Pregnancy is a very exciting thing, and lots of women want to shout from their rooftop when they get a positive pregnancy test result. But that’s not the case for women everywhere, and there are actually a lot of reasons why some women are choosing to keep their pregnancies secret for as long as they can.
Some women fear feeling judged, while others like to keep it to themselves for a bit because they are getting used to the thought of being a mom. Even celebrities do this. Here are some famous moms who kept their pregnancies a secret until they could no longer hide them.
10 Kylie Jenner
Television personality Kylie Jenner shocked the world when she announced her pregnancy, which had already ended before she made the announcement. The star gave birth to her daughter, Stormi Webster, on February 1, 2018, and she announced it two days later.
Up until that point, Jenner had managed to keep her pregnancy out of the public eye but that did not keep anyone from speculating about whether or not she was going to have a baby or not.
Since she never addressed the rumors, it kind of seemed like they really were just rumors. Jenner felt bad about not telling the public sooner, but privacy is something everyone deserves.
9 Cardi B
Rapper Cardi B waited until she was approximately 7 months pregnant to announce that she was about to become a mother. After her announcement, she discussed the news on her Instagram account as well, but she soon deleted that post.
After she deleted that post, she made another one and talked about her reasons for waiting to announce the big news to the world. She claimed that some people like to “destroy” things that are supposed to be good.
It’s easy to understand why Cardi felt the way she did. Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life, and it should be treated as such.
8 Anna Kournikova
Singer Enrique Iglesias and athlete Anna Kournikova took a very long time to announce the birth of their twins, Nicholas and Lucy. That is not very surprising though since they have both been very private about their relationship with one another since they started dating.
When a celebrity is pregnant, there are usually at least a couple of rumors flying around about it. But in Kournikova’s case, she managed to hide her pregnancy very well because everyone seemed to be shocked when they found out she gave birth. The couple did not say anything publicly about their little ones until they were already one month old.
7 Eva Mendes
Amada Lee Gosling was born only two weeks after the world found out that her mother, actress Eva Mendes, was pregnant with her. But that is not the first time the famous mom has done something like this.
During her first pregnancy, the actress managed to hide the news until it becomes rather obvious, which was when she was approximately 7 months along. The funny thing is that Mendes put pregnancy rumors to rest earlier that year. “It all started because I didn’t want to go through the scanners at the airport. You know those X-ray scanners, which are really creepy? They basically see you naked, right? And not only that, but there’s a radiation aspect to it, so I always opt-out,” said Mendes.
6 Alexis Bledel
Fans of actress Alexis Bledel never knew she was pregnant until after the baby had already been born. Even after the news broke, the actress has still managed to keep anything that is related to her child away from the public eye.
There are very few details known about her baby, except for the fact that the child is a boy, and his birthday is sometime in the Fall. Bledel didn’t even take long to get her pre-pregnancy body back since she certainly didn’t look as though she just had a baby when she attended the Screen Actors Guild Awards a few months later.
5 Karla Souza
Actress Karla Souza was pregnant at the same time as her How To Get Away With Murder character, and fans never knew about it until the day the baby was born. The actress used her Instagram account to announce her pregnancy. A few minutes later, fans got their first peek at her child.
Hiding a pregnancy is a very difficult thing to do, but it must have been a little bit easier for her since she was playing a pregnant woman on television. Souza even talked about having to wear prosthetic stomachs during filming, which was really smart since it through everyone off.
4 Tamron Hall
Television personality Tamron Hall waited until she was thirty-two weeks pregnant to announce her pregnancy to the world. Hall was nervous that the pregnancy would not last, and she didn’t want to have to tell everyone about it if that did happen.
Hall has had many fertility-related issues. The fact that she was older than most women are when they are having their first child didn’t help, and she had also tried fertility treatments years ago, which failed.
3 Anna Paquin
Actress Anna Paquin managed to keep her pregnancy with her twins a secret for quite a while. Paquin and her husband, who was her True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer, were able to keep the public from knowing about their twins because of clever costumes and camera angles that were used during the filming of the show.
The twins did not exactly have the easiest start in life since they were born a few weeks premature, which ended up putting their health at risk. The kids seem to be doing really well now, though, and their names are Charlie and Poppy.
2 Rashida Jones
Fans of actress Rashida Jones did not even know she was pregnant until after news of the baby’s birth broke, so they were very surprised. The actress shares a son with musician Eric Kroenig, and his name is Isaiah Jones Koenig.
Not much is known about their little guy, other than the fact that he was born on August 22nd. The star was very clever since she successfully picked outfits that hid her baby bump very well.
Many of her outfits featured a combination of dark colors and big coats. She also wore a loose-fitting gown to an event when she was around fourteen weeks pregnant.
1 Zoe Saldana
Actress Zoe Saldana chose to keep her pregnancy with her second child a secret, which she was quite successful at since the public knew nothing about her pregnancy until after she posted an image of the new addition to her family on her social media accounts.
The actress claimed that she wanted to put her energy into nesting and preparing for what life would be like with three children, which is why she decided not to talk about her pregnancy publicly. She did not have the same amount of success during her first pregnancy because singer Britney Spears accidentally announced it for her.