Celebrities decide to have families like the rest of us, and luckily, many haven’t been shy about showing off their gorgeous bumps on camera. Some are new to the baby game, but this isn’t the first rodeo for many of the mamas pictured here. We love that they want to share their glowing bodies with us — keep these photos coming, ladies.
A Magical Time
With so many moms-to-be currently sharing this magical time with the world, we thought it would be interesting to look back on some of the most high-profile pregnancy photos in recent years. Check out this stunning collection of past and present buns in the oven.
Ciara unabashedly shared her growing baby bump across social media while she was preggers, and by the look of her photos, she was happy as can be. She always sported big smiles as she showed off her gorgeous curves, and boy did she look good.
The 31-year-old singer now has two children, though her first with husband Russell Wilson. They announced the big news just a few short months after their July 2016 wedding. Ciara also has a two-year-old son with rapper and ex-fiancé Future. The young boy is reportedly thrilled with his new little sister, who is named Sienna Princess Wilson.
Mila Kunis welcomed her second baby with Ashton Kutcher into the world in late November 2016. The pregnancy was no secret, as snapshots of her growing belly exploded across the internet throughout the last half of 2016, showing Kunis usually in comfy attire (though she definitely doesn’t look any worse for it).
While she didn’t boast much in the way of fancy shoots during the pregnancy the second time around, during her first she spent quite a bit of time in the spotlight, dressed to impress and showing off her beautiful tummy. We’re glad she was not too shy to show it off.
Speaking of Ashton Kutcher, his former lady Demi Moore was a pioneer in the world of feminism, presenting her stunning pregnant belly in a Vanity Fair cover photo over 20 years ago in 1991. Her nude pose, using her hand as a makeshift bra, has become an iconic part of celebrity photo history, particularly in the world of famous baby bumps.
At the time, this shot was shocking for the mainstream media, which goes to show how much our society has grown to embrace the beauty of pregnant mamas since then. We salute you, Demi. We love living in a world where the baby bumps of our favorite celeb moms-to-be are proudly flaunted every which way.
On the subject of gorgeous celeb baby bellies of years past, there is no way to leave out the bombshell pop star Britney Spears’ pregnancy photos in 2006. For a celebrity whose body was an icon for sexiness, then 24-year-old Spears received loads of attention as her body transformed to hold a growing baby.
At the time, not all that attention was positive, but looking back, it’s clear to see how the erotic photos of her pregnant body taken for Harper’s Bazaar feature served as an important cultural role in asserting once again, like Demi Moore had done, that pregnant bodies are stunning. And oh how stunning Britney’s was.
Remember Beyoncés Video Music Awards pregnancy announcement in 2011 as she unbuttoned her glittering Dolce & Gabbana jacket and rubbed her belly the way only moms-to-be do?
It was a beautiful way for her to share that news with all her fans as they spent the previous months pondering whether or not the rumors of her pregnancy were true. She was able to keep the secret for so long thanks to her stylish wardrobe tactics, though the real story of why she and baby-daddy Jay Z wanted to keep it quiet all that time may forever remain a mystery to the public.
If you haven’t heard, the elegant beauty Natalie Portman has now had two children. She became a bit more daring during her second pregnancy, and we were not sad about her showing off more skin.
In a maternity shoot for Vanity Fair, her bare body was draped in a sheet with her hand cradling an exposed belly. This was decidedly in the style of Demi Moore’s famous photo from 1991. All we have to say is wow, isn’t this stunning! During her pregnancy, Portman was nominated for an Oscar for her starring role in Jackie, as she provided a not-surprisingly outstanding performance in her role as former First Lady Jackie Kennedy. What a way to begin 2017.
It wasn’t just Natalie Portman who channeled Demi Moore’s 1991 pregnancy photo for Vanity Fair. Supermodel Cindy Crawford also sported the iconic bare-all pose on the cover of W back in 1999 at seven months pregnant with her first child, Presley.
This mama-to-be had her reservations about appearing completely nude for this photo, but eventually came around, and we are grateful for that–she looks like an angel in this shot. How lucky we are to be able to look back at the history of celeb baby bumps and find such incredible photos. Kudos to you Ms. Crawford, for being a part of it.
Pregnant with her second child in 2016 at age 42, Alanis Morissette let her baby bump take over the show in this extraordinary nude photo underwater. She posted the photo to her Instagram account with an adorable quote from her five-year-old son.
“You have to be extra gentle around ladies because they are the most helpful people in the world ‘cause they make persons.” Well said, young man. I guess it is not surprising that Morissette, a singer-songwriter whose lyrics are famous for their bold language, decided to share such a unique and daring photo with us.
Mariah Carey’s nude photo shoot for Life & Style in 2011 happened only days before she gave birth to her twins with Nick Cannon. You know, it is not uncommon for a pregnant mama to feel self-conscious, so taking a pic meant for the public eye, let alone for a magazine cover, takes tons of courage.
Props to Mariah for sharing this intimate moment with us all, for being a part of the beautiful movement of baring that baby bump. The singer has received plenty of criticism as she’s gone through her fair share of ups and downs–but this photo presents one of the ups to be proud of.
No one ever claimed pop star Christina Aguilera was reserved in showing off her banging body, so it makes sense that during her second pregnancy in 2014, it was no different.
This mom-to-be kept up her stage presence long after her beautiful baby bump began to steal the spotlight. This risque and magnificent black-and-white shot is from her photo shoot for V Magazine. From that look on her face, it is clear she enjoyed her maternity and embraced those sexy natural curves that accompanied it–and with these pics floating around, she was not the only one enjoying it.
Though this gorgeous actress has six kids, but she has only been pregnant twice, and one of those times she bore twins. The rest were adopted, surely the result of Angelina Jolie’s enormous heart.
Not long before her due date in summer of 2008, Jolie posed all smiles beside then-husband Brad Pitt on the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival, showing off her voluptuous belly beneath an exquisite green dress. Here’s a fun fact about the twins beneath that dress: their first photos were sold to People Magazine for $14 million, all of which was promptly donated to charity. At this point, it’s no secret that Jolie is beautiful both inside and out.
In 2010, supermodel Claudia Schiffer posed for Vogue Germany in a series of sultry photos in which her seven-month-pregnant belly is the co-star.
The cover shot is a nude in the exact pose of Demi Moore’s iconic 1991 photo, though it does not appear overdone, even if is has been done time and time again. If we’re being real, a naked supermodel posing pregnant is unlikely to garner negative attention, even if it’s basically an identical shot for 200 of them, right? We are lucky that ladies as lovely as Claudia are willing to strip down to nothing and show off their bare baby bumps to the world.
While Victoria Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio had been pregnant before, it was during her second pregnancy in 2011 that she strutted sexily down the catwalk like the goddess that she is, and being only four months in, it was hardly noticeable.
All that aside, this Brazillian beauty has photo upon photo showing a full belly that is clearly with child. In each one, whether it be a golden beach shot, or a sexy nude shot in black and white (where she modeled for Brazilian jewelry brand Vivara), she makes those nine months of maternity look like nothing put pure bliss.
During Latin pop goddess Shakira’s second pregnancy, instead of doing a cover shoot for a big-name magazine, she and her long-time beau Gerard Piqué (football hunk of FC Barcelona) decided to share their maternity photos on social media instead during a virtual baby shower.
The couple joined with UNICEF for this event, where gifts like mosquito nets and polio vaccines could be purchased for distribution among children in some of the poorer communities across the globe. Not only does this Columbian singer look absolutely stunning with her belly popping out of a shimmering gold outfit, she has a heart of gold inside her as well.
Kim Kardashian, you either love her or you hate her. Still, it’s hard to deny the sensual glow of a pregnant woman, let alone of a beautiful celebrity such as Kim while she rocks her pregnant belly like the star that she is.
Notwithstanding some of the criticism she received for various maternity outfit choices (lest we remember the floral dress she wore to a gala at the MET), we all know this is a woman with curves to die for. During her second pregnancy in 2015, she aptly flaunted her glorious baby bump in a bronze bikini while vacationing in the Caribbean with her family.
Having trouble finding pictures of Latina actress Jessica Alba bearing her blossoming belly during her 2008 pregnancy is probably a sign that the flawlessly attractive actress did not find herself to be as flawless as we did as she came to term.
While the rest of the world was surely gawking as her mom-to-be glow radiated from her like sunshine, we all know that many women don’t love how they look during maternity. If it is any consolation, Ms. Alba, we love how pregnancy looked on you, and this gorgeous photo taken on the red carpet is no exception.
The R&B diva Alicia Keys spent her months of pregnancy during 2014 flaunting more than just her incredible voice–she shared her burgeoning baby bump with the world, too.
It’s true that an eight-months pregnant Alicia Keys didn’t let her belly get in between her and her piano, nor slow her down in spreading her ideas throughout the world. Late in the pregnancy, she posted a striking nude photo of herself with a large peace sign painted on her belly to Instagram, stating: “It’s you and me on a mission to create a kinder and more peaceful world.” What a beautiful way to send a message.
During both her first and second pregnancy, Blake Lively turned maternity style into nothing short of downright hip, not to mention sexy as always. Pair that with her breathtaking natural beauty, and it was all us onlookers could do but let our jaws drop as we drooled.
Oh, how we loved watching her glow that maternal glow as her baby bump grew (along with the size of her smile). She went high fashion, she went hippie casual, she outdid herself every time she stepped outside. At this point, there could just be a small part of us holding out hope that she’ll want a third child so we can watch her dazzle us with a baby in tow all over again.
Bristol Palin, now a former Dancing with the Stars contestant and memoirist, first garnered fame as Sarah Palin’s unwed, pregnant, teenage daughter, but times, they have changed. She announced in December 2016 that she is carrying her third child, and judging from her social media posts, she and her family were pretty excited about it.
Whatever controversy existed in years past about her unconventional domestic decisions has melted away. Bristol gave birth to daughter Atlee Bay in May 2017, and we’re sure that’s the focus of her life now. Congrats!
Singer Jessica Simpson was yet another celeb to take on the famous Demi Moore pose while showing off her very pregnant belly (not to mention her vibrantly glowing skin) on the cover of Elle in 2012.
Like we said before, it has become a popular pose for a reason, and Jessica’s version is no different in its ability to grab eyes. Not the photo itself, but her willingness to pose in the nude came as a bit of a surprise, given the way she had previously kept her belly covered. That being said, I don’t think anyone was complaining about her decision to flaunt that hot mama-to-be body.