Stars who have become proud parents this year

It’s been a very exciting year for celebrity baby news.

Lots of VIPs have welcomed little ones over the past 12 months. We’ve gathered together all the information about these proud parents’ newborns for our gallery.

Some of the famous faces on our list celebrate the arrival of daughters. Others have sons and we’ve even witnessed a couple of multiple births.

Runner Mo Farah feels the joy of meeting twins Aisha and Amani in August – just days after becoming an Olympic gold medallist. He’s definitely had a successful 2012.

The first couple on our list to become smitten with their celebrity baby is Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z, who have daughter Blue Ivy on 7 January.

‘Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven,’
they write on Beyonc√©’s website.

‘She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives.’

Others who become parents at the start of the year include Michelle Heaton and Hugh Hanley, Una Healy and Ben Foden and Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie.

‘Welcome to the World Luca Cruz Comrie! Tuesday evening, we became proud parents of a healthy 7 pound 6 ounce beautiful boy,’ Tweets Hilary after her boy’s entrance.

Throughout spring and summer, Sienna Miller welcomes her bundle of joy with Tom Sturridge and Chantelle Houghton and Alex Reid meet star baby Dolly.

‘This really is the most amazing day ever for the 3 of us. Life isn’t good,it’s great. I love my girls so much. Happy ecstatic fathers day! X,’ Tweets Alex on 17 June.

Later in the year, a celebrity baby arrives for Adele and partner Simon Konecki. Zoe Hobbs and Brendan Cole and Robbie Williams and Ayda Field join the star baby boom.

The final star baby to be born in 2012 is Matthew and Camilla McConaughey’s 9lbs son Livingston.

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