Everything celebrities do becomes front page news. What they wear, where they go, how they eat, who they hang out with, and when they are getting married are some of the favorite topics of discussions in the tabloids and among gossipmongers. Come to think about it, celebrities are not very different from us. Only, when they do regular things, it becomes a trend, which we then tend to follow.
Pregnancy photoshoots, for example, did not exist before a celeb started doing it and then another followed suit. Now, even regular people shoot their pregnancy journeys. After all, pregnancy is a special moment in people’s lives, even for celebrities. Here are some of the most famous celebrity pregnancies that kept tongues wagging for months:
Kim always had fertility struggles, which she has been very open about on her reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. So when news broke that she was expecting her first child with rapper Kanye West, the Kardashian clan was overjoyed for their money-maker. Naturally, the very media-savvy family made sure that Kim’s pregnancy was the most talked about piece of news. They may have bitten off more than they could chew, as media constantly shamed Kim for her body weight during the time.
Recently, Beyoncé announced that she was pregnant again – this time with twins, and the world lost it! If you remember Beyoncé’s first pregnancy, cameras followed the Queen of Music wherever she went. Her first baby with music mogul Jay-Z became one of the most famous star kids of all time, with a name trademarked just for her. For her second pregnancy, Beyoncé chose to make the announcement with a floral photoshoot, which included Blue Ivy.
The best thing about last year was undoubtedly Kareena Kapoor’s pregnancy. Bebo was to have her first baby with husband Saif Ali Khan, who is already father to two teenagers. The actress changed the face of Bollywood pregnancies, by traveling the globe, walking the ramp, appearing on movies and talk shows, experimenting with different styles – all while she was heavily pregnant. Post-pregnancy did not keep the media away either, because people became obsessed with the royal baby’s name.
The media was in a frenzy when news hit that the Queen of England was going to be a great-grandmother. Suddenly, all eyes were on Kate Middleton. Her baby bump and pregnancy style were heavily under scrutiny, with regular comparisons to Princess Diana. After Prince George was born in 2013, rumors hit that the Duchess was expecting again. This turned out to be false news though, but Kate and William did have another baby in 2015.
Often dubbed as the most beautiful woman in India, Aishwarya Rai’s life and relationships have always been a favorite topic of discussion. Several eyebrows were raised when the successful actress chose to marry Abhishek Bachchan in 2007, who was still to make his mark in the industry as an established actor. Naturally, her pregnancy got everyone wound up, and it was a matter of great concern who the baby would resemble. Her Cannes appearances only added to the pregnancy glamor.
There were rumors that Angelina Jolie was pregnant with Shiloh when Brad and Jennifer were still together. Brad Pitt has always denied the infidelity rumors, but that didn’t stop the tongues from wagging or the papers from printing. By the time Angelina was pregnant with the twins, Brangelina became a powerful brand, and their pictures kept many news outlets in business. The magazines pictures of the newborns also led to the massive hype around the Jolie-Pitt kids.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were the most adored couple once upon a time. Everything from them expressing their love on Oprah, to their secretive appearances was a dream. There was a lot of buzz around Katie’s first pregnancy, including the varying sizes of her baby bump every time she was spotted by the paparazzi. After she gave birth to Suri, the newborn became a sensation, when her first pictures were released on the Vanity Fair cover.