Is it just be or is there a celebrity baby boom happening? We began the week with Lea Michele’s pregnancy, which was then eclipsed by Gigi Hadid’s. And the rollout of Gigi’s pregnancy has been in stages. First we heard that she’s pregnant and how far along. Then her ma talked about it. Then TMZ broke the news again that she’s having a girl and last night she went on The Tonight Show to confirm-confirm, even though it pretty much already had been confirmed. 

 

Yesterday was Ashlee Simpson’s turn. She and Evan Ross are expecting their second child together (her third), their daughter Jagger is almost five years old. And they announced on Instagram – with a sponsor!

This is what I meant in the earlier post about Gigi when I said that I don’t think she intentionally leaked it to TMZ – because these days, everyone wants to own their own content. And I don’t mean to say that a baby is “content”, of course not. A baby is precious and every baby should be loved and honoured. But pregnancy, as we’ve seen, can be content on social media, not just for celebrities. And for celebrities especially now, social media is a professional asset. 

Onto more babies, or possible babies: Shia LaBeouf was seen biking around with a baby carrier yesterday prompting some to wonder whether or not…? 

I dunno. In my neighbourhood, I’ve seen people riding around with these to transport their children, or their pets, or their groceries. It could just be a creative purchase for practicality and cut down on car driving? That said, we learned recently that Shia and Mia Goth are back together so… maybe? 

 

Finally, there’s no maybe here, Anderson Cooper dropped this news last night: 

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I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father. This is Wyatt Cooper. He is three days old. He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was. My son's middle name is Morgan. It's a family name on my mom's side. I know my mom and dad liked the name morgan because I recently found a list they made 52 years ago when they were trying to think of names for me. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son. He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy. As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I’m grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son's birth. Most of all, I am grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, and watched over him lovingly, and tenderly, and gave birth to him. It is an extraordinary blessing - what she, and all surrogates give to families who cant have children. My surrogate has a beautiful family of her own, a wonderfully supportive husband, and kids, and I am incredibly thankful for all the support they have given Wyatt and me. My family is blessed to have this family in our lives I do wish my mom and dad and my brother, Carter, were alive to meet Wyatt, but I like to believe they can see him. I imagine them all together, arms around each other, smiling and laughing, happy to know that their love is alive in me and in Wyatt, and that our family continues.

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Wyatt is smiling already! He’s adorable. Anderson is obviously happier than he’s ever been. And, probably, there will be more baby announcements coming in the next few weeks the longer the lockdown lasts. Send your prediction for who’s coming next.