Being a celebrity used to mean well planned press releases from publicists who used all their connections to announce every bit of news a celeb wanted the public and their fans to know. Over the past few years that's all changed, thanks to social media. Celebrities no longer need to rely on their publicists and managers to release news about their client's professional or personal lives.
Now more than ever celebrities are letting us take a peek in to their very amazing and fabulous lives, even if it is through the filtered lenses of Snap Chat and Instagram. Celebs of all ages and levels of popularity are using social media to grow their fan base by documenting almost every moment of their lives.
That means that celebrities are also becoming their own publicists and using social media to share all the details of their lives with their fans, when they choose to. They use Snap Chat to post a picture with a new love interest, or Instagram to reveal a feud that has been simmering for years.
The best however is when celebrities use social media to reveal their big pregnancy news. Celebrities are choosing to make their own baby bump announcements on social media their own way, when they choose to do it. While some of them we may have expected, here are 15 celebrity pregnancy announcements that broke the internet!
15 Kylie Jenner's Stormi Reveal
Kylie Jenner is one of the most famous women in the world who managed to keep her entire 9-month pregnancy a secret, only revealing that she was a mom after she delivered her daughter.
Sure, we all were pretty sure the 20-year-old reality star was expecting her first child with boyfriend Travis Scott, but we had no confirmation. The Lip Kit founder not only managed to keep her pregnancy a secret, but she basically broke the internet when she finally revealed that she was a mother.
Jenner made her big announcement using social media and then immediately posted an 11-minute long video that showcased the entire timeline of her pregnancy. That video has racked up almost 55 million views to date!
Jenner once again broke the internet after posting a sweet picture of herself holding her newborn daughter's hand and announcing her name as Stormi Webster. That picture is the most liked picture on Instagram ever with 16,660,129 likes. If it's one thing the Kar/Jenner sisters know how to do, it's breaking the internet!
14 Khloé Kardashian Finally Speaks
Celeb watchers spent most of the months leading up to Christmas wondering when the Kardashian family was finally going to confirm those rumours that not one, not two, but three Kardashian/Jenner sisters were pregnant.
Kim Kardashian had already confirmed that she was expecting her third child via gestational carrier, but both Khloé Kardashian and Kylie Jenner were keeping mum about their respective buns in their ovens.
While many assumed we'd see a big pregnancy reveal in the family's annual Christmas card or in an episode of KUWTK, Khloé decided to use social media to announce her big news.
"My greatest dream realized! We are having a baby!" she wrote alongside a picture of boyfriend Tristan Thompson cradling her growing baby bump. "Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do! Thank you for treating me like a Queen! Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, Thank you for making me a MOMMY!!!"
She went on to insist she simply wanted to enjoy some of her pregnancy in private for not making her big announcement sooner.
"I know we've been keeping this quiet but we wanted to enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately. To enjoy our first precious moments just us."
Khloé's big pregnancy reveal may not have been as popular as her little sisters, but it still earned the reality star a whopping 8,854,273 likes on Instagram!
13 Pink Shows Us How It's Done!
While many celebrities are often heard complaining about how they no longer have any privacy and are constantly followed by the paparazzi (usually the ones who are constantly calling the paparazzi!), Pink showed us all that you really can keep a secret in Hollywood if you want to.
My favourite badass mama shocked the public when, on November 12, 2016, she posted a picture of herself and daughter Willow hugging her very large baby bump.
Choosing to use social media to make her big announcement, the singer simply captioned the pic with, 'Surprise.'
It was safe to say that everyone was, indeed, surprised! Just over a month later the singer gave birth to son Jameson Hart. The singer's big pregnancy reveal earned her almost a half million likes, and while it isn't in Kardashian/Jenner territory, it still made headlines across all major entertainment outlets.
12 Eva Longoria's New Year, New Adventures
Actress Eva Longoria is another one who chose to make her big baby reveal on social media.
The 42-year-old actress wed third husband, José “Pepe” Antonio Bastón, in May 2016 and at the time wasn't in any rush to add to her family. She told PEOPLE Magazine back in 2015, shortly after she became engaged, that having a child wasn't a priority for her.
“I just turned 40, so I have thought, ‘Is time running out?’ ” Longoria said. “I should be thinking about [children], but I feel like my life is full.”
“I don’t feel like we are lacking because we don’t have a baby,” she added.
Things obviously changed, because the actress is now expecting her first child with her husband and she announced her big news on social media.
Like many others, she opted for a low key announcement, posting a picture of her growing baby belly being cradled by two sets of hands, writing, "New year, new adventures! I’m so grateful to my beautiful family for giving this new baby so much love already! ?? #HappyNewYear #2018."
The actress's fans were thrilled about her big news, earning her announcement almost 400,000 likes on Instagram alone.
11 Ayesha Curry Sends A Message
Ayesha Curry, wife of NBA star Stephen Curry is one of the most popular WAGS around. The model, celebrity cook and cookbook author is already mom to two super adorable daughters; Riley, 5 and Ryan, 2. The busy mom recently used social media to announced that the Curry family of four is about to become the Curry family of five!
Ayesha recently stunned her fans and followers when she posted a cute pic of herself sporting a 'Preggers' t-shirt on social media and revealed her surprise baby news in the caption.
"Heyyyy how did this happen?!??♀️. Curry party of 5. Feeling very blessed... and very sick. Yippie! #curryfor3???"
Ayesha's big announcement earned almost 900,000 likes, while her husband's post announcing the big news was definitely in Kardashian territory with over 4 million thumbs up!
10 Beyonce Sets The Internet On Fire!
Leave it to none other than Queen Bey to be the original internet breaker with her stunning pregnancy announcement when she revealed she and husband Jay-Z were pregnant with twins.
The picture showed the mother-to-be cupping her bare belly and earned the singer millions of likes in just a matter of hours, and endless memes too.
Until Kylie Jenner broke the internet announcing her newborn daughter's name, Beyonce held the title for the most liked picture on Instagram with 11,249,325 likes.
Beyonce almost beat her own record when she posted the first picture of twins Rumi and Sir Carter at one-month-old. That picture has over 10 million likes as well, proving no one does social media better than Mrs. Carter.
9 Lauren Conrad's New Year News
Lauren 'LC' Conrad went from Laguna Beach to The Hills (and sadly not to Paris) before becoming a mom. The businesswoman, who successfully navigated her reality television fame to a career as a designer and lifestyle blogger broke the internet when she announced her pregnancy via Instagram on New Year's Day, 2017.
Conrad married musician William Tell. The two met on a blind date on Valentine's Day 2012, and wed in September 2014.
Holding up a picture of her sonogram, the former reality star announced her big news writing, "Happy New Year! I have a feeling 2017 is going to be the best year yet..."
While Conrad may not seem like a household name, she definitely has a loyal following on social media. Proving that many people are still 'Team LC', Conrad's picture earned almost one million likes on the popular picture sharing site.
Fans were so excited to hear that Conrad was pregnant simply because of the design possibilities for baby products and that Conrad would document her perfect pregnancy on Instagram, which she did. And she also made it to Paris after all.
8 Ciara's Birthday Gift
Singer Ciara got the best birthday present ever and shared it with her fans and followers. The singer, who has a son, Future Zahir, with ex-husband rapper Future, announced that she was expecting her first child with NFL player husband Russell Wilson on social media.
The singer shared her big news on social media by posting a picture of herself and Wilson on Instagram on her birthday, and let her caption explain the rest.
“On this special birthday I received an abundance of love from friends and family.. and I’m excited to finally share one of the greatest gifts of all that God could give…” she wrote before adding an emoji’s of a infant’s face and a baby bottle to drive the message home!
Wilson posted the same picture with his own message, and together the couple earned almost 1 million likes for their pregnancy announcement.
People love nothing more than hearing their favourite celebrity couple are having a baby! The couple's daughter, Sienna Princess Wilson was born on April 28, 2017.
7 Olivia Wilde
While some celebrities and reality television stars seem to live their entire lives through their social media channels (we're looking at you, Kardashians), others are much more low key. That makes it even more special when these celebrities choose to reveal personal details about their lives with fans and followers on social media.
Olivia Wilde broke the internet and claimed headlines when she revealed on the popular image sharing site that she was expecting her second child with husband Jason Sudeikis. What made her announcement even more special was that it featured her first child, son Otis.
The picture showed the mother and son collectively showing off their bellies with Wilde captioning the pic, "Matching baby bumps." And then we all 'awww'd' at the cuteness of it all!
The couple welcomed daughter Daisy Josephine on October 11, 2016.
6 Jensen Ackles Doubles His Pleasure
There's nothing quite as fun as announcing a pregnancy on social media, unless you're announcing you're having twins on social media!
Supernatural star Jensen Ackles and actress wife Danneel Harris used Instagram to announce they were having not one, but two children!
Because no one can just post a regular old pregnancy announcement anymore, Harris definitely upped the cute factor by posting a picture of 5 pairs of cowboy boots; one for Ackles, one for Harris, one for their daughter Justice Jay aka JJ, and one for each twin.
The couple also revealed they were having a boy and a girl with their strategically colored pink and blue cowboy boots. Their fans couldn't have been happier that their favorite couple were adding two babies to their family.
The couple welcomed their twins, Zeppelin Bram and Arrow Rhodes on December 2, 2016.
5 Kristin Cavallari
Kristin Cavallari is a long way from Laguna Beach these days. The sometime television host, reality star, designer and author who gained fame as a spoiled teen on the hit MTV reality show Laguna Beach before joining spinoff The Hills as the resident bad girl was not the cast member we expected to settle down first, but that's exactly what happened.
The former reality star bad girl married NFL player Jay Cutler and together they share three children. Cavallari, like her fellow former reality star castmate Lauren Conrad, has successfully transitioned from reality tv to a career as a brand of her own, also used social media to announce her own pregnancy.
While most celebs use Instagram or Twitter to announce their big news, Cavallari chose to also promote her own brand and released her big news on her official app.
Under the title 'Big News' the shoe designer wrote, “We’re at it again! Thrilled to announce baby number 3 is on the way! The Cutler crew just keeps on growin’!” Cavallari and Cutler already shared two sons together.
Daughter Saylor James was born on November 23, 2015. Fans of Kristen will be thrilled to hear the mom of 3 is returning to reality tv when she and her family star in their own show.
4 Jessica Simpson Does It Twice!
Sometimes things don't go as planned so you just have to go with it. When Jessica Simpson first got pregnant with daughter Maxwell Drew, she was keeping the pregnancy on the down low. It was rumored that Simpson's father had brokered a pretty lucrative deal for the singer, actress and entrepreneur to announce her pregnancy, but when photos of the mom to-be and her obvious baby bump ended up online, she took matters in to her own hands.
Simpson tweeted out a photo of herself dressed as a mummy for Halloween with the clever caption, "It's True! I am going to be a mummy!"
When she got pregnant the second time she took no chances and took to twitter once again to reveal her happy news.
Posting a picture of daughter Maxwell sitting in the sand where the words 'Big Sis' are engraved, Simpson simply wrote, 'Merry Christmas from my family to yours!'
Sometimes just announcing your own happy news on your own terms is better than a magazine reveal.
3 Gwen's Gender Reveal
For some reason, we all tend to have this preoccupation with whatever gender a celebrity is having. When Gwen Stefani revealed she was pregnant with her third child with former husband Gavin Rossdale, the gossip mags and sites were buzzing, wondering if she would 'finally' have a girl.
Stefani put all speculation to rest when she announced on her Instagram page that baby #2 would be another boy, and she couldn't have been happier about it.
Of course, now that the singer has been in a long-term relationship with fellow 'The Voice' star Blake Shelton many are wondering if they will try to have a baby together. Maybe Gwen will get to hand over her crown eventually?!
2 Jamie Lynn Spears Happy New Year
Jamie Lynn Spears was just 16 years old when she found out she was pregnant with her first child, daughter Maddie Briann. Obviously the teen was overwhelmed at that time and wasn't making a big announcement on social media.
Now Jamie Lynn Spears is married and expecting her second child, and she couldn't wait to share her happy news with fans and followers on Instagram.
The singer revealed her happy news after sharing a picture of herself, husband Jamie Watson and her daughter on Christmas Eve, 2017.
"Looks like we are starting off 2018 with another big milestone...sooo happy to announce that Maddie is FINALLY going to be a big sister??2017 was filled with some of the biggest challenges of my life, as well as some of the biggest blessings, so I made a choice to lay low this year to focus on truly becoming my best self as a person and as an artist. During that time, I continued working on my music and telling my story, which has created some of my most honest work and I CANT wait to share that with you all very soon. 2018 is going to be filled with many milestones both personally and professionally. I appreciate each of you for your patience and support through it all. 2018 has a lot coming, so GET READY........ #12DaysofJLS"
1 The Rock's Family Of Females
We love Dwayne Johnson not just because he's sexy and funny and seems like a totally down to earth guy, but because he seems like such a great dad.
The soon-to-be-father of three has a 16-year-old daughter, Simone, from his first marriage, and a 2-year-old daughter named Jasmine with his longtime love, Lauren Hashian.
Johnson broke the internet when he announced he and Hashian were expecting Jasmine with a sweet post on Instagram.
"I was raised by and live with amazing and strong women, so the universe felt we needed one more... IT'S A BABY GIRL!! THANK YOU guys so much for the awesome support and love you've sent @laurenhashianofficial and myself from around the world. We're so grateful for this blessing and thrilled to share the news with y'all. #BringOnMoreEstrogenInOurHome#MeAndPuppyHobbsAreTheOnlyDudes
That post gained almost 1 million likes on Instagram, but that was nothing compared to his second pregnancy announcement with Hashian.
Just before Christmas, the actor posted a picture of his adorable toddler with a 'It's A Girl!' sign, announcing she is going to be a big sister.
"Our Jasmine Lia would like to make a big announcement - IT’S A GIRL! ?
@laurenhashianofficial and I are boundlessly grateful for this blessing as this spring we’ll welcome our second baby. Plus, Jazzy is excited to boss around and protect her lil’ sis.
And once again, big daddy is completely surrounded by beautiful estrogen and loving, powerful female mana. All girls. One dude. And a boy dog. I wouldn’t have it any other way. #ItsAGirl #GratefulMan #TequilaTime."
That post was even more popular with just over 3 million likes!
Who needs a publicist anymore when celebrities have social media?!