To the surprise of many, the reality TV star Kylie Jenner decided to keep her pregnancy a secret. Such secrecy seemed very uncharacteristic of someone who has appeared in reality TV shows such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Life of Kylie.
However, Kylie is by no means the only celebrity who decided to conceal her pregnancy. Countless of other celebrities in Hollywood have gone to extreme lengths to conceal their pregnancies for one reason or another.
Of course, concealing pregnancy when you are a celebrity is a pretty difficult task and indeed almost an impossible one. After all, photos of celebrities are always splashed in newspapers and magazines and even a slight change in appearance is bound to result in pregnancy talk and rumors.
Thus, in most cases it is better to just admit your pregnancy and move on with your life. Otherwise, you risk being the center of attention for months to come. And eventually, the celebrity's pregnancy will be revealed anyways no matter how hard she may try to hide her baby bump behind loose clothes and oversized handbags.
The singer Pink did not want the world to know about her first pregnancy before she was a hundred percent sure that everything was alright. She did after all previously suffer a bad pregnancy once before, and did not want to be heartbroken ever again.
Thus, the singer had us guessing for weeks whether she was pregnant or not. Pink eventually revealed that she was indeed expecting while on The Ellen DeGeneres Show but unfortunately by then we all knew it anyways – Jillian Barberie, the formed Good Day L.A host, spilled the beans on Twitter – “Hey Pink, I'm sooooo happy for you lady!!! Congrats on baby!! P.S. You know your man whispered it to us at dinner. See, I CAN keep a secret!!"
14 Jessica Alba
The actress Jessica Alba also did not want anyone to know about her third pregnancy. However, when the beautiful actress was spotted in Hawaii on holidays with her family we couldn’t help but speculate whether she was pregnant or not due to her seemingly larger belly.
Thus, the actress then felt like she had no choice but to admit that she was indeed expecting a third child, much to the joy of her fans. To let the world know of her pregnancy, Alba posted a photo of her two daughters holding balloons that said “1” and “2” whereas Alba herself held a balloon shaped like the number 3 over her own head, indicating that a third child was on the way.
13 Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson was also rather averse to letting her fans know about her pregnancies at first. Indeed, she even tried to explain talks of her being pregnant as nothing more than rumors and desperately tried to stay in shape, hitting the gym almost every single day.
When the gym was obviously no longer working, Simpson attempted to hide her growing belly behind various innocent looking objects such as big purses and large sweaters. Of course, the singer couldn’t keep her pregnancy a secret for too long – it was getting just too obvious – and thus had to admit that she was expecting eventually.
12 Blake Lively
While many were speculating as to whether the actress Blake Lively was pregnant or not during her first pregnancy, her publicist kept her mouth shut and refused to comment, thus spurring even more talk and gossip. Eventually, the actress confirmed the rumors on her own website.
Before her second pregnancy, the Gossip Girl actress began filming the movie The Shallows. On set she was constantly wearing a bikini. However, a few months later when the actress was spotted on the set doing re-shoots, we couldn’t help but notice that she was wearing a one-suit piece and that she kept covering her belly with various objects, such as towels or whatever else she had on hand. It didn’t take long for Lively’s fans to realize that the actress was pregnant again.
11 Eva Longoria
Last year the actress Eva Longoria saw photos of her fuller figure splashed all over the media. Some thought the actress had simply gained weight. Others instantly began to speculate that the actress was expecting.
Ever since Longoria married her third husband, Jose “Pepe” Baston in 2016, the pair have allegedly been trying to get pregnant. Indeed, a source close to the actress said – “For a long time Eva had sort of given up on having kids, but finding Jose has changed all that. She’s been telling pals that she’s eager to be a mom, and many suspect that she’s already pregnant!” So, those suspecting that Longoria was pregnant ended up being right!
10 Reese Witherspoon
When the stunning actress Reese Witherspoon met her second husband, Jim Toth, she already had two children from her previous marriage to Ryan Philippe. However, she was not averse to having more kids, a fact she never failed to mention in interviews – “I would love to have more kids, my children are the best part of my day.”
Thus, it was not at all surprising that soon after Witherspoon married Toth, rumors that she was pregnant started to circulate. Of course, the actress, just like so many other celebrity mothers before her, tried to hide her baby bump by wearing baggy clothes. Eventually, however, the couple’s friends confirmed the rumors and Witherspoon gave birth to a son in 2012.
9 Khloe Kardashian
The reality TV star Khloe Kardashian is one of those rare celebrities who share everything about themselves and their lives. She is also one of those women who love to show off their body and curves, opting for tight-fitting clothes.
So when she started wearing casual outfits and A-line dresses instead of her usual attire, her fans grew suspicious. Rumors began circulating that the reality TV star was pregnant but to the surprise of many, Khloe refused to comment.
Finally, at the very end of 2017 Khloe admitted that she was expecting, putting all of us out of our misery. She posted a photo of her baby bump and said – "I know we've been keeping this quiet but we wanted to enjoy this with our family and close friends as long as we could privately. To enjoy our first precious moments just us."
8 Isla Fisher
When it was publicly announced that the actress Isla Fisher would be unable to return to her role of Henley Reeves in Now You See Me 2, her fans immediately began to speculate that the actress was pregnant with a third child.
And indeed, it turned out that she was! Fisher knew she couldn’t fool her fans and did not want rumors following her everywhere she went. Thus she announced her pregnancy in late 2014, no doubt delighting her fans. However, in early 2015 the actress still tried to hide her baby bump behind large, strategically placed objects such as purses.
7 Janet Jackson
When the singer Janet Jackson married her third husband, Wissam Al Manna, no one expected her to give birth to a baby. After all, she was quite a mature woman by then and she certainly did not seem like she particularly wanted a child anyways.
So maybe that’s why the singer tried so hard to hide her baby bump by wearing baggy and dark clothes that only served to highlight that Jackson’s figure was changing. When it was no longer possible or realistic to pretend that she was not pregnant, Jackson came forward and confirmed that she was indeed expecting a child, much to the surprise of many.
6 Jennifer Garner
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner made a lovely couple so we were ecstatic when we learned that Garner was pregnant both the first time and the second time. In both cases, she gave birth to a baby girl. One of them is named Violet and the other one is named Seraphine.
Then, in 2011 photos of Garner and Affleck were published in the media and rumors began circulating that Garner was pregnant again, for she was wearing baggy clothes as if she was trying to hide something. Garner tried to keep her third pregnancy under wraps for a very long time but eventually it was no longer possible to deny that she was expecting.
5 Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake make a great couple but just because they’re likeable, doesn’t mean that they’re more open to sharing personal milestones. For example, when Biel was pregnant with her husband's child, she tried to keep her pregnancy a secret for as long as possible.
Biel tried to hide her growing baby bump by wearing baggy clothes and scarves, hoping that her attire would fool her fans. Of course, it didn’t quite work like that, as many of us couldn’t help but notice the slight change in Biel’s appearance which fuelled talk and rumours of her being pregnant.
4 Natalie Portman
The beautiful and talented actress Natalie Portman has always been rather private about her personal life so it came as no surprise that she tried to hide her second pregnancy (interestingly, she was pretty open about her first pregnancy).
To conceal her growing baby bump, Portman wore loose dresses and trench coats. Alas, that only worked somewhat, for her fans were quick to realize that her appearance had begun to change. Rumours began circulating that the actress was expecting but she only confirmed this months later on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
3 Mila Kunis
Ever since Ashton Kutcher divorced the actress Demi Moore and ended up dating and then marrying his long-term co-star Mila Kunis, the couple has been in the limelight. Therefore, it came as no surprise when Kunis tried to hide both of her pregnancies from the world.
After all, no one wants to have to constantly deal with unwanted attention, especially during such an important milestone as expecting a baby. Of course, Kunis’s fans couldn’t help but notice the actress’s changed appearance and began speculating whether she was pregnant or not. Kunis eventually had to confirm that she was indeed expecting a child.
2 Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman is a stunning actress who also denied her pregnancy, at least at first. Prior to her marriage to the musician Keith Urban, Kidman was married to the actor Tom Cruise. The two struggled to have a baby – the actress even had a miscarriage - and ended up adopting two children instead.
Therefore, after rumors began spreading that Kidman was pregnant with Urban’s child, she denied it at first, probably not wanting to tempt fate. However, she did not leave her fans in the dark for too long – she confirmed that she was expecting only a week later after having had denied pregnancy rumors.
1 Ashlee Simpson
After the musician Pete Wentz and the singer Ashlee Simpson got married, rumors soon spread that Simpson was pregnant. Wentz denied these rumors, saying – “There is a witch hunt for people to be pregnant whenever they get engaged in Hollywood. This is all news to me.”
Then, only a few months later Wentz confirmed that Simpson was indeed pregnant and claimed that they did not want to share the good news before because they wanted to wait until after the first trimester just to make sure that everything was alright - “Every woman, no matter who they are or what they do for a living, has the right to wait until at least (three) months before sharing this very personal news. We wanted to wait until after the first trimester and get a clean bill of health from our doctors before confirming anything, just like any other couple.”