People.com Celebrity These Celebrity Moms Hid Their Baby Bumps with 'What?' See how Eva Mendes, Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson and other celeb moms-to-be kept their pregnancies under wraps By Michelle Tauber Michelle Tauber Twitter Michelle Tauber is the Senior Editor overseeing Royals coverage at PEOPLE. She has been covering the royal family for PEOPLE since 2000, including William and Kate's wedding, Meghan and Harry's wedding and the births of the royal children. Formerly PEOPLE's first and only Head Writer, she has written a record-breaking 250+ cover stories spanning celebrity, crime and human interest. A graduate of the University of Florida, she lives in Orlando. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on December 2, 2020 01:24 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: INF; XPosure; WireImage They’re undercover mothers. When Eva Mendes stepped out on July 9 after news broke that she and Ryan Gosling are expecting their first child together, the actress employed a tried-and-true tradition among expectant celeb moms: bump blocking. Mendes went for the full-on block, using a large Longchamp Le Pliage Héritage handbag and the equivalent of a load of laundry. Effective, but not the most comfortable-looking. Other famous moms-to-be have also gotten creative when it comes to keeping their growing bellies from view: Princess Kate employed a strategically placed floral bouquet (dainty), Nicole Richie used a pillow (comfy), Kim Kardashian went for a water bottle (sporty) and Jessica Simpson opted for one of her favorite oversized purses (handy). But the award for cuddliest cover-up goes to Kelly Clarkson‘s beloved Maltese, Security, who sweetly blocked the singer’s growing belly during her pregnancy with daughter River Rose. That’s what we call a Bump’s Best Friend. PHOTOS: Who’s Due Next?