A Woman? Pregnant? Imagine That!

It's like she's the first woman to ever procreate.

Now that all the hullabaloo regarding Beyonce’s pregnancy has died down…

NOT.

It’s still being discussed to death weeks later. Is her baby bump fake?  Did she tell fellow Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland before the VMAs?  How far along is she really? Did you see her hanging out with Gwyneth Paltrow on a yacht? Do you think Gwyneth is giving her advice? Did you see this shot of her baby bump? And what about this one? And this one?

Not only that but the actual news of her pregnancy the night of the MTV awards sent Twitter into overdrive with a record breaking 8,868 tweets per second being logged.

The constant Beyonce pregnancy updates seem more extreme than ever. I don’t remember the last pregnancy the media went this nuts over which got me to wondering just what it is about celebrities having babies that makes us so nuts?

As Rosalind Gibb writes for the News & Star, “once upon a time people had babies and that was that. Actors and musicians started families without it being splashed over the front pages of newspapers.  There was no song and dance, no gasp of amazement about something that’s been happening since the beginning of time.  I’m not saying pregnancies shouldn’t be cherished and celebrated by those closely involved but how can people be so swept up by this announcement from a distant celebrity?”

I mean Beyonce is of perfect childbearing age, she’s been married for several years and has often spoken of her desire to have children?  And, as Gibb wonders, “just how entertaining can it be to see the same one-line piece of news over and over again on Twitter? Surely there are more interesting things to talk or tweet about?”

What is it about celebrity pregnancies that has us all writing and reading and speculating?  Is Jessica Simpson pregnant?  Is that a baby bump Jen Aniston is sporting?  Do you care about celebrity pregnancies?  If you do is it only when you’re pregnant?  I’d love to hear some theories in the comments below.  What are your thoughts?

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