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The stork is on its way! Andi Eigenmann, Phoemela Baranda among celebrities who are expecting

By PINKY S. ICAMEN Published Nov 20, 2020 10:29 am Updated Nov 25, 2020 5:37 pm

Photos and videos of baby bumps seem to be everywhere on social media this quarantine period, including of celebrities who have announced that they are expecting or shared gender reveal photos to the delight of fans.

Babies bring hope, happiness and purpose, so the arrival of these little ones this year or early next year may usher the moms-to-be into a hopeful new beginning.

Here are blooming expectant celebrity moms—some about to pop—who are eagerly awaiting their bundles of joy to arrive.

Rachel Ann Go

Rachel Ann Go and her husband Martin Spies are about to be first-time parents. Photo from www.instagram.com/gorachelleann

Singer and West End actress Rachel Ann Go first announced her pregnancy in her YouTube channel where she and husband of two years, Martin Spies, are seen happily showing off her belly and documented Rachel’s visit to the doctor for a routine check up.

The London-based actress and her husband also took to social media to announce that they are expecting a little one.

She admitted in her post that pre-pandemic, she was not ready to have a baby yet. But when the pandemic hit and everything was shut down in London where she and her husband are currently based, she realized that “maybe this is the right time to start a family.

Rachel shared that she was initially reluctant to pray for a baby because she had doubts if she is ready to be a mom, she wanted to be sure. But when she and her husband prayed, it was answered right away.

“I remember someone told me before that we will never know when we are ready, We just have to trust in His desires and will for us.”

At the end of the post, she also encouraged women who are in different situations when it comes to pregnancy. For those who might be scared to face motherhood, Rachel said to remember that women are strong and don’t let other people’s experiences turn them off.

For those who have been praying for a baby for a long time, she said, “Just be patient—His timing is always perfect.”

And for those who might have experienced a loss, “God is not over writing your story yet—His timing is always perfect.”

Andi Eigenmann

Actress Andi Eignemann is pregnant with her third child, and second with her partner, pro-surfer Philmar Alipayo. She is due to give birth in 2021. 

In August, Andi revealed her pregnancy through a video on her YouTube channel as she greeted Philmar on his birthday, who was then in Siargao.

“We can’t wait to go back there and be complete again soon with you, me, Ellie, Lilo and our newest happy islander on the way. I am so happy to be building this family with you and I hope you consider this an amazing gift for you on your birthday,” she said.

Ellie is Andi’s daughter to actor Jake Ejercito, and Lilo is her first child with Alipayo.

Phoemela Baranda

TV personality and model Phoemela Baranda announced yesterday through an interview with Preview.ph that she is expecting her second child at 40!

She also posted on Instagram her photo, shot by Doc Marlon Pecjo, showing off her baby bump in the nude.

Phoemela said in her interview that she and her partner, businessman and race car driver Jason Choachuy, planned the pregnancy. She has a 21-year-old daughter, Kim, whom she introduced to the public in 2013.

Aicelle Santos

Singer and theater actress Aicelle Santos is eight months pregnant with her first child with former GMA-7 news reporter Mark Zambrano. The couple married in November 2019.

In the midst of strict lockdowns in Metro Manila in June, Aicelle shared on social media news of her pregnancy. She posted a photo of Mark kissing her belly with the caption, “You are our hope, that this world will become better. We can’t wait to meet you, anak. Your father and I love you so much. Chill ka muna diyan sa loob ha.” 

In an interview with The STAR’s Ricky Lo, Aicelle and Mark revealed they are naming their daughter “Zandrine Anne Santos Zambrano.”

Sheena Halili

Kapuso actress Sheena Halili revealed in an Instagram post in June that she is expecting her first child with her husband, lawyer Jeron Manzanero. She was 13 weeks pregnant at the time.

In July, the couple, who got married in February, shared on social media that they are expecting a baby girl in through photos from their gender reveal party.

Emma Roberts

American Horror Story star Emma Roberts revealed in August that she is expecting her first child, a boy, with partner Garrett Hedlund.

Emma Roberts and partner Garrett Hedlund. Photo from www.instagram.com/emmaroberts

In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live! Emma shared that it was her mother, Kelly Cunningham, who inadvertently revealed on social media that the actress was pregnant. Emma also admitted that she blocked her mother on Instagram at some point because of what happened.

Emma shared the foods she is obsessed with during her pregnancy with Glamour, which include Sprinkles cupcakes and Salt & Straw ice cream. She also appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine’s December 2020 issue, which makes her the first pregnant woman to grace the magazine’s cover.

Karlie Kloss

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Former Victoria’s Secret Angel Karlie Kloss debuted her baby bump yesterday with a video she posted on Instagram.

The video confirmed the rumors that the model is expecting her first child with her husband of two years, Joshua Kushner. The couple recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary.

Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale and husband Christopher French are excited for the arrival of their first child. Photo from www.instagram.com/ashleytisdale

Former Disney Channel star Ashley Tisdale is now a mom-to-be.

The actress and her husband, Christopher French, took to Instagram to share the news in September with a photo of them standing in front of each other, lovingly gazing at Ashley’s tummy. www.instagram.com/ashleytisdale

Ashley and Christopher, who have been married since 2014, also shared on Instagram that they are expecting a baby girl through photos of their gender reveal.

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore. Photo from www.instagram.com/mandymooremm

Singer and This is Us star Mandy Moore is pregnant with her first child and she and her husband, musician Taylor Goldsmith, are expecting a baby boy. 

In an Instagram post, Mandy shared a carousel of black-and-white photos of her and her husband smiling, with him resting a hand on her stomach, with the caption “Baby Boy Goldmsith coming in early 2021.” The couple has been married since 2018.

Kelly Rowland

Kely Rowland with her son Titan. Photo from www.instagram.com/kellyrowland

Singer and 1/3 of Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland is expecting her second child with her husband Tim Witherspoon. They have a five-year-old son, Titan.

In an interview with Women’s Health magazine, whose cover she she graced, Kelly revealed that she and her husband have been thinking about having a second child for a while “and then COVID happened, and we’re just like, ‘Let’s see what happens.” She also shared that she got pregnant quickly after they started trying for another child.

Hilary Duff

Actress and Singer Hilary Duff is a soon-to-be mommy of three!

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She announced her pregnancy on Instagram where she posted a Boomerang of herself and husband Matthew Kona with the caption, “We’re growing! Mostly me…”

This will be Hilary and Matthew’s second child, as their first, Banks. was born in 2018. Hilary’s eldest is Luca, her child from her ex-husband Mike Comrie.

While in the topic of buns in the oven, here are some iconic celebrity maternity photos—from glam to etheral.

Beyonce’s pregnancy announcement photo, while pregnant with twins Rumi and Sir, was once the most liked Instagram photo in 2107. The photo was shot by conceptual artist Awol Erizku.

Demi Moore was pregnant with her second daughter, Scout, with her then husband Bruce Willis in this iconic Vanity Fair cover in 1991. It was Annie Leibovitz who shot Demi’s cover photo.

Supermodel Cindy Crawford was seven months pregnant when she graced the W magazine cover, shot by Michael Thompson, in 1999.

Tennis superstar Serena Williams graced the Vanity Fair cover, shot by Annie Leibovitz, while pregnant with her daughter Olympia in 1997.

Alternative rock star Alanis Morissette in a serene underwater shoot while pregnant with her second child Onyx Solace in 2016.

Rapper Cardi B posted a series of maternity glamour shots to signal the arrival of her daughter Kulture in 2018.

In a stunning photoshoot for Iris Covet Book in 2018, shot by Greg Swales, Eva Longoria floats on water in a sheer nude gown, revealing her baby bump.

Model Gigi Hadid looks angelic in her black-and-white maternity photos, shot by duo Luigi and Iango. She and partner Zayn Malik welcomed their daughter in September.

Beyonce’s pregnancy announcement photo, while pregnant with twins Rumi and Sir, was once the most liked Instagram photo in 2107. The photo was shot by conceptual artist Awol Erizku.

Demi Moore was pregnant with her second daughter, Scout, with her then husband Bruce Willis in this iconic Vanity Fair cover in 1991. It was Annie Leibovitz who shot Demi’s cover photo.

Supermodel Cindy Crawford was seven months pregnant when she graced the W magazine cover, shot by Michael Thompson, in 1999.

Tennis superstar Serena Williams graced the Vanity Fair cover, shot by Annie Leibovitz, while pregnant with her daughter Olympia in 1997.

Alternative rock star Alanis Morissette in a serene underwater shoot while pregnant with her second child Onyx Solace in 2016.

Rapper Cardi B posted a series of maternity glamour shots to signal the arrival of her daughter Kulture in 2018.

In a stunning photoshoot for Iris Covet Book in 2018, shot by Greg Swales, Eva Longoria floats on water in a sheer nude gown, revealing her baby bump.

Model Gigi Hadid looks angelic in her black-and-white maternity photos, shot by duo Luigi and Iango. She and partner Zayn Malik welcomed their daughter in September.

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