Savannah Guthrie addresses pregnancy rumors

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Savannah Guthrie is not here for the pregnancy inquiries. Not “Today.”

The NBC morning show co-host jumped on Twitter May 22 to clear up speculation that she might be expecting. Guthrie wore a fitted, natural-waist cream and black polka dot dress on the morning show. Based on the way the dress fit across the anchor’s midsection, some overeager fans questioned whether the anchor was pregnant.

“It is just the dress,” Guthrie tweeted in response to a now-deleted tweet about her look. “Excuse me while I go burn it.”

When Is It OK To Ask A Woman If She’s Pregnant?

Guthrie also retweeted a follower’s diagram of when to ask a woman if she is pregnant (never BTW), writing “PREACH sister.”

Guthrie shared that same diagram on Instagram and wrote, “Excuse me while I spend the rest of the day on the elliptical.” Clearly Guthrie was able to keep a sense of humor about the mixup.

Guthrie and husband Michael Feldman have two children, daughter Vale born in 2014 and son Charles “Charley” Max born in 2016.

Guthrie discussed the incident on-air on the “Today” show on May 23, and clearly kept a sense of humor about the misconception. She noted that many women had reached out to her on social media to share their own stories of the same type of mixup.

Guthrie shared one woman’s funny clap-back on-air:

“Oh, one time someone asked me when I was due, and I was like: ‘Three years ago.'”

“Today” polled its audience with the question: “Is it ever okay to ask a woman if she’s expecting?” Eighty percent of the respondents said “no,” while 20 percent said “yes.”

“There Is Nothing Else That Can … Make It Better”

Unless you are certain a woman is expecting, it’s best not to ask her when she’s due.

If you ever find yourself in the embarrassing scenario of having asked about a pregnancy that doesn’t exist, what’s the best way to recover?

According the Emily Post Institute — aka a go-to on proper etiquette — your best bet is to apologize and leave it at that. Don’t try to backpedal, as you may only end up making it worse.


As Anna Post, the spokesperson for the Institute advised in a Reuters article about pregnancy news etiquette: “If she says, ‘I’m not pregnant,’ there is no graceful exit beyond, ‘I beg your pardon.’ Then drop the subject — there is nothing else that can be said to make it better.”


Written by Lisa Respers France for CNN.

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