Should Mariah Carey Tell Us If She's Pregnant?

The singer is spotted wearing a maternity dress but if she is expecting, does the 40-year-old star owe us the news?

Mariah Carey denied being pregnant earlier this year, but now that speculation has returned, her husband Nick Cannon, 29, is refusing to confirm or deny. On Wednesday, another piece of evidence popped up to support those baby bump rumors: Carey was spotted wearing a stylish maternity dress from A Pea in the Pod. "I spoke to Mariah from Brazil," the 40-year-old singer's rep told People. "She is very superstitious -- and when the time is right for her and Nick to announce something, she will."

We're just speculating here, but it sounds an awful lot like the publicist thought Carey had been found out, and called for permission to announce the pregnancy. But Carey isn't saying a thing either way. Is it really because she's "superstitious"?

Perhaps. Or maybe "superstitious" isn't the right word. If she is pregnant, it sounds like she's just being cautious. Most pregnant women, famous or not, choose to keep the news to themselves at first. And there are practical, as well as personal, reasons to do so: chances of miscarriage are high in the first trimester, especially for women over 35. And every pregnancy offers its share of complications, some more serious than others. Few women would want to share the details with everyone they know, let alone everyone who reads People magazine.

Or maybe Mariah Carey simply thinks that her uterus is nobody else's business. Who are we to argue with that?

Curious celeb-watchers can rest easy, though, knowing that a pregnancy can't be a secret forever. Even stars who decline to speak about their growing bellies eventually can't deny it anymore -- and they're often outed by some well-meaning friend (Paris Hilton revealed Christina Aguilera's pregnancy) or publicist (designer Escada's publicist spilled the beans on Naomi Watts). If Carey and Cannon, 29, are actually expecting, it's just a matter of time before the maternity clothes get tighter -- or until one of their friends "accidentally" congratulates them on Twitter!

Do you think Mariah Carey should tell us if she's pregnant? Chime in below!

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