|Jane Kracowski and Natalie Portman at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last night.|
“Not only have babies already arrived or are on their way to celebrities everywhere, these babies are among the most diverse group of landing in some very nontraditional homes.” (emphasis added)
Indeed, many of the recent celebrity pregnancy announcements (Kate Hudson, Jane Kracowski, Natalie Portmant, Kim Zolciak, Selma Blair, Marion Cotillard, Devon Aoki) are of women who are girlfriends or fiances to their respective unborn child’s father or are recently engaged (called “Baby Mamas” in impolite conversation). The author even takes on gay celebrity births such as Elton John’s and his partner’s new baby. ( I also think of Neil Patrick Harris’s new baby and Ricky Martin’s twins via surrogate too).
The person making the comment was trying to make the point that when certain women from certain socio-economic status have babies out of wedlock, they are given a stigma and looked down upon, but when celebrities do it, it is celebrated and everyone saves their judgment. Edited to add: The term “baby mama” when used to describe non-celebrity connotes that the woman would never ever be married to her child’s father. That is a precise distinction Dr. Goddess, the blog follower in question wanted me to clarify.
Will these new “nontraditional” parents change the way those non celebrity parents are referenced? I doubt it, but it is interesting to note the dynamic. Thoughts?