what to expect when a superstar is expecting (and performing)
As a very pregnant Beyoncé prepares to take the Grammy’s by storm this Sunday we cast our minds back to some of our favourite superstars who took to the stage (both literal and metaphorical) while preggo.
Photography Matt Jones, The Name Issue, no. 250, 2005
Anything Demi Moore can do on the cover of Vanity Fair, Liya Kebede can do better, which she proved a million times over in 2005 when she stripped to her birthday suit for i-D's The Name Issue, with her lovely lady lump for all to see.
Danish model Lara Stone also had a baby on board when she got her baps out for i-D. Saying that, we should have probably have replaced those glasses of vino with two jugs of leche.
Beyn there, done that, and yes she's already performed while pregnant, but this time it was at the 2011 VMA's and with one baby in her belly instead of twins.
Bride of Lagerfeld, Ashleigh Good, was positively glowing when she closed Chanel's autumn Couture in 2014, despite being very heavily pregnant. Dressed all in white, and with a line of gilded crystals tracing the curve of her baby bump, Ashleigh was every inch the blushing bride. And the baby wore...couture!
Modelling before he could walk, Riley Dunn made his catwalk debut at the Jean Paul Gaultier spring/summer 10 show, inside his mother's belly. Encased in a corseted brown baby pouch, there hasn't been a more stylish baby.
Julia Restoin Roitfeld
Armed with a teddy bear and big baby bump, Julia Restoin Roitfeld looked like she was ready to pop when she appeared on the cover of i-D in 2012. Who said expectant mothers couldn't be sexy?
Talking of twins, Jenny from the Block performed an entire tour with her hubby Marc Anthony while pregnant with Max and Emme. That was eight years ago, feel old yet?
Gwen Stefani also had a bun in the oven during her Harajuku Lovers tour. In fact, she was mid stage when she announced it, telling the crowd to "sing so loud that the baby hears it!"
Miranda Kerr was five months pregnant when she walked the spring/summer 11 show for Balenciaga. Sporting a houndstooth print coat and killer flats, maternity wear never looked so chic.
Alessandra Ambrosio & Lily Aldridge
Fearing she wouldn't fit into any of the clothes because of her growing baby bump, Brazilian babe Alessandra Ambrosio nearly had to cancel her appearance as Victoria's Secret Head Angel, back in 2011. Luckily for her, little Noah was so tiny that he could be tucked away beneath a beautiful pink corset. Of course, Alessandra wasn't the only pregnant Angel that year; Lily Aldridge was expecting her own little angel with Kings of Leon hubby Caleb Followill. Walking while up the duff? Try styling it out with a lilac tutu and shimmering wings.
Slightly left field, but apparently Judy Garland was 4 months preggo with Liza Minnelli during the filming of Till the Clouds Roll By. They don't tell you that in the end credits. Although Liza will tell you herself.
Text Tish Weinstock