Christina Aguilera has joined the group of celebrities who have been photographed naked while pregnant. The former Mickey Mouse Club star was recently featured in a photo spread for V Magazine, where she bares it all. Taking nude pregnant photos has become quite popular in Hollywood, since Demi Moore posed naked on the cover of Vanity Fair in 1991.
The 33-year-old mentor and voice coach of the hit TV show, The Voice, is pregnant with her second child. The star is engaged to Matt Rutledge. The baby will be the first for the couple and will be the celebrity’s first girl. Her first child, a boy named Max, was fathered by her ex-husband, Jordan Bratman.
Aguilera reportedly contacted Brian Bowen Smith, a photographer with the V Magazine, because she “wanted to capture some blissful moments before she gives birth.” The singer also told the magazine, “I’m proud to embrace my body through all stages of life, staying fearless and confident in surrendering to the unknowns the future has in store.”
The photos have drawn a lot of attention. In one black and white photo the singer is totally nude, wearing nothing but the rings on her fingers. She is turned to the side baring her very pregnant belly, with just her hand covering her breast. In another photo the singer is featured in a long sheer white gown, that leaves little to the imagination. The mother-to-be was also joined by her shirtless fiance in one steamy photo.
This is not the first time the star has bared her pregnant belly for a magazine. In 2008, she posed totally nude for the cover of Marie Claire while pregnant with her first child. The photos were very similar to those featured in V Magazine. The artist was shown wearing a pair of gold high heels by designer Christian Louboutins, her wedding ring and a couple of bracelets. The singer’s first photo shoot attracted just as much attention as the recent spread in V Magazine.
The trend was set by Demi Moore in 1991. Since then numerous celebrities have joined Christina Aguilera and Demi Moore in having naked pregnant photos taken. Over the past 23 years bare belly pregnant celebs have been featured on the covers of a number of popular magazines.
W Magazine featured Cindy Crawford in 1999 and Miranda Kerr in 2010. Monica Belluci was on the cover of Vanity Fair in 2004, followed by Eva Herzigova, in 2007. Mariah Carey posed naked for the cover of Life & Style while pregnant with twins, fathered by her husband Nick Cannon.
Heidi Klum wore sheer white lingerie on the cover of Vitals Woman , in 2005. In 2006 Brittney Spears was featured Harper’s Bazaar wearing nothing but a beautiful bold necklace. Jessica Simpson carried on the trend by being photographed for Elle in 2012 and, in 2013. Kerri Walsh Jennings was featured in the nude before and after the birth of her baby in ESPN Magazine.
The list of naked celebrities that have joined Christina Aguilera and others in baring their pregnant bellies goes on and on. Some people view these photos as an artistic way to show the beauty of pregnant women. Others believe it is an empowering experience. Some people are offended by the photos. Many celebrities say they do it to show women that they too should be proud of their bodies during pregnancy. Regardless of what people think of them, it looks like the nude pregnant celebrity pictures are here to stay.
By: Amy Gilmore