Surprise! These celebrities shocked us all by keeping their pregnancies entirely secret

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Always under the watchful eye of paparazzi, fans and, well, the entire world, it’s no surprise celebrities go to extra lengths to keep their private lives under wraps.

In the age of Instagram, Facebook and TikTok, where everybody carries a camera phone in their hand, there’s very little that goes undocumented.

By now, we’re fairly used to the handbag over the belly trick and over sized jumpers celebs use to conceal a baby bump they’re not ready to officially announce.

But, some celebrities have managed to hoodwink us all by concealing not just a bump but a whole belly. Often followed with a surprise announcement, or in rare cases, never confirmed, we’re fascinated by the secret pregnancies of our favourite celebs.


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Jackson Gallagher

We’ve been following Home And Away heartthrob Jackson Gallagher’s every move since he departed Summer Bay.

Despite appearing on hit series Playing For Keeps, Back In Small Business and now Neighbours, the star managed to keep one major life achievement very quiet – the birth of his son.

Admitting he doesn’t “really talk about my family life too much” the actor gave a small insight into fatherhood in a recent interview with TV WEEK about his three-year-old.

“It [fatherhood] has changed me. It was described to me once before as the rollercoaster that is life, the highs become higher and the lows become lower,” Jackson revealed.

“And I didn’t quite understand what that sentiment was until I became a dad. It has changed me, in a great way. I think parenthood, it’s a really love-inducing experience, so I think if you can be in the world and experience greater depths of love and more love, then it’s a joy really. “


Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski

Relatively private couple, Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski, have surprised fans not just with the news they’ve welcomed their second child but also in the unconventionally beautiful way they broke the news.

The parents teamed with foundation INARA (International Network for Aid, Relief and Assistance) to share a statement. “We are so happy to join with @warchildusa to be the first to announce that our board members @mingey and @thomas_sadoski welcomed their second child into this world,” the Instagram post reads.

“Since the birth of our daughter 3 years ago our commitment to the innocent children that are so brutally affected by conflict and war has been a driving force in our lives”, They said “With the birth of our son the work of INARA and War Child has become our North Star.”


Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel

After months of speculation, it was former *NSYNC band member, Lance Bass, who revealed Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel had welcomed their second child.

“The baby is cute of course, it’s Justin and Jessica!” Bass told ET‘s Katie Krause during a podcast episode.

The second-time parents are yet to address the news formally.

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Zoë Ventoura & Dan MacPherson

Aussie fans are used to this celebrity couple staying under the radar. But, they were shocked to see they’d been photographed with a baby, that was seemingly their own last week.

No one suspected the Home And Away star to be pregnant let alone have given birth to a baby boy.

After being spotted the new parents confirmed the news, sharing that Zoë had given birth last December!

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Cate Blanchett & Andrew Upton

Renowned Australian actress Cate Blanchett and husband Andrew Upton, who share three boys, surprised fans when she suddenly appeared with a newborn baby girl in 2015.

Had we missed something? Not quite.

As it turns out the couple had adopted a daughter, Edith.

According to Women In The World, the couple had discussed adoption for years.

“We actually began the conversation a very long time ago, after our first son was born and he’s about to turn 14,” Cate said.

“I felt we had space, enough emotional room in our hearts and we’re privileged enough to have the capacity to have another child, so it wasn’t about biology.”

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Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden

It was a happy new year surprise from Cameron and Benji who shared an Instagram post on January 3, 2020 wishing everyone a Happy New Year while also announcing their new arrival.

“We are so happy, blessed and grateful to begin this new decade by announcing the birth of our daughter, Raddix Madden. She has instantly captured our hearts and completed our family.”

Don’t expect any happy snaps though, still keeping things quiet the couple wrote: “We won’t be posting pictures or sharing any more details, other than the fact that she is really really cute!”

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Alexis Bledel & Vincent Kartheiser

Notoriously private couple managed to keep their pregnancy under wraps for months until her Gilmore Girls co-star Scott Patterson accidentally spilled the beans to Glamour while filming the reboot!

“She’s really blossomed as a woman and now she’s a proud new mother and married and happy,” he revealed. “We’re comparing notes because my son [born July 2014] is about a year and a half older than her young son. I’m showing her photos and videos and what to expect.”

The couple later confirmed they’d had a son in late 2015.

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Isla Fisher & Sacha Baron Cohen

Ex Home And Away star Isla Fisher fell pregnant to her first child with husband Sacher while filming Burke And Hare.

The actress kept the growing bump a secret not just from the public but her co-stars!

Despite morning sickness on set, cast were oblivious, and the actress managed to conceal her tummy with a corset.

Not longer after, Isla welcomed daughter Ella.

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Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling

They’re one of Hollywood’s favourite couples, but unfortunately for us, they prefer to keep their relationship very private.

Eva and Ryan have welcomed not one but two baby girls, both a surprise to fans – Esmeralda Amada Gosling, five, and Amada Lee Gosling, four.

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Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott

Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy may just have been the world’s worst kept secret. The youngest Kardashian sister sparked rumours in September when she was papped in an oversized shirt (a dead giveaway) with what looked to be a growing baby bump.

Kylie all but disappeared from the public, but made sure to drop some very telling clues on her Instagram, suddenly swarming with baby pink details.

And, when she was missing from the annual Christmas photo? It was all but confirmed.

On February 4th 2018 Kylie finally shared the news of baby girl, Stormi’s birth, four days after her arrival. And, she’s been blessing us with the cutest Instagram snaps ever since.

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Anna Kournikova & Enrique Iglesias

Despite being together for over a decade, Anna and Enrique, have always kept things relatively low key.

They shocked fans in September 2018 when they announced tennis star, Anna, had given birth – to TWINS!

A source told PEOPLE they were “very private”.

“They basically only hang out with family and very close friends,” the source says. “They mostly keep to themselves.” In February, the couple shocked fans yet again by announcing the surprise arrival of their third child – a daughter named Mary.

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