Since Mother’s Day last year, a number of Hollywood celebrities have brought adorable little ones into the world. See which famous mamas will be celebrating this year’s Mother’s Day with precious new additions.
1. Zoe Saldana
Twins Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio Perego-Saldana, born Nov. 27, 2014, are the first children for Saldana and her husband, artist Marco Perego. Despite rumors that she was expecting, she stayed mum throughout the beginning of her pregnancy. It was friend Britney Spears who revealed to the world that Saldana was having twins.
Born May 19, 2014, Future Zahir Wilburn was named after his father, rapper Future. Ciara said that she had some trouble figuring out what his middle name should be. “I went with what felt right in my soul and gut. I didn’t second-guess it.” The couple soon split after rumors surfaced that he had cheated with his stylist.
3. Lil’ Kim
Royal Reign was born June 9, 2014. She is the first child for Lil’ Kim and the second for rapper Mr. Papers. Lil’ Kim waited until she was a couple of months pregnant to make the announcement and did not immediately confirm the father.
4. Savannah Brinson
NBA star LeBron James and high school sweetheart Savannah welcomed their first daughter, Zhuri, on Oct. 22, 2014. They revealed the baby’s name during a vacation in Greece. The couple are already the parents of two sons: LeBron James Jr. and Bryce Maximus.
5. Kelly Rowland
Titan Jewell Witherspoon was born Nov. 4, 2014. He is the first child for Rowland and husband Tim Witherspoon. In an interview with People magazine, Rowland revealed that Witherspoon picked out the baby name, stating that it had to do with family. Rowland’s mother, Doris, died less than a month after Titan was born but was able to meet him before she passed.
6. Gelila Bekele
Born Nov. 30, 2014, Aman Tyler Perry is the first child for Bekele and her boyfriend, director-actor Tyler Perry. He accidentally revealed his son’s gender during an interview with Extra.
7. Christina Evangeline
Saturday Night Live comedian Kenan Thompson and his wife welcomed their daughter, Georgia Marie Thompson, on June 22, 2014. Thompson revealed his wife’s pregnancy during an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers by declaring, “I’m about to be a daddy! That’s right! Papa Kenan.”
8. Apryl Jones
R&B singer Omarion and fiancee Apryl Jones welcomed their little boy, Megaa Omari Grandberry, into the world Aug. 8, 2014. Jones opted for a natural home birth that was televised during the inaugural season of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. Megaa is the couple’s first child.
9. Sherri Saum
The Fosters actress Sherri Saum and husband Kamar de los Reyes welcomed twin boys John and Michael de los Reyes into the world May 13, 2014. During an interview with People magazine, she explained that John got his name because it means “gracious,” and he didn’t scream when delivered. Instead he politely whimpered. She said that “Michael” seemed like a masculine name and he looked very masculine from the day he was born.
10. Tamera Mowry-Housley
Mowry-Housley is expecting a baby girl in July 2015 with husband Adam Housley. She allowed her husband to reveal the gender during a live taping of The Real. The baby will be the couple’s second child.
Nicole L. Cvetnic is The Root’s multimedia editor and producer.