Having a baby seems to be in vogue these days. From the very young to the nearly middle aged, celebrities are popping out kids quicker than the networks are inventing new reality shows. And for some, shotgun weddings also seem to be the "it" thing to do in Hollywood.
Rumors that Ashlee Simpson
and Fall Out Boy
rocker Pete Wentz
were expecting turned out to be false, but 17-year-old Jamie-Lynn Spears
is expecting a child with her new fiancée Casey Aldridge.
Jamie-Lynn Spears will be a teenage mom
Reformed party girl Nicole Richie
gave birth to daughter Harlow in January; Christina Aguilera
had son Max in January; 38-year-old Jennifer Lopez
gave birth to twins Max & Emme in February; and 41-year-old Halle Berry
had daughter Nahla in March.
New mom Halley Berry
After months of speculation, Nicole Kidman
, 40, finally revealed this winter that she was pregnant with Keith Urban's
child, and around the same time Gwen Stefani
announced she was expecting her second child.
Nicole Kidman denied pregnancy claims for monthsJessica Alba
is expecting and is due in June. Angelina Jolie
recently confirmed her pregnancy during a conference in Washington, D.C. Tori Spelling
is eight months pregnant.
Angelina Jolie is pregnant with baby number two
Most recently, former Full House
star Jodie Sweetin
gave birth to her first child Zoie over the weekend. Law & Order
alum Elisabeth Rohm
had a baby girl on April 10.
Elisabeth Rohm is a new mom
So what does having a baby mean to these stars? For someone like Britney Spears
, who is photographed more often without her two sons than with them, maybe it's the desire to receive unconditional love. For Halle Berry, it may be priorities have changed from career to family. For Jamie-Lynn Spears? "Oops!...I Did It Again" may be her theme song.
Stars who are threatening to reproduce include Fergie
and Paris Hilton
. Last September Hilton commented, "I just started working out and it feels great. It gives me so much energy. I want kids next year, so I've got to get my body ready." And Fergie said she wants to start a family after getting married to fiance Josh Duhamel
even though she's "nevery really changed a diaper."
Whatever the reason these stars are having children, it's undeniable that the trend isn't ending anytime soon. So don't be surprised if Lindsay Lohan
, Mary-Kate Olsen
, or Hilary Duff
announce they're expecting. Renee Zellweger
recently admitted that "motherhood has never been an ambition." If it happens, it happens. If not, well, she'll be out of fashion.
Story by Noelle Talmon
Starpulse.com contributing writer