Celebrity Pregnancies That Everyone Couldn’t Stop Talking About
People are thrilled every time a celebrity announces their pregnancy. If they announce it early enough, many of their fans follow the entire journey right up until birth. On the contrary, there are other celebrities who keep their pregnancies completely quiet and suddenly emerge with a new baby in tow. Regardless, celebrity pregnancies are talked about just as much as scandals – especially when that pregnancy is involved in one! From Beyoncé to Serena Williams, there have been some pretty exciting pregnancy announcements in recent years.
You won’t believe which actress sold her babies’ first photos for $6 million.
Beyoncé Has The Best Pregnancy Announcements
Once Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s 2008 marriage became public knowledge, people were wondering if the musical power couple were about to start a family. While performing “Love on Top” at the 2011 VMA’s, Beyoncé revealed she was pregnant by exposing her growing baby bump. The following year she gave birth to Blue Ivy.
Eight years later, Queen Bey broke the Internet when she posted a photo of herself, announcing that she and Jay-Z were expecting twins. Rumi and Sir were born in June 2017, making the Carters a family of five.
Chrissy Teigen Did IVF For Her Pregnancies
After model Chrissy Teigen married John Legend in 2013, fans wondered if they would be pregnant soon after. Their hopes of becoming parents didn’t easily come true since Teigen had to endure in-vitro fertilization.
“You hear stories about IVF working the first try. But you’ll hear a lot more stories about when it takes a few times. Ours didn’t work the first time, and it was devastating. You realize that a lot of it is luck, and you can’t blame things on yourself… You just look for anything to blame, especially yourself,” she told The Cut in 2018.
Jennifer Lopez’s Twins’ First Photo Was Worth $6 Million
On the final night of their co-headlining tour in 2007, Jennifer Lopez and then-husband Marc Anthony announced that they were expecting after months of speculation. The public was even more thrilled when it was revealed that Lopez was having twins.
The singer gave birth to twins Max and Emme in 2008. They made their “public debut” of sorts that year in People magazine, who reportedly paid $6 million in a race to be the first to publish photos of the twins. At the time, it was the most expensive celebrity picture ever taken.
Another actress coming up won’t even be allowed to have a baby shower!
Eva Longoria Had A Baby At Over 40 Years Old
For as long as Eva Longoria has been in Hollywood, people have long been speculating about her being pregnant, especially when she was pictured eating. The paparazzi had it wrong for so long that by the time Longoria actually was pregnant, they just thought she had gained some weight.
“I had a pizza and they’re like, ‘Baby bump!’ and finally, the tabloids came out and they were like, ‘Eva’s gained weight.’ And I was like, ‘I am pregnant!’ They were like, ‘Eva’s fat,'” she said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Since then, she and husband José Patiño welcomed son Santiago in June 2018.
Shiloh Jolie-Pitt’s First Photos Were Worth Millions Of Dollars
Angelina Jolie has long had a reputation in Hollywood for adopting kids from all over the world, but when she finally was pregnant with her own, everyone was here for it. She and Brad Pitt welcomed their first biological child, Shiloh, in 2006. Right away, people were dying to see the first pictures of her.
Jolie sold them to People magazine for $4.1 million and to the British magazine Hello! for $3.5 million. Instead of pocketing the money, they donated it to charities serving African children. They say a picture’s worth a million words but Shiloh’s was worth millions of dollars.
Meghan Markle’s First Pregnancy Will Miss Major Milestones
The world was way too excited when Prince Harry married American actress Meghan Markle. Even before they tied the knot in May 2018, people were already talking about the couple having babies.
When their pregnancy was officially announced the following October, people were thrilled! Since then, Markle has been pictured cradling her growing bump. As a result of marrying into the Royal Family, she’ll miss out on having a baby shower and she probably won’t know the gender ahead of time. She’ll have to wait until Spring 2019 like the rest of us!
One of Markle’s famous friends “accidentally” let her pregnancy slip to all of her fans as you’ll soon see…
Kylie Jenner Denied Her Pregnancy Even Though Everyone Knew
Shortly after Kylie Jenner broke up with Tyga and dove into a relationship with Travis Scott, she suddenly went silent. Fans couldn’t help but notice that she hadn’t posted to any of her social media accounts in weeks, which was odd for the reality star.
Then, rumors started swirling that Jenner was pregnant. She and her family spent an entire nine months denying the rumors, until finally in February 2018 reports confirmed that she had given birth to her daughter Stormi. Jenner’s first post regarding her daughter immediately garnered 15 million likes, surpassing Beyoncé’s second pregnancy announcement.
People Have Followed Khloé’s Pregnancy Struggles For Many Years
Khloé Kardashian’s pregnancy made headlines at the same time as her little sister’s. But while people were shocked about Kylie, they were more happy for Khloé, whose struggles to get pregnant have been a strife in her reality plot-line since she was married to Lamar Odom.
In December 2017, Kardashian finally confirmed that she and boyfriend Tristan Thompson were expecting. From then, she was pretty open about her journey. Despite Thompson getting caught in a cheating scandal just as Kardashian was about to give birth, they welcomed their daughter True in April 2018.
Serena Williams Let Her Pregnancy Slip
Tennis superstar Serena Williams married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in December 2016. The relationship was a surprise to the public, but people were thrilled for them nonetheless. It was only a matter of time before pregnancy rumors swirled.
In April 2017, Williams “accidentally” posted a Snapchat photo of herself with a rotund tummy and the caption “20 weeks” confirming pregnancy rumors. Alexis Olympia Ohanian was born on September 1, 2017 by C-section. Williams then underwent a series of health complications but was able to return home with her daughter in the end.
Coming up, see which singer amazed everyone when she managed to conceive at almost 50!
Kate Middleton Was Very Sick For Her Pregnancies
Ever sinc Kate Middleton married Prince William, people have been following her every move and every pregnancy. Since she and William tied the knot in April 2011, they’ve welcomed Prince George in 2013, Princess Charlotte in 2015, and Prince Louis in 2018.
During her pregnancy with Prince George, Middleton alarmed the public when she was admitted to the hospital early on. It turned out that she suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum, which is a severe form of morning sickness. Middleton went through it with each of her subsequent pregnancies.
Cardi B Claimed She Was Just Getting Fat
2018 started off with lots of speculation that rapper Cardi B was also expecting. In February of that year, TMZ reported Cardi was three or four months along, which she denied. When a fan on Instagram asked her if she was hiding something, Cardi famously said, “No [expletive] I’m just getting fat. Let me fat in peace.”
Still, the rumors continued to swirl until April, when Cardi appeared as the musical guest in an episode of Saturday Night Live. The rapper revealed her belly in a figure-hugging dress during her second performance of the night.
Janet Jackson Had A Baby At Almost 50
In 2016, Janet Jackson was in the middle of her Unbreakable World Tour when she had to cancel the rest of the dates. She said in a video to fans, “We’re in the second leg of the tour, and there actually has been a sudden change… My husband and I are planning our family. So I’m going to have to delay the tour.”
The news came as a shock to many due to Jackson’s ability to conceive at nearly 50 years old. The couple welcomed baby Eissa Al Mana in April 2017 but split up shortly after.
One actress was about to divorce her husband before they got pregnant with their third as you’ll soon see…
January Jones Has A Mystery Baby Daddy
In 2011, Mad Men actress January Jones suddenly had a son named Xander Dane Jones. She seemingly had him out of nowhere and was tight-lipped when it came to revealing who the father was. Jones reportedly got pregnant around the time she was filming X-Men: First Class, so many speculate that the father might be someone from that set.
To this day, Jones still hasn’t revealed who the father was and she has raised Xander as a single mother. “I knew I would be raising my son alone. It was something I went [into] knowingly,” she told The Edit in 2013.
Amanda Seyfried Was Pregnant Right After Getting Engaged
Amanda Seyfried revealed that she was pregnant in November 2016. The announcement was a shock to everyone since she had just gotten engaged to actor Thomas Sadoski two months prior.
They welcomed a baby girl in March 2017. “We knew that we wanted to be together and make a baby, but you know, sometimes things happen and it’s the biggest blessing in the world. We were so excited,” Seyfried said that year after giving birth. Though she admitted it was an accident, it was a blessing nonetheless. Seyfried endured a 24-hour labor the day of her delivery.
Megan Fox’s Third Pregnancy Canceled Her Divorce
Megan Fox and estranged husband Brian Austin Green married in 2010 and had two sons, Noah and Bodhi, within their five-year marriage. In 2015, Fox reportedly filed for divorce but went back on that action when they realized they were pregnant a third time.
The pregnancy indeed caused Fox to rethink their relationship and they ended up staying together. Their third son Journey was born in 2016. Fox told Chelsea Handler, “I knew I was always going to be a mother; I felt like that was always a big part of my path.”
Keep reading to see which former singer didn’t plan for a third kid but got one anyway!
Anne Hathaway Is A Bad Liar Except When It Comes To Pregnancy
Anne Hathway was incredibly secret about her pregnancy following her marriage to husband Adam Schulman in 2012. She once told Entertainment Tonight that despite the fact that she’s a terrible liar, there is one thing in her life she was able to keep quiet about.
“The only secret that I kept, and I will tell you I got really good at lying, was when I was pregnant. I lied about everything having to do with it,” she said, explaining that she felt like she was being protective. She welcomed her son Jonathan in 2016.
Kim Kardashian Has Had Very Troublesome Pregnancies
All three of Kim Kardashian’s pregnancies have been in the headlines over the past several years, as the reality star has been quite open about them. In fact, those who actually “keep up” with the reality star have practically been on the journey with her from watching her show and following her on social media.
Kardashian had a difficult pregnancy before delivering first-born North, suffering from preeclampsia and placenta accreta. During her second pregnancy with son Saint, doctors advised her not to get pregnant again. Her third, Chicago, was born via surrogacy.
Jessica Simpson Didn’t Plan On Having A Third
In September 2018, Jessica Simpson announced her third pregnancy with husband Eric Johnson. Simpson and Johnson already have two kids together, Maxi and Ace. Along with the announcement Simpson shared her gender reveal, in which the family found out she was having another girl.
The previous year, Simpson appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she was asked if she and Johnson were trying a third time. She said, “We got an IUD, nothing’s gonna get in that uterus… I have two beautiful children, and I’m not having a third.” Looks like she was wrong!
Miranda Kerr’s Son Was Waiting For His Sibling
Miranda Kerr became pregnant for the second time in November 2017 and no one could have been more excited than her son, Flynn, whom she shares with ex-husband Orlando Bloom. After Kerr and Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel had been dating for a while, Flynn expected his new sibling to be on the way.
“[Flynn] was like, ‘When are we going to have another baby brother or sister?’ And we were like, ‘Look, we’ve got to get married first,'” Kerr recalled on Jimmy Kimmel Live! She and Spiegel married in May 2017 and welcomed son Hart a year later.
America Ferrera Became A First-Time Mom In 2018
On the eve of the year 2018, America Ferrera and her husband Ryan Piers Williams celebrated the New Year holiday by announcing they were expecting a new member of the family!
The Superstore actress and Williams were married for six years before welcoming their first child, a son named Sebastian who was born the following May. As a first time mother, Ferrera made sure not to be too hard on herself. “I think that’s one of the mantras for me in all of motherhood… Which is a challenge because, like so many women, I demand so much more of myself,” she told Health.