After the cost of a wedding and a honeymoon, a second holiday can be out of the question for most couples, but for those who can afford it, an extra moonlight flit is on the cards to celebrate their next chapter together - the ‘Babymoon’. These mini getaways give moms-to-be the chance to let their hair down one last time before their bundle of joy approaches, and there’s no group that sets better Babymoon goals for us than celebrity moms.
Unlike the rest of us mere mortals, celebrity baby mamas can drop everything to jet off to exotic locations with their new bump in tow and since they have more than an ample budget for it, a lot of pregnant celebs are making it a regular thing. Baby one, two and three get their very own vacay (it’s certainly the greatest excuse for a hard-earned holiday).
While celeb moms go on babymoons to unwind before the storm, they’re also jetting off into paradise to enjoy their remaining pregnancy weeks in peace, and that means getting as far from the paparazzi as possible. The majority of celebrity pap snaps are not the most flattering at the best of times, so when expectant moms are the subject, we don’t blame them for jetting off into the sunset for a little privacy. The paps are out of a job anyway when it comes to capturing celeb babymoons, as most star moms are taking to Instagram to give fans a glimpse of their pre-baby vacation. Here’s where 20 stars celebrated their babymoon!
20 Japan (Khloe Kardashian)
Not the first place we’d have imagined one of the Kardashian clan going to celebrate their upcoming arrival, but nevertheless, Khloe K opted for a cultural tour of Japan for her babymoon. Khloe swapped the tropical scene for a fun, Japanese getaway with sisters Kim and Kourtney and boyfriend Tristan Thompson, before her little girl arrived in April of this year.
The Kardashian family enjoyed long walks through the beautiful bamboo groves of Kyoto and explored bustling Tokyo while stopping every now and again to satisfy some serious pregnancy cravings – as luck would have it, Khloe’s main cravings were for noodles!
19 Morocco (Chrissy Teigen)
The model and her long-time hubby John Legend, are always looking loved up in some beautiful corner of the world on their respective social media feeds, and celebrating the arrival of their kids is no exception when it comes to taking time off in exotic locations.
When Chrissy Teigen was expecting the arrival of their first child together in 2015, a New Year’s Eve party in Morocco also doubled up nicely as their super romantic babymoon. Their soon to be baby girl Luna, had better holidays in the womb than most of us have in a lifetime!
18 Tahiti (Beyonce)
The Beehive may have been disheartened about the singer skipping Coachella back in 2017, but fans will have understood why. Beyonce was carrying her twins Rumi and Sir Carter at the time and had her heart set on the babymoon to end all babymoons – a week-long escape at her secluded villa in Bora Bora.
The singer and hubby Jay-Z's pre-baby vacay at the Tahitian villa and Thalasso Spa clocks in at close to $900 per night! Bey enjoyed seawater therapy treatments and unreal views from sleeping quarters only accessible by boat. Babymoon goals right there. We wonder how they’ll top this with their next bundle of joy (if any).
17 Punta Mita, Mexico (Kate Hudson)
The Four Seasons resort in Punta Mita, Mexico is a well-loved celeb retreat and makes a surprisingly great family getaway (for those that can afford it at least!). Someone who definitely can is actress Kate Hudson who spent a relaxing and playful babymoon there a few years back with then-fiancee Matt Bellamy, and her 7-year-old son Ryder.
The resort may be secluded and have its fair share of romantic spots, but it’s also a haven of activity for kids. No wonder Hudson chose this spot to ensure her son would be entertained while the then-lovebirds enjoyed some last minute peace before baby number 2 arrived!
16 Rome (Kim Kardashian)
A short while after she was held hostage in Paris, Kim K was still understandably shaken about the ordeal, so her hubby Kanye stepped in to take her mind off of the events with an incredible babymoon she’d never forget.
While Kim’s surrogate was some months into her pregnancy with the couple’s daughter Chicago, Kanye whisked her away to Rome for an impromptu holiday to celebrate their upcoming bundle. Rome holds special memories for the couple, making it the perfect babymoon gift for Kim K. They welcomed their baby girl a few months later in January 2018.
15 Barbados (Rachel Bilson)
Actress Rachel Bilson and her then-beau Hayden Christensen set their sights on Barbados in a bid to relax ahead of becoming parents in 2014. The couple was seen loved up on the beach catching rays and taking a relaxing swim in the impossibly blue waters of the Caribbean.
The star of The O.C. and then partner Christensen enjoyed a month long vacation on the beautiful paradise island with friends before returning home to the US. A month-long babymoon surely puts you in a calmer state of mind before the chaos begins – Bilson certainly had the right idea with this pre-baby vacay!
14 Hualalai, Hawaii (Hilary Duff)
Another celeb mom to be in love with the Aloha State is Hilary Duff, who celebrated her pre-baby vacation there with then-husband Mike Comrie. Duff always made annual trips to the paradise state without fail, so her babymoon was only going to be in one part of the world – Hualalai, Hawaii
Bringing an exciting new twist to her traditional summer vacay, the actress shared the good times with her baby bump (soon-to-be son Luca) on her trip. When she returned to the Four Seasons resort 6 years later, Duff celebrated babymoon take two with son Luca and a close friend on the island, captioning a bikini bump shot with the words: “Max relax”. Sweet.
13 Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Florida (Holly Madison)
While there’s certainly nothing wrong with a traditional, sun, sand and sea kind of getaway, a lot of celeb moms tend to be pretty predictable in their choice of babymoon location. While relaxing is the most important part of it all, some celeb moms are showing us that there’s more than one way to chillax before baby arrives.
We’re loving model and reality star Holly Madison's idea when it comes to baby-mooning – she opted for the Animal Kingdom Lodge at Disneyland Florida! As well as indulging in a bit of childhood nostalgia, Madison and her hubby Pasquale, basked in the sight of giraffes and other incredible wildlife meters from their balcony lodge. Epic babymoon!
12 Palm Springs (Jessica Simpson)
Jessica Simpson is now a proud mom to kids Maxwell (aged 6) and 5-year-old Ace, and keeps her fans in the loop to all their shenanigans on her Instagram, but when the pop singer and her husband Eric Johnson were first expecting daughter Maxwell, they headed to an uber-romantic Palm Springs resort to mark the occasion.
The Parker resort in Palm Springs offers a gorgeous remote location with a spa, yoga classes, and spiritual décor – perfect to put any mom-to-be at ease. Simpson is reportedly feeling ‘baby fever’ for yet another addition to the family, so only time will tell if they make a return to Palm Springs for babymoon numero trois!
11 Kona, Hawaii (Megan Fox)
It says a lot for the Hawaiian tourist board that so many celeb moms book the Aloha state for their pregnancy holidays! It’s no wonder that this beautiful part of the world attracts so many expectant moms - celeb or otherwise – which explains why Megan Fox is the next one on our list to fall head over heels for the place.
The actress and on again off again hubby Brian Austin Green had their picture-perfect beach wedding on the island back in 2010, so it seemed only natural to mark the occasion of bump number 2 and 3 the same way. The couple’s third child together after their reconciliation saw them baby-mooning in Kailua Kona on the island. Super romantic!
10 Portofino, Italy (Sienna Miller)
When the model was expecting the arrival of her daughter Marlowe, in 2013, she ventured out to the romantic streets of Italy for a sweet yet sophisticated babymoon with then partner Tom Sturridge. Though the couple has since split, Miller and Sturridge remain very close and make time for vacations together with their now 5-year-old girl.
Before their separation, baby-mooning in the chic and stylish village of Portofino must have done the trick for the proud parents to be, since the pair were spotted cozying up in cafes and sharing a gelato while taking romantic strolls through the pretty cobbled streets.
9 Maui, Hawaii (Olivia Wilde)
Actress Olivia Wilde spent babymoon number two in the gorgeous paradise island of Maui and made it a family vacation by bringing along her adorable two-year-old son Otis. Having a toddler in tow on a babymoon may not sound like everyone’s idea of a romantic and relax-filled getaway, but we think it’s pretty sweet that Wilde made a family vacay out of it.
The House star celebrated her Hawaiian escape back in 2016 with husband and fellow actor Jason Sudeikis, and her son’s soon-to-be sister. Wilde posted a made-for-Instagram pic of her enjoying a luxury soak in an outdoor bathtub at their Maui resort, simply entitled: “Bathtime”. Why can’t all bath times be like this?
8 Ibiza (Camila Alves)
Matthew McConaughey has settled down, and rather quickly with his stunning wife Camila Alves, but there must still be a touch of the party hard boy in him, since the couple have always headed for party heartland Ibiza for each of their three babymoons.
The actor and his model wife have regularly been spotted living it up in the Mediterranean sunshine on their private yacht and on the beaches of Ibiza in the run-up to welcoming their bundles of joy. The handsome couple clearly can’t get enough of the island, since they’ve been back cruising the Med with their three kids Levi, Vida, and Livingston.
7 St. Lucia (Vanessa Lachey)
Proof that you can never enjoy enough baby getaways, Vanessa Lachey and her hubby Nick, took a trip to luxurious St. Lucia in celebration of their third bundle of joy coming. Already proud parents to sons Camden and Phoenix, the couple returned to their favorite babymoon vacation spot yet again with the exciting arrival of their first daughter Brooklyn, back in 2014.
The couple’s first retreat to the stunning Caribbean country was with their first child Camden, back in 2012 when Vanessa shared the stunning sunset silhouette pic of her baby bump at the romantic Jade Mountain resort. Third time around, Lachey posted a lighthearted beach snap with the cute caption: “Beach time with baby girl”.
6 Hamilton Island, Australia (Teresa Palmer)
The stunning Aussie actress kept things local for her babymoon back in the summer of 2016 with a chilled out vacay on the beaches of Hamilton Island. With crystal waters, coral reefs and the sound of kookaburras in the palm trees, no-one could really blame Teresa Palmer for staying in her homeland to soak up the good vibes on her pre-baby getaway.
Posting a laidback beach pic of her looking tanned and amazing with a four-month baby bump on show, the actress shared her joy and excitement on Instagram, captioning it: “Hey big baby! Chilling with the bump on the beautiful Hamilton island beach!”
5 Kauai, Hawaii (Emily Baldoni)
You can’t keep celeb moms-to-be away from Hawaii! Another soon to be mama who celebrated a babymoon in this beauteous location was Swedish actress Emily Baldoni, who soaked up the sun and gorgeous vibes of Kauai – otherwise known as “the Garden Isle” of Hawaii, owing to its lush tropical rainforest surroundings.
Expectant mom Baldoni and her proud partner Justin, marked the upcoming arrival of their baby boy on the island in the fall of 2017, writing on Instagram “What better place to celebrate 31 weeks of baking a little prince.” The couple spent their days snorkeling, exploring waterfalls and basking in the sunset on this gorgeous slice of paradise. Jealous!
4 Santa Fe, California (Meghan King Edmonds)
When she reached the five-month mark with her twin boys earlier this year, Meghan King Edmonds dropped everything for a secluded getaway in Santa Fe with her hubby Jim Edmonds. To celebrate double the trouble (or most likely to enjoy the peace and quiet while it lasted), the star of The Real Housewives of Orange County spent much of her babymoon enjoying poolside yoga and spa days before her twins arrived.
Edmonds shared a snap of her relaxing getaway at the Rancho Valencia resort on her Instagram, captioning it: “Baymooning so hard!” as she enjoyed a spot of morning yoga in the sun. Bliss!
3 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Eniko Parrish)
The other half of funnyman Kevin Hart celebrated her babymoon with close friends and family in the celeb-favorite resort of Cabo San Lucas in July 2017. Hart’s wife and mother-to-be Eniko Parrish, was more than 6 months along with their baby boy Kenzo, when the couple jetted off to Mexico for a relaxing beach escape.
The pair were joined by celeb pal Ludacris and close family on their getaway and Parrish shared the fun in a social media post: “lots of laughs & great convos with good people. Till next time Cabo!”. Hubby Kevin gave Parrish baby-naming privileges on one condition – as long as there was a “Kevin” in it somewhere. Hmm, close enough!
2 St. Barts, Caribbean (Uma Thurman)
While most celeb baby mamas opt for a week of laying on the beach, sipping mocktails and getting spa treatments, some prefer to explore and make the most out of their holiday before they get too huge, and Uma Thurman is that kind of baby mama.
Before the arrival of her third child, Luna, Uma swapped the spa resorts for sailing around the chicest island in the Caribbean - St. Barts. As well as celebrating her third baby bump with then-fiancee Arpad Busson, Thurman also invited her two kids Levon and Maya from her previous marriage to Ethan Hawke, and made an epic family vacay. Why not?
1 Cancun, Mexico (Stacy Keibler)
With its impossibly white sands and azure blue waters, Cancun is too gorgeous for words and celebs know it all too well – that’s why actress and reality star Stacy Keibler couldn’t ask for a better place to let her hair down before welcoming her first child into the world.
The former cheerleader and model headed out to Cancun on Memorial Day Weekend back in 2014 with her beau Jared Probe, as the pair enjoyed one last beach getaway before her little bundle arrived. Posting a pretty pic of her bump in the resort, Keibler wrote: “Sun, sand, and serenity – the perfect #babymoon”.