These Sneaky Celebrities Managed to Keep Their Secret Babies Under Wraps
Living life in the public eye isn't easy, so it's no surprise that several celebs have basically gone into hiding in an effort to keep their pregnancies secret. The paparazzi often don’t respect celebrities’ personal lives, but these super-sneaky stars managed to welcome new babies into the world with no one knowing. From hiding a growing bump to keeping a child's birth a mystery, you may still be surprised by some of these well-kept baby secrets.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are exceptional secret keepers. In fact, no one actually knows the exact birthdates of their three kids. Photos of the Lively-Reynolds girls are few and far between, but when Reynolds got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, James and Inez were front and center for the first time ever.
While a lot of people speculated about Kylie Jenner's pregnancy, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star kept the whole thing a secret and didn’t share any pregnancy photos until after she gave birth. Jenner and her now-ex, Travis Scott, welcomed their daughter Stormi Webster in February of 2018. The reality star simply wanted to take it all in without living that part of her life in the public eye.
Actress Ellie Kemper hasn’t been shy about sharing pics of her baby bumps, but when it comes to going into labor, she and her husband prefer to keep things on the downlow.
Beyonce and Jay-Z conceived their first child in 2011 but kept the pregnancy a secret until the right moment for the reveal — the MTV VMAs. Beyonce took to the stage for an epic performance that ended with her rubbing her belly, confirming her pregnancy. At the time, Bey was already five months pregnant.
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Million Dollar Listing New York star Luis D. Ortiz quietly became a dad and didn't introduce his daughter Leela to the world until September of 2019 when she was already six months old. Since welcoming the baby, Ortiz and Leela's mom have decided to raise her in Puerto Rico.
Ricky Martin has been super-private about growing his family. Most recently, he and his husband Jwan Yosef welcomed their fourth child. The duo introduced their baby boy to the world on social media with very little fuss.
Fans were shocked to learn that Trey Songz had welcomed a baby in 2019. The rapper took to social media to share a black-and-white photo of himself holding a baby's foot. A few hours later, he shared another photo of a sleeping baby and officially announced that he had become a dad.
Adam Driver became a father and didn't tell anyone that he had a son. In fact, it wasn't until his son was two that the public found out that Driver was on daddy duty in his spare time.
Shahs of Sunset star Jessica Parido managed to keep her entire pregnancy quiet, surprising fans two months after she gave birth.
Nicole Kidman and her husband Keith Urban welcomed their second child without the world knowing. The couple used a surrogate to carry the baby, introducing her to the world after she was born. Faith Margaret made the Kidman-Urban clan a family of four in 2010.
Laura Linney didn't want the public involved in her pregnancy in any way, shape or form. In fact, she was able to keep her entire pregnancy, labor and birth a secret. The Ozark actress and her husband Marc Schauer welcomed their only child back in 2014 — and Linney wasn't ever photographed with a baby bump!
Eva Mendes and her beau Ryan Gosling were pretty secretive when they first got together — and they still are. When Mendes got pregnant with the couple's first child, the news was hush-hush. When the baby girl was born, sometime in September of 2014, no birth announcement was made.
Ellen Pompeo and her husband Chris Ivery quietly welcomed their second child in 2014. They became a family of four after a surrogate gave birth to their daughter, Sienna May. The Grey’s Anatomy actress hid her entire pregnancy and was successful in keeping the paparazzi off of the trail.
This actress keeps her child completely out of the public eye. In fact, no one has ever seen her little one. When Bledel was pregnant, she didn't tell anyone outside of her inner circle. Nine months later, when she and her husband Vincent Kartheiser welcomed their baby boy, they kept that a secret, too.
Perhaps it hasn’t been super-challenging for Donald Glover to keep his kids a secret, but when he revealed that he had welcomed a baby boy, the world was quite surprised. The comedian, actor and musician made the announcement during his acceptance speech at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards. The child's name is Legend.
Sandra Bullock was in the middle of the adoption process when her then-husband Jesse James was exposed as a sex addict. The actress went on with the adoption, keeping the details completely private. She welcomed her son Louis in 2010.
Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego are parents to twin boys, Cy and Bowie. However, when the couple welcomed their third child, they were able to do so secretly. Saldana went into labor and gave birth without tipping off the public or the paparazzi. The world met baby boy Zen Perego after he was home.
Tennis star Anna Kournikova and her longtime love Enrique Iglesias surprised the world when they introduced their twins, Nicholas and Lucy. The best part? No one even knew that Kournikova was pregnant. The babies were born on December 16, 2017. A few months later, Kournikova shared a throwback photo of herself at 37 weeks pregnant.
In 2018, Drake's secret son was outed thanks to a diss track. It was Pusha T who leaked the bombshell news, shocking fans around the world, and Drake eventually came clean. He had gotten adult film actress Sophie Brussaux pregnant. The Canadian rapper came clean with the public by way of a track of his own. His son, Adonis, was "confirmed" on Drake's album Scorpion.
Charlize Theron adopted her second child without letting the public know. Theron wanted the process to be something that she could enjoy without having the public all in her business. Her daughter, named August, was adopted just after Theron broke things off with Sean Penn.
Back in 2018, it was reported that actress Rashida Jones and her boyfriend, Vampire Weekend lead singer Ezra Koenig, welcomed their first child. However, the report didn't surface until a couple of months after Jones gave birth.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's secret baby remained a secret for nearly 20 years. Joseph Baena was born to Mildred Baena two decades ago. Mildred served as a housekeeper in the Schwarzenegger-Shriver household. It turns out that the former "governator" had an affair with her and she ended up getting pregnant with his child — while he was married to Maria Shriver.
Surprise! It's a girl. Owen Wilson took a paternity test after a woman named Varunie Vongsvirates claimed that he was the father of her baby. Turns out she was right. The little girl is Wilson's third child, but very little is known about her and his relationship with her mom.
Jessica Chastain kept her pregnancy a secret and didn't even announce that she'd welcomed a baby. She and her husband chose to keep their personal lives completely out of the public eye and were successful in doing so. It wasn't until Chastain was spotted on set in Boston pushing a baby stroller that the public was clued in.
Isla Fisher and her husband Sacha Baron Cohen haven't been too forthcoming when it comes to information about their kids, and that is by choice. In fact, when Fisher got pregnant with her third child, the only reason people found out was because she left Now You See Me 2.
It's no secret that Eddie Murphy is a ladies' man; he has 10 kids with a few different women. However, one of his kids was a bit of a secret, even to him. When Spice Girl Mel B. got pregnant, Murphy denied being the baby's father. After the baby was born, however, a paternity test put all of the denials to rest.
Hugh Grant fathered three children in a fairly short time span at the age of 53. Two of the children were with Tinglan Hong, and the third was with Anna Eberstein. The public didn’t know that Grant was the father of Eberstein’s child until his name appeared on the birth certificate. The document became public nearly a year later, showing Grant as the child's dad.
Simon Cowell started dating Lauren Silverman in 2009. At the time, she was married, so the two carried on a secret relationship. A couple of years later, Silverman found out that she was pregnant. Despite coming forward about their relationship, the two kept things about the pregnancy fairly quiet. Their son was born on February 14, 2014. They named the baby Eric.
Adele announced that she was pregnant with her first child on her blog in June of 2012. However, she requested that the public give her and her then-husband Simon Konecki privacy through the pregnancy, and that's exactly what happened.
Steven Tyler's daughter was a secret to everyone, including him. He didn’t know about his daughter, Liv, for almost eight years. Up until that point, Liv thought that her dad was Todd Rundgren, her mom's live-in boyfriend at the time. However, as Liv got older, she started to resemble the Aerosmith frontman and the truth was eventually revealed.