Bumping along! MTV’s Video Music Awards have become a popular place for pregnant stars to showcase their budding bellies.
In fact Laura PerlongoThis has been done twice. In 2016, the Michigan native’s bare baby bump was on display in an unzipped green jacket, a silver body chain and black pants. Her husband was also there. Nev SchulmanShe cradled her stomach, and she knelt down on the ground to kiss it. She was wearing a matching green button up.
Two years later Perlongo was also pregnant with her, and the couple were married. Catfish star’s second child, she opted for a tamer maternity look, pairing a red pantsuit with a white crop top and black heels.
The couple announced in April 2021 that baby number. 3 was on the way, aren’t the only parents who have turned the VMAs carpet into a makeshift maternity shoot. 2011 BeyoncéAnnounced that she and Jay-ZThey were expecting their first baby without saying a single word. Queen Bey simply wrapped her arms around her baby bump and smiled for the cameras.
Inside the show, the “Love on Top” singer began her performance by saying, “Tonight I want you to stand up on your feet. I want you to feel the love that’s growing inside of me.” When the song ended, she unbuttoned her blazer and rubbed her stomach.
“I put a lot of thought into how I wanted to unveil it,” the former Destiny’s Child member told Harper’s BazaarLater that same year. “It was important to me that I was able to do it myself. I was extremely nervous. It was the toughest red carpet I ever did … I decided to say nothing and proudly show my baby bump. I felt it was more powerful to see the love and enthusiasm as opposed to saying anything.”
Blue Ivy, her daughter, was born in 2012 and followed by twins Sir (2017 arrival)
While expecting his first child with then-fiancée Nicole Tuck,DJ Khaled proved he was ready for fatherhood on the 2016 VMAs red carpet, placing a protective hand on Tuck’s growing belly. The couple returned to the event in 2016 with Asahd, matching in Versace gold outfits.
The producer shared their news after welcoming their second son, Aalam in 2020. Use Weekly exclusively why he and Tuck weren’t rushing to have baby No. 3.
“Whatever God gives us, I’m ready. Me and my queen, we talk about it once in a while,” he told UsIn July 2021. “She just had two boys, our two beautiful boys and [I want to] make sure that she’s right. … Our mothers, our wives, our queens, y’all are so beautiful and special and y’all do so much. Just to have a baby is a lot, in a beautiful way.”
The “Wild Thoughts” artist continued, “I mean this in the most humble way. I’m so beautiful. She falls in love with me every time she looks at my face. And when she looks at me, it’s easy to fall in love. The exciting thing about our relationship is that it’s never a dull moment. She keeps me grounded too, and when we’re on the same wavelength, it’s fireworks.”
Scroll down to see the other celebrities who have sported maternity looks on this iconic red-carpet red carpet over time.