Journalist Lizzie O’Leary got Twitter all excited on Friday afternoon when she casually tweeted, “Pregnanté.”
Naturally, several people on Twitter assumed this was O’Leary announcing that she was with child. This would have been big news considering that, not long ago, O’Leary spoke to Cosmo about her battle with endometriosis, which puts a damper on baby-making. The congratulatory tweets started coming in. Bloomberg’s Ryan Sutton tweeted, “ZOMG congrats! counting the days until your offspring annihilate(s) the competition on teen jeopardy!” WaPo’s Jim Tankersley responded, “!!!!!! that’s great news.” WSJ’s Victoria McGrane kept up the overuse of exclamations by tweeting, “CONGRATS!!!!!!!!”
So, what’s the problem?
Roughly 6 minutes later, O’Leary made sure everyone knew that she was NOT talking about herself. She tweeted:
Oh god people. Not me. Go read an entertainment blog.
— Lizzie O’Leary (@lizzieohreally) May 17, 2013
Oops. Turns out, O’Leary wasn’t announcing that she was preggers, but was joining in on the news that Beyoncé was pregnant for a second time. Well, that was awkward.
HuffPost’s Sabrina Siddiqui comforted O’Leary by tweeting that she was pretty sure she “will never tweet about a celebrity pregnancy again.”
O’Leary retweeted and said, “No Sh*t.”