Halle Berry on speculation she’s pregnant: No one talks ‘about a man’s pooch’

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Halle Berry is one busy lady, she’s currently promoting her upcoming action movie Kidnap, which will be released on August 4. In it she plays a tenacious mom who takes matters into her own hands and hunts down the kidnappers who snatched her son. Halle most likely drew on her experiences as a Mom to kids Nahla, 9, and Maceo, 3 for the role. Halle explained that she’s not expecting child number 3 anytime soon, despite rumors to the contrary. The 50-year-old actress snapped back at the rumors in an Instagram post on June 5, captioned, “Can a girl have some steak and fries??” If the photo is any indication, we should all be eating steak and fries if we have the potential to look like her.

Halle also addressed the rumors during a recent press event in L.A, telling Extra, “It happens, you know? You eat too much before an event and you become pregnant.” When reporter Terri Seymour asked “People don’t make comments like that to men, do they?” Halle responded with “I’m not saying they don’t, but I haven’t come across a comment of someone talking about a man’s ‘pooch.’” Truer words have never been spoken.

On Saturday, Halle posted a photo on Instagram clad in workout gear and pushing what looks like an enormous armoire. She captioned the snap, “Would you mess with this mother? #KidnapMovie #DontMessWithMom” Nope, Halle, I sure wouldn’t.

Would you mess with this mother? #KidnapMovie #DontMessWithMom

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This woman’s Instagram is totally #workoutgoals for me. On Saturday, she posted a picture in a bikini and I don’t think I’ve ever been more jealous.

Jump up in this beach like…

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If promotional duties for Kidnap aren’t enough, Halle is also currently promoting her upcoming movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle, co-starring Colin Firth, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges. During a panel at San Diego’s Comic Con, Halle took down a hearty shot of whiskey. Let’s see a pregnant woman do that. A great sense of humor and a fondness for distilled spirits and fries? Halle is definitely my kind of woman.

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  1. CidyKitty says:

    She is so incredibly beautiful but her fashion sense is …. off to say the least lmao.

    • V4Real says:

      I hate this lady with a passion, she makes 50 look effortless. I would slap my mama for that body.

      She’s gorgeous and gets better with age.

      • vespernite says:

        LOL! Seriously she is like “Screw aging, I got better things to do!” Love her!

  2. Nicole says:

    I saw her chug that whiskey and was like “go girl”. After my recent trip I have a renewed fondness for whiskey. If there’s one way to shut down pregnancy rumors it’s alcohol. JLaw did the same the other day.
    Anyways Halle is right we don’t speculate on men’s bodies or if they got “too big” for something. Meanwhile women have to wear double spanx to look good. It’s an awful message.

    • Mermaid says:

      No we only notice weight gain/loss in men when it’s hugely obvious. But we notice the slightest changes in women because omg someone could be pregnant. Ridiculous. Halle is beyond stunning. I don’t know how she does it but that woman never ages. Her Instagram pics are inspiring me to hit the gym hard today.

      • Nicole says:

        Exactly. Which if you have a lunch that makes you bloat you’re either pregnant or letting yourself go. Either way it’s terrible.
        And no she doesn’t age which is not surprising.

    • Lululemon says:

      There is NO way that is whisky. In photos on Dailymail she chugs the whole half pint glass of supposed whisky. If anyone did that, they would be seriously ill, potentially dead. Besides, it was also foaming at the top when it was poured in the other photos – whisky doesn’t do that. It smells like typical Halle Berry fashion that she would stage something like this.

  3. MI6 says:

    Yes they do. It’s called Dad Bod.
    And last time I checked, men can’t get pregnant.

    • Tanguerita says:

      THIS. However, I agree that speculations concerning weight can be hurtful regardless of gender (Wentworth Miller comes to mind).

    • NoKiddingCats says:

      @MIG – That pretty much sums up my reaction too…

    • Mike says:

      I swear this very site had a post about Leonardo DiCaprio’s “dad bod” not that long ago. I guess people forgot

      • V4Real says:

        But we hardly hear talk about men gaining weight, maybe once in a blue moon. Women are easy targets if they put on a few pounds. The most recent being Rihanna.

      • detritus says:

        Because the story was Leo was bragging about dadbod.
        The story doesn’t just have to includes the word – it’s the tone.

        Also dad bod is ridiculous, men don’t carry a child they don’t have to gain weight. It’s basically leaning in to the double standards that it’s ok for men to let it go but women best keep it tip top.

      • Maria says:

        Aw, Mike, did you take a wrong turn looking for an MRA site? The false equivalence in your post is the giveaway. No one on this site, and not even Halle Berry, said that men never face criticism of their bodies. Her point is that it takes more for a man to face scrutiny. A woman merely has to eat one big meal and then it’s OMG, she let herself go! She’s pregnant! If you deny the obvious truth of that then might I suggest you continue onto a site more to your liking where they’ll help you carry that chip on your shoulder?

    • Dem says:

      False equivalency. Dad bod is a fairly affectionate term, its only applied in cases of major bloat and not an itsy bitsy pouch like hers and men dont experience biological changes during pregnancy anyway, so the inbuilt excuse it provides for bloat is truly ridiculous.

      • HH says:

        Just coming to say the same thing. “Dad bod” applies to (more) extreme changes in the body than a little pooch. It’s also used in a more fun, quirky way. Men who have “dad bods” don’t necessarily feel like failures; whereas women who don’t lose the baby weight are made to feel less than or that they’ve somehow missed the mark to being super mom.

        As Halle alluded to, it’s not to say that men don’t get critiqued on their weight/appearance, but it is not to the same degree as women. That’s inarguable.

      • MI6 says:

        Maria and Dem: we will never achieve gender equality if we as women continue to participate in our own victimization by putting men down to lift women up.

    • Thebees says:

      I think people question Her about a possible pregnancy because her hands were on her stomach in one picture as though she was showing off for the camera. She does have a point, I have never heard a interviewer or reporter ask a man face to face “Hey I noticed you have a dad by what’s going on there”? Something May be written in the gossip magazine by editors or even someone on Twitter but they make it seem like a trend or its a funny break from the norm.

  4. anonymous says:

    Maybe because men can get pregnant ?

  5. astrid says:

    She was trolling us with the poochy stomach at an event, where she was wearing a tight dress and cupping her belly. What are we supposed to think? Sure she’s allowed to eat steak and fries and get bloated like the rest of us but don’t put on a show on the red carpet like you have a secret.

    • Tanguerita says:

      absolutely. That was a stunt if the world ever saw one.

    • NoKiddingCats says:

      Yes. That belly cupping was a shameless publicity stunt. Don’t try to deny you invited speculation and gossip…

    • Ramona says:

      I gather that in the video she was merely smoothing down the fabric of her dress and the camera picked up that fraction of a second and sold it as if thats how she posed the entire time. Always remember that a pic is just a tiny moment and not the entire moment. If you see a pic of an unsmiling couple it doesnt mean they werent smiling in 99 other shots. And if you see a woman with her hands on her belly, it doesnt mean she was cupping a bump.

    • Jegede says:

      @ astrid – Spot On!

    • Karen says:

      It was the belly cupping, not the teeny barely there bump that made headlines. It’s not a normal pose for her.

      She’s 50, looks great, but with a small bump on a 50yo only crazy people would go strait to pregnancy.

      Who knows? Maybe she wasn’t stunting that night and had bad gas bloat and kept rubbing her belly because it hurt. Or maybe she wanted a headline? Or something else? Only she knows.

    • TQB says:

      THIS ^^^^

    • Erica_V says:

      This – if she hadn’t put her hands on her belly in that “yes, this is a baby not fat” way no one would’ve said peep.

  6. QueenB says:

    I wonder why no one speculates that a man is pregnant when you can see his belly..

  7. ArchieGoodwin says:

    The Kingsmen was a great movie! I didn’t realize they made a sequel.

    Halle is a prime example of beauty only being skin deep. Nothing to envy or be jealous of here, when there are so many other women to admire who treat people with dignity and respect.

  8. Gippy says:

    I don’t think the belly cupping was that big of a deal. If I’m a especially full/sated I rub my belly too, that blue baby was hard earned LOL!

  9. Sonia says:

    It wasn’t that she had a pooch or food baby, it was that she was posing on a red carpet lovingly cradling her stomach.

  10. HeatherAnn says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, yes, but I can’t forget her mean attempt at alienating her daughter from her father. Nope. Pass on her and her movies.

    • Maria says:

      From what I remember, she was angry because he was denying that his daughter was Black (which is how Halle identifies herself) and was dyeing the kid’s hair blonde. Also, she alleged that he called her (Halle) a racial epithet in anger. Maybe she was misguidedly trying to protect her daughter? Why do you believe him over her?

      • Gene123 says:

        @maria because the courts proved none of that was true

      • notasugarhere says:

        Halle’s crazy against Aubry started the day their daughter was born. He had to go to court to get his name put on the birth certificate because Halle refused to put it there. Refused to put the father’s name on the birth certificate and he had to go to court to legally claim his daughter. There is nothing normal in her behavior here.

        iirc, the hair “incident” was during the summer. Their daughter was at the pool most days, hair lightened by the sun, and Halle tried to make something of it. Think the judge threw it out. Also iirc the nanny, in Berry’s employ, admitted the story about him using a racial epithet was a lie.

      • LAK says:

        Maria: Every single one of her accusations went to court and was found to be untrue.

        She showed herself to be a ruthless liar who would do or say anything to get rid of him.

        It’s a pity that her lies are still held to be true despite courts find the opposite.

        CB covered the court cases comprehensively. If you look through the archives, you’ll find all the details.

    • lucy2 says:

      Oh she’s pure nut balls for sure, but stunningly beautiful.

      • LadyT says:

        Maria- It’s not a case of believing “him over her.” It’s what was proven to be true.

  11. Loopy says:

    I come from East Africa, now I don’t know about hard liquor/spirits but I have seen many women well into their 2nd or 3rd trimester still drinking beer like normal,and I mean like 3-4 bottles regularly.

  12. Dttimes2 says:

    Kidnap hadnt been released yet?? I sae it weeks on Kodi

  13. LAK says:

    I’m ridiculously excited about Kingsman. Love Matthew Vaughn’s films. Pure escapism and fun.

  14. cake says:

    Halle was trolling us, she cradled and made a heart w/her fingers over her “large dinner” on the red carpet.

  15. hogtowngooner says:

    She’s like Ariel Winter and Kim Kardashian: pull a ridiculous stunt to get people outraged, just so you can climb on your soapbox and lecture everyone about slut-shaming or whatever.

  16. Lisa says:

    What’s the obsession with pregnancy? Is it like a role fulfillment thing, where we have to get excited because a woman is using her womb as a rooming house for 9 months?

  17. nicole says:

    she is stunning and so beautiful, cant beleive she is 50, also just watched her recently in a film called ‘Frankie and Alice, she was really good in, and looked so young, cant beleive how she hasnt aged hard ly at all, stunning.

  18. Jenn says:

    I’m African American and white and if you think people can’t or aren’t racist just because they have had a baby with someone of another race you’re simply naive. Plenty of Men of every/any race will sleep with a fine woman of another race and simultaneously have no respect for that woman’s heritage and/or also overlook it or disregard it in their own children. That’s just how it is. You can indeed be a racist parent of a child with Black heritage. I’ve experienced it and seen it.

    I don’t know if she was lying or not but To say it was “proven” she lied is in itself a lie. She herself never went back on her claim. As well her Black nanny claimed to be treated badly by Aubrey as well.

  19. Joannie says:

    I think she’s so beautiful but she does have a pooch. She’s lifting her arms up while jumping. Pretty obvious move.

  20. Ellen Smith says:

    Yes she is beautiful, and the hand gesture on her belly could have been misinterpreted. I don’t know why anyone would pose like that, but as someone upthread stated, perhaps the photographers caught a nanosecond of her smoothing out her dress. I do have to say that I know many 50-plus women who are extremely beautiful. Not to deny Halle’s beauty, but many of my friends are fabulous, and they have had no “work” done.