23 Stars Who Became Fathers This Year

With a new year comes a new batch of celebrity dads. George Clooney welcomed twins Alexander and Ella with wife Amal in June, while Steven Yeun, Bradley Cooper, Ian Somerhalder, and Jordan Peele all expanded their families as well. Let's take a moment to honor all the new famous dads of 2017.

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Bradley Cooper
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Bradley Cooper

The actor and model Irina Shayk officially became parents when they welcomed daughter Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper in April. The newborn is the first child for both stars, who began dating in May 2015.

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Ian Somerhalder
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Ian Somerhalder

Ian officially became a dad in late July when his wife, Nikki Reed, gave birth to their daughter, Bodhi Soleil.

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Steven Yeun
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Steven Yeun

The Walking Dead actor welcomed a baby boy named Jude Malcolm Yeun with wife Joana Pak in March, just three months after tying the knot in a stunning wedding ceremony at the historic Paramour Estate in LA.

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Andy Samberg
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Andy Samberg

The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star and his wife, Joanna Newsom, welcomed their first child, a baby girl, this year. No other details have been released yet.

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Liam Payne
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Liam Payne

Liam and Cheryl welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Bear, in March. Liam confirmed the news on Instagram by sharing the first photo of his little bundle of joy along with a touching message. "I'm incredibly happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world, it's a moment that I will never forget for the rest of my life and my favourite memory I have so far," he gushed.

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Derek Jeter
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Derek Jeter

In August, Derek became a dad when his wife, Hannah Jeter, gave birth to their first child, daughter Bella Raine Jeter.

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Ben Foster
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Ben Foster

Ben and Laura Prepon became parents to a baby girl sometime this year. No other details have been released at the time.

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Chris Kirkpatrick
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Chris Kirkpatrick

The former *NSYNC member welcomed his first child with his wife, Karly, in October. The singer shared the exciting news on Twitter, writing, "So proud of @MagicKar! She is the real Wonder Woman! Welcome our new edition Nash Dylan Kirkpatrick!!!!"

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Jason Statham
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Jason Statham

Jason and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley became parents for the first time to a baby boy in June. Rosie announced the arrival of their son on Instagram, writing, "Our little man arrived! Jack Oscar Statham 8.8lbs on Saturday June 24th. 👼🏼❤️"

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy
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Maksim Chmerkovskiy

The Dancing With the Stars pro welcomed his first child with Peta Murgatroyd in January. Maksim confirmed the happy news on Twitter, writing, "Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy 01/04/17 5:34am."

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Ryan Lochte
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Ryan Lochte

The Olympic swimmer welcomed his first child, a baby boy named Caiden Zane, with fiancée Kayla Rae Reid in June.

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Russell Wilson
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Russell Wilson

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback became a dad in April when Ciara gave birth to a baby girl named Sienna Princess Wilson (Princess is also Ciara's middle name). They also share Ciara's son, Future, from her previous relationship with rapper Future.

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Daniel Bryan
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Daniel Bryan

The WWE superstar and wife Brie Bella became parents in May when Brie gave birth to daughter Birdie Joe Danielson.

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George Clooney
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George Clooney

George and Amal became parents to not one, but two babies in June. Amal gave birth to twins Alexander and Ella, and according to George's parents, Nina and Nick Clooney, "they are gorgeous," and Nina swears "the little boy has George's nose."

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Matthew Morrison
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Matthew Morrison

The actor and his wife Renee welcomed their first child, a boy, in October. The former Glee star announced the exciting news on Instagram by sharing a sweet photo of him fist-bumping his son. "To my Newborn Child, Revel James Makai Morrison: Your Mama and Papa got this!!" he wrote. "Trust in us to guide and protect you always. To lay the tracks so your choo choo train will run smoothly throughout this world🚂. You will have all the tools to soar! We love you, and are so thankful for your arrival! The adventures are just beginning."

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Thomas Sadoski
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Thomas Sadoski

The actor and wife Amanda Seyfried welcomed their first child in March. No other information about the little one has been released.

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Jason Wahler
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Jason Wahler

In August, The Hills alum and his wife, Ashley Slack, welcomed a beautiful baby girl named Delilah. Ashley shared the first photo of the tiny tot on Instagram, writing, "Born on Aug 21st at 8:16am 7lb 12oz."

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Adam Shapiro
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Adam Shapiro

The actor and wife Katie Lowes announced the birth of their first child, a baby boy named Albee, in October. "Baby’s‪ ‬first #Scandal Thursday‪!" she wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of his adorable feet.‬ "@shappyshaps and‪ ‬I‪ ‬are thrilled to welcome Albee Shapiro to our family! We’re happy & healthy! #BabyGladiator"

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Brantley Gilbert
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Brantley Gilbert

The country star and his wife, Amber Cochran, became parents to a baby boy named Barrett Hardy-Clay Gilbert in November.