Serena Williams, Beyoncé, Demi Moore, and Other Celebs Who've Posed Pregnant

Serena Williams boldly went where a lot of other pregnant women have gone before. The trailblazer on the tennis court followed in the footsteps of Demi Moore — and others including Jessica Simpson, Mariah Carey, Cindy Crawford, and more — by appearing unclothed for the cover of a magazine and showing off her bare baby bump.

Each celebrity before the 35-year-old athlete added their own personal touches to the near commonplace shoot such as a leather jacket, draped sheet, flowers, or unique pose. As for Williams, who’s on the August cover of Vanity Fairshe went with a body chain around her waist, a stupendous ponytail, and her buff body.

In the feature story that accompanies the Annie Leibovitz-lensed photographs, Williams admits, “If you would have told me last year in October or November that I would have a baby, not be pregnant but have a baby, I would have thought you were the biggest liar in the world. This is kind of how I am right now. This is happening sooner than later, and it’s going by so fast.”

However, for someone who said that her pregnancy “just doesn’t seem real,” she surely looks comfortable basking in it.

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<p>Serena Williams on the cover of <em>Vanity Fair</em>, 2017 </p>
Serena Williams

Serena Williams on the cover of Vanity Fair, 2017

<p>Demi Moore on the cover of <em>Vanity Fair</em>, 1991 </p>
Demi Moore

Demi Moore on the cover of Vanity Fair, 1991

<p>Beyoncé in her own personal photo shoot that she posted to Instagram, 2017 (Photo: @beyonce/Instagram) </p>
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Beyoncé in her own personal photo shoot that she posted to Instagram, 2017 (Photo: @beyonce/Instagram)

<p>Blac Chyna on the cover of <em>Paper</em>, 2017 </p>
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Blac Chyna on the cover of Paper, 2017

<p>Natalie Portman in <em>Vanity Fair</em>, 2017 </p>
Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman in Vanity Fair, 2017

<p>Kourtney Kardashian for <em>DuJour</em>, 2014. </p>
Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian for DuJour, 2014.

<p>Cindy Crawford on the cover of<em> W</em>, 1999 </p>
Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford on the cover of W, 1999

<p>Brooke Shields on the cover of <em>Vogue</em>, 2003 </p>
Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields on the cover of Vogue, 2003

<p>Monica Bellucci on the cover of <em>Vanity Fair</em> Italy, 2004 </p>
Monica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci on the cover of Vanity Fair Italy, 2004

<p>Britney Spears on the cover of <em>Harper’s Bazaar</em>, 2006 </p>
Britney Spears

Britney Spears on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, 2006

<p>Alicia Keys with a painted belly on Instagram, 2014 </p>
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Alicia Keys with a painted belly on Instagram, 2014

<p>Christina Aguilera on the cover of <em>Marie Claire</em>, 2008 </p>
Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera on the cover of Marie Claire, 2008

<p>Claudia Schiffer on the cover of <em>Vogue </em>Germany, 2010 </p>
Claudia Schiffer

Claudia Schiffer on the cover of Vogue Germany, 2010

<p>Paula Patton on the cover of <em>Ebony</em>, 2010 </p>
Paula Patton

Paula Patton on the cover of Ebony, 2010

<p>Mariah Carey on the cover of<em> Life & Style Weekly</em>, 2011 </p>
Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey on the cover of Life & Style Weekly, 2011

<p>Nia Long on the cover of<em> Ebony</em>, 2011 </p>
Nia Long

Nia Long on the cover of Ebony, 2011

<p>Julia Restoin Roitfeld on the cover of <em>i-D</em>, 2012 </p>
Julia Restoin Roitfeld

Julia Restoin Roitfeld on the cover of i-D, 2012

<p>Jessica Simpson on the cover of <em>Elle</em>, 2012 </p>
Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson on the cover of Elle, 2012

<p>Megan Gale on the cover of <em>Marie Claire</em> Australia, 2014 </p>
Megan Gale

Megan Gale on the cover of Marie Claire Australia, 2014

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