Don't be fooled by the button

10/11/2005 at 12:22 AM ET

Lest you see it elsewhere and fall for it like I first did…

When I saw this photo of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise at a soccer game (at Oh No They Didn’t), I wondered, "How pregnant do you have to be before your belly button pops out?"  (Mine didn’t pop out until about 8 months but I was always small.)  However, I just saw a very similar photo at Dlisted (third one down) where there is no protruding navel and realized that the photo, in all likelihood, has been modified through the miracle of Photoshop.

Looks like others are confused too

Thanks to CBB Reader Rachel H.

FILED UNDER: Maternity , News

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Toby on


WHEN are you going to have your baby?


misc123 on

I actually already noticed the picture you’re talking about (3rd one down). To me, it looks like the belly button is to the right of it’s proper location and doesn’t line up with the rest of her body…fake bump that got twisted?

Lauren22 on

Did anyone ever think that maybe Katie has an outie belly button? Maybe that’s why it’s sticking out? I don’t know……….

Melissa on

I can’t help but wonder if this is a fake pregnant belly. If she really is this big, then I think she got pregnant very, very soon after they got together. If he truly loves this woman, and he’s told the world as much (while jumping on Oprah’s couch, no less) then where is the wedding? I know, I know, people aren’t doing things the “traditional” way as much anymore. But, he says he wants to marry her, so why no wedding announcement before a baby announcement? Honestly, might that belly bump be a fake? It would be just like him to want to pull something weird.

Lindsay on

I think its fake too. I was reading on Oh No you Didn’t and someone brought up an interesting point. They said there was a line between the belly button and the stomach and if you look closely it’s definately noticeable. I have to agree that in all chances it looks photoshopped. And one of the ladies on the ONYD was saying that it usually pops at the end if at all.. So thank you Danielle for pointing that out

DJ on

Yeah, it does look like it has been doctored up and isn’t reall. Who knows. Mine never did pop out at all not even in the later stages of my pregnancy. Not even a little bit. I guess everyone is different🙂

Melissa on

Lindsay, nobody is buying that Tom got her pregnant. Either they think it’s a ruse or they think IVF was done. I just looked on Oh No You Didn’t and it DOES look like the plastic belly got a horizontal crease in it when she was sitting down! Also, on DListed someone wrote: “You just know that every Father’s Day the kid is going to get teary-eyed looking at a turkey baster.” I’m sorry, but that is SOOOO funny!

Heather on

pregnancy padding….Rachel on Friends!

I doubt there will be anyway to tell if she’s really pregnant. Jennifer Aniston has never been pregnant, however to watch her on Friends while her character was pregnant with Emma, you couldn’t tell she wasn’t really pregnant, because her “belly” looked real.

meme2222 on

Everyone is getting a little freaked out over this. I mean think about this logically…they started dating in april and were engaged 8 weeks later in june. It makes sense that the engagement came so soon because they found out she was preggers after she missed her may cycle. So, this would make her about 5 months pregnant which,speaking from experience, looks right to me in her most recent photo.

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