It’s exciting news to find that out you, a friend, or family member is expecting. We celebrate pregnancies by throwing parties, buying gifts for the baby and mom-to-be, and share the joyous news with everyone around us. Everyone loves a pregnancy announcement and it is no different for celebrities.
Just like us, celebrities love to share their pregnancy news on their Instagram or Twitter, or both! However, there have been instances of stars that have gotten pregnant and have taken us completely by surprise. These Hollywood women have managed to cover up their baby bumps so well, we had no clue they were pregnant! So, why are these celebs keeping something so amazing such a secret?
We understand that being famous and pregnant and having paparazzi swarming you 24/7 isn’t exactly healthy and a good reason why celebs shy away from the spotlight, but there have been a number of stars who have hid their baby bumps because they are just so scandalous! These 14 ladies on this list (and one boy band member) have pretty much caused the Internet to go berserk because of news that they were expecting a baby that was unplanned. These stars shocked us all when we found out they were going to be parents. Read on to see which Hollywood celebrities were involved in the most scandalous unplanned pregnancies.
15. Jamie Lynn Spears – 16-Year-Old Zoey 101 Star Surprises Fans With Pregnancy News
Jamie Lynn Spears was only 16 years old when she announced to her fans that she was expecting a baby. On December 20, 2007, in an interview with OK! Magazine, the Nickelodeon star announced that she was pregnant by her then-boyfriend, Casey Aldridge.
Just weeks after she told the media, the Nickelodeon network decided to cancel Zoey 101, and it was practically the end of her acting career.
Spears’ shocking pregnancy at such a young age seemed to spark the beginning of shows like MTV’s Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant. The sister of pop star Britney Spears pretty much fell off the map after she gave birth to her daughter. Spears returned to Hollywood in 2013, working as a country star and releasing her song, “How Could I Want More.” In 2014, she married voice actor Jamie Watson, and she just announced that she’s expecting her second child in 2018.
14. Nicole Richie – Party Girl Changed Lifestyle After Surprise Pregnancy
Nicole Richie shocked everyone when she revealed that she was pregnant with Good Charlotte lead singer Joel Madden’s baby. Her pregnancy was unexpected, especially to fans that saw Richie as this party girl and has been basically dodging any responsibility throughout her life. Richie had spent time in rehab to kick her drug addiction, was arrested for driving under the influence, and had even spent a few days in jail. However, after learning that she was pregnant, Richie changed her ways for the better. She and Madden are now busy taking care of their two kids, daughter Harlow (9) and son Sparrow (8). Richie has totally kicked her old habits behind and, besides taking care of her family, has been continuing a great career as a fashion designer, actress, and author.
13. Kourtney Kardashian – Scott Disick Felt “Suckered” In With Third Baby
Kourtney Kardashian left fans and family shocked when she revealed she was pregnant with her third child. The baby’s father, longtime boyfriend Scott Disick, was probably the most surprised, and it was all filmed for Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Kourtney shared with the cameras, “I definitely had to build the courage to tell Scott because he has been just super depressed and I don’t want to set him off.”
Disick’s response to the news was anything but celebratory. He said on an episode of the show, “You just keep suckering me into these kids. I can’t handle all of this responsibility … Were you just gonna wait ‘til the kid popped out of ya?” Disick then continued, “I just can’t take care of anymore kids. I just kind of thought that at two we did not want to have anymore kids and now I have to look after three. Just saying it is freaking me out.” Disick and Kourtney welcomed their third child, Reign, in 2014, and Disick admitted that his response wasn’t a great one.
12. Jessica Alba – Tired Of Being The “Hot” Actress In Hollywood
Jessica Alba is one of Hollywood’s hottest stars, but the Dark Angel actress was getting tired of being known as just that. Alba met her future husband, Cash Warren, in 2004 when she was filming Fantastic Four. Alba and Warren got married in 2008, which was also the same year she was expecting her first child with Cash. It appeared that the star was happy that she would not just be known as a hot actress and admitted that even though her pregnancy was unplanned, she always wanted to be a mom. Alba rocks at being a mom and now has three beautiful children with her husband, Honor (9), Haven (6), and Hayes, who she welcomed into the world on New Year’s Eve this past year.
11. Amber Rose – First Unplanned Pregnancy Resulted In…
Amber Rose and then-boyfriend rapper Wiz Khalifa shared sad news when the couple found out they were expecting.
In an interview, the rapper admitted that their first pregnancy was unplanned and resulted in a miscarriage.
However, Rose got pregnant again and had planned to keep the pregnancy quiet. “Right when we found out she was pregnant, she lost the baby, and she got pregnant again like right around the time we found out she lost the baby,” Wiz Khalifa said. Amber Rose gave birth to a baby boy named Sebastian, but the couple didn’t last long. Rose admitted that they shouldn’t have rushed into marriage. They share custody of their son and remain close friends.
10. Megan Fox – Stunned Fans With Baby Number Three
Megan Fox stunned everyone when she announced that she was pregnant with her third child. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Fox admitted that both of her two boys were not planned with husband Brian Austin Green, and neither was the third. When talking to Chelsea Handler, the beautiful star stated, “I knew I was going to be a mother … But I never knew I was going to have three in such a rapid succession.” Baby number three also helped her marriage. Fox had filed for divorce in 2015, but she and her husband seem to be working things out. They welcomed their third child, a boy named Journey River Green in 2016.
9. Amina Buddafly – Pregnant With Peter Gunz’s Baby While His Ex Was Also Pregnant
It was a gigantic shocker for fans of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop when Amina Buddafly announced she was pregnant with Peter Gunz’s 10th baby while his ex-wife, Tara Wallace, was nine months pregnant with his child too. The season ended with Peter’s own daughter, urging her father to get a vasectomy. However, it’s unclear if he ever got the procedure. Right after Amina made the announcement, she headed to Instagram to explain her decision in keeping her third child, despite terminating her second pregnancy during the same season of the show. Season six was definitely one of the most shocking for the show, and Amina welcomed her daughter, Bronx, in August of 2016.
8. Kerry Washington – Managed To Keep Pregnancy A Secret While Filming Scandal
Scandal star Kerry Washington kept her pregnancy hush hush even while filming episodes of the hit show!
The star kept her pregnancy top secret and fans of the show may now notice how she would frequently hide behind large objects on season three and wear loose-fitting clothing.
The star admitted that her tactics of hiding behind large vases and even her co-star’s leg was an ongoing joke between her and her cast mates. Washington welcomed her daughter, Isabelle, with husband and former NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha in 2014 and later welcomed a son named Caleb in 2016. Washington and Asomugha enjoy keeping their lives private, even having a secret wedding.
7. Blac Chyna – Was Forced To Hide First Pregnancy
Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian seemed to have planned their pregnancy, but with her first child, it wasn’t exactly a time to celebrate from what the former stripper admitted. Before she was pregnant with her second child, Dream, with Rob, she was engaged to Rob’s half-sister, Kylie Jenner’s ex-boyfriend, Tyga. She met the rapper on the set of his “Rack City” music video. She admitted that she was forced to hide her pregnancy, stating,
“With my first pregnancy, I didn’t do a maternity shoot, I didn’t have a baby shower. Having to hide, like, your pregnancy is just not a good feeling.”
6. Solange Knowles – Regretted Having A Child As A Teen
Solange Knowles admitted that her son had been a great unplanned blessing, but she regretted having a child so young. The younger sister of Beyonce married Daniel Smith in February of 2004, when she was only 17 and he was 19. On October 18, 2004, the singer gave birth to her son, Daniel Julez J. Smith. In an interview with Elle, the star stated that it was difficult for her to raise her son and have a career.
“It was one of the most bittersweet moments in my life because I was so in love with Julez, and having spent a lot of time on the road, I yearned to be in one place, to have the opportunity to really ground myself with him,”
5. Janet Jackson – Shocked Fans After Having Baby At 50
Janet Jackson took everyone by surprise when she announced that she was pregnant with her husband Wissam Al Mana’s baby at the age of fifty.
She was keeping her pregnancy a secret until rumors were swirling she was pregnant after she canceled her Unbroken tour.
She apologized to her fans but hinted that she was expecting, “We’re in the second leg of the tour, and there actually has been a sudden change. I thought it was important that you be the first to know. My husband and I are planning our family. So I’m going to have to delay the tour.” Janet and her husband welcomed her son, Eissa Al Mana, on January 3, 2017.
4. Mel B – Had A “Horrible Time” Being Pregnant With Second Child
Spice Girl Mel B became the prey of tabloid gossip because of her relationship with comedian Eddie Murphy. Mel B was pregnant with her second child, and in December of 2006, Murphy ended their relationship and told a journalist at the Dreamgirls premiere that he didn’t believe he was the father of Mel B’s unborn child and would wait for a paternity test to reveal the truth. Mel B’s daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown, was later born on April 3, 2007, and a court ordered DNA test proved that Eddie was the father in June of 2007. Mel B admitted that being pregnant with Angel had been a “horrible time” in her life because Murphy denied he was the father of her baby.
3. Louis Tomlinson – 1D Fans Shocked After Baby Announcement
Fans went crazy when former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson revealed he was having a baby with ex-girlfriend Briana Jungwirth. The stylist welcomed their son, Freddie Reign, in January of 2016.
It appeared that the two hooked up in a brief romance in May of 2015, and Briana shortly announced that she was pregnant with Louis’ child in autumn of the same year.
The parents have reached a settlement when it comes to spending time with their son, but it was shocking news to everyone and die-hard 1D fans when Louis became a father. Tomlinson opened up to Mel B on America’s Got Talent, stating, “I’ve just had a baby boy, a son, so that’s taken all my time. I didn’t think I’d be having a kid at this age, but it is incredible.”
2. Kylie Jenner – Hiding Pregnancy From Fans
Kylie Jenner has been doing surprisingly well at hiding her growing baby bump. The 20-year-old realty star is supposedly pregnant with rapper Travis Scott’s child. Fans of the star haven’t seen much of Kylie, and her social media pages have given us no hints of an upcoming birth announcement. Although,
it’s been said that she is expecting to give birth to a son or daughter in February.
It’s clear that this was not a planned pregnancy, and it looks like she most likely got pregnant while being with Travis for a short period of time. Kylie has been dropping hints that she is expecting a baby boy on her Snapchat, but other than that, we’ve basically heard nothing from the star. In other news, older half-sister, Khloe Kardashian, just announced that she was pregnant with NBA star Tristan Thompson.
1. January Jones – Pregnant After Affair With Married Man?
Actress January Jones has one of the most shocking unplanned pregnancies in Hollywood. The Mad Men star refused to tell anyone who the father of her son, Xavier, who was born on September 13, 2011, was. Tabloid and gossip magazines went crazy with the news, and
it was rumored that the actress may have gotten pregnant after an affair with a married man.
She told The Edit, “I don’t have room for anything else, so I don’t know how I would have done it with a partner,” hinting that she knew she was going to raise her child alone. January faced a lot of heat during her pregnancy, but she said that she would rather tell her son who his father is when he asks, rather than him having to read all the negative rumors online.