Let’s say you had a big lunch, you haven’t been going to the gym lately or you were just wearing a unflattering outfit. Perhaps there is a bit of a tummy paunch visible. Many wouldn’t think twice. But if you are a female celebrity of child bearing age, who is in a relationship and you happen to be photographed with a little bit of weight settling in your stomach area? Well, everyone pretty much jumps to the conclusion that you didn’t just have a big lunch but that you have a baby bump.
What stars have been victims of the baby bump false alarm lately?
There have been rumors that Katie Holmes was making a sibling for Suri in her belly back twice in 2010 and once in 2009, each time her reps came out to say she was not expecting. And now her rep had to get on the blower yet again this week to say that she is not pregnant. Sorry Suri, you’ll just have to wait.
She had been photographed leaving the gym with what some thought was a baby bump. But she not only showed off her very flat tummy at the beach soon after but she lashed out at the rumors saying, “Contrary to recent speculation I am not pregnant. This irresponsible reporting continues to feed an atmosphere of self-doubt and insecurity.” She added that, “To publicly point out a change in anyone’s body is mean-spirited and cruel. People’s bodies change and change again.”
Once it was confirmed that Scarlett was dating Sean Penn, it seems like everyone was trying to get her pregnant. On a run recent run with Penn and pal Owen Wilson, there was an image where it looked like Scarlett had a bit of weight in her mid section. Her rep quickly came to her defense saying that she was indeed not pregnant and that “she’s outside running and it’s simply the placement of her shirt that is misleading.” They added that, “she was followed and photographed for over 20 minutes and I’m sure there are other photos in the series that show and prove that she is not pregnant.”
Soon after her second child was born, rumors started that there was a third bun being baked in the Garner oven. There were baggy tops, ill-fitting jeans and a jacket that made her a bit “full in the belly,” all leading to rumors of a baby bump. The newest was this week when photos of Garner with “looking a bit round in the belly.”
Everyone, and I mean everyone thought that Xtina was knocked up (present company included) when she was seen promoting her film Burlesque. But it turns out that her body is just going through a new incarnation -a fuller, more womanly Christiana. Christiana is now hosting The Voice and it’s clear she ain’t preggers.
Do you ever see pics or performances by celebrities and think they are pregnant when they really aren’t?
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