Taking cues from Demi Moore, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Paula Patton and other celebrities who have posed pregnant … a very pregnant Nia Long shows off her baby bump on the cover of the November 2011 issue of Ebony Magazine.

Inside, the 40-year-old actress opens up about her pregnancy and the pressure society puts on women to get married and have babies at a certain age.

“Society tells us ‘Get married before 30…’ I think if we just take our time as women, and do what comes natural to us and for us, we would make fewer mistakes,” she told the mag.

Take a look at the alternate cover (sans baby bump) below:

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