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From Sauerkraut To Truffles: The Weirdest Celebrity Pregnancy Cravings

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Mar. 27 2020, Published 4:11 p.m. ET

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Sure we've all heard of the pickles and ice cream pregnancy craving, but celebrity pregnancy food cravings run a bit more exotic. From truffle risotto to broccoli and lentils, celebrity moms share the strange food cravings that got them through a long nine months. In fact, one celebrity mom said the urge to chug an entire carton of almond milk is what tipped her off that she was pregnant. Blake Lively said she craved the traditional pickles and ice cream … but it had to be organic, hand-churned ice cream and small-batch pickles, of course.

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Most celebrities follow strict diets to keep their bodies in camera-ready shape, and Zoe Saldana admitted that she actually enjoyed being able to indulge in food without worrying about weight gain. While celebrity moms Pink and Alicia Keys confessed they craved sweets while pregnant, Mila Kunis’ said her cravings went the other direction. She said she craved smelly sauerkraut throughout her pregnancy! Poor Ashton. 

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From Jessica Alba to Khloe Kardashian, check out the craziest celebrity pregnancy food cravings!

1. Amal Clooney.

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Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney didn’t have the normal pregnancy food cravings when pregnant with twins Alexander and Ella. She craved truffle risotto — and her husband George Clooney was more than happy to indulge right along with her!

“He’s insisting she rest more, and he’s spoiling her with all of her favorite treats,” a source revealed. “Amal’s been craving pasta and risotto with white truffles lately, and George is indulging right along with her.”

He reportedly joked that he was the one gaining the pregnancy weight, “but he’s fine with it!”

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2. Jennifer Connelly.

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Actress Jennifer Connelly and her husband, actor Paul Bettany, have three children together (Kai, Agnes and Stellan), so she has dealt with plenty of crazy pregnancy food cravings.

During an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, she said that with her third baby, she couldn’t get enough of pretzels and cream cheese during the first trimester. She said she was always stuffing them in her mouth. Gotta love that pregnancy carb loading! 

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3. Pink.

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Singer Pink and her husband, motocross racer Carey Hart, have a daughter named Willow Sage together. The singer revealed on The Billy Bush Show that she craved sour candy during her pregnancy.

“I’ve always had a really, really close relationship with all kinds of food, so I’m good there,” she said. “Sour Patch Kids, or Sour Skittles, sour anything.” 

“Maybe that’s a testament to myself,” she joked, sharing that she would also get irritated easily during her pregnancy.

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4. Amy Adams.

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Actress Amy Adams told Parade that her strange pregnancy craving actually tipped her off that she was pregnant.

The Oscar winner and her husband, Darren Le Gallo, have a daughter named Aviana Olea together. “I saw almond milk in the fridge Darren drinks it, but I’d never tasted it — and it triggered an animal response. I was like, ‘I need that,’ and I drank the entire carton in 10 minutes. I looked at Darren and said, ‘I think … yeah, I’m pregnant.'"

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5. Jessica Alba.

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Jessica Alba and her husband, Cash Warren, have three children together — Honor, Haven and Hayes.

The actress said in an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that she craved different food while pregnant with her son Hayes.

“I didn’t think I was craving anything, until I realized I’m craving Japanese food all the time,” she said. “I actually dream about desserts, but I’m trying not to gain so much weight with this baby, so I just dream about them. I want all the shaved ice with ice cream on the bottom — that’s my thing!”

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6. Alicia Keys.

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Singer Alicia Keys has two kids, Egypt and Genesis, opened up about her fruity pregnancy cravings.

“I've had this strange craving for roasted fruit, like roasted cherries and grilled bananas, and that sounds crazy, but it's real easy,” she said. “You put it on what you might make a panini on, and you grill the banana and it's amazing," 

That actually sounds delicious, pregnant or not!

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7. Ginnifer Goodwin.

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Ginnifer Goodwin and her husband, actor Josh Dallas, have two sons together, Oliver and Hugo.

The actress revealed that she craved a little spice during her pregnancy.

"My biggest craving with this pregnancy is banana peppers,” she said. “The last pregnancy, I was all about jalapenos, which aren't very far from the banana pepper tree.”

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8. Blake Lively.

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Blake Lively and her husband Ryan Reynolds have three children together, Inez and James. They have kept the name of their third child a secret thus far.

The actress reportedly craves ice cream and pickles, although they had to be a specific type. Luckily her hubby was more than happy to oblige her weird pregnancy cravings.

"She sends Ryan out in the middle of the night for organic hand-churched pumpkin-flavored ice cream and small-batch pickles,” a source revealed.

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9. Zoe Saldana.

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Actress Zoe Saldana and her husband, Marco Perego-Saldana, have three kids — Zen and twins Cy and Bowie.

She revealed to Craig Ferguson that she enjoyed being able to indulge during her pregnancy, as she was able to eat baked goods and meats.

“You trick yourself, working in Hollywood. You trick yourself, going, 'That burger's disgusting. That burger's awful,’ But now that I'm pregnant, I'm like, 'I can eat all this together, at the same time. Like, I can have the pickle with the donut, and it would probably be life-changing.'"

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10. Kourtney Kardashian.

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Kourtney Kardashian and her ex-boyfriend, Scott Disick, have three children together, Mason, Reign and Penelope.

Kourtney said she tried to eat healthy, but lets her guard down while she is pregnant. She recently confessed to a “gross” pregnancy craving.

“I try to eat pretty healthy, but I think it’s fun and important to listen to your cravings. I developed a thing for Nilla Wafer cookies every time. I have no idea why!” she said. “I’ve also been into cheese and pickle sandwiches. Everyone thinks I’m gross when I order them.”

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11. Laura Prepon.

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Laura Prepon and her husband, Ben Foster, have two children together. The Orange is the New Black star said in appearance on Live With Kelly and Ryan that she had very specific pregnancy cravings.

Her pregnancy food of choice? Pastrami on rye and Dr. Brown’s Black Cherry Soda.

“I haven’t eaten that stuff in years and since I’ve been pregnant I’ve been craving kind of like this Jewish deli food, with the pickles and the sauerkraut and mustard. So we kind of delve into that,” she said.

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12. Molly Sims.

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Actress Molly Sims and her husband, Scott Stuber, have three children together — Brooks, Grey and Scarlett. She revealed that although she craved healthy foods, such as oranges and apples, with her first two pregnancies, her third pregnancy was completely different.

“Oh my God, it's chocolate! My girlfriends last night were here visiting me and they were like, ‘Are you drinking hot chocolate?’  Oh I was, with the little mini marshmallows.  They're really not good for you,” she said. “I have one every single night.”

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13. Kelly Rowland.

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Kelly Rowland and her husband, Tim Witherspoon, have a son named Titan together. The Destiny’s Child singer said she had some strange food cravings while pregnant.

“I love cherry pie and chocolate ice cream with peanut butter mixed in it,” she told Elle. “And I had a week straight where I was obsessed with nachos."

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14. Mila Kunis.

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Mila Kunis told Ellen DeGeneres that while she was pregnant with her son Wyatt, she had a rather stinky pregnancy food craving.

“I eat sauerkraut all day long. Here's the truth: This is the worst craving to have because sauerkraut smells and so every time you open up a jar, it just reeks in the whole kitchen. It's not like ice cream, where everything smells lovely,” she said. 

Mila and her husband, Ashton Kutcher, have two boys together — Wyatt and Dimitri

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15. Alyssa Milano.

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Alyssa Milano said her pregnancy cravings changed with each child. The actress and her husband, David Bugliari, have two children together — Milo and Elizabeth.

"With Milo I craved broccoli," she told Canada.com. "This time around it's lentils and orange juice."

Strange cravings for sure, but at least they are healthy!

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16. Mariah Carey.

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While Mariah Carey was pregnant with her twins, Moroccan Scott and Monroe, she craved certain foods, but her ex-husband Nick Cannon said that once she smelled them, she didn’t want them.

“Last night we had smothered pork chops, collard greens, red beans and rice and a pecan pie with homemade whipped cream,” he said. “She cooks it, tastes it, but instead of laying up and eating it, I end up eating it. I think she craves it, but once she cooks it and smells it then the cravings go away.”

He said the one food she can eat? Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal. “We have a lot of it!” 

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