Celebrity Gender Reveals: How Stars Shared the Boy or Girl News

From spilling the beans on TV to clever social media posts to big reveal parties, see the fun ways celebs shared whether they were having a boy or a girl.

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The Celebs: Rob and Bryiana Dyrdek

How They Shared the News: Instagram

The skateboarder dad and model mom—who are already parents to son Kodah Dash—arranged a confetti surprise for the sex of their second child, popping a giant balloon to reveal an explosion of pink. "We decided to wait and let it be a surprise and as you can tell by our reaction we were very surprised!" Dyrdek posted on Instagram. "We are so blessed and thankful. We can't wait to welcome our little princess into our family."

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The Celeb: Jason Aldean
How they Shared The News: Instagram

Looks like it’s going to be a boy for country singer Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany Kerr! Aldean shared the big news over on his Instagram, where he posted a cute image of himself and Brittany holding a couple of “It’s a Boy” and “It’s a Girl” balloons, along with the caption: “Today is the day..... whats it gonna be? boy or girl! #genderreveal.” Later, he added a video of the pair popping a four other balloons along with Jason’s daughters Kendyl, 9, and Keeley, 14. And when each one exploded into a generous spray of blue confetti, the whole fam started jumping up and down and hugging each other in excitement. Aww… congratulations, guys!

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The Celebs: Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen

How They Shared the News: Looks likes it’s gonna be another bouncing baby boy for the “I Like You Just the Way I Am” stars. After announcing pregnancy No. 2 with the help of a NoseFrida, Mollen took to Instagram to share the Bigg gender news in a pretty hilarious way. “To quote Beyonce ‘I have two penises,’” she captioned a gorgeous shot of herself giving off bohemian vibes in a long blue dress with her hands resting on her bump. “Not twins. Just mine and the one inside me #Itsaboy.” The new addition is due in early October, and will join 3-year-old brother Sid. Congrats to the whole Bigg beautiful fam!

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The Celeb: Tori Spelling

How She Shared the News: Baby number five for Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott was the first member of the family to have a surprise gender reveal party. Spelling made the announcement on E! News, using a holiday theme to declare the boy-or-girl news: The whole family walked in to see a beautiful tree, covered in blue tinsel and blue ornaments. "Well, it's a tie-breaker, boys win!" the former 90210 star said, as the older kids Liam, 9, Stella, 8, Hattie, 5, and Finn, 4, munched on blue candy canes. "We're just going to have to have one more then."

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The Celeb: Savannah Guthrie

How She Shared the News: On the Today show

Savannah Guthrie revealed live on the Today show that her second child with husband Mike Feldman will be a boy! First, the host surveyed the crowd outside Studio 1A—the majority guessed correctly that she was having a boy—then she moved inside to officially make her announcement by accepting a blue milkshake from Matt Lauer, just as a plane flew overhead outside trailing an “It’s a Boy” banner. The little guy will join big sister Vale, 2, who is very excited to meet her new “baby brudder.” "It's already enough upheaval for a little girl to have to have a new baby, so we gotta tell you what kind of baby," Savannah explained. "So baby brudder is on his way in December!" 

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The Celeb: Olivia Wilde

How She Shared the News: Twitter

Looks like it’s going to be a girl the second time around for Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis! The currently preggers Vinyl star—already mama to 2-year-old son Otis—took to Twitter over the weekend to support Hillary Clinton and low-key announce the news that baby #2 is going to be a daughter. She tweeted a link to a new political ad posted by Clinton’s campaign that features a mash-up of Donald Trump’s disrespectful comments about women and their bodies, then wrote in the caption: “As someone who is about to have a daughter, this hits me deep in my core.” We can already picture the #ImWithHer onesie, can’t you?

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The Celeb: Desiree Hartsock

How She Shared the News: Instagram

Bachelorette couple Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried just announced they are expecting something made of snips, snails, and puppy-dogs’ tails. “We are so excited to share that we will be having a little baby BOY!” the soon-to-be first time mom shared on Instagram, along with a photo of the excited, expectant parents holding, aptly, a puppy and a baseball. Hartsock added, “Our hearts are so full of love for our little man already and we can't thank you all enough for the extra love you've shared during this special time.”

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The Celeb: Kevin Jonas

How He Shared the News: Instagram

When it came time to reveal the gender of his second child with wife Danielle, the former JoBro turned to his 2-year-old daughter Alena for a little help. He gave the little sweetie a big pink heart-shaped balloon to hold with the words 'Baby Girl' written across it, then snapped a few pics and posted them in a collage to his Instagram feed with the caption “We're having a GIRL!!!!!!!!”

Awwww, so stinking cute!! The expectant mama also got in on the reveal action, over on her own Instagram feed, where she posted a video of her family placing bets on the baby’s gender using two jars—one filled with peanut M&Ms and labeled 'Nuts,' the another filled with plain M&M's and labeled 'No Nuts.' Get it? Don’t worry—it took us a minute, too. But it’s pretty hilarious, right? And in the end, of course, Danielle’s mom excitedly holds up the plain, no-nuts M&Ms jar to announce it’s a girl.

Congrats all around to this adorably nutty family!

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The Celeb: Ashley Hebert Rosenbaum

How She Shared the News: Twitter & Instagram

It’s baby number two for the former Bachelorette and her husband J.P. Rosenbaum—and this time it’s going to be a girl! The reality star to took Twitter and Instagram to share the news that the couple will soon be welcoming a little sis for their 19-month-old son Fordham Rhys.

The expectant mama posted an artfully arranged shot of pink baby booties and a positive pregnancy test resting on a blackboard with the words “Ashley + JP + Ford + Baby Girl = Heart” written on it. She captioned the pic: “I can’t hold it in any longer… My heart is bursting with love now that we’re #ClearblueConfirmed! These booties are just the start, can’t wait to stock up on cute tutus and sparkles for my #babygirl! #ClearbluePartner.”

So sweet… congrats guys!

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The Celeb: Candice Swanepoel

How She Shared The News: Instagram

The stunning Victoria's Secret Angel announced the news that she and fiancé Hermann Nicoli are expecting a boy by sharing what may just be the sexiest maternity shot ever with her 8.8 million Instagram followers. The black-and-white photo features the model rocking a pair of unbuttoned jeans that perfectly accent her baby bump... and well, nothing else.

That's right—Swanepoel went totally topless for her big gender reveal, with nothing but her left hand keeping the announcement out of NSFW territory. "My Not so little boy," the hot mama-to-be captured the image, then tacked on both the baby boy and the heart emoji.

The post may be racy, but it's also stunning. And it quickly racked up close to 500,000 likes. Flaunt it if you got it, Candice! 

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The Celeb: Christian Colon

How He Shared the News: Twitter video

Kansas City Royals shortstop Christian Colon and wife Kayla announced their baby's gender in a very fitting way. The mom-to-be threw a pitch to her hubby at Kauffman Stadium following a game against the Atlanta Braves—Colon gave a mighty swing, and the ball exploded to reveal pink powder. It's a girl!

"Mia Rose, I can't wait to hold you in my arms!  Daddy's little princess!!!" the soon-to-be dad tweeted along with the adorable video of the reveal.

Apparently the baby's gender was an authentic surprise to the parents; before the ball smash moment, only Kayla's sister knew a girl was on the way for the MLB couple.

Congratulations, team!

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The Celeb: Lacey Chabert

How She Shared the News: On her blog for People.com

The Mean Girls actress confirmed in February via Twitter that that she and husband Dave Nehdar are expecting their first child. Now Chabert has revealed on her blog that the baby is a girl! So fetch! "Much to my surprise, we were able to find out the sex around 12 weeks through a routine blood test," Chabert wrote. "I sat on pins and needles the following two weeks that we awaited the results. Then early one morning the doctor called with the test results "Congratulations, you guys are having ... a baby girl!"

Which can only mean one thing: On Wednesdays she'll wear pink! The former Party of Five star already has five nephews, so news that the family would finally be welcoming a little girl into the mix was very exciting. "We would have of course been thrilled with either sex and hope to have both one day," Chabert said. "Secretly though, I've dreamed of having a little girl first my whole life." No news on name choices yet, but we're pretty sure Regina is off the table. Congrats, guys!

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The Celeb: Ali Fedotowsky

How She Shared the News: Her blog and Instagram

The former "Bachelorette" announced she's expecting a baby girl with an adorable pic of her and fiancé Kevin Manno lounging in the grass in front of a bouquet of pink balloons. The soon-to-be daddy is also seen looking lovingly down at a little white onesie that reads "Daddy's Girl" across the front. "We're having a GIRL!!! I can't wait to snuggle with her and kiss her little cheeks!!!" Fedotowsky wrote on Instagram. "...thank you all for loving our little girl right along with us! And thank you grandma @joannemanno for this adorable onesie!" She shared more details and photos from the reveal in a post on her blog.

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The Celeb: Audrina Patridge

How She Shared the News: Her blog and Instagram

"The Hills" alum took to Instagram to post an adorable pic with fiancé Corey Bohan at her baby shower, then dropped a major bomb in the caption: "It's been so hard keeping my mouth shut, So happy to finally announce!!! "IT'S A GIRL" :)!" The gender reveal came via confetti poppers from Thimblepress and a big basket from Sugarfina filled with pink and yellow candies and an adorable pair of metallic pink baby shoes. "Corey and I can't wait to meet our baby girl," Patridge wrote on her blog, where she posted more photos from the reveal. The couple plans to tie the knot after their little bundle's arrival this summer.  

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The Celeb: Freddie Freeman

How He Shared the News: Twitter video

We've seen many different kinds of gender reveals, but this one is a home run.

Atlanta Braves' All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman and his pregnant wife Chelsea decided the big moment should take place on the baseball diamond, natch. So they had a ball filled with either pink or blue powder that Chelsea pitched to her hubby, who had his bat at the ready.

The couple claims they had no idea what their baby's gender was until Freddie's bat connected with the ball to release blue powder. Adorably, Freddie and Chelsea embrace after learning they will welcome a baby boy this September.

Congrats to the soon-to-be parents!

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The Celeb: Kelly Clarkson

How She Shared the News: On Instagram

The American Idol alum posted a sweet pic of her 16-month-old daughter, River Rose Blackstock, on Instagram—and casually dropped a gender reveal in the accompanying text! She wrote, "In other news, River's gonna have a little baby brother :) #itsaboy We're so excited!"

The gender reveal's "oh-by-the-way" tone matches the singer's spontaneous, on-stage, I-didn't-plan-to-say-this pregnancy announcement, where she stopped and addressed the crowd, saying: "I was not planning on announcing this, but—I'm totally pregnant!" 

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The Celeb: Kristin Cavallari
How She Shared the News: On her app
It's a girl for Cavallari and hubby Jay Cutler! The couple posed for a sweet photo -- black and white photo except for a pair of shocking pink Converse sneakers -- to share their exciting news. The whole family is eager for a little girl to be joining the Cutler crew: "The boys are so excited for a little sister!!!!!!," reads the photo's caption.

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The Celeb: Molly Sims
How She Shared the News: On her website
Talk about pretty in pink! The supermodel mama announced her pregnancy in an adorable way on her website last September, and her gender reveal was equally cute: a photo of Sims, dressed in a hot pink tunic and holding a bouquet of bubble gum-colored balloons, pointing to one that read, "It's a girl!"

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The Celeb: Hilaria Baldwin
How She Shared the News: Instagram
Just days after announcing on Instagram she was expecting baby number two with hubby Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin posted another pic on the social network that revealed the gender of the baby on the way. The shot shows a lineup of women's stiletto boots, men's loafers, little girl's pink sneakers (the couple already has a daughter together) and a teeny pair of navy blue loafers -- boy shoes, for sure! In the accompanying caption, she wrote, "So we have an announcement to make...can you guess??" She added five heart emojis in -- can you guess what color? -- blue!

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The Celeb: Carrie Underwood
How She Shared the News: At the Country Music Association Awards
When you find out the sex of your baby, you might be so excited that you want to share with as many people as possible -- basically, your family, friends, and coworkers. But for Carrie Underwood, that meant the entire live and broadcast audiences for the CMAs. After some prodding, she whispered the gender into cohost Brad Paisley's ear. And he pretty much immediately blew the secret. "We could name him Garth," he said, to which Underwood responded, "What's wrong with you? You gotta be kidding me. You kept that secret for a whole two minutes." A blown baby secret? Now, that's something many of us can relate to!

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The Celeb: Donald Faison
How He Shared the News: In a People.com interview
After announcing wife CaCee Cobb's pregnancy with a precious social media pic of their son, the actor revealed to People.com that CaCee has a baby girl on board. And he also shared that the second pregnancy is much more challenging for Cobb. "It's much different this time around," he said. "Before, I feel like pregnancy for my wife was a little bit easier. Right now she's having the hardest time carrying this baby. The baby's healthy, thank goodness, but it gets crazy -- I hear especially when you're having a girl."

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The Celeb: Kelly Clarkson
How She Shared the News: Twitter
Kelly Clarkson knows just what CaCee Cobb is going through. The singer revealed her own tough experience with pregnancy and revealed her baby's gender at the same time. "We just found out we're having a girl officially! I knew it! Only a girl could cause this much drama with all this vomiting ha!" she tweeted.

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The Celeb: Jill Duggar Dillard
How She Shared the News: People.com
The 19 Kids And Counting star's hubby, Derick, told People.com that the couple was expecting a boy, and said: "As a new dad, to have a firstborn son to be our first child and be the leader of his siblings, it is very special." Jill told People.com that she thought she was carrying a girl, but her parents and grandma all thought it was a boy. Obviously mom Michelle has plenty of experience in this regard!

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The Celeb: Gwen Stefani
How She Shared the News: Instagram
The rocker told the world she and hubby Gavin Rossdale had another boy on the way with an Instagram photo of her wearing a crown. Why? Well, she captioned the snap "I was ready to hand over the crown, but I guess I am still queen of the house. #itsaboy #surroundedbyboys" If you're keeping track, that's one hot mama in a household of four men, including sons Kingston and Zuma, and now little Apollo!

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The Celeb: Josh Duhamel
How He Shared the News: On Live! With Kelly and Michael
During a TV appearance, Fergie's hubby let the world know the couple was expecting a son in a pretty unmistakable way -- though without any words at all. When show host Kelly Ripa asked him to choose between pink or blue Kelly and Michael all-in-ones that the producers had prepared -- and with a little coaxing from the audience -- he chose the blue one!

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The Celeb: Snooki
How She Shared the News: With a gender-reveal video on her website
Here's a cute way to announce baby's sex that doesn't require a celeb's budget or resources to pull off: Snooki's hubby, Jionni, already knew the sex of the couple's baby, and he put a bunch of balloons in the corresponding color in a box. With video rolling, Snooki held son Lorenzo as she opened the box. The verdict? Pink! She then posted the photo online to share with her fans.

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The Celeb: Melissa Rycroft Strickland
How She Shared the News: Instagram
The Bachelor alumna revealed the news of her second baby's gender in a super-sweet way -- literally. She gathered a group of loved ones for cupcakes filled with icing in a color that would reveal the big news. She had her 2-year-old daughter, Ava, have the first bite -- revealing blue for boy! And she posted a frosting-covered family photo on Instagram to share the news more widely with fans.

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The Celeb: Kevin Jonas
How He Shared the News: Instagram
The good old sonogram social media post is a tried-and-true way to announce both a pregnancy and a gender. But not all sonogram pics are created equal -- and it so happens that Kevin Jonas and wife Danielle got a particularly cute one to share with fans. Before posting, they painted a pink bow on the head of the baby, who was sucking her thumb in the womb!

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The Celeb: Lil' Kim
How She Shared the News: Instagram
The pint-size rapper cut right to the chase when she announced her baby's gender by posting a save-the-date for her upcoming shower on Instagram. The all-pink, Hello Kitty-themed invite said "It's a girl!" And a crown motif foreshadowed her baby's name: Royal Reign!

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The Celeb: Eva Amurri Martino
How She Shared the News: WhoSay
The Saved! actress used her WhoSay account to share the news with fans that she was having a baby girl by way of the cutest photo: a shot of teeny red shoes alongside Mom's hot red heels! A corresponding Twitter post that nodded to Beyoncé's hit underscored the point: "Who run the world? GIRLS!" she tweeted.

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The Celeb: Alyssa Milano
How She Shared the News: On her website
The star announced that her second baby would be a girl in a video shot in the dressing from of her ABC series Mistresses. "I wanted to share with you guys that I am expecting a little... sweet... baby... girl," she gushed in the video. "David, Milo and I could not be happier. Truly, we could not be happier. So exciting!"

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The Celeb: Kim Kardashian
How She Shared the News: On Keeping Up With the Kardashians
All of us have our own reality shows as a platform to reveal our big personal news, right? Uh, not. But of course that's just how Kim Kardashian did it: She found out she was having a girl with Kanye West through an ultrasound appointment, also attended by her mom and sisters, all filmed for E!'s KUWTK.

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The Celeb: Chris Kirkpatrick
How they Shared The News: Twitter

'NSYNC alum Chris Kirkpatrick and his wife Karly are expecting a boy! Kirkpatrick took to Twitter to share the happy news alongside a photo of the couple in front of a paintball crossbow and sign that said, “Boy or girl?” and “Baby Kirkpatrick” at the bottom. The blue paint splatter offered the big reveal, and the 45-year-old dad-to-be wrote, “@IamCKirkpatrick + @MagicKar + crossbow = gender reveal #babyboyboyboy!” Too exciting! Congrats to the happy couple!