Penelope Cruz shows off her enormous baby bump in Madrid: maternity-chic?

I was just talking about Evan Rachel Wood and how I thought she would be the next girl (after Duchess Kate) to give birth, but now I might have to revise that opinion. Penelope Cruz might be due before Evan Rachel Wood. Penelope really looks like she’s ready to rock and roll any second. These are pics of Penelope and Javier Bardem from Saturday – they were in Madrid, going out to eat with some family members (Javi’s mom, Penelope’s bro). Penelope is another woman who carries really well, right?

One thing I really like about Penelope is that we really haven’t seen that much of her throughout this pregnancy. It was that way with her first pregnancy too, when she was pregnant with her son Leo. If anything, she was even less visible the first time around. I also liked that after she gave birth to Leo, there wasn’t even a comment from her publicist about the baby’s name. She didn’t give interview after interview about how her baby is magical and how everyone needed to have a pregnancy just like hers. I really liked her for that.

Anyway, Leo is 2 years old now and I guess he’s going to be a big brother any day now. We don’t know what she’s carrying, a boy or a girl (or twinsies). I have no idea. If I’m going to place a bet… I’d say girl, and they’ll give her a pretty Spanish name, possibly from a grandmother. Also: some people like to complain about pregnant celebs in high heels, but how do you feel about really high wedges? I don’t like how slender that wedge heel looks at all – like she easily step the wrong way and it would be a disaster.

And yes, this was all an excuse to post the teaser trailer for The Counselor again.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. G says:

    As a pregnant woman with huge breasts, I think she looks positively radiant-and just about ready! She’s carrying so well.

    • Liv says:

      Yep, she’s beautiful! And I really like her with Bardem, they are perfect for each other.

  2. blue marie says:

    she’s cute preggo, that baby looks to be all belly. boy?

    • Micki says:

      I’d say yes. I was carring the same way – belly in front nothing on the sides and had 2 boys.
      People say girls usually come in more “round” belles.
      Anyway I wish her healthy baby and easy delivery.

      • elkiddo says:

        Me 2! I’m carrying the same way and it’s a boy

      • CreamSoda says:

        My expetience too. With my daughter my belly was very round, from the front to the sides. With my son he was all in front.

    • Jessica says:

      Hard to say, it looks like the baby has dropped so the bump is no longer a clue as to the gender.

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I know I’m in the minority here, and let me say first that she looks healthy and pretty and I think pregnancy is a beautiful thing to see. In general. But I am so tired of pregnant women wearing these skin tight, sttrreettcchhheedd garments that show the faint outline of their belly button and just TMI, just so, what? So you can tell they have only gained weight in the front? I’m not saying you have to wear a big sack, but just something a little more …loose. With flats. Maybe this is not the time to go for overtly sexy. Just my opinion.

    • capepopsie says:

      I agree with every single Word. I feel the very same way. It all looks so ..uncomfortable too!

    • Cece says:

      I agree in general, but I don’t think she looks too sexy here. The stretchy shirt actually looks comfortable and maybe it provides some support – I know I liked close-fitting clothes when preggo. Also, she’s at the very end of her pregnancy, and I can see her refusing to buy another thing. Even if she has tons of money, it stinks to pay for something that you’ll only where for another couple weeks.

      She looks great!!

    • Amelia says:

      An old school friend put a plaster over her belly button during her last month whenever she put on a tight top 🙂
      I think Penelope looks amazing here, really gorgeous!

    • Gia says:

      I get that some people find tight shirts a little -in your face- but as a currently pregnant woman, it is honestly really comfortable to wear a fit, cotton shirt. For me, it makes me feel like I’m not as large. Wearing tent dresses or empire waists can be really unflattering. I love putting on my cotton maternity tights and a tight cotton t-shirt! But to each their own 🙂

    • Eleonor says:

      Oh no I agree, that’s why I’ve really appreciated Duchess Kate pregnancy style.

    • Bridget says:

      When the day comes that you or your significant other are pregnant then you are wlecome to buy all the muumuus in town. But until then, butt out. You actually just said thatwedges amd a stretchy top are too sexy for pregnancy.

      Did it not occur to you that some pregnant women like stretchy stuff because it grows with you? She looks incredibly comfortable.

      • A~ says:

        Thank you. My thoughts exactly. It feels good to be in something that accommodates you. Also, It’s no fun feeling like a circus tent. Also, to say a pregnant woman is not allowed to be sexy is just ridiculous.

  4. G says:

    Being pregnant doesn’t mean become a dowdy house frou…if you don’t wear something tight(ish) you just look like a cow.

    She IS overtly sexy! So pretty.

    • Amanda says:

      True. Pregnant ladies who wear stuff that’s too loose just look like they are fat.

  5. Tony says:

    Seabiscuit makes an appearance.

  6. Vickyb says:

    I think jeans and a t-shirt is absolutely ok!! Not overtly sexy, poor woman – why should she have to wear a muumuu?! Why shouldn’t we see her belly button?! What harm is that poor Cruz belly button doing?!

    And as for the heels, they don’t look too slender to me, and I’m sure that, as a grown up, she’s perfectly capable of making the decision to wear heels, and then walk around in them! I wouldn’t wear them, but then I’d fall over in heels regardless of a pregnancy bump!

    • tracking says:

      Well said. Looks gorgeous!

    • emmie_a says:

      I think she looks beautiful and natural — and I agree about the wedges, they heel is not too slender at all. The wedges actually look super comfortable.

  7. Anna says:

    She is carrying big but still manages to look glam – there are some other pix of her from that night and that white top is off-the-shoulder, and she’s just rocking out at the club in her bf jeans…

  8. lisa2 says:

    She looks so beautiful.

  9. Birdie says:

    She looks absolutely stunning and comfortable.

  10. Micki says:

    …”but how do you feel about really high wedges”….
    I have fond memories from my maternity wedges. Had them both times, haven’t stepped in the wrong way and felt sexy with my walrus weight

  11. Kiddo says:

    She looks very pretty, he needs a shower.

    • Sonia says:

      Exactly what I was thinking! She is the one that would have reason to look exhausted and needing a shower, not him? When I was 10 months pregnant the last freaking thing I wanted to do was shower, I would work up a sweat getting out of the shower plus all that great pregnancy hair was a huge PIA to get clean LOL

    • chloe says:

      They were at a music festival before these shots in which Javier performed on the bongos wearing a jacket and then he was photographed dancing so there is good reason he’s not looking so fresh.

  12. truthful says:

    she looks sooo cute and I see nothing wrong w/her shoes, those are tame compared to Posh Spice.

    nice lil wedgie to me.

    so cute

  13. Maritza says:

    That belly looks like it’s going to be another boy. If it were a girl belly she would be all swollen and really wide.

    • megs283 says:

      Happily for me, that is just a myth

      Signed, pregnant with a girl and not “all swollen and really wide”

      • chaser says:

        I’m with ya. Had a beautiful girl and carried neat and in front.

        There is no truth to these old wives tales.

      • Amanda says:

        Yeah, think all this belly size/ shape determining the baby’s gender is a crock.

  14. Esmom says:

    She’s long been on my irrational hate list but I gotta admit she looks beautiful.

  15. Nicole says:

    I agree that she looks incredible and I really think she’s just a beautiful lady all around. But, what I cannot figure out for the life of me, is why in the h is she wearing a coat?

    I’m in Madrid right now and it was easily 90+ something degrees this weekend. Most people are walking around in summer clothes. Why in the world is she wearing that heavy sweater/coat?

  16. Nev says:

    stunning woman.

  17. Dawn says:

    I think she looks great! And I think she is having a boy. That’s how I carried too.

  18. Trixie says:

    Penelope looks beautiful.

  19. Ann says:

    Not a Penelope Cruz fan but she looks ok here. I’ve never understood why people think she’s “gorgeous”, to me she always looks too duck-ish.

  20. UsedToBeLulu says:

    *sigh* She really is such a gorgeous woman. And she never seems to give f*ck all about her hair. I kind of love her for that.

  21. Jayna says:

    She looks amazing. Tom Cruise and his effed-up Scientology nuttiness lost out on a great catch. Although, Penelope and Javier have more in common anyway.

  22. Jayna says:

    Did anyone see that Christmas movie made for TV she was in several years ago? Susan Sarandon was in it, too. Her hair was incredible in that movie.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      Do you mean “Noel”? Yes, I saw it & loved it. Penelope was gorgeous.

  23. diva says:

    Wedges give you more stability than heels do or at least it felt like that when I was pregnant. Javier looks gross to me. Good actor though.

  24. the original bellaluna says:

    The shirt’s a little sheer for my taste, but she looks great!