CONFIRMED: LARA BINGLE IS PREGNANT

The worst kept celebrity secret of 2014 has been confirmed — Lara Bingle has a bun in the oven.

OK! magazine has published the first photos of the pregnant 27-year-old model, claiming she has “three months to go” before the birth of her first child.

The photos show Bingle in Palm Springs, California, dressed down in a loose white T-shirt and baggy black pants, wearing a floppy tan sunhat and shades. Her growing baby bump protrudes from under her baggy top.

The mag reports that Lara, who can be seen in one of the pics strolling through Palm Springs with her mother, Sharon Bingle, is six months along.

The photos are the first proof we’ve seen that Lara is expecting a baby with partner Sam Worthington, despite rumours circulating for several months now.

A friend told the magazine that the news “came as a wonderful surprise when she found out last August.

“Sam’s even let-up on his strict privacy stance,” the pal said, adding that the swimsuit model has struggled to keep the pregnancy whispers at bay.

She is “having a very easy and healthy pregnancy” they told the mag, and has “already worked out a plan with her trainer to lose the baby weight as soon as her obstetrician says it’s OK.”

Lara has been playing guessing games with the media surrounding her pregnancy status for a while. Earlier this week she posted a series of Instagram pictures of herself in the pool at the famous Parker Hotel in Palm Springs, where she is staying with her mum, with a clear curve to her tummy.

An onlooker who recognised the Aussie beauty told Confidential “she is glowing,” adding “she is definitely pregnant. She was showing off her belly in a bikini and seemed really happy.”

Lara has reportedly informed close family and friends while the 38-year-old actor told co-stars and crew about the baby while he was filming TV series Deadline Gallipoli in Australia last year. Sharon Bingle told OK! of her daughter’s news: “I think she will make a great mum.”

She and Worthington have refused to address the lingering baby rumours until now, despite plenty insisting that she is expecting.

Kiis FM radio co-host Jackie O added fuel to the fire back in November, telling Sandilands on air, “I’ve heard that she is,” adding that a friend of Lara’s had informed her.

Reports first kicked off back in September, with pals telling various media publications that the swimsuit model and her Avatar beau are expecting their first bub together.

Lara and her bestie Vickie Lee, who is also pregnant, were snapped walking out of an obstetrician’s surgery at Bondi Junction, Westfield in November while the blonde beauty was in town to launch her new beauty range, The Base.

Prior to that she was seen shopping at famous high-end baby boutique Bel Bambini in West Hollywood and baby Dior in Paris in October.

Source: News.com.au
Published Date: 29th January 2015

IF LARA IS PREGNANT, SHE IS HAVING THE WORLDS LONGEST PREGNANCY

If the rumours were right, there ought to be a Lara Bingle baby by now.

They began in July last year, with Woman's Day saying the 27 year old must be preggers as she "was spotted in a series of loose-fitting outfits and appearing self-conscious about her tummy".

Yes. They said that in earnest.

Then The Daily Telegraph confirmed there was indeed a rumour.

"Everyone is talking about it," their "well placed source" said.

"It's hard to know if it's true given how much stuff has been said about them but the rumour is definitely that Lara is pregnant."

Woman's Day, having forgotten their July announcement, broadcast the news again in September.

"Yes, she's pregnant," they exclaimed.

Now, the same Daily Tele reporter who got the July scoop, has "confirmed" the news.

"Lara Bingle confirms pregnancy by showing off her growing baby bump poolside in the US"

In what will be the longest pregnancy in history, the Tele says: "The controversial model and her partner Sam Worthington are expecting their first child over the coming months."

This news all because Bingle, who has been dating 37-year-old Worthington since 2013, posted a picture of herself, "buxom" breasts overflowing and looking fuller in the figure.

Maybe.

The shot is blurry, so Bingle, who notoriously likes to fuel the rumour fires of gossip sites, may or may not be "confirming" her supposed pregnancy.

Just like changing her name to Bingle Worthington on Instagram may or may not be "confirming" she has married her Avatar boyfriend.

"It's all just love. [Worthington] calls me his wife all the time. He has since the day I met him. It's nice, it's very flattering," she has evasively said.

For those who care, we'll believe the rumours when we see a Bingle baby.

In the meantime, we can exclusively confirm that the rumours are just that.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald
Published Date: 28th January 2015

FRESH LARA BINGLE AND SAM WORTHINGTON WEDDING RUMOURS EMERGE

New details have emerged surrounding Lara Bingle and Sam Worthington’s rumoured wedding.

Australian magazines WHO and OK! are both reporting that the celebrity couple did indeed tie the knot late last month, saying ‘I do’ in a private ceremony in front of a handful of family and friends before New Year’s Eve.

A source “close” to the pair told WHO: “They married between Christmas and New Year in a very intimate ceremony,” adding, “They wanted it to be small and simple.”

The source added that Lara’s mum Sharon and her brother, Josh were among the loved ones present.

The magazine also claims the duo are expecting their first child in March.

It’s not known exactly where their secret wedding took place although many are reporting it all went down in the Maldives — a favourite holiday destination for the well-travelled pair.

If the rumours are to be believed and the pair did wed in secret, it’s not entirely surprising. Lara hinted that she might be about to take the next step with her beau in a Facebook post on Boxing Day: “As we long for the fresh beginnings that come with a New Year, I wish you a holiday season to remember. LBx.”

Then, on December 31 the model-turned-entrepreneur changed her name on Instagram to Lara Bingle Worthington, and fans were quick to pick up on the addition. She then shared a snap of her favourite poem I Carry Your Heart with Me by E.E Cummings. The cryptic photo was met with hundreds of congratulatory messages from her followers.

Earlier this week, the Avatar star was notably absent from the Sydney premiere of his upcoming film Paper Planes, with some suggesting that he might have been on his honeymoon. But then, given what we know about the introverted actor, it’s not out of character for him to shun a public event, even if he is the star attraction.

As for the persistent baby rumours that have been lingering since September, we’re none the wiser. She’s been spotted shopping for baby clothes at high-end boutiques in Paris and Hollywood and has been snapped visiting medical clinics in New York City. The source told WHO that Lara and Sam “wanted to be husband and wife before they baby's arrival,” which is said to be in March.

One thing’s for sure, while Aussie media has been having a field day playing what feels like the world’s longest guessing game, it would be fab to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth eventually.

Bingle, 27, and Worthington, 38, met in New York in September 2013 through mutual friend Natalie Imbruglia, and have been inseparable since.

Source: News.com.au
Published Date: 8th January 2015

LARA SPARKS FRESH MARRIAGE RUMOURS WITH INSTAGRAM NAME CHANGE

Lara Bingle has sparked fresh rumours she’s married Hollywood actor Sam Worthington by changing her name on social media.

The socialite now goes by the name Lara Bingle Worthington on Instagram and has posted an image of what looked like a poem with the caption, “My Favourite”.

“I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart),” it read. “I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling).”

Bingle, 27, and Worthington, 38, have been together since October 2013. She previously dated and was engaged to cricketer Michael Clarke.

Bingle has recently fuelled rumours of being pregnant.

The pair has also long been the subject of rumours they’ve secretly wed as far back as last January.

While Bingle is known for courting paparazzi and updates her every move on social media, Worthington is extremely private.

Source: The Daily Telegraph - Sydney Confidential
Published Date: 30th December 2014

LARA: "I'VE PULLED BACK FROM LEADING A PUBLIC LIFE"

Model and entrepreneur Lara Bingle — the beach babe and budding businesswoman — talks about her new skincare range and being true to herself.

How long has The Base by Lara Bingle, your range of tanning and skincare products, been in the works?

It all stemmed from me wanting to be the kind of woman who wanted to have it all to herself.

You know, own it and create it, rather than everyone doing it for you and then just putting your name to it.

I wanted to create something bigger than myself, and be able to genuinely talk about it and not have someone else write my notes for me.

I’ve been there, done that for so long, being the face of other companies.

It sounds like a mammoth task. How does one even start?

Yeah, I know, right [laughs].

It was a year in the making, and I look back now and I’m like, “How did I [start]?” You just kind of work out exactly what you want to do.

Over the years I’ve come across so many inspiring women and learnt so much that I’ve used all their knowledge.

I flew to Perth one day and met Andrea Bux, who created Invisible Zinc, and I was so inspired… Learning and listening to other people is really important.

What was the turning point, for you, from celebrity to entrepreneur?

I think you come to a place in your life where you’re done with all the stuff that, you know… I was quite bored [with] talking about my personal life, to be honest.

Like, I don’t even talk with my friends [about that], so when people would ask me [personal] things I’d be like, “Ugh.”

Do you feel it’s hard for you to be taken seriously as a businesswoman?

I think I’ve always had that struggle.

With social media these days, there’s no mystery – that’s gone out the window – and I like mystery. I’ve started to do things I really like now.

I’ve pulled back [from public life] and put out there who I actually am, rather than people doing it for me and creating this person that is not who I am.

What has been the major learning curve?

Knowing each and every dollar that goes in and out of your account [laughs].

Honestly, knowing the business side of things is really important to me, and that’s another reason why I started this.

I wanted to know how to create a business from scratch and then [work on] the creative side of things.

A subtle tan smell is tough, but you seem to have achieved it.

It’s not that bad… [takes the lid off].

You know what? It smells like a dough…

A doughnut, I know! Everyone says that. OK, that’s good.

I like doughnuts.

But this [tan] is good; I tested it on my boyfriend [actor Sam Worthington] for a few days, because he has pale skin.

Was there a moment when making this that you thought, “What am I doing?”

Day in, day out; it’s a constant. If you want to do something, do it right.

Or at least try. I tried super-hard, like, for over a year.

You spend a lot of time overseas. How often do you make it back to Australia?

I’m in Australia less and less; I’ve been here maybe three times this year.

I miss it.

It’s nice to be back to visit my family, but I fly them to come and visit [me].

The world is small.

I used to think it was really big when I was younger, but [everything] is just a flight away.

I love travelling; I’m a bit of a gypsy.

I just like to go everywhere and explore – and pack lightly [laughs].

As this is our annual party issue, how has your attitude towards attending parties changed over the years?

My attitude hasn’t changed.

I have never been a massive fan of attending a lot of parties – only the ones that have personal significance to me.

You mentioned earlier that you like to maintain a sense of mystery. Is this a new direction for you? You’ve been so public in the past.

One of the nicest things is to not know everything about someone or something, and the discovery [of it].

Although The Base is keeping you busy, what else are you working on?
[Pregnancy questions were off-limits, but that’s what we were wondering…]


I plan to do other projects under this brand, but that’s next year.

It’s just slow and steady, I think. Slow and steady wins the race.

The Base by Lara Bingle is available now. Visit www.thebase.me

Source: Sunday Style
Published Date: 14th December 2014