The latest in denial-confirm madness is Angie Harmon and hubby Jason Sehorn. The former NFL star told Us Magazine "I don't where this all came from – It's hilarious" and then a mere two weeks later a rep told the same magazine that they are "thrilled to announce that they are expecting their third child. The couple originally denied reports that
they were pregnant in an attempt to take back the right to release the
joyous news themselves." So let's get this straight...you denied it personally because you wanted to announce it personally although you had your rep do it for you? Huh?
When Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz announced an engagement in April, they denied it was because of Ashlee's growing bump. Pete wrote to MTV: "There is a witch hunt for people to be pregnant whenever they get engaged in Hollywood. This is all news to me. I can't wait for the story about how I'm really in a gay relationship and this is all just a cover. ... I mean really, this is crazy. ... I mean we're engaged, that's true, and happy about it." Of course, after the wedding, much to nobody's surprise the couple confirmed the pregnancy. Now as for that gay rumor, you may have brought that on yourself, Pete!
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale just welcomed a baby boy, but of course it wouldn't be a real pregnancy for any celeb without riding the denial wagon for four months. We know she's all about starting fashion trends, but we're yet to see someone wear a coat like this unless they're hiding some stolen goods or a baby bump, and it was pretty obvious Gwen was attempting the latter.
In December 2007, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban denied pregnancy rumors only to confirm a week later. To top if all off, Nicole had expressed a desire for a baby to the media just prior to the pregnancy rumors. So basically Nicole's plan went like this: Tell media you want a baby, deny once you get pregnant, confirm a week later. Yeah. We don't get it either.
When National Enquirer broke the news of Jamie Lynn Spears's pregnancy, her rep threatened legal action and issued this statement: “Ms. Spears is a devout Christian with a spotless reputation, who lives in accordance with the highest moral and ethical standards in accordance with her faith...It is pathetic for the National Enquirer to attempt to create a wholly baseless “rumor” that Ms. Spears is pregnant, so it can run a malicious story and false story which would be emotionally devastating to a morally upright 16 year old girl.” Possibly the most passionate denial to date. Too bad Jamie Lynn confirmed it a few weeks later.
This couple gets the award for longest denial. Marc Anthony's rep insisted, "Everyone calls about this every month with the hopes that they'll hit the mark, but no. No." Nevermind that Jennifer Lopez was buying baby clothes all over the place, cancelling shows, and, uh, sporting a way big belly. We were yawning when they finally announced it 5 months later, after J. Lo's shirt blew up at a concert revealing...you guessed it...her way big belly.