9 celebrities who are expecting Year of the Rooster babies in 2017

By Lynn Wee   — January 10, 2017
  • 1. Amanda Seyfried
    1 / 9 1. Amanda Seyfried

    This 30-year-old announced that she was pregnant with her first child in early December. 

    She got engaged to fiancé Thomas Sadoski in September and the duo are extremely excited about their baby news as Amanda has reportedly wanted to be a mother for some time. 

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  • 8. Jay Chou & Hannah Quinlivan
    2 / 9 8. Jay Chou & Hannah Quinlivan

    This loving couple is expecting their second baby  a boy.

    Chou announced this on Facebook  a minute into Valentine’s Day  with a photo of himself on a boat with Quinlivan, posing with her pregnant belly. 

    In the cryptic post, Chou alluded to the Chinese saying that a daughter is her father’s lover in a previous life.

    “It’s time for mummy’s past-life lover to arrive,” the 38-year-old wrote, before wishing everyone a happy Valentine’s Day.

    They married in July 2014, before holding their wedding in January 2015. Their daughter, Hathaway, was born in July 2015

    Related: Jay Chou: what you did not know about this doting husband and father

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  • 2. Ciara
    3 / 9 2. Ciara

    Looks like Ciara’s son, Future, (from her previous relationship with an ex-partner) is going to be a big brother! 

    The singer and her NFL hubby are expecting a child together in 2017 after tying the knot in July.

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  • 3. Gal Gadot
    4 / 9 3. Gal Gadot

    Wonderwoman is expecting a wonder baby next year! 

    The 31-year-old actress shared her happy news in an Instagram post clutching her blossoming bump next to her husband Yaron Versano. 

    The duo are already parents to five-year-old Alma.

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  • 4. Irina Shayk
    5 / 9 4. Irina Shayk

    News of Irina’s pregnancy leaked when she strutted her stuff at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show a few days ago in Paris. 

    Despite being in her second trimester, the Russian model worked it on the runway. 

    This will be her first child with actor Bradley Cooper

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  • 5. Marion Cotillard
    6 / 9 5. Marion Cotillard

    This French actress is expecting baby number two with her long-term partner, Guillaume Canet. Baby Canet will join big brother Marcel who is five. 

    The couple had to announce their hush-hush pregnancy under dramatic circumstances when tabloid rumours pit Marion as the reason behind Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s split.

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  • 6. Natalie Portman
    7 / 9 6. Natalie Portman

    Natalie is normally super shy when it comes to her private life and doesn’t disclose any details but she couldn’t hide this secret when she was spied with a baby bump at the Venice Film Festival. 

    This will be the actress’s second child with husband Benjamin Millipied

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  • 7. Sophie Hunter
    8 / 9 7. Sophie Hunter

    There’s another Cumber-baby on the way! 

    Sophie and Benedict are set to say hello to another child (they are already parents to one-year-old Christopher). 

    The Sherlock actor has said this about being a father: “Having a baby – it’s massive. And on a very unexpected level. Suddenly I understood my parents much more profoundly than I ever had before.”

    Related: Baby blues and postnatal depression: What you need to know

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  • 9. Shaun Chen
    9 / 9 9. Shaun Chen

    Mediacorp actor Shaun Chen, 38, is halfway towards his target.

    “My ideal number of children is four. The more kids the merrier,” he tells The Straits Times.

    On Valentine’s Day, the Malaysia-born Chen announced on Instagram that his wife, Celine Chin, is four months pregnant. 

    The couple has a one-year-old daughter Nellie.

    Along with a happy shot, he posted a caption that said: “Is it going to be my or her Valentine’s? Or perhaps a little brother or sister to the elder girl? Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!” 

    Related: Shaun Chen wants 4 kids; baby No. 2 on the way 

    A version of this article first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly.

    (Photos: 123RF.com, respective celebrities’ Facebook) 

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