Beyoncé’s widely-publicized pregnancy announcement has been one of the hottest news items so far this year, but there have been many famous people who have broken the story about expecting a baby with wit, humor and innovation. Here are the thirty most original approaches in letting the world in on one of the most important moments in a couple’s life together.
1. Beyoncé’s notorious photo shoot
Beyoncé revealed she and Jay Z were expecting twins with an artsy photo shoot accompanied by the following message: “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”
Source: Instagram | @beyonce
2. Beyoncé’s pregnancy revelation at the MTV VMAs
The Texan performed “Love on Top” at the MTV Video Music Awards back in 2011, before unbuttoning her blazer to rub her beautiful baby bump that carried Blue Ivy!
Source: YouTube | MTV
3. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively revealed her first pregnancy with Ryan Reynolds with a picture series on her website. She also wrote a dedication to the women “who are right there, at that special moment; at the creation of family” and ended the appreciation message by congratulating all the expecting mothers out there.
4. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
In an Instagram post, Justin wrote, “Thank you EVERYONE for the Bday wishes! This year, I’m getting the GREATEST GIFT EVER. CAN’T WAIT. #BoyOrGirl #YouNeverKnow #WeDontEvenKnow #WeAreTakingBets”
Source: Instagram | @justintimberlake
5. Serena Williams
In a touching post, Serena officially announced that she was expecting with a heartfelt message to her unborn baby.
Source: Instagram | @serenawilliams
6. Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson took a different approach, posting this picture on her website claiming, “It’s true. I am going to be mommy.”
7. Ryan Lochte
The American swimmer choose a fitting setting for his annuncements, perhaps hoping that his newborn will be following in daddy’s breaststrokes?
Source: Instagram | @ryanlochte
8. The Rock and Lauren Hashian
Before Baywatch, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was on baby-watch, as he announced the imminent arrival of a daughter on Instagram:
“I was raised by and live with amazing and strong women, so the universe felt we needed one more… IT’S A BABY GIRL!!”
Source: Instagram | @therock
9. Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis
Olivia Wilde shared this adorable picture of her and her first child’s “matching baby bumps” on Instagram.
Source: Instagram | @oliviawilde
10. Fergie and Josh Duhamel
Fergie took to Twitter with a montage of herself and her husband Josh Duhamel as children to announce they had a baby on the way!
Source: Twitter | @Fergie
11. Michael Bublé
The jazzy Canadian enrolled the help of his son Noah to reveal the excitement of having a younger sibling to the world!
Source: Instagram | @michaelbuble
12. Lauren Conrad
The reality television star took the classic approach in bringing the great news to the world with a simple ultrasound photo, complete with a “Happy New Year!” message.
Source: Instagram | @laurenconrad
13. Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Jason Statham’s Victoria’s Secret Angel wife simply posted this stunning image of herself on the beach with a full-on baby belly.
Source: Instagram | @rosiehw
14. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy wrote, “John and I are so happy to announce that we are pregnant. As many of you know, we’ve been trying to have a baby for a while now. It hasn’t been easy, but we kept trying because we can’t wait to bring our first child into the world and grow our family. We’re so excited that it’s finally happening. Thank you for all your love and well wishes. I look forward to all the belly touching!”
Source: Instagram | @chrissyteigen
15. Jaime King
The way the sequel was announced is sure to go down as a favorite part of the family lore.
Source: Instagram | @jaime_king
16. Gwen Stefani
In 2014, Gwen Stefani and then-husband Gavin Rossdale announced that they were expecting their third child on Instagram with this photo and the following caption: “I was ready to hand over the crown. But I guess I am still queen of the house. #itsaboy #surroundedbyboys.”
Source: Instagram | @gwenstefani
17. Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz
Keeping it in the Voice family, Alicia Keys posted this pic to Instagram, announcing “another angel on the way!!”
Source: Instagram | @aliciakeys
18. Adam Levine
The Maroon 5 singer posted this picture of his wife Behati Prinsloo in a bikini, captioning it with: “My two favorite Laker fans 👶🏼🍼🏀”
Source: Instagram | @adamlevine
19. Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway welcomed the year 2016 by posting the following message to Instagram:
“So, posting a bikini pic is a little out of character for me, but just now while I was at the beach I noticed I was being photographed,” she wrote. “I figure if this kind of photo is going to be out in the world it should at least be an image that makes me happy (and be one that was taken with my consent. And with a filter 🙂 Wishing you love, light and blessings for the year ahead!”
Source: Instagram | @annehathaway
20. Nick and Vanessa Lachey
The two actors announced there was another child on the way with a clever play on words!
Source: Instagram | @vanessalachey
21. Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna
With a very novel approach, Blac Chyna used her new emoji to tell the world about their shocking pregnancy.
Source: Instagram | @blacchyna
22. Naya Rivera
Taking to Instagram to announce the news, Naya posted a minimalistic poster which tells everything one needs to know.
Source: Instagram | @nayarivera
23. Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen
In a very funny post, these two brought American Pie-worthy humor to their announcement. “This is how I told my son babies are made.”
Source: Instagram | @jennyandteets2
24. Cheryl Cole
After months of speculation over Cheryl’s alleged pregnancy, Cole took to Instagram to make the subtle announcement by presenting a baby bump in a totally unrelated post.
Source: Instagram | @cherylofficial
25. Gal Gadot
Wonder Woman kept it simple for her second wonder baby with this Instagram pic and the hashtag #mommyforthesecondtime. It later transpired that Gal, in fact, did some reshoots for Wonder Woman while pregnant.
Source: Instagram | @gal_gadot
Ciara shared her amazing news with all of her fans with a very sweet post including a picture with her husband Rusell Wilson.
Source: Instagram | @ciara
27. Brooklyn Decker
The #the3ofus” tag and the photo tell their own story.
Source: Instagram | @brooklyndecker
28. Hilaria Baldwin
Fitness and yoga expert Hilaria Baldwin, wife of Alec Baldwin, posted this sweet picture of the whole family on the beach to deliver the news that they were expecting a new addition on the eve of 2015.
Source: Instagram | @hilariabaldwin
29. Kevin and Danielle Jonas
Kevin Jonas and his wife, Danielle, showed their great sense of humor with the cutest of reveals including this picture and the caption, “Prepping for baby number two! #babyjonas2”
Source: Instagram | @kevinjonas
30. Busy Philipps
To avoid any confusion, actress Busy Philipps was as blunt as one can be, but her followers loved her straightforward approach in delivering the big news.