Gallery: Celebrities Who Became More Famous When They Got Knocked Up

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about D-List celebrities and their ability to profit from their pregnancies. When life hands you lemons, right? Sure, it’s not all fun and games. You have to sit by while people constantly discuss your growing belly and your junk food cravings. But you also get a whole new audience that relates to your struggles and recognizes your name.

So I consulted pop culture guru Lilit Marcus about celebrities who gained name recognition and media coverage simply for having a bun in the oven. These lovely ladies used pregnancy as a PR tool, and they used it well.

Let me know if there’s anyone that I forgot!