Black women are constantly breaking the Internet, especially with exciting baby announcements.

There is no amount of joy that can be contained when Black celebrities share they have a bundle of joy on the way. It’s the exquisite detail behind publicizing the news that adds to online users’ excitement. Throughout the year, Black women have become a trending topic for how they choose to display their special moments.

Everyone remembers that moment in 2011 when Beyoncé shocked the world with her first pregnancy. In true queen fashion, the megastar used one of the biggest platforms to supersede traditional, modern social media announcements. After delivering an outstanding performance during the MTV Video Music Awards, the singer revealed that she was expecting. She dropped the mic, unbuttoned her sparkly blazer and showed her growing baby bump.

Years later, Cardi B pulled a page out of Queen Bey’s book and confirmed the pregnancy rumors during a performance. The rapper took to the “Saturday Night Live” stage in an all-white dress putting an end to months of online speculation. The spotlight shone on her pregnant belly, as she performed her smash single “Be Careful.”

It is a privilege for fans to be informed about these monumental moments from their favorite artists. While sharing pregnancy announcements continues to be a trend, some people, like Halle Bailey, choose to keep that news private.

These new chapters are worthy of celebration. Check out these celebrity women who are expecting bundles of joy later this year.


Ashanti confirmed fan speculations on Wednesday about her starting a family with Nelly. The singer collaborated with Proov, a diagnostics company that offers at-home fertility tests, to announce her pregnancy online. Since reuniting with her longtime lover, Nelly, she also shared that the two were engaged. 

Kash Doll

The rapper and actress is growing her family after announcing she is expecting her second bundle of joy. Kash Doll currently has a two-year-old son with boyfriend Tracy T. The pair will welcome their new baby in June.

Draya Michele

After sharing her happy news with the world, backlash followed the social lite’s pregnancy announcement. Draya Michele and her partner, 22-year-old NBA player Jaylen Green, are expecting a baby girl. Despite the social media uproar, Michele’s maternity photos illuminated joy and love, as she prepares to open her home and add to her blended family.

Joie Chavis 

Joie Chavis will have her third baby with current partner and Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs this year. The internet personality currently has a daughter with rapper Bow Wow and a son with rapper Future. 

Ayesha Curry

This year, Stephen and Ayesha Curry will welcome their fourth baby. The happy parents shared their excitement through Ayesha’s Sweet July magazine cover. She graced the cover page, showing off her pregnant belly.

Gabby Sidibe

Gabby Sidibe announced in February that she and her husband, Brandon Frankel, are expecting twins. She posed next to her husband, as he cradled her baby bump.

Christina Elmore

Christina Elmore and Ryan Duke are expecting their third baby together this year. Currently, the couple has two sons.

Deiondra Sanders

Deiondra Sanders is expecting her first child with R&B singer Jacquees. She shared the news online and detailed how it was unexpected, after being told she wouldn’t be able to carry a baby to full-term because of fibroids.

Candiace Dillard Bassett

The former “Real Housewives of Potomac” reality star shocked everyone’s timelines on Monday by sharing her exciting baby news. Dillard and her husband announced the pregnancy in a heartfelt video showing a baby basket with the attached note “Play Me.” The married couple was all smiles as they showed the video sonogram, confirming that they are expecting their first child together.

Brittany Griner 

Brittany Griner is expanding her family with a new addition to the team roster. Griner and her wife, Cherelle, announced they are expecting their first child together.  In an Instagram post, they both held hands with a picture of their baby’s sonogram underneath. The pair will meet their new bundle of joy in less than three months.