Let’s dive right into a very dirty topic. We are going to talk about weight. The taboo subject is something which women, in particular, have a great deal of sensitivity toward. This is because society has placed upon women, at times, unobtainable goals of weight and expectations that create a double standard so glaring it has been accepted as normal. Men do not nearly have the high standard of weight and expectations that women must deal with on a daily basis. Now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about the real problem. Sometimes, we are just too fat. Sometimes we do weigh too much.
Let’s be clear. There is a healthy weight and then there is an unhealthy weight. You can be too thin just as easy as you could be too heavy. This isn’t about looking like a cocaine crazy model. This is about being too heavy for your body frame as deduced by doctors. So we aren’t here to call out those who gained weight and became healthy. We are just pointing out some of the women who gained sudden masses of weight and actually appeared as if they might be pregnant to the public. Celebrities are certainly entitled to their privacy but that hasn’t stopped the world from being intrusive. So when a celebrity gains weight out of the clear blue, assumptions are made that they are pregnant. These are 12 Celebrities Who Looked Pregnant, But Weren’t.
12. Khloe Kardashian
And so we have a Kardashian on the list. Khloe has long dealt with critics concerning her weight. These unjustified savages have attacked her because she didn’t have the slender build. During her time with Lamar Odom it appeared as though Khloe may be pregnant on multiple occasions due to her weight. But alas, she was not pregnant and the rumors and the haters seemed to take a toll. So Khloe took matters into her own hands and started a fitness program that has left her ripped, and her critics eating crow. Khloe had this to say to haters out there: “No matter what size, shape, color…haters going to hate.” Listen, Khloe used to be a little heavier than her target weight in the past, but right now, she is straight-up solid. Kudos to you, KK.
11. Jessica Simpson
Everyone is pretty aware of Jessica Simpson and her weight battles. The blonde bombshell had quite an early start to her career. She exploded onto the scene with her hourglass body, big smile and beautiful blonde hair. She had the voice of an angel and the personality of a bubbly cheerleader. As her singing career softened, Jessica Simpson started to gain a lot of weight and she remained in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. People began to speculate that she was pregnant. But her weight fluctuation had nothing to do with pregnancy. She was just having issues maintaining her weight after she stopped touring. Jessica moved on and got married for the second time and did have those children.
10. Jennifer Love Hewitt
J-Love, as we like to call her, grew up on television right before our eyes. She also sang a few songs and got some recognition in doing so. But the real homerun for Jennifer Love Hewitt was her rocking body. Her curves were eye popping and garnered her quite a bit of attention. So when Jennifer Love Hewitt gained some weight, people thought she may be pregnant. It turned out she wasn’t and she was actually just being human for a little bit. Jennifer has never been one to be overweight so everyone can relax. We still think J-Love has it going on so we clearly give her a pass on eating a few extra Whoppers every now and again.
9. Lady Gaga
You wouldn’t think Lady Gaga would appear on this list. She is a frenetic dancer and always seems to be active when she’s performing. But there was a brief period where Lady Gaga went through a sudden weight gain. In doing so, Lady Gaga appeared as if she could be pregnant. Of course, the assumption is ridiculous by some standards, but it is what it is. And Lady Gaga suddenly gained weight and rumors started to surface that maybe she could be pregnant. It turned out she just gained some extra pounds and proceeded to lose them when she went back on tour. She’s doing just fine these days.
Adele is currently killing it all around the world. She is literally at the top of her game. Adele is one of the most successful female artists of her time and her run has been less than a decade in. Her songs speak to the hearts of women all around the world. But she’s been questioned by many over her weight. She’s looked pregnant and heavy for a number of years and is square in the public eye. Now, she states she is proud of her body and doesn’t care what people think. The message of just being comfortable with your weight is all well and good if you aren’t considered obese by doctors.
7. Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks is one of those women who is beautiful no matter what size dress she wears. Her face, her eyes, her hair, her skin all scream beautiful. However, Tyra has gone through periods of time in which she has gained bunches of pounds. In doing so, it led many to believe that she may be pregnant. Now just because a woman gains weight doesn’t mean she’s pregnant, but, when you’re a celebrity and model, it is an easy assumption for the paparazzi to jump to. Back in the 2000’s, Tyra went through various weight fluctuations that led people to believe she was pregnant. They also went all-out at dogging the former Victoria’s Secret angel.
6. Kelly Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne has been through the ringer. Having a father who has been in the public eye, and who is an addict himself, cannot be easy. Growing up on MTV and having cameras follow you around 24/7 also is a big burden to carry. Kelly, along with her brother, Jack, have both dealt with substance and alcohol abuse issues. In addition, Kelly has dealt with weight issues that made her look pregnant at times. It was a rough go, but she charged ahead and lost a bundle of weight and cleaned up her act. A healthier Kelly Osbourne is now enjoying success on television and seems to have righted her ship. She still battles some of her weight woes, but she is in a much healthier place these days.
5. Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera is a small beautiful package. During her successful career in which she has showcased insane vocals, she also has exhibited periods of weight gain in between tours. Aguilera contributes her weight gain to her desire to eat hamburgers and fries and the forbidden foods that she enjoys. Because the self-professed eater of fast food doesn’t make apologies for any weight gain, she almost appears as if she could be pregnant at times when she adds 15 pounds as quickly as an oncoming storm passes by in the Deep South. But fear not, Christina always loses the weight just prior to her tours as she dances and prepares to perform for her millions of fans.
4. Christina Hendricks
Christina Hendricks is voluptuous and beautiful. The star of “Mad Men” recently came under fire when she packed on an extra 15 pounds. Cue the pregnancy rumors. But the sexy woman in her 30s explained that she wasn’t obsessed with being thin. She didn’t care to be a typical “Hollywood star” and she felt even sexier with the additional 15 pounds. Hendricks used to model in Italy and is well aware of the dangers and chaos associated with starving one’s self in order to appear sexy and slender. “I was having cappuccinos every day!” Christina reminisced in an issue of Health magazine. Then Christina added weight and enjoyed taking her clothes off, looking into the mirror and feeling “like a woman.” Hendricks likes her curves and so do we!
3. America Ferrera
America Ferrera was the star of “Ugly Betty.” The television series brought her much acclaim and success, but it also brought her some ugliness. People looked at her heavy frame and made assumptions. First, they fat shamed her. Some spread false rumors that she could be pregnant. It was all quite ugly to say the least, but the reality was, America Ferrera was just a young woman who happened to be a little overweight. In other words, she was quite normal. But Hollywood normal and societal normal are two very different things. Ferrera took it in stride and rose above it. However, the noise did appear to get to her as she dramatically lost weight as her series came to a close and beyond. Her figure is now in line with many of Hollywood’s elite. So we guess the fat shaming may have worked after all. Either way, we hope America Ferrera is happy with who she is and how she looks.
2. Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson first burst onto the scene and achieved American Idol stardom. In 2002, she won the singing contest and became an instant star. Multiple successful albums and a number of hit singles later, it seemed as though nothing could stop Clarkson. But many haters in the world attacked Clarkson for her weight. It is true, early in her career, she did show signs of having difficulty balancing her weight and her career. It seemed commentary on Clarkson’s weight was everywhere. Clarkson would soon get tired of hearing about her weight gain and opted to drop pounds and become a far more slender version of herself. Either way, Clarkson is going to have the last laugh with an extremely successful career.
1. Lena Dunham
Creator, writer and star of the HBO television show “Girls,” Lena Dunham has enjoyed meteoric success and acclaim. People have gushed all over her for her extraordinary talent. But on the other side of the coin is everyone’s infatuation with Dunham’s weight. Never slender or slim, Dunham has been consistently overweight in her appearance. She is unapologetic all the way to the bank as her everyday character strikes a chord with the many normal women who watch the hit show. It has come to the attention of the world that Dunham suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder and recently had to have an ovarian cyst removed from her body. She may have a few good reasons for her weight, but she definitely tips the scales toward an unhealthy level. Just as recent as a few days ago an article appeared that cited Dunham of potentially being pregnant and having a “baby bump.” The story is clearly false but Dunham’s weight is something she should keep an eye on for her own sake.