Love rules as Kim, Kanye and celeb couples ring in 2013

New Year's Eve is a romantic time, as couples reflect on their past and look forward to the future. And that kind of nostalgia was clearly embraced by pregnant Kim Kardashian and her beau, Kanye West.

Both were celebrating at Las Vegas' plush Mirage Resort Hotel and Casino after announcing that Kim was pregnant and they will welcome their first child in 2013.


Dad-to-be Kanye confirmed the happy news during a performance in Atlantic City on Sunday night, asking the crowd to congratulate his "baby mama" Kim, who was watching from the wings.

As they posed at their end of year bash, the singer placed a loving and protective arm around the reality TV queen, who looked glamorous in in a black lacy number which, as yet, didn't give away any hint of a baby bump.

Another expectant couple ringing in the New Year were Latin singer Shakira and her footballer love Gerard Pique. The towering athlete was seen cuddling his lady and toasting the night with a glass of champagne. "Here is to a great 2013! Happy New Year!" read the accompanying caption.



Just like Kim and Kanye, Shakira and Gerard will become parents for the first time when their son is born later this year. And although the sex of their unborn child is known, his famous parents are still looking for the perfect name. Gerard recently revealed during a radio interview that the couple had not decided what to call their first-born.

"Concerning the name, we just haven't been able to decide," he said. "There are ridiculous names, like Ulisito, that came out of the press' need to report nonsense. There was also Biel, which we like, but I don't think it will be that one either, or Gerard. We'll see."

Meanwhile, fun-loving Modern Family star Sofia Vergara was in high spirits as she and fiancé Nick Loeb partied the night away at the Delano Hotel in Miami, Florida. The curvy star teamed oversized comedy glasses with her sexy leather-detail dress and  later shared a lingering kiss with Nick as the clock struck midnight.




2013 might be the year the 40-year-old actress walks down the aisle with her handsome businessman, who popped the question against the stunning backdrop of the Chichen Itza Mayan pyramids during the summer.

Elsewhere, Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon took time off from twins Monroe and Moroccan to party in style, while actress Liv Tyler marked the night in a different kind of couple – with her young son Milo. Liv posted a poignant snap of mother and son watching the sun set over the sparkling water, with a caption that simply read: "Bye bye 2012".