Aisling Bea enlists famous friends to reveal first pregnancy

Irish comedian Aisling Bea praised US singer Sheryl Crow, comedian Seth Herzog, actor Paul Rudd and Taylor Swift’s boyfriend Travis Kelce for helping her announce her first pregnancy.

The 40-year-old, who is known for the comedy shows This Way Up and Living With Yourself alongside Rudd, has reportedly been in a relationship with London-based composer, musician and producer Jack Freeman for nearly two years.

On Instagram, Bea shared photos of herself with a face drawn on her “bump” posing alongside US stars Rudd, Herzog and American football player Kelce.

Bea thanked Crow, who she described as an “angel” for allowing her to debut her bump in the “most dignified and classy way possible” as she appeared as a back-up dancer at charity event Big Slick Celebrity Weekend alongside Herzog.

“Sheryl said myself and Seth could be her very professional back up dancers with our ridiculous idea, how on brand! She really does just wanna have some fun, yawl,” Bea said.

She joked: “Just to note if you use sharpie pen on your skin, it will be there for about two days. Just if you are weighing up what a commitment to an idea is worth. Gentle dermatitis is the answer.”

Bea later confirmed: “Yes I am pregnant, this time it’s not a joke about bread” – referencing a social media post in 2021 which saw the comedian share a photograph of her bloated stomach which led to pregnancy speculation.

She later confirmed after the post: “Alas from some texts I’ve been getting – may I highlight that I am NOT pregnant. I am very bloated.”