Remember the days when gossip and rumours were greeted with official statements from celebrities' publicity agents saying the classic line, "no comment"?
Well, those days are over, with high profile stars nowadays publicly ‘tweeting’ about their personal life for all the world to see!
You no longer have to wait for the celeb gossip magazine to hit the shelves, all you have to do is sign up to Twitter and get searching!
There are hundreds of celeb mums, dads and their showbiz pals chatting away about their everyday business including Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie, Britney Spears and even Barack Obama!
From baby bump announcements and denials, pregnancy clues, and reasons behind baby name choices, these celebs have revealed all their secrets to their dedicated ‘followers’ and beyond.
Too excited to wait until her morning radio show, Sara Cox announced her baby news via her Twitter page.
“How terribly modern of me to say this on Twitter! I want to share with you just before I do it live on air: I’m pregnant and over the moon xxx.”
When the Good Charlotte singer welcomed his second child, a baby boy called Sparrow Midnight James, the quirky musician raised a few eyebrows.
After much speculation, Nicole Richie’s other half posted clues on his Twitter page with lyrics from a Simon and Garfunkel song. “A song for a little songbird. Who will love a little Sparrow?”
After playfully providing her 1,642,120 ‘followers’ with cryptic tweets about baby bumps (“Let me tell you 2010 is BUMPIN!”) and her comedian beau, Russell Brand asking her via Twitter, “I hear you’re preg-oed”, it's little wonder the pregnancy rumour mill went into overdrive.
However, Katy finished as she started and announced she wasn’t pregnant with this candid post – “Ur gonna make me cry, maybe that’s my period tho. THAT’S RIGHT I’M BLEEDING.” Not sure we needed THAT much information…
Gordon and Sarah Brown
The Prime Minister's wife, Sarah Brown, is an avid Twitter user with over 1 million followers. But then her toddler son Fraser took up the habit, tweeting nonsense to her ‘followers’ on her computer while she was out of the room!
Gordon later explained, “Last week, people who follow my wife Sarah, received a message of gobbledegook which my son has bashed out on the keys.”
Tweeting in response to her rugby player beau’s message, 3 months pregnant Dannii replied, “Woo hoo I’m going to be a mummy!”
Tour de France winner Lance's baby boy was barely a day old when he was introduced to the modern techno age – with his very own Twitter account!
Sending his first tweet to the world, little Max said, “Wassup world? My name is Max Armstrong and I just arrived. My Mommy is healthy and so am I!”
When it goes Twit-twoo
Sometimes sharing your life on Twitter can have it's consequences.
Just ask Kerry Katona. After the announcement of her apparent 5th pregnancy, with the tweet, “Ok Twits, I wouldn’t normally come out but I found out me and Mark are having another baby! OVER THE MOON.” It was later discovered that the post was a hoax and part of a fake account set up in the mum-of-four's name. Ooops.
Outside of celebville, Penelope Trunk caused outrage when she tweeted, "“I’m in a board meeting. Having a miscarriage. Thank goodness, because there’s a f**ked up 3 week hoop-jump to have an abortion." This stirred a massive backlash from her followers and made worldwide headlines.
Then there was Shellie Ross, who tweeted while her two-year-old son was being treated by ambulance crew after nearly drowning. “Please pray like never before, my 2 year old fell in the pool.”