I feel like I have to give Lake Bell some public props for successfully hiding her pregnancy from us for so long. She casually announced it by showing off her pregnant belly in a snug-fitting pantsuit at a party last night, but the evidence of a bun in her oven has been right under our nose for months now AND WE MISSED IT.
But we’re only human after all, so instead of dwelling on my failures and going to sit in a dark corner to sulk, I’m going to congratulate Lake. Because she really did a stellar job of keeping the news to herself until she was ready to share it. (Which might not sound like that big of an accomplishment, until you consider that we live in a world where Jennifer Aniston can’t step out her front door without us all pulling out our magnifying glasses to examine her belly for baby traces.)
Congratulations, Lake! On the baby and on out-smarting us. I hope I’m correct in assuming those things are equally important to you.
In order to properly understand how successful Lake’s deception was, you need to see some photos of what she usually wears. So take a gander at these:
All extremely tight-fitting, short, body-hugging, whole nine yards. Girl likes a fitted frock, and I know that because I had to scroll back all the way to 2011 to find a time she wore something baggy.
Until this year. Check this out, you guys! She’s so crafty, and we didn’t even notice!
Well hello…button up shirt, bulky coat, and PANTS!
My my, what a lot of drapery!
How did you get away with this? You pregnancy-hiding magician!
Annnnd finally the reveal!
I guess that’s one of the benefits of not being crazy A-List famous, that you can wear a looser-fitting dress and not have the pregnancy police down your neck. But now that you’ve officially let them know you’re expecting, prepare to have them allllll the eff over you for the next however many months. Wahoo!
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