If the anticipation of Prince William and Kate Middleton's baby were likened to an earthquake, it would have already taken down the entire state of California in some horror/sci-fi movie starring Will Smith. This baby is the biggest news to hit England since America successfully seceded.
In this country we've had high expectancy about some of our celebs expecting, but nothing quite like what's going on in England. We do like our celeb babies, though and sometimes we go overboard on magazine covers, media coverage, fan-fiction, what have you.
Of the most anticipated babies to be born in the past few years, here are ten that made the most headlines.
10. Moroccan and Monroe Carey-Cannon
I think the world made such a big deal about these twins was because no one really believed that their parents, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, were actually going to last long enough as a couple to bring children into the world. We were wrong. These twins are now two years old and I imagine their daily existence involves a lot of glitter and drum-lining.
9. Sean and Jayden James Federline
Baby Sean was the first son of "chaotic" parents Britney Spears and Kevin Federline and the media went crazy over his birth. People were in such disbelief that Spears would not only marry but allow herself to conceive a baby with this guy, that little Sean made headlines. Jayden James followed a year later.
8. Scout Willis
In 1991, Demi Moore graced the cover of Vanity Fair in her birthday suit, seven months pregnant. People were outraged by how she embraced her preggo body. It led to a media frenzy over the birth of Scout, the progeny of Moore and her then-husband Bruce Willis. It might have also had to do with the fact that Scout was born before celebrity baby names ventured into "wacky" territory. 7. Apple Martin
Hey Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, you named your highly anticipated, first child Apple? Did you know that this is a fruit? Oh, you did and you are still OK with that as a name. Good for you guys.
6. Lourdes Leon
In 1996 Madonna, the queen of sex and indecency, had a little baby girl and naturally named her Lourdes. This wasn't as big of a deal as the fact that she had the baby with her personal trainer. Of all the men in the world that Madonna has allegedly been with, this is the guy she picks to father her child. Huh?
5. Suri Cruise
Remember what a huge deal the baby to be known as Suri Curise was? The marriage between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes was so fast-tracked and highly unbelievable that once Holmes announced she was pregnant people actually didn't believe it was possible (or perhaps that it wasn't Cruise's). But there is no doubt that Suri looks a lot like her dad; hopefully she knows not to jump on couches. 4. Shiloh Jolie-Pitt
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt already had two adopted children when Shiloh was born, which made the hype around her birth all the more hypier. Apparently, the couple was paid $4 million from People magazine for the first photo rights to the little one. A few years later when they had their twins, allegedly that figure jumped to $14 million. That's a hefty sum for a picture of a newborn baby, who are usually all weird looking.
3. Blue Ivy Carter
If there is any couple in this country that we can compare to royalty, Jay-Z and Beyonce are it. Blue Ivy was like our very own American princess coming into the world on a soft pillow of baby dust and angel wings. Baby dust.
2. North West
Very sadly, I think that the most hyped up baby to come out of someone's huha in a very long time was the most recent birth of North West from parents Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Why we care about this couple as much as we do is beyond me as a person, but what do I know? Maybe they are amazing people and their baby won't be spoiled at all and will grow up to be president.
1. Baby Aniston
Rumors of Jennifer Aniston's pregnancy have swirled for over a decade. She is either always pregnant, can never get pregnant or just gaining weight - all three scenarios warrant extensive media coverage. Can you imagine, then, when she actually does become pregnant how insane this country will go over that news? I fear that TMZ will literally implode with excitement, and I am just fine with that.
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