Lauren Alaina Shoots Down Pregnancy Rumors: ‘I Am Not Pregnant’
Country hitmaker Lauren Alaina took to Instagram stories on Friday (Dec. 31) to clarify pregnancy rumors after a tabloid reported…
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Country hitmaker Lauren Alaina took to Instagram stories on Friday (Dec. 31) to clarify pregnancy rumors after a tabloid reported that she was expecting.
An unknown media outlet claimed that the country superstar and American Idol alum was seen sporting a baby bump on Thursday (Dec. 30), which prompted the “Getting Over Him” singer to address the rumor directly.
“Some story ran that I was seen out with a belly bump and am pregnant,” Alaina wrote in her Instagram stories.
The soon-to-be Grand Ole Opry member then joked, “LOL. Trisha [McClanahan] and I have decided this means we have officially made it.”
“P.S. I am not pregnant,” Alaina concluded.
The 27-year-old is known to be honest with her fans, so it’s no surprise that she addressed the speculation head-on.
Most recently, Alaina opened up about her struggles with depression and the impact that had on her latest album, Sitting Pretty on Top of the World.
“’Sitting Pretty on Top of the World’ is about being a woman and the struggles I have faced being a woman, you know, very public breakups to thinking I was never gonna be in a relationship again to hoping for a future and feeling hopeful,” Alaina told Entertainment Tonight. “I tried to cover all of that.”
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The Georgia native also detailed her battle with bulimia in her new book, Getting Good at Being You: Learning to Love Who God Made You to Be.
“They told me that if I didn’t stop, I would never sing again, and I didn’t want that,” she shared of her eating disorder. “That was a wake-up call for me, and it took me a few years even after that to really get into a better place. And I still go check in with the therapist every once in a while, specifically for an eating disorder.”
“But I’m healthy now, and I got some curves, and I’m proud of ’em!” she exclaimed.
Alaina was overcome with emotion as she dropped to her knees in shock as she admitted, “I did not expect this.”
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.