Fans think Kelly Piquet is pregnant with Max Verstappen's baby after 'oops' IG story

Alexandra Ciufudean September 23, 2022
Fans think Kelly Piquet is pregnant with Max Verstappen's baby after 'oops' IG story
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Fans think Kelly Piquet could be pregnant with F1 world champion Max Verstappen’s child after the model posted an Instagram story hinting at possible baby news.

Pregnancy rumors have surrounded the couple since they made their relationship Instagram-official in 2021.

However, so far neither Piquet nor Verstappen have confirmed the recent rumor.

Piquet, who is ten years her partner’s senior, has a daughter name Penelope from a previous marriage.

Photo by Bryn Lennon – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images

Why fans think Kelly Piquet might be pregnant with Max Verstappen’s baby

No official announcements have been by made by F1’s golden couple, but fans are putting all their hopes in an Instagram story that popped up for a few minutes on Piquet’s profile.

“I tested positive but not for covid. Thanks for your best wishes!” she wrote before quickly deleting the “oops moment” message.

Given the story was only up for a brief time and the couple haven’t confirmed the rumor, some fans are calling it a hoax.

Others are suggesting maybe the message was only intended for friends and family.

One thing’s for sure, Piquet’s recent photos don’t seem to show any evidence of a baby bump. So, even if the rumor were true, fans might have to wait a bit for an official announcement.

The Focus has reached out to Kelly Piquet for comment and is awaiting a reply.

Does Kelly Piquet have kids?

Yes. The German-born Brazilian model has a daughter named Penelope from her marriage to Russian F1 driver Daniil Kvyat, 28. The couple confirmed their relationship in January 2017 with an Instagram post captioned with one word: “love” in Russian.

Piquet and Kvyat were briefly the darlings of F1 social media, sharing their adventures online. As Piquet is the daughter of F1 legend Nelson Piquet Sr, she was already a regular on the motorsport scene even before linking up with Kvyat.

The couple’s only child, Penelope, was born on July 27, 2019. Their marriage ended a few months later, in December 2019.

Piquet often shares social media posts of quality time spent with her daughter. This summer, they celebrated Penelope’s third birthday with a mermaid-themed party complete with pastel-toned cake and decorations.

Piquet and Verstappen are proud cat parents

With official news of a Piquet-Verstappen baby nowhere in sight, fans will be delighted to know the couple are the proud parents of two furbabies.

F1’s favorite couple have two Bengal cats – Jimmy and Sassy – whose lounging adventures Piquet frequently shares on her Instagram.

And, by the looks of it, between a prolific F1 career, modeling, parenting baby P and their two Bengal cats, Piquet and Verstappen have got their hands full for now – even without a rumored addition on the way!

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Alexandra is Head of Entertainment at The Focus, managing a growing team of outstanding graduate and experienced writers. She has worked previously as an editor, writer and content specialist across web, video and social platforms and has a bachelor's in English Linguistics and a master's in Comparative Literature.