While there may have been more than a few lows in 2021, dozens of celebs welcomed little bundles of joy into their lives this year.
There were stars like Emily Ratajkowski and Christine Quinn — who took fans along with them on their pregnancy journey and looked as glamorous as ever in maternity wear — and those like Olivia Munn, who tried to keep her bun in the oven under the radar. And then there were those like the Baldwins, who shocked fans with a surprise sixth addition to their family.
From first-time parents to those adding to their brood, these celebrities had a busy 2021. After all, three Little Mix tots and three royal babies entered the world this year.
Scroll down to see the famous faces who expanded their families this year:
John Mulaney & Olivia Munn
Months after John Mulaney and the New Girl alum were first linked in May, the former SNL writer proudly revealed the new couple was expecting their first child together. While keeping their romance and baby-on-the-way low-key, OK! learned earlier this month that the duo secretly welcomed a baby boy on November 24 in Los Angeles.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Christina Ricci and Mark Hampton
Christina Ricci gave birth to her second child in December. The Addams Family actress shares her baby girl with her new husband, Mark Hampton, and her 7-year-old son, Freddie, with ex James Heerdegen.
Emma Stone and Dave McCary
Ashley Tisdale and Christopher French
Ashely Tisdale and her husband, Christopher French, welcomed their first child, daughter Jupiter Iris French, in March.
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin
Aaron Carter and Melanie Martin
Aaron Carter and Melanie Martin welcomed their first child in November. The couple parted ways only days later, but seem to have since patched things up.
Usher and Jenn Goicoechea
Usher and baby mama Jenn Goiceochea welcomed their second baby, a boy named Sire Castrello Raymond, in October. They are also parents to daughter Sovereign Bo Raymond.
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
Another royal baby! Princess Beatrice had her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in October: A baby girl named Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi. Meanwhile, her sister, Princess Eugenie, and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, also welcomed their son, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, months earlier in February.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Andre Gray
Leigh-Anne Pinnock gave birth to twins, whom she shares with Andre Gray, in August.
Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
A third Little Mix baby! Pinnock’s Little Mix bandmate Perrie Edwards welcomed her first child in August with boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost
Halsey and Alev Aydin
Halsey welcomed their first child, Ender Ridley Aydin, in July with baby daddy Alev Aydin.
Christine Quinn and Christian Richard
Christine Quinn and her husband, Christian Richard, welcomed their first child, Christian Georges Dumontet, in May after an emergency C-section.
Jason Derulo and Jena Frumes
Jason Derulo and Jena Frumes’ first child, Jason King Derulo, was born in May. The former couple announced in September that they had called it quits.
Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell
Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard
Ratajkowski and her husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard, welcomed their first child, Sylvester, in March, and who could forget when social media erupted in June after the model was accused by fans of holding her son like an "accessory" in a viral Instagram post.