The Celebrity Guide To Announcing Your Pregnancy – 13 Ideas for Inspiration
The art of the celebrity pregnancy announcement — well, any announcement, for the matter — became a competitive sport long before Beyoncé won the entire game with her twin reveal Instagram. In the age of social media, celebrities have nailed the whole “I’m pregnant” announcement. And, lucky for you — whether you’re expecting or just plain lookin’ for some bang-up announcement inspiration check the guide below for some motivation.
Beyoncé: The Queen Method
Bey’s baby announcement was simple, elegant, and meaningful — not only did she reveal she was pregnant with twins via this charming flower goddess pic, she also did so on the first day of Black History Month.
Lauren Conrad: The Instagram-Meets-Sonogram Method
The former Hills star couldn’t pass up the opportunity to add her “first baby photo” to her perfectly curated Insta account.
Kevin Jonas: The Dad Method
Jonas and his wife Danielle posted this funny pic to Instagram to announce the birth of their second baby. A+ collection of junk food, Danielle.
Jessica Simpson: The Pun Method
Speaking of puns, Jessica Simpson is an O.G. celebrity jokester. She nailed it with her 2011 tweet announcing her pregnancy. “It’s true,” she tweeted alongside this picture. “I am going to be mummy.” Bah-dum-cha!
Fergie: The Photoshopped Method
Ah, the power of Photoshop. Fergie and Josh Duhamel announced they were expecting their first child by Photoshopping their baby faces onto an old picture, with the caption: “Fergie and Me and BABY makes three.” Cute, poignant, and a wee-bit Etsy. Thumbs up.
Rachel Zoe: The Social-Media Method
The Social-Media Method is simple and to the point. No frills. Just news.
Kelly Rowland: The Instagram Method
Instagram is easy. Making your post count is hard. Kelly Rowland nailed it by ‘gramming baby Jordans with dad Jordans. She didn’t even have to use the word “pregnant” in her caption. That’s the power of a good ‘gram.
Gwen Stefani: The Performance Method
During a 2005 performance in Florida, Stefani asked the audience to sing “so loud that the baby hears it.” It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to read between the lines: Stefani was pregnant.
Beyoncé: The Awards-Show Method
Ah, the pregnancy announcement heard around the world. Not only did Beyoncé pull a Gwen Stefani and break the news on stage, but she continued to flaunt her bump throughout the entire MTV VMA ceremony.
Tina Fey: The Oprah Method
Now, Ciara’s announcement on The View is one thing, but Oprah is a whole other level. You want to know what’s cooler than saying “Oprah helped announce your birth?” Nothing.
J.Lo: The Family-Affair Method
If you’re expanding your family, it only makes sense to include everyone in the announcement, right? Right. And, Jennifer Lopez did just that in 2007 when she brought then-husband Marc Anthony out on stage to rub her belly and confirm the rumors that she was expecting.