5 Performers who Appeared Very Pregnant in Their Music Videos

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A long time ago, women were hidden away when pregnant and certainly, they weren’t flaunted in the media or music videos.

In modern times, beautiful pregnant women are featured prominently as with a very 9-month pregnant Natalie Portman, days before giving birth in the music video for James Blake’s  song “My Willing Heart,” released on Monday.


But she isn’t the first one. Beyonce, P!nk, Deborah Cox, and Whitney Houston have also appeared very pregnant in music videos for their songs

In 2011, Beyonce was pregnant with her daughter Blue Ivy in her Countdown Video. That year, P!nk was also visibly pregnant with her daughter Willow in her girls empowerment song “F*&>Perfect”.

Before then, Canadian -born artist Deborah Cox showed off her 3rd trimester belly in the later frames of her “Beautiful U R” video” which is also about female empowerment and self esteem.  Finally, Whitney Houston, was also uplifting women in her remake of Chaka Khan‘s “I’m Every Woman” and was pregnant with her daughter Bobbi Kristina. (RIP to both of them)

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Beyonce and Jay-Z Found out the Sex of Twins But Are Staying Mum

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We are closer than ever to meeting Beyoncé‘s twin bundles of joy.

E! News has an exclusive update about the music superstar’s second pregnancy, and how she’s embracing every aspect along the way. A source admits that although Bey is having a “harder time this pregnancy with keeping up her energy,” she isn’t letting it ruin the experience.


“She loves being pregnant,” our insider adds.

The Lemonade artist has maintained her typically health-conscious diet, but the source tells E! News, “She splurges when she wants to and hasn’t taken her weight gain as a negative thing. She is a confident women in her skin whatever size she is [and] embraces it.”

And yes, the Carter family knows the sex of their babies-to-be but (as expected) are staying mum. That hasn’t stopped the Beyhive from diving deep into a few conspiracy theories, though…

On her marriage to Jay Z, our insider explains the all-star couple is still in the best place. “The love [between Jay Z and Beyoncé] is authentic and real,” the source shares, adding, “Jay is a good dad and husband. He’d do anything for Bey.”

For those heading to the desert for Coachella next month, we have some new insight into the reason why the pregnant star pulled out of headlining the music festival.

We’re told Bey “wanted to play Coachella,” but because her doctors advised to not push herself, as our source explained she “always” does, she delayed her performance until 2018.

Besides, we might have two Carter mini-me’s to gush over by that time anyway!

reprinted with permission of E!

A Pregnant Natalie Portman Swims Bare Belly in James Blake’s Newest Video

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Days before giving birth, Natalie Portman starred in the recently released music video for James Blake’s  song “My Willing Heart,” released on Monday.

In the black and white video which Anna Rose Holmer directed, the Jackie and The Black Swan actress floats in a swimming pool and is later seen in a room caressing her bare baby belly to the melodic but haunting song.


The Oscar- winning actress and her choreographer husband Benjamin Millepied welcomed daughter Amala days after wrapping up shooting of the video. The couple also have a 5-year-old son, Aleph.


The song appears on the British singer/songwriter’s critically acclaimed 2016 album, “The Colour in Anything.” He is famous for experimenting with different styles of music, including electronic and rap.

Natalie may have been one of the first celeb women to appear in a music video so close to delivery but she wasn’t the first to shoot a video while heavily pregnant.

In 2011, Beyonce was pregnant with her daughter Blue Ivy in her Countdown Video. That year, P!nk was also visibly pregnant with her daughter Willow in her girls empowerment song “F*&>Perfect”.

Before then, Canadian -born artist Deborah Cox showed off her 3rd trimester belly in the later frames of her “Beautiful U R” video” which is also about female empowerment and self esteem.  Finally, Whitney Houston, was also uplifting women in her remake of Chaka Khan‘s “I’m Every Woman” and was pregnant with her daughter Bobbi Kristina. (RIP to both of them)

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Report: Kate Middleton is Expecting Her Third Child

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We usually don’t like to step on pregnancy announcements before formally made (yeah right!? 🙊), but gossip sites are claiming that Kate Middleton (Duchess Catherine of Cambridge) is expecting her third child.

Star magazine reports that during afternoon tea, George went up to his great grandmother, the Queen and told her he had a secret. The room went silent and then he spilled the beans.

From Hollywood Life which reminds us that Kate has said she wants 5 kids by age 40:

“It ended up being incredibly sweet. George approached his great-grandmother and exclaimed that he had a secret to share. The room went quiet when he said that ‘mummy has a new bubby in her tummy!’” The queen allegedly called for a champagne toast immediately. “She was delightedly hugging Kate, who was beaming from ear to ear,” the source added.

And apparently, the queen’s cheery spirits totally got William off the hook about his rowdy ski trip last week. “William knew that as soon as he returned to England he’d be in for a serious scolding,” Star’s insider said. “He was on his way back and getting ready to face the music, but it’s no surprise that all was forgiven and forgotten following George’s absolutely adorable announcement.”


For those who need a refresher, the king-in-waiting shook his princely responsibilities on March 13 to go skiing in Verbier. The prince was with his friends and dancing with a blonde instead of attending Commonwealth Day services with his family. But while some reports have said Kate was “humiliated” by her husband’s behavior, Star claims it was HER idea for William to have a boys’ trip.

“It was actually Kate who insisted he go on one last boys’ vacation before focusing on the new baby,” a source for the magazine said. “It’s just a shame it looked like he was having too much fun and absconding from his duties. Who could have known he may have simply been celebrating his wife’s third pregnancy?”

The couple reportedly do not know the sex of their alleged unborn child yet, but they apparently couldn’t care less either way — they just want it to be healthy. “Kate is in fine form right now,” the insider added. “She’s full of energy and hasn’t stopped…William is ecstatic.”

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Viral: This Baby Looks Just Like Ed Sheeran

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This originally appeared in E!

Ed Sheeran has a look-alike…in the shape of a 2-year-old girl.


Photos of a British girl went viral Tuesday because of how much she looks exactly like the “Shape of You” crooner. The little girl’s name is Isla, and her mom Zoe Walton opened up to E! News exclusively about her
daughter’s sudden Internet fame.

“I can’t believe how viral it has gone,” Walton told E! News.

Walton and her family live in Exeter, Devon, England, and while they don’t expect to hear from Sheeran himself, she did tell E! News that he would “hopefully one day” reach out to meet his baby doppelganger. Isla turns three in May, which could make for an amazing birthday surprise!

Sheeran kicks off his North American tour to support his latest album, Divide, on June 29 in Kansas City, Mo., and it wraps Oct. 6 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Although he doesn’t leave for a couple of months, the 26-year-old singer hasn’t been taking it easy. Sheeran has been promoting Divide, traveling around the world to perform, interview and pose for magazine photo shoots. But he doesn’t mind because he knows 2017 is his year.

“I think this year is going to be the high point. I have a feeling about it,” Sheeran told BBC News. “Seventeen is my lucky number, and everyone I was scared of releasing of albums around me released them all last year—people like Beyoncé and The Weeknd and Bruno Mars.”He continued, “Taylor [Swift] isn’t going to be releasing until probably the end of this year—Christmas is the smartest time to release because that’s when everyone buys records, so I’ve got a full year of just all Ed, all the time.”

And now there are two Eds to go around—the real Ed and Isla!

 

Inside Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper’s Baby Shower

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With a few weeks left until Russian model Irina Shayk and her screen actor beauty Bradley Cooper welcome their first child, the couple had a low-key intimate baby shower in LA this month.

According to insiders, Cooper’s mom and family did a lot of the organizing, but the famous actor was around to help a lot too.


“Bradley was hanging with his mother, making sure everything went smoothly,” the source told E! News exclusively. “He is always very chill and relaxed.”

During the casual daytime event, guests dined on finger foods surrounded by decorations consistent with the baby’s sex.

As far as we know, it hasn’t been released to the public and the couple are doing an excellent job remaining very private and public

Later, the Victoria Secret model opened up “adorable” gifts that included “many designer outfits and toys, all with an expensive price point. She was smiling ear to ear during the whole occasion.” The source also told E! that the shower was “more perfect than she could’ve imagined.”

Must have been a nice event.

Note: baby shower items in the collage above are not from the event but are representative of a baby shower. Photo Getty

Celebrity TV Chef is Taking the Pregnancy Eating For Two Passion to the Gram

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Count your blessings not calories. That’s the mantra of New York City television host Eden Grinshpan who is using her popular Instagram account to celebrate food and her pregnancy.

So you know how they say even though you’re eating for two, you’re free to go crazy? Well Grinshpan, a chef who has a popular blog, podcast and Cooking Channel  show is the face of Eden Eats NY.  The native of the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg in New York has taken her passion for food literally in her fun photos with food. Fans enjoy her playful eating adventures.


She used to use the hashtag #EdenEats to document her traveling food adventure for various TV shows she hosts, but now that she and hubby are expecting, the hashtag #EdenEats42 is in use.

h/t Daily Mail

Working hard on that pregnancy bod 😄🍟🍟🍟🍔🤰🏻🍔🍟🍟🍟😄 #edeneatsfor2

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Here are some of her other hilarious IG shares:

🍕✨Our Oscar party is LIT!!✨🍕#edeneatsfor2 💪🏼

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Count blessings not calories🙏 Hamentaschen season is upon us💕💃🏻🤰🏻

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What Hot Moms Named J.Lo Wear on Weekends

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It’s weekend! Time for kids activities, practices and games, trips to the mall, hikes and journeys to visit friends and family or join in celebration. It’s highly likely that you’ll be spending your downtime in sweats, yoga pants, comfy jeans, t-shirts and tennis shoes.

But will you be looking like Jennifer Lopez? At 47-years young, she has a sick body, and a long list of boy toys (though the current one is retired major league baseball player Alex Rodriguez we hear).


We spotted the hot mama in a cropped white top showing off her insanely ripped and toned abs, a pair of Lululemon yoga pants and Neon Green Nike trainers, oh and of course, naturally, carrying a $ 7,000 white Hermes Birkin bag, the ultimate luxury tote for a woman of means, wealth and influence.

If only…right? Well, actually, if you can, why not!? Look! SHOP!

Kim Kardashian West Figured Out Which Social Media Is Responsible for Paris Robbery

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By now, most agree that Kim Kardashian-West’s love of social media and sharing many aspects of her life played a role in robbers being able to track her movements during Paris Fashion Week last year.

The Reality TV star and business mogul was tied up, bound and gagged, and robbed of millions in jewelry in a home she rented while in town.


Following the incident, she took a long hiatus from the public and in recent teasers for the new season of her show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the “Selfie” author revealedwhy she thinks her Snaps were the source of the problem.

Apparently, she had been sharing snaps upon arriving in Paris

“If you wait across the street, you can see the lights on because we’re the first floor. So they must’ve been told we’re the first floor. They definitely were watching. So, I turned the lights off and went upstairs,” she explained. T

“What I think happened now, after thinking about it so much, is that there was probably a group of guys who were following us the entire trip.

“I was Snapchatting that I was home and that everyone was going out.
“I think they knew [bodyguard] Pascal was out with Kourtney and that I was there by myself.

“They had to have known we were leaving that day. They had this window of opportunity and just went for it.”

While she was out for awhile, after firing her security team and taking a break and regrouping, she’s back on Snapchat but most likely taking better precautions.

She doesn’t share instant moments any longer it seems.

The social media app allows you to upload images and videos from your camera taken and stored on the phone earlier. 

Internet Star GloZell’s Reveals Her Surrogate Miscarried Second Baby

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After being told by several doctors that she would never have children, celebrity YouTube vlogger GloZel Green and her husband used a surrogate who successfully got pregnant and carried their first child to term in 2016.

Green and her husband Kevin Simon welcomed daughter O’Zell Gloriana De Green Simon  via surrogate on August 2015.

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Coming off the back of that success, the 45 year old Internet comedian, most famous forever signature green lipstick, recently announced this past January that her same surrogate, Shawna Johnson, a married mom of two, was pregnant with another baby.

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Sadly though, on Valentine’s Day, GloZell discovered that Shawna was going to miscarry. It turns out her HCG hormone levels that are supposed to double every few days as a sign of a healthy pregnancy did not increase but had been lessening, she explained on a YouTube video posted on the video curation site Awestruck a few weeks ago.


With her infant daughter in hand, GloZell announced that the surrogate was miscarrying slowly because she had been taking medication to help sustain a fertilized embryo that had been implanted in her uterus.  Despite the fact that GloZell was adamant about not going through the surrogate process if there was a failure, Johnson insisted that said she wanted to try again and therefore the journey to bay #2 continues. That’s so awesome!

Godspeed to the (hopefully growing) family.

photos: courtesy GloZell