Celebs know how to raise an eyebrow with their antics, publicity stunts, tweets, outfits, relationships – and virtually everything else. But these 10 most shocking celebrity pregnancies left our jaws well and truly on the floor….
1. Naomi Campbell
Supermodel Naomi Campbell famously shocked the world by announcing the birth of her first child at 50.
In May 2021, Campbell revealed via her Instagram account that she had welcomed her daughter. She stated the little bundle of joy had “chosen her to be her mother.”
2. Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson keeps us on our toes. From her dramatic weight loss to her publically coming out in June 2022, she sure likes to surprise us!
Perhaps the biggest shock was the announcement of her baby girl, Royce Lillian, in November 2022.
3. Angelina Jolie
It’s no secret that actress Angelina Jolie loves being a mom. After adopting orphans Maddox in 2002 and Zahara in 2005, Jolie shocked the world by welcoming her first biological baby, Shiloh, in May 2006.
Baby Shiloh was born in Cambodia to avoid the media frenzy her pregnancy had whipped up.
4. Iggy Azalea
Another Instagram baby announcement that came out of the blue was the birth of rapper Iggy Azalea’s first child.
Owing to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Azalea evaded the paps and concealed much of her pregnancy by being in lockdown.
Known as a party girl, actress, and singer, Rihanna shocked us when she hung up her stilettos in favor of some comfy mom crocs!
In January 2022, Rihanna stepped out with her boyfriend, ASAP Rocky – and a VERY noticeable baby bump! Four months later, the pair welcomed baby Noah into the world.
6. Cardi B
Rapper Cardi B has two children with fellow musician Offset. While their relationship has been turbulent, nothing shocked us more than when Cardi B revealed she was pregnant with her second child.
Less than a year after filing for divorce from Offset! (The pair have since reconciled). The rapper used her appearance on Saturday Night Live to announce the pregnancy.
7. Grimes & Elon Musk
Musk is no stranger to fatherhood (before meeting Canadian singer Grimes, he has donned the “Dad cap” for a whopping 8 other children). Still, this kooky couple astonished the world when Grimes posted a photo on her Instagram account displaying a noticeable baby bump.
Perhaps what shocked us the most was the name given to their son (born in 2020), “X Æ A-12”.
8. Kylie Jenner
Perhaps the most jaw-dropping factor of Kylie Jenner’s first pregnancy was that she managed to keep it under wraps for 9 months – quite a challenge when you’re that famous!
Nevertheless, Jenner welcomed baby Stormi into the world in February 2018 with her partner, Travis Scott.
Arguably the mother of all pregnancy revelations was when Beyoncé took to the Grammy stage in 2011. Bey unbuttoned her sequined jacket, making it very obvious a bun was in the oven!
This pregnancy reveal, even made history as the single most tweeted event, according to the Guinness World Records.
10. Amber Heard
No stranger to controversy, Heard broke the news on Instagram that she’d welcomed her first daughter, Oonagh Page, via surrogacy, in 2021.
While the legal disputes with her former husband, Johnny Depp, were far from over, Heard took time to welcome her child and “do it on her own terms.” Which is still considered a shocking and radical thing – even today.