These days, pregnancy announcements have become an art form.
You have to have a perfectly styled photo shoot, and then you've got to do a gender reveal party. But if you're Zoe Saldana, none of that is necessary, because a national TV show finds out about your pregnancy and does the work for you. All of this unfolded in a highly unlikely way: via a tip from another celebrity.
In an interview, Saldana explains that she was seated next to her former Crossroads co-star Britney Spears on a flight. The two were enjoying catching up, when Saldana confided in Spears (a mom of two) that she was pregnant with twins. However, she didn't disclose to Spears that the news wasn't public yet. A few days later, Saldana saw Spears appear on Entertainment Tonight. The host asked if she and Saldana would work together again, to which Spears replied, “Who knows? That’s a very good idea. But she’s pregnant with twins right now. So I’m sure she’s got a huge future ahead of her."
Saldana had no hard feelings though. "“I was shocked because we weren’t ready to sort of share that. But it was Britney, so it’s okay,” she explained.
Watch her explain how the whole thing unfolded to Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live.
Actress Zoe Saldana says what she thought about Britney Spears prematurely revealing to the press that Zoe was having twins and she explains how that happened and why there are no ill feelings.
Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thought Catalog, The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, and others. She’s also the co-host of The Margarita Confessionals podcast. Say hi on Twitter, @lifewithlauren1