Pregnant celebs have been known to try to keep their mommyhood-to-be on the down low by using oversize designer bags to hide their baby bumps.
So is it any wonder that the rumor mill went into full swing yesterday after pics of Avril Lavigne hit the web showing her carrying a big Birkin in front of her tummy? Oh, she was also wearing a very loose-fitting black knitted poncho.
Does this all mean that the rocker chick is preggers with her and boyfriend Brody Jenner's baby?
The couple has, after all, been together for about 19 months.
Well, hold on to your rattles, rockers, 'cause this rumor is...
Ms. Lavigne is no mommy-to-be. "She is not pregnant," her rep tells me.
While not married, Lavigne fits quite nicely into her hunky beau's family. She was on Jenner's arm at his stepsister Kim Kardashian's wedding to Kris Humphries last month. (FYI: E!'s Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event premieres Sunday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and concludes Monday, Oct. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.)
Earlier this year, Brody's mom, Linda Thompson, predicted the lovebirds were in it for the long haul.
"You never know what will happen, but they are well suited for each other," she told us. "She's such a lovely person and surprisingly, she's a real homebody. She love to cook and she's really grounded and very familial. She's into close-knit family time. I really respect her."