Serena Williams Says Pregnancy Announcement Was an Accident
If there’s anything we love more than celebrities, it’s celebrity spawn. We mean, what was life before North West, Luna Stephens, Blue Ivy Carter and, of course, Prince George and Princess Charlotte? (A dark abyss, that’s what.)
So naturally, you can imagine our excitement when one of our fave stars announces a pregnancy. More celebrity babies coming into the world? Yes, please! And it looks like this year will be a big one when it comes to new celebuspawn, with stars like Beyoncé, Amal Clooney and Serena Williams expecting.
Check out all the celebrities who have announced their pregnancies in 2017 below:
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
As it turns out, Serena Williams’s Snapchat pregnancy reveal was an accident. The photo she posted showed her small, but growing, baby belly in a yellow swimsuit at 20 weeks. In a TED Conference in Vancouver, she revealed the upload mishap to journalist Gayle King: “I have this thing where I’ve been checking my status and taking pictures every week to see how far along I’m getting…. I was just saving them (for myself).” The 35-year-old 23-time Grand Slam champion is expecting with her fiancé, Reddit founder, Alexis Ohanian. She is set to give birth this fall, and will take time off from tennis until 2018 while she is on maternity leave.
The Female Stars of The Hills
‘Tis the year for The Hills cast to get pregnant! Lauren Conrad, Whitney Port and Heidi Pratt (née Montag) all confirmed their pregnancies this year with William Tell, Tim Rosenman and Spencer Pratt, respectively. In an interview with KTLA 5 Morning News, Port addressed how “crazy” the simultaneous pregnancies are. “You would think we all like got together one night and discussed this master plan,” she joked. “Just totally a coincidence and it’s been really awesome.”
Lucky Blue Smith and Stormi Bree Henley
Model Lucky Blue Smith shocked fans when he announced his 26-year-old girlfriend, Stormi Bree Henley, was pregnant. Smith, 18, took to Instagram (naturally) to announce the news, writing, “Hey guys I just wanted to let you in on an important part of my personal life. I have some wonderful and surprising news – Stormi and I are having a baby! It’s crazy to see how my life has been so blessed. I’m so happy and can’t wait to experience this amazing journey!” Safe to say the child will be genetically blessed, and have a really cool name.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham
Former Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley announced her pregnancy in February with a photo of herself showing off her growing baby bump on the beach. Huntington-Whiteley is expecting with fiancé, Jason Statham.
Bar Refaeli and Adi Ezra
The model confirmed in March she was expecting her second child with husband, Adi Ezra. The couple welcomed their first child, Liv, in August 2016.
Beyonce and Jay-Z
When Queen Bey announced her pregnancy via Instagram (and an elaborate photo shoot) on February 1, it was heralded as the “first good news of 2017.” And Mr. and Mrs. Carter aren’t just expecting one baby — they’ll be welcoming two into the world sometime between mid-June to mid-July.
Amal and George Clooney
Also expecting twins this year? George and Amal Clooney. After months of media speculation the couple finally revealed the news in the most unconventional way possible: via CBS’s The Talk anchor, Julie Chen. George’s friend, Matt Damon, later confirmed the pregnancy with ET Canada. Amal is expected to give birth this June.
Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson
The daughter of Wayne Gretzky announced her second pregnancy with pro golf player, Dustin Johnson, via Instagram in February. Paulina gave birth to her first son, Tatum, in January 2015.