We are only a couple of months into the year so far, but one thing's for certain and two things for sure, we have baby on the brain. And some of our favorite celebrities are either pregnant or have a newborn that has just made their 2023 debut. From Keke Palmer to Rihanna, these are the 2023 celebrity baby announcements of the year so far.
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are expecting their second child together.
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We'd be remiss to not mention the woman who made the Super Bowl the center stage for her announcement of baby #2. In the past, celebrities have made pregnancy announcements in some big ways, but billionaire Rihanna turned that up a notch with this past Sunday's halftime performance news. In a recent interview with Zane Lowe, Rihanna's longtime beau A$AP Rocky shared that fatherhood felt like coming home "to heaven every day," adding, "I’m so thankful. God is good, man."
The couple, who infamously went from friends to lovers, welcomed their son and first child together last May.
Naturi Naughton and husband Two Lewis announced their first child together.
Naturi Naughton revealed in an exclusive with PEOPLEthat she is expecting her second child, which will be her first with husband Two Lewis. The couple who have been together since 2019 married last year in 2022 and now have the additional excitement of adding a new bundle of joy to their happy family. She told PEOPLE, "This is Two's first baby, so he's extra excited to create another human. Even through the many challenges that can occur with pregnancy, we want to push ourselves to be the best partners and the best parents we can be!"
Keke Palmer has her first child on the way with boyfriend Darius Jackson.
When it comes to our girl Keke Palmer, I think we all knew there was a possibility she was pregnant. Shortly after Nope press wrapped, it seemed Keke would be spotted and rumors of a pregnancy swirled. However, with no confirmation, we waited with bated breath until she made it unequivocally known that she was indeed with child on an episode of SNL that she hosted last month.
Since, Keke has been an open book about the joy she feels becoming a mother to her first child with Darius Jackson, the potential of having a Pisces on her hands, and being a boy mom. She also wowed us in a breathtaking maternity photo shot by David LaChapelle.
As far as baby names go, Keke assures that there will be no True Jackson in the mix.
Grace Byers and husband Trai Byers are expecting their first child.
This pregnancy announcement also happened late last year, but the Byers baby will most definitely be arriving earthside in this glorious year of 2023. Grace Byers and Trai Byers met on the set of the hit FOX show Empire and have been together ever since. They became engaged in 2015 before getting married a year later and are now expanding their family with a new edition. Aside from IG shoutouts and bump pics, the two have seemed relatively quiet about the pregnancy.
Naomi Osaka shared a 'little life update' that she is pregnant with her first child.
Tennis phenom Naomi Osaka shared earlier this year in a "little life update" on Instagram that she is expecting her first child with rapper boyfriend and longtime love Cordae. In her caption underneath a photo of her ultrasound, she wrote, "Can’t wait to get back on the court but here’s a little life update for 2023."
Shemar Moore became a dad for the first time at 52.
Shemar Moore was always someone I saw as a forever bachelor, like a Black equivalent of Leonardo DiCaprio (but maybe more age-appropriate). However, earlier this year on The Jennifer Hudson Show, he revealed that he was going to become a dad for the first time, a girl dad at that. Color me shocked! He told Jennifer on her show that he was worried about having missed his opportunity to be a father. "I was worried for a while that maybe that ship had sailed kind of thing, and, you know, God had my back and things lined up. My life is pretty grand but I know once God does call my name, once I get this experience, I'll be able to go to heaven whole," he said.
His daughter with girlfriend Jesiree Dizon was born January 24, 2023, and the S.W.A.T. actor seems over the moon with his "new partner in crime."
Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka'Oir welcomed their second baby together.
Rapper Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka'Oir recently welcomed their second child together, a daughter who they named Iceland Ka'Oir Davis. The power couple with an affinity for "icy" names also share a son together named Ice who was born in December 2020.
The longtime loves also have children from previous relationships with Gucci having one son and Keyshia having a son and two daughters.
Reality stars Amber Borzotra and Chauncey Palmer are expecting their first child.
The Challenge alums Amber Borzotra and Chauncey Palmer can now add becoming new parents on their list of accomplishments. The real-life couple who recently competed together on the MTV competition show announced that they are expecting a child together late last month. Amber wrote cheekily in her caption, "Call me mama because I’m having a baby!"
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