Pictures Of Celebrities As Babies Biography
When two beautiful, talented people fall in love in Hollywood, it's typically headline news. But when actress Penelope Cruz and actor Javier Bardem started dating in 2007, the highly private power couple managed to keep their romance a secret for more than a year...until fellow actor Woody Harrelson accidentally leaked their relationship to the press.
But Cruz and Bardem were more successful in keeping their July 2010 wedding from the paparazzi, as well as their even bigger news: The couple was expecting their first child. In September, after the baby bump became undeniable, the pair confirmed Cruz was expecting. The actress gave birth to a boy, Leo, in January, but didn't announce the tidings until almost a week afterward. They also kept surprisingly mum about their son's name, until director and family friend Santiago Segura accidentally blurted it out—ironically, while chastising journalists about respecting the couple's privacy.
Could 2011 have gotten any better for actress Natalie Portman? She spent the first half of the year on the red carpet, snagging an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a SAG award for her role in Black Swan. And standing in the wings as she won honor after honor was her supportive Black-Swan-choreographer-turned-fiancée, Benjamin Millepied—who also happened to be the father of their baby-to-be.
Somehow Portman managed to make pregnancy look classy, with women scrambling to emulate her red-carpet maternity looks. She also gave a moving acceptance speech in which she credited Millepied with giving her "the most important role of [her] life."
Aleph Portman-Millepied was born in June. Natalie, inspired by her Israeli heritage, chose his name from the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, which also represents the "oneness of God" and the element air.
Ok, so this one should probably make our list for 2012, but the buzz surrounding the potential 2011 birth of this power couple's progeny is too loud to be ignored. In case you missed the news, the due date for Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z's baby was moved from February 2012 to December of this year, making it more and more likely that this will be one of the last, big celebrity births of 2011. While the rock royalty have kept silent about their impending parenthood, Beyoncé's former Destiny's Child bandmate, Kelly Rowland, made a slip of the tongue last month, leading reporters to believe the couple will welcome a little girl.