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These A-listers managed to hide pregnancies despite living in the public eye

DESPITE living in the public eye, Nicole Appleton stunned fans by announcing she had given birth after hiding her pregnancy.

From Robbie and Ayda to Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, these A-listers also managed to keep news of their impending arrivals off the grid.

Nicole Appleton, 45, & Stephen Haines, 48

 Nicole Appleton, 45, gave birth to a baby girl after keeping her pregnancy secret from ALL her friends
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Nicole Appleton, 45, gave birth to a baby girl after keeping her pregnancy secret from ALL her friendsCredit: Eroteme
 The star named the little girl Skipper Hudson Haines
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The star named the little girl Skipper Hudson HainesCredit: Eroteme

BABY: Skipper Hudson Haines, two months.

REVEALED: After the birth, on March 12, 2020.

KEEPING MUM: Nicole, who is already mum to Gene, 18, by ex-hubby Liam Gallagher, managed to keep schtum about her pregnancy even to friends, only announcing the news once Skipper had safely arrived. By posting old gym snaps throughout her pregnancy, she threw everyone off the scent.

NICOLE SAID: “After hiding my pregnancy, I can finally announce our incredible news! I’m sooo happy!”

Cardi B, 27, & Offset, 28

 Cardi B's baby with Offset was her first child
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Cardi B's baby with Offset was her first childCredit: Matrix
 Cardi B and Offset named their daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus
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Cardi B and Offset named their daughter Kulture Kiari CephusCredit: Eroteme

BABY: Kulture Kiari Cephus, 22 months.

REVEALED: Seven months into the pregnancy.

KEEPING MUM: In a bid to keep her bump hidden, Cardi sported oversized clothes, including at a performance in a Miami nightclub where a metallic billowy dress kept fans none-the-wiser. It wasn’t until she revealed all in a tight white number on Saturday Night Live in April 2018 that the pregnancy was confirmed.

CARDI SAID: Addressing why she decided to keep being pregnant a secret, Cardi commented that people want to: “Scrutinise and try to destroy something that [is] supposed to be a blessing.” Deep.

Cameron Diaz, 47, & Benji Madden, 41

 Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden announced the birth of their daughter a week after the birth
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Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden announced the birth of their daughter a week after the birthCredit: Getty Images

BABY: Raddix Madden, four months.

REVEALED: A week after the birth.

KEEPING MUM: The couple, who got hitched in 2015, kept the birth of Raddix under wraps until she was a week old, before announcing it on Instagram. It triggered a lot of speculation over whether Cameron carried Raddix herself or if a surrogate was used, but armchair detectives have noted that her last public appearance was in May 2019, so it was possible for her to have hidden a pregnancy.

CAMERON SAID: "We 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.”

Eva Mendes, 46, & Ryan Gosling, 39

 Eva and Ryan were able to hide the impending arrival for 38 weeks
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Eva and Ryan were able to hide the impending arrival for 38 weeksCredit: Getty Images
 Eva also managed to hide her pregnancy with eldest daughter Esmeralda for seven months
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Eva also managed to hide her pregnancy with eldest daughter Esmeralda for seven monthsCredit: Mega

BABY: Amada Lee Gosling, four.
REVEALED: 38 weeks into the pregnancy.

KEEPING MUM: The sickeningly gorgeous pair managed to surprise us all in 2016, when it was revealed by E! News that Eva was just a couple of weeks away from giving birth to their second child. But then, their eldest daughter, Esmeralda, five, was also kept secret until Eva was seven months gone.

RYAN SAID: “I feel very lucky that we have a beautiful, healthy daughter, who is an angel.” Aww!

Jessica Biel, 38, & Justin Timberlake, 39

 Justin and Jessica announced she was expecting six months into the pregnancy
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Justin and Jessica announced she was expecting six months into the pregnancyCredit: Getty Images
 Justin and Jessica named their child Silas Randall Timberlake
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Justin and Jessica named their child Silas Randall TimberlakeCredit: Xposure

BABY: Silas Randall Timberlake, five.

REVEALED: Six months into the pregnancy.

KEEPING MUM: Although there was some speculation from early on, it wasn’t confirmed until an announcement via our fave Trousersnake’s Instagram page on his birthday no less, which showed him kissing Jess’ baby bump. He wrote: “This year I’m getting the greatest gift ever. I can’t wait!”

JUSTIN SAID: That the things he’s learned from fatherhood “have been profound”.

Jack Fincham, 29, & Casey Ranger, 29

 Jack says he hid Casey's pregnancy to ensure it was a peaceful time for her
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Jack says he hid Casey's pregnancy to ensure it was a peaceful time for herCredit: Dan Charity - The Sun
 The arrival of Blossom was announced one day after long-term friend Casey gave birth
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The arrival of Blossom was announced one day after long-term friend Casey gave birthCredit: Backgrid

BABY: Blossom, four months.

REVEALED: One day after the birth in January.

KEEPING MUM: Despite winning Love Island 2018 with then-girlfriend Dani Dyer, 24, Jack became single again after the pair called it quits last April. Nine months later, fans discovered that Jack was dad to a baby girl by long-term friend Casey. With a snap on Instagram, the busy boy revealed that Casey had given birth to their daughter and that the two of them would be co-parenting.

JACK SAID: “I kept the pregnancy a secret so her mum could have a peaceful pregnancy, and she did.”

Robbie Williams, 46, & Ayda Field, 41

 Robbie and Ayda announced the arrival of Beau a few days after the birth
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Robbie and Ayda announced the arrival of Beau a few days after the birthCredit: Getty Images
 Robbie said the arrival of Beau meant they were 'officially complete as a family'
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Robbie said the arrival of Beau meant they were 'officially complete as a family'Credit: Eroteme

BABY: Beau Benedict Enthoven Williams, three months.

REVEALED: A few days after the birth in February.

KEEPING MUM: Robbie and Ayda were already parents to daughter Coco, one, son Charlie, five, and daughter Teddy, seven, when they announced the happy arrival of baby boy Beau on Valentine’s Day earlier this year. He was carried by the same surrogate as Coco, their youngest daughter, although he is biologically both Robbie and Ayda’s son.

AYDA SAID: “We are so blessed to have our healthy son safely in our arms and are officially complete as a family.”

Robbie Williams cradles baby Beau as Ayda Field shares tender video after surprise arrival of fourth child via surrogate  

 

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