Given the #WHCD was Light on Celebs This Year, Let’s Look Back At Celebs Who Walked Its Red Carpet Pregnant

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The annual White House Correspondents Association dinner has increasingly been a haven for Hollywood Celebrities who walk the red carpet on their way to hob nob with journalism’s elite that cover the White House.

This year was much different.


 

The current sitting president Donald J. Trump choose to sit it out, a first time since Ronald Reagan  that a President opted to skip the event which usually features a comedian roasting the prez and the media and the pres himself giving a monologue full of self-deprecating humor.

[Even when Reagan skipped it, that was because he was shot on the way in, though to be fair other presidents who were very unpopular at the time Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon have skipped the elite dinner in the past, the only other two since Calvin Coolidge]

This year, the event was also super light on the usual parade of celebrities. That might be a good thing in the eyes of many who have heavily criticized the dinner for becoming to glamourized and Hollywoodized.  Celebrated national TV broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw famously skips it and has been vocal as to his reasons why.

Nonetheless, we usually can spot several celebrity moms we’ve covered in the past to feature on the blog. In the very recent past 8 years, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kristen Bell, Jessica Simpson, Cynthian Nixon, Adriana Lima, Neve Campbell, Emma Watson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina King, Anna Chlumsky, Julianna Margulies, Katie Couric, Sofia Vergara, Shonda Rhimes, Rosario Dawson, Candace Cameron Bure, model Emily Ratajowski, Vivica A. Fox, Lupita Nyong’o, Jada Pinkett and Will Smith, Kendell Jenner, Laverne Cox, Lucy Liu, Gabrielle Union have all attended as guests of various news organizations that purchase tables.

Not this year. We didn’t see any. There were a few celebs and some of DC’s A-listers [read: TV journalists and broadcast reporters] there but that’s about it.  And with Trump declaring war on the media, the White House press corp and DC establishment, none in his administration or celebs friendly to him failed to show up as well.

So…we’re doing the next best thing and flashbacking to all the ones who did show up in years past. Interesting enough, most of them were preggers at the time!

Last year, in 2016, while pregnant with her second child, daughter, Isabella, Kerry Washington attempted to conceal her bump in an A-line one shoulder black mini Victoria Beckham mini dress.

In 2015, Glee alum Naya Rivera looked radiant in a white floor length  Tadashi Shoji evening gown and model Anne V ‘s lovely floral gown rocked that year as well.

In 2014, TODAY show anchor Savannah Guthrie was six-months pregnant with her first child when she showed up in a pink dress to the event.

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Going further back, Anna Paquin was expecting her first children, a pair of twins, with husband Stephen Moyer in 2011 when she attended the event, also affectionately known as the “Nerd Prom”, wearing a chic and elegant silk jersey gown by French designer Herve L. Leroux.

That same year, Reese Witherspoon was also expecting her third child, but first with second husband Jim Toth. She also went with black in a Monique Lhuillier  gown showing her barely there bump at the time.

 

There you have it! The White House Correspondents Association dinner  has been noteworthy for Bumpwatch coverage history.

Private Couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Welcome 2nd Child You Won’t Ever See

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Congrats to actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds on the birth of their second child, PEOPLE reports.

The very private couple have not announced the name or gender of this baby. Recall, noone knew their daughter James’ name or gender for a while after she was welcomed into the family. The Reynolds’ are among a select fraternity of celebrities who have managed to successfully keep their children completely out of the public eye altogether, like Eva Mendes and Ryan GoslingKelis, Kerry Washington, Evangeline LilyDido, UK stars Rochelle Humes  and Lily Allen and Neve Campbell. 

Doe anyone blame them given that every other month, some celeb has to defend against mean trolls who have negative and hurtful things to say about their child’s looks?


Lively gave birth in New York.  The new addition joins big sister 22-month old James for in 2015.

Kerry Washington & 11 Other Celebs who never announced their baby news to press

So the news today is that Scandal star gave birth to her and husband Nnamdi Asomugha  first child together, daughter, Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha TWO WEEKS AGO on April 21. 
Congrats!
Figures though, right? She never told anyone she was engaged, never publicly acknowledged she was married before getting hitched  and so this makes sense to conceal this news about the birth at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, that TMZ uncovered today.  
She would not be the first to attempt to just keep it all hush hush. 
Actress Neve Campbell never announced when she birthed her first child with hubby JJ Feild  in August 2012 until paparazzi captured the family at a park and the baby looked to be about a month old!
Later that year, Megan Fox waited almost a month to announce in October that she had given birth in mid September.
But singer Dido takes the cake! The British crooner welcomed her first child in the summer of 2011 but didn’t mention a baby until 6 months later in a tweet in December that year! We hypothesized that maybe it was our query that perhaps prompted the UK Daily Mail to inquire. 
And of male stars, actor Michael Ealy randomly mentioned during an interview on the Steve Harvey show this February that he and his wife of two years had a kid. And the kid is like a few years old. 
Same deal with singer Pharell and his wife, Helen. We only recently started seeing pics of his son Rocket Man who is now 5 years old.
Not just births either.
Jennifer Hudson never revealed she was pregnant ever. A wayward cameraman accidentally discovered it when she was about 8 months along. 
Same deal with actress Evageline Lily. She too was hiding away in Hawaii to avoid the prodding press when she got busted in her 7 or 8th month trying to avoid the “bumpwatch!” 
Adele, Megan Fox, Drew Barrymore and January Jones all never confirmed their pregnancies either until their news leaked when they were well into their pregnancies.

And Now you know it’s not that unheard of that some celebs actually value privacy in these matters. Ha!
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Another “Party of Five” baby for the year: Scott Wolf follows Neve Campbell & welcomes son

Congratulations to actor Scott Wolf and wife Kelley Limp, formerly from the MTV reality TV show The Real World New Orleans,  on the birth of their second child, a son, who the couple has named Miller William Wolf. He was born Saturday, November 10 in Los Angeles and will join big brother 3 1/2 year old Jackson. Gorgeous names!

This birth makes the second baby born to a Party of Five alum. Neve Campbell gave birth to her first child, a son this summer.

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Neve Campbell gave birth to a baby boy weeks ago and kept it under wraps

I was just saying to myself Neve Campbell should have had her son by now and then lo and behold I see a post from the Daily UK Mail confirming that the baby she is holding with her husband J.J. Feild most likely is the one she birthed weeks ago without telling anyone. Well, it isn’t like she willingly let the world know she was preggers in the first place. Her reps only confirmed the news after papps caught her with a very pregnant belly at the grocery store months into her pregnancy! Slick! 
It reminds me of singer Dido who too gave birth and didn’t mention it for months afterwards! She only tweeted about her son on her birthday on Christmas day even though he was born in the summer.
Congrats to the new family!

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Bump Watch: Neve Campbell on a stroll with partner JJ Feild

Neve Campbell looks great while on a casual stroll with her partner, American-born British actor J.J. Feild (whose name is often misspelled Field)  back on June 7 in this belated bump watch photo. Looking great!

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Bump Watch: Neve Campbell at Coldplay Hollywood concert

Here is a belated bump watch photo from earlier this month when Neve Campbell and husband hit the Coldplay concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California on May 4. Love the look! The slouch sweater boots, the fedora and layered tops. Lovely!

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Bump Watch: Neve Campbell does Boho Chic

Neve Campbell pulled off the chic boho pregnant look somewhat this past Wednesday, May 9 when she was spotted out and a about in Los Angeles, California.

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Bump Watch: Neve Campbell dog walking in LA

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Actress Neve Campbell was spotted walking her dog in Los Angeles Saturday, April 27. Lovely maternity top. Is it me or does she always seem relaxed and mellow? She is too cool for school in her fashionable aviators.

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Bump Watch: Neve Campbell at Whole Foods

Actress Neve Campbell and her baby bump  was spotted grocery shopping at Whole Foods. Last month Neve and actor JJ Feild announced they are expecting their first child later this year. Love her hair cut!

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