Taking to the red carpet with boyfriend Tom Hiddleston, actress Zawe Ashton showed up to the 2022 BAFTAs and certainly turned heads.
It’s rare for the couple to make a public appearance together – but attention soon shifted to the star’s outfit.
Ashton stunned in a pink Emilia Wickstead floor-length dress, but some fans quickly started to speculate her gown could be covering a “baby bump”.
We break down and debunk the Zawe Ashton pregnancy rumours.
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Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton make BAFTA appearance
It’s not often we get to have a peek inside Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton’s low-profile romance, but the couple looked as happy as ever as they stepped on the BAFTA red carpet.
The actress posed for the paparazzi in a vibrant Emilia Wickstead dress, while Hiddleston, who presented a segment of the awards show, opted for a Ralph Lauren suit.
The couple were first linked in 2019 after they co-starred in play Betrayal, but their relationship wouldn’t be confirmed until September 2021.
Tom and Zawe took to the 2021 Tony Awards together to finally “announce” their romance, and were spotted again in December 2021 while attending a West End opening night.
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Why fans think Zawe Ashton is pregnant
There’s no denying Zawe Ashton’s BAFTA attire was a look, but some fans thought the flowing shape of the dress was hiding a “baby bump”.
As soon as photographs of Ashton in the Emilia Wickstead dress surfaced online, pregnancy rumours started making the rounds online.
One fan wrote: “Could she be pregnant….?”
Another tweeted: “I had no idea these two were even together!”
Zawe Ashton pregnancy rumours debunked
Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton have yet to announce anything regarding pregnancy so, for now, we can safely say the actress is not expecting.
Plus, Zawe seems to really enjoy sporting flowing dresses. Just take a look at this photograph from The Fashion Awards 2021 in November in which she looks dazzling in green:
Likewise, pregnancy rumours flooded social media at the 2021 BAFTA ceremony when Zawe Ashton wore a similar-fitting dress. As we know, she hasn’t welcomed a baby in that time-frame!
No baby news here, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled.