As baby bumps go, "Fashion Star" mentor Jessica Simpson may be accessorizing with the largest in recent memory.
Though she isn't due for a few more weeks, the 31-year-old's rapidly expanding midsection has kept her in the news, prompting speculation about her health and curiosity over just how many babies she's hiding in there. The singer/actress/designer says her sizable belly is partly due to "a lot of amniotic fluid," which she says will be "like a fire hydrant!" when her water finally does break.
Simpson has also dispelled rumors that she's having a litter, saying "There is only one, believe it or not," but conceded, "I did get knocked up by a baller. A big football player." This abnormally large baby will be the first for the "Dukes of Hazzard" star and her "baller" boyfriend, football player Eric Johnson (32).
While Simpson prepares for what we really hope is a smooth delivery, we can't help but think about some celeb pregnancies of the past and what were formerly some of Hollywood's biggest (single) baby bumps. Though Jessica and her burgeoning belly have definitely given us a new perspective, here's a look at some stars who got quite large during their pregnancies...relatively speaking.
Actress Vera Farmiga, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the 2009 film "Up in the Air," looked both large and uncomfortable while pregnant with her second child. The baby girl, Gytta Lubov Hawkey, arrived on November 4, 2010, and is the second child for Farmiga and her husband Renn Hawkey. To be fair, the 38-year-old is usually so slender that the baby weight was extra startling in her case.
Golden Globe winner Kate Hudson gained 70 pounds during her first pregnancy, and her bump was fast approaching Jessica Simpson's in size. While her first son, Ryder, arrived safe and sound in 2004, Kate did not repeat her over-the-top weight gain with her second pregnancy. When she and fiance Matthew Bellamy welcomed their son Bingham in July 2011, the blonde beauty looked happy and healthy right up through her delivery.
This time last year, all eyes were on a very pregnant Pink, who was expecting her first child with husband Carey Hart. Throughout the month of May, the singer was photographed in flowing dresses and wide-brimmed hats, shielding her face - and her extra-large bump - from the summer heat. On June 2, 2011, the couple became parents to daughter Willow Sage, and the new mom has gotten back into pre-pregnancy shape.
Tori Spelling, who recently defended Jessica Simpson's size, knows what it's like to be very heavily pregnant. The mother of three is expecting her fourth child with hubby Dean McDermott later this year, and she announced her pregnancy a mere five months after giving birth to daughter Hattie Margaret. In September 2011, Tori was photographed looking ready to pop and decidedly uncomfortable in the California heat.
At any rate, our hats are off to Jessica and other expectant moms, and we wish you safe and happy deliveries!
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