A couple of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch moms Zoe Saldana and Hayden Panettiere used the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to confirm their respective pregnancies.
While getting a bucket of ice and water poured on their head to raise funds and awareness for the debilitating Lou Gehrig‘s disease, each star made their first public acknowledgment that they are with child.
The viral sensation has been going around social media for a while now. The ALS Association, which works on awareness, research and a cure for the rare disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, saw the challenged and got celebrities involved. The star aspect has been successful in getting the group to raise over $41 million, the New York Times has reported The foundation received $19.4 million in proceeds last year, but thanks to 739,000 new donors, the ALS Association doubled its donations in one month, it said.
Saldana actually didn’t pour ice water over her head but had her hubby do it instead.
“I am accepting James Gunn‘s challenge to take on the ice bucket challenge in support of finding a cure for ALS…,” the Guaradians of the Galaxy star said while rubbing her pregnant belly. “Obviously, I can’t do it myself so I nominate my husband to take on the challenge.”
The Avatar actress and her hubby Marc Perego then nominated James Cameron, Aileen Getty, Ron Burkle, and Francois Pinault to accept the challenge next.
Well…technically, there is nothing stopping a pregnant woman from getting ice and water poured on her head…and in fact, Panettiere one upped Saldana by actually going through it herself.
The Nashville star summoned help from her buddy Dancing with the Star’s Derek Hough to pour the ice, but just before she said, “I accept my ALS Challenge. I renominate Kacey Musgraves — you’re not getting out of this, [fiance] Wladimir Klitschko, and my unborn child.”
“Couldn’t figure out how to post it on twitter,” Hough, who is currently guest starring in an upcoming role on Nashville, wrote in the caption. “So I’m posting it for her.”