Hooray for new mom Jessica Simpson and the recently announced arrival of her bundle of joy, daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson . The birth announcement, which Simpson shared on her website, is the latest in a relatively long list of celebrity baby births that have caused quite the stir in the media. Does Maxwell Drew have what it takes to grace magazine covers and launch countless headlines? Only time will tell.
Here are five other celebrity babies that received royal treatment:
Suri Cruise generates the kind of media coverage and public interest that most adult celebrities would kill for. Born on April 18, 2006, the blue-eyed, brown-haired beauty caused a media storm from the get-go. Do you remember that Brooke Shields also gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on that same day? Probably not. The photogenic little lass made her debut on the cover of Vanity Fair via a top-secret photo shoot with dad Tom Cruise and mom Katie Holmes, and she’s been photographed ever since, from every public outing to every birthday.
Moroccan and Monroe Cannon:
Very proud parents Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon were not at all shy about sharing the details of their highly-anticipated new additions with the world. Carey and Cannon introduced their son and daughter, nicknamed “Dem babies,” via a special interview on “20/20″ after which they launched their “Dem Babies” website to give their adoring public even more info and access to their new bundles of joy.
Max and Emme Anthony:
Although Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony were used to living their lives in the spotlight, the former couple remained cagey about Lopez’s pregnancy, despite the fact that the seemingly forever svelte star was getting wider in only one place, her middle. Although it seemed like the worst-kept-secret around, their “strategy” only fueled the buzz surrounding their babies’ arrival. Lopez and Anthony were not quite as shy with the way in which they chose to unveil their bundles of joy; a cover story in People that reportedly cost the mag a pretty penny to the tune of $4-6 million.
Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox Jolie-Pitt:
Speaking of pricey cover photos, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt lead the way when it comes to banking the most buck for their babies, all for a good cause however, since they’ve given the money earned from their kids’ magazine covers to charity. Shiloh Jolie-Pitt was the first of two headline-making births for Jolie and Pitt. The couple traveled all the way to Africa for the occasion in 2006, to the small Cottage Medi-Clinic in Swakopmund, a coastal town of some 20,000 in the African nation of Namibia to be specific. Twins Vivienne and Knox were born in an equally if not more exotic location, the Fondation Lenval hospital in Nice, France. Shiloh’s cover reportedly cost People $4.1 million, while Vivienne and Knox’s first photos were rumored to cost $14 million, the price of which People shared with Britain’s Hello! Magazine.
Blue Ivy Carter:
The first-born of mega moguls Beyoncé and Jay-Z was famous many months before she was born, thanks to the proud momma-to-be’s now-famous pregnancy announcement at the 2011 VMAs . The arrival of Blue Ivy Carter earlier this year is still a topic of conversation, particularly after the happy couple released the first photos of their baby via Jay’s website, and a brand-new song featuring little Blue’s cries and coos .
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