The Best Pregnant Celebs of 2008

We've rounded up the best pregnant celebrities and celebrity moms of babies, like Gwen Stefani, Angelina Jolie, and Nicole Kidman.

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    Pregnant is the new black. There's never been a more fashionable time to be preggers as some of the biggest celebs in the universe are rocking the baby bump. Check out the gorgeous pregnancy photos to see what they're having, when they're delivering, and what they're wearing. Check back for the latest!

    Jennifer Garner

    Due date: A daughter was born January 6.
    Best known for: Playing a sexy spy on Alias, and starring in Daredevil alongside her future hubs
    Baby's daddy: Megastar actor husband (and Matt Damon BFF) Ben Affleck.
    Defining Maternity Moment: After accidentally spilling the gender to Jay Leno while pregnant with first child Violet, J-Gar was considerably more tight-lipped the second time around, saying "It always makes me laugh when people say, 'Is she?' 'Isn't she?' It's like, eventually you will know, so just chill out for a minute!" And with that prominent baby bump, now we know she is.

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    Ashlee Simpson-Wentz

    Due date: Son Bronx Mowgli was born November 20.
    Best known for: Being the punkier younger sister of singer Jessica Simpson, lip-syncing on SNL, and singing catchy pop songs
    Baby's daddy: Fall Out Boy bassist husband Pete Wentz
    Defining Maternity Moment: As one of the most surprising rumors of 2008, the duo went out of their way to dodge any pregnancy questions. They both denied the rumors, and Ashlee even said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, "Do I look like I had 10 cheeseburgers or something?" Pete also said all of the questions seemed like a "witch hunt." Soon after the duo wed in May, the truth was revealed after Ashlee began showing the inevitable baby bump, and the couple finally 'fessed up.

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    Rebecca Romijn

    Due date: Twin daughters Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip were born Dec. 28.
    Best known for: Making men drool with her appearances in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition, and her role as a transexual on the TV series Ugly Betty.
    Baby's daddy: Actor husband Jerry O'Connell.
    Defining Maternity Moment: Do we have our math right? O'Connell was quoted on July 17 as saying they were "trying hard" for a baby. A mere 11 days later, Romijn announced her pregnancy -- with twin girls! O'Connell had another foot-in-mouth moment when he called his wife "huge" during an appearance on Late Night With Conan O'Brien. He publicly apologized to her and promised he'd come home bearing flowers. Aw.

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    Gillian Anderson

    Due date: Son Felix was born October 15.
    Best known for: Her role as the smoldering Scully on sci-fi series The X-Files
    Baby's daddy: Longtime businessman boyfriend Mark Griffiths
    Defining Maternity Moment: With 22-month-old son Oscar and 13-year-old daughter Piper at home, Gillian has said this time around that she's just going to take it easy. "Poor Piper lived in my [X-Files] trailer for the first nine years of her life. So now, to be able to make the choice not to work at the end of my last pregnancy -- because I worked right up to the end of Piper's -- and not to work for the first six months after having Oscar was quite wonderful."

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    Naomi Watts

    Due date: Son Samuel Kai was born December 13.
    Best known for: Acting in blockbuster hits like King Kong and The Ring.
    Baby's daddy: Actor boyfriend Liev Schreiber
    Defining Maternity Moment: Naomi has a knack for getting pregnant with her BFFs. When the actress was pregnant with first child Alexander "Sasha" Pete in 2007, her good friend, actress Isla Fisher, was also expecting. This summer, she shared her pregnancy with longtime best friend Nicole Kidman.

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    Michelle Monaghan

    Due date: Daughter Willow Katherine was born on November 5.
    Best known for: Sharing the silver screen with hotties, like Patrick Dempsey in Made of Honor and Shia LaBeouf in Eagle Eye.
    Baby's daddy: Graphic designer husband Peter White.
    Defining Maternity Moment: Can you imagine needing to look camera-ready gorgeous during the queasy first trimester? This starlet was secretly pregnant while doing press for Made of Honor. She spilled the beans to her co-stars, including Patrick Dempsey, but asked them to stay mum until she confirmed her pregnancy a few weeks later.

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    Nicole Kidman

    Due date: Daughter Sunday Rose was born July 7.
    Best known for: Being a major movie star and the ex-wife of Tom Cruise
    Baby's daddy: Country singer husband Keith Urban
    Defining Maternity Moment: After suffering an ectopic pregnancy and a miscarriage during her marriage to Cruise, we were all rooting for Nicole to become a mom again (she's already mama to adopted children Isabella and Connor). The couple know the sex, but they're not spilling.

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    Minnie Driver

    Due date: Son Henry Story was born on September 5.
    Best known for: Being nominated as best supporting actress for Good Will Hunting (and getting unceremoniously dumped by costar Matt Damon), and starring with Eddie Izzard in FX's The Riches
    Baby's daddy: Unknown
    Defining Maternity Moment: Although she came clean about her pregnancy on The Tonight Show, she's never spilled the beans on who the daddy is, saying only, "I'm the public person and he can stay private."

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    Amy Poehler

    Due date: Son Archie Arnett was born October 25.
    Best known for: Starring on Saturday Night Live and being BFF with Tina Fey
    Baby's daddy: Comedic actor husband Will Arnett
    Defining Maternity Moment: Life imitates art as Poehler confirmed her pregnancy while doing press for Baby Mama, where she played an expectant surrogate.


    Gwen Stefani

    Due date: Son Zuma Nesta Rock was born on August 21, joining son Kingston, 2.
    Best known for: Fronting the ska band No Doubt and designing L.A.M.B., her fashion line
    Baby's daddy: Rocker husband Gavin Rossdale
    Defining Maternity Moment: After years of songs about longing for a family, we were thrilled for Gwen when she gave birth to son Kingston in 2006. Now her father-in-law has confirmed rumors that she's preggers with #2. Despite never leaving the house without a perfect coif and her signature red lipstick, there's something so lovably down-to-earth about Gwen -- she's even whipping out the same maternity clothes she wore last time around.

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    Angelina Jolie

    Due date: Twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline were born July 12.
    Best known for: Winning the Oscar for Girl, Interrupted, saving the world, and being impossibly gorgeous
    Baby's daddy: Actor boyfriend Brad Pitt (heard of him?)
    Defining Maternity Moment: Still in her early 30s, Angelina delivered twins in July 2008 and daughter Shiloh in 2006. Already mama to adopted children Maddox, Pax, and Zahara, that brings her grand total to six kids, making us wonder what we've been doing with our time. Angie kept mostly mum at the beginning of her second pregnancy (even scolding a CNN reporter who tried to bring it up) but debuted an undeniable bump at the Film Independent's Spirit Awards.

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    Tori Spelling

    Due date: Daughter Stella Doreen was born June 9.
    Best known for: Playing Donna on Beverly Hills 90210 and being the daughter of late TV mega-hit producer Aaron Spelling
    Baby's daddy: Actor husband Dean McDermott
    Defining Maternity Moment: Baby #1 Liam hadn't even reached his first birthday before Tori announced she was expecting again. Get this for an anticlimactic spill-the-beans moment: She wrote "I'm a big brother" on a note, pinned it to Liam's shirt, and waited for her husband to figure it out -- and waited some more. Finally after 5 minutes Tori had to explain it to him.

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    Jessica Alba

    Due date: Daughter Honor Marie was born June 7.
    Best known for: Starring in Fantastic Four
    Baby's daddy: Movie producer fiance Cash Warren
    Defining Maternity Moment: Alba and Warren broke up in the summer of 2007, but must have had fun making up, because soon she announced she was pregnant. Alba has a bit of a bad rep for not embracing her Latina roots, but she has said in interviews that although she didn't grow up speaking Spanish, she plans to raise her child to be bilingual.

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    Halle Berry

    Due date: Daughter Nahla Ariela was born March 16.
    Best known for: Being the first African-American to win the Best Actress Oscar
    Baby's daddy: Canadian model boyfriend Gabriel Aubry
    Defining Maternity Moment: It just goes to show that looks aren't everything: Despite being one of the most gorgeous women on the planet, Berry could not find a good man, divorcing baseball player David Justice and then R&B crooner Eric Benet. She finally got lucky with superhottie and reportedly nice guy Aubry. With two such uber-stunning parents, this baby's hit the genetic jackpot -- and may even give Shiloh a run for her money.

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    Cate Blanchett

    Due date: Son Ignatius Martin was born April 13.
    Best known for: Winning the Oscar for playing Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator
    Baby's daddy: Playwright husband Andrew Upton
    Defining Maternity Moment: Cate is always effortlessly elegant, and maternity dressing is no exception (see recent Academy Awards, Film Spirit). We're also dying to know her baby name shortlist for #3; with sons Dashiell and Roman (she's reportedly having another boy), we know it's gonna be a good one.

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    Jennifer Lopez

    Due date: Twins Max and Emme were born on February 22.
    Best known for: Her famous boyfriends (P. Diddy and Ben Affleck) and her many marriages. And -- oh yeah -- she sings, dances, and acts, too.
    Baby's daddy: Singer husband Marc Anthony
    Defining Maternity Moment: Just call her Mommy from the Block. When Lopez's famously cut abs went undercover, the chatter started. When she started toning down her dance moves and wearing empire-waist dresses (and, um, did she eat a huge lunch?), the gossip reached a fever pitch. She finally confirmed her obvious pregnancy on the last date of her concert tour, but remained mum on the baby's ETA or the speculation that she was carrying twins.

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    Christina Aguilera

    Due date: Son Max Liron was born January 12.
    Best known for: Possessing killer pipes, and going from sexed-up to old-school on her latest album, Back to Basics
    Baby's daddy: Music exec husband Jordan Bratman
    Defining Maternity Moment: Privacy, apparently, is what a girl wants. In the first few months, Aguilera wouldn't confirm her preggo status, but she pointed out her bump with a big smile on stage, and Paris Hilton forced her out of the pg-closet by calling her "the most beautiful pregnant woman in the world." Near the end of her pregnancy, she finally flaunted the belly during a nude photo shoot for Marie Claire.

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    Nicole Richie

    Due date: Daughter Harlow Winter Kate was born January 11.
    Best known for: Starring in The Simple Life -- and being very very skinny
    Baby's daddy: Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden
    Defining Maternity Moment: And you thought everyone knew about you well before the 12-week safe-to-tell mark! Buzz that the itsy-bitsy Richie was preggers started when she was just 10 weeks along. She used all manner of diversions -- pillows, flowy clothes, huge designer purses -- to hide her bump, but when she confirmed the pregnancy at almost four months, we all already knew.

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