From Jessica Simpson to Beyonce: Bizarre Celebrity Pregnancy Cravings

November 9, 2011 By:
From Jessica Simpson to Beyonce: Bizarre Celebrity Pregnancy Cravings

Pregnant woman can be strang creatures. Between dealing with the hormones and coping with major life (and body) changes, pregnant women can make some pretty weird demands.

Among those demands are usually weird pregnancy cravings. Somehow, their taste buds-- and smell buds—change, and they start yearning for weird mixtures of food. If you thought pickles and ice cream were a strange pregnancy craving, check out what these celebs wanted to eat while they were pregnant:

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson: Salty fruit. Simpson recently revealed she has been eating cantaloupe "like a crazy person" and can no longer eat pizza because it "tastes sour."

"I crave cantaloupe like a crazy person," Simpson said. "But I put salt all over it, so I don't know if it's that healthy. I crave anything salty and sweet. That mixture to me is so good. I can eat a whole cantaloupe in one morning."


Beyonce: Ketchup. On Everything. "I don’t know if you'd call it weird, but I'm having ketchup with everything," Beyonce says. Naw, I wouldn’t call it weird. Except that she literally means everything. She has reportedly been dipping her bananas in the condiment, as well as adding chili to her ice cream. Poor Jay-Z.

Britney Spears

Britney Spears: Dirt. Yes, dirt. Along with Cheetos and fried chicken, the pop princess reportedly wanted to eat soil. There's actually a disorder called Pica that some women develop when they're pregnant. Pica is a medical disorder in which non-nutritive substances (aka dirt) are craved. It's common in children and pregnant women.


Halle Berry: Pepperoncini juice. The actress reportedly craved pickles, like any pregnant woman, but she took it up a notch by drinking pepperoncini juice.


Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Watermelon with salt and lime. Elisabeth also craved gluten-free cookies, cheese, and chocolate during her pregnancy. I crave all of those things right now. Oh god I hope I'm not pregnant.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff: Red Hots. Hilary Recently revealed that her first pregnancy has her craving the spicy candy. Not that odd, except that she never liked them before. "When I get something on my mind I want, I want it now, I'm ferocious," Duff told Good Morning America. "I'm always up for red hots, which is so weird because I've never liked them before. Thank god it isn't fried and covered in butter."


Tameka Foster: Ice. Usher's ex-wife craved ice while she was pregnant. She told People: "I eat ice all day. It's a weird thing. I love it. Now I'm thinking about ice. I want to find some ice." The craving for ice is also related to Pica, and it's sometimes thought to step from an iron deficiency, which is common in pregnancy.