As we all sit waiting for the royal baby to be born, Hollywood appears to be having a mini-baby boom of its own. And the actresses involved are making the announcements in a simple, direct way: by showing up on the red carpet with very visible baby bumps. Last night, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds showed up to the premiere of his new movie and, through Lively’s dress, let the world know they’re expecting their third child.
Keira Knightley also did something similar: She, her new baby bump, and husband, James Righton, arrived together last night at the Chanel J12 cocktail party in Paris. This will be the second child for the couple, who are already parents to a daughter named Edie.
Knightley also showed off her growing bump at the Chanel Cruise Collection fashion show today in a flowy dress:
It’s not surprising that the couple didn’t make some huge announcement, as they are notoriously private. Knightley has, though, made comments on how motherhood has changed her life and her career. “There’s that sense of, like, I don’t give a f–k,” Knightley told Harper’s Bazaar UK last year. “Once you’ve had that whole experience of leaking breasts everywhere and the messiness of it—there’s no control, it’s animalistic. I feel that in a funny way with acting it sort of helps; there is no embarrassment any more.”
The actress also wrote a fairly controversial essay last fall criticizing the expectations put on women in general, and famous women like Kate Middleton, after giving birth. “We stand and watch the TV screen. She was out of hospital seven hours later with her face made up and high heels on. The face the world wants to see. Hide. Hide our pain, our bodies splitting, our breasts leaking, our hormones raging,” she wrote. “Look beautiful, look stylish, don’t show your battleground, Kate. Seven hours after your fight with life and death, seven hours after your body breaks open, and bloody, screaming life comes out. Don’t show. Don’t tell. Stand there with your girl and be shot by a pack of male photographers.”