Grin and bare it! Kristen Bell rocked a big smile — to match her bigger-than-ever baby bump — when she stepped out in L.A. on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Clad in black jeans and a black T-shirt rolled up to expose her bare, pregnant belly, the 32-year-old House of Lies star looked radiant and relaxed.
Three days earlier, the Veronica Mars alum celebrated her approaching due date with a group of her closest pals at a party in Los Feliz, Calif. "All my best girlfriends came to my baby shower," she tweeted Feb. 23, alongside a photo of herself with House of Lies co-stars Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson. Also in attendance at the bash were Hart of Dixie actress Rachel Bilson and writer Kelly Oxford, who shared a funny snapshot of Bell posing with breast pumps.
Bell, who quipped earlier this year that she weighed "about 367 pounds," told Entertainment Weekly in January that having a bun in the oven has made her "happy all the time, and dumb." She's enjoyed the positive effects of pregnancy — but she's not quite so psyched about the whole giving birth thing.
"I feel like, when I arrive at the hospital, I want a glass of whiskey, I want the epidural in my back, and I want to get hit in the face with a baseball bat," she joked to Ellen DeGeneres of how she's bracing herself for labor. "Wake me up when it's over, because I've seen the videos — and it looks terrifying."