When a person becomes a celebrity, every good deed that is done, or mistake that is made, quickly gets put in the spotlight for the world to see. There is nothing that can be kept secret from the paparazzi and now, more than ever, on social media. Every moment, secret, drama, and even breath, a celebrity takes is captured by luring photographers and released to the public within seconds.
For a celebrity, the announcement of a new family member is made on a grand stage. Whether their millions of followers are made aware by a cute picture or a perfectly orchestrated photo shoot or, quite often, the announcement is made while they are guest appearances on a talk show, it always comes out
When a superstar and their spouse are ready to add a new bundle of joy to their family, media outlets go into a frenzy. Speculations on the gender of the baby begin to appear, discussions of how trendy or odd the baby's name will be, due dates will soon have bets, theories of how the big sister or big brother will react with their new sibling, all begin to block our newsfeed. Of course, who can forget about the official baby bump and delivery countdown?
Let's take a look at the 15 most talked about baby bumps celebs were seen rocking.
15 Beyoncé Slays Pregnancy Like The Queen She Is
Longtime power couple, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, recently became a family of five after they welcomed their beautiful twins, Rumi and Sir Carter, on June 13th, 2017. Queen B made major headlines, receiving more than 11 million likes when her baby bump photo shoot was released with the caption:
"We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your good wishes. - The Carters"
The star included her first born, Blue Ivy, and her famous husband in a few of the pics highlighting how in love the trio was with the unborn babies. Her flowery, tribal and underwater themed photo shoot will definitely be a tough one to beat for a long time.
14 Serena Williams' Champion Baby Bump
Beautiful. Strong. Athletic. These are all words that can be used to describe the stunning pro tennis player, Serena Williams. Curious as to know what made this phenomenal woman such an inspiration? She didn't let her pregnancy slow her down, not in the least, as she continued to swing her professional racket.
A lot of criticism circled the star athlete while she was pregnant. Some saying she was too muscular to do a semi-nude photo shoot, while others criticized a comment she made;
“I am about to be a real woman now, you know? It’s going to be something incredibly impressive to go through.”
This comment had some women with uneasy emotions, and feeling as though Serena was setting women back 50 years.
Williams had made the bold decision to compete in the Australian Open in January 2017, just days after finding out she was pregnant. She went on to win the Australian Open, making it her 7th Woman's title.
On September 1st, 2017, the star athlete hit 1.1 million Instagram likes when she announced her beautiful daughter, Alexis, was born.
13 Kylie Jenner's Secret Baby Bump
The Kardashian clan seems to continuously, and unsurprisingly, grow with Kylie Jenner being one of the half-sisters that have recently become pregnant.
When Kylie found out she pregnant, she created an eleven minutes video to her unborn daughter, Stormi, which was released after she gave birth. This video gave viewers a glimpse into her pregnant world. Although the pregnancy was very well hidden, there was quite a bit of speculation as the family tried to hide the baby bump in family photo ops. The biggest suggestion that little sister Kylie was pregnant was the fact that the very active social media influencer had strayed from her social platforms.
Once Stormi Webster was born, fans realized that all the speculations and rumors surrounding the pregnancy were, in fact, true and she responded with the following:
"I'm sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions," Kylie posted on Instagram Sunday. "I understand you're used to me bringing you along on all my journeys. My pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world. I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress-free, and healthy way I knew how. There was no gotcha moment, no big paid reveal I had planned. I knew my baby would feel every stress and every emotion so I chose to do it this way for my little life and our happiness. "
12 Kate Middleton Has An Heir In Her Oven
Although Kate Middleton's pregnancy was not personally posted on social media, it does not mean the Royal Family was out of the limelight. Actually, it was quite the contrary. The Duchess and her family seem to have flooded the news outlet even more with adoring fans worldwide keeping a close eye on the growing baby bump and immaculate maternity style.
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William broke the news of their pregnancy with their third child in September 2017 via Twitter.
A lot of speculation started circling of what the baby's gender would be, with her fashion choices under a global microscope. The Duchess of Cambridge was noticed wearing a fair amount of blue clothing, especially closer to the end of her pregnancy. Fashionistas around the world also noticed she reused some pieces of clothing from the previous two pregnancies, which was a pleasant reminder that she can normalize pregnancy, as much as a Royal Duchess can.
11 Chrissy Teigen's Ready To Take On Mommy-Hood x 2
Chrissy Teigen and husband, John Legend, have been very open about their struggles on becoming pregnant. That is why their recent pregnancy reveal Instagram video, starring their adorable firstborn, Luna, was a wonderful surprise to fans worldwide.
Reaching over 1.5 million views on the foodie's personal account, Luna can be seen in the video pointing to her Chrissy' baby bump and crying out "Baby!"
This beautiful couple is the definition of relationship goals. Chrissy has documented multiple aspects of her pregnancy in the best way possible, with humor and an overload of relationship cuteness. In an extremely relatable clip, John can be seen helping his pregnant wife pull up here maternity leggings over her growing baby bump when she was having difficulties.
The model, actress, chef, and mother of one is expecting a baby boy in June 2018, and we can't wait to see him!
10 Khloe Kardashian Finally Carried What She's Always Wanted... A Baby!
Another pregnant Kardashian, as the (almost) all female clam seems to grow by one family member every time we turn around. Baby sister, Khloe, made her pregnancy announcement on Instagram, reaching a whopping 8 million likes, proving to be a pregnancy that would not be forgotten about.
Khloe had shared with her fans, through Season 13 of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, that it may not be possible for her to conceive. So the pregnancy was made to be under the watchful eyes of the Kardashian fan base.
As if the baby bump watch wasn't active enough, all eyes were on Khloe when a video of her NBA star boyfriend (ex-boyfriend?), Tristan Thompson, who was seen cheating on Khloe broke the internet. Maybe this is why her half-sister, Kylie, stayed out of the spotlight during her pregnancy, to avoid the additional stress should something dramatic happen over the course of her pregnancy? We'll have to wait and see how Khloe handles her baby daddy's infidelity, but we assume Matriarch Kris will have an important say in the situation.
9 Eniko Parrish's Bump Behind The Scandal
We all strive to stay fit while pregnant. However, for some, this comes easier than for others. Take Eniko Parrish, wife of Kevin Hart, for instance. In early December, Eniko released a time-lapse workout video, that her trainer created, showing her squatting her way through her pregnancy. It ends with her squatting with a sweet newborn in her arms. How precious! All those workouts have obviously paid off for her, as she looked amazing throughout the 9-month course!
Kevin Hart took to Instagram on Mother's Day 2016, after Eniko celebrated her first Mother's Day with Kevin's other children, to announce that the Hart family would be growing, with a visibly pregnant Eniko.
Alas, not all stories are romantic and sweet as they seem on the surface. Kevin, later confessed via Instagram that he had cheated on his pregnant wife. As all celebrity cheating scandals, the focus on the pregnant couple was intensified. Eniko shared with Hollywoodlife.com that she was in no way running from the issue, and she was going to stay with her husband as her child's needs came first. All we can do is hope for the best for this beautiful couple.
8 Cardi B. Shows Off Her Elegant Bump On SNL
After months of speculation, fans were reassured that no, they were not going a little crazy, but indeed the rapper Cardi B. was expecting her first child with fiancé, Migos Offset.
The rapper did not turn to social media, as many other celebrities do, but instead shot down rumors until the very last minute of her reveal. Cardi B. guest starred on Saturday Night Live earlier this month and wore an oversized (and rather feathery) dress in her first performance on the talk show. Once she finished her first song, she changed into a gorgeous, white, skin-tight gown that revealed what fans were hoping for, THE BUMP.
Since the news broke, the artist and her future husband have been receiving much praise and congratulations from the Hip Hop community. Thankfully, the pregnancy hasn't slowed down the mom-to-be in the least, as she performed at Coachella, in April.
7 Kim Kardashian Hired A Surrogate To Carry Her Bump
The world would simply not be complete if the other Kardashian sister wasn't adding a baby to the rapidly growing Kardashian-Jenner clan.
In the summer of 2017, Kim Kardashian and husband, Kanye West, announced that they would like to add to their family of four. It has become widely known that Kim had difficulties in her previous two pregnancies with their beautiful children, North West and Saint West. According to Eonline.com, Kim and Kanye had started looking at options of surrogacy, after doctors advised the couple that it would not be safe for Kim to become pregnant again. In June 2017, they made the ultimate decision to hire a surrogate.
Kim has kept the woman's identity confidential until after their baby boy was born.
However, there were no baby bump pictures on social media outlets, but this does not mean that there wasn't speculation about who the surrogate could be. Some fans went as far to say that Kylie Jenner was the surrogate, as she went into a false labor in January, and three days later Kim and Kanye announced they had been blessed with a baby girl via surrogacy. The rapper and his wife were able to quickly squash the theory of Kylie being a surrogate, after Kylie announced the birth of her own daughter, in February.
A few days after Chicago West was born, the identity of Kimye's surrogate came to light, including the rules she had to follow. For those articles, check out the BabyGaga articles down below!
6 Ciara's Taking 1, 2 Step Into Motherhood
It didn't take long for singer Ciara and Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russel Wilson, to announce they were pregnant with their first child. Although these two moved rather quickly in their relationship, they are another definition of relationship goals. The beautiful couple started dating and got engaged in 2015, married in July 2016, and took to Instagram in October 2016 to announce they were expecting their first child together.
All eyes were on the beautiful and talented singer, when the announcement became public, with many speculators questioning if she was moving on too quickly from her previous relationship, from rapper Future, whom she also has a child with.
The focus on the soon-to-be family of four intensified when Ciara posted a picture of herself sporting a pair of white undergarments, holding two-year-old Future JR, with Wilson placing his hands on Ciara's baby bump from behind, with the caption, "Just the four of us". Fans took to social media to make their opinions known, one Twitter user going as far as saying:
"Baby Future is way too old to be naked in that photoshoot and Ciara acts like he really doesn't have his own father, it's so disrespectful,"
No matter which opinions were formed about Ciara and Wilson, it is hard to argue that they are not one of the most loved couples in the media at the moment.
5 Lauren Hashian Secretly Kept Bump
It's possible that you haven't heard the name Lauren Hashian in the media very much, that is because Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson likes to keep his personal life, well, personal. He has found a balance that most celebrities can't quite find and maintain. He and long-time girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, have been dating since 2007 and, yet, you wouldn't know it. Other then appearances on the red carpet, and a few occasional public outings, the couple keep their family life on the down low.
In December 2017, the former WWE star and Hashian made an announcement via Instagram, posting a picture of their beautiful 2-year-old daughter in front of the Christmas tree, with a sign saying,
"IT'S A GIRL. Can't wait to be a big sister... And finally the boss!"
Unlike most celebrities, the couple has not bombarded their social media platforms with photos of the growing bump, however, you can find the odd one if you truly look for it.
4 Tia Mowry Can't Get Enough Of Her Bump
Actress Tia Mowry and her family announced that they are expecting their second child via Instagram. The Sister Sister actress and mom of one can be seen wearing a leopard print pajama set, with her husband and her oldest child kissing a bare baby bump. This baby announcement reached just under 1 million likes, this past November. The actress suffers from endometriosis, which can make it difficult for a woman to become pregnant.
Tia took multiple tests to ensure she was, in fact, pregnant before announcing it to her fans.
Tia is now embracing and loving her new curves. With a very natural look, many of her Instagram posts are taken without makeup, in a relaxed home environment, and wearing her belly o-natural, as she awaits the arrival of her daughter. She is an inspiration to all women to never lose faith when you truly want something and to love yourself just the way you are.
3 Eva Longoria Isn't Eating Pizza For No Reason
At 42 years old, and several years of having rumors circulating that she was pregnant, the actress and producer have finally confirmed to People.com that she and her husband, Jose Baston, are expecting their first child together.
"I was like, 'They've been saying I'm pregnant every month for the last 20 years of my life. It'll be so easy,'" she admitted. "I had a burger, and they're like, 'Eva's pregnant!' And I had a pizza, and they're like, 'Baby bump!' And finally, the tabloids came out, and they're like, 'Eva's gained weight.' And I was like, 'I am pregnant!'"
Eva posted a baby bump picture, on New Year's Eve, giving her 4.7 million Instagram followers a first glimpse of her pregnancy journey.
The beautiful and talented actress joins a rather exclusive list of celebrities who started having children later in life. One thing is for sure, if I am to have children in my forties, I could only dream I would look as beautiful as Eva Longoria does.
2 Kirsten Dunst: 35 And Ready!
Having a child was not the main priority for actress Kirsten Dunst, until her goddaughter was born, as she mentioned in an interview with People magazine
“I wasn’t one of those ‘I need a baby!’ people until my goddaughter was born. I love her so much. That love is just like … you can’t experience that unless you have a kid,”
Now, at 35 years old, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons are expecting their first child together. The confirmation came when she was photographed in a photo shoot done by Rodarte. The future mother is shown wearing a floral embroidered tulle gown and gently cradling her baby bump. The photo was included in Rodarte's series of "Woman That Inspire Us".
‘I’m at a stage in my life where I’m like, I’ve been working since I was three. It’s time to have babies and chill,’ the 35-year-old told Marie Claire last year.
Her fans are sure to miss her while she steps away from her career for a while, but she definitely deserves the break!
1 April Love Geary Lines Are No Longer Blurred
Model April Love Geary and singer Robin Thicke announced they were pregnant with their first child together via Instagram when the model shared a photo of her ultrasound, last August. The photo captioned that the birth would be by scheduled C-section, on March 1st. The couple chose this date as it would be the same birthday as Thicke's late father, Alan Thicke, who passed away in 2016 from a heart attack.
The model did not shy away from the camera during her pregnancy, as she flaunted her growing belly as often as she could on Instagram and Snapchat. April went as far as posing in lacy lingerie with her 8-month baby bump fully exposed, and honestly, why wouldn't she?
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