Janet Jackson, Kate Winslet

The holidays are a special time for many, but for some celebrities, there was even more to celebrate this year.

Kate Winslet revealed she had married beau Ned Rocknroll in a super-secret ceremony. Janet Jackson's boyfriend reportedly put a ring on it. Several famous names also announced new or upcoming additions to their family, such as Jessica Simpson's adorable Christmas Day Twitter picture that confirmed her long-rumored second pregnancy. Sadly, however, the holidays also brought the loss of several beloved celebrities, including The Odd Couple's Jack Klugman and memorable character actor Charles Durning.

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Marriages and Engagements

Friday Night Lights' Zach Gilford Weds The Glades' Kiele Sanchez
Boy Meets World's Rider Strong Gets Engaged

Kate Winslet Weds in Secret Ceremony
Brandy Gets Engaged to Ryan Press
Report: Janet Jackson Engaged to Boyfriend Wissam Al Mana
CNN's Erin Burnett Weds Longtime Boyfriend
Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood Marries Sally Humphreys
Good Morning America's Sam Champion Marries

Need more? Check out all the latest celebrity weddings and engagements.

Pregnancies and Births

Kim Kardashian Pregnant with Kanye West's Baby
Matthew McConaughey Reveals Newborn Son's Name
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves Welcome Baby
Real Housewives Star Phaedra Parks Is Pregnant
It's a girl for Kings of Leon's Nathan Followill
Glee Creator Ryan Murphy Is a Dad!

Jessica Simpson Confirms Pregnancy on Twitter
The Killing's Eric Ladin Welcomes Son
Roswell's Shiri Appleby Expecting First Child
Homeland's Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy Welcome Baby Boy

Catch up on all the pregnancy and baby news here.        

Celebrity Deaths

Western Character Actor Harry Carey Jr. Dies at 91
Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Dies at 78

Thunderbirds Creator Gerry Anderson Dies
Oscar-Nominated Character Actor Charles Durning Dies at 89
Jack Klugman, The Odd Couple and Quincy, M.E. Star, Dies at 90
Iron Butterfly Bassist Lee Dorman Dies at 70
Jack Hanlon, Child Actor in Our Gang Movies, Dies at 96

See more of the stars we lost this year.