15 Famous People Who Got Candid About Keeping Their Pregnancies And Baby News Private

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1.Halle Bailey revealed that she gave birth to a son at the end of 2023, after never publicly sharing that she was pregnant. When an X, formerly Twitter, user asked why she and her partner DDG "lied" about the pregnancy she explained, "I never lied or even said anything about it honey, making a joke about my nose was the farthest I went. I’ll never understand why you are mad I protected my own peace, wouldn’t you do the same? and I’m gonna share my pics now if I want to because my son is here safely, if u don’t wanna see it just keep scrolling baby lol God bless you !😘♥️"

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2.Sofia Richie recently shared that she and her husband, Elliot Grainge, are expecting a baby. She's about six months along, but she explained that she waited a while before publicly sharing the news because she wanted to “protect that space.” “Pregnancy is really scary and you want to protect that space,” she said. “I didn’t realize there are so many milestones you have to hit and so many tests you have to take. For me, it was really important to protect our mental health and our space as a couple.”

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3.Katelyn and Kane Brown kept the news of their second baby private until her birth in early 2022. "These past 9 months have been so sacred and special to me," she wrote on Instagram. "Choosing to keep my pregnancy quiet was the best decision I’ve ever made. Soaking in special moments with my daughter and husband without the influence of social media and outside world made this time that much more intimate and unforgettable. Thank you for all the kind messages and love. I am so grateful and blessed to be these little girls mama and can not wait to raise strong, confident, sweet little ladies with you @kanebrown_music … you are the man we all look up to."

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On Dec. 25, 2023, they shared the news that they are expecting their third child.

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4.James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly kept the arrival of their son Jeremiah a secret until after he was born in 2021. On Instagram, he wrote, "After experiencing late-term #pregnancyloss twice in a row (both at 17+ weeks), we kept this one quiet. Truthfully, I was terrified when I found out."

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5.Keith and Becky Habersberger kept their baby news a secret until after their son Henry was born. In late September, they both posted the same photo to their IG pages of them standing together as Keith cradles Henry. Becky opened up about never actually wanting to share her pregnancy news publicly, and said, "I'm too paranoid, I'm too anxious. Like, things could go wrong, I could end up having a high-risk pregnancy — which did end up happening. It's just one of those things where you're like, 'I'd rather just not until we know everything's all good.'"

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6.Mindy Kaling had her second baby, Spencer, during the pandemic and she revealed that because of quarantine, most people didn't even know she was pregnant in the first place. "With him, I would occasionally have meetings. So from here up, I would have to look nice, but I was just kind of like pregnant, and no one saw. And I just thought, 'What if I could get away with this?'" she said.

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7.Iggy Azalea had a son in 2020 and publicly shared the news of his arrival when she felt it was the "right time." "I have a son," she wrote in an IG story. "I kept waiting for the right time to say something, but it feels like the more time passes, the more I realize I'm always going to feel anxious to share news that giant with the world."

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"I want to keep his life private," she added. "But wanted to make it clear he is not a secret & I love him beyond words."

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8.Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg kept the news of their twins a secret until after they were born in 2021. Jamie explained, "I think there's certain things that we want to keep to ourselves and enjoy and keep somewhat private, but also we don't want to overthink about what we share."

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9.Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden took to Instagram to announce the birth of their daughter Raddix, shortly after she was born in January 2020. In their statement, they said that they "are overjoyed to share this news" and they "also feel a strong instinct to protect [their] little one's privacy."

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They added, "So we won't be posting pictures or sharing any more details, other than the fact that she is really really cute! Some would even say RAD."

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10.Paris Hilton and her husband Carter Reum made the conscious decision to keep the news of their first baby private — she even wore a disguise to the hospital when her surrogate gave birth. “I just really felt that I wanted to have this journey with us only," she explained. It was hard to keep that in because we were so excited and wanted to tell our families, but you’re just nervous because if you tell one person then you know they tell someone and then all of a sudden it’s like in TMZ or Page Six.”

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11.Colin Kaepernick and Nessa Diab publicly shared the news after their child was born in August 2022. On Instagram, Nessa said, "I thought long and hard about sharing our life changing news today. I decided to do so because today is the first day in a few weeks where I stepped out for work with a new life title - MOM!"

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12.Amber Heard shared that she had a baby daughter via surrogate back in 2021. She wrote, "I’m so excited to share this news with you. Four years ago, I decided I wanted to have a child. I wanted to do it on my own terms. I now appreciate how radical it is for us as women to think about one of the most fundamental parts of our destinies in this way. I hope we arrive at a point in which it’s normalized to not want a ring in order to have a crib."

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She added, "A part of me wants to uphold that my private life is none of anyone’s business. I also get that the nature of my job compels me to take control of this. My daughter was born on April 8, 2021. Her name is Oonagh Paige Heard. She’s the beginning of the rest of my life."

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13.Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost welcomed their first child, Cosmo, together, in 2021, after keeping the pregnancy a secret for nearly the entire nine months. Scarlett, who is also extremely private about her older child Rose, explained, "I’ve been so protective of both pregnancies, not wanting to feel scrutinized in the public eye. I wanted to be able to have my own feelings about my changing body without other people also telling me how they saw me, whether it was positive or negative."

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14.Adrienne Bailon-Houghton surprised the world in 2022 when she revealed that she and her husband Israel Houghton welcomed their first child via surrogate. "We have quietly prayed while sitting on this most magnificent secret for the last 9 months. He is worth every tear, every disappointment, every delayed prayer, every IVF cycle, every miscarriage. Everything," she said at the time and later added that she kept it a secret because it was "really sacred" to her.

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15.Finally, Kylie Jenner surprised the world with her pregnancy in 2018 when she shared that she and Travis Scott had welcomed their first child, Stormi Webster, together. Because so much of her life has been in the public eye, she explained that she wanted to keep her pregnancy private. "I shared so much of my life," she said. "I was also really young when I got pregnant, and it was just a lot for me personally. I didn't know how I would bring that to the public too and have everyone's opinion. I think it was just something that I needed to go through by myself."

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