WATCH: Jo-Ann Strauss, Eva Longoria, Katlego Maboe, Candice Swanepoel, and 15 other celebrities who joined the parent club this year


Babies, babies and more babies! Other than entertain, celebs love adding to their brood and so far 2018 has been quite a productive year (see what we did there) for A-listers. 

Just a few hours ago, media mogul mom Jo-Ann Strauss became the latest to share baby news. 

"She arrived... safe and sound ... So blessed. We appreciate all your kind wishes for our little family. Thank you for each and every word of encouragement and love," she shared via Instagram. 

The former miss SA already has two children, a 3-year-old son and a 1-year-old daughter. And since she hasn't revealed their names or identities, we're sure she'll follow a similar protocol with baby nr 3. 

Jo-Ann joins a long list of local and international celebs who have welcomed new little members into their fold. And since their parents cause quite a stir whenever they do pretty much anything, their babes deserve a mention too, right? 

While it’s way too early to tell whether the little ones will follow in their famous parents’ footsteps, it’s fun to see whether they’ve inherited their good looks! 

Take a look:

1. Chicago

Party of 5

A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

Kim Kardashian was the first of her famous family to share baby news with the birth of her baby girl, Chicago, on 15 January. Little Chi is Kim's third child with husband rapper Kanye West, joining siblings North and Saint. 

2. Lakhanya

You didn't just make me a mother, but you've made a mother out of me.????

A post shared by Busiswa Gqulu (@busiswaah) on

First-time mom/singer Busiswa Gqulu and DJ Katlego Mlangeni (AKA DJ Kaygee the Vibe) welcomed a son, Lakhanya, this past January. 

3. Adrienne Zoey

A post shared by Roxy Burger (@roxyburger) on

Actress and television presenter Roxy Burger and husband Neil Shraga became parents when daughter, Adrienne Zoey, was born on 12 January. 

4. Khumo

On 31 January, Actress Gail Mabalane and Kwaito star and actor Kabelo Mabalane became parents a second time around to a baby boy, Khumo. The pair already have a daughter named Zoe. 

5. Gio Grace

Adam Levine and model Behati Prinsloo welcomed daughter nr 2, Gio Grace, on 15 February. Their first child, Dusty Rose, was born in 2016. 

6. Stormi

A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

The youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner brood, Kylie Jenner broke the internet in February when she shared that she had given birth to a baby girl, Stormi, with boyfriend and rapper Travis Scott. 

7. Zhuri Ngilosi

Actress Samkelo Ndlovu gave birth to a daughter, Zhuri Ngilosi, on 15 February. She shared via social media that Zhuri is Swahili for beautiful and Ngilosi is translated to angel in both Xhosa and Zulu. 

8. Sana

Dancer and choreographer Nkateko ‘Takkies’ Maswanganye shared that she was expecting via a social media post while still on her honeymoon with hubby Chris Dinwiddie, and gave birth to the couple's first child, baby girl Sana on 14 March. 

9. Elsa


TV personality Minki van der Westhuizen and former rugby player Ernst Joubert added another bundle of joy to their family on 16 March. The baby girl, Elsa, joins older sisters Elise and Katerien. 

10. True

Khloe Kardashian's baby girl True was born on 12 April, her first child with basketball player Tristan Thompson. She is the third Kardashian-Jenner sister to give birth this year. 

11. Tiana Gia 

Dwayne Johnson and girlfriend Lauren Hashian welcomed their second child, Tiana Gia, this past April. The pair had their first daughter, Jasmine, in 2015. 

12. Louis


Will and Kate became parents for a third time on 23 April. The little prince officially known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge is fifth in line to the throne.

13. Khalid 

A post shared by Wayne Parnell (@parnygram) on

SA blogger Aisha Baker and cricketer Wayne Parnell became parents for the first time. On 15 May, the couple had a son who they named Khalid Parnell. 

14. Miles Theodore

Crooner John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen said hello to their second child, Miles Theodore, on 17 May. 

15. Tori Liyana

A post shared by Loyiso (@loyisobala) on

Singer Loyiso Bala and wife Jennifer welcomed their second daughter, Tori Liyana Bala, on 19 May. 

16. Ariel 

Supermodel Candice Swanepoel and fiance Hermann Nicoli's second son, Ariel, was born 19 June, joining big brother Anacã. 

17. Santiago Enrique 

Eva Longoria just became a mom for the first time. The actress gave birth to son, Santiago Enrique on 19 June and will be sharing parenting duties with husband, José Bastón. 

18. Phoenix Katlego

Meet the parents...???????

A post shared by Katlego Maboe (@katlegomaboe) on

Expresso presenter Katlego Maboe took to Instagram on 26 June to announce the birth of his and girlfriend Monique Muller's 'bouncing baby boy', Phoenix Katlego Maboe.

Who will be the next Hollywood star to catch baby fever? Email your suggestions to

Also see:   

WATCH: Gorgeous celeb pregnancy portraits
WATCH: What research has to say about maintaining a happy marriage
WATCH: Kylie Jenner welcomes her "little life" – a beautiful baby girl

Sign up for our weekly newsletter to receive Parent24 stories directly to your inbox.  
We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
What are your thoughts on the possibility of having permanent Stage 2 or 3 load shedding?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
I'll take that over constant schedule changes
13% - 704 votes
Why are we normalising Eskom’s mess?
72% - 3824 votes
I've already found alternative ways of powering my home/business
15% - 814 votes
Rand - Dollar
Rand - Pound
Rand - Euro
Rand - Aus dollar
Rand - Yen
Brent Crude
Top 40
All Share
Resource 10
Industrial 25
Financial 15
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.