Zoe Foster-Blake Shares Baby News ‘Beyonce Style’

James Graham


Feb 03, 2017

Who do you turn to for inspiration when announcing your second baby is on the way?

The woman who broke the Internet with news this week that she’s expecting twins, that’s who – Queen Bey!

Lampooning Beyonce’s record-setting post – 8.7 million likes (and counting) – best-selling author Zoe Foster-Blake, wife of funnyman Hamish Blake, hams it up with her own special twist on the famous floral shoot.

“When @beyonce and I fell pregnant at the exact same time, we were so happy,” Zoe writes.

“We made a best friend pact to announce the news with high-concept, oversaturated floral imagery and mismatched lingerie on the SECOND of February.

“But not only did my “best friend” announce her pregnancy on the FIRST of February, she added an extra baby to make sure HER announcement was more special. Unfortunately, as you can see, news of her betrayal came through mid-photo shoot, but you get the gist.”

With just 116,000 likes (at the time of writing) Zoe’s tongue-in-cheek announcement won’t cause much of a ripple on the Internet.

But it’s already topped the reaction to her first pregnancy with Sonny (now two) when Hamish shared a picture of him in a bathtub pretending to be a child on an ultrasound scan.

“>#prouddad pic.twitter.com/VXPk5n1BSk

— Hamish Blake (@hamishblake) November 1, 2013

Celebrity friends, however, have been quick to gush.

Supermodel friend of the pair, Megan Gale, added: “Amazing news! Congrats guys”, while actor Olympia Valance wrote, “This is the best! Congratulations guys. Such exciting news.”

Said Hamish: “OMG congrats I had seen you begin to glow around the house but a gentleman never asks.

Late last year Zoe had been quick to quash rumours of a second baby on the way when Instagram user Flicky23 commented under one of Zoe’s photos to say congratulations.

“Can’t wait to see Sonny’s new sibling @zotheysay I’m so excited,” she penned.

Quick to respond, Zoe quipped, “Don’t believe a word! Complete stinking horse—- as usual.”

The Wrong Girl author had earlier spoken out about her desire to have more kids down the track, despite having a difficult first pregnancy, where she faced serious health issues including severe morning sickness, gestational diabetes and Ostetis Pubis.


By James Graham


With over 20 years as a journalist and TV producer, James Graham has a wealth of experience covering the full media spectrum. James has a formidable reputation as a talented media veteran and worked as a reporter, script writer and as the producer of the TV documentary The Road To Athens. He has worked across newspapers, radio and the biggest flagship magazine brands in Australia and New Zealand. Previously, James was the News Director at Woman's Day and New Idea. Whether filing celebrity exclusives, or some of the biggest real-life splashes of recent years, James’ career has always been at the frontline of mainstream media. When not writing, you’ll find him at Royal Randwick, his beloved Long Reef Golf Club on the Northern Beaches – or visiting his mum in his native New Zealand.



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