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

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.

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.

WHCD: Our Fave Celeb Moms head to Tonight’s #NerdProm 

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Tonight is the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, also known as “Nerd Prom. ”

It’s a time when DC hosts Hollywood A-Listers and journalists that cover the White House at the annual event thrown by the membership group of journalists and TV correspondents.

During the cocktails then dinner event, DC’s political elite mingle with Tinsel Town’s.

Traditionally, the President of the United States speaks and roasts the media, political allies and foes and blend in pop culture.

This will be President Barack Obama’s last Nerd Prom.

Celebrities come as guests of various news organizations.

Tickets are coveted and hard to get. I’ve never even ever bothered to try to network my way into an invite.

You practically have to pledge your first child.

This year, I noticed that frequent Nerd Prom goer Kerry Washington is a guest.

She posted a photo of herself inside the White House in front Hillary Clinton‘s First Lady portrait.

Also, noticed that our other Bumpwatch alum Tamera Mowry-Housely and family are also in town. I’m assuming she will be a guest of her husband, FOX News Correspondent Adam Housely.


So fun! The Housley’s at the #thewhitehouse ❤️

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*** UPDATE! She attended the TIME and PEOPLE magazine’s annual pre party with Fuller House Star Candace Cameron Bure.

UPDATE ** And Washington looked stunning walking the red carpet at the event today and yesterday attending pre-parties.


  #Gladiators, #KerryWashington has arrived to #NerdProm looking like a queen! ? #WHCD | ?: Larry Busacca/Getty Images   A photo posted by People Magazine (@people) on

It appears Gabriel Union is in town too based on her Instagram photo today tagged “The White House”.  Looks like the annual Tammy Haddad Garden brunch that takes place the morning of the event.

Hmmm…I wonder if she will be in town too.

UPDATE*** She is here and is Snapchatting her experience. Woot! Check her dress and hair for the Nerd Prom!

Ready for #WHCD … Follow me on snapchap gabunionwade … That elevator reach tho ???

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