10 Celebs Who Had Back-to-Back Babies
It’s a full house for Liv Tyler, who gave birth to her third child—daughter Lula Rose—on July 8, 2016, just 17 months after welcoming son Sailor Gene. After a 10-year age gap between the birth of her first child (son Milo is from a previous relationship), the actress seemed pretty excited about the new addition when she first took to Instagram to announce that she was preggers less than a year after having Sailor. "Oh my goodness it seems the stork is visiting us again!!" she wrote. "Our family is growing!!" And while she admitted to E! News that the back-to-back pregnancies had left her feeling kind of tired and like she’d been rocking a bump forever, Tyler said she always wanted a big family and is grateful for all the opportunities that have come her way. “I always say this little mantra to myself that the Universe only gives you what you can handle,” she explained. “So then I say thank you for giving me so much because I can handle it.”
It was happiness all around when Kate Middleton welcomed daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana in May 2015, just 21 months after the birth of son George. The regal baby, whose title is Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, is fourth in line to the throne behind grandfather Prince Charles, daddy William and brother George. Doting grandpa Charles was smitten by the lass right away, saying during an appearance five weeks after Charlotte's birth that she was "already sleeping through the night and was much easier on mum than Prince George."
The pop diva lived up to the lyrics of her hit song and "did it again" with the September 2006 birth of her second son Jayden James only 12 months after welcoming Sean Preston. Though she was thrilled with the surprise of baby No. 2 with then-husband Kevin Federline, at the time she said, "I feel like I've been pregnant for 10 years!"
Only 10 months after welcoming daughter Hattie in October 2011, Tori Spelling added a fourth child to her brood with the birth of son Finn (joining big sibs Liam and Stella). "The new baby was clearly unplanned but I am thrilled and I would have lots of babies if I could, I love being a mom," Tori said during her pregnancy."All my friends keep asking me [if it was planned] and I'm like, 'Seriously? Hattie was one month old. Do you think it was planned?'" The reality star and lifestyle maven is also stepmom to husband Dean McDermott's son Jack.
"Apparently it was a part of God's plan for my life," the singer told Jay Leno about finding out she was pregnant with son Ace a mere seven months after daughter Maxwell was born in May 2012 (their birthdays are just 13 months apart!). "I was extremely shocked. I was shocked because I was going through a lot of hormonal changes trying to get back to the old, vibrant Jessica," said Simpson, who is married to baby daddy and former NFL player Eric Johnson.
The movie star told Ellen DeGeneres that the talk-show host was a "fertility good luck charm" after her unexpected pregnancies came close after appearances on DeGeneres' show: "The first time I was here I was pregnant and no one knew it and then the second time I just had my baby, but I got pregnant again." Just 16 months separate Fox's sons Noah, born September 2012, and Bohdi, born February 2014, with husband Brian Austin Green. Sadly, the couple is now estranged.
The Aussie actress definitely had her hands full by having two sons, Sasha (born July 2007) and Kai (born December 2008), only 16 months apart. But Watts—who became a mom at 38—admits she regrets not having a bigger brood. "I should have had more kids, started younger," she told MORE magazine. "I feel like the births of my children were so huge, but I don't remember either of them well. I wish I could have it all back but without the pain."
Kerri Walsh Jennings
"That's exactly how we wanted it," volleyball phenom Kerri Walsh Jennings wrote in her blog for People about the 12-month age difference between her "Irish twins," sons Joseph and Sundance, born in May 2009 and 2010. The gold medal-winning Olympian and her own big brother Marte are 11 months apart, which made them close friends as well as siblings, just what she wanted for her own kids. "It was my dream to have our children so close to each other and I feel so grateful and humbled that the big guy upstairs blessed us with the realization of that dream," she wrote. Walsh and fellow volleyball star husband Casey Jennings also have a daughter, Scout, born in April 2013.
For supermodel Heidi Klum, motherhood—times three!—came quickly for her and Seal. Klum was already pregnant when the two started dating, and the "Kiss From a Rose" singer was present at the birth of daughter Leni in May 2004 (her biological dad is Klum's ex-boyfriend Flavio Briatore). Klum and then-husband Seal soon welcomed son Henry, born only 16 months later, followed by son Johan, who's just 14 months younger than his older brother. "It's the most wonderful thing that your body goes through. It's producing another human being!" the supermodel told US Weekly about being pregnant. "What a miracle. It's never boring. Not old hat like, 'Oh, I've done it three times.' Every time is a new first time and I love it." Klum also got to experience pregnancy a fourth time with daughter Lou, born three years later.
Reality TV star Kim Zolciak documented her back-to-back pregnancies on her Bravo show Don't Be Tardy. The mom to older daughters Brielle and Ariana had four kids in close succession with second husband Kroy Biermann: sons KJ and Kash are only 14 months apart, born in May 2011 and August 2012, respectively, followed by twins Kaia and Kane 15 months later. "We are officially the 'Biermann Bunch' now!" Zolciak wrote on Instagram after the birth of her fifth and sixth babies. In fact, the reality star even revealed on Instagram that Kane's middle name Ren was in honor of "my OBGYN who has delivered 5 of the 6 kiddos, who has also been a big part of my life for 12 yrs and we simply adore him."