Summer Baby Boom: 5 Celebrity Births and More on the Way

Nesting on 07.18.11
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It seems that every day the tabloids and blogs have dubbed yet another baby bump watch for us to get excited about. A lot of the time, it's just not true. Either the woman in question was photographed from a strange angle or she had a baggy shirt on that billowed in just the wrong way sending the rumor mill into overdrive. But sometimes, it is true, and we spend the next several months watching how big the mommy-to-be is growing, what she's wearing, and trying to determine if the baby will be wearing blue or pink.

And it seems this year (this summer in particular) it's turned out to be true more than not. Hollywood has been very busy in the baby-making department and the year is only half over. Here are five celebrities that have given birth in just the last month.

Natalie Portman

Portman and Millepied

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It's been a big year for Natalie. She took home the Golden Globe and an Oscar for her work on Black Swan, she became engaged to Benjamin Millepied who she met on the set, and on June 14, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy. The happy couple named their first born child Aleph (Alef, depending on where you look), which is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

Tia Mowry

Mowry and Hadrict

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One half of the twin sister acting duo, Tia Mowry delivered a baby boy on June 28, whom she named Cree Taylor Hadrict. The proud father is Cory Hadrict, a fellow actor who dated Tia for six years, before proposing to her in 2008. They've been married for three years, and this is their first child. She and her sister Tamera Mowry will return to TV in August with Tia & Tamera Take 2 on the Style Network.

Kate Hudson

Hudson and Bellamy

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Kate and her fiancé, Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy, welcomed a son (are we starting to see a pattern here?) on July 9. Bingham Hawn Bellamy joins big brother Ryder Russell Robinson, Hudson's son from her marriage to rocker Chris Robinson. The name is a family one of sorts. Bingham was Bellamy's mother's maiden name, and Bing is the name of Kurt Russell's father. Hawn is a tribute to Kate's mother, Goldie.

Victoria Beckham

Arguably one of the most watched and talked about pregnancies this year, Victoria and her footballer hubby, David Beckham, welcomed their first daughter and fourth child on July 10. Harper Seven joins big brothers Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James, and Cruz David. No doubt this little girl will have the best wardrobe on the block. Or maybe she'll be the ultimate sports nut and follow in her daddy's cleated footsteps.

Jewel

Jewel and Murray

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Jewel delivered her first baby, a boy named Kase Townes on July 11. She and husband Ty Murray have been married for three years and have been open about their struggles to conceive. But baby Kase was healthy and he and mom are doing well. Jewel will be adding to her baby collection when she releases a CD of children's music in August, titled (adorably) The Merry Goes 'Round.

But don't expect all of this baby-making goodness to be over any time soon. There's a whole slew of celebrities that will pop before the year is out. They include:

  • Selma Blair
  • Melanie Brown (Scary Spice)
  • Tori Spelling
  • Jessica Alba
  • Nia Long
  • Alyssa Milano

Congratulations to all!

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