As difficult as the coronavirus year 2020 may have been for us all, it has also brought something beautiful to some people's lives. These six women welcomed their offspring into the world this year. And while some of them already knew what motherhood entailed, others stepped into the role of a mother for the first time in their lives.
The American hip hop singer celebrated the first anniversary of her wedding with the American rapper Kenneth Patty in a rather original way: by sharing the first photo of their newborn son on Instagram, with a comment "Happy anniversary, love." The intimate image showed her son's foot.
Minaj took her sweet time with announcing her pregnancy and didn't share the joyful news with her fans until she was in the sixth month. She gave birth to her son in October, and his name has been widely debated on the Internet ever since. The singer herself hasn't revealed anything yet.
25-year-old Victoria's Secret angel Gigi Hadid shared the news about the birth of her daughter in September. The father is her longtime partner, singer and former One Direction member Zayn Malik.
"Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world. So in love!"
Gigi Hadid wrote on Instagram, attaching a black-and-white photo showing her baby's hand. The model confirmed the news of her pregnancy in May after the American tabloids had started writing about it. At the same time, she admitted that being with child during a pandemic hadn't been easy and her fear about the unborn baby had been even greater.
Both Hadid and Malik take their privacy very seriously, which is why they cover their daughter's face in all their photos together. For the same reason, they haven't revealed her name yet.
American singer Katy Perry began to appear alongside actor Orlando Bloom in 2016. Less than four years later, they announced that they were expecting a baby together. The singer announced the happy news in an untraditional way - she made her pregnancy public through her new song "Never Worn White".
They named their daughter Daisy Dove Bloom. The actor spoke about his daughter in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, where he admitted that he had initially been confused because he could not decide who Daisy resembled. Whether him, his fiancé or his mother.
"It was funny because when she first came out I was ‘Oh it’s me it’s a mini-me!' Then fortunately she got those Katy blues which was perfect. But then she sort of looked a little bit like my mom so we got a little bit confused because Katy’s breastfeeding this mini-me slash my mom,"
joked Orlando Bloom.
Even one of the most beautiful Czech singers, Monika Bagárová, has become a mother this year. Together with the Czech-Uzbek MMA wrestler Makhmud Muradov, she announced her pregnancy in December 2019. Just a year after they'd confirmed they were in a relationship. Their daughter Rumia was born in May.
"There's nothing more precious, it's the most beautiful feeling in the world. My family, my loves. Thank you, God, for the most beautiful gift. Rumia Muradova May 27, 2020. I love you, Makhmud,"
Monika Bagárová wrote on her Instagram profile, attaching several photos with the baby from the maternity hospital. The singer admitted several times that it was her who'd picked up the MMA wrestler. She'd decided to write to him on Instagram.
American actress Jessica Biel and singer Justin Timberlake became parents for the second time this July. The famous couple kept the pregnancy a secret, and the fact that they had a son was only revealed three months later by an ex-member of Justin's band NSYNC, Lance Bass.
"Of course the baby is cute, it's Justin and Jessica!"
said Bass. Their first son Silas was born in 2015. They couple haven't yet revealed the name of their second son.
The American actress Leighton Meester, who gained fame mostly through the series Gossip Girl or the movie The Roommate, gave birth to her second child this year. She and her husband Adam Brody welcomed the boy in September. Next to his parents, he was welcomed by an older sister, Arlo, born in 2015.
Like many other celebrities, they are doing their best to protect their privacy. They haven't revealed their son's name yet, but during the US election, they joked on social networks that it would be little Joe Biden (the elected US president), and fans immediately made it a thing.