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In the world of celebrity – and a sunset-soaked boulevard lined with prying paparazzi – nothing is kept sacred for long. There was a lot of speculation surrounding Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy and if it wasn’t for the assistant inside her home who took photos of reality star, the world may have been kept in the dark. Even then though, no one could quite get the money shot. Pippa Middleton, however, has been the talk of the UK tabloid town for weeks – ever since Prince Louis was born, actually. Middleton, 33, and her husband James Matthews, 42, reportedly confirmed to family and friends she is pregnant. To the public, however, we haven’t got a solid yes, albeit she’s not completely hiding that bump unlike some celebrities who completely surprised us with their pregnancy news.
TMZ snapped a photo of Eva Mendes just two weeks before she gave birth, her tummy hidden by a strategically placed oversized handbag. According to the website, who obtained a copy of the birth certificate, Mendes and Ryan Gosling’s second daughter Amada Lee Gosling was born on April 29 at 8.03am 2016 at Providence St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. This was not the first time the couple, who have been dating since 2011, have fooled us though. The actress managed to hide her first pregnancy with first daughter Esmeralda for seven months.
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At five months pregnant with daughter Blue Ivy Carter, Beyoncé revealed to the world she was expecting during a live performance at the 2011 VMAs.
The only voice who can rival Beyoncé (and her sales figures), English singer Adele successfully hid her pregnancy for seven months despite attending red carpet award shows. Her son, Angelo, was born in October 2012 to partner and charity owner Simon Konecki.
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Worried her Burke and Hare castmates might think she was bulimic given her morning sickness was so bad, Fisher tried to conceal her pregnancy with second daughter Elula in 2010. She even secretly unlaced her corset between takes!
Already parents to Violet, Garner concealed the fact she was expecting her second daughter, Serophina, with then-husband Ben Affleck while (aptly) filming The Invention Of Lying in 2009.
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Danes managed to keep her happy news under wraps while filming the second season of Homeland. And then, when the secret was finally out, producers worked overtime to conceal her bump with CGI trickery. Her son Cyrus was born in December 2012.
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Even in 1951, on-set pregnancies were silenced. The I Love Lucy actress was heavily pregnant and in those days, airing such a thing was not looked upon fondly. Ball’s bulging belly was strategically hidden behind counters and under aprons. Many have questioned if this decision set a precedent for actresses being made to conceal their pregnancies decades on. But just one year later, Ball was expecting her second child and the producers wrote it into the script. It paid off too. The birth scene grabbed 44 million viewers.
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