With the recent entry of Halle Berry into the celebrity mom-to-be media fest, Kim Kardashian and the former Kate Middleton face some tough new competition. With the ravishing royal no longer making headlines for feeling rotten and the reality TV star pushing the fashion envelope past its ripping point, the "Monster's Ball" actress has been stealing the limelight just for being the newest baby mama on the block.
Here is how the contest stands right now:
Mommy-to-Be #1: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (the former Kate Middleton)
The wife of Prince William merely needs to breathe oxygen to fascinate her fans, so even her mostly boring pregnancy has gotten plenty of media attention. Most recently, for instance, there was an entire article devoted to how lovely she looked in a recycled red coat. One reporter wrote breathlessly, "Kate Middleton is positively ravishing in red!" Apparently, the Versace coat, which she wore at some parade in 2006, hid her baby bump, and the comparison (see photo here) of her wearing the same coat six years ago and today made for a fun, "Look how much she's changed" moment.
Earlier in the pregnancy, the Duchess had some actual health drama that turned into a dreadful tragedy. When she was hospitalized for extreme morning sickness, a radio prank by some Aussie DJs led to an embarrassed nurse committing suicide.
Mommy-to-Be #2: Kim Kardashian
From sex tape star to pregnant-woman-still-married-to-another-man, Kim Kardashian knows how to keep the media hanging on to every move she makes. Instead of going the modest maternity clothes route, the Kimster has made it her business to show off her baby bump whenever she can. In this photo, Kim is wearing a stretchy white top that accentuates her curvy tummy -- just in case anyone forgot for two seconds she was pregnant.
The much maligned brunette was defended by Gwyneth Paltrow this week against critics who fat shamed her. "I think that women should support each other, especially through pregnancy," she told a celebrity website. "It's a difficult time and I think Kim Kardashian looks absolutely beautiful." Such moral support from Britain's other royal highness could only make the "Temptation" actress's stock soar higher.
Mommy-to-Be #3: Halle Berry
After wowing everyone with her sexy outfit on Leno last month, Halle Berry is making headlines as the latest celeb to have a bun in the oven. At 46, the hot actress is the oldest of the three and the only one to call the pregnancy an oops. She recently told a TV reporter, "I thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So it's been a big surprise and the most wonderful."
It is also the second time around for the actress, who just flew to South America for the premiere of her new movie "The Call." Berry has a five-year-old daughter, Nahla, with her former boyfriend Gabriel Aubrey with whom she custody battled.
So which of these pregnant celebrities are you most curious about? Weigh in below.
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