Both genders agree that women go through one of the most nerve-racking processes of all human experiences, yet when it's over, the overwhelming joy of a new-born baby is enough to make them forget all the pain. The whole nine months are full of changes, and everyone around a pregnant woman needs to understand and support her through each step.
Apart from her expected increase in weight, women usually develop cravings for certain types of foods, and most of them can't rest until they eat what they're craving. Studies have shown that a big percentage of women crave sweet things, slightly fewer crave salty snacks, followed by those who crave spicy cuisine, fruits, and finally those who crave weird, random things. Some women have the weirdest cravings since some will ask their husbands to do everything within their power to bring home some chalk, sand, or even tires for them to chew on and even swallow. Although these women know most of these things they're asking for are not healthy, their bodies have to have them regardless of the hour of the day or night.
Kim Kardashian, who is one of the most successful reality TV stars, has cameras following her everywhere, whether they're from her show or from paparazzi and other random people on the street. Therefore, when she got pregnant for her first time with North West, the whole world was tuned into everything she was doing and feeling. Kim revealed she was craving In-N-Out burger, cheese, and fries on Instagram, despite previously insisting she was sticking to her normal diet with slight cravings for celery, carrots, and ranch dressing. Here are 15 other celebs that had strange pregnancy cravings.
15 Beyoncé Knowles Carter Craved Oreos Stuffed With Gherkins
Trendsetter Beyoncé Knowles Carter isn't just a pop idol but she is also a sweet mother of three. People have followed her every move and it is no surprise her pregnancy announcements often "break the internet."
When she announced her first pregnancy before the birth of baby Blue Ivy Carter, people went wild with excitement. She dropped the mike at the end of a hearty performance at the 2011 MTV VMAs as she rubbed her belly to announce to the world about the pregnancy. She also caused a stir the whole world over when she shared her pregnancy photos on Instagram as she announced she was expecting twins.
In both pregnancies, Beyoncé seemed stylish and composed. Therefore, it's hard to believe this seemingly immortal golden goddess suffers the same pregnancy woes as normal women do. However, she reportedly craved Oreos stuffed with gherkins (veggies that look like cucumbers but are not cucumbers).
Beyoncé also admitted that when she was pregnant with Blue, she put ketchup in everything. She dipped bananas in ketchup; she put it in breakfast, lunch, dinner and in most snacks; and she even drizzled some chilli sauce on ice cream.
14 Kate Middleton Craved Anything Sweet
The royal Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is a proud mother of four-year-old Prince George and two-year-old Princess Charlotte. The Royal heartthrob and her husband Prince William are expecting their third baby in April this year.
Since she's a royal, Kate Middleton can get whatever she wants any time she wants it. However, just like any other Jane Doe from next-door, Kate is human and has pregnancy woes that turn her face blue in the morning. She has even missed major events because of acute morning sickness, which is also known as hyperemesis gravidarum, especially during the early months of her pregnancies.
However, she seems to bounce back from it and continue to be an icon for women all over the world. Kate isn't shy to admit her pregnancies activate her sweet tooth since she craves anything sweet. A palace source admitted that the Royal Kitchen is glad to service her high intake of biscuits, cupcakes, raspberry ripple ice cream, and all sorts of candy.
13 Milla Jovovich Craved Bone Marrow
We know American actress, model, and musician Milla Jovovich from big science fiction and action films including Resident Evil, Hell Boy, and The Three Musketeers. She is also a regular in the music and fashion scene.
Milla is married to her Hollywood colleague Paul Anderson and they have two kids Ever Gabo and Dashiel Edan. She has worked with her husband on the Resident Evil franchise since 2002, and in the last instalment, she co-starred with her daughter Ever, which was great.
Pregnancy cravings can drive moms to do absurd things and Milla is a good example of such. When she was pregnant with Ever, she was craving bone marrow one day so she scoured the whole of Paris looking for it. After a long search, she found a cow's leg, cut it in half, and spread the yellow marrow all over the bread and gulped it. As absurd as it may sound, what she did was very healthy. Bone marrow is actually rich in proteins and cholesterol free monounsaturated fats; it keeps off heart disease, and it's an immunity booster.
12 Molly Sims Craved Frozen Yogurt And Steak
American actress and model Molly Sims is famous for being the spokesperson for the Old Navy clothing line as well as starring in the hit TV show Las Vegas. Molly has three children with her husband Scott Stuber.
Molly has a blog in which she shares information about herself to connect with her fans. She's not afraid to let fans in on her personal life including her pregnancies. She gives detailed information from her fertility smoothie to conception, morning sickness, stretchmarks, and her weird cravings.
Molly said that during her first pregnancy she craved frozen yogurt and steak together. When she was pregnant with her second baby Scarlett, she craved hot chocolate with lots and lots of marshmallows. She was recorded saying she went through multiple packs of marshmallows in a day. She also craved cake so much she once stopped at a traffic light to indulge in a piece of confetti birthday cake. She would literally drop everything to have that cake.
11 Blake Lively Craved Chocolate Soufflé
American actress Blake Lively is best known for her work on CW's teen series Gossip Girl as well as on Green Lantern, in which she co-starred with her adorable husband Ryan Reynolds. This power couple has a massive following, which is why when they make a "baby on board" announcement, the internet goes wild.
Blake and Ryan have two children James and Ines who are one year apart. When Blake was pregnant with her first baby James, she had a combination of weird cravings. She would send her hubby Ryan on the hunt for hand-churned pumpkin flavored ice cream and small batch pickles at any time of the day including wee hours of the night.
Blake was also recorded saying her favorite dessert was chocolate soufflé and her favorite food at the time was melted cheese, with mayonnaise as her favorite condiment. Well, those are high-end cravings but when you're married to Ryan Reynolds and you're Blake Lively you can crave whatever you want.
10 Behati Prinsloo Craved Watermelons
Namibian-American supermodel and actress Behati Prinsloo is a Victoria's Secret model who was active from 2007 to 2015. She's married to American rock star and front-runner of the band Maroon 5 Adam Levine. Behati and Adam have a daughter Dusty and they are currently expecting their second, a baby girl.
Supermodels live by a strict dietary code and Behati is no different. However, pregnancy comes with its own demands and not even supermodels have the ability to fight the urges when their cravings strike. It'd be absurd to meet a supermodel enjoying a juicy burger and milkshake on a normal workday, wouldn't it?
When Behati was pregnant with their first baby Dusty, she craved lots of watermelons. She recently posted a picture on Instagram of a French fries and milkshake combo specifically from Fatburger. The interesting bit is she was dipping the fries in milkshake while praising her husband Adam, who was excited about baby number two, as the hero of the day for buying the meal. She also confessed she loved apples with Tajin seasoning, which is a weird combo.
9 Gwen Stefani Craved Tabasco Sauce
American singer-songwriter and actress Gwen Stefani was the lead vocalist for the band No Doubt and she was a judge on the TV show The Voice. She is a mother of three sons Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo, who she had with her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale. After their divorce back in 2016, she announced she was officially dating country music star and co-host of The Voice Blake Shelton.
It's common for pregnant women to crave hot and spicy foods during pregnancy. Some types of jalapeños and other hot peppers help in reducing nausea, on top of adding flavor to bland foods to make them more palatable for choosy pregnant women.
Gwen Stefani was recorded saying that when she was pregnant, she craved hot Tabasco sauce so much she put it in everything. She would look for it everywhere she went to eat until she begun to carry a bottle in her bag. The hot and salty sauce is a combo of Tabasco peppers, vinegar, and salt.
8 Angelina Jolie Craved Onion Rings
Academy Award winner and humanitarian Angelina Jolie is a popular Hollywood success and she's known for her advocacy on immigration, education, and the protection of the rights of children. She has six children, three of which are her biological kids and three of which were adopted. Jolie has had her fair share of scandals, including the one in 2002 when she tried to adopt a seven-month-old baby from Cambodia with her then-husband Billy Bob Thornton.
Scandal hit the waves when she got pregnant with Brad Pitt's child, which led to the end of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's marriage. She married Pitt and gave birth to her first daughter Shiloh in 2006 in Namibia. In 2008, Brad and Angelina "broke the internet" when they were expecting twins, and the media had to part with a lot of money to get copies of their children's photos.
Despite all the media frenzy around Angelina's pregnancies, she admitted to having pregnancy cravings just like a normal woman. She craved onion rings covered in mustard and she would chase them with a box of chocolates. As if this isn't absurd enough, she had a thing for burgers and fries dipped in a milkshake chaser specifically from In-N-Out.
7 Britney Spears Craved Soil
Singer-songwriter and actress Britney Spears was a big pop star in the 1990s when she had the bestselling album by a teenager. However, her stardom was riddled with much-publicized personal issues, which sent her career into a downward spiral.
In January 2004, Spears married her childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander but the marriage was annulled 55 hours later, and she claimed she misunderstood her actions. She was then involved in a scandalous marriage with American dancer Kevin Federline in July 2004. She then took a break to start a family. She has two sons, Sean, and Jayden, with her former husband Kevin.
When Britney was pregnant with Sean, she admitted to having a craving for soil, which was highly publicized and absurd due to her numerous public meltdowns on the media and problems with the law. However, craving nonfood items such as soil, wax, sand, chalk, paper, paint, ice, and others are normal with pregnancy. They're an indication the body is lacking essential minerals such as zinc and magnesium.
6 Mila Kunis Craved Sauerkraut
American Actress Mila Kunis is a star in Hollywood. Her Bad Moms films are gaining a massive following from moms across the world. Mila was born in Ukraine and when she was seven her family moved to America.
Mila Kunis married Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher in 2004 and the adorable couple has two children Wyatt and Dimitri. Mila was so excited about her first pregnancy she told Conan she kept checking on apps to see the size of the baby based on fruit.
As far as cravings go, Mila admitted she ate sauerkraut all day long, which made her kitchen reek. She also craved vinegar and used it to dress everything. During her second pregnancy, she craved meat and after indulging in it all day long, she would then feel guilty of offending vegetarians. She had a spot for sweet and sour and occasionally enjoyed dill pickles as well.
5 Mariah Carey Craved Roasted Red Peppers And Candy Apples
American singer-songwriter and music producer Mariah Carey is a worldwide pop icon. She has broken records with her iconic multi-octave voice. Her music career is a huge success, since she has bagged many honors and awards, and has sold millions of copies around the world.
Mariah, who is a mother of two, has had her pregnancy woes despite being the icon we all know she is in the music scene. After getting a much-publicized divorce from her first husband and control freak Tommy Mottola, she was in a short relationship before meeting Hollywood heartthrob Nick Cannon on one of her video shoots. They got married in 2008 and announced they were pregnant with twins on their third wedding anniversary.
When the babies were six months old, the couple opened up and shared their story with Barbara Walters about her pregnancy blues from fertility issues, gestational diabetes, miscarriage, preterm birth, and many other woes. Nick reported that amidst all the chaos he had to make sure she got her roasted red peppers and candy apples. She also had a thing for a McDonald's cheeseburger and milkshake in the middle of the night.
4 Amal Clooney Craved White Truffles
From a regular person's point of view, Amal Clooney has it all. She is a multi-lingual human rights lawyer, fluent in English, Lebanese, and Arabic. She was born in Lebanon and her family moved to Buckinghamshire. She studied in the UK for most of her life and then enrolled for one semester in NYU. She practices as a human rights lawyer in the USA and UK, where she has received numerous awards and honors.
Amal stepped into the limelight in 2014 when she got engaged and later married the world's most eligible bachelor and Hollywood superstar George Clooney. The internet went crazy when George and Amal announced their engagement and she was the most Googled woman in April 2014. They got married in September of the same year.
Being married to George Clooney is one thing, but being pregnant with George Clooney's twins is on a completely new level. In June 2017, Amal gave birth to twins Ella and Alexander. During her pregnancy, Amal confessed she craved food from La Pelouse, a restaurant in Paris. She was also craving a pasta, risotto, and white truffles combination. Only when you are a high profile lawyer married to George Clooney can you crave food from Paris and white truffles.
3 Laura Prepon Craved Pastrami On Rye
We know Laura Prepon from her role as Donna Pinciotti in all the 8 seasons of the hit show That '70s Show and for her role as Alex Vause in Orange Is The New Black. She has also done major work in writing and directing.
Laura was born in New Jersey and majored in drama and has been active in Hollywood since 1997. Laura announced on Live with Kelly and Ryan she and her fiancé Scott Michael Foster were expecting a baby girl. She was so excited and bubbly as she explained how she couldn't wait to be a cute celebrity mum and daughter combo.
Laura shared her pregnancy cravings as she explained how surprised she was that her cravings took her back to her Jewish roots. She confessed she was craving pastrami on rye, Dr. Brown's black cherry soda, and mustard in sauerkraut. The absurd bit is she used to enjoy the delicacies with her dad when she was young and she hadn't craved for them for decades.
2 Tina Fey Craved Donuts
American sweetheart comedian, writer, producer, and actor Tina Fey is best known for her work on Saturday Night Live on NBC as well as notable appearances on TV series and films. She has hosted many award ceremonies and has won numerous awards as well including the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which she was the youngest ever recipient of.
Tina Fey is married to Jeff Richmond a Hollywood musical director and composer since 2001. The couple has two daughters Alice and Penelope. Tina Fey wrote an essay for the New Yorker and she humorously roasted people who ask others if they plan to have more children. On further explanation, she confessed she was afraid when she got pregnant for the second time feeling as if she was too old to carry a normal pregnancy.
During her pregnancy with Alice, she admitted to eating donuts by the box. She reportedly told her doctor she had too much juice when he asked about her weight gain, while in truth she ate a box of Entenmann's donuts daily.
1 Amy Adams Craved Almond Milk
Multiple awards winner and Hollywood star Amy Adams is an American actress best known for her many comedic and dramatic performances. Although she was born in Italy, she grew up in Colorado. She met actor and painter Darren Le Gallo in an acting class in 2001 and they began dating. They later got engaged in 2008. She gave birth to their daughter Aviana in 2010.
Amy likes to keep a low profile private life, which is why she didn't confirm she was pregnant until it was already showing. There are recent rumors of baby number two on the way, but she has neither confirmed nor denied them.
When she was pregnant with Aviana, Amy explained how she craved almond milk and ended up having lots of it. The absurd thing about her craving is she had never had almond milk before. She said she imagined it would taste good; she felt she must have it and when she did, she had to have it throughout her pregnancy.