Celebrity babies and bumps: What can we say…there is just something undeniably exciting about watching famous people embark on parenthood right alongside the rest of us. Not to mention that the most epic celebrity baby and pregnancy announcements also serve as inspiration for all those looking for a cool idea on how to share our own baby news. From actors to rappers, reality stars to the hottest country music stars, when a celeb baby announcement hits magazine covers or the ‘gram, it’s big news. Here are our top 20 iconic celebrity announcements that brought on the smiles, the gasps, and of course, a lot of “likes:” 


 Beyonce's pregnancy announcement

Photo: Instagram/beyonce

We begin with Queen B, who donned a veil and silk underwear against a backdrop of gorgeous flowers to announce her twin pregnancy back in 2017. This gorgeous photo was shared around the world and definitely pped the ante on celeb baby announcements. 

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson's pregnancy announcement photo 

Photo: Twitter/JessicaSimpson

One of Jess’s best traits is the sense of humor she so openly displays and shares with fans. Halloween was the perfect time for the singer and fashion mogul to announce that she was soon to become a “mummy.” (Check out more Halloween pregnancy announcements!)

Olivia Wilde

 Olivia Wilde's pregnancy announcement

Photo: Instagram/oliviawilde

Beautiful in black-and-white, this mommy-and-me duo proudly showed off their “matching baby bumps” on Instagram to announce Wilde’s second pregnancy. This is definitely one of those precious celebrity baby announcements that inspired other moms looking for a cute way to share their news.

Nicki Minaj

 Nicki Minaj's pregnancy announcement

Photo: Instagram/nickiminaj

The show-stopping hair, sky-high shoes, and gilded bikini showing off that precious baby bump made this image a fan fave. Captioning it simply, “#preggers,” we’d say Nicki nailed it.

Kelly Rowland

 Cover of Women's Health Magazine with a pregnant Kelly Rowland

Photo: Instagram/kellyrowland

The singer said it on a magazine cover, and if that isn’t iconic, we don’t know what is. Kelly did share highlights from her Women’s Health cover shoot a week before the issue hit newsstands, so her biggest fans got a preview of that cute bump ahead, too.

Lea Michelle

Lea Michele wears a blue dress and cradles her baby bump to announce her pregnancy 

Photo: Instagram/leamichelle

Beautiful in blue, the actress absolutely glows in this sweet pregnancy announcement shot she shared to her IG. It’s one of those images of a celebrity that could be any of us, which is part of what makes this backyard-barefoot-baby-announcement so impactful. 


Ciara poses in a scenic location with her baby bump in her pregnancy announcement 

Photo: Instagram/ciara

We’re pretty sure it doesn’t get more epic than a Turks & Caicos, bikini-clad photo shoot with that beautiful bump in near silhouette. The caption, “Number 3,” said it all.

Maren Morris

 Maren Morris poses with her husband in their pregnancy announcement

Photo: Instagram/marenmorris

On the heels of her successful album entitled “Girl,” country singer Maren Morris and husband Ryan Hurd posted this beautiful snap to announce baby boy joy on the way. 

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry 

 Prince Harry and Megan Markle's pregnancy announcement photo

Photo: Misan Harriman

Their first baby announcement was made in the more standard way of the Royals, but when the couple shared news of their second baby, they did it on their own terms. This beautiful shot was captured by friend and photographer Misan Harriman and shared worldwide with confirmation of the pregnancy on Valentine’s Day. It turns out that Princess Diana’s baby news with Harry was also shared on Valentine’s Day, 37 years earlier.

Khloe Kardashian

 Khloe Kardashian cradles her belly in her pregnancy announcement

Photo: Instagram/khloekardashian

After fans watched the reality star battle roadblocks on the route to motherhood, this stunning baby bump shot in black-and-white and the long and joy-filled caption accompanying it were a welcome surprise. 

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner's baby announcement: A photo of her newborn holding her thumb 

Photo: Instagram/kyliejenner

As a member of such a famous family, Kylie Jenner’s fans were shocked and surprised when she announced her first baby – after the little girl had arrived. The sweet photo of Kylie’s hand clutching that of daughter Stormi instantly broke IG records for most-liked photo of all time, with over 13.6 million likes by noon that day. “My pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world,” she explained, and the world was pretty excited for her once the news was shared.

Rihanna & A$AP Rocky

Rihanna's pregnancy announcement photo

Photo: Instagram/badgalriri

Some go with sweet family photos; others go with moments that will create fashion history. Superstar Rihanna posted a series of photos of her baby bump to announce her pregnancy—the at-home belly pic pictured here and the instantly iconic snap of her bare baby bump beneath an open Chanel puffer with a long Christian Lacroix necklace draped over it. The message here was clear: A super-chic baby was on the way!

Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank

Princess Eugenie's pregnancy announcement: hands hold two child-sized slippers 

Photo: Instagram/princesseugenie

There’s nothing Royal watchers love like a moment where their faves act “just like the rest of us.” Princess Eugenie’s ultra-sweet pregnancy announcement with baby shoes on display is one such capture. 

Tan France & Rob France

Tan France holds a photo of an ultrasound in his pregnancy announcement 

Photo: Instagram/tanfrance

Cue the happy tears for this totally iconic baby news pic featuring style maven Tan France, who shared a “pregnancy photo” to announce that he and husband Rob France were finally expecting a baby via surrogate after wanting one for “SOooo many years.” 

Katy Perry 

Katy Perry's pregnancy announcement: Still of the music video for "Never Worn White" 

Photo: Capitol Records

This pop starlet famously used the art to tell her pregnancy story, and fans absolutely adored the move. In a music video for “Never Worn White,” Perry revealed her growing baby bump at the very end, and fans went wild for this sweet and creative announcement.

Blake Lively 

Blake Lively poses with her baby bump in a bathing suit to announce her pregnancy 

Photo: Instagram/blakelively

With Baby #4 on the way for the actress and hubby Ryan Reynolds, Lively stepped out at a Forbes event in a dress that revealed her burgeoning bump. She has utilized the “just showing up pregnant” routine to announce past pregnancies as well, but what makes this recent one stand out was her word of warning to the paparazzi eager to stalk her and her family for bump shots. 

A few days later, the actress posted several pregnancy photos to Instagram with the caption, "Here are photos of me pregnant in real life so the 11 guys waiting outside my home for a [unicorn] sighting will leave me alone. You freak me and my kids out." 

Tia Mowry 

Tia Mowery's pregnancy announcement photo: her husband and child kiss her baby bump 

Photo: Instagram/tiamowry

It was a family affair when husband Cory Hardrict and the couple’s first-born child smooched her baby bump to announce their second pregnancy on Instagram back in 2017. 

Thomas Rhett & Lauren Atkins

 Country stars Thomas Rhett and Lauren Atkins' pregnancy announcement

Photo: Instagram/thomasrhettatkins

These country cuties have put together their family in such a beautiful way; while waiting to finalize the adoption of their first daughter, they learned Lauren was pregnant. Announcing baby #3 a few years later was an all-hands-on-belly moment, followed by an adorable gender reveal for yet another baby GIRL. (The couple has since welcomed a fourth girl to their adorable crew).

Gwen Stefani

 Gwen Stefani poses wearing a crown in her pregnancy announcement photo

Photo: Instagram/gwenstefani

With the announcement of her third baby boy, Gwen went pure glam with a headshot fit for a queen and the charming and hilarious caption, "I was ready to hand over the crown but I guess I am still queen of the house. #itsaboy #surroundedbyboys.”

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About Jenny Studenroth Gerson

Jenny Studenroth Gerson is an Atlanta-based lifestyle journalist and novelist (Let Me Let You Go, 2020). Her work can be seen in publications including HuffPost, Cosmo, and WSJ, among many others. Jenny has researched thousands of baby names, combed through hundreds of nursery designs, and curated dozens of baby shower guides, making her absolutely the mom—and writer—you want to talk to when planning for Baby. When not meeting deadlines, she is chasing toddlers or chugging coffee—or both! Find her on Instagram @ourlifeinrosegold for mom hacks and more.

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