A number of stars kicked off 2021 by expanding their families.
Meghan Trainor gave birth to her son Riley in February and Stassi Schroeder welcomed her daughter Hartford in January, while many other stars became parents this year.
Meghan, 27, and husband Daryl Sabara, 28, welcomed their first son together in February.
The All About that Bass singer announced the news on Valentine’s Day in a social media post, writing: “This sweet baby boy’s due date was today on Valentine’s Day.
“We got to meet him Monday, Feb 8th! We are SO IN LOVE.😭 Thank you @darylsabara for the best Valentine’s gift ever! Welcome to the world Riley!”
Spy Kids star Daryl also announced the news by sharing snaps of their son, which he captioned: “Riley 7lbs 8oz 2/8/21 ps-@meghan_trainor you are my forever Valentine and I’m so beyond grateful for you bringing our son into the world.”
The couple, who tied the knot in 2018, announced they were expecting October and admitted they were “so excited” they “couldn’t sleep.”
The couple told the outlet at the time: “We truly cannot begin to describe the happiness and joy we are feeling at this moment. It’s something that you hear from all new parents right after birth, but something magical happens.”
Stassi and Beau, who married in September 2020, added: “We are feeling so blessed and grateful to have a beautiful and most importantly, healthy baby girl.”
Just weeks after giving birth, Stassi gave her fans their first look at Hartford.
Alongside a series of photos and clips, the TV personality wrote: “Beau & I have spent the last couple of weeks enjoying every moment with our daughter.
“Every cuddle, every sound, every poop, all of it. It’s her two week birthday and I feel like I’m finally ready to share my little girl.
“Meet Hartford Charlie Rose Clark, the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”
The 39-year-old shared the exciting news in an Instagram post, which featured a photo of her oldest son Titan curiously looking over his new baby brother.
Kelly wrote in the caption: “On the 21st day, of the 21st year, of the 21st Century, Noah Jon Weatherspoon Greeted us!
“We are truly grateful…”
Meanwhile, NFL player Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews welcomed their daughter Sterling Skye Mahomes on February 20.
Victoria’s Secret model Elsa Hosk announced that she welcomed her first daughter, Tuulikki Joan, with partner Tom Daly on February 11.
The 32-year-old shared the happy news by sharing a photo of her, Tom and their daughter resting in bed, which she captioned: “Happiest day of my life meeting you. Proudest moment in my life giving birth to you.
“Named after two strong women, my mom and my grandma-in-law, you came Into this world like super-woman with your fist next to your face.
“We will love you forever, baby Tuuli❤️”
Meanwhile, actress Jessica Szohr welcomed her first child – a daughter named Bowie Ella Richardson – with her boyfriend Brad Richardson in January.
The 35-year-old posted a close-up, black-and-white photo of her newborn’s tiny hands.
She captioned the shot: “Added a little special sweetness to our family and some new directions to our journey on 1-11-21 Bowie Ella Richardson 🙂 🎀
“This journey with Brad and Lexi has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life.
The Gossip Girl star continued: “To then create a human that is absolutely perfect in our eyes and put a feeling in my heart I didn’t know existed is beyond words.
“I have all the feels and she is really something special :)”
Wilmer Valderrama became a first-time father when his fiancée Amanda Pacheco welcomed their daughter in February.
Wilmer shared the news on Instagram, writing: “Life is an ever evolving journey, and for all those times when our path needs a light.
“Often angels are sent to show us the way and that we can be more.. straight out of heaven we welcome our first daughter… #ItsJustUs3Now 02/15/2021.”
The 41-year-old added in his Instagram Story: “You made our world a little brighter mi angelita.”
The model shared the same photos of their daughter, which she captioned: “The world is an ever evolving journey, and for all those times when our path needs a light.
“Often angels are sent to show us we can be more.. straight out of heaven we welcome our first daughter.”
The new mother shared the news by posting a photo of the parents cradling their tiny daughter, which she captioned: “Our first sunset with our sweet little Anna.”
Another reality star that became a mother is Lesley Anne Murphy.
The 33-year-old, who competed for Sean Lowe’s heart on The Bachelor in 2013, welcomed her first child with fiance Alex Kavanaugh.
Alongside a photo of her holding her daughter in the hospital, Lesley shared: “Meet our newest little valentine, Nora Blanche Kavanagh!💕Born on 2/12/21 and weighing 5 lbs 15 oz. I find her so perfect that sometimes words fail me and I’m left in tears instead…like right now. Pure love is being home with this little ball of joy on a snowy Valentine’s Day as a family of 3!”
The 28-year-old actress announced the happy news on Instagram by posting a snap of River’s tiny hand touching her chest.
She shared in the caption: “The most challenging, beautiful experience of my life. On January 29th, Michael & I Welcomed our beautiful baby boy River into the world. Words cannot describe this kind of love. We are enjoying this time home with him, being present, & giving him all the lovin in the world🤍👶🏼 Becoming parents is the most rewarding gift in the entire world. Thankyou God. 🙏🏽 Isaiah 66:9.”
Vanessa’s relationship with Michael, 24, is not completely clear, as he filed for divorce on June 19.
Country singer Gabby Barrett, 20, and husband Cade Foehner, 24, welcomed their first child together on January 18.
The couple, who met while competing on American Idol, tied the knot in 2019.
Gabby shared that they welcomed their daughter in an Instagram photo that showed the newborn wrapped in a blanket, which she captioned: “Got to spend a very sweet week with our newest addition.. meet our girl🥰 Baylah May Foehner 1.18.21.”
The new mom later shared a snap of her daughter spending quality time with Cade on Valentine’s Day, writing: “3rd year spent w/ my husband, and first with our little cutie. Thank you @cadefoehner for giving me the greatest gift of all, motherhood. Mamas forever Valentines. ♥️”