By Alesandra Dubin
January 08, 2015
Jessica Biel

It's time to call a spade a spade: Jessica Biel is pregnant.

Yes, rumors have swirled for months that Justin Timberlake's bride was expecting the couple's first child, but the star never confirmed. So we hung back and waited expectantly (ahem) for an official pregnancy announcement to come down. So far, it hasn't — but a photo snapped yesterday of the star dressed casually in West Hollywood clearly shows a significant baby bump (as does the one shown here). The jig is up.

So Jessica is apparently going to be one of those stars who simply never officially confirms the obvious news. In that way, she'll follow in the footsteps of the likes of Zoe Saldana, who let her bump (twin bump, no less!) grow and grow without any official discussion of the matter. And then one day she delivered, and that was that!

Being all up in pregnant stars' business is my job. And as much as I enjoy it—even lamenting here just yesterday how Blake Lively's fabulous pregnancy in the public eye was simply too short—I have to respect a family who wants to keep their joyful personal news just that.

Let the sweet nesting happen behind closed doors, while all the speculation happens on the other side of them.

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Alesandra Dubin is a new twin mom. She's also a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

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