Pregnant Anne Hathaway Welcomes 2016 with Her First Baby Bump Photo

Anne Hathaway Baby Bump Photo

Photo: Anne Hathaway via Instagram

Anne Hathaway ushered in the New Year in a big way. The mom-to-be showed off her growing baby bump in a glowing bikini pic — and stuck it to the buzzing paparazzi while she was at it! While on vacation and frolicking on the sandy shores in an itsy bitsy red bikini, the Oscar-winning actress took a moment to capture an Instagram snap of her pregnant belly before the swarming photographers had a chance to.

Since news broke that Hathaway and her producer husband Adam Shulman have a little one on the way, the world has been keeping its ever-watchful eye on the actress's waistline. It can't be easy being a mama-to-be in the spotlight, but Hathaway is finally embracing the bump with this first public acknowledgment of her pregnancy — and it couldn't be cuter!

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The actress took to Instagram to post a pic of herself smiling on the beach and cradling her round belly. "Happy 2016 to my beautiful Instafriends! So, posting a bikini pic is a little out of character for me, but just now while I was at the beach I noticed I was being photographed," she explained in the photo's caption. "I figure if this kind of photo is going to be out in the world it should at least be an image that makes me happy (and be one that was taken with my consent. And with a filter :)" As if the always-gorgeous Hathaway needed a filter...

Way to show up those sneaky photographers, Anne! We can't to see if the star will be sharing any more pregnancy updates!

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