There are baby bump watches, and then there are bellies that can barely breathe in or out without someone knocking them up in the news. Mariah Carey's belly falls into the latter category.
Perhaps all the Kardashian sisters combined might come close, but otherwise, I can't think of many bellies that have been watched more closely than Mariah Carey's.
So it is with great caution of adding to the ad nauseam speculation that I say I think this time Mariah Carey really may be pregnant.
The pictures and footage of her performing in Brazil over the weekend just look too preggo to be extra poundage. Check out this photo and see what you think. Unless she's trying to purposefully fool people, I think that's got to be baby.
Need more evidence? Take a look at this video and see her in action. There is something in there:
And even more suspect than her stomach is a recent tweet she made:
"Seriously,I really do love it here,beautiful people inside and out! Tonite was tuff 4 me 4 personal reasons,but U got me thru!L4L"
Inside? Hmmm ...
Probably most intriguing are comments her husband Nick Cannon recently made. In the past he's been adamant that she's NOT pregnant.
This time he's much more cagey.
"We all know it's extremely personal, and it is for a woman to deal with things with her body, and especially when dealing with the idea of childbirth and all that stuff," he said on his radio show Monday.
He also said when and if there's news they want to "strategically plan it out properly" to avoid "media hoopla."
"That's something you want to keep near and dear and as close to you as you possibly can, until you're 100% sure, in any situation," he says. "There's a certain time limit you're supposed to wait before you can actually officially say that you are and all that stuff. You don't want to mislead anybody."
We'll wait ... just not so patiently.
So what do you think based on the "evidence": Is Mariah Carey pregnant or not?
Image via J from the UK/Flickr