How celebrities announced their pregnancies

From the absolutely adorable to the downright OTT, this is how Hollywood lets the world know they're expecting.
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From the absolutely adorable to the downright OTT, this is how Hollywood lets the world know they’re expecting.

This week, Beyonce took to Instagram with the surprise announcement that she and husband Jay Z were awaiting the arrival of twins, five years on from welcoming their first daughter, Blue Ivy.

So to celebrate what has now been dubbed as ‘Bey day’, we’re taking a look back on some of Tinsel Town’s most memorable pregnancy announcements.

“We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters” Via: Beyonce Instagram

Congratulations are in order for House Rules couple Adam Dovile and Lisa Lamond, as they this week announced their second round of baby joy! “After some incredibly tough months for all of us (cheers hyperemesis again…) we are so grateful to introduce this little surprise which has been baking away #nearlyhalfway,” the reality star shared.

US Olympian Ryan Lochte and fiance Kayla Rae Reid announced their first pregnancy with this fitting underwater bump snap. “My Christmas gift came early this year, can’t wait for next year! Best news I’ve ever received,” the 32-year-old athlete shared.

Natalie Portman announced that she would be becoming a mum for the second time when she stepped out on the Venice Film Festival red carpet showing off a burgeoning bump.

Before stepping out to show off her bulging belly, Geri Halliwell gave us a heads-up with a handwritten note and drawing posted to her Instagram account. “God bless Mother Nature #mamaspice,” it read.

They’ve since welcomed their fifth child, adorable son River Rocket, but back in March, Jamie Oliver’s wife Jools debuted her prominent baby bump at the European Premiere of Eddie The Eagle at Odeon Leicester Square.

Model Rachael Finch delivered her exciting news in the way of an ultrasound snap. “Cooking in the oven,” she penned, adding: “Tears of joy as bubby no.2 is on the way.!!! 12 weeks along!! (pic from our 8 week scan). Excited to share this new adventure with you guys!”

Singer Pink let slip her news back in November with an Instagram where five-year-old daughter, Willow, cuddles her soon-to-be sibling. “Surprise!” the caption read.

“Matching baby bumps,” Olivia Wilde wrote alongside this sweet mother-son moment with her first-born Otis.

In what could perhaps be the most dreamy announcement picture ever, Liv Tyler shares: “Oh my goodness it seems the stork is visiting us again !!!! I am growing another little Tyler Gardner in my belly. Our family is growing!!! So grateful.”

Trust Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard to turn giving birth into a laugh! “My new roomate poops her pants and doesn’t pay rent… basically @daxshepard1 pre-sobriety 🙂 welcome baby Lincoln,” the starlet tweeted after welcoming the couple’s first.

Best birthday ever! Justin Timberlake’s birthday appreciation photograph doubled as wife Jessica Biel’s pregnancy announcement! “Thank you everyone for the bday wishes!” he posted alongside the most adorable photo ever. “This year, I’m getting the greatest gift ever. Can’t wait. #BoyOrGirl #YouNeverKnow #WeDontEvenKnow #WeAreTakingBets.”

In an equally cute and creepy throwback snap, singer Fergie announced that she would soon be growing her family with hubby Josh Duhamel. “Josh & Me & BABY makes three!!! #mylovelybabybump,” she shared.

“Ireland, Carmen, Rafael, Alec and I are excited to share with you that we are going to have another addition to our family. A little boy coming this fall,” wrote a loved-up Hilaria Baldwin as she smooched husband Alec.

“It’s True! I’m going to be a mummy!” was Jessica Simpson’s spooky way of debuting her baby bump on Halloween.

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