As the masses slowly re-entered the world in 2021, these celebs preferred to stay indoors just a bit longer, perhaps predictably resulting in several pregnancies as the pandemic rolled on.
Check out these stars who’ve welcomed babies in 2022.
Jeannie Mai and Jeezy
Jeannie Mai of “The Real” announced the birth of her first child with her husband, Jeezy, on Instagram Jan. 11.
“I asked God for a life of love and happiness. He sent me my family. Baby Jenkins is here 🍼❤️,” the daytime talk show host gushed as she shared a photo of the newborn wrapped in a blanket.
Mai opted not to have children with her first husband, Freddy Harteis, resulting in their 2017 divorce. Marrying Jeezy in 2021, however, changed her perspective on motherhood.
“You know, I was like, I know exactly what I want, I know exactly what kind of woman I want to be, and I always said, I’d never be a mom,” Mai shared on “The Real” while announcing her pregnancy. “You never say never, and that love can really change you.”
Ashley Graham and Justin Ervin
Model Ashley Graham welcomed twin boys with her husband Justin Ervin on Jan. 7.
“Justin and I are so excited to share that our baby boys are here. They were born early this morning at home and are happy and healthy,” Graham wrote on her Instagram Story.
“I’m taking some time to heal up and connect with my husband and three boys, but I truly cannot wait to share more with you all.”
Their twins join big brother, Isaac, who was born in January 2020.
Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan announced the birth of her daughter Kalista Belle Kwan Jan. 5 on Instagram.
“I’m overjoyed and tears of happiness are streaming down my face as I share the news of the arrival of Kalista Belle Kwan!” the 41-year-old mom shared. “I’ve always wanted to be a mom and, to me, she’s a perfect miracle.”
The notoriously private athlete chose not to reveal her child’s father. Kwan married Coast Guard lieutenant Clay Pell in 2013, but the pair filed for divorce in 2017, citing irreconcilable differences.
Sharelle Rosado and Chad Johnson
“Selling Tampa” star Sharelle Rosado and fiancé, former NFL star Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, welcomed their first child together, a baby girl named Serenity Paula Johnson, Jan. 2.
“Just delivered Serenity ‘Hurricane’ Paula Johnson 👣,” the athlete shared via Instagram alongside a photo of himself cutting the newborn’s umbilical cord.
“The moment the doctors put baby Serenity in my arms, a feeling of calm washed over me,” Rosado exclusively told Page Six at the time. “I was exhausted from the delivery but when our eyes met for the first time, it was this instant connection of unconditional love.
Rosado also has three other children from a previous relationship and Johnson has seven kids with six other women.