Did Audrina Patridge just get her pregnancy announcement sponsored for money?

Hills Star Audrina Patridge's BIG Baby News!
Hills Star Audrina Patridge's BIG Baby News!

When you're a former reality TV star with close to a million followers on Instagram, sponsored posts are the name of the game ... And Audrina Patridge just took promo to the next level.

The "Hills" star dropped bombshell pregnancy news on Instagram early Friday, but she may have shocked her fans with a surprise move. Pregnancy test in hand, the beaming expecting mom captioned the photo: "I finally figured out what to get Corey for Christmas! #babyontheway #ClearBlueConfirmed #ad (blog post with all the details will be up today, couldn't wait to share the news with you all:)! Xoxo"

While we're no strangers to celebs announcing their baby news on social media -- potentially getting a paycheck for promoting a brand during the announcement is a little much, don't you think? Judging by her hashtags #ClearblueConfirmed and #ad, the enterprising starlet snatched a deal with pregnancy test manufacturer Clearblue before sharing the happy news.​

Is nothing sacred anymore?

SEE ALSO: Audrina Patridge is pregnant: 'Baby on the way!'

Patridge wrote in a blog post on her website that it "has been incredibly difficult keeping [her] mouth shut on this one" ... until she potentially struck a deal with one of the largest pregnancy test brands in the world, that is.

Looks like her hubby might be getting more than just a baby this year. Cha ching!

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