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Celebrities Who Have Kept Their Pregnancies Quiet (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 10/24/11 04:32 PM ET Updated: 12/24/11 05:12 AM ET

Pregnant Stars

Jessica Simpson has many people wondering, is she or isn't she?

There has been speculation for weeks now that the singer and her fiance, Eric Johnson, are expecting a bundle of joy but the pair have yet to confirm the news. Yet it seems with each passing day, more photos surface showing a growing baby bump under Jessica's oversized sweaters and flowing tops. It could just be a coincidence or some unfortunate angles that the paparazzi are snapping her at, but it looks like all signs are pointing to a baby for Jessica and Eric.

If Jessica is expecting and just waiting for the most opportune moment, (or the right price tag,) to announce the exciting news, she certainly isn't the first celebrity to keep the news of their pregnancy quiet. Not everyone can announce their baby news to the world during an award show performance like Beyonce did at MTV's Video Music Awards, but everyone wants their moment to shine.

Check out some other stars who let their growing bellies do the talking until they were ready to spill the beans themselves.


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  • Angelina Jolie

    While promoting their film, "Kung Fu Panda," at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, Jack Black accidentally told the world that Angelina Jolie was pregnant with twins. Oops!

  • Jennifer Lopez

    Man, exes always seem to ruin everything! In 2007, actor and choreographer Cris Judd confirmed to both US Magazine and People that his ex-wife Jennifer Lopez was expecting her first child with then-husband Marc Anthony.

  • Mariah Carey

    Actress Thandie Newton spilled the beans during an appearance on "The View" when she let it be known that she had gotten her role in "For Colored Girls" because of Mariah's pregnancy.

  • John Edwards

    In 2007, the <em>National Enquirer</em> broke the news that Edwards had fathered a daughter with his former campaign videographer. But it wasn't until 2010 that Edwards publicly admitted that <a href="" target="_hplink">he was baby Quinn's father</a>.

  • Hilarie Burton

    Let's call this the most secretive pregnancy in Hollywood history. Just two weeks after going public with their romance, E! News revealed that Jeffrey Dean Morgan and "One Tree Hill's" Hilarie Burton also welcomed a baby boy. In 2009, Burton wasn't photographed for nine months. Now that's some serious secrecy.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

    In 2011, former California Gov. Schwarzenegger acknowledged that he fathered a child with a member of his household staff after the <a href=",0,312678.story" target="_hplink">Los Angeles Times broke the story</a>. For at least 10 years, Schwarzenegger managed to keep his secret safe.

  • Pink

    Before Pink announced her pregnancy on "The Ellen Degeneres Show," her baby news was spoiled by someone else. "Hey, Pink, I'm sooooo happy for you lady!!! Congrats on baby!!" wrote Good Day L.A. co-host <a href="!/askjillian" target="_hplink">Jillian Barberie Reynolds on her Twitter page.</a> "Ps. You know your man whispered it to us at dinner. See I CAN keep a secret!!" Actually, Jillian, it looks like you couldn't keep a secret.

  • Liv Tyler

    Leave it to Liv to spoil her family's secret. Liv grew up thinking that rock star Todd Rundgren was her father. But as she was growing up, rocker Steven Tyler began dropping by to visit, and Liv noticed that his daughter Mia Tyler looked enough like her to be her twin. She then confronted her mother, and was told the truth; by the time she was 12, she had taken her father's name. Not even Nancy Drew is that good!

  • François-Henri Pinault

    Salma Hayek has been married to her very wealthy husband, François-Henri Pinault, for two years. But around the time they met in 2006, Pinault was also seeing model Linda Evangelista--and he ended up fathering both Hayek's and Evangelista's children--who happen to both be 4-years-old. Awkward.

  • Isla Fisher

    Isla Fisher and husband Sacha Baron Cohen can certainly keep a secret. The couple had their second baby last August (2010), and have yet to publicly reveal what they named the little girl--that is, until <a href="" target="_hplink">Us Weekly unearthed the name</a>: Elula Lottie Miriam Cohen.

  • Katie Holmes

    After many months of speculation Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise finally announced they were expecting their first child together although they still kept their due date quiet.

  • Jennifer Garner revealed that she and Ben Affleck are expecting their third child together. Garner was thought be pregnant for some time before she confirmed the news as she was spotted out with what looked to be a growing baby bump.

  • Mariah Carey

    Mariah Carey finally confirmed that she and husband, Nick Cannon, were expecting in an interview with Access Hollywood. There had been a lot of buzz about a possible pregnancy before the couple confirmed the news. Little did everyone know, there wouldn't be just one baby for Mariah and Nick, the couple gave birth to twins in April 2011.


Filed by Katelyn Mullen  |