Mary-Kate Olsen rumored to be pregnant

The internet gossip mill is really heating up with rumors that Mary-Kate Olsen is pregnant. This all seems to be based on a National Enquirer story that came out last week that talked about Olsen’s recent (and much needed) weight gain. The original article never said she was pregnant or had any kind of sources confirming she was, anonymous or otherwise. The sources just said that Mary-Kate’s friends were wondering if that was a possible explanation for the gain.

Mary-Kate Olsen is reportedly pregnant.

The 22-year-old star – who shot to fame alongside twin sister Ashley in hit US TV show ‘Full House’ aged nine months – has sparked rumours she is expecting her first child after her weight shot up to 102lbs, according to National Enquirer magazine.

A source said: “Mary-Kate has been looking a lot rounder recently. It is good she has put on weight, because she previously suffered from anorexia, but a lot of people think she could actually be attempting to hide her pregnancy.”

[From Female First]

It sounds to me like most of the people reporting this rumor didn’t read the Enquirer’s story very carefully. While they said that was a possibility, it seems like the overall article says that it’s probably a healthy weight gain, and that she looks a lot better for it. Here are the highlights from the original Enquirer story:

Mary-Kate Olsen has packed on weight recently, leaving her friends wondering if there’s a secret she’s hiding about the reason for her new, curvier figure. The 22-year-old has packed on more than 20 pounds in the last few months, bringing her weight from a skeletal 80 pounds to a more robust 102, say insiders. She also has been partying a lot less now that she’s spending more time with boyfriend Nate Lowman – leading those close to her to wonder… is she or isn’t she?

“The buzz is that Mary-Kate has put on the weight so suddenly that she’s either gone on an eating binge or it’s something more joyous,” said a friend of the actress. “Her face is noticeably fuller and she’s been wearing loose-fitting clothing.”

… “She wants to start a family with Nate. She believes having a child will give her life real meaning, substance, and purpose that has so far eluded her despite her success.” However, Mary-Kate is NOT pregnant, her publicist assures The Enquirer. Although the actress has not yet made any public statements about her new body, those close to her say she’s secretly thrilled with the way she looks now, and she’s getting lots of compliments.

New York-based nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot agrees that the change to Mary-Kate’s body is stunning – and that it’s all for the better! “She looks like she’s put on about 20 pounds. Her hair looks shinier and fuller and her skin appears clear and vibrant,” said Zuckerbrot, who has not treated the actress. “She looks great!”

[From the National Enquirer, Dec. 1, 2008, print ed.]

Rarely do I believe publicists, but in this case it sounds correct. While it’s certainly possible she’s pregnant, it’s just as likely that she isn’t. Mary-Kate said on Oprah that she doesn’t want to have kids. She could have changed her mind, but it was a little over a month ago. That’s a pretty quick turnaround. If I were betting on it, I’d say Mary-Kate is just working through her eating disorder and looking a lot better for it.

Here are Ashley and Mary-Kate signing copies of their book ‘Influence’ at Borders in Los Angeles on November 12th. You can see that Mary-Kate is definitely fuller in the face than Ashley, whereas it used to be the other way around. Images thanks to WENN.

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  1. devilgirl says:

    She finally ate a meal, that’s why she looks round. Kinda like a snake after they eat. Once it digests, she’ll be a whole 70lbs again.

  2. Lore says:

    “…shot up to 102lbs” !!!
    Good grief.

  3. Kat says:

    I think they both look lovely. They really have seemed to come into their own and it’s great to see her looking so healthy again.

  4. L says:

    Happily in love is a often tends to be a reason for weight gain!

  5. what is ever. says:

    “Mary-Kate has been looking a lot rounder recently.”

    sheesh… 🙄 and people wonder why she suffers(ed) from anorexia- 102lbs does not equal round, unless you’re a 5 year-old.

    She looks quite vibrant as compared to her sallow emaciated look of the (hopefully) past.

    *edit agreed L, I gained almost 20lbs while dating my husband (and since I didn’t start at 80 like MK, I’m still sweating it off…)

  6. vdantev says:

    First woman in the world to outweighed by her own newborn.

  7. Bodhi says:

    @ what ever~ Same here! Love is great & all, but not on the waistline!

  8. daisyfly says:

    I thought trolls laid eggs…

  9. JaundiceMachine says:

    I love how 102 lbs. qualifies as “robust”. I bet 110 is morbidly obese.

  10. Leandra says:

    Isn’t she the smoker of the pair? I hope she quits while pregnant or the baby is going to be thin and scrawny.

  11. Aspen says:

    There is nothing round about her.


    No wonder celeb anorexics never seem to get better.

    102 pounds and she gets “rounder” and “looks pregnant.”

    That motivation to get well, right?

  12. Jenna says:

    Anorexia wasn’t a big factor in why she got so small. She had a coke problem. The rehab facility she checked into doesn’t specialize in eating disorders it is a substance abuse rehab. Probably got into some meth as well.

  13. rottenkitty says:

    Since when is a “robust” weight a 102 pounds? Maybe for a thirteen year-old…

  14. Jeanne says:

    She’s too weird to be a mom. It would be interesting though to see how she would dress a baby/kid. Not to mention the weird name she’d pick out.

  15. xiaoecho says:

    not as much nose candy is all

  16. jaclyn says:

    WOW 102LBS! OMG!

    …big deal!!! That’s perfect for her height.

  17. SeVen says:

    Pffft. Shes probably packing period bloat. Super skinny chicks dont get their period so if she packed on some weight to be healthy her bodies normal systems started again! FOR SHAME! 102 pounds! What a porker

    *noms icecream* 🙄 🙄

  18. Kim says:

    I can’t tell them apart. I hope no unsuspecting child has to have her as a mother.

  19. Linds says:

    this is really freaking stupid. are they seriously discussing this when the girl was anorexic not too long ago? its GOOD she is putting on weight finally and to call her a “robust” 102 pounds is sooo retarded. that is still EXTREMELY skinny and she does not look much curvier to me and if she does, its healthy and shouldn’t be commented on in a negative way or trying to turn it into a pregnancy thing. i doubt she is pregnant as how could someone that little be able to carry a baby? people who are that tiny and who have battled eating disorders have trouble getting pregnant because of what they put their bodies through. anyway, my main point is…maybe there wouldnt be as many eating disordersi nthe world if people wuiold stop judging others by their weight. especially when there is barely anything to judge, as in MK’s case!

  20. laure says:

    she just stopped cocaine

  21. Codzilla says:

    Bodhi: Seriously. About six months after meeting my husband, we had both packed on a shitload of weight from all the celebratory booze and food. He’s since regained his fine form, but me, not so much … 😕

  22. Trashaddict says:

    I doubt she was having any periods when her weight was in the 80s, so she probably wasn’t fertile then! Would lay odds her periods would only now be starting to come back…so maybe NOW there’s a chance she’ll conceive.

  23. Zilla says:

    You people sure piss me off, ya know, Mary-Kate was not doing coke, her and Ashley had a lawsuit for the magazines publishing false information and they one for your information, I hate people who think they have the right to talk smack about anyone they want when they don’t even know anything about them, don’t you have anything better to do then bring people down just because your insecure about who you are, its time for you to grow up! And another thing, I happen to be a 19 year old whose been suffering from anorexia since I was 9 years old its a disease and unless you have lived it like I am still then you have no idea what its like, its hell, im happy Mary-Kate finally beat it, I have wanted to do the same for myself but its people like you who make this disease so much harder, to Mary-Kate makes me wanna beat it is she can so can I but then I see you all talking about how she looks pregnant and round and all this crap, one minute we are made fun of for being too thin and then we finally get healthy and you all have to bring us down, I am 5’1 and I weigh 84lbs so I know what Mary-Kate went through and she is a stronger person than any of you will ever be, anorexia is the worse disease and the hardest disease to beat that’s why for most of us it either stays with us for life or we end up dead from it, you guys are killing people because your all selfish and don’t care about anyone but yourselves, I hope you all can live with knowing your all murderers and one day you will pay for being the horrible people you are, quit getting off on trying to make everyones lives miserable, God where did all the good people go? GROW UP!!!!!!!!!!!