Cardi B confirmed swirling pregnancy rumors with an elegant bump reveal during her Saturday Night Live debut on Saturday (April 7). A hip-hugging custom white Christian Siriano gown served as a stunning method to break the news during her performance of “Be Careful,” which had fans blowing up Twitter as soon as the surprise reveal happened.
Cardi’s first performance as a publicly mom-to-be now has us reflecting on some of our favorite baby announcements from music’s biggest names, from Beyonce’s MTV Video Music Awards reveal to Carrie Underwood’s punny Instagram announcement. Take a look at some of the most memorable.
Rumors were swirling that Cardi had a bun in the oven, and she used her highly anticipated SNL performance of “Be Careful” to confirm the news that all of her fans were eagerly awaiting.
Dogs often take the role of couples’ first “babies,” and thankfully, Underwood‘s approved of the first human baby to join the family. Claps to the country star for time-consciously announcing on “Labor” Day.
Kevin & Danielle Jonas
The oldest Jonas Brother announced his second child with wife Danielle in an adorably comedic photo, as he studies up by reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Danielle is preparing by stuffing her face with junk food, as any expecting mother should be.
Fergie announced her first child via throwback photos of herself and her actor husband Josh Duhamel. Inevitably, the caption includes a hashtag we’d only hope the Black Eyed Peas member would use: “#mylovelybabybump.”
The singer and fashion designer cleverly incorporated her first pregnancy announcement into a Halloween costume, revealing that she was going to be a “mummy.”
— Jessica Simpson (@JessicaSimpson) October 31, 2011
The singer used her 31st birthday to share the exciting news that she and NFL quarterback husband Russell Wilson were expecting with an adorable picture of the two embracing her baby bump.
The Lady Antebellum singer followed up her original pregnancy announcement with a trio of tutus, confirming that she’d be having not one, but twin daughters.
We are overjoyed to be having TWO more girls! Eisele is so excited to have her very own living baby dolls. Chris and I are beyond grateful that we get to raise a household of little ladies, and can’t wait to watch and help them grow into kind, independent, and confident women! Now we wait with great expectation (and many prayers) for them to get here safely!
Beyonce (Baby Announcement No. 1)
A Yonce performance is always remarkable, but her 2011 MTV Video Music Awards may still be known as her most newsworthy. Following a dynamic performance of her hit “Love On Top,” Beyonce unbuttoned her sparkly purple blazer to reveal a bump that she happily rubbed as the camera panned to her hubby JAY-Z in the audience (and a super-pumped Kanye West giving him a congratulatory hug).
Beyonce (Baby Announcement No. 2)
Naturally, Beyonce topped herself with her second pregnancy announcement, sharing this jaw-dropping staged photo of herself in full bloom to announce Blue Ivy’s twin younger siblings Rumi and Sir. At the time, the stunning image took over as the most-liked picture on Instagram, and a year later, it’s still awe-inspiring.
Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott
Just when social media users thought Beyonce had broken Instagram with the millions of likes on her pregnancy announcement, Jenner’s first peek of Stormi topped Bey’s 11 million likes by a whopping 6 million more (the picture now has nearly 18 million likes). The reality and social media star initially revealed her rumored pregnancy with a touching video of herself and Scott, which now has more than 86 million views.