Celebrities are constantly doing things on a whole different level, so we can expect them to make a show out of their baby announcements. Who could forget the time comedian Amy Schumer made her pregnancy announcement by photoshopping her and her husband’s face on a picture of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry? She teased the announcement with that photo and then hid the pregnancy announcement in a list of candidates she endorsed for the midterm elections. Like, how do we get on that level? Amy is not the only celebrity with an elaborate pregnancy announcement. In fact, many celebs take the opportunity to share their good news in a creative fashion. There are so many exciting and fun pregnancy announcements, so we at Mamas Uncut decided to make a list of the 30 best celebrity baby announcements.
Completely relatable mom and comedy queen Amy Schumer made her pregnancy announcement by photoshopping her face onto Meghan Markle’s. As we mentioned, it was more of a tease, but nevertheless, hilarious. Amy and Meghan had their sons on the same day.
Author, model, and TV personality Chrissy Teigen and husband, John Legend announced their pregnancy with their first child in October of 2015. She posted this charming photo to Instagram 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!”
Actor and director Olivia Wilde made her pregnancy public on Instagram with a cute photo of her baby bump next to her son, Otis. The black and white photo captures the moment perfectly. Look at how excited Otis is to be a big brother!
In January of 2016, actor Jena Malone announced her pregnancy with an ethereal photograph. The picture was captured by none other than the baby’s father, photographer Ethan DeLorenzo. Jena kept things unique when naming her baby. His name is Ode Mountain.
John David and Abbie Duggar, stars of Counting On, announced their pregnancy in an airplane. The couple posed for the picture in a cockpit with a baby onesie that said “Baby Passenger on Board.” The couple shared the image on Instagram and captioned the post, “We are on Cloud 9 about welcoming our own little Duggar into the world!!! It really is amazing to think about being parents and having our own child to raise. We are thankful that God has blessed us with this new life and we look forward to taking on this new adventure!”
Model Ashley Graham and filmmaker Justin Ervin announced their pregnancy with a sweet video saying, “Surprise!” The couple made the announcement on their 9-year wedding anniversary.
Star of Bachelor in Paradise Carly Waddell and Evan Bass announced their pregnancy with a hilarious photo that included beer and their firstborn, Isabella, who has the most surprised expression on her face. Carly wrote on Instagram, “Beer Belly, Bella Belly, BABY BELLY!!!” she wrote on Instagram. “We so SO EXCITED to FINALLY announce Bella’s little brother or sister will be here in November!!! (If you wonder why I haven’t been on social media as much…well, this is why!)”
Actors Italia Ricci and Justin Amell, who tied the knot in 2016, announced their pregnancy with a funny photo on Instagram. Justin is sporting a “baby bump” like his wife in the photo. Italia posted the same photo to her own Instagram and captioned it, “We will not take ridiculous portraits of this kid. We will not take ridiculous portraits of this kid. We will not take ridiculous portraits of this kid. We might take ridiculous portraits of this kid.”
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Olympian Shawn Johnson East and footballer Andrew East announced their pregnancy in March of 2019. The couple suffered a miscarriage in 2017, so it was a celebratory moment for a number of reasons. Shawn captioned the photo on Instagram, “We cannot WAIT to welcome you to the world and shower you with love,” Johnson wrote on Instagram at the time. “@andrewdeast WE DID IT!” She later joked that her baby bump was not in fact from a baby, but instead, the result of eating too many carbs.
Reality TV stars Christina Anstead and husband Ant Anstead, who married just two months before their pregnancy announcement, shared their good news via Instagram. The couple took the photo embracing one another and featured an ultrasound of their bun in the oven. Christina captioned the post, in part, “The kids are all so excited to meet their new sibling. #5 #Gonnaneedabiggercar.”
Lady Antebellum frontwoman Hillary Scott and husband Chris Tyrrell shared a photo of three pink skirts. One large skirt is meant for their daughter, Eisele and the two smaller ones are for the twins Hillary was expecting. She captioned the photo on Instagram, “We are overjoyed to be having TWO more girls! Eisele is so excited to have her very own living baby dolls. Chris and I are beyond grateful that we get to raise a household of little ladies, and can’t wait to watch and help them grow into kind, independent, and confident women! Now we wait with great expectation (and many prayers) for them to get here safely!”
The superbly hilarious couple Jenny Mollen and Jason Biggs posted this amazing photo to Instagram to announce their pregnancy. They photographed themselves with the Fridababy NoseFrida or “SNOTSCCKER.” The couple’s first child, Sid, would be expecting a little sibling. Jenny captioned the photo, “This is how I told my son babies are made.”
It was the 32nd day of 2017 when our Queen and savior Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and husband Jay-Z made their pregnancy public. Beyoncé shared the above iconic image on Instagram with the caption, “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over,” she captioned. “We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters.”
Actor and TV personality Busy Philipps took to Twitter to announce her pregnancy. There wasn’t too much mystery because she tweeted an image of the results of a pregnancy test. “So this happened…” she wrote. To the point! We like it!
Rocker Pete Wentz and model Meagan Camper shared their good news via Instagram. The Fall Out Boy musician posted this sweet photo of himself touching Meagan’s baby bump with the caption, “????+????=???? we’re super excited to announce we’re expecting a baby!”
Musician Kelly Rowland and husband Tim Witherspoon announced that they were pregnant in 2014, just two months after their wedding in Costa Rica. Kelly captioned the Instagram post, “I’ll be stuntin’ like my daddy,” with the photo of the baby sneakers next to adult sneakers.
Singer and TV personality Gwen Stefani announced her pregnancy with her third son in 2014 on Instagram. She posted an image of herself in plaid with a crown on and added the caption, “I was ready to hand over the crown. But I guess I am still queen of the house. #itsaboy #surroundedbyboys.”
Reality TV star Blac Chyna took a novel approach with her pregnancy announcement. She posted an emoji of herself with a baby bump on Instagram. The father of the child is Rob Kardashian, and the couple is no longer together and there’s been some serious drama. But the emoji lives on…
Actor Anne Hathaway confirmed pregnancy rumors in January of 2016 when she posted this photo of herself with a baby bump. The photo was shared on Instagram with the caption, “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:)”
The actor and husband Adam Schulman welcomed their son, Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman, on March 24 of that year.
Star of Little Women: LA Terra Jolé and her husband Joe Gnoffo announced their pregnancy with a sparkly post to Instagram in November of 2019. She captioned the post of herself with an exposed baby bump, “The secret is out. 21 weeks and counting.”
Reality TV Stars of Bringing Up Bates, Carlin Bates Stewart and Evan Stewart, announced that they were pregnant with their first child in September of 2019. She posted the intimate photo of herself and Evan on Instagram with the caption, “This past year has been a whirlwind of excitement and love, from wedding planning, to the most magical day of my life when I said “I do”, and just when I think life can’t get crazier, busier, or happier, I find out I’m pregnant! I feel so grateful and in awe of the miracle of a tiny life growing inside of me! I can’t imagine that my life could be any more blessed!”
Australian songstress, Natalie Imbruglia announced that she’d signed a new record contract and was pregnant on the same day in July of 2019. She captioned the beautiful photo on Instagram:
“I’m very happy to announce that I have just signed a record deal with BMG!! What an AMAZING team. I have been busy writing for the past year and a half and can’t wait to share these new songs with you all!!!! And as you can see from the pic.. there is another announcement… (no I haven’t swallowed a watermelon). I’m expecting my first child this Autumn. For those of you that know me, this has been something I have wanted for a very long time and I’m blessed that this is possible with the help of IVF and a sperm donor-I won’t be saying anything more on that publicly. I’m so excited about this next adventure… a new album and I’m going to be a mum!”
Hannah Blackwell and Phillip Phillips of American Idol fame announced their pregnancy in July of 2019. They posted an adorable photo of a onesie and an ultrasound on Instagram with the funny caption, “Phillip and Hannah sittin’ in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G! First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in the baby carriage this fall!”
The Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky and husband Kevin Manno announced their pregnancy (for their second child) in November of 2017. The classy black and white photo shows off Ali’s pregnant silhouette. The couple posted the photo to Instagram with the caption, “And just like that, life became a whole lot sweeter.”
Singer Ciara announced she was pregnant with her third child in January of 2020. She posted a stunning picture to Instagram of herself in Turks and Caicos with an exposed baby bump. Seattle Seahawks football player, Russell Wilson is the father and the couple look forward to growing their family. The photo was simply captioned, “Number 3.”
Singer Jessica Simpson employed the help of her two kids to announce her latest pregnancy. In a post on Instagram, the star shared a photo of two balloons with the caption, “SURPRISE…” That post left many people wondering what she was teasing. Then, in a follow-up post, she posted the big balloons had been popped to reveal smaller, pink balloons. Jessica captioned the photo, “This little baby girl will make us a family of five. We couldn’t be happier to announce this precious blessing of life.”
Musicians Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz celebrated their 4th wedding anniversary by sharing a photo on Instagram. The photo is absolutely gorgeous and it shows Keys and Beatz embracing her baby bump. She wrote, “Happy Anniversary to the love of my life @therealswizzz !! And to make it even sweeter we’ve been blessed with another angel on the way!! ???????????????? You make me happier than I have ever known! Here’s to many many more years of the best parts of life!”
Comfort food is always the answer. Jonas Brother Kevin Jonas and his very clever wife, Danielle Jonas, shared a photo on Instagram to publicly announce that they were pregnant with their second child in 2016. In the photo, Kevin is reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting and Danielle is surrounded by her favorite foods. She captioned the photo, “Prepping for baby number two!”
Insanely talented actor and creative person Rachel Bloom announced that she was three months pregnant the same night she won her first Emmy award. She posted a photograph of herself holding the Emmy with the very matter-of-fact caption, “WE WON AN EMMY!!!!!!! also btw I’m pregnant.” No big deal! Husband Dan Gregor and Rachel are expecting their little one in April.
Fashin icon and arthouse darling Chloë Sevigny and partner Sinisa Mackovic publicly announced their pregnancy earlier this month. She shared a photo on Instagram with the caption, “#mocktailsandmoonbeams by papi @sinisamackovic.” She was vacationing in Turks and Caicos with her partner and they decided to share this charming beach picture with Chloë’s baby bump on full display.
Before we ever get to see a glorious, celebrity baby, we’re often treated to a baby announcement or pregnancy announcement to let fans know that a mini celeb is on the way. These announcements range from modest to baroque, and no matter who’s doing the announcement, it’s always a treat to revel in another person’s happy moment. There’s a certain nervous excitement that occurs when a pregnancy is made public. There are hopes, fears, and ultimately a shared sense of enthusiasm for the expecting parents and the joy they’re about to bring into the world. We hope you enjoyed our list of the best celebrity baby announcements.
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
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