Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling pulled a Neve Campbell: totally hid the fact they had delivered a baby until discovered by prying paparazzi.
In 2012, Campbell was spotted by the paps playing with her baby 6 weeks after delivering her at a local park.
TMZ got a hold of the birth certificate for Mendes and Gosling’s second child, daughter, Amanda Lee Gosling. The new arrival was welcomed last month on April 29 at the St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California.
The extremely private couple did a great job of keeping the news secret.
The couple also have a two year old daughter named Esmerelda who has never been revealed to the public, or had her photo shared publicly. She was born on Friday, September 12, 2014, but that news was discovered too after some news agency’s did some creative snooping.
It is common for celebs who spend their entire lives in the public eye to shield certain part of their lives from the press.
We’ve never ever seen Kerry Washington‘s daughter, Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha, either.
And in 2012, Dido only mentioned she had given birth to her first child with husband Rohan Gavin in December that year, months after actually delivering her son in the Summer.
Last month, reality TV star and swimsuit designer Draya Michele famously did not disclose she had given birth until after she released all of her maternity portraits via her Instagram account. She said she wanted a few moments with herself and the baby before letting the world know.
“I had him last week and I just wanted to take that time to enjoy him as my own little special gift,” she captioned a photo.
Besides those mentioned in this post, several celebs have successfully hidden a birth from the public and press until the media discovered it or they were ready to introduce the news on their own terms.
Kudos to them!