Pregnancy is a period of vulnerability and unpredictable happenings for women. Bearing a baby forces a woman to adjust to their evolving shape, hence bringing up insecurities. For female celebrities who are 24/7 in the eye of the public and obsessed with how they look every day, pregnancy can even pose a bigger challenge.
That’s why we always treasure and respect famous women who share the precious moments when they’re pregnant and gracefully show off their emerging bodies through intimate, beautiful photographs. A typical example is the picture of A$AP Rocky and Rihanna revealing their new family member which made the Internet go bananas at the time. This picture raised their fans’ curiosity about the baby’s gender and name and also admiration for Rihanna’s charming appearance during this important period.
We’ve compiled a collection of the most 16 iconic celebs’ baby bump photos that literally blew the world away. These pictures have proved the eternal beauty of maternity and inspired a lot of women to be proud of their godsent motherhood. Scroll down and enjoy.
What makes us so into this 2016 bump photo from the beautiful singer Pink is the sweet big sister cameo and the hippie mom vibes. These two factors are surprising clues telling us about her on-the-way baby. The picture was taken on the verge of her pregnancy with Jameson who is 5 years old now.
#2 Serena Williams
Is there anything more iconic than a bump photo on the cover of Vanity Fair? While Serena Williams isn’t the only celebrity to grace the cover of Vanity Fair with her pregnant belly on full display (the original version is still featured in this roundup), she looked gorgeous in this 2017 cover shoot.
#3 Khloé Kardashian
Khloé Kardashian’s bump photo is right for a caption that did not age well: “Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do! Thank you for treating me like a queen! Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, thank you for making me a MOMMY!!! You have made this experience even more magical than I could have envisioned! I will never forget how wonderful you’ve been to me during this time! Thank you for making me so happy, my love!”
#4 Khloé Kardashian & Kylie Jenner
This is a memorable bump pic released after Kylie Jenner gave birth to her daughter, Stormi. Kylie’s maternity reveal was a special gift for Kardashian/Jenner fans. Despite her fans’ suspicion about her pregnancy, Kylie insisted on keeping the on-the-way baby a secret. So, very few pictures of the reality TV star when she was pregnant. Oh, here is a bonus: Indeed, it was a double bump photo (sister Khloé Kardashian was expecting daughter True at the time)!
#5 Katy Perry
What’s the point of being an international pop star if you don’t use your own music video to make a pregnancy announcement? Katy Perry is aware of what’s going on, so she revealed her pregnancy with Orlando Bloom in the video for her hit song “Never Worn White.”
#6 Demi Moore
And here is one of the most well-known celebrity bump photos of all time. “Congratulations to Annie Leibovitz, whose photograph of a seven-months pregnant Demi Moore for the cover of @vanityfair was just chosen as one of @time’s 100 Most Influential Images of All Time,” Vanity Fair noted.
#7 Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow celebrated Mother’s Day by sharing this throwback bump photo from her pregnancy with her daughter Apple! “Fourteen years ago on the verge of a life-changing morning… To all of us, biological, adoptive, foster, spiritual, communal, all the den mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers and great-great-grandmothers, all the way back, happy Mother’s Day!” she wrote.
#8 Anne Hathaway
This Instagram photo from Anne Hathaway is memorable for two reasons: she’s a famous person who prefers to keep her personal life private, and the entire outfit and pose are so relatable. She also admitted to having some of the same difficulties getting pregnant as other mothers. “It’s not for a movie… #2. All kidding aside, for everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies. Sending you extra love.”
This is such a perfect epitome of a great pump pic. Ciara captured this iconic bump shot when she’s enjoying her vacation in Turks and Caicos in 2020.
#10, #11 Beyoncé
Beyoncé is a sheer shoo-in on this list. She’s not the type to announce a pregnancy with something as simple as a mirror selfie, so when she posted this photo and the following message on Instagram in 2017, she broke the Internet: “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 good wishes.”
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Another time, Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement of future Blue Ivy practically broke the internet again and was the talk of the 2011 MTV VMAs. This bump shot, taken at the end of her Love on Top performance, became instantly iconic. We just love how happy she appears!
#12 Blake Lively
Blake Lively is expecting her fourth child with her husband Ryan Reynolds. She recently posted a slew of bump photos on Instagram in an attempt to get the nosy paparazzi to leave her house alone. As she stated in the caption, “Here are photos of me pregnant in real life so the 11 guys waiting outside my home for a 🦄 sighting will leave me alone. You freak me and my kids out.”
#13 Amanda Seyfried
There were numerous drawbacks to spending the majority of 2020 in a global pandemic. It was, however, an excellent time for celebrities who wanted to have a secret pregnancy. Actress Amanda Seyfried was one of them, delaying the release of her pregnancy photo until after the birth of her daughter Nina in October 2020.
#14 Meghan Markle
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Meghan Markle is one of the world’s most famous women, known for her humanitarian work as well as her impeccable sense of style. So, of course, she looked extra radiant while pregnant, wearing all-white outfits that we would have spilled on in about five minutes. Meghan Markle is pregnant and still a style icon!
#15 Ashley Graham
Model Ashley Graham demonstrated how stunning a full-term twin bump can be. She wrote on Instagram that this photo was taken just as she “made it full-term,” adding, “Due dates are just a suggestion — babies will always come on their birthday.” Malachi and Roman, sons of Isaac, made their debut in January 2022.
#16 Chrissy Teigen
We’ve rarely been moved by a pregnancy photo as much as we were by Chrissy Teigen’s. Chrissy and her husband John Legend are expecting their second child after the tragic loss of their son Jack. This is the next chapter of a long journey, she said on Instagram:
“The last few years have been a blur of emotions, to say the least, but joy has filled our home and hearts again. One billion shots later, we have another on the way. Every appointment I’ve said to myself, ‘Ok if it’s healthy today I’ll announce,’ but then I breathe a sigh of relief to hear a heartbeat and decide I’m just too nervous still. I don’t think I’ll ever walk out of an appointment with more excitement than nerves but so far, everything is perfect and beautiful and I’m feeling hopeful and amazing.”