At last night’s BET Awards, Cardi B indisputably stole the show with the reveal of her stunning baby bump and the news that she’s expecting a second child with her on-again husband Offset, from whom she’d filed for divorce in October 2020 before swiftly reconciling. It appears that baby girl Kulture will be getting a little sibling with a new baby on the way, and while we have to hand it to Cardi for this reveal, it’s worth noting that Kulture got an equally dramatic baby bump reveal to the world in April 2018, when the “WAP” singer let her pregnancy slip on Saturday Night Live. From Cardi to Beyoncé and beyond, stars know the world is watching when it comes to their growing families, and sometimes, they like to have a little fun with how they drop the big news. So, who else kept their pregnancy under wraps until they could reveal it to a crowd?
While a surprising number of stars have rocked maternity fashion on red carpets to show off their growing bumps, it’s a smaller number of celebs who have managed to keep their pregnancy a secret up until that highly-photographed day. Of course, the pandemic gave a few stars greater privacy to cover up their growing bumps, allowing comedian Jenny Slate to go under the radar until she appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers, and let Jessica Biel welcome a baby in complete privacy without ever intending to keep it a secret.
Read on for all the stars who have made their bump reveal in front of a crowd à la Cardi B.