27 Celebs Who Were Really, Really Good at Keeping Their Baby News a Secret

Constance Wu

The Hustlers actress welcomed her first child, a baby girl, sometime in 2020, her rep confirmed to PEOPLE.

Wu, who generally keeps her personal life private, had not previously announced that she was expecting a new addition. Her Instagram and Twitter profiles are designated as “defunct” in their respective bios.

E! News was first to report the birth, adding that Wu had a daughter with boyfriend Ryan Kattner.

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Emily & Tyler

The former Bachelorette kept news of her impending fifth child (her fourth with husband Johnson; she also has daughter Ricki with late boyfriend Ricky Hendrick) under wraps until moments before the baby arrived. “Ready or not #5,” she captioned a photo looking down at her bump, which was followed up a day later with a video of baby Magnolia Belle’s arrival. 

“You are the most perfect addition to our family and to say your brothers and sister are already in love would be an understatement,” Maynard Johnson captioned a gallery of family photos on Instagram.

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Mindy Kaling

This news is, as Kelly Kapoor would say, “bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!” Mindy Kaling secretly welcomed another bundle of joy on Sept. 3, 2020. 

During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert the star announced she welcomed her second child, a baby boy named Spencer.

“I’m telling it for the first time now, it feels so strange. But I gave birth to a baby boy on September 3,” Kaling told the late-night host.

“No one even knew you were pregnant!” Colbert said.

“I know! I know! This is news to a lot of people,” the actress said. “It’s true.”

Kaling is also mom to 2½-year-old daughter Katherine. Similarly, Katherine’s December 2017 birth was a bit of a surprise to fans. (Kaling has chosen not to reveal the father’s identity.)

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Justin & Jessica

Timberlake and Biel, who are also parents to son  Silas Randall, 5, quietly welcomed another baby into their family.

Though the couple have not yet commented on the happy news themselves, Timberlake’s fellow former *NSYNC member Lance Bass shared a bit about the new bundle of joy with Entertainment Tonight

“The baby is cute, of course, it’s Justin and Jessica!” Bass said, telling ET‘s Katie Krause that he and the other *NSYNC members knew about the baby “before anyone else did.”

While Bass said that the pair are “very, very happy,” he was mum on the topic of the baby’s name: “That’s a good question, but there’s no way. [Justin] would kill me!”

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Rooney & Joaquin

Mara and Phoenix, who met on the set of the 2013 film Her and got engaged in 2019, surprised fans with the news that they had welcomed their first child together, a son named River after Phoenix’s late brother who died in 1993.

Russian filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky, with whom Phoenix worked on the dialogue-free documentary Gunda, confirmed the name of the couple’s baby during an appearance at the 2020 Zurich Film Festival.

“He just got a baby, by the way,” Kossakovsky revealed. “A beautiful son called River.”

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Joe & Sophie

The Princess of the North! Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner welcomed their first child into the world on July 22, their representatives confirmed to PEOPLE. The couple, who married in June 2019, named their baby girl Willa.

“Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are delighted to announce the birth of their baby,” their statement read. 

Though some had guessed at Turner’s pregnancy, the couple never addressed the speculation until after Willa arrived. Two months after her birth, Turner shared sweet, never-before-seen photos of her baby bump, including one lounging by the pool and another with her husband’s hand resting on it. 

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Billie & Austen

Lourd and Rydell, who got engaged in June 2020, surprised and delighted fans when they announced that they had welcomed their first child together on Sept. 24. 

“👑💙👑Introducing: 💙👑💙Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell💙👑💙” the new mom wrote in her caption, sharing a photo of the little boy’s feet. 

It was only fitting that, for his debut, little Kingston Fisher wore a solar system onesie — he is the grandson of the late Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, after all! 

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Amanda & Thomas

Seyfried and Sadoski welcomed their second child, a baby boy, into the world, confirming their happy (and surprising!) news in a statement to INARA and War Child USA alongside the first photo of their newborn. 

“Since the birth of our daughter 3 years ago our commitment to the innocent children that are so brutally affected by conflict and war has been a driving force in our lives,” the couple said. “With the birth of our son the work of INARA and War Child has become our North Star.” In the sweet photo the couple shared, their baby boy sleepily holds on to his dad’s finger.  

The couple, who married in March 2017 while Seyfried was nine months along in her first pregnancy, also share 3½-year-old daughter Nina. 

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Iggy Azalea

After months of staying out of the spotlight amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the “Fancy” rapper surprised fans with a major announcement on June 10 — she’s a mom!

“I have a son,” Azalea wrote on her Instagram Story. 

“I kept waiting for the right time to say something, but it feels like the more time passes, the more I realize I’m always going to feel anxious to share news that giant with the world,” she added.

The 30-year-old rapper added that she wants to “keep his life private but wanted to make it clear he is not a secret.”

“I love him beyond words,” Azalea said of her newborn, choosing not to publicly share his name or any other details around his birth at this time. 

Azalea is currently dating fellow rapper Playboi Carti, whom fans have speculated she’s engaged to after being spotted wearing a massive diamond ring on her left hand. 

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Cameron & Benji

New year, new baby! Diaz and Madden surprised fans on Jan. 3, 2020, by announcing the arrival of daughter Raddix.

“Happy New Year from the Maddens!” Diaz and Madden began their announcement on Instagram. “We are so happy, blessed and grateful to begin this new decade by announcing the birth of our daughter, Raddix Madden. She has instantly captured our hearts and completed our family.”

The new mom went on to share that while she and Madden “are overjoyed to share this news” they “also feel a strong instinct to protect our little one’s privacy.”

“So we won’t be posting pictures or sharing any more details, other than the fact that she is really really cute! Some would even say RAD,” Diaz continued, adding a smiley-face emoji.

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Rashida & Ezra

They never confirmed their relationship, pregnancy or baby news, but in September 2018, PEOPLE confirmed via a birth certificate that actress Jones and her rumored beau, Vampire Weekend lead vocalist Koenig, had a son named Isaiah the month prior.

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Karla & Marshall

Souza surprised her fans by announcing she welcomed her first child, a baby girl named Gianna, with husband Trenkmann, whom she wed in 2014. The star shared the first photo of her newborn on Instagram in April 2018, writing, “God blessed us.”

“We welcome our healthy baby girl Gianna, and we couldn’t feel more blessed in this moment,” Souza posted on her Instagram Story.

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Kournikova and her longtime love, singer Iglesias, welcomed twins — a boy and a girl — they named Nicholas and Lucy in December 2017. The news came as a surprise to fans since there were no signs on social media that the couple, who have been together for more than a decade, were expecting. “They basically only hang out with family and very close friends,” a source, who “saw [Anna’s] cute belly,” told PEOPLE. “They mostly keep to themselves.”

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Real Madrid player Ronaldo, who was already dad to son Cristiano Jr., welcomed twins — a boy and a girl — in the summer of 2017, he announced by sharing a sweet photo to his Facebook page in June. The babies, named Eva Maria and Mateo, were born via surrogate — ahead of Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez’s own announcement that she was expecting the couple’s first child.

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Three years after Bullock began the process to adopt her second child, the world found out about Bullock’s journey to bring then-3-year-old daughter Laila into her little family, which already included then-5-year-old son Louis. “When I look at Laila, there’s no doubt in my mind that she was supposed to be here,” Bullock told PEOPLE in 2015.

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Two years after welcoming twin sons Cy and Bowie, Saldana and husband Perego welcomed their third child together, son Zen, in February 2017. “Marco and I are elated to share the news of the birth of our son Zen,” Saldana wrote on Instagram, announcing the family’s big news. “We couldn’t feel more blessed with the new addition to our family. #threeboys… oh boy!”

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Smart and husband Oosterhouse announced the arrival of their first child Flora, carried by surrogate, in December 2017 via social media. The baby news came as a surprise as the couple had not publicly revealed their plans to start a family. “After years of fertility struggles I give thanks today to our kind, loving surrogate for carrying her,” Smart wrote on Instagram, captioning a sweet mother-daughter photo.

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In April 2017, Foster’s rep revealed she and husband Griffin adopted a baby girl named Emily Dale, who was born that March. “Our lives are forever changed, and our hearts are exploding,” Foster said.

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During a speech honoring Davis at a 2011 ELLE Women in Hollywood event, Octavia Spencer spilled the beans that her The Help costar became a mom “like, two days ago.” And she was right! Davis and husband Tennon welcomed daughter Genesis that year — a few months after revealing they were planning on adopting.

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This private pair managed to keep Bledel’s pregnancy and their son’s birth under wraps for months, and their baby news would probably still be a secret if it weren’t for her Gilmore Girls costar Scott Patterson. “She’s really blossomed as a woman and now she’s a proud new mother and married and happy,” he told Glamour. “We’re comparing notes because my son [born July 2014] is about a year and a half older than her young son. I’m showing her photos and videos and what to expect.” Bledel’s rep later confirmed that she and Vincent Kartheiser welcomed a baby boy in the fall of 2015.

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Just like the first time around, Mendes and Gosling managed to keep it mum that they were expecting a sibling for their daughter, Esmeralda. Someone sign these two up for the CIA – they’re really good secret-keepers!

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The couple of our teen dreams (it’s Blair from Gossip Girl and Seth from The O.C.!) didn’t let on to the fact that they were expecting their first child together until, well, they stepped out with undeniable evidence. They welcomed daughter Arlo in August 2015. Nearly five years later, in April 2020, the actress once again was spotted with an impressive baby bump while out and about, and Brody confirmed they had a boy later that year.

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Fox didn’t just keep her pregnancy a secret – for a bit there, she kept the father a secret, too! Fox stepped out on a red carpet to promote Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – in the midst of her divorce from husband Green. After a day of rumors, the paternity of her third child was confirmed to be her estranged husband, with whom she reconciled during the pregnancy. The pair announced they had split again in May 2020.

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When Queen Bey makes an announcement, it’s always big. And when she debuted her baby bump at the VMAs in 2011 – when she was already five months pregnant – it was really, really big.

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She was hitting up red carpets (even the 2012 BRIT Awards) when she was five months pregnant – but until Adele was just two months away from giving birth to son Angelo, no one had any idea that the songstress and longtime love Konecki (whom she split from in 2019) were expecting. She eventually announced the news on her website.

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While filming period piece Burke and Hare, Fisher had to keep her baby bump under wraps in a corset – which made it easier to keep it a secret altogether! Her costar Simon Pegg, she says, wasn’t even tipped off by her intense morning sickness. “[He] has no observational skills at all because I had the worst morning sickness. I was totally ill and I think he just thought I was some bulimic actress from Hollywood and he just ignored it,” she said. “He never asked!” She was pregnant with daughter Elula, her first child with husband Cohen, at the time.

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Best way to keep a secret? Get out of town, if you ask Larter. When she and husband MacArthur were expecting son Theodore, Larter decided to leave the country for a little alone time. “It was a very private time for me and my husband and something that I just wasn’t ready to share, so we actually left the country for a while,” Larter later said of her pregnancy. “This was something that I wasn’t ready to share yet.”

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