Congratulations are in order for Meghan Trainor because the singer has just announced that she’s and her husband, Daryl Sa ara are expecting their first baby together! And it turns out, she’s not the only star that is planning on giving birth in 2020. Yep, so many of your favorite celebrities have revealed that they’re pregnant or have welcomed new children so far this year, and we couldn’t be more excited for them.
For those who missed it, the musician shared the exciting news via Instagram on Wednesday, October 7. She posted a snap of her sonogram, which she captioned, “You all know how long I’ve wanted this! @darylsabara and I are so beyond happy and excited to meet this little cutie early next year! WE’RE PREGNANTTTTT!”
From Gigi Hadid to Katy Perry to Sophie Turner, here’s all the other celebrities who are planning on welcoming (or have welcomed) bundles of joy this year…
Ashley Tisdale and Christopher French
The High School Musical star confirmed that she was pregnant on September 17, 2020, when she posted a photo of her baby bump! A few days later, she revealed that she had found out the gender, but that she was keeping it a secret from the public for now.
Frankie Muniz and Paige Muniz
The couple revealed that they were expecting their first baby together in a video shared to their YouTube channel on September 27, 2020.
“In the past four-and-a-half years, Paige and I have experienced so many incredible things together,” Muniz said. “We’ve traveled the world, got to live out all these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. While we still believe it’s the little moments in between the big ones that make you feel happiest, nothing quite compares to the first time hearing your little one’s heartbeat.”
He continued, “We felt like we were living and experiencing a real-life miracle for the first time. The second I heard that heartbeat and reality set in, I was throwing out baby names and future career choices.”
Daniella Monet and Andrew Gardner
Congratulations are in order for Monet and Gardner because they’re expecting their second child! The former Victorious star gushed on Instagram, “Oh baby! Here we go again! Beyond excited to FINALLY announce, we’re EXPECTING baby number two!”
Billie Lourd and Austen Rydell
Lourd is officially a mom! She announced that she had given birth to a baby boy named Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell on September 25, 2020.
Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith
Moore shared the exciting news that she and Goldsmith were gearing up to welcome a baby boy on September 25, 2020.
“Baby Boy Goldsmith coming early 2021,” she wrote.
Jessica Szohr and Brad Richardson
The Gossip Girl actress is pregnant! She posted a photo of Richardson kissing her growing baby bump on September 24, 2020.
“Full of joy!” she captioned it.
Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell
Irwin and Powell are gearing up to welcome a baby girl together!
“Baby girl, you are our world,” Irwin shared on Instagram. “Our beautiful daughter is now about the same size as a hatchling Aldabra tortoise and is as healthy as can be. We can’t wait for her arrival next year.”
A Baby Girl For Ed Sheeran And Cherry Seaborn
Fans were super excited when the “Thinking Out Loud” artist shared the exciting news that he and his wife had welcomed their first baby together on September 1, 2020.
“Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you… Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter — Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran,” he wrote on Instagram. “We are completely in love with her. Both mum and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud nine over here. We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time. Lots of love and I’ll see you when it’s time to come back, Ed.”
Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom Welcomed Their Daughter
Perry announced that she and Bloom had officially become parents on August 27, 2020. She gushed, “We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter.”
They named the little girl Daisy Dove Bloom. So cute!
An Unusual Name For Joe Jonas And Sophie Turner’s Baby Girl
The couple’s rep confirmed that the Game of Thrones actress had given birth to their first child together on July 27, 2020.
“Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are delighted to announce the birth of their baby,” they said in a statement to Us Weekly.
TMZ reported at the time that the baby was a girl, and that they named her Willa.
Lea Michele And Zandy Reich
Vanessa Morgan And Michael Kopech
The Riverdale star announced that she was expecting on July 24, 2020!
“Exciting news… I am overjoyed to be welcoming my baby boy into the world this January,” she said. “This little guy has already brought me so much happiness and a feeling of such a greater purpose. I cannot wait to meet you!”
Claire Holt And Andrew Joblon
“She’s here. Our sweet girl, Elle. After 27.5 hours of labor, she flew into the world and expanded our hearts,” Holt shared on Instagram on September 14, 2020. “We are so grateful for our healthy baby and cannot wait for her to meet her big brother.”
Congrats to the new parents!
Sabrina Bryan And Jordan Lundberg
The couple’s daughter, Comillia Monroe Lundberg, was born on August 31, 2020. The Cheetah Girls star gushed at the time, “Our hearts are forever changed. I loved every moment of my pregnancy and having you grow in my belly, but there nothing like holding you in my arms and being your mommy! You are our greatest gift Monroe, we love you so much!”
Leighton Meester and Adam Brody
The two stars stayed pretty quiet about Meester’s pregnancy, but Brody confirmed via Twitch on September 4, 2020, that they had welcomed a baby boy together.
“I have a new kid. Since last I played, I have a new kid,” he said. “I have a boy, and he’s a dream. He’s a dream boy.”
Molly Tarlov And Alexander Noyes
The couple shared the exciting news that they were expecting on April 9, 2020. The Awkward star shared a snap of her baby bump, which she captioned, “This baby will not follow the 6-foot rule! Popping bottles this summer.”
Candice Accola And Joe King
Back in August, the internet went wild when the Vampire Diaries actress announced that she and King were expecting their second child together.
“Something I have not shared yet on this podcast is that I’m actually pregnant… I’ve got a bun in the oven,” she revealed. “I’m a little over five months, so it’s been the entirety of the whole quarantine experience and everything that 2020 has brought us this year, and it’s been a journey to say the least.”
John Legend And Chrissy Teigen
Teigen confirmed that she was pregnant with the couple’s third child back in August, and on September 17, 2020, she accidentally revealed the sex of the baby on Instagram! It turns out, they’re expecting a baby boy.
“I wanted to update you,” she shared in a video. “My placenta sucks. It’s always been kind of the bad part of my pregnancies with Luna. With Miles, it just stopped feeding him, it stopped taking care of him. I was stealing all his food because I was getting huge but he wasn’t getting big at all. He had to come out early and Luna had to come out early. I was induced both times. Anyways, it’s super weird ’cause the baby is really, really healthy and he is big!”
“Oops!” the star added, after realizing she had said “he.”
Witney Carson And Carson McAllister
The Dancing With the Stars alum announced she was pregnant on July 23, 2020!
“Baby McAllister coming Jan 2021! We can’t even contain our excitement and joy right now,” Carson captioned a picture of her showing off her sonogram. “We love this little bean so much already and we can’t wait to start this beautiful chapter in our lives!”
Chris Pratt And Katherine Schwarzenegger
Reports first emerged that they were expecting in April 2020. And when asked how her pregnancy was going a few months later, Schwarzenegger dished, “Really well, actually. I’m really lucky to be living in very close proximity to my family, which has been very helpful. And then, obviously, I have a very wonderful husband who’s very, it’s been amazing having him home and also very understanding about my need to sanitize everything, have everyone wear masks all the time, so that’s been helpful.”
Iggy Azalea And Playboi “Jordan Carter” Carti
Everyone went into a frenzy after Azalea revealed she had secretly given birth to a baby boy on June 10, 2020.
“I have a son. I kept waiting for the right time to say something but it feels like the more time passes the more I realize I’m always going to feel anxious to share news that giant with the world,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories. “I want to keep his life private but wanted to make clear he is not a secret and I love him beyond words.”
She later revealed that the baby’s name is Onyx.
Tom Parker And Kelsey Hardwick
The former Wanted singer and his wife are currently expecting their second child together. He announced on June 17, 2020, that the baby is going to be a boy, and we couldn’t be more excited for him. Parker and Hardwick already share a daughter named Aurelia Rose, who was born in July 2019!
Maren Morris And Ryan Hurd
Morris announced that she had given birth on March 26, 2020, and it was not easy for her.
“30 hours of labor ended with an emergency c-section… Not what we planned but I learned pretty quickly that night that having a plan for bringing a human into the world is a fool’s errand. All that mattered was that he got here safely,” she wrote on Instagram at the time (in a now-deleted post). “Having him in the middle of a global health crisis was also not in the baby prep books, but here we are. Holding him and healing my body in a maternity ward that’s eerily quiet from us not being allowed visitors or family at this time, but strangely serene.”
They named their new son Hayes Andrew Hurd!
Ashley Graham And Justin Ervin
Graham announced on Instagram on February 3, 2020, “At 6:00 P.M. on 01/18/2020, we welcomed 7lbs 5oz of love into our world. Meeting our son has made our hearts incredibly full and we can’t wait to introduce him to you.”
The little guy is named Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin, and he could not be cuter!
Penn Badgley And Domino Kirke
The Gossip Girl star and his wife are about to become parents of two! They announced that they were expecting their second child together on February 10, 2020, after Kirke suffered from “two miscarriages in a row.”
“I stopped trusting my body and started to accept the fact that I was done,” she explained at the time. “As a birth attendant, I’ve seen and heard it all. It takes everything I’ve got to detach lovingly from the losses I’ve been present for and be in my own experience.”
Ashlee Simpson And Evan Ross
“We are pregnant and we are so excited to share it with everyone. Baby #3,” the singer announced via Instagram on April 30, 2020.
It turns out, they’re expecting a baby boy! As fans know, the couple already shares one child together — a daughter named Jagger Snow. Plus, Simpson has an 11-year-old son named Bronx Mowgli from her previous marriage to Pete Wentz.
Ciara And Russell Wilson
The couple welcomed their second child together on July 23, 2020. They named the baby boy Win Harrison Wilson, and we cannot get over how adorable he is!
Rupert Grint And Georgia Groome
Can you believe theHarry Potter star is now a dad? Yep, us either. He confirmed that his girlfriend had given birth on May 7, 2020.
“Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome are delighted to confirm the birth of their baby girl,” a rep for the couple told People Magazine in a statement. “We would please ask that you respect their privacy at this very special time.”
His former costar Daniel Radcliffe even reacted to the news in an interview, and he admitted it made him feel “old.” Us too!
Sasha Pieterse And Hudson Sheaffer
Pieterse announced that she was pregnant on May 27, 2020!
“We are so beyond excited to finally share our sweet news with all of you. We will be welcoming a precious little human this October!” she said. “Today marks our second wedding anniversary and what better way to share our joy then on the day when our lives changed forever (the first time). Motherhood is officially my favorite role ever!”
The Pretty Little Liars alum continued, “@hudsonsheaffer thank you for making me a mom and for always being my unwavering rock and safe place. You bring out the adventurer in me and I feel like my truest self when I’m with you, luckily that’s all the time! I love every part of you with every part of me and will continue to love who you are and who you become especially as we enter this brand new chapter. Happy Anniversary baby!”
Melissa Benoist And Christopher Wood
The pair shared the exciting news that they were going to become parents this year on March 4, 2020. Benoist gushed at the time, “A non-canine child is coming to our family very soon! @christophrwood has always been an old dad by nature but now he’s going to be a real one!”
So exciting! Then, they announced that they had welcomed their bundle of joy — a boy named Huxley Robert Wood — on September 26, 2020.
Christina Perri And Paul Costabile
Get ready for some cuteness overload, you guys, because not only did Perri and Constabile share the exciting news that they were expecting on July 12, 2020, but they also captured the moment they told their daughter, Carmella Stanley Costabile, that she was going to be a big sister! Naturally, the 2-year-old had the sweetest reaction, and it had everyone’s hearts bursting.
Nicki Minaj And Kenneth Petty
Minaj practically shook the entire internet on July 20, 2020, when she posted a pic of her baby bump and captioned it, “Preggers.” This is her first child with Petty, and the pair tied the knot on October 21, 2019.
Jordan Pruitt And Brian Fuente
“We’ve been keeping a secret… Brian and I are thrilled to announce that we are expecting our first child this fall!” Pruitt announced on April 13, 2020. “We could not be more excited about this next chapter in our lives, and can’t wait to welcome our lil bean into the world.”
They later revealed that they’re expecting a baby girl! Congrats!
America Ferrera And Ryan Piers Williams
The Sisterhood of the Traveling pants actress welcomed a baby girl named Lucia Marisol Williams on May 4, 2020.
“Mama, dada and big brother are over the moon to welcome her bright light to our family,” she wrote at the time.
We can’t wait to see who from Hollywood is going to announce that they’re expecting a baby next!
When the filming of Love Island, the No. 1 television show in the world, was getting canceled all over the globe in April because of quarantine-related travel restrictions, Las Vegas entertainment executive Michael Gruber stepped in with a brilliant idea.
Gruber called Adam Sher, president of ITV America, the producer of CBS’s Love Island USA Season 2—as well as Hell’s Kitchen and Real Housewives of New Jersey and many other top-rated shows—and proposed they move filming to Las Vegas, specifically Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub, inside the shuttered Caesars Entertainment resort The Cromwell.
Gruber’s Plan To Save Love Island USA
“I was following the news one day and saw Love Island UK got canceled and Love Island Australia got cancelled and it looked like Love Island USA was getting canceled,” says Gruber, executive consultant of new business and content for Caesars Entertainment. He is also the president of and partner in Las Vegas’ Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub, along with film producer and legendary nightlife impresario Victor Drai. “I picked up the phone and I called Adam and I said, ‘what if we make Drai’s Love Island.’”
Drai’s is one of the world’s most opulent nightclubs and perched high above the Las Vegas Strip on the roof of The Cromwell with an eagle’s eye view of the Bellagio Fountains. Nightlife in Las Vegas, of course, has been canceled as well, due to COVID-19 so the Drai’s space sat empty.
“Drai’s is like its own island. It sits on top of the city. It’s essentially untouched by anything,” Gruber says. “And underneath it we have a 188-room hotel where we could quarantine everyone.”
Caesars Palace On Board
Sher spoke with the international Love Island teams and came back and came back with an answer about moving filming to Las Vegas—it was a resounding yes. “Sometimes you get what you wish for,” Gruber says.
Gruber and Sher have a longstanding relationship. Early in their careers they were both talent agents at William Morris and later tightened their bond developing Hell’s Kitchen 19 and 20 in Las Vegas, which filmed for two seasons at Caesars Entertainment Studios. Caesars Palace is also home to Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant. Gruber and Sher also collaborated on Food Network’s Vegas Chef Prize Fight.
“Rather than the casino companies paying for content, why can’t they be a partner and own the content, too,” Gruber says of the logic behind the first-look deal he struck between Caesars Entertainment and ITV America three years ago.
Las Vegas Could Use The Attention
The past successes of the relationship would be a boon in crossing the next hurdle in bringing Love Island to Las Vegas, the Gaming Control Board, which regulates all casino operations in Nevada. Gruber called Gaming Control Board Chairwoman Sandra Morgan who loved the idea with the provision that all health and safety protocols were strictly adhered to during filming and that the quarantine would be strictly enforced.
The consensus was that Las Vegas could really use the attention a show like Love Island would bring after the three month casino shutdown. Anthony Carano, president and COO of Caesars Entertainment, also fully supported the idea.
Love Island USA Is Prime Time TV
Love Island USA airs live daily on CBS until the end of September with more than two million viewers per episode and accounting for about 70 hours of prime time television not including streaming and international impressions.
“Love Island has its own show in the U. K. and in Australia but because of this moment in time, the show hasn’t been on in those countries—this puts Vegas on the air around the world Caesars is getting promoted in countries that we didn’t even expect so the value far exceeds what we had anticipated.”
Gruber says that as a result of the show more than 500 people have jobs.
Deals like this are especially important to Las Vegas because entertainment accounts for about 70 percent of revenue and with nightclubs and shows canceled for the time being this creates heightened awareness.
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