What’s even more exciting than a celebrity pregnancy announcement? A celebrity sex reveal, of course!
Between the time they wow the world with news of a baby on the way and update the masses of the little one’s earth-side arrival, celebrities — like any other expecting parents — often host a sex reveal to indicate whether their bundle of joy will be male or female. While gender identity is of course fluid and up to the child to ultimately signify as they grow into their sense of self, sex reveals are just another fun way for excited parents-to-be to learn a little more about the person who will be joining their family and changing their lives forever.
The world has seen some truly awesome celebrity sex reveals over the years, from grand unveilings to intimate moments and everything in between. In January 2023, Shemar Moore and Jesiree Dizon went big with their sex reveal, hiring a helicopter to fly over their party and release either pink or blue smoke to signify whether they’d be welcoming a baby girl or boy.
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— SheKnows (@SheKnows) June 21, 2023
In a video shared on his Instagram, the Diary of a Mad Black Woman star excitedly said, “Today is the day. Your boy got butterflies. This is a special day. This is a legendary day.” The actor continued, “Today, your boy, Shemar motherf—king Moore, is about to find out if he’s going to be a daddy to a little girl or a little boy. It’s going down. It’s either going to be Legend, little homie, or it’s going to be Frankie, little baby girl,” Moore rhapsodized.
To find out the sex of Moore and Dizon’s baby, as well as the hilarious, creative, super cute ways other celebrities revealed the sex of their little ones, scroll on.
Meghan Trainor & Daryl Sabara
Not many people can say they revealed their baby’s sex on a massively popular daytime talk show, but Meghan Trainor and Daryl Sabara sure can! The “Mother” singer and Spy Kids alum revealed the sex of both their two babies on The Kelly Clarkson Show, making a tradition out of the original iconic unveiling.
For baby no. 2, the couple, Clarkson, and the show’s audience watched a video of Trainor and Sabara’s son Riley excitedly squeaking, “It’s a boy!” with his arms raised in triumph — the April 2023 moment was beyond cute.
Brittany & Patrick Mahomes
Ahead of welcoming their second child, Brittany and Patrick Mahomes hosted a sex reveal party in June 2022 and shared a video of the unveiling on Instagram. To find out whether they’d be welcoming another girl or their first boy, the NFL quarterback sprayed dyed liquid from a water gun — and was overjoyed when it came out blue.
Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom’s sex reveal didn’t involve much fanfare, but it was beyond adorable. Getting straight to the point, the “Teenage Dream” singer posted a close-up shot of the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s face covered in pink frosting. “💕 it’s a girl 💕,” Perry captioned the April 2020 Instagram photo of Bloom looking blissfully gleeful.
Ashley Graham revealed the sex of her first baby during a November 2019 rapid-fire Q&A on The Ellen Show. Ellen Degeneres rattled off questions for the supermodel to answer, and before she could put too much thought into being asked what she was having, Graham said, “A boy,” turning the answer into an excited scream once she realized she let the cat out of the bag. She exclaimed, “I’m having a boy! I’m going to be a mommy to a boy. I’m having a boy!”
Shemar Moore & Jesiree Dizon
Shemar Moore and Jesiree Dizon chose an ostentatious route for their sex reveal — the couple planned for a helicopter to fly overhead during a party with their loved ones, releasing either pink or blue smoke to indicate the sex of their little one on the way. After a slight delay, the pink smoke billowed from the chopper to announce Moore and Dizon would be welcoming a baby girl.
Ever the proud girl dad before even meeting his daughter, the Criminal Minds alum shared a short vlog of the reveal party on Instagram. The actor captioned the January 2023 video, “Miracles happen … Here comes the BEST part of my life ❤️🔥”
Nikki Bella & Artem Chigvintsev
On a June 2020 episode of her TV show, Total Bellas, Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev revealed the sex of their baby by releasing confetti from a piñata and a massive confetti popper. The couple had a “Señor or Señorita”-themed party with their loved ones, who counted down the release of the blue confetti for their señor-on-the-way.
The astrology girlies ate up Keke Palmer’s subtle sex reveal during a January 2023 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon — because how else would she follow up her bombshell pregnancy announcement during her Saturday Night Live monologue than by revealing the baby’s sex on another iconic late-night show?
The Nope star was talking about her baby’s two potential zodiac signs when she let it slip that she’d be welcoming a boy. “My baby is either going to be a Pisces or an Aries. I’m not sure exactly,” Palmer mused. “I mean, Pisces are known to be very deep; they’re emotional creatures, so I just want to make sure I’m not too blunt for my baby boy,” she said.
Brody Jenner & Tia Blanco
To find out the sex of their baby, Brody Jenner and Tia Blanco gathered with loved ones to watch two friends in giant inflatable baby costumes, one depicting a girl and the other a boy, have a wrestling match. When the girl baby won, pink confetti shot into the air to signify the couple would be welcoming a girl.
Blanco shared a video of the creative, funny reveal on her Instagram, captioning the February 2023 post, “IT’S A GIRL 💗💗💗 so thrilled 😭.” The professional surfer added, “can’t wait for @brodyjenner to become the best girl dad in the world! Love you!”
In July 2019, TODAY meteorologist Dylan Dreyer revealed the sex of her second baby with a little help from her first. During a segment on the news show, Dreyer’s eldest son rode out on set in a blue motorized kids’ Jeep that had blue balloons tied to it, indicating she’d be adding another boy to her family.
Lala Kent & Randall Emmett
Ahead of the arrival of their first child in 2020, Lala Kent and Randall Emmett had a skydiver jump out of a plane and release a pink parachute to announce they’d be welcoming a daughter. In a since-deleted Instagram post, the Vanderpump Rules alum wrote, “We are having a baby GIRL! I’m in love with you already and can’t wait to be your mama.” (via Us Weekly).
Claire Holt & Andrew Joblon
Claire Holt and Andrew Joblon revealed their first child’s sex by popping a huge balloon filled with confetti, and the verdict was not at all what they expected. As blue confetti burst from the balloon, The Vampire Diaries alum and her husband turned to each other with completely shocked expressions.
The actress shared a video of the moment on Instagram and captioned the November 2018 post, “Gender Reveal PSA: If you are absolutely, positively certain you’re having a girl, perhaps don’t buy a lot of pink things and choose a name before you confirm….” Classic first-time parent mistake!
Putting a spin on the classic sex reveal cake, celebrity chef Daphne Oz sliced into a lasagna with dyed cheese filling to announce the sex of her fourth child. The daughter of Dr. Mehmet Oz shared the news during a 2019 appearance on his show, The Dish on Oz.
“I have never yet seen a gender reveal done this way,” The Chew host explained, per People. “They put this ridiculous cheesy twist on lasagna. So inside this lasagna … is either blue or pink cheesy layers. That’s how you figure out what you’re having,” she said of the unique food-themed announcement.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi & Jionni LaValle
For the sex reveal of their third child, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jionni LaValle had their eldest hit a baseball that exploded with colored powder. “I decided Lorenzo was going to hit a baseball and the baseball is going to come out with powder and it’s going to be blue or pink,” the Jersey Shore alum explained in a December 2018 Instagram video.
In the video, LaValle tosses a baseball to their son, who expertly swings at the ball and causes it to burst with blue powder, indicating a second son would be joining their family.