It was a simple – and subtle – announcement, and if you didn’t look too closely you may have missed it. But Kate Upton knew exactly what she was doing when she shared some pretty big news on Instagram this past weekend.
Early Saturday morning, the 26-year-old supermodel and actress announced that she is expecting her first child with husband Justin Verlander, pitcher for the Houston Astros. Posing in a bright red and white suit, Upton shared a fairly inconspicuous photo of herself smiling on a sunny balcony overlooking the ocean. If you happened to scroll on by without reading the caption, you never would have known that she was, in fact, hiding a baby bump under her ensemble.
But the caption said it all.
“#PregnantinMiami” she simply wrote, while also tagging her husband. It wasn’t long before the congratulations flooded in from family, friends, fellow models, actors and actresses – and even complete strangers. But probably the sweetest comment of all came from Verlander himself, who reposted her photo on his own personal Instagram account (@justinverlander) with the caption, “You’re going to be the most amazing Mom! I can’t wait to start this new journey with you! . . . I’m so proud that our little one is going to be raised in this world by a woman like you! I love you so much.”
Upton and Verlander have been together since 2014, and were married last November in Italy in a whirlwind wedding that the couple almost missed due to Verlander and his team taking home a World Series title.
Coincidentally, just like with her latest pregnancy post, Upton seems to be no stranger to offering up subtle cues on Instagram – and may have in fact hinted at her big news back in April when she posted a silhouette in Israel with the caption, “You’ll find out soon enough” accompanied by a wink emoji.
While some parents-to-be go to great lengths to broadcast the news of their upcoming arrivals, Upton decided to take a different, more understated approach and almost snuck completely under the radar. Instead of planning an elaborate reveal, she decided to keep it simple and straightforward - while showcasing her fashion-forward pregnancy wear at the same time! Thanks to her strategic hashtag use, we can now officially add her to our 2018 pregnancy watch.
Do you love creative, over-the-top pregnancy announcements, or is Kate Upton’s breezy statement more your style? Let us know in the comments!