If you’re like me, you didn’t realize the Golden Globes were even on until after you got the kids in bed. By then, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were through their opening monologue and you figured things were just going to get worse from there, so you decided to clean out your DVR instead. (True Story.)
However, here’s what I’ve gleaned from the morning conversation. On the red carpet, searching for nonsense to fill time and generate controversy, Giuliana Rancic mentioned a rumor she just happened to hear about Anne Hathaway being pregnant. She then went on to suggest that a bun in the oven could be good luck for Hathaway, who has plenty of nominations thanks to her amazing performance as Fantine in Les Miserables. Pregnancy is seen as something of an awards lucky charm, thanks to gestating winners like Catherine Zeta Jones, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman.
Even though Hathaway’s reps immediately shot down the suggestion and attempted to reassure the celebrity media that, “No, Anne is not expecting,” the damage was already done. Bloggers and critics immediately started suggesting that Hathaway was sporting a “baby bump” on the red carpet.
The fact that anyone could look at this amazingly thin woman in a trim Chanel couture gown and suggest that she was hiding a protruding abdomen is completely ridiculous. You couldn’t hide a spare bobby pin in this dress. This is not a “bump concealing” outfit.
The suggestion that Hathaway is somehow attempting to conceal a pregnancy is even more absurd when you consider that the actress has been walking every red carpet she can find for the past few months. She’s been promoting her newest movie and the awards buzz it was receiving. She’s been in tight, figure-hugging gowns for weeks now. No one has seen anything other than a really skinny woman wearing really expensive clothes.
Anne Hathaway has been very open about her future plans to have a family. She wants lots of children, both biologically and through adoption. I wouldn’t be surprised if she was, indeed, pregnant.
But the idea that this leading lady was hiding a baby bump under that Chanel gown is ridiculous. This was not some empire-waisted, billowy thing. Hathaway looked thin as thin can be. She might get a bump sometime in the future, but she definitely didn’t have one at the Golden Globes.