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2007 Most Shocking Headlines: Surprise Pregnancies

We've been counting down the most shocking headlines of 2007, and we'll be revealing one more each day through December 21. We hope you enjoy this look back at some of the posts and stories that we certainly weren't expecting to see.

If 2006 was the year of celebrity babies, then 2007 was the year of surprising celebrity pregnancies. Salma Hayek started it off with her seemingly out-of-the-blue pregnancy/engagement one-two punch, but little did we know the other shocking announcements we had coming. After months of speculation that we never took seriously, we had trouble believing Nicole Richie's pregnancy, even after she confirmed it. From wrong way on the freeway DUI to beaming mom-to-be in under a year. And then, when we least expected it this week, Jessica Alba announced that she, too, would become a mom in 2008. Other fabulous notable baby bumps like Halle, J Lo, and Christina were just as exciting but not as shocking. All in all 2007 was a year filled with baby surprises, so we'd like to send a big congratulations to all of the celebrities who will be expanding their families in 2008!

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ashley-22 ashley-22 8 years
This list needs to be updated because hands down the winner of this one is Jamie Lynn Spears, a celebrity preggers at 16, WOW, that is shociking!!
savilerow085 savilerow085 8 years
OMG its ashame popsugar didnt wait 2 more days for this poll to add Jamie Lynn Spears' pregnancy to the list...that would have TOPPED them all... im shocked. why i dont know, but I thought she seemed grounded, normal, very Miley Cyrus-ish. So sad...another Spears with no career soon...:( that poor little baby
savilerow085 savilerow085 8 years
OMG its ashame popsugar didnt wait 2 more days for this poll to add Jamie Lynn Spears' pregnancy to the list...that would have TOPPED them all...im shocked. why i dont know, but I thought she seemed grounded, normal, very Miley Cyrus-ish. So sad...another Spears with no career soon...:( that poor little baby
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
lol now ... Jamie Lynn Spears... takes the cake... talk about shocking!
mallorycurtis mallorycurtis 8 years
yeah, pregnancy, fine, good...whatever happened to MARRIAGE?? it's sad that a star getting engaged without being pregnant is more surprising than an unmarried star getting preggers.
DoeADeer DoeADeer 8 years
I think Jessica probably announced it early so she wouldn't have to deal with the same paparazzi frenzy and tabloid headlines that Christina and J.Lo did. By not announcing their pregnancies, they actually made them a bigger deal. More pictures were written and more stories told to "prove" their pregnancies. I think Jessica is following in Hallye's footsteps--smart move.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 8 years
I found Jessica's the most shocking, simply because she announced it before there was even any baby bump speculation. Nicole was a close second.
wicca_08 wicca_08 8 years
I'm surprised Nicole got herself ready.
longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 8 years
alba....completely caught me off guard - i think it caught her off guard too!!!!
shopaholic194 shopaholic194 8 years
I was totally shocked by jess alba's announcement! Cuz its not like there was any buzz about it!
ariyana_anthony ariyana_anthony 8 years
:Barf:
ariyana_anthony ariyana_anthony 8 years
:Barf:
ariyana_anthony ariyana_anthony 8 years
:Rotfl: :?
ariyana_anthony ariyana_anthony 8 years
:Rotfl: :?
flutterpie flutterpie 8 years
kevin-there is nothing wrong with being a single mom if you have support which celebs have.
el_roach_0 el_roach_0 8 years
Jessica's pregnancy was shocking. I cannot wait to see Nicole's baby! I wonder what it is! It's great she turned her life around. I think she wil be a wonderful mom!
ariyana_anthony ariyana_anthony 8 years
i was SO HAPPY 4 JLO when she announced her pregnancy!bcuz she wanted it for years! :)but Jessica Alba made me shock def!!
ariyana_anthony ariyana_anthony 8 years
i was SO HAPPY 4 JLO when she announced her pregnancy!bcuz she wanted it for years! :) but Jessica Alba made me shock def!!
ley ley 8 years
i feel like 2007 is the year that celebrities got too kinky
cleegiants cleegiants 8 years
hmm, i totally missed the jessica alba announcement. woah! but congrats to all the new and coming parents.
pargie pargie 8 years
Jessica & Nicole, both shocking!
creepupmytee creepupmytee 8 years
Jessica Alba, definitely.
creepupmytee creepupmytee 8 years
Jessica Alba, definitely.
kevin-girl kevin-girl 8 years
What's so shocking about celebs having babies?What is so shocking is celebs with money not being able to afford birth control (or self control, is it?).What's with all these unwed moms? I'm no prude, by any means, but I thought we'd gotten smarter than that. I also thought being a celeb meant you had the money and wherewithall to be a little smarter about protection.Color me shocked!
kevin-girl kevin-girl 8 years
What's so shocking about celebs having babies? What is so shocking is celebs with money not being able to afford birth control (or self control, is it?). What's with all these unwed moms? I'm no prude, by any means, but I thought we'd gotten smarter than that. I also thought being a celeb meant you had the money and wherewithall to be a little smarter about protection. Color me shocked!
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