But unexpectedly, Celeste didn’t get angry. She even smiled at everyone and said softly. “When it’s time to announce it, we’ll naturally say it. Some things are not good to say in advance, as it might bring bad luck.”
Everyone was stunned, was this a response to being pregnant?
After all, it was indeed not appropriate to announce it during the unstable first three months.
Liam was drinking tea not far away, and at such a close distance, he could hear Celeste’s words. However, he neither confirmed nor denied Celeste’s response, which made everyone think that the pregnancy was true.
People started to congratulat her instead of waiting for the drama, and Celeste became the focus, while Sydney’s face turned flushed with anger.
She pretended to congratulate with the others, “Congratulations, Mrs. Reed, you finally got what you wanted. You’re wearing high heels and makeup. If you didn’t say anything. I really wouldn’t have noticed that you’re pregnant.”
She was practically accusing Celeste of lying
Celeste wasn’t easy to fall in her trap. She glanced at her and curled her lips, “Ms. Denton, as an unmarried woman, you seem to know a lot about pregnant women’s matters. If I didn’t know any better, I’d think you’ve had a child yourself.”
Sydney was startled and looked nervously at Liam.
But Liam didn’t even look at her. Although he was talking to people around him, his eyes were always on Celeste, and his deep gaze was hard to ignore.
Celeste didn’t have time to look at Liam but found Sydney’s reaction strange.
Why was she so nervous?
Just as she was about to dig deeper, a voice interrupted, “Ms. Denton just said a few more words out of con is a bit rude.”
Celeste stopped and looked in the direction of the voice.
The person speaking was Mrs. Kelley, the one who had won money from Skyler while playing poker earlier and w to spit the money back out.
Mrs. Kelley and Skyler had a great relationship. She was pretty savvy and experienced, and since she was older, everyon a lot.
It was quite surprising that the usually smooth Mrs. Kelley actually stood up to support a little star, openly criticizing the Reed eldest daughter-in-law.
Celeste didn’t think Mrs. Kelley really wanted to help Sydney. Others might not know, but she was aware of some inside info.
In the past, Mrs. Kelley’s husband had a scandal where he got a minor celebrity pregnant. His family was all about boys and had always wanted a son. But Mrs. Kelley had three daughters, so she was worried that if the pregnant celebrity had a son, it would threaten her position. So, she took the initiative to talk to the little star
In the end, the minor celebrity asked for 10 million in compensation and agreed to terminate the pregnancy.
Although Mrs. Kelley looked all shiny and glamorous, she didn’t have control over the family’s finances. Where could she get that much money? Her parents were wealthy, but after their death, they only left her one property, and the rest of the inheritance went to her two brothers.
She didn’t have a good relationship with her brothers because of her husband, and nobody wanted to lend her money. So, she turned to Skyler for the cash.
The day after the little star received the money, she sent Mrs. Kelley a bill for the abortion surgery.
Mrs. Kelley was suspicious, so she did some investigation, only to find out that not only was the abortion surgery fake, but the pregnancy was fake too.