The celebrity baby bump watch is one of the more enjoyable ways to waste time on the Internet. In the days of social media, celebs can be photographed by virtually anyone, anywhere, and so those baggy t-shirts and strategically placed handbags can’t stave off the truth forever. Even the most private of stars can’t keep the curious media and public from learning about babies to be. From there, the watch goes right up to the day of baby’s birth.
Some celebs, on the other hand, love the spotlight and put their pregnancies — and baby bumps — right in the public eye with photo shoots and social media posts. The official baby bump announcement with pictures on Instagram seems to be a celebrity trend that is unlikely to go away.
No matter how the public gets them, those baby bump pics often break the Internet with a kind of universal appeal. Here’s a look at some of the best we’ve seen.
20 Beyonce’s Fabulous Baby Bump Shoot
No list of celebrity baby bump pictures would be complete without a sample of the photo shoot that showed a baby bump at its most fabulous, fashionable, and even foxy. In early 2017, Beyonce and Jay-Z announced that they were expecting twins. That post immediately exploded on Instagram. The very next day, she released the results of a fantasy themed photo shoot that included sister Blue Ivy in some shots. Flower crowns, chiffon wraps, satin, and rich colors set the scene as Queen Bey showed pregnancy at its most beautiful. The natural elements added a nice touch to the theme of the mother as goddess.
19 Adam Levine Goes Sympathetic Baby Bump For Behati Prinsloo
Victoria’s Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo and hubby Adam Levine broke the internet with a series of pics of Behati’s growing baby bump during their first pregnancy in 2016. First came Behati’s reveal in a bikini that made her look sleek and healthy — and more athletic than most of us at any given time. The real keeper, though, came in a post on May 3, 2016 where Adam joined Behati to compare their rounded bellies on Instagram. Levine added the caption, “Week 20 and I'm finally popping! #impregnanttoo.” People went crazy on the Internet. Daughter Dusty Rose was born later that year. The Maroon 5 singer and Victoria’s Secret model have been married since 2014, and welcomed the arrival of a second daughter in February 2018.
18 Kim Kardashian’s Proof Of Pregnancy
Kim Kardashian spends a lot of time breaking the Internet, so it’s only to be expected that she would do the same with or without a baby bump. There are many notable baby bump pics of Kim to talk about — most with her signature tight and revealing silhouette — even as that silhouette got rounder and rounder. Of course, the real Internet breaker has to be the nude selfie she posted on Instagram. At the time, there were a lot of rumors that Kim wasn’t actually pregnant, and was faking it with padding while actually using a surrogate. Kim silenced the rumors and then started a bunch more with the pic that we can only show highly censored.
17 Kylie Jenner’s Anticipated Baby Bump
Much has been written about Kylie Jenner and her baby bump since she revealed her pregnancy in the fall of 2017. It’s only natural when the whole world has seen her growing up in the Kardashian clan. First, there were suspicious pics of Kylie seemingly concealing a potential bump in September 2017 with a baggy t-shirt. A few weeks later came the official reveal that Kylie and Travis Scott were expecting. There was the usual Kardashian drama. Caitlyn Jenner’s rep at first confirms that she knew, then denies it later. Kim also took to social media to try and shut down rumors that the fam was not happy with the 20 year-old’s pregnancy news. The people of the Internet, though, were ecstatic and made the first images of Kylie’s baby bump go viral.
16 Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Baby Bump Ad Campaign
Jennifer Love Hewitt seems to be one of those people who looks good no matter what she does, so it comes as no surprise that she makes a yummy mummy-to-be. In May 2015, she was expecting her second child with husband Brian Hallisay, and did a romantic photo shoot that bared her baby bump as an advertisement for a skin cream. Jennifer claimed to have actually used the cream she endorsed, and if it’s true, we’ll note that she does glow in the series of images. The combination of the flowing white outfit and round baby bump was a hit with her fans.
15 Blake Lively Dazzles The Crowd On The Cannes Red Carpet
At the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in May 2016, actress Blake Lively stunned the crowd gathered at the red carpet in a shimmering blue lace gown that showed off her baby bump. Blake was attending the premiere of the Steven Spielberg produced movie The BFG, a children’s film, appropriately enough. With a ponytail, bare shoulder, and thigh-high slit with a long train behind her, Blake pulled off a look that was both foxy and classy — her signature style. The crowd loved it and the pictures went viral. Blake has been married to Ryan Reynolds since 2012 and the photogenic couple were already parents to daughter James, who was born in 2014.
14 Kate Middleton’s Pregnancy In A Fishbowl
There were few pictures of the very first pregnancy of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, that didn’t break the Internet. Royal watchers had been on the lookout for a baby bump ever since the spectacular wedding of Kate and Prince William in April 2011. In 2013, they got their wish, and Kate became possibly the most photographed expectant mother in British history. Most commentators noted Kate’s impeccable sense of style, which included the most fashionable and elegant of maternity wear. When you’re a royal, you can’t let them see you sweat — it’s a maxim Kate seems to live up to completely.
13 Heidi Klum’s Glam Baby Bump Style
Model and TV personality Heidi Klum doesn’t seem to be aging over the years, so it only follows that she’d be as glamorous in full-on baby bump mode as she would any other day or time. Or year. It doesn’t even seem to matter that she’s had four children; her style game is always on point. As evidence, at the 2006 Emmy Award show, she wore a red dress draped in an ancient Grecian kind of look. The gown by Michael Kors had a thigh-high slit that added s*x appeal. In 2009, she was pregnant for the fourth time, and glowed in a tight black gown that emphasized her huge baby bump on yet another red carpet.
12 Angelina Jolie Glows At Cannes
Angelina Jolie gets a lot of press for a lot of different reasons. In 2008, it was all about her pregnancy with partner Brad Pitt. The two were already parents to a brood of four, and Angelina was expecting twins Knox and Vivienne, who were born late in the year. In May, however, at the 61st Cannes Film Festival, she wowed the crowds of celebrity watchers with her appearance in a green gown over her twin-sized bump. Fan or not, you’d have to admit that Angie knows how to make an appearance. The birth of the twins completed the fam at six kids.
11 Chrissy Teigen’s Instagram Win
Model Chrissy Teigen is a master of Instagram. It's not just the pics she posts, it's the candid insights into her life, including many baby bump pics and stories along the way. She enchanted followers with pics of her first pregnancy back in 2015. When she and husband John Legend announced her second pregnancy in 2017, she shared her headaches, aches, and pains with sympathetic followers. But, the couple was coy about the s*x and due date right up until the end of January 2018. It was on Grammy night that the supermodel revealed 1-year-old daughter Luna would be getting a baby brother on Instagram.
10 Ciara’s Mini Baby Bump
Singer Ciara famously, and publicly, decided along with fiancé Russell Wilson to remain celibate throughout their relationship up to their legal marriage in 2016. But, there was no celibacy clause in effect back in 2013 when she announced her engagement to rapper Future. Just after the announcement, speculation ran wild that Ciara was pregnant, and pics like this of Ciara on the red carpet for the American Music Awards that year were examined for what was an ever so small baby bump at that point. The rumors turned out to be true. While the couple never married, their son Future Zahir Wilburn was born in 2014. Fast forward to February 2018, Ciara and husband Russell Wilson welcomed daughter Sienna into the world.
9 Blac Chyna’s Curvy Pics
Blac Chyna revealed a 50 pound weight gain on social media about a month before the due date of her baby with then fiancé Rob Kardashian, and then celebrated with a bare belly pic in a crop top and tight pants. She’d shocked even her fans with her statements on weight gain during pregnancy. “My goal is to gain, like, 100 pounds this pregnancy. Imma tear it up, then Imma snap back,” she posted on social media. It’s probably a good thing she never reached her goal. Since the birth of Dream Renée Kardashian in November 2016, as we all recall, Blac Chyna and dad Rob Kardashian went through a nasty split involving explicit pics on social media and restraining orders. Chyna is now said to be thinking about designing baby strollers.
8 Olivia Wilde Is A Natural Woman
Olivia Wilde and husband Jason Sudeikis made no secret of the fact that they always wanted firstborn son Otis to have a sibling. So, it wasn’t a surprise when the two announced baby number 2 in 2016. In July 2016, she posted this beautiful and candid pic of her baby bump, make-up free. It was all for a good cause, though, as she wrote in her post. “Join me today on #BumpDay to ask Congress to pass the #ReachAct so all moms have healthy pregnancies. Link in bio. @savethechildren,” she wrote, adding the hashtag #bumpbumpbumpitupppp. Daughter Daisy Josephine was born in October 2016.
7 Mila Kunis Is The Girl Next Door
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have been married since 2015 and have largely managed to stay out of the tabloids. Unlike many stars, Ms. Kunis isn't one to flaunt her baby bump on social media or in glamorous photo shoots. That makes these shots, taken in November 2016 just before her second child, son Dimitri Portwood Kutcher, was born, that much rarer. Despite the fact she was just days before her delivery date, she looks like it's business as usual running errands in Studio City, California. Mila and Ashton are said to be down-to-Earth people and parents, and that quality shows in these pics.
6 Jennifer Lopez Goes Glam With Twins
If we were ever invited to a benefit gala at the United Nations in New York City, we’d naturally try and look our best — but we have a sneaking feeling we’d never achieve a Jennifer Lopez level of best. If you’re Jennifer Lopez and even if you’re giving birth to twins in about two weeks, you can still manage a kind of glamour that the rest of us will just never be able to attain. Ms. Lopez was making the rounds of New York Fashion Week in February 2008, changing from a white outfit during the day for shows to this elegant black number for the evening at Madonna’s charity gala for Malawi. They’ve since parted, but that evening, then husband Marc Antony was glued to her side, often cradling her massive twin baby bump.
5 Anne Hathaway’s Preemptive Bikini Strike
Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway is used to being in the spotlight. She was a constant subject of paparazzi attention, particularly back in 2015 when she was one of the highest paid actresses on the Hollywood scene, and some of that attention wasn’t what you would call flattering. So, we’ll forgive her if she was cagey about her pregnancy when it began back in late 2015. Then, when she wanted to go public, she decided to reveal her baby bump first herself rather than leave it to a random photographer and tabloid. While on holidays, Anne had noticed a photographer following her around, and so she decided to take the initiative and post a pic in her red bikini first. “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 :)” she posted.
4 Jordin Sparks’ Mexican Babymoon
Actress, singer, and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and her husband, fitness model Dana Isaiah, are pretty easy on the eyes at any given time. In February 2018, the attractive couple posted a series of pictures of their sun splashed vacation in Cancun, Mexico. Jordin is wearing a white bikini and wrap as the couple stroll through the turquoise waters along the beach, and her growing baby bump is on full and proud display. Jordin's post talked about the "babymoon" the two were enjoying in the Presidential Suite of the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach resort. The baby is due in April 2018.
3 CoCo Austin Isn't Shy To Show It Off
We’d be surprised if anyone had ever described Ms. Coco Austin, model and reality TV star, and wife of rapper and actor Ice-T, as being shy or reserved. Even when nearly nine months’ pregnant, the social media star did not disappoint fans with multiple shoots that flaunted all her curves, including a baby bump that just seemed to add to what was already there. She wears a sports bra and leggings in one selfie that went viral, and sported a tight pink dress in a magazine photo shoot. Pregnant or not, the camera seems to love Ms. Austin.
2 Khloe Kardashian’s Baby Bump Reveal
We knew the pics would come eventually, but Khloe Kardashian toyed with us all for months with coy games involving large handbags and baggy tops, all of it revolving around the essential question: Is she or isn’t she? In December 2017, she finally went ahead with her baby bump reveal on Instagram, complete with the supporting hands of beau Tristan Thompson. Thompson, a Canadian basketball player, is currently signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Khloe called the pregnancy, “My greatest dream realized.” The pic quickly racked up several million views. Fans were quick to notice another possibly telling detail — the double band rings on her perfectly manicured left hand. Wedding? Engagement? Speculation ran high. The baby is due in April 2018.
1 Justin Timberlake And Jessica Biel’s #CoupleGoals
On January 31, 2015, Justin Timberlake turned 34, and he celebrated with the announcement that he and wife Jessica Biel were expecting a baby. The couple have been married since 2012, and it was their first child. Baby Silas was born in April 2015. The pic shows a genuine family vibe between the two and went viral as a good news story of the day. As little Silas has grown up, Justin and Jessica have often been candid about their not-so-perfect parenting moments, and endeared themselves to parents everywhere. The two often use social media to let fans in on their family life, but this pic is the one that gave us all the feels.