Celebs who've become proud mums and dads this year

It’s always a joyous occasion when a star welcomes a celebrity baby into the world.

We love hearing the happy news that a star has given birth and this year there are plenty of new arrivals to celebrate.

In January, Lily Allen and Sam Cooper welcome their second daughter Marnie. The couple – who had first girl Ethel in 2011 – say they’re ‘quite overwhelmed’ by the sweet messages they receive on Twitter.

Other privileged little ones who make their entrance this month include Elton John and David Furnish’s second son Elijah, Shakira’s little boy Milan and Jenny Frost’s twin girls Blake and Nico.

February sees Imogen Thomas, Joanna Page and Fearne Cotton being blessed with a celebrity baby, while March is very special for Kristen Bell and Nell McAndrew.

Model Eva Herzigova has her son Edward in April and in May, Rochelle and Marvin Humes welcome their adorable baby girl Alaia-Mai.

Channing Tatum is accompanied by Coleen and Wayne Rooney in welcoming offspring in the fifth month of the year.

June is huge for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West when their celebrity baby North arrives. A few weeks later, the world is braced for Kate Middleton to give birth to future king Prince George on 22 July.

Poor Katie Price endures a difficult C-section with her and Kieran Hayler’s baby boy Jett Riviera while holidaying abroad in August. Other showbiz names ecstatic with their bundles of joy include Michael Buble, Fergie and Danielle Lloyd.

September is a very happy time for Alesha Dixon, October sees Frankie Sandford meet her first baby Parker and hot actor Jamie Dornan is introduced to fatherhood in November.

At the end of the year, Dan Osborne and Jack P Shepherd become dads to sons.

One thing’s for sure when it comes to these celebrities’ babies – they’re going to lead some very exciting lives in the future.

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