"We're having a baby!" "It's a ----!" In this week's Celebrity Candy gallery, we're going to have some fun looking at the myriad ways celebrities announce their births and pregnancies.
Let's start with the most show-stopping recent announcement — KIMYE (as my mom likes to call them). Imagine announcing your pregnancy to 5,000 people at one time, and then inevitably to the world. That's what Kanye West did when he dropped the news at his concert earlier this week.
"Stop the music for a second. Stop the music," he said. "Can we make noise for my baby mama right quick?" His baby mama, girlfriend Kim Kardashian, was in the audience. Watch the clip here!Photo: FPA/FameFlynet
Jessica Simpson gets the award for most creative and festive pregnancy announcements.
Baby #1: Jessica took to her official website on Halloween, 2011, posting a photo of herself dressed as a mummy, with the title "It's true! I'm going to be a mummy!"
Baby #2: Just recently, on Christmas Day, Jessica tweeted a beautiful photo of her eight-month-old baby, Maxwell Drew, sitting on the beach, with the words "BIG SIS" written in the sand in front of her. Jessica captioned the tweet, "Merry Christmas from my family to yours." Check it out here!Photo: Apollo/Zeus/FameFlynet
You've gotta love Matthew McConaughey. I'm not sure exactly why, aside from the dashing good looks, but something in his warm birth announcements, which he makes himself (unlike many "old-school" A-listers), brings out that mysterious loveable quality. Here's what he wrote on his website when baby Livingston was born last week:
December 29, 2012: Camila (@iamcamilaalves) gave birth to our third child yesterday morning. Our son, Livingston Alves McConaughey was born at 7:43am on 12.28.12. He greeted the world at 9lbs. and 21 inches. Bless up [sic] and thank you for your well wishes. Happy New year, and just keep livin, Camila and Matthew McConaughey.Photo: Teach/FameFlynet
Im [sic] delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xxPhoto: KM/FameFlynet
No surprise here: The royal couple announced their pregnancy via palace statement:
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news.
The Duchess was admitted this afternoon to King Edward VII Hospital in Central London with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. As the pregnancy is in its very early stages, Her Royal Highness is expected to stay in hospital for several days and will require a period of rest thereafter.Photo: FameFlynetUK/FameFlynet
Jessica Alba relies on Facebook to make her baby announcements. Here's an excerpt from the Facebook update she posted when baby Haven was born, August 2011:
Cash and I are so excited to announce the birth of our daughter, Haven Garner Warren. She was born on Saturday, weighed 7lbs, and was 19 inches long. Healthy and happy! Big Sister Honor couldn’t be more excited about the new addition to our family.
Pssst! Keep an eye on Jessica's Facebook page because rumours are swirling baby #3 is on the way.... (But I'm not sure there's anything really to them.)Photo: Rocstar/FameFlynet
We expected something a little more outrageous from Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. But we'll take this!
Back in October 2011, after months of pregnancy rumours, Mariah finally confirmed the news with Access Hollywood's Billy Bush. "You're the first person I'm talking to," she insisted. "I didn't talk to anyone else. But, yes, we are pregnant; this is true."
In the intense exclusive interview, Mariah also shared why they'd worked so hard to keep the pregnancy private, and (along with Nick) talked a bit about the tough journey they took to conceive. Here's the clip.
Nick later revealed they were expecting twins on his radio show.Photo: Dn09/FameFlynet Pictures
Lisa Ling announced that she and her hubby, Dr. Paul Song, were expecting their first child by sharing an ultrasound picture on Anderson Cooper's daytime show, Anderson Live. "I was trying to keep it quiet for a long time," she told Anderson. "But now I'm getting to a point where I just look like I have a beer belly, so I figured I better share it publicly before people actually think I have this beer belly."
When Lisa said, "I just hope that this doesn't mean she's a complete spastic child when she grows up," Anderson asked about the baby's sex. "It's gonna be a girl," Lisa confirmed. "It is a girl!"
Hilary Duff blogged her big news on her and hubby Mike Comrie's first wedding anniversary, August 2011. Here's an excerpt:
I can’t believe it has already been a year, time really flies when you’re having fun! We also want to share the exciting news that…… BABY MAKES THREE!!! We are extremely happy and ready to start this new chapter of our lives. Thanks to everyone for the continued love and support throughout the years!
When baby Luca arrived, Hilary took to her favourite social-media platform to announce the news. "Welcome to the World Luca Cruz Comrie!" she tweeted. "Tuesday evening, we became proud parents of a healthy 7 pound 6 ounce beautiful boy."Photo: Dmac/Rocstar/FameFlynet