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Alex Jones, Janet Jackson and other celebrity mums celebrate their first Mother’s Day

Sophie Hamilton
Parenting Editor
17 March 2017
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Mother’s Day is a special day for mums all over the world, and this Sunday 26th March sees a group of celebrity ladies celebrating the important day for the first time. In the last year, we’ve seen the likes of Alex Jones, Janet Jackson and Princess Sofia of Sweden become new mums and followed their emotional journeys into motherhood.

The One Show presenter Alex Jones and her husband Charlie Thompson welcomed their new baby boy Teddy into the world this January. Full name Edward Alun Burrell Thomson, their adorable son was born at the Hammersmith and Fulham hospital weighing 7lbs 11oz. Alex said: "It was all very straightforward. Charlie was with me and mum and dad were in the waiting room… the last four days have been heaven. We're in this bubble the three of us. It's just the best time." Alex posted a snap on her Instagram page showing Teddy’s tiny hand holding her finger. She wrote, "My new obsession. #soinlovewithhim". Wishing you a happy first Mother’s Day Alex!

Look at our gallery for more heart-warming celebrity Mother’s Day stories. It’s been a busy year for these first-time mums…

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Happy Mother’s Day to Princess Sofia of Sweden, who is a proud new mum to baby boy Prince Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil, Duke of Södermanland with husband Prince Carl Phillip. The Royal couple welcomed their beautiful baby boy last April 19, who weighed about 7.9lbs. A statement on the royal Facebook page said: "The Marshal of the Realm is delighted to announce that HRH Princess Sofia gave birth to a healthy child."

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Actress Sophie Austin, 33, will be celebrating Mother’s Day with Coronation Street actor husband Shane Ward and their first child, Willow May Ward. The happy couple were overjoyed to announce their new arrival in December, with Shane tweeting: "Proud to share our incredible news. Me and Sophie had a beautiful baby girl. We are completely besotted and in love with the deepest of hearts. Our world. Willow May Ward."

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Congratulations to new mum Behati Prinsloo! Namibian model Behati, 27, and Maroon Five frontman Adam Levine, 37, became proud parents to baby girl Dusty Rose Levine on 21 September. Behati recently revealed she’s always wanted children: "I've always, since a little girl always wanted a family, a big family. I'm an only child so I wanted like, ten kids for sure." And Adam agrees, "I want to have 100 kids. I want to have more kids than would be socially responsible."

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It’s a first Mother’s Day for US model Chrissy Teigen, 31, and singer John Legend who welcomed adorable baby girl Luna in April 2016. "Our new love is here! Luna Simone Stephens, born on Thursday, the 14th. We couldn't be happier!" John tweeted about her arrival. Chrissy, 31, has spoken openly about their struggle to conceive and IVF journey, and more recently about her battle with postnatal depression. We hope the family have a special day together.

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Janet Jackson and her businessman husband Wissam Al Mana became parents to their first child in January, naming their son Eissa Al Mana. A rep for 50-year-old singer confirmed to Hello! at the time: "Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world. Janet had a stress-free, healthy delivery and is resting comfortably." Since the birth two months ago, the singer has been keeping out of the limelight apart from a recent shopping trip with her mum Katherine, 86, and sister Rebbie, 66. We wish the happy couple a wonderful Mother’s Day with their little boy.

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A very Happy Mother’s Day to new mum Nicky Hilton! The 32-year-old socialite and hotel heiress welcomed sweet daughter Lily Grace Victoria Rothschild with husband James Rothschild last July. Shortly after Lily’s birth, Nicky wrote a lovely note to husband James on their first wedding anniversary: "Thankful for the best anniversary gift ever our beautiful daughter Lily Grace." The family have recently been spotted out on family strolls together with in New York.

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Singer Paloma Faith became mum to her baby with boyfriend Leyman Lahcine in December. Paloma, 35, announced her news in a handwritten note on her Instagram page: "After a difficult birth resulting in an emergency caesarean I gave birth to my first child with whom I am over the moon, in love and delighted. What a trip!" Paloma is yet to reveal her baby’s name, having asked her fans for privacy at this special time in her life. "I really do not want this child to be in the public eye as it won't have chosen to and I hope everyone can understand that," she wrote, "I am nervous and excited about being a mum and just need to be normal and low-key for a while…I want the baby to have the freedom of a normal life."