Breaking big news using social media is becoming the norm for our celebs. Check out these recent big stories that have broken via Facebook, Twitter and even personal blogs:
1. Social Media: Jessica Alba
We were actually very surprised to see Alba announce that she was pregnant with her second child via Twitter and Facebook back in February. The Mexican America actress is normally intensely private with her personal life. But in retrospect, it does make sense for the stars to take control of their own major news and get ahead of any tabloid or paparazzi trying to break it for them! Over the weekend, Alba took to her social media pages once again to announce the birth of little Have Garner Warren, daughter number 2—here's to a happy and healthy baby and mami!
2. Social Media: Roselyn Sanchez
Last week, Roselyn Sanchez took to Twitter to let the world know that she and her hubby Eric Winter were pregnant! "I have great news! Eric and I are expecting our first baby! We feel so blessed and excited. Thank you for all your well wishes and prayers. They mean the world to us.// Tengo buenas noticias! Eric y yo estamos esperando nuestro primer bebe. Nos sentimos bendecidos y felices. Gracias por todas sus oraciones y buenos deseos," she posted. The 38-year old Without A Trace star was married to Winter in 2008 and this will be the first child for both.
3. Social Media: Eva Longoria
In November 2010, Eva Longoria shocked the world when she announced via her Twitter page that she was indeed filing for divorce from her hubby of three years, San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker. “It is with great sadness that after 7 years together, Tony and I have decided to divorce," Longoria tweeted. "We love each other deeply and pray for each other’s happiness."
4. Social Media: Demi Lovato
Unhappy with rumors swirling in the press that Joe Jonas had broken up with her over the phone, Demi Lovato took to Twitter to set the record straight about her love life in May 2010. “"There are so many crazy rumors flying around today. I'd like to clear a few things up,” she announced via her Twitter account, which has been disabled for months. “First, Joe and I did split but it wasn't over the phone. Things didn't work out but we'll remain friends. Secondly, I am NOT dating anybody already. Nothing is more important to me than the relationship I have with my fans... Just thought you guys should know this.”
5. Social Media: Ricky Martin
In March 2010, Ricky Martin announced to the world through his personal website that he is “a fortunate homosexual man.” The singer also explained why he had, up to that point, been so hush-hush about his sexual orientation." He stated: “These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn't even know existed.”
6. Social Media: Paulina Rubio
Paulina shared the good news with her fans first when she took to Twitter in May 2010 to announce that she was going to be a first-time mother. The Mexican pop singer, who gave birth to son Andrea Nicolás in November, wrote: “Life has a new meaning... guys, I want to confess with great excitement you’re going to be aunts/uncles!!! I am going to be a mom!!!! Love u all- P.”
7. Social Media: Kirk Acevedo
Boricua actor Kirk Acevedo took to his Facebook in May 2009 to share the news about his dismissal from the hit Fox show with his fans: "WELL BOYS AND GIRLS THEY DONE DID YER BOY WRONG! THEY FIRED ME OFF FRINGE, AND IVE NEVER BEEN FIRED IN MY LIFE!!!!" When Latina.com reached out to confirm the news, he told us: “It’s called not picking up my option. But at the end of the day, you got fired!”
8. Social Media: Shakira
Shakira told the world that she split with her boyfriend of over a decade, Antonio de la Rua, via her official website, citing the fact that they had just grown apart. In January 2011, she stated: “Since August 2010, we made a mutual decision to take time apart from our romantic relationship. Throughout this time we have continued to work together hand in hand, have remained close and have kept the details absolutely private until now.”