Christina Applegate refuses to give up her high heels while pregnant


42930, HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - Sunday July 25, 2010. Christina Applegate at the Los Angeles premiere of Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore held at the Grauman's Chinese Theater, Los Angeles. Photograph:  Tuukka Jantti, PacificCoastNews.com

Christina Applegate debuted her baby bump last night at the premiere of Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. I guess she did voice work for the film? Probably. Anyway, Christina just announced her pregnancy last week, and I guess she waited until she was showing, because I spy a second trimester bump, right? She looks very cute. Christina spoke to Entertainment Tonight about her beh-beh and about her pregnant style – basically, we’re not going to be prying her heels off, ever, bump or no bump.

Soon to be mom Christina Applegate showed up to the premiere of ‘Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore’ with a visible baby bump, and she spoke with ET about what she’s craving food-wise during her pregnancy.

The former “Married with Children” star is expecting a child with fiancé and bass player Martyn Lenoble. She’s keeping mum on the baby’s gender and would only reveal that she’s “somewhere between zero and 10 months” along.

Christina told ET that she’s craving “weird things at weird hours,” but particularly avocados. The actress said jokingly that she’s not giving up her high heels, saying she’s trying to give herself more height as her middle region expands. “It offsets the impending growth of width,” she rationalized.

[From Entertainment Tonight]

Aw, good for her. But I thought doctors recommended that pregnant women give up their heels? Or is that recommendation for later on in the pregnancy? I don’t know, I’ve never been pregnant. I’m sure heels aren’t harmful to the baby, I would just imagine that your center of gravity is already askew, and heels don’t help. But I’m a klutz – thus, I very rarely wear heels anyway.

42930, HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - Sunday July 25, 2010. Christina Applegate at the Los Angeles premiere of Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore held at the Grauman's Chinese Theater, Los Angeles. Photograph:  Tuukka Jantti, PacificCoastNews.com

42930, HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - Sunday July 25, 2010. Christina Applegate at the Los Angeles premiere of Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore held at the Grauman's Chinese Theater, Los Angeles. Photograph:  Tuukka Jantti, PacificCoastNews.com

Photo by: RE/Westcom/starmaxinc.com 2010  7/25/10 Christina Applegate at the premiere of Cats and Dogs: The Reveng of Kitty Galore . (Hollywood, CA) Photo via Newscom

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  1. Me says:

    She looks great, and happy. Congrats!

  2. RobN says:

    Well, I guess looking good is more important than making sure you don’t fall and hurt the baby. I love vanity.

  3. Samigirl says:

    One of the few celebs out there we can not say anything nasty about! Classy, beautiful, strong woman! Good for her!

  4. marge says:

    shes looks beautiful!
    so glad she overcame cancer and now is starting a family

    but about the heels… oh, yes, she will stop using them in time.

  5. Lesley says:

    She’s used to heels. They’d be like flats to her.

  6. Jessi says:

    Easy to say at 4-7 months. Let’s see what she says during weeks 36-40.

  7. RHONYC says:

    whodda thunkit?

    kelly bundy with a ‘bun’ in the oven. lol :-)

  8. Syko says:

    No big deal. Depends on what you’re used to and what feels comfortable to you. Also, she is barely pregnant, she may change her tune when she is out-to-here, with puffy ankles and exhausted from not sleeping well.

    Personally I would prefer to always be barefoot.

  9. Kimble says:

    Oh for goodness sake, why should she give up heels because she is pregnant? If she doesn’t wear them normally, then maybe now is not the time to start (as her centre of gravity is changing) …

    @RobN: Seriously? Perhaps she should just retire to bed for 40 weeks? Oh no, because then she might just get a PE. Quite frankly, it’s a miracle how millions of women survive the dangers of pregnancy, isn’t it?

  10. Amandahugandkiss says:

    I adore her, and I don’t think she’s being unrealistic about the heels. Sounds like she’d like to keep them, but it isn’t set in stone.

    Believe me, when you are 8 or 9 months along, the last thing you want to wear is a pair of heels. You do get so clumsy, and it is so easy to sprain something, or to fall over. Very few women take the chance. I just wore slip-on vans or little ballet flats because your belly gets so big you can’t lean over to take shoes on and off! :D

  11. Persistent Cat says:

    A friend of mine is always in heels and she wore them up until the day she gave birth. Another friend couldn’t wear shoes at all because her feet were so swollen. It’s whatever you’re comfortable with and how your pregnancy goes. Do we really need to jump down her throat or play the smug “just wait” game?

    @ Amandahugandkiss, I agree with your comment. As well, my sister-in-law is a tiny woman and she was so huge, my brother had to help her put on her socks. Always puts a smile on my face because I think it’s cute.

  12. McMe says:

    I hope she gave up her cigarettes! It annoys the hell out of me that she is so outspoken about her cancer experience yet we still see pictures of her smoking!!!

  13. kelbear says:

    She wears heels all the time so at just maybe 4 months pregnant I highly doubt she is going to stumble. At 7-9 months pregnant her balance could be off but many others are still wearing heels at 9 months so no big deal here.

  14. denise says:

    She looks adorable.

  15. LindaR says:

    Really cute. My daughter is 21 weeks pregnant and looks about at the same stage as Christina. She’ll lose the heels soon enough. You have no idea what your in for with your first. Also, I think she’s having a girl. Just a hunch.

  16. GatsbyGal says:

    I stumble around like a crackhead looking for a fix when I’m in heels, so if I’m ever pregnant I will never wear them. There’d be too much chance that I’d fall or something. But I guess if someone’s used to wearing them all the time, it’s okay. I can’t imagine it’s very comfortable, though.

  17. Ron says:

    My Mom wore heels to the hospital when both my sister and I were born and she wore them out the door with both of us in her arms. What’s the big deal?

  18. lilith says:

    @ RobN

    The baby wouldn’t be harmed if she took a little stumble or fall. The uterus is a very thick and strong muscle. The baby is very well protected. However, a fall could disrupt her cervix which could put her at risk of preterm labor.

  19. xxodettexx says:

    @gatsbygal: haha, thanks for the chuckles, sorta reminds me of how i am in heels… and i am a 95lb, 4′ 11.5″ little thing and gravity loves to make an example of me each and every time i attempt to wear heels!

    i am just too clumsy but always admiring of women that can still power through and wear their heels and makeup through the whole pregnancy [esp knowing how slovenly i would be in their place!]

  20. ashleighlauren says:

    My sister has sworn off heels for her pregnancy and is wearing what she refers to as “cute and TIGHT sneakers” so that her feet don’t spread. She told me she’s spent a small fortune on shoes and won’t be wasting that money by letting her feet grow.

  21. RobN says:

    Sorry, but falls are dangerous to both mother and child. Pregnancies end due to trauma on a fairly frequent basis. Seriously, Kimble, it’s ridiculous to equate swearing off heels for a couple of months to staying in bed. One is reasonable, the other is not.

    Doctors will tell you that you can have a single drink of alcohol occasionally without doing any harm, but I’ll bet that Applegate swears off alcohol anyway. And yet, 25 pounds from now she’s going to walk around on high heels because they’re fashionable?

    I like her and wish her a happy pregnancy, but she slips once on those heels and I’ll bet she changes her mind in a hurry.

  22. Wif says:

    I’ve actually never heard anti-heels advice for pregnancy. I thought it was one of those things that you just gave up when you started getting uncomfortable. If she wants to continue wearing them, so be it, in my opinion. You certainly won’t want to as much when you’re parenting, you do way too much bending over to make it a practical consideration.

  23. TQB says:

    @McMe – really? I’ve never seen such a picture. I generally find it wryly amusing how many celebs smoke and generally manage to hide it, but if Applegate still does – after having a double mastectomy to avoid getting breast cancer – well, that’s just insane.

  24. Obvious says:

    Some people wear heels so much that flats are painful for them as they’ve shrunk the tendons. She may change her tude about heels, she may not. Either way I wish her nothing but the best of luck in starting her new family.

    :note-who’da thought it’d take this long for Kelly Bundy to get knocked up???:

  25. Andrea says:

    I’m really happy for her. Does anyone know how getting pregnant works after chemo? I’ve known a couple of people with breast cancer and their treatments made them sterile.

  26. Maritza says:

    She’ll pay the consequences later, those pesky spider veins will appear like magic. Whether she wants or not with each child birth a woman grows 1/2 a size shoe.

  27. Chele says:

    I love her but judging by the amount of swelling that looks pretty obvious in her left foot, the heels need to go. If she didn’t have the swelling, I’d say more power to her. I was a big clumsy whale when I was pregnant so I’m a bit jealous!

  28. Cam says:

    My sister didn’t give up heels while she was pregnant, they’re not harmful for the baby; but u got to be really careful or u could fall, so if moms can avoid wearing them, then great, that’s all.

    She looks beautiful, btw.

  29. bellaluna says:

    I’ll wait to see what she says when she’s 8 1/2 months pregnant and the baby’s dropped.

    @ Maritza – I know! That’s one of the things no one tells you when you’re pregnant!

  30. Syko says:

    If your feet grow 1/2 size with each pregnancy, what size shoes does Michelle Duggar wear now?

    I only gained 1/2 shoe size total from three pregnancies. Then I gained 1/2 shoe size from old age/realizing comfort is better than looking good.

  31. SeaKat says:

    Maritza & Syko: Not all women’s feet change sizes. I’ve had two kids and can still wear shoes I bought in college. (I’m 38). The jeans though- that’s another story!

  32. Kitten says:

    Wow, I can’t believe how amazing she looks pregnant! I hope I look that good if and when the time comes :)

  33. Sudini says:

    She looks beautiful and adorable all at once :)

  34. The Hamm is My Dream Man says:

    I am perfectly comfortable in heels-I think my feet have gotten used to them. Plus I’m not overweight (anymore…) and that helps A LOT. Heidi Klum wore heels all the way up until she popped out her little ones so I don’t see what the big deal is. Female celebrities have a ton of experience wearing heels and probably aren’t as uncoordinated as some of you are (and seem to be strangely proud of).

    I’ll wear heels whenever I get pregnant until they become uncomfortable.

  35. Jeri says:

    She looks good. Her hairs longer again but it always looks good.

  36. Scarlet Vixen says:

    I used to wear heels all the time, and thought I’d wear them throughout my pregnancies, too. But, there are a few reasons why it’s not always practical: your muscles naturally stretching out alot during pregnancy (to eventually prepare you for delivery) plus the extreme change in your center of gravity make you much more clumsy. And yes, a fall can potentially hurt a baby. Also, because of your increase in blood volume and water retention many women’s feet and ankles tend to swell. Wearing heels with so much weight in your front can increase likelihood of backaches. Varicose veins are also more likely when you wear heels during pregnancy.

    So, it’s easy to say “I’m only gonna gain 20lbs, wear heels, look fabulous and run a marathon a week after delivery” when you’re 3 months. But in your third trimester when you’re hot, feeling huge and swollen, and have to pee literally every time you stand up your tune usually (but I guess not always) changes. :-)

  37. juice in LA says:

    She look bootiful! I’ll bet she’ll give up the heels when her feet start to swell.

  38. Mistral says:

    Awww. Best of luck to Christina. I love her. She was so awesome as Kelly Bundy. Hope her and her baby are healthy!

  39. KateNonymous says:

    If she’s used to them, she’s probably fine, at least for now. While falls can be risky, they can also have no effect at all.

    Personally, my feet got so swollen that for the last several weeks of my pregnancy, I could only wear my husband’s running shoes. I had hobbit feet for weeks after giving birth. But not everyone has that experience.

  40. Lucinda says:

    These comments crack me up. Blanket advice always works so well. lol If she’s used to heels, isn’t clumsy, and doesn’t retain water, she’ll be fine.

    Yes, center of gravity changes, joints loosen and feet swell. But not to the same extent for each women.

    Of course this whole thread assumes she’s serious.

  41. Kelly says:

    Isn’t it amazing how much better so many of these women look with a few extra pounds? I don’t think her face has ever looked prettier.

    I would give up heels, personally. If anything happened, how would you feel knowing you risked your pregnancy over something as dumb as vanity?

  42. Larissa says:

    I have worn heels for quite sometime during pregnancy, ffs, I´ve been wearing heels since I was 14 (sure I had a short girl complex), so I can work them anytime , anywhere! Ofc when your belly starts getting big you realize you´re losing your gravity center and high heels just don´t go so well. Now at the end of the pregnancy I cannot even wear flats or flip flops, am just as puffy as a balloon fish,lol

  43. 88Modesty88 says:

    @RobN: The fall would have to be serious enough to put the expectant mom in hospital before it would be serious enough to hurt the baby.

    I’m 8 months pregnant BTW and don’t wear heels. I just find it funny that a bloke is telling me what I can and cannot wear.

    But I generally like your comments, RobN, so it’s not a personal attack :)

  44. canadianchick says:

    I wonder if she had eggs frozen before cancer treatment? Congrats to her! Heels, meh, wait till baby drops.

  45. SolitaryAngel says:

    I’m so happy for her good news! Always liked her.

    Yeah, wait til she’s 8 months along–we’ll SEE if she still wants to wear heels then!