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Great expectations: pregnancies on the paparazzi 2012 list

This year started with some high-profile births; from baby Zayed, the newest addition to the Dubai royal family to the delivery of Beyoncé’s daughter Ivy. Here are other famous moms-to-be.

January 10, 2012 4:14 by

  • Bollywood actress Lara Dutta confirmed she was pregnant back in August 2011, although rumours were already flying around months before. The 33-year old former Miss Universe (2000) winner is expecting to give birth in February. This is the first baby for her and husband pro tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi. They were married in February last year and had her hen party in Dubai, reportedly hosted by Splash and Iconic CEO Raza Beig.

  • Egyptian superstar Bushra is expecting a baby girl in March with her husband Egyptian businessman Amro Raslan. She announced her pregnancy in August, saying it has been “the happiest moments of her life”.

    The singer-dancer-actress is still very active with her production company although she says she isn’t straining herself until the delivery. Bushra received the best actress award during the 7th Dubai International Film Festival for her role in the feature film ‘678’. (*Image from AFP)

  • Indian actress-model Shilpa Shetty confirmed her pregnancy on Twitter last December. The 36-year-old, who is famous for her role in UK’s Celebrity Big Brother in 2007, is having her first baby with husband Raj Kundra. Last year, Shetty’s husband reportedly gifted her a flat in Burj Khalifa for their first anniversary.

  • After doubting that Beyoncé really had a pregnancy bump, the paparazzi are now setting their sights on the rising weight of singer-reality TV star Jessica Simpson, who is due this spring. The 31-year old is famous for the reality show about her marriage to now ex-husband Nick Lachey. She is a having a baby with fiancé American football player Eric Johnson. Hindustan Times reports that Simpson is planning to launch a maternity line.*image from

  • Socialite Kourtney Kardashian is pregnant with her second baby with long-time partner Scott Disick. The 32-year old revealed her pregnancy news exclusively to Us Weekly in December. Her first son Mason is two years old.

  • Indian beauty pageant and actress Celina Jiya Jaitley is expecting twins. Jaitley, who is married to Dubai-based hotelier Peter Haag, also announced her pregnancy on Twitter. She tweeted: “"Dear friends Peter and myself seek your blessings on this new journey which we now begin .We are exhilarated & very happy with the news. As for myself its a fabulous new aspect to embracing my womanhood. I feel complete!!”

    Jaitley was secretly married to Haag back in August 2011, which prompted rumours that she was already pregnant at the time. She denied these reports, however.

  • You may not know her by name but you’ve most likely seen Alessandra Ambrosio as one of Victoria’s Secret Angels. If you don’t know her, we’re pretty sure your boyfriend, husband or brother, etc, would. She is pregnant with her second child with businessman fiancé Jamie Mazur. Their daughter is 3-year old Anja Louise. Ambrosio recently walked the VS runway in barely there lingerie even though she was already two months pregnant at the time! (See image on the left.) Now talk about a hot mama!


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