The big baby reveal: A celeb retrospective

This photo of Beyonce and Blue Ivy was published to Tumblr with this statement: “We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives."

Upon the news that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West turned down a $3 million paycheck for the pictures of their baby from an overseas tabloid, The Word thought it would be interesting to look at past celebrity baby reveals for ways they can promote Wee Lil’ West.

Selling out (or not) to the highest bidder
 
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are No. 1 in raking in cash from their offspring. In 2006, they got $4.1 million for pictures of their first biological daughter, Shiloh, and a whopping $14 million for their twins, Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, in 2008. The saintly couple then donated the millions to charity.
 
J.Lo and Marc Anthony pocketed $6 million from People for pictures of their twins, Emme Maribel Muniz and Maximilian “Max” David Muniz, in 2008.

However, Beyonce and Jay-Z eschewed a big payday and instead released photos of their daughter, Blue Ivy, to the public via Tumblr.
 
Of course, Kim and?Kanye could not release photos of their baby (editor’s note: hahahahaha!). Some stars who haven’t publicized their recent offspring include Adele, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, and Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer.


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