Anne Hathaway Debuts Her Baby Bump on *Her* Own Terms

With a filtered bikini selfie, naturally.

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Anne Hathaway is expecting her first child (opens in new tab) with Adam Shulman, and after being hounded by paparazzi, she decided to reveal her changing body on Instagram with the help of a filter. (Because otherwise what is the actual point?)

"So, posting a bikini pic is a little out of character for me, but just now while I was at the beach I noticed I was being photographed," Anne said on Instagram. "I figure if this kind of photo is going to be out in the world it should at least be an image that makes me happy (and be one that was taken with my consent. And with a filter :)"

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The key word here is consent. Of course paparazzi and celebrity go hand-in-hand, but obsessively following a pregnant women to get a snap of her stomach seems iffy at best and invasive at worst. The movement to stop paparazzi from photographing celebrity children (opens in new tab) was met with understandable applause, so perhaps it's time for the same respect to be shown towards pregnant women.

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Mehera Bonner
Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.