For many women, the hardest part of pregnancy is the weight gain and the added stress on the body that comes along with that extra weight. These celebs, however, prove that being pregnant doesn’t mean a woman loses her looks. In fact, these celebrities look more glamorous than ever while pregnant!
Brooke Burke Dances through Pregnancy
If you take a look at Brooke Burke, known for being on the hit reality show Dancing With the Stars, you might not guess that she has given birth to several children. The svelte dancer has an incredible body and even manages to keep in shape while she is pregnant so it’s no surprise that she remains looking so thin and youthful.
Ms. Burke has spoken about her pregnancy and experiences, hinting that there might be more babies in her future. “I’ve had great pregnancies and healthy, beautiful children. It would almost feel greedy to keep going, but I never say never,” she said.
Olivia Wilde Says, “Baby Brain Is Real”
One of the craziest pregnancy symptoms women experience is also one of the most frustrating. A lot of women report that when they are pregnant, they get “baby brain” and do not think as sharply as they used to. Some women grow forgetful, not remembering appointments or where they placed their keys.
Other women, like Olivia Wilde, have some increased difficulties while performing everyday tasks. “Baby brain is real,” said Olivia. “I should not be permitted to operate heavy equipment including iPhones.” Despite having baby brain, however, Olivia Wilde did not forget how to dress while pregnant. The actress looked as stunning as ever, even while expecting!
Amanda Peet Was Surprised by Motherhood
While some women are struck with morning sickness and can barely find the energy to get out of the bed during their pregnancy, Amanda Peet does that and more hitting the red carpet. She is a stunning woman and rocks a baby bump.
She gave birth to her first baby back in 2006 and spoke about how the reality of motherhood differed from her expectations. “I thought it would be an extended, blissful romance with me at the helm, cuddling this little creature to life,” said Amanda. “It’s been bittersweet and humbling to let her lead and to try not to be perfect myself.”
Beyoncé seems like an untouchable goddess, but she has had her fair share of suffering in her life. While she may be a beautiful singer and mother, she experienced a devastating heartbreak a few years ago after suffering from a miscarriage. “I felt like there are so many couples that go through that and it was a big part of my story it was one of the hardest things I’ve been through. It’s one of the reasons I did not share I was pregnant the second time and . . . it was hard,” she said.
Thankfully, Beyoncé has been able to get pregnant again, for which she says she is grateful. ”So many people go through it and at the end I have my daughter and there is hope and I feel so fortunate.”
Gisele Bündchen’s Empowering Birth
You might think that it might seem almost unnatural to see someone as slender as supermodel Gisele Bündchen with a baby bump, but that isn’t the case. Giselle Bündchen is somehow even more beautiful while preparing to bring a new baby in the world. The model opted for a natural home birth when in labor with her son.
She later told the press “It was the most amazing experience of my life, feeling him come through my body. And once he was born, I never felt so empowered as looking at him and thinking, ‘Oh my God, we did it together!’”
Halle Berry Was Pregnant at Nearly 40
When you hear the name Halle Berry you immediately think of timeless beauty. She has become a household name and has starred in many popular movies. She also looks incredible, even while pregnant. Many people would be shocked to learn that the youthful looking Halle Berry is actually fifty years old!
The actress has always been quite focused on her career and didn’t have her first child until she was nearly forty years old. She said that she didn’t expect to be able to have a baby: “This has been the biggest surprise of my life to tell you the truth,” said Halle. “I thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So it’s been a big surprise and the most wonderful.”
Adele Jokes about Growing a Beard While Pregnant
Some women effortlessly rock being pregnant. Sultry crooner Adele is one of those women. The singing sensation was even able to joke about some of the changes that her body went through when she was pregnant with her first child, Angelo.
Joking to her live audience at a concert, Adele laughed about her pregnancy, telling her fans, “When I got pregnant, I had so much testosterone in me that I grew a beard. I only cropped it last night. It’s actually true. I’m not telling a joke. I actually have a beard, but I’m proud of it. I call it Larry.”
Keira Knightley Says Pregnancy Wasn’t Easy
It is hard to believe that Keira Knightley has a baby, but she and her husband James Righton have a daughter named Edie. Looking at her, however, you wouldn’t guess that she has had a baby. She is one of those women who looks like she’s never had any trouble losing the post-pregnancy “baby weight.”
She admits that pregnancy was hard for her, especially the lack of sleep. “The ability to have no sleep and continue going. It’s not pleasant—I never thought that I could actually do it for the amount of time that I’ve done it.,” said Keira. She added, “Also, I have to say, as a woman, you hate certain parts of your body. You go through those periods where you look in the mirror and you think, Oh, if only I had different legs or arms or whatever.” Even someone as gorgeous as Keira Knightley gets insecure about her body!
Liv Tyler Says Pregnancy Feels Long
Liv Tyler is a classic Hollywood beauty, and pregnancy has done nothing to diminish her iconic good looks. She has had several babies already and only grows more radiant with each pregnancy. In 2016, when expecting her third child with her fiancé Dave Gardner, she talked about just how tired being pregnant makes her feel.
“Every day I’m like, ‘Oh my, God!’ But then I stop and take a deep breath and just focus on gratitude and how grateful I am for all the opportunities that I have. I’m good’ [but] very tired. It feels like I’ve been pregnant forever!”
Chrissy Teigen Doesn’t Like Comparing a Fetus to Fruit
Married to singer and actor John Legend, Chrissy Teigen is a celebrity in her own right. The stunning model has women all over the world jealous of her effortless beauty. A woman whose husband writes hit songs about her such as John Legend’s All of Me is to be envied!
Chrissy Teigen humorously told reporters that she hates the trend of women comparing the size of their growing fetus to the size of fruits and vegetables, calling it “the most annoying part of pregnancy,” adding “what….grocery store we at?” It seems that pregnancy not only makes this lovely lady more beau ful, but also funny!
Angelina Jolie Says Being Pregnant Makes Her Feel Sexy
Angelina Jolie is famous for having adopted several children from around the world, but she has also given birth to some of her kids and looked as radiant as ever while pregnant. She said that she loved the experience of carrying a baby inside of her. “I love it. It makes me feel like a woman. It makes me feel that all the things about my body,” said Angelina. “Also I’m fortunate. I think some women have a different experience depending on their partner. I think that affects it. I happen to be with somebody who finds pregnancy very sexy. So that makes me feel very sexy.”
Jessica Alba Gets Major Cravings
There is a reason that Jessica Alba tops the list of many people’s favorite celebrities. The stunning actress is, believe it or not, a mother. Fans were surprised to see the expectant mother’s baby bump, and also envious of just how good she looked pregnant.
Jessica said that when she was pregnant she had a craving for citrus fruits. “I suddenly love citrus stuff, oranges and lemonade – I can’t get enough of it -and I didn’t really care for any of that before,” she told an interviewer. Jessica added that other foods were now hard for her to eat. “And I can’t deal with things that are too pungent. I used to love truffles; now I can’t. I also have a hard time eating a big steak.”
Kelly Clarkson Didn’t Let Body Shaming Get Her Down
Kelly Clarkson embraced her baby bump and her confidence inspired many women to be more comfortable in their own bodies. A lot of people criticized the singer for gaining weight and keeping it after having a baby, but Kelly Clarkson didn’t care. Why should she? She knows that she is a gorgeous woman and extremely talented on top of it.
While pregnant, her baby moved around so much that Kelly suspected her baby might have her own talent. “There’s something very cool yet very creepy about a baby moving inside your belly,” said the singer, adding that she was pretty sure her daughter was “going to be a gymnast.”
Drew Barrymore Gets Very Hungry
While some women get self conscious about getting bigger while pregnant, others embrace the opportunity to eat as much as they want. Drew Barrymore admits to getting a bit carried away, but still looked fabulous.
“I just eat everything I want, which isn’t healthy,” said Drew. “My doctor the other day was like, ‘Yeah, so I think maybe pull back. A little bit.’ I was like, ‘Really? I thought I was doing great. I still fit into those jeans — they hurt when I wear them — but I still fit into them. I don’t ever pose, I’m just so fabulous and I lose it like that.’ I want to enjoy the pasta right now! What’s 10 lbs.?”
Jennifer Lopez’s Postpartum Depression
Is there anything J-Lo can’t do? She can sing, she can act, she can dance, and the woman seems to hardly age! She looked perfect even while pregnant, a time when many women feel their bodies are turning against them.
After having her twins, Emme and Max, Jennifer Lopez got real about postpartum depression. She said, “ I felt sad and depressed and thought the babies didn’t love me..I actually remember picking up the book What to Expect When You’re Expecting to try to see what was happening to me, and it said how you have this huge hormonal drop about seven to 10 days after you give birth – it’s called the baby blues…But I just thought they didn’t like me.”
Victoria Beckham Wanted Pets While She Was Pregnant
Okay, it is really no surprise that Posh Spice remained, well, posh during her pregnancies. Half of one of the most enduring power couples the world has ever known, Victoria Beckham has three boys (Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz) and one girl (Harper) with her husband, international soccer star David Beckham.
She confessed that when pregnant she wanted to adopt a lot of pets, as if bringing home a baby was not enough of a responsibility! “When I was pregnant, I just wanted to get lots and lots of animals, for some reason,” said Victoria. “We talked about cats but David said absolutely not.”
Kim Kardashian Had Rough Pregnancies
She may have picked some rather unusual names for her children, but Kim Kardashian definitely remained sexy through her pregnancies. The reality TV star and wife of Kanye West is mother to daughter North West and son Saint West.
Despite looking so beautiful throughout her pregnancies, Kim K. admits that the experience was difficult for her. “The pregnancy, I wouldn’t really wish that upon anyone. Anyone,” she said. She did, however, say that the experience was one worth suffering for. “It’s all worth it in the end, so I would definitely suffer through that, but pregnancy was not a good experience for me. At all.”
Jessica Simpson Had Weight Issues
Jessica Simpson, like Kelly Clarkson, caught a lot of flack from people after gaining weight through her pregnancy and not losing all the weight after giving birth. The criticism is, of course, ridiculous. Women can be beautiful at any weight, and Jessica Simpson proves that. She looked beautiful before, during, and after her pregnancy.
She was also hilarious about her pregnancy. “People always say that pregnant women have a glow. And I say it’s because you’re sweating to death,” Jessica joked. “I think they just tell pregnant women they’re glowing to make them feel good about themselves.”
Ashlee Simpson Got Healthy While Pregnant
Jessica Simpson’s sister, Ashlee Simpson, is also a famous celebrity. The actress and singer, like her big sis, somehow pulled off being pregnant while looking more beautiful than ever. It’s like the Simpson family knows some secret that other women would die to be let in on.
Ashlee made sure to eat all the right foods and avoid the wrong ones while pregnant. She said later that “being pregnant was the healthiest I’ve ever been in my life.” She does, however, admit to having indulged in more than her fair share of cupcakes!
Gwen Stefani Was Worried about Being Too Self-Obsesssed to Care about Her Baby
Gwen Stefani became the voice of a generation as the lead singer of No Doubt and later as a solo artist. Now, she’s become the mother of a new generation. She has three boys, Zuma, Kingston, and Apollo with her partner Gavin Rossdale.
She reportedly worried about how being a star and being a mother would work out, question how she would “fit” the baby into her life. “Would I be too self-obsessed to be able to care about him enough? I have a really extraordinary life and I obviously have a lot of passion about the things that I do. So I didn’t know if I could be selfless enough,” Gwen wondered. She was, however, able to overcome her doubts like a natural-born mother, saying, “but obviously I can – it’s the most amazing thing that’s ever happened to me.”