When it comes to pregnancy announcements, celebrities can be just like us! Some celebrities go over the top with extravagant pregnancy announcements and baby showers. And other times they take the understated road, simply posting a positive pregnancy test and calling it a day. Whichever route they took, one thing is for sure. These celebs made some of the most adorable pregnancy announcements ever!
Jessica Alba’s “H” Obsession
Jessica Alba is just like the rest of us. She took to her Instagram to announce baby number three. She shared a Boomerang video featuring her daughters. The eldest Honor held a black “1” balloon, Haven held a “2” balloon and Jessica held the “3”. As always, Jessica and family looked picture perfect. She captioned the cute post, “@cash_warren and I are officially going to be outnumbered.” Since the post, Jessica and family have welcomed a new baby (the first boy!) to their family. The sweet little guy’s name is Hayes, keeping up with the letter “H” tradition.
Coming up: another very famous mom chose a similar way to announce her pregnancy.
Khloé’s Long-Awaited Announcement
In one of the most long-awaited pregnancy confirmations from a celebrity ever, Khloé Kardashian finally announced that she was expecting her first baby! For anyone who watched the Kardashians, you know that Khloé has long desired to have a baby of her own… even when she was previously married to troubled husband Lamar Odom. Since then, she has found a new love with basketball star Tristan Thomas, and the two are set to welcome a baby together in spring 2018. Although People magazine had previously announced the pregnancy, the reality star had not yet confirmed it herself until she posted a beautiful Instagram shot of her and Tristan’s hands cuddling her growing belly. Now, if only little sister Kylie would confirm her pregnancy!
Blake Lively’s Warm Welcoming
Actress Blake Lively delved into becoming a mini-Martha Stewart with her lifestyle website “The Preserve” which she has since abandoned. However, it was initially on the site that Blake announced her first pregnancy with actor hubby, Ryan Reynolds. The post was dedicated to all the “expecting mothers out there” and showcased Blake in lovely dusk photo cradling her baby bump. Their first baby was a daughter they named James and the two later welcomed a second daughter, two years later, named Isis. The couple has been relatively private about their children and the world first caught a glimpse of the famous family at the Ryan’s Hollywood Star Ceremony.
Jaime King’s Happy Ending
Beautiful star Jamie King first got her start in Hollywood as a young model before transferring over into acting. She has been married to husband, director Kyle Newman, since 2007 and they welcomed their first child together in 2013. However, Jamie had secretly been struggling with endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome. This caused infertility, and she suffered through five miscarriages and one ectopic pregnancy. Ultimately, she was able to get pregnant. This is why it was a particularly happy occasion when she announced her pregnancy with her second child. She announced the news via Instagram and a cute photo of her son James holding a sign that said, “I’m gonna be a big brother! Who da boss now.”? Her second son Leo Thames was born in July of 2015.
Who tried to one-up the Queen Bey herself? We’ll find out soon!
Tamera Mowry’s Down-To-Earth Announcement
Tamera Mowry, most famous for her Sister, Sister role alongside her twin Tia, had a very down-to-earth way about announcing her second pregnancy. She also took to Instagram to post a photo of herself holding a positive pregnancy test with a shocked look on her face and the caption, “We are thrilled to announce we are #ClearblueConfirmed! Can’t wait to meet baby #2! Love Clearblue’s pregnancy test with Smart Countdown. It helped me get through the wait to get my result by counting down with me.” Tamera and her husband Fox News correspondent Adam Housley welcomed their second child, a girl named Ariah, in July of 2015.
Chrissy Teigen’s Little Legend
Model Chrissy Teigen was very public about her struggle with infertility so her fans were absolutely overjoyed when she announced that she was expecting her first child with musician husband John Legend. In October of 2015, Chrissy posted a photo of herself and John looking overjoyed with the caption, “John and I are so happy to announce that we are pregnant. As many of you know, we’ve been trying to have a baby for a while now. It hasn’t been easy, but we kept trying because we can’t wait to bring our first child into the world and grow our family. We’re so excited that it’s finally happening. Thank you for all your love and well wishes. I look forward to all the belly touching!” Since welcoming baby Luna, who is now already a growing toddler, Chrissy and John are expecting a second child together. Luna was the one to help announce and Chrissy asked her, “What in my tummy” and Luna replied “baby!”
Ivanka’s Joyous Occasion
First Daughter, Ivanka Trump chose a rather reserved way to announce she was expecting baby number three. It was actually quite similar to Jessica Alba’s announcement but instead of using balloons she used signs to announce the impending arrival of her third child. Eldest daughter Arabella held a “1”, Joseph held a “2” and she held the “3” over her belly. Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner welcomed their youngest son, Theodore, in March of 2016. Ivanka has also been open about the fact that after all three of her pregnancies she suffered from post-partum depression. She told Dr. Oz “It was a very emotional, challenging time for me.”
Olivia And Otis’ Matching Bumps
Actress Olivia Wilde and her longtime love comedian and former SNL star Jason Sudeikis have been together since 2011. They became engaged in 2013 and welcomed their first child together, a son named Otis, in 2014. According to Olivia, Otis was named after the late great soul singer Otis Redding. When the time to announce baby number two came, she posted a photo on Instagram saying, “Matching baby bumps,” while mother-son son duo inspected their burgeoning bellies together. The cute fam welcomed their daughter in October of 2016. Olivia also took to Instagram to announce the new baby saying, “There goes the neighborhood. Daisy Josephine Sudeikis. Born, like a boss, on #internationaldayofthegirl.”
One excited famous dad-to-be used baby books in his cute announcement…
A Supernatural Surprise
“Supernatural” CW royalty Jensen and Danneel Ackles welcomed their first child together, a daughter, back in 2013. However, they were in for one heck of ride when they made their second pregnancy announcement in 2016. The couple was expecting twins! To announce, Danneel posted a super cute photo to Instagram, posting a photo of cowboy boots with a pair for each member of the family. One for her, one for Jensen, one for their three-year-old daughter, and two tiny boots for the twins! She added the adorable caption, “Adding a couple of pairs of boots to the family later this year.” The couple welcomed their twins, a boy and girl named Zeppelin and Arrow, in December of 2016.
The next announcement really surprised fans!
Anne Private Getaway
Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway was reported to be expecting in late 2015, however, she is notoriously private and no one expected her to make a public announcement. So she surprised the world when she posted a photo of her growing baby belly, in a bikini no less! She took to Instagram to explain the out-of-character move saying, “So, posting a bikini pic is a little out of character for me. But just now while I was at the beach I noticed I was being photographed. I figure if this kind of photo is going to be out in the world it should at least be an image that makes me happy (and be one that was taken with my consent. And with a filter:)”. Anne and her husband Adam welcomed a son named Jonathan in March of 2016.
Russell’s Daddy Duty
And now for something different, comedian Russell Brand took to Instagram to confirm the pregnancy of his now-wife Laura Gallacher. The two have reportedly been an on-and-off couple since before Russell’s marriage to Katy Perry. Reportedly, children were actually a breaking point in Russell’s previous marriage. Needless to say, the expectant dad looked absolutely thrilled for his new addition, posting photos of himself reading up on daddy duty. He posted a photo with the caption, “Right then. My Mum bought me this. Time to get ready! #trewlit #bookstagram #parenting.” He held up The Expectant Dad’s Handbook by Dean Beaumont.
Behati Baby Bikini
Supermodel Behati Prinsloo and her husband, Maroon 5 frontman and Voice Coach star Adam Levine announced that they were expecting their first child in March of 2016. Adam posted a photo of Behati at the pool in a Lakers hat with the caption, “My two favorite Laker fans.” Behati’s second pregnancy announcement came in a similar bikini-clad way. In September of 2017, she took to Instagram to post of photo of her growing baby belly with the caption “ROUND 2”. The two young parents are definitely in for a ride with two tiny tots under the age of two!
Katherine’s Special Surprise
Actress Katherine Heigl first became a mom with singer husband Josh Kelly when the two adopted their eldest daughter from South Korea. They named the girl Naleigh. Katherine has a sister whom was adopted from South Korea and it was something she knew she always wanted to do. Naleigh had a heart defect and had to undergo open-heart surgery before coming home to the U.S. The couple then adopted their second daughter, named Adelaide, from the United States in 2012. While there was some speculation that Katherine could not have kids of their own, she ended up surprising her fans when she shared that she was expecting a baby. She shared a sonogram photo in June of 2016 and confirmed to the world that she and Josh were going to be bringing home a new baby. This time it was a son.
Ciara’s Wholesome Love
Singer Ciara publicly endured a tumultuous relationship with her ex, rapper Future, throughout her pregnancy with their son. Ultimately, the couple split before the birth of their son (2014) and Ciara later found love again. This time it was with clean-cut football star, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. The two shared their wholesome romance over social media and ultimately married in July of 2016, in a castle. In October of 2016, Ciara shared a special post of her and Russell with the caption, “On this special Birthday I received an abundance of love from friends and family.. and I’m excited to Finally share one of the Greatest Gifts of All that God could give…” She completed the posted with a baby bottle and baby emoji, declaring to the world that she was expecting. The two welcomed their first child together, a daughter in April of 2017.
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Beyoncé Channels Mother Earth
Beyoncé took the Internet by storm when she announced that she and rapper husband Jay-Z were expecting twins! Always known to go a bit over the top, Beyoncé posted an out-of-this-world photo of herself and revealed baby bump. She was definitely going for a mother earth vibe with a green veil over her head and a giant flowered wreath behind her. She captioned the photo, “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over,” she wrote. “We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes.” It was signed, “The Carters”. Beyoncé had to come up with some unique after revealing her pregnancy with daughter Blue Ivy.
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul has been known to publicly swoon over his wife, Lauren. Earlier in the year, Aaron said they were in no rush to start a family but that he was open to it if it happened. However, once they announced their pregnancy, he couldn’t seem more excited. In September of 2017 he took to Instagram to post a photo of her holding her baby bump. The proud future dad captioned the post, “Hey everyone. Look what I did. Words can’t express how excited I am that this little one has entered our lives. Just thought it was time I would share this beautiful news with all of you.” Meanwhile, Lauren also posted her own snap of an ultrasound with a sweet message for her little one, “Oh hi!” The two are reportedly expecting a baby girl who is set to be due sometime in February of 2018.
Fixer Upper: Baby Edition
The house renovation gurus, Chip and Joanna Gaines, are already known for their down-to-earth Texan ways and their sizable family. But in January of 2018, Chip shared that the family would be growing again by two little feet. This will be their fifth child! He shared a cute photo of himself and wife Joanna comparing baby bumps with a cheeky look on his face. He captioned the snap, “Hint #3 You might recall a few months back.. the ever amazing, ever romantic @JOHNNYSWIM was in Waco. And they put on a little too romantic of a concert.. anyways, one thing led to another, & we are officially pregnant. And I could not be more EXCITED! #5 #7ThePerfectNumber.” Of course, it coincided with an episode of their show Fixer Upper, revealing that Joanna’s little sister was also expecting a baby (her sixth)!
Chelsea One-Ups Beyoncé
Comedian Chelsea Peretti and her equally hilarious husband Jordan Peele are one dynamic duo. The two have both had a huge amount of success, Chelsea with her own stand-up special and Jordan as director of the Oscar nominated movie Get Out. Of course, leave it to this couple to come up with an understated — but super funny — way to announce they were expecting their own little bundle of joy. In the days following Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement, Chelsea took to twitter to post her own photo of her baby bump. Chelsea was inside an mirror art installation that seem to have sparkling lights around her. She then captioned the photo, “Beyoncé schmonce.” They welcomed their baby boy named Beaumont in July of 2017.
Eva’s Amazing New Year
For years, Eva shrugged off rumors of having a baby, however, she succumbed to pressure after becoming a step-mom to her new husband’s José “Pepe” Antonio Bastón’s children. In January of 2018, she confirmed that she and José were expecting their first child together, a son. The confirmation came in the form of a post on Instagram with a photo of her baby bump and a collection of hands, including her own, cradling her bump. She captioned the photo, “New year, new adventures! I’m so grateful to my beautiful family for giving this new baby so much love already!” We couldn’t imagine a better way for Eva to ring in a new year than with a new life!
Dream’s Dramatic Entrance
Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian had a whirlwind romance that resulted in constant controversy and drama. When the duo first got together, Rob’s younger sister Kylie was dating Tyga, who just so happens to be Blac Chyna’s ex-fiance and the father of her first child. After much speculation, it was confirmed in May of 2016 that Blac Chyna and Rob were expecting their first child together. She later confirmed the news on Instagram with an emoji of herself with a larger baby bump, a la Kim Kardashian’s Kimoji. The couple welcomed a daughter, named Dream, in November of 2016. After more public drama the couple split for good and now shares custody of Dream.