Ariana Grande: Is She Hiding Her Pregnancy From Fans?

Last week, we reported on rumors that Ariana Grande is pregnant with her first child.

The singer has been dating Mac Miller for about 18 months and both parties are said to be overjoyed by the news of Ariana’s pregnancy.

But thus far, the news is being kept under wraps for reasons that aren’t entirely clear.

Grande has been absent from social media for the entirety of 2018, which has led many fans to the conclusion that she’s “pulling a Kylie” and stepping away from the spotlight in order to keep her pregnancy out of the headlines.

At first, that seemed like quite a leap, but in the past week, multiple sources have emerged with what they claim is insider knowledge of Ariana’s pregnancy.

One such tipster spoke to The Hollywood Gossip exclusively, saying:

“She is 2 months pregnant and is very excited,” the insider informed us.

“She is waiting until at LEAST the 20 week mark to announce it. She was very inspired by Kylie after Facetiming her in October.”

But others who claim to know Ariana best say there’s no truth to the pregnancy rumors, and Grande has simply decided to take an extended break from social media for the sake of her mental health.

“Ariana’s break from social media has not been because she is hiding a pregnancy with her boyfriend the way Kylie did,” one such source tells Hollywood Life.

“She just wants a healthy break from social media. When her new album and tour is ready to be announced, she will return with regular updates on her Twitter and Instagram.”

The insider explicitly stated that Ariana “is not secretly having Mac Miller’s baby,” adding, “That’s not what’s going on.”

“Ariana loves Mac and things are great between them,” the source says.

“They are still young and are focusing on work right now.”

So why all the time away from Instagram?

According to the insider, the decision has to do with trauma that Ariana suffered as a result of the bombing at her concert in Manchester last year.

“The incident has been difficult for her to overcome,” says the source.

The insider claims that Ariana has been planning to take some time away from social media ever since the bombing, but felt it was her duty to provide support to grieving and frightened fans.

Not that it’s been nearly a year since the tragedy that claimed 22 lives, she reportedly feels the time is right for her to step away from center stage.

Needless to say, there are some wildly conflicting reports out there with regard to why Ari has chosen to lay low for a while.

But whether she’s pregnant or taking some much-needed time for herself for other reasons, we’re sure the singer will continue to have the full support of her loyal legion of fans.


Ariana Grande: PREGNANT With First Child?! (Exclusive)

Ariana Grande has been absent from social media for a full two and a half months.

The last post from Ariana on Instagram and Twitter was a simple “see you next year” on December 31.

This being 2018, the extended disappearing act has prompted reports that Ariana might be “pulling a Kylie” and withdrawing from the spotlight in order to conceal a pregnancy.

The rumors seem to have started as a joke, but now, some fans believe Ariana is actually expecting – and with good reason.

“Can someone explain why @ArianaGrande has not been on any social media since 2017… is she pulling a @KylieJenner is she pregnant too???” wrote one fan on Ari’s Instagram this week.

“Bit-h where dafuq is Ariana Grande, she better not be pregnant,” opined another.

“@ArianaGrande hasn’t posted on ig for so long, maybe she’s pregnant too- following the Kardashian-Jenner trend,” a third commented.

Ariana has been dating Mac Miller since 2016, and reports that she’s expecting the rapper’s child are everywhere on social media this week.

Like we said, it all started as a running gag, but believe it or not, the evidence that she’s knocked up keeps mounting.

In fact, a source who we can only identify as a member of Ariana’s team spoke with The Hollywood Gossip this week, and she confirmed with 100 percent certainty that the singer is pregnant:

“Ariana Grande is pregnant with Mac Miller’s baby,” the source tells THG exclusively.

“She is 2 months Pregnant and is very excited. She is waiting until at LEAST the 20 week mark to announce it. She was very inspired by Kylie after Facetiming her in October.”

The tipster claims the bombing at Ariana’s concert in Manchester last year caused the singer to re-evaluate her priorities and served as a potent reminder our time on this planet is fleeting.

“She realized after the Manchester event that her life is always at stake and is getting shorter and shorter every day,” the source claims.

“After Christmas when she visited her grandmother, she realized she wants her grandma to see a baby of hers before she passes. “

The insider adds that the pregnancy has seen some complications, but Ariana and Mac are giddy with excitement and already picking out names:

“She is passing around the Name ‘Luna’ for a girl after her love of the moon. She wants the baby’s name to be ‘Frank’ for a boy after her grandfather,” says the informant.

“Mac really wasn’t expecting a baby so when she told him, he was CRYING! He’s wanting a girl for some reason. Ariana canceled the Brit [Awards] because of PREGNANCY ISSUES! 

“She was very concerned when she came down with the flu, especially flying with a baby. “

Ariana was spotted in public for the first time this year on March 10.

She was wearing a puffy winter coat, and witnesses say she held a notebook in front of her midsection.

Our source says the singer plans to continue hiding her pregnancy from the public for the foreseeable future, due in part to her own anxiety about giving birth:

“She is wearing a lot of oversized sweaters/black clothes so she can hide the small bump,” says the insider.

“She has had some complications. She is very worried about birth because it will most likely be a C Section because of how small she is.”

Obviously, nothing is official yet, and we can’t say for certain that Ari is expecting.

But we’re gonna go ahead and offer our tentative congrats to Ariana and Mac.

Best of luck, you crazy kids!

We know you’ll make fantastic parents (someday, if not soon)!


Ariana Madix Criticized By Fans For Defending “Predatory” Brother

If you watched last night’s episode of Vanderpump Rules, you may have been surprised and disappointed as several cast members engaged in the egregious practice of victim-shaming in an attempt bury some unsettling allegations.

What could have served as an edifying reminder that the lessons of the #MeToo era often force both men and women to confront uncomfortable truths was instead a painful lesson in how not to handle an accusation by a woman who has been mistreated.

The situation began innocently enough when Ariana Madix’s brother, Jeremy, asked castmate Billie Lee out on a date.

When Billie shared the news with friends Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute, she was shocked to learn that Jeremy’s been the subject of some unsettling accusations.

While Stassi encouraged Billie to make sure she sticks to public places during her date, Kristen derided the SUR busboy as “creepy.”

A flashback clip from Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz’s wedding the previous summer supports Stassi’s claim that Jeremy behaved inappropriately.

The footage shows Jeremy wrapping Stassi up in an unwelcome hug while chastising her for giving him dirty looks and jokingly promising that he’ll stop hitting on her.

When Ariana learned of the allegations, she exacerbated the situation by behaving in an extremely hostile fashion toward Stassi and Kristen, and threatening them that they’re “going to a place that they will never f–king come back from.”

She then informed her boyfriend, Tom Sandoval, of the situation, and he proceeded to track the women down and scream at them, at one point threatening that they had “better f–king watch themselves.”

The reaction on Twitter was overwhelmingly negative, with many viewers pointing out the hypocrisy of self-proclaimed feminists Ariana and Lala Kent fuming with rage at two women who broached a difficult topic in an effort to protect another woman from harm:

“Perhaps you shouldn’t be on TV or violating women’s space. There’s film, idiot,” one viewer tweeted at Jeremy.

“Um, Ariana, your brother has a history of domestic abuse and violating restraining orders. ‘Creepy’ might be a kind adjective here,” wrote another.

That last tweet refers to the fact that Jeremy has been arrested multiple times on charges of domestic assault and violating a restraining order.

According to court records, an ex-girlfriend of Madix’s informed police that he beat her, forcibly undressed her, and threatened to kill her after they had broken up.

Jeremy, meanwhile, was by turns combative and dismissive in his response to the scandal.

Before the episode aired, he tweeted a GIF which seemed to make light of the allegations against him:

Jeremy Madix Tweet

Later, he retweeted several of his own comments that seemed to be his way of responding to a previous round of criticism:

“I’m so content with the person i am I could give a fuck what you think about me,” a less-than-content-sounding Madix tweeted.

“So while I ride around in this RR and continue to work my ass off on some REAL CEO shit, be nice. Cause I’m nice to everyone.”

The most recent round of allegations against Madix were not especially severe, but the way the situation was handled was downright deplorable.

If women who come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct are subjected to bitter vitriol and violent threats from within their own social circle, then the progress of the past few months has truly been illusory.

As with the abuse that James Kennedy has inflicted on his female co-stars, this is not the stuff of amusing reality TV drama.

Vanderpump Rules is in danger of becoming a deeply problematic series, and only its stars have the ability to bring a stop to that steady deterioration.

There’s a fine line between a show that documents the intoxicated debauchery of some of WeHo’s most argumentative pretty people and a show that glorifies abusive and violent behavior for a young and impressionable audience.

Hopefully, if the show’s stars don’t realize something needs to be done, then the network will – and some much-needed retooling will take place.

Watch Vanderpump Rules online to witness the shocking reaction to Jeremy’s behavior for yourself.