A look back at Irish stars who welcomed babies in 2018

There was over 20 lovely celeb babies born this year!


2018 was quite the year for new babies in the land of Irish celebrities.

From presenters and actors to bloggers and sports stars, we could just about to keep up with all the wonderful baby joy throughout the year.

As 2018 comes to a close we’re taking a look back at all the gorgeous babies our favourite celebs welcomed this year.

Angela Scanlon

In March, presenter Angela Scanlon welcomed little Ruby with husband Roy Horgan.

Screenshot 2018-12-19 15.30.26

“Ruby Ellen Horgan… Born 25.02.18 at 3.29am – she is a dreamboat & we are so happy this little woman is ours.
Welcome to the world, peach” the post said.

Kathryn Thomas

Also in March, presenter Kathryn Thomas welcomed her first child with Padraig McLoughlin.

Screenshot 2018-12-19 15.54.08

“Ms Ellie Mcloughlin couldn’t wait any longer to meet us. Our gorgeous girl was born Fri 23rd March @ 10.02am. She is the most perfect thing I’ve ever seen and Mum and Dad are totally and utterly in love,” she revealed on Instagram.

Georgia Penna

In April, Georgia Penna secretly welcomed her little girl via surrogate.


Jenny Buckley

TV presenter Jenny Buckley welcomed her second child in April.


“Delighted to welcome our little Easter Bunny into the world. Bo Rosabel McClean arrived on Tuesday night and we are beside ourselves with love. #BabyBo #familyoffour”

Karen Koster

Xpose star Karen Koster welcomed her first girl, little Eve, in June.

The star had two boys with her husband John.


“‘Isn’t she lovely, made from love…’ The day the boys met their baby sister,” she said on Instagram.

“Eve McGuire was born on Friday 8th June at 6.44am weighing 9Ibs 4oz.  A little dote already.”

Aoibhin Garrihy

There were lots of summer babies this year, with Aoibhin Garrihy also welcoming her first child with John Burke.

Screenshot 2018-12-19 15.47.26

John broke the wonderful news on Instagram where he captioned the pic:  “Already Daddy’s little girl. 27.6.18”

Patrick Kielty

Comedian Patrick Kielty and his wife Cat Deely also welcomed their second child this summer.

Screenshot 2018-12-19 15.59.42

Cat told People: “We are over the moon with happiness and Milo is the perfect big brother.”

George McMahon 

Fair City star George McMahon also welcomed his little girl this summer with fiancee Rachel Smith.

Screenshot 2018-12-19 16.02.19

“Our baby girl Frankie McMahon.Rachel and I are in love, Thanks for all your lovely messages,” he said alongside the sweet snap on Twitter.

Bernard Brogan

Bernard Brogan welcomed not one but two babies with his wife Keira.


“Never have I felt as blessed,” he said on Instagram.

“Thank you to my beautiful wife Keira for bringing me so much joy. Welcome Donagh and Keadán Brogan.”

Tara O’Farrell 

Makeup artist and Instagram star Tara O’Farrell welcomed little Gene this summer.

Screenshot 2018-12-19 16.07.48

“The day our lives changed,” she captioned the announcement on Instagram.

Jamie Heaslip 

In July, rugby star Jamie Heaslip welcomed his first child with wife Sheena.


“Our beautiful daughter Harper Heaslip born today,” he said alongside the snap.

James Vincent McMorrow

Singer James Vincent McMorrow announced the birth of his little girl while talking about the inspiration for his new album this summer.

Screenshot 2018-12-19 16.10.37

Louise Duffy and Paul Galvin

DJ Louise Duffy and her footballer/designer hubby Paul welcomed little Esme in July.


“Three wonderful weeks getting to know this little girl; our beautiful daughter Esme Galvin,” she said on Instagram.

Johnny Sexton 

Rugby star Johnny Sexton welcomed his third child with wife Laura in August.


“Thank you for all the messages. Hard to put into words these last few days,” he said on Instagram.

“I am incredibly proud of my wife Laura and we are delighted to welcome baby Sophie into our family.

“Thankfully both Laura and Sophie are doing great and  I look forward to getting them both home to Amy and Luca.”

 Anna Saccone Joly

Popular youtube family the Saccone Joly’s welcomed their fourth child this summer.


Hubby Jonathan took to Instagram to share the exciting news alongside a beautiful photo.

He captioned the pic: “Boy meet world”.

The couple named their son Andrea.

Mairead Ronan

The presenter and DWTS contestant welcomed a little girl in August.



“Our beautiful baby girl,” she said alongside a picture of her cuddling the tot.

“Bonnie Ronan arrived 10 days ago and I’ve been snuggling her ever since.”

Emma O’Driscoll

TV presenter and former Six member Emma welcomed her first child in August.


“Our beautiful baby daughter Willow Rose Cronin is 2 weeks old already today.

“Time is flying by. We are head over heels in love with her,” she said on Instagram.

Vogue Williams and Spencer Mathews 

In September, Vogue and Spencer welcomed their first child Theodore.

Screenshot 2018-12-19 16.34.43

“This morning at 3:55 am, we welcomed our son into a quiet London hospital… He is beautiful and healthy. We feel truly blessed” she said on Instagram.

Christine Lampard

Northern Irish presenter and her footballer hubby Frank welcomed their first child together in September.

Frank already had two daughters from a previous marriage.


“Let us introduce to you our little girl.” The 39-year-old captioned the adorable first family shot.

“Patricia Charlotte Lampard. We’re so in love!”


Glenda Gilson 

Karen Koster wasnt the only expected Xpose star in 2018, as Glenda also welcomed her first baby.


“Bobby Mac arrived into the world at 11.16pm weighing 7lbs. Both mummy and little man doing well. & Daddy over the moon..” hubby Rob said in his sweet post.

Nadia Forde

Model and actress Nadia also had her first child with fiance Dominic Day.

Screenshot 2018-12-19 16.40.35

“Wyatt Winnie Day – Our Little Warrior” Nadia said on Instagram.

We told you it’s been a busy year!

And there was no shortage of baby announcements either.

Check out our list of sweet pregnancy announcements this year, with many of the stars set to welcome their little ones in 2019!

Related Stories


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

google ads
VIP Live - The home of Irish celebrities