Diane Kruger pleads with fans & paparazzi to stop posting photos of her baby

Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus welcomed a baby girl at some point last year. I think Baby Girl Kruger-Reedus – we still don’t know the child’s name – is probably about three months old now, maybe younger. As I said, we still don’t know the kid’s name, nor have we seen any photos of her face. Diane has posted some artsy photos of the baby’s hand, and there were paparazzi photos of Diane and Norman walking down the street in New York with the baby in the buggy. Apparently, Diane was out this week with Baby Girl and some fans or paparazzi got some shots of the baby’s face. Diane posted this message to her Instagram:

Dear fans, dear non fans, dear paparazzi and anyone with a conscience. We were just tagged in these paparazzi pictures of me and our daughter. These pictures were taken without our consent and expose a vulnerable and innocent baby. While we understand that some people would like to see a picture of our daughter, we as parents, want nothing more than allow her to grow up in privacy and safety. Me and @bigbaldhead would kindly ask you to not repost these pictures and help us achieve that goal. Whoever has already posted them, please take them down.Please put yourself in our shoes. We are just like any parent wanting the very best for our child. Thank you for your support.

[From Diane’s Instagram]

When I first saw the headlines, I was like “how did Diane even know they got shots of her baby?” It’s because the dumbasses tagged her in the photo. I do believe that celebrities should be able to control the publication of photos of their kids, and it’s not like Diane has made it open season on photos or details about the baby anyway, you know? She’s not a Kardashian. We don’t even know this kid’s name (and I’m dying to hear the name – I couldn’t care less about what the baby looks like).

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  1. Mia4s says:

    I was reading about this earlier and wow some of the responses from the “fans” are horrifying. Telling her she’s done something wrong by not posting photos? Telling her she’s wrong for not SELLING photos? (For charity of course 🙄). Horrid entitlement. Absolutely awful and toxic.

    Sadly I think she’s going to be disappointed. The photos will get posted. I honestly think the celebs who post some early photos to drop the value of paparazzi shots have the right idea. It’s sad that they have to as it should be a genuine choice.

  2. DTTIMES2 says:

    I can see her point and there are a lot of walking dead fans who would stalk Norman.

  3. Kananifoh s says:

    Oh shit – I looked at the post pic on the home page and thought she was Michael Douglas at first lol

  4. savu says:

    And she’s not somebody who has, or seems like she will, use her kid to shill this family image (cough Jennifer Garner cough). Definitely seems fair enough to me for people to leave them alone.

    Same, I am dying to know a name! Watch it be something super traditional and boring. P.s. it still hurts me to see her with him instead of Pacey 😔

  5. Jewell says:

    So, ordinarily I would be sympathetic towards this comment, and I definitely think minors in paparazzi pictures are off limits (I live in a country where legally every minor’s face has to be blurred if pictures are published).
    However. I work at a news publication and we’re in constant contact with picture agencies.
    She phones the paps. I know this, because whilst doing the evening handover and asking a picture agency we use to let us know if some pictures we were on the lookout for arrived, and when I brought up how many photo sets we were being offered of Diane/Norman/baby, the guy I was talking to out-and-out told me that a couple of specific photographers are told by people in Diane’s camp to be at X place at Y time.

    So stfu Diane. Sit your hypocritical ass down.

    • Franny Days says:

      Yea this is probably rude but I really wouldn’t recognize either one of them in public so I was surprised she made it seem like they were being hounded. There are a lot more famous celebrities that have had kids and we have never seen them.

    • lucy2 says:

      Well that’s interesting. I didn’t see either of them as that type of person.

      Either way, I don’t think paparazzi should photograph children’s faces.

    • Marigold says:

      I am very skeptical of this claim.

      • Lolly says:

        Why be skeptical? The majority of the pictures you see from paparazzi are arranged. Because of social media, celebrities have now established relationships with paparazzi so each side wins; the paps keep their jobs and the celebrities can maintain control over their pictures. I think at the end of the day though we all agree that minors shouldn’t be shown in pictures.

      • Jennifer says:

        I agree with you Marigold. I don’t believe this claim at all.

  6. Miles says:

    Just because a celeb is famous doesn’t mean their kid is fair game. The kid didn’t get to choose that life and in the future they may want nothing to do with it. So if a celeb doesn’t want their kid’s photo taken then respect their wishes and leave them alone. It’s really not that hard to not take pictures of someone else’s kids.

  7. Originaltessa says:

    I feel like she’s creating more of an interest in her baby by doing this. Now I want to see her baby… I couldn’t have cared less before. Bad move. Some pictures got out? Be more careful next time. Don’t create a huge story when there wasn’t one.

  8. Dani says:

    I think everyone has the right to control the release of pictures of their kids, so I get her on that. However, I am beyond shocked that she is still with Norman I Haven’t Taken A Shower In Six Months Reedus. Ugh.

    • AnneC says:

      Also he looks to be smoking in one of the pics, so as a mother I’d be much more concerned about that and it’s effects on my baby then some random photos.

  9. Lis says:

    All babies look similar … if I were them, I’d release a photo and then focus on protecting her privacy as she gets older and starts to look like an individual.

  10. Kim says:

    In 18 years she will be most likely be another celeb offspring model (like older brother Mingus) and none of this will be a big deal.

  11. Notanotherpostcard says:

    If you are out in most public places people can legally take photos of you. So why should celebrities get special treatment? They want the fame, well, this comes with it.

  12. Marianne says:

    i totally understand and respect that she wants privacy for her and her child. yes, she may have signed on for the fame but her child certainly has not. That being said, there is nothing illegal about taking photos out in public.

  13. therealMrsKC says:

    This is the reason celebrities release a few photos of their kids. It takes the awful bounty off the kid’s head. Diane and Norman have inadvertently made their kid into a pap target by hiding her. The baby photos will fetch a ton of money because of the silly ‘mystery’ surrounding the kid. I get that they want privacy but probably the best strategy is to release some kind of ‘family photo’ on their instagram and make the baby pics less valuable.

  14. siri says:

    It’s actually Diane who made it a habit to call the paps while trying to convince the public she and Reedus were an item. Now that she got him somehow, and there is a baby, she wants to be left alone. As much as I understand she doesn’t want pics of the baby’s face be published, she shouldn’t be surprised.