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KINDLY INFORM EVERYONE THAT YOU'RE SIMPLY LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE
Pregnancy rumors started swirling after Halle Berry stepped out in a formfitting sequined dress in June 2017, but the actress was quick to point out that if she had anything in her belly, it was simply a food baby. "Can a girl have some steak and fries??" she captioned a cheeky Instagram photo, accompanied by a winking emoji. Yes you can, Halle; treat yourself.
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WRITE AN ESSAY
Jennifer Aniston, 47, used the power of the pen to slam pregnancy rumors and the incessant scrutiny of her body. "For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up," the actress wrote in a scathing essay titled "For the Record" posted on The Huffington Post. "This past month in particular has illuminated for me how much we define a woman's value based on her marital and maternal status," she continued. "The sheer amount of resources being spent right now by press trying to simply uncover whether or not I am pregnant (for the bajillionth time... but who's counting) points to the perpetuation of this notion that women are somehow incomplete, unsuccessful, or unhappy if they're not married with children."
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CONFIRM THAT THE RUMORS AREN'T, IN FACT, TRUE
When rumors started circulating that Jessica Biel was pregnant with baby #2 … she called hubby Justin Timberlake just to make certain she wasn't, she told Ellen DeGeneres. "I heard that and I called Justin. I was like, 'Are we [having another baby]? No. Oh, okay, cool," she joked. "He usually knows more than I do about everything."
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Nicki Minaj doesn't simply shoot down baby rumors – she reminds you where babies come from. (And reminds you of her real name, which is always a surprise.) "No matter wut he, or anyone else says, Onika Tanya Maraj won't b pushing anyone1 out her vajayjay, until she's married. Now check that," the rapper Tweeted, shutting down buzz that she's pregnant with boyfriend Meek Mill's baby.
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THROW SOME SOCIAL MEDIA SHADE
In light of rumors that Kylie Jenner was eight months pregnant, the reality star took to Twitter to shut the whole thing down in 140 characters (or less). "People been thinking I'm pregnant for 8 months now … CLEARLY I'm not pregnant!" Basic logic: Pregnancy can't last forever.
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BLAME RYAN SEACREST
He's one of the most powerful men in Hollywood – of course he's to blame. "I bet Ryan Seacrest started the rumor," Giuliana Rancic said in 2008 when pregnancy buzz began. "And now when I do get pregnant, no one will care."
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RECRUIT YOUR MOM
"I'm here to clear the rumors up. The truth is that it's not Beyoncé that's pregnant. It's me," Tina Knowles told Ellen DeGeneres in 2010 (long before Blue Ivy's arrival), addressing reports that her daughter and Jay Z were expecting. "I'm kidding y'all. With all the rumors, by now I should have five or six grandchildren."
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LOL IT OFF
The idea that Justin Bieber got both Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez pregnant was so absurd that all Cyrus had to do was post a tabloid cover of her and Gomez and its sensationalist headline, "PREGNANT BY THE SAME MAN," to expose the ridiculousness of the rumor. (Her caption: "And by the same man we mean @justinbieber.")