Katy Perry, Beyoncé and other memorable celebrity pregnancy announcements

Marie Claire Dorking
·8-min read

Katy Perry has confirmed she’s pregnant and expecting her first child with fiancé Orlando Bloom.

The 35-year-old singer announced the happy news in true celebrity style.

Initially Perry sparked pregnancy rumours when she debuted the music video for her new song, ‘Never Worn White’, in which she appeared cradling a bump.

And after a flurry of speculation from fans on social media, the star confirmed the news in an Instagram Live.

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Katy Perry has announced she is expecting a baby with Orlando Bloom, pictured here August 2019 (Getty)
Katy Perry has announced she is expecting a baby with Orlando Bloom, pictured here August 2019 (Getty)

“There’s a lot that’s happening this summer. Not only will I be giving birth, literally, and figuratively… to something you guys have been waiting for,” she told fans.

“I’m excited, we’re excited, and happy. It’s probably the longest secret I’ve ever had to keep. I thought I would tell you guys in the best way through a piece of music.”

The singer, who became engaged to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star Bloom last year, also tweeted her relief that she no longer has to hide her pregnancy.

Of course, pregnancy announcements are a pretty big deal these days, with many celebrities opting to reveal their happy news in bigger, better and cuter ways.

From giving a first reveal of a cute baby bump, to having a soon-to-be older sibling posing with a blurry scan picture and a with their future brother or sister, to posting a pic of baby shoes.

So, while we wait to see which celebrity will join Katy and co in the mum-to-be club, here’s our pics of the best celebrity pregnancy reveals that have already happened.

Beyoncé and Jay Z

It was the pregnancy announcement to rival all others, when in February 2017, Beyoncé posted an mother-nature-style shot of her cradling her blossoming bump and announcing she was pregnant with twins.

“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 well wishes. - The Carters,” she captioned the iconic image.

In June 2017, Beyoncé and Jay Z welcomed twins Sir and Rumi, little siblings for Blue Ivy.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Blake let her bump do the announcing for her when she rocked up to the premiere of ‘Detective Pickachu’ in a stunning yellow dress, which clung to her bump and all but confirmed she and husband, Ryan Reynolds were expecting their third child.

Blake Lively let her bump do her third pregnancy announcement (Getty)
Blake Lively let her bump do her third pregnancy announcement (Getty)

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

The queen of keeping it hilariously real, Chrissy Teigen let her daughter Luna announce her second pregnancy.

In a sweet video clip Chrissy asks her daughter what is in her tummy before Luna cutely responds: “Baby.”

Chrissy, of course, made a quip in the accompanying caption simply writing: “it's john's!”

Natalie Imbruglia

Last year, Aussie singer Natalie Imbruglia shared the happy news that she was pregnant with her first child at 44, while also opening about her journey to conception.

The ‘Tornhitmaker took to her Instagram to say she had been “blessed” with a pregnancy after help from a sperm donor and successful IVF treatment.

“I’m expecting my first child this Autumn. For those of you that know me, this has been something I have wanted for a very long time and I’m blessed that this is possible with the help of IVF and a sperm donor,” Natalie wrote in an Instagram post.

The announcement formed part of a wave of celebrities opening up about their conception journeys, which helps provide valuable support for others going through their own fertility battles.

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Tom and Giovanna Fletcher

Tom and Giovanna Fletcher certainly give good baby announcement, but the reveal for their third pregnancy was possibly the cutest.

Enlisting the help of their eldest two children Buzz and Buddy, the couple shared the happy news with a super-sweet snow-based video on Instagram.

Warning: it will make you want to procreate!

Kylie Jenner

The beauty entrepreneur kept fans in an ‘is she/isn’t she?’ buzz for months before dropping a bombshell video in February 2018 titled “To Our Daughter.”

The video featured Kylie's pregnancy journey, her cute relationship with Travis Scott, the labour and the first glimpse of her baby girl, Stormi.

She later shared a message to her fans, apologising to fans for “keeping [them] in the dark through all the assumptions.”

Amy Schumer

Of course, Amy Schumer would opt for humour to announce the pregnancy of her first child. The actor and comedian, used Instagram to post picture of her and husband Chris Fischer’s heads photoshopped onto the bodies of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, in one of the first images of the couple since their own pregnancy reveal.

Khloé Kardashian

In December 2017, after spending months on bump watch, Khloé Kardashian put fans out of their misery by announcing she and Tristan Thompson were expecting a child together.

“My greatest dream realized! We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient. I still at times can't believe that our love created life!” the reality TV star captioned a super-cute baby bump photo.

In April 2018, Khloé went on to give birth to daughter True and in true Kardashion style, the dramatic birth was captured on ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’.

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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

Singer Justin Timberlake took the lead for the pregnancy reveal for him and wife Jessica Biel, when he shared this adorable photo of him kissing his wife’s growing bump.

The couple became a family of three in April 2015 after welcoming son, Silas.

Jessica Alba and Cash Warren

Jessica broke the exciting news that she and husband Cash Warren were expecting their third baby using two Bs - Boomerang and Balloons.

The actress also enlisted the little help of big sisters, Honor and Haven, for their big reveal.

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Russell Brand and Laura Gallacher

Katy Perry’s ex husband, Russell Brand, had a novel way of announcing that he was going to be a first-time dad, with partner Laura Gallacher, by sharing a funny picture of him doing his parenting homework and swatting up on 'The Expectant Dad's Handbook'.

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson and her husband, Danny Fujikawa, let the world know that they were expecting their first child together, a baby girl, via the sharing of a gender reveal on Instagram.

“SURPRISE!!! If you’ve wondered why I’ve been so absent on my social channels it’s because I have never been more sick! It was the most sick first trimester of all my children. Boomerangs have made me nauseous,” the star wrote.

She went on to add: “We have been trying to keep this pregnancy under the radar for as long as possible but I’m a poppin now! And it’s too darn challenging to hide, and frankly hiding is more exhausting then just coming out with it! My kids, Danny, myself and the entire family are crazy excited! A little girl on the way.”