Earlier this week Anne Hathaway announced to the world, and confirmed everyone's suspicions, that she's expecting a little bambino via an uncharacteristically candid Instagram post. Looking ecstatic and radiant as ever against a stunning beach backdrop, the Les Misérables star revealed her pregnancy using an image she was happy with, taken with her consent, before the press did it for her.
Of course we're over the moon for Hathaway and her husband, Adam Shulman, and can already imagine how totally adorable their child will be.
Also, it's pretty great to have role models such Hathaway (and the other 10 celebrities listed below) who present their pregnancies as blissful, beautiful and serene, namely because I haven't yet reached the maternal instinct phase yet and still picture pregnancy as something akin to Rosemary's Baby.
So on that note, here are 10 awesome celebs who have stood up and proudly shown off their beautiful pregnancies to the world:
1. Demi Moore
Demi Moore's naked, pregnant, body covered Vanity Fair back in 1991 and caused huge controversy at the time for its unabashed nature. The image has since become iconic and has been imitated numerous times, as you will see later.
2. Kim Kardashian
Rebutting vicious media claims that she was faking her second pregnancy with husband Kanye West, Kim Kardashian stripped bare to prove that she was very much baring child. If further evidence was needed, KimK gave birth to a real human around a month ago.
3. Naya Rivera
Star of Fox TV musical Glee, Naya Rivera showed her bump off in a series of beautiful images created for Yahoo.
4. Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys stripped bare for more reasons than one to announce her pregnancy. By painting a peace sign on her belly, the 'Fallin' singer aimed to draw attention to her We Are Here campaign. The movement tries to bring influential people together to create an impact for the greater good of the planet.
5. Kourtney Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian got her clothes off for DuJour to celebrate her pregnancy in style.
6. Christina Aguilera
It's hard to deny that pop princess Christina Aguilera's 'stripped' pregnancy photo shoot is anything but beautiful.
7. Kelly Rowland
Ex-Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland proved she's the ultimate Independent Woman with her high-powered photoshoot.
8. Claudia Schiffer
Claudia Schiffer gave off some serious Demi Moore vibes with her naked pregnancy cover for Vogue magazine.
9. Jessica Simpson
As did Jessica Simpson in her adorable cover shoot for Elle magazine.
10. Britney Spears
AND, as you can never get too much of a good thing, Britney Spears played homage to Moore's Vanity Fair cover too.