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9 pregnant mamas who smashed it on the Oscar red carpet

The absolute stress of dressing for two

PREGNANCY CAN BE a stressful time for any expectant mother. However, one worry that future mamas usually don’t have to contend with is the glare of scores of papparazzi photographing your bump from every angle at the Academy Awards red carpet.

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It’s difficult enough to find the perfect Oscars dress, knowing that the eyes of the world are on you, but to source a gúna álainn when you’re dressing for two is pressure that nobody got time for.

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That’s why we are in awe of these 9 ladies (including 3 who won Oscars on the night) who brought along a very special type of ‘plus-one’ and looked drop-dead gorgeous in the process.

1. Catherine Zeta Jones (2003)

Incredibly, Catherine was full term when she won best supporting actress for her role as Velma Kelly in Chicago. It was a whirlwind time for Catherine who gave birth to daughter, Carys, 10 days after the ceremony.

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2. Rachel Weisz (2006)

Rachel won Best Supporting Actress for The Constant Gardner in 2006, when she was seven months pregnant. She and then-boyfriend Darren Aronofsky (recent ex- of J-Law) welcomed a boy Henry in May 2006.

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3. Naomi Watts (2007)

Naomi glowed in this gorgeous off-the-shoulder pale-yellow Balenciaga dress when she was 5 months pregnant with son Alexander “Sasha” Pete.

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4. Jessica Alba (2008)

Jessica was 6 months along with daughter Honor, when she stunned in this floaty and feathery Marchesa dress. It’s a brand we don’t expect to see on the red carpet this year, as it’s co-founded and owned by Harvey Weinstein’s recently ex-wife, Georgina Chapman.

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5. Natalie Portman (2011)

Natalie took home the Oscar for best actress for her portrayal of a troubled ballerina in Black Swan. She and her husband (who she met on the set of Black Swan when he was her ballet teacher) welcome their son Aleph in June 2011.

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6. Kerry Washington (2014)

Kerry rocked a bold red lip and a sexy, silky dusty-lavender Jason Wu number when she was a whole 8 months pregnant with daughter, Isabelle.

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7. Olivia Wilde (2014)

Olivia was also 8 months pregnant when she stunned in a sleek black Valentino dress. Six weeks later, Olivia gave birth to Otis Alexander (what a cute name!)

8. Keira Knightley (2015)

Keira was seven months pregnant with her daughter Edie when she was up for her second Academy Award nomination for her role in The Imitation Game. She didn’t win best supporting actress unfortunately, but looked ethereal in a handmade Valentino gown.

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9. Emily Blunt (2016)

Emily might have been giving a hint when she wore this absolutely stunning pale pink gúna. Three months later, Emily gave birth to her second daughter, Violet, a sister for Hazel.

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