Celebrity Babies: Surprising Pregnancies, Adoptions, Announcements
These celebrity moms may have been expecting but when it comes to the rest of us, their famous offspring were totally unexpected. From Beyonce's surprise pregnancy announcement at the 2011 Video Music Awards to Connie Britton, Viola Davis and Sandra Bullock's under the radar adoptions, Hollywood sure knows how to keep us guessing.
And although they all may have an element of surprise, these celebs still maintain very different styles when it comes to the big reveal. For Beyonce, she waited until she was front and center to pop open her purple sequined blazer to (gasp!) reveal her baby bump, while there is still an aire of mystery when it comes to January Jone's baby boy -- we still have yet to learn who her son's father is.
Check out these lovely ladies who've managed to keep the mystery of motherhood alive.
Beyonce's Dramatic Reveal
Beyonce took to the 2011 Video Music Awards to reveal that she and husband Jay-Z were expecting their first child. Sasha Fierce didn't waste her front-and-center opportunity to make things dramatic as -- all eyes on her -- she popped open the button of her purple sequined blazer to reveal her baby bump. (Getty)
Elizabeth Banks' surrogate story
After years of trying to conceive, Elizabeth Banks and husband Max Handelman <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/30/felix-handelman-elizabeth-banks-baby-boy_n_842718.html" target="_hplink">welcomed baby boy Felix via surrogate</a>. But Banks didn't share the news until after her newborn baby had arrived. (Splash)
Denise Richards' full house
We all said "What?!" when Denise Richards -- who is already mom to two beautiful girls, Sam and Lola -- announced that <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/17/denise-richards-why-i-adopted_n_1015255.html" target="_hplink">she was adopting a baby girl, Eloise</a>. Girls certainly do rule in the Richards house. (Splash)
Neil Patrick Harris is a daddy times two!
Neil Patrick Harris <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/14/neil-patrick-harris-david_n_682355.html" target="_hplink">took to Twitter to share the exciting news</a> that he and longtime partner David Burtka were expecting twins. Although we always saw Harris as a great daddy, we were shocked to hear that he was expecting double the trouble.
Viola Davis' surprise adoption
In October at the ELLE Women in Hollywood event, Davis' "The Help" co-star let it slip that <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/18/viola-davis-adoption-adopts-baby-boy_n_1017225.html" target="_hplink">the actress had just become a mother through adoption</a> "like two days ago." How Davis -- one of Hollywood's hottest new talents -- managed to keep her new baby girl under wraps is a mystery to us. (Splash)
Kate Hudson's baby boom Bing
There's nothing like a baby -- unexpected or not -- to test a relationship. And that's exactly what happend for Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/14/bingham-hawn-bellamy-kate_n_898665.html" target="_hplink">when they announced that they were expecting a baby boy</a>, who later arrived with the adorable name, Bing. (Splash)
January Jones Keeps The Mystery Alive
We were all surprised when in April <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/28/january-jones-pregnant-who-is-the-dad_n_855256.html?" target="_hplink">January Jones announced that she was pregnant</a> -- but left out one very important fact. Even <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/14/january-jones-xander-dane-baby-boy-birth_n_962411.html" target="_hplink">after Jones welcomed her baby boy Xander into the world</a>, she still kept mum when it came to who the little guy would be calling daddy. (Splash)
Connie Britton's full heart
Connie Britton certainly has a "full heart" after adopting baby boy, Eyob. The "Friday Night Lights" actress adopted her little bundle of joy from Ethiopia without letting the tabloids catch wind of her new addition before he was safe and sound at home.
Sandra certainly had a drama-filled 2010 -- but the year wasn't also lacking in it's fair share of joy. Immediately following her dramatic split from Jesse James, Bullock found love with her adopted baby boy, Louis. Talk about <em>interesting</em> timing. (Splash)