Musical phenom Adele joined the likes of Nicole Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson and Beyonce who waited way past the typical 3-month safe period to announce that they were pregnant. All these ladies were between 4 and 6 months along before telling the world they were expecting.
Adele announced the pregnancy on her website on June 29 that she and boyfriend Simon Konecki are expecting their first child together. The two apparently have gotten engaged since, “rumor has it.” (ok. couldn’t help myself)
According to a source of Heat, she is already 6-months pregnant and is due in September although other sources say she is actually due in October.
“Adele has barely left the house in recent months, so she could keep this to herself for as long as possible,” an insider close to the 24-year-old singer told heat. “She stopped exercising a few months ago, and since then it’s been all about the baby.”
She could’ve been like Evangeline Lily who never told and was eventually busted by paparazzi at 8 months pregnant while living in Hawaii or Jennifer Hudson who too looked to be about 8 months pregnant when a wayward photographer caught her and her boyfriend out and about, trying to be inconspicuous.
And then we have currently pregnant stars like Megan Fox and Drew Barrymore who each has never really outwardly confirmed their pregnancy, although a People magazine cover photograph of Barrymore with her new husband Will Kopelmann‘s hand on her tummy reveals the obvious and Fox in a bikini in Hawaii, clearly confirming the speculation. January Jones also never officially announced she was pregnant either before giving birth to her son Xander.
There are several reasons celebrities wait until as long as possible to break the news: an interest in privacy and not wanting to be bothered with the “bump watch” craze; having had a history of miscarriage or other loss and a fear of having another loss she’d have to share with the world or a belief that a pregnancy is just not the public’s business that needs to be announced to everyone anyway.
Whatever the reasons, she pulled it off! Congrats to Adele. Bump watch is still on though mama! ha!