The 2021 Thanksgiving came with a blast. The annual holiday celebration is a day to gather friends, family, and colleagues for a good time and enjoy a lovely meal together. It’s also a time to meditate on the things you’re most grateful for and give appreciation to people that deserve it.
This year, many celebrities have lots of reasons to be thankful. From overcoming difficult moments to finally finding love, the list is almost endless. Notably, some of them welcomed a bundle of joy over the year.
A new baby certainly adds more happiness and joy to the celebratory mood of the holiday. When the special day comes, these celebrities will be particularly thankful for their babies as they celebrate being a first-time parent or another stint at parenthood.
Here is a shortlist of four celebrity families that commemorated the holiday with their new babies.
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Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Andre Gray
For starters, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Andre Gray got a twofold blessing a few months before Thanksgiving. The “Little Mix” singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock and her fiancé welcomed twins, which they disclosed on social media sometime in August.
“We asked for a miracle, but we were given two,” Pinnock said, showing gratitude for the blessing of having two kids at a go. She added, “Our Cubbies are here 16/08/21.”
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The pair met in a club in Marbella and went public with their relationship in 2016. Since then, Gray and Pinnock kept fans up to date with their lovey-dovey life, dishing out serious relationship goals over the last four years.
The couple got engaged in May 2020, and in May 2021, Pinnock announced that she was pregnant. With the arrival of the new kids, Thanksgiving this year was different for the pair as they spent more time creating a bond with their bundles of joy.
Ludacris And Euoxie
Over a decade has passed since Ludacris met his wife Eudoxie on the rapper’s self-acclaimed day “Ludaday” – a weekend tradition he stated to bring celebrity friends and families together.
Ultimately the special day initiated a relationship that led to marriage in the few years that followed their encounter. They initially bore a kid to add to the pair Ludacris had from his previous affairs.
This Thanksgiving, the couple had every reason to be grateful. Eudoxie suffered a miscarriage two years ago, which brought a long period of sad times. They helped each other push through the pain and kept trying for another child.
In August, the pair announced that they had welcomed a new baby girl to add to the mix. They named her Chance Oyali after Euxodie’s late grandmother, who hails from Gabon. One thing is for sure the couple will be enamored of their new babe.
Usher And Jennifer Goicoechea
Usher and Jennifer Goicoechea spent Thanksgiving as the proud parents of two. In September, the veteran musician and his girlfriend welcomed their son, Sire Castrello Raymond. However, they introduced him to their fans via Instagram the next month.
The father-of-four, gushing with joy, shared a cute monochrome of the newest addition to the family. “Hi my name is Sire Castrello Raymond … I am the newest addition to the Raymond crew,” he wrote. “I was born Sept 29, 2021, at 6:42 p.m. weighing 7lbs 13oz. Hear me roar, A.K.A Ra Ra Gang.”
The child’s arrival follows the birth of their daughter, Sovereign Bo Raymond, last year. Usher also shares two kids with his ex-lover Tameka Foster– Usher V and Naviyd Ely, born in 2007 and 2008.
The Usher family undoubtedly has to opt for a more sizeable turkey during future Thanksgivings.
Scott Speedman And Lindsay Rae Hoffman
Just like Usher’s family, Scott Speedman and his lady, Lindsay Rae Hoffman, welcomed their babe in the same month, opting for home delivery. They waited a week after she was born to announce her arrival on Instagram.
The “Grey’s Anatomy” actor posted two adorable pictures with his daughter. He captioned it, “Pfeiffer Lucia Speedman. Born at home 10/26/21. In awe of my girl @lindsayraehofmann. Awe,” in appreciation of his partner’s journey to motherhood.
Hoffman later disclosed the meaning of the unique names bestowed on the child, explaining Pfeiffer is “for her heart to always feel connected to the nature and sea.” Her middle name, Lucia, is because she will “forever be our little ‘light.'”
The pair revealed that Hofmann had taken in, and they were expecting their first child together in May.