2021 is almost over. It’s unbelievable, considering the year feels like it just started, but we’re facing down the end and looking forward to 2022 already. With the end nigh, it’s unlikely that any big name celebrities will spring a newborn on us any time soon, so we’re left wondering who will welcome a new bundle in 2022. With Britney Spears entering a new phase of her life and other celebs hinting that they may want a bouncing baby in 2022, will we see a new Hollywood baby boom? 

Britney Free and Looking for Luck

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We can’t talk about Britney without talking about her big news. No, not baby news. The 39-year-old has been embroiled in a conservatorship for almost 14 years now after a very public mental breakdown in 2008. It has been a difficult time for Spears who says her every move was monitored and controlled. From birth control to paint colors, the pop megastar wasn’t allowed to do anything without her father’s approval, since Jamie Spears held the reins to her conservatorship.

But now, it’s all come to an end. After speaking out earlier this year for the first time in 13 years, Spears is finally free. The pop star pled in September for the judge to end what she explained was a nightmare, and to allow her to have control of her life again. Now, after nearly 14 years, she was granted that control as Judge Brenda Penny finally terminated the conservatorship last week. The star thanks her fans who launched an aggressive #FreeBritney campaign and never gave up on their star, trying to draw attention to her plight over the years. Per ABC, “The #FreeBritney movement, you guys rock. Honestly, my voice was muted and threatened for so long and I wasn’t able to speak up or say anything,’ Spears said, referencing the fan-led campaign that argued the singer should have control over her life after the conservatorship was established in 2008. ‘I honestly think you guys saved my life, in a way, 100 percent.'”

What does this wonderful news have to do with a baby? Spears has hinted that she’s ready to start over with fiancé Sam Asghari, and a baby is a part of that plan. People shares per MSN, “The pop star, 39, posted an image of a child standing on tiptoe alongside another pair of bare feet to her Instagram on Tuesday.

‘I’m thinking about having another baby !!!’ the singer, who became engaged to Sam Asghari in September, wrote. ‘I wonder if this one is a girl … she’s on her toes reaching for something … that’s for sure.'”

While Spears is currently focused on her wedding, it’s within the realm of possibility that we could be on BabySpearsWatch2022, so let’s cross all our fingers and toes. 

Baby, No! Is Bieber Having a Baby?

Justin Bieber

Spears may not be the only pop star to pop one out in 2022, though. Justin Bieber married wife Hailey in 2018, and they have hinted that a baby may be happening in 2022. CELEB took a look at this exciting news when it broke earlier this year; “According to USA Today, in his new movie Justin Bieber: Our World, the superstar revealed that one of his goals for 2021 is to ‘squish out a nugget’ — AKA have a baby.

‘By the end of 2021?’ Baldwin asked him, to which he responded, ‘Maybe we start trying.’”

In the past, Bieber has suggested that the choice will ultimately be up to his wife because, “it’s her body.” We’re really hoping they do squish out a nugget in 2022, although maybe we can work on the phrasing. 

Paris and More

Paris Hilton

With Paris Hilton recently tying the knot, the rumor mill is in overdrive online. In July, the world became convinced that Hilton was pregnant with her first child after PageSix broke the news that she was definitely pregnant. Given her svelte figure at her fairytale wedding last week to now-husband Carter Reum, either she already had the baby and snapped back to pre-baby weight super fast, or PageSix was wrong. Since there’s been no hint of a baby in Hilton’s arms in the intervening months, we’re going with the latter.

But that doesn’t mean she won’t have one soon. Now that she and Reum have tied the knot – and what a ceremony that was – a baby could be next. 

Another celeb we know is having a baby in 2022 is Kylie Jenner. She and Travis Scott have been laying low since he was involved in the horror at Astroworld which led to the stampede deaths of 10 – including several children. But they do have some good news in the works, despite the heartache of everything else. Jenner first confirmed that she was expecting the couple’s second baby back in September. 

So who else may be joining the celeb baby boom in 2022? As maddening as it is to have to wait – we’ll just have to see!