When it comes to news about our favorite celebrities, you can't get much happier for them than to learn that they are expecting. While some women choose not to reveal their pregnancies publicly, eager fans, and eagle-eyed paparazzi tend to notice a thing like a baby bump whenever a star walks out in public. Whether they wanted the cat out of the bag or not, we know these ladies are expecting!
Fortunately, public relations firms and other avenues are utilized to make announcements-- some in interesting and funny ways so fans can help celebrate alongside their favorite stars. Many of the women listed here are expecting their first child, while several are looking forward to expanding their ever-increasing brood with new children added to their families. Expecting mothers are already under public scrutiny, so for a pregnant celebrity, the spotlight is even more intense.
We combed through the announcements and some of our favorite Instagram pages to identify some amazing women who are expecting sometime in 2018. Whether you knew it or not, these women are going to be getting brand new bundles of joy this year.
Here are 20 Pregnant Stars You Didn’t Know Were Due In 2018.
20 MIRANDA KERR
Miranda Kerr and her husband, Evan Spiegel are expecting their second child in 2018. Kerr is a world-famous Australian model whose prominence in the industry is centered on her role as one of Victoria's Secret's Angels. Additionally, Kerr runs her own brand of skincare products, KORA Organics and has also written a self-help book. Kerr has been modeling since the age of 13 and is one of the biggest names in the lingerie fashion industry.
Kerr's first child, a son named Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom, was born in January 2011. Flynn is the son of Kerr and her first husband, actor Orlando Bloom. Her second child is the first for husband Spiegel.
The couple announced the pregnancy in November 2017, which indicates the child should be born sometime in the late spring of 2018.
19 CHRISSY TEIGEN
Chrissy Teigen and husband, John Legend are expecting their second child together. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Luna Simone Stephens, on April 14th, 2016. The couple announced that Teigen was pregnant with their second child on November 21st, 2017, which indicates they should be expecting the birth by mid-2018. The announcement came in the form of an Instagram posting of Luna with the caption "it's john's!"
Chrissy Teigen is probably best known for her earliest work as a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. She began modeling professionally in 2004 and was later featured on the cover of the SI annual issue in 2014. In 2016, she began co-hosting the Paramount Network (formerly Spike) television show, Lip Sync Battle alongside LL Cool J.
18 KIRSTEN DUNST
Kirsten Dunst and her fiancé, Jesse Plemons, are expecting their first child. The couple made the announcement in early January 2018 suggesting a due-date around June or July 2018.
Kirsten Dunst is probably best known for her portrayal of Mary Jane Watson in the Spider-Man trilogy but began acting at an early age. Dunst began working in film with a role in New York Stories in 1989, but landed a leading role in 1994's Interview with the Vampire, a role that earned her five awards.
Dunst has continued to work well into 2017 with a cameo performance on Black Mirror, multiple appearances as Peggy Blumquist on Fargo, and two feature films. Her husband, Jesse Plemons, starred in the same episode of Black Mirror Dunst cameod in. The episode "USS Callister" premiered in the series' 4th season.
17 JAMIE LYNN SPEARS
Jamie Lynn Spears is probably best known as the younger sister to Britney Spears, but she has had her own career to speak of as well. She became famous for playing Zoey Brooks on Nickelodeon's Zoey 101 but fell out of the limelight when she became pregnant at the age of 16. Since that time, she has married Jamie Watson and the couple announced they were expecting their first child together in December 2017.
Now that Spears is well into her 20s, the controversy of her teen previous teen pregnancy is gone and she is excited about her second child. She announced, "Looks like we are starting off 2018 with another big milestone…sooo happy to announce that Maddie is FINALLY going to be a big sister.” Her announcement came as the culmination of a 12 Days of Christmas series of posts.
16 HILARIE BURTON (AND JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN)
Hilarie Burton and her husband of The Walking Dead fame, Jeffrey Dean Morgan announced they were expecting their second child in September of 2017. The couple's first child, Augustus "Gus" Morgan, was born in March 2010 and the couple is excited about making him a big brother.
Burton is an actress and producer who began her career as a VJ for MTV's Total Request Live. She then began portraying Peyton Sawyer on the hit The WB series One Tree Hill, which she eventually left in 2009. She has since played recurring roles on the television series Extant, Lethal Weapon, and Forever.
Burton made headlines in late 2017 for her participation in the #MeToo campaign after bringing up an encounter she had with Ben Affleck in 2003, and speaking out against her former boss, Mark Schwahn.
15 EVA LONGORIA
Eva Jacqueline Longoria Bastón is an actress, producer, director, and activist who is best known for her role as Gabrielle Solis on the ABC television program Desperate Housewives. Since her time on that series, she has produced the Lifetime series Devious Maids, has starred in numerous films, and television series, and has consistently been ranked as one of Hollywood's most beautiful women in numerous magazines such as People. She also models for Hanes, New York & Co., and L'Oréal.
In December 2017, Longoria's rep confirmed to People Magazine that she was pregnant with her first child. She was four months along at the time of the announcement so she is expected to deliver sometime around April or May of 2018. Longoria is married to Jose Antonio Bastón. They are expecting a baby boy.
14 AMERICA FERRERA
America Ferrera and her husband Ryan Piers Williams announced they were expecting their first child on the 31st of December, 2017. The couple announced their happy news in an Instagram post with happy tidings for the new year and a onesie with a t-shirt that says "MásBesos" and the caption "We're welcoming one more face to kiss in 2018!" The couple became engaged in 2010 and married in June of 2011.
Ferrera is probably best known for her portrayal of Betty Suarez in the hit television show Ugly Betty. She has appeared in dozens of films and provides the voice for Astrid Hofferson in the animated film How to Train Your Dragon and its associated sequels and spin-offs. Presently, she plays Amy Dubanowski on the series Superstore, for which she is also a co-producer.
13 REBECCA HALL
Rebecca Hall is a British-American actress who first began acting in 1992 at the tender age of ten. Since that time, she has starred in a number of award-winning performances to include the titular role of Vicky in Woody Allen's romantic comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Other film credits include roles in The Town, The Awakening, Frost/Nixon, and Iron Man 3. She has also played numerous roles in television and has performed in theater.
Hall is married to Morgan Spector, the actor who played Al Capone on the hit series Boardwalk Empire. The couple announced their pregnancy in an Instagram post showing a picture of Hall cradling her baby bump (pictured above center). Spector posted an identical picture where he is sticking out his belly in a show of solidarity. This will be the couple's first child.
12 HILARIA (AND ALEC) BALDWIN
Hilaria Baldwin is likely best known as the wife of famous actor, Alec Baldwin, but she is much more. As a wellness expert, she is also one of the founders of Yoga Vilda, a studio with locations in New York City. Additionally, she is the lifestyle correspondent for EXTRA, which allows her to cover fashion news, celebrities, and fitness issues.
Hilaria and Alec married in 2012 and are expecting their fourth child together. Their other three children, Carmen Gabriela, Rafael Thomas, and Leonardo Ángel Charles will join their new child when it is born sometime in early 2018. Alec Baldwin has a daughter from his previous marriage to Kim Basinger, Ireland Baldwin. Hilaria famously documents her pregnancies and associated health to help instruct other moms-to-be on healthy eating and fitness plans while pregnant.
11 CANDICE SWANEPOEL
Candice Swanepoel is a world-famous South African model who is best known for her work as a Victoria's Secret Angel. She was ranked as the 8th highest-earning model by Forbes in 2016 and remains within the top 10 earning models every year since 2010. She has been active in the industry since 2003 and in addition to her work as a model, she is a prominent philanthropist with work supporting Mothers2Mothers, a charity devoted to making the next generation an HIV-free generation.
Swanepoel announced in December 2017 that she was pregnant with her second child. Her first, a son named Anacã, was born in October 2016. She has been in a relationship with Hermann Nicoli, a Brazilian male model, since she was 17. The couple have been together since 2005 and are engaged.
10 KATE MIDDLETON
Kate Middleton, otherwise known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is married to Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and second in line to become King of the United Kingdom and her Commonwealth realms.
Kate and William welcomed their first child, Prince George, in July 2013. She gave birth to her second, Princess Charlott in May of 2014, and the couple announced the royal pregnancy of their third child on 4 September 2017. In both previous pregnancies, Kate suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness that made the pregnancies difficult.
She is again suffering from this but is expected to carry the baby to term in April of 2018 without further complications. Another little prince or princess is on the way!
9 VINESSA SHAW
Vinessa Shaw is a veteran actress who has been working in the industry since 1981. She is probably best known for the roles she took as a child actress. Her most notable work, 1993's Hocus Pocus inspired her recent birth announcement. In the film, Shaw played Allison, a young girl who fought against the three witches played by Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
In her birth announcement posting , the colored silhouettes of those very witches with the familiar dialogue, "Winnie, I smell... a child" perfectly sums up the notice. Granted, it doesn't hurt to have a positive pregnancy test underneath, but the posting was the ideal, yet a nostalgic way to announce her first child with husband, Kristopher Gifford.
Vinessa Shaw has been playing Kate McPherson on Showtime's Ray Donovan since 2014.
8 HILLARY SCOTT (Lady ANTEBELLUM)
Hillary Scott is the co-lead singer of the country music group, Lady Antebellum. She is expecting twin daughters who are due in February 2018. Her first child was born in 2013. She and her husband, Chris Tyrell, lost their second child due to complication in 2015, which inspired her single "Thy Will" on the album Love Remains.
Scott has been active in the music industry since she helped found Lady Antebellum alongside Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley. She has been married to Tyrell since January 2012, though the couple first met in college. She has been incredibly successful in the industry and has won one Billboard Music Award and two Grammys for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for "Thy Will".
7 LISA OSBOURNE
Lisa Osbourne is probably best known as the wife of husband Jack Osbourne, the son of Ozzy Osbourne. The couple has been married since 2012 and have two daughters, Pearl Clementine Osbourne and Andy Rose Osbourne. They lost a son in 2013 during the second trimester, but are happily expecting their third child, who is due sometime in early 2018.
Lisa Osbourne's acting career has helped her land roles in various music videos and while she is best known as Jack's wife, she has more than 97,000 followers on her Instagram profile. Most of her pics are just like anyone other mother's; she posts pictures of her beautiful children. She, like many of the ladies on this list, posted her pregnancy announcement via her Instagram page.
6 LAUREN PARSEKIAN (AND AARON PAUL)
Lauren Parsekian and her husband Aaron Paul announced they were expecting their first child in an Instagram post. Parsekian posted a picture of herself with friends holding up a cardboard cutout of her husband with the text, "Alsooooo baby girl was in my tum here and I had no idea. BUN!" Parsekian's Instagram page sports an impressive 480,000+ followers, with various posts of herself, her family, and whatever she has going on.
Parsekian is an actress and documentarian with a number of acting credits to her name. She is best known as the wife of Aaron Paul thanks to his success on the hit AMC television series Breaking Bad. The couple married in 2013 following a 16-month long engagement. Their birth announcement came in November of 2017, suggesting a birth around August of 2018.
5 KYLIE JENNER
Of all the women listed here, the one you probably already knew was pregnant-- even if you don't follow her-- is Kylie Jenner. Like all the ladies in her family, Ms. Jenner's life is all over social media. Though she hasn't officially announced her pregnancy, it's a bit of an open secret. She's gone to great lengths to hide her baby bump, and is likely due with her first child sometime in February 2018.
Kylie Jenner is best known as a social media personality thanks to her inclusion in the E! reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians since she was only nine. With her famous sisters and parents Caitlyn and Kris Jenner, this young woman is going bring a new Jenner into the clan.
4 KHLOÉ KARDASHIAN
Khloé Kardashian is another famous woman whose pregnancy could never escape the media attention one would expect from someone with her last name. She is best known for her time on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami, and Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons. In addition to her work in reality television, Kardashian also models and owns her own business.
Kardashian and her partner, basketball player Tristan Thompson, announced they were expecting their first child shortly before Christmas in 2017. Kardashian announced the pregnancy on social media and confirmed that the pregnancy occurred while Keeping Up with the Kardashians was being filmed.
The announcement will be covered on the reality television series and like her sister, Kim, much of her pregnancy will likely be televised in one way or another.
3 LAUREN HASHIAN (AND THE ROCK)
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and his longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian have announced the coming of their second child (Johnson's third) in December 2017. The couple are expecting another daughter who will be born sometime in early 2018. The couple previously had a daughter, Jasmine Johnson, who was born on December 16th, 2015.
The happy couple have been all over social media with pictures of Lauren's baby bump and they couldn't seem happier about their upcoming birth.
Hashian is a singer-songwriter who comes from a famous family. Her father, Sib Hashian, was the drummer for the rock band Boston. She has been with Johnson since at least 2013 and maintains a good relationship with his ex-wife, Dany Garcia. Hasnian shares some of her father's talent and has recorded a single called "Go Hard" in 2016.
2 HANNAH BAGSHAWE (AND EDDIE REDMAYNE)
Hanna Bagshawe and her famous hubby, Eddie Redmayne are expecting their second child having announced the birth in early November 2017. Their daughter, Iris Mary, will become a big sister sometime in mid to late 2018 and the couple couldn't be happier. The couple has been together since 2012 after first meeting at Eton College. The couple are tight-lipped about their personal relationship but have publicly announced the birth with few additional details.
Bagshawe is a PR executive who first met her husband 12 years before the pair ever married. Their 12-year-long friendship eventually became something more when Redmayne invited her to join him in Florence while he was filming Les Miserables. The couple married two years later.
Redmayne is best known for playing Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything for which he won an Oscar.
1 MULTIPLE DUGGARS
The Duggar family is represented on the TLC reality television series 19 Kids and Counting (formerly 18 and originally 17...). The series follows the lives of Jim Bob Duggar, his wife Michelle and their 19 children consisting of nine girls and ten boys. Throughout the series, three children were born, three married, and four grandkids popped out with more on the way. As of early 2018, three couples within the Duggar family are expecting children this year.
Thanks to some coverage by In-Touch Magazine, the family was able to report that Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth, Joeseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell, and Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo were all expecting children due in 2018.
The details as to when exactly the children are due remain sketchy, but thanks to some Instagram posts, we know that the couples are preparing to welcome new Duggars into the fold sometime in 2018.
Did we miss out on any other stars expecting any bundles of joy in 2018? Let us know in the comments section!