 8, E! News reported that newlywed "Shahs of Sunset" star Mercedes "MJ" Javid is expecting a baby boy with husband Tommy Feight. The reality TV star, 46, underwent IVF after having multiple surgeries to remove uterine polyps in preparation for an embryo transfer.
Seven months after a heartbreaking miscarriage, "The Originals" actress Claire Holt announced that she's expecting a baby with new husband Andrew Joblon. "My heart is bursting. I'm so happy to share with you that we are having a baby! It still doesn't feel real. These past few months have been filled with excitement, anxiety, tears, joy, uncertainty but most of all gratitude," she wrote in part on Instagram on Oct. 11.
"The Good Wife" alum Jess Weixler and husband Hamish Brocklebank, a British businessman, announced on Instagram on Nov. 5 that they're expecting their first child together. At the time of her posting, Jess was six months along.
"Superstore" and "Silicon Valley" actor Ben Feldman and wife Michelle are expecting their second child, they shared on social media on Nov. 6. The new baby will join big brother Charlie, 1.
"New Amsterdam" actress Janet Montgomery and her boyfriend of nearly a year, copywriter Joe Fox, are expecting their first child together in late winter, People magazine reported on Nov. 5. "We are absolutely thrilled to be able to finally share the news and [I] couldn't be more excited for this next chapter in my life," the "This Is Us," "Salem" and "The Romanoffs" actress told People.
On Oct. 8, Page Six reported that British director director Joe Wright and "The Girl on the Train" actress Haley Bennett are expecting a baby together this winter. The "Darkest Hour" filmmaker split from musician wife Anoushka Shankar, the daughter of music legend Ravi Shankar and half-sister of Grammy winner Norah Jones, in 2017 after seven years of marriage and two kids together.
On Oct. 12, singer Kehlani — who earlier this year publicly came out as queer — took to social media to announce that she's four months pregnant with a daughter. "My partner is my best friend and quite frankly the only man on earth i trust. we are SO READY FOR U MIJA!!!!!!!!!" she wrote in part, declining to name the father.
In late September, retired MLB star Derek Jeter's model wife, Hannah Davis, stepped out sporting a noticeable baby bump, making it clear the couple are expecting again. They didn't wait long to expand their family: The couple welcomed their first child, daughter Bella Raine, in August 2017.
After a year of marriage, "Grimm" alums David Giuntoli and Elizabeth "Bitsie" Tulloch are expecting their first child together, the couple told People magazine on Oct. 1. Bitsie is due in February 2019.
"The Amazing Race" winners and "Big Brother" alums Jessica Graf and Cody Nickson are expecting their first child together, they revealed on Instagram on Sept. 22. Jessica told People magazine that she and her fiancé, who has a 6-year-old daughter, Paisley, from a previous relationship, learned she was pregnant when she took a test while they were watching the August finale of another big reality TV show — "The Bachelorette." Jessica is due on April 11, 2019.
On Sept. 20, Page Six reported that "Million Dollar Listing New York" star Ryan Serhant and wife Emilia Bechrakis Serhant are expecting their first child. Ryan revealed on his show last season that they'd been trying to get pregnant via IVF.
Criss Angel is going to be a dad again! The magician-illusionist and Shaunyl Benson are expecting a son — their second — in January, she revealed on Instagram. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, they're naming him Xristos Yanni. The couple shared videos of the gender reveal, which they shot on a beach, on their Instagram pages. The new baby will john big brother Johnny Crisstopher, 4, who's been battling a rare form of leukemia since 2015.
On Aug. 8, multiple outlets revealed that respected Spanish newspaper ABC was reporting that Richard Gere, 69, and Alejandra Silva, 35 — whom he married in April — are expecting their first child together. The couple confirmed the happy news themselves on Sept. 16 when Alejandra posted a photo of herself and Richard — who are both Buddhists — with the Dalai Lama, who can be seen blessing their unborn baby. "Getting blessings for our precious to come," Alejandra explained in the caption. "We couldn't announce it before telling HH Dalai Lama☺️."
"Teen Mom OG" stars Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra are expecting their third child together — a "rainbow baby," she told Us Weekly in a report published on Sept. 13. "It was a huge shock at first. We were not planning it, especially after the miscarriage and how I went downhill with my mental illness," she explained. "We were going to wait a really long time. We were using protection and everything and still got pregnant. This baby just wanted to be here. It was very unexpected." The reality TV stars, who've been a couple since middle school, put their first child, daughter Carly, 9, up for adoption when they were teens. They welcomed daughter Novalee and got married in 2015.
"Wizards of Waverly Place" alum David Henrie and wife Maria Cahill Henrie, a former Miss Delaware, announced on Sept. 5 that they're expecting their first child together, a girl. "ITS A GIRL ITS A GIRL ITS A GIRL. Im a Poppa!!!!!!! Im so overwhelmed with joy I had to share this with you guys," the actor captioned a clip from their gender reveal party on Instagram.
"The Bachelor" alum Bekah Martinez told PureWow in an interview published on Sept. 12 that she and her boyfriend of seven months, Grayston Leonard, are going to be parents! They learned that they were expecting a baby together just three months after they started dating. "I was in disbelief and thought, 'Is this really happening?' I immediately called Grayston and then went across the street to the Dollar Tree and bought two more pregnancy tests. They, of course, were both positive," she said. Though the pregnancy was unplanned, they're excited — Bekah has called it "legitimately a dream come true."
"9-1-1" star Ryan Guzman took to Instagram on Sept. 10 to announce that he and girlfriend Chrysti Ane are expecting a child together. "2018 has been a year of unexpected surprises. New jobs, new lives, and new love. Each one getting better than the next. As the year rounds the corner to its end, we both believed it couldn't get any better. We were wrong! The newest/best surprise has yet to arrive but is on its way. To living our BEST lives!" he captioned a photo of himself with Chrysti sporting a small baby bump. He added the hashtags #DaddyAndMommy, #Mateo and #Genevieve, hinting at possible baby names.
"Even Stevens" alum Christy Carlson Romano is pregnant again! She and husband Brendan Rooney are expecting their second child in late February, she told People magazine in August. The new edition will join big sister Izzy, who was born on Christmas Eve 2017.
The Hanson brothers family is growing again! Taylor Hanson and wife Natalie are expecting their sixth child in December, he announced on Aug. 28 in a sweet family photo post on Instagram. The couple are already parents to Wilhelmina, 5, Viggo, 9, River, 11, Penelope, 13, and Jordan 15. "Natalie and I have always kept a love of adventure and pursuit of rich experiences at the heart of our family. There's no greater adventure than welcoming a sixth little person to our tribe," the music star told People magazine.
Robin Thicke and his model girlfriend, April Love Geary, just welcomed their first child together, daughter Mia Love, in February. Now, less than six months later, they're expecting again! April announced the news on Instagram on Aug. 21. "Well someone is going to be a big sister next year! We're so excited to share with y'all that I'm expecting again!" she captioned a video clip of Mia holding an ultrasound print-out. April revealed that their new addition — another girl — is due on Robin's birthday, March 10. Robin is also dad to son Julian, 8, with ex-wife Paula Patton.
Fourteen months after their wedding, "Drake and Josh" alum Josh Peck and wife Paige O'Brien are expecting their first child. The couple announced the happy news on Instagram on Aug. 23.
Model Lily Aldridge revealed on Aug. 19 that she and her husband, Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill, are expecting their second child. "🤗🤗🤗 SURPRISE🤗🤗🤗," she captioned a photo of her bikini-clad bump on Instagram. The new baby will join big sister Dixie, 6.
On Aug. 15, "Catfish" host Nev Schulman and wife Laura Perlongo announced that they're expecting baby No. 2 in early 2019. "WE GOT A BUN IN THE OVEN! see you in January lil' guy 👨👩👦👦," Nev captioned an Instagram snapshot of himself, Laura and daughter Cleo, 21 months, looking at bread literally inside an oven.
On July 10, Jason Aldean and wife Brittany Kerr announced that Brittany is pregnant again! A few days later, Brittany posted a sweet gender reveal video confirming that they are having a girl. She'll join their son Memphis, 7 months, as well as Jason's two daughters from his first marriage, Kendyl, 11, and Keeley, 15.
In early July, MailOnline reported that Tom Hardy and his "Peaky Blinders" co-star wife, Charlotte Riley, are expecting their second child together. The couple have not confirmed the report. They are already parents to a son born in October 2015. Tom is also a dad to son Louis, 10, from a previous relationship.
"Duck Dynasty" alum Rebecca Lo Robertson and husband John Reed Loflin are expecting their first child together, Us Weekly reported on July 24. Rebecca revealed she's due on Jan. 15, 2019. In early August, she and John learned they're having a boy when their dog, Leauxla, jumped out of a cake at a gender-reveal party wearing a blue onesie.
"The Bachelorette" alum Desiree Hartsock is pregnant with her second child. She's due in January, she told Us Weekly in a story published on July 18. Desiree and husband Chris Siegfried, who won her heart on the show, are also parents to son Asher, 21 months.
Grime artist Skepta (real name: Joseph Adenuga) is expecting a baby with a mystery woman. After the British music star shared the news on Instagram on July 30 — he posted an ultrasound image labeled "Baby Adenuga" — fans speculated about the mother's identity since he and supermodel Naomi Campbell were said to be dating earlier this year. But when Naomi stepped out looking slim in a bikini a few days later, it seemed clear she's not the mama!
"Fight Song" singer Rachel Platten is pregnant! She announced the news on Instagram on July 25 and shared a photo of her baby bump. "It's a total miracle that I'm growing a human and my husband and I couldn't be more thrilled," she wrote in a lengthy caption.
Irish UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor is expecting his second child with his girlfriend of more than a decade, Dee Devlin, she announced on July 14 as she marked the athlete's birthday on Instagram. "Happy 30th birthday babe! Thank you for being you! Love you to bits from me, Conor jr and the bump ❤," Dee wrote. Soon-to-be big brother Conor Jr. was born in May 2017.
"Jersey Shore" star Deena Nicole Cortese is pregnant with her first child — a boy due in December! The reality TV star and new husband Chris Buckner announced the happy news on Instagram on July 2. "Chris and I Decided to wait until we were ready to spill the beans! 💙Now that we are safely into our second trimester.. us and our little monkey are ready to tell the world Our little family is growing ! We have a sweet little boy on the way! We Are truly blessed and our hearts are filled with so much joy and happiness💙 December can't come soon enough! Daddy and Mommy can't wait to meet you Christopher John❤️ you are going to be the most spoiled little boy ever!!!!" she wrote.
"Timeless" star Annie Wersching announced to "Entertainment Tonight" on June 27 that she and husband Stephen Full are expecting their third child, who's due in November. They're also parents to sons Freddie, 7, and Ozzie, 4.
Five months after sharing the sad news that 2-year-old son Henry died in January after a long, brave battle with brain cancer, "Catastrophe" star Rob Delaney confirmed that wife Leah is pregnant again. "Just had 2 typically wonderful @MHSEnglandLDN midwives visit my pregnant wife & I for a home birth assessment. Love to all marching for the NHS today," he tweeted on June 30, also sharing a message praising Britain's National Health Service and urging Americans to support Medicare for All. The couple are also parents to two older sons.
Rebecca Hall and Morgan Spector are going to be parents in 2018 too! "Whole lot of 'new' coming with this New Year…wishing you and yours a 2018 full of joy, magic, hope, wonder and all those other joyful hopeful new-start words. HAPPY NEW YEAR," the British actress captioned an Instagram photo of herself cradling her baby bump on Jan. 1.