Everybody loves a baby story, and whether it is a member of our family or a stranger it's exciting to see a baby bump and know that a little bundle of joy is on the way.
That's especially true for celebrities. While they are strangers, all too often we feel like we know them, whether it's through their acting, their photos or their reality shows. When they have babies, it feels like our own families are growing, so their pregnancy announcements are big news. After that, we have to wait a while to hear about the baby, so the bump watch is on.
The debut of the baby bump can be a big deal — whether we spy the growing belly before or after the news is confirmed. Many celebrities' baby bump debuts echo their personality, so we've gathered the most recent to share. Some are conservative; others are sexy. We've got a few sporty options and a few that feature friends and family. Of course, this wouldn't be a celebrity list without a few red carpet debuts, as well. One thing is for certain — they are all super cute and super exciting.
Here are 15 newly pregnant celebs debuting their baby bumps.
15 Khloe Finally Announces
We've known for months that there is a trio of KarJenners on the way. The rumors have been rampant that the queens of reality television have a bunch of babies on board. But Kim Kardashian was the only one to confirm the news, documenting her journey to baby number 3 on the reality show and letting everyone know that a surrogate is carrying her child with husband Kanye West. Kylie's still silent, but finally, this January Khloe K has debuted her baby bump.
Khloe was almost six months along when she finally posted her baby bump to Instagram. Her tummy, still totally toned by all of her hardcore workouts, was cradled by Khloe's boyfriend Tristan Thompson. We've seen a few other snapshots since, and Khloe told Ellen that she was going to avoid maternity clothes as long as possible. Her baby will be here in early spring, along with all the other cute new KarJenners.
14 Joanna's and Chip's Bumps
All those women who were so excited about Joanna Gaines' new home decor line at Target have really gone over the top with anticipation since the Fixer Upper star announced she was pregnant with baby number 5. Joanna debuted her baby bump alongside another belly — her husband Chip's funny little bump. We not only squealed with happiness but laughed out loud at the super cute and sweet couple.
Joanna isn't the kind of girl to show too much skin, so her sweet side-by-side bump photo in matching sweats was perfect. Chip and Joanna are already parents to Drake, Ella, Duke, and Emme. We aren't sure if they are looking for another D name or an E name, but we're excited either way. The couple who works together and laughs together seem to be great parents, and we can't wait to meet the new edition. They have been giving us relationship goals through their show, and now they will give us parenting goals.
13 Eva's Black Dress
Red carpet baby bump debuts are some of our favorites, and this January, Eva Longoria did not disappoint. The actress is expecting her first child with her billionaire husband, and we were excited to get the first glimpses of her baby bump on social media over the holidays. But Eva stayed low-key and under the radar until she graced the Golden Globes red carpet, where her curves stood out, and her bump was on display.
This year's Golden Globes style was all about black to show solidarity with the #MeToo movement and proclaim that #TimesUp for sexual harassment. Eva's black dress was on point, of course. She showed off her "girls" with a low V neck and cradled her bump as she posed for photographers. The look was chic, and Eva was definitely glowing. The fashion police could find nothing negative to say about this baby bump debut, that is for certain.
12 Miranda's Model Moment
Eva Longoria isn't the only celebrity wife of a billionaire who debuted their baby bump on Golden Globes night in a black dress. So did Miranda Kerr. Miranda married Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel married last May, and they announced in November that they would be having a baby. It's the second child for Miranda, who has a son with her former husband Orlando Bloom.
Miranda wasn't at the Golden Globes, but she went to an after party in a gorgeous black leopard print dress. It had a cute keyhole and a fringe at the bottom, but the great part was the fit, which showed off Miranda's bump. She had appeared at an event in December but opted for a flowy dress, so we were all waiting for a better view of the bump, and we got it in true Hollywood fashion. The model mama always looks great, and on the red carpet she always takes it up a notch. We can't wait to see her maternity style for the next several months.
11 Chrissy's Unmistakable Bump
The second time around is just as sweet for Chrissy Teigen. The model and her man John Legend are expecting baby number 2, and we still can't get enough of her. But while some people love to spy a mommy faux pas in her social media, we've been waiting with baited breath for any hints of a baby bump. Chrissy finally gave us what we wanted late last year after she announced that Luna is going to be a big sister. As with many second children, the baby bump seems to have popped a little earlier, and so even in its debut, it couldn't be denied.
Chrissy posed in a simple black dress for her Instagram photo, and she had to admit that in recent weeks it had been hard to keep her pregnancy a secret. No one bought the burrito argument, we guess, although Chrissy still looks incredible and has stopped us in our tracks at a couple of red carpet appearances since that bump debut. We're sure that the haters are going to come out during this pregnancy too, but we think that she still looks great, and we have no doubt she will for the duration of her pregnancy.
10 America's Sisterhood Snap
It's been a dozen years since "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" came out, yet we're still obsessed with the stars. Of course part of that is because they are all incredibly talented actresses who have gone on to do amazing work. But another part is because the girls were friends in real life, and that friendship has continued for more than a decade. So when America Ferrara, the last of the sisters to have become a mother, announced that she was expecting a new baby in the new year, we couldn't wait to see her baby bump.
America isn't showing much at this point, but that didn't mean we didn't ooh and ahh at the first chance to see her bump. In fact, she did it just the way we wanted — with her sisterhood alongside. The sweet photo was posted on Instagram with America surrounded by her pals, all with their hands on her baby bump. It took us back to the days of the Sisterhood, and we knew immediately that if it takes a village to raise a child, America has one on her side.
9 Jordin's Side-By-Side Pic
We've already mentioned one baby bump debut where a mom-to-be posed alongside her hubby. But Chip and Joanna are no Jordin and Dana. While Chip was giving his best impression of a baby bump himself, Dana is far from it, posing in People with his six-pack showing and his wife singer Jordin Sparks giving him a smirk.
Jordin had quite a year in 2017, meeting and eloping with her model husband and getting pregnant with her first baby. But we love that she is embracing her curves, even when she can't compare to her man. The picture made us laugh, and made us realize that this pair spends a lot of time laughing together, which is great for any parents. We loved Jordin on American Idol, where she was also known for her curvaceous figure, sweet smile and kind personality, and we're loving watching her journey to becoming to mom as well.
8 Royal Rainbow Baby
There is a lot of big news going on in the British Royal Family these days. Of course, the impending wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle is huge, and Princess Kate is due to give birth to her third child this spring as well. But the queen has another granddaughter who is expecting a baby this year, and this one is just as amazing.
Zara Tindall, an Olympian who is Prince William and Harry's cousin, confirmed that she is expecting a new little royal in the spring, and she showed off her baby bump at a polo event in Australia in January. The news is even more amazing because Zara's little one is a rainbow baby. Zara and her husband have an adorable 3-year-old named Mia, but unfortunately, just over a year ago, they suffered a miscarriage. We know that many moms are nervous after a miscarriage, but we're excited to see Zara looking so happy with a cute rainbow baby bump.
7 Kym's Bump For Two
Everyone loves a love story, and watching Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec fall in love while competing on Dancing With the Stars really made our hearts melt. So we were overjoyed to learn that the pair got married. Now they are expanding their family — Kym's pregnant with not one but two babies actually. But you wouldn't know it from looking at her baby bump.
This photo isn't Kym's baby bump debut. The first was a little more exposed and tiny. But this is one of the earliest images, coming at 23 weeks when Kym showed off how she is keeping herself in such good shape. It's not easy to look this good when you are carrying twins, especially if you are over 40, as Kym is, but she's proving that she's a hot mom long before the baby arrives. We're so excited for Kym and Robert and can't wait to meet both of their bundles of joy.
6 John Stamos's Full House
We all love Uncle Jesse, but John Stamos didn't want to be just the fun uncle. He has wanted to have his own children for decades, and in December he announced it was going to happen. Not only is he engaged to girlfriend Caitlin McHugh, but the couple are going to have a baby. After the announcement, of course, everyone was on bump watch, and we got our answer not long afterward.
Caitlin is starting to show, and so we got a bit of the bump when she and John were taking their dogs on a hike, thanks to the paparazzi. The couple looked healthy and oh so happy, and we couldn't help but smile. John is 54, so he wasn't sure his dream of fatherhood would come true, but we're so excited that he is going to have his own full house. Now, he'll still be a great uncle we all love but also the father figure that he always wanted to be.
5 Jamie Lynn's Happily Ever After
We were shocked a decade ago when Brittney Spears' little sister announced she was becoming a teen mom. Jamie Lynn was a Disney kid, starring on a popular show, and at the time, they both still had good girl images. But Jamie Lynn has really impressed us as a mother. She left Hollywood and has raised her daughter Maddie well. And she eventually found love and got married. Last year, Jamie Lynn's little girl was critically injured in an ATV accident, but she has healed, and now Jamie Lynn has another reason to celebrate — a new baby on the way.
Jamie posted the announcement with a photo of her family — her, her husband and Maddie holding hands. If you didn't pay attention, you might have missed her baby bump, since her dress blended with the background. But she definitely had all of the signs that a baby is on the way. We're so excited for this sweet family, and we know from experience that this child will grow up to be a great kid just like her big sister.
4 The Latest Duggar
There are a lot of Duggars, and as the clan gets older, there are even more Duggar grandbabies on the way. We met them all on 19 Kids and Counting, but now there are even more since several of the Duggar kids have gotten married and started having their own kids. At the time this article was written, there are at least four Duggar grandbabies on the way. Today we're going to talk about the most recently announced mom-to-be, Jinger.
Jinger and her husband Jeremy Vuolo got married in November 2016, which means that we've been waiting a year for a baby announcement. We finally got it this January. We haven't seen much of a bump yet, but that's not a big surprise. Like all of the members of her famous family, Jinger is modest, so there was no bare bump photo from her. Instead, she and her hubby announced with a cute photo with a sign that says "We're expecting" kind of blocking our view of the bump. In the past, her sisters have shown off their growing bumps, so we hope that we'll get more later on. And in the meantime, she'll be welcoming a bunch of nieces and nephews.
3 Vanessa's Little Love
At first glance, most people would think that this photo is all about the cute little puppy, but there is more to it. That's a baby bump the puppy is resting on, and Vanessa Marcil used it to give us her incredible news that she's going to become a mom again.
Vanessa hasn't been in the spotlight as much these days, but she's been on TV for decades. She starred in General Hospital before getting a role on Beverly Hills, 90210 and starring in Las Vegas. And the secret behind her new baby bump makes us even more excited about her amazing news — she suffered six miscarriages. Vanessa is also mom to 15-year-old Kassius, who she had with her 90210 co-star Brian Austin Green, but it's been a bumpy road to baby number 2.This new bundle of joy is a rainbow baby, and we can't be happier for her. Oh, and her Instagram caption for the photo told us something more about her baby and her puppy: "The girls!"
2 Quite a Cushion
We love it when we are surprised by a red carpet pregnancy reveal. It's so exciting to find a baby bump where we didn't expect it, especially on an actress we love. That's what happened at the Critics' Choice Award this January when Cush Jumbo revealed her little cushion. We thought that the actress was there to celebrate her nomination as best supporting actress in a drama series for her role in The Good Fight, but it turns out that she has even more reasons to celebrate that night.
Cush looked fabulous in a short black dress with a cape on the back. When she confirmed her news, she seemed to imply that her character will also be expecting, and that is a plot twist we didn't expect. Cush looked so cute and confident, and her baby bump had as dramatic a debut as she did on The Good Wife.
1 Who's Baby Bump?
We're not sure if Haylie Duff is showing yet. She just announced that she is pregnant, but we haven't seen any photographic proof yet. But that doesn't mean that Haylie hasn't shared a very cute baby bump with us on her social media. In fact, it might be the cutest bump on this entire list — even counting the one with the puppy.
In the sweet photo, Haylie shared that her daughter had the same confusion that a lot of toddlers have when their mom is expecting a little one — where the baby is. Little Ryan seems to think that the baby is in her belly, and so she is showing off her little bump, sticking out her belly and puffing out her cheeks. It's so adorable! We know that Ryan is going to be a great big sister and that Haylie is a great mom, and we can't help but think of Haylie and her sister Hillary and the great relationship that they share as we think about the next generation of Duffs.
Sources: People, US Weekly