Beyonce Shared Some Never Before Seen Labor and Delivery Footage Recently

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For Beyonce and Jay-Z‘s 9th wedding anniversary on April 4, the mega star released a clip a lovely love song, assumingly dedicated to her love, a single “Die With You“. She posted it on Instagram  and the small sample of the lovely tune plays to the video background of home video footage from her pregnancy with daughter Blue Ivy.

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It’s tender and very personal because it reveals never before seen footage of her wedding, getting the number IV tattooed on her fingers and inside the labor and delivery room, moments before she gave birth.

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Not only was it a good way to promote her latest track but it also seemed to get back at those incessant rumors and naysayers who do not believe she carried her first child. She’s never been able to shake those who believe she used a surrogate and probably will never convince them otherwise, but these beautiful moments make us smile because we’ve always been a believer.

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Do it for your fans and believers, mama. Ignore the rest. The video also includes video of Blue kissing her bare belly full of the brand new twins she and Jay are expecting.

Oh and she also pitched a playlist that includes this song and 63 other tracks with tunes from Michael Jackson, Kanye and Bill Withers. Hmmm! All of our faves in a close to 5 hour playlist. We’re down. But…you gotta get Tidal first to enjoy it! Smart given she and her hubby are part owners of the subscription streaming service.

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Whitney Port Loves Her Baby, But Hates Pregnancy; the Focus of her New Vlog Series (WATCH)

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TV and Lifestyle personality Whitney Port is keeping it real with her fans and followers by re-invigorated her 4-year old YouTube channel and launching a vlog series to document her pregnancy.

It’s called “I love my baby, but I hate my pregnancy” and through it, the former star of MTV‘s The Hills and The City, gives an unfiltered look into the highs and most of the lows and difficulties with her pregnancy. But don’t get it twisted. I don’t think she is complaining because I think she knows pregnancy is a blessing or fortunate thing that not all women who want to experience it can.


I do think Port just wants to connect to her pregnant sisters in the struggle. I get it. Her husband video tapes her, often times, in bed, without make up, eating yogurt, tossled hair and just giving it straight, no chaser.

“I am by no means telling you guys what to do, or how to deal with your pregnancy,” she says in her first vlog. “Just thought, from one pregnant woman to another, that it would be fun to share the journey with you.”

In episode one, she also shared the fact that the pregnancy was unexpected. She was preparing to have an MRI and was told that she couldn’t be pregnant so she decided to take a test. Chapter three was posted yesterday.

It’s really good, I think. I like and think it’s worth checking out because I appreciate honesty and candor. We’ve already seen the perfect nurseries, the gorgeous baby bumps, beautiful baby moons and high fashion maternity shoots most pregnant celebs share on their social media feeds. Good for Whit! Here are the first three posts:

 

Our Bellyitch Alum Splitsville List is Getting Longer

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This blog has a long institutional memory on celebrity pregnancies and all the drama surrounding some of celeb parents.

Last Year, we posted about the 30 women who we’ve featured in the past who have since split with the guy they had a baby with.

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It is an undisputed fact that marriages in Hollywood are more fragile than those of regular folks.

Sadly, it looks like since that list, we would have to add at least four more of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums:

Scarlett Johansson started out on good terms when first deciding to divorce from her husband Roman Dauriac but that has taken a bitter turn over custody issues.


Drew Barrymore and Will Koppelman have split;

Mel B and Stephen Belafonte are having a
with allegations of infidelity and physical abuse being thrown about too; and

Keshia Knight-Pulliam and her hubby Ed Hartwell infamously separated before baby was born.

Ni bueno but we’re hoping that all can co-parent the kids peacefully.

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Reality TV Star and Singer KeKe Wyatt is Expecting Her 9th Child

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WE TV Marriage Bootcamp star KeKe Wyatt is expecting her 9th child, her 5th one with her manager husband Michael Jamar.

The singer, who is also an alum of the short-lived TV One reality TV show R&B Divas: Atlanta, announced the news via a statement from her rep.


“My family is excited. We come from big families where I’m from,” she stated. “Everyone knows my work doesn’t stop when I’m pregnant so I’m excited to continue performing and traveling around the world.”

This isn’t too surprising news. Wyatt told Wendy Williams last November that she and her husband welcome a big and constantly growing family.

The singing powerhouse is only 35 years old. She was married at age 18 and her kids range in age from 1 to 16. She has 4 daughters; Her oldest four children are with ex husband Rahmat Morton.

“I thought I was done three kids ago,” she told Williams. “So I’m not fixed, he’s not fixed, so you never know!” she added, referencing the fact that she and her husband didn’t have a vasectomy or tubal ligation to prevent future pregnancies.

During that episode, Wyatt also opened up about revealing on Marriage Boot Camp  that she had a full term still birth. She told Williams her daughter’s heart just stopped beating and it was difficult for her to face her children to let them know she wouldn’t be bringing home the sibling they saw grow in her tummy. Sad.

Wyatt will be featured in the April 8 edition of the Centric TV Show, Being.

Congrats on the impending arrival.

Wyatt and her R&B Divas cast member.

Wyatt and her R&B Divas cast member.

 

‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Writer Ali Wong Did Stand Up while Pregnant; Instant Hit!

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Doing a Netflix special while seven months pregnant and building an entire set around the state of being pregnant was a brilliant move by comedienne Ali Wong. Since the release of  her special Baby Cobra (a take on Wong’s favorite yoga pose) last May, the Fresh of the Boat writer has been selling out her stand up shows all across the nation.

It’s raunchy humor and per an Elle magazine feature on her,  the jokes “range from trapping her Harvard Business School husband, to the ingredients for a perfect marriage (e.g., mutual racism), and why housewives are the geniuses of our time.”

 


Wong, who has appeared in Chelsea Handler’s Are You There, Chelsea? and Inside Amy Schumer, is among those ultra hard working celebrities, especially for the way she embraced it at a time when most would probably take a break from the road.

“Pregnancy for a working woman is generally perceived as a weakness. You’re tired at work, and then you have to take time off afterward to recover from the birth, and care for the baby. I’m lucky because my boss, the showrunner at Fresh Off the Boat, was really cool about me taking time off, but I was still nervous about having that “maternity leave” conversation,” she told Elle. “Every woman is. [And] I had so much anxiety about my stand-up career taking a big hit, so I wanted to use my pregnancy as a source of power and turn it into a weapon instead of a weakness. When you’re pregnant, you’re hungry, tired, and fat, so you have this “I don’t give a fuck” attitude that lends itself really well to performance. You let go of all dignity and shame, and it’s beautiful.”

The half Vietnamese/Half Chinese-American credits Alicia Keys for empowering her.

“There’s a BET Awards tribute to Prince, where Alicia Keys sings ‘Adore‘” Wong explains. “She climbs up on the piano, kicks her feet up in the air, and sings with such passion—all pregnant and powerful—and it really inspired me.”

alicia-keysAnd since giving birth to daughter, Mari, in November 2015, Wong kept motherhood in her stand up routine.

And it’s working.

 “I’ve been going up on stage in my sweatpants, with no makeup, looking like Vietnamese Nell, talking about my real-ass experience with breastfeeding, the nanny search, and mommy groups,” she humorously shared.

On seeing her billboards all over cities, Wong said they made her miss pregnancy.

“People are so nice to you when the baby is inside your body. They treat you like a reproductive goddess. They open doors for you [and] don’t let you carry heavy stuff,” she explained. “Then when the baby comes, nobody cares about you, and society treats you like garbage. You walk into a restaurant with a stroller and everyone rolls their eyes.”

Aint’ that the truth!?

Beyonce and Jay-Z Had a Date Night and We Got Tons of Pics

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Beyonce and Jay-Z had a date night and what do you do when you get all dressed up in your nice clothes to go somewhere fancy? You take pics and have an impromptu photo shoot, of course! I am almost 100% certain Jay-Z is the photographer behind the recent slew of photos Beyonce posted on her Tumblr blog this weekend.  Here are some of the gorgeous photos of the expectant star all dressed up in an eggplant bump hugging long sleeve dress with runching on the side:

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The multiple-award winning artist and her biz mogul husband are expecting a pair of twins. They are parents to 5-year old daughter Blue Ivy Carter.

Because sometimes you cannot pick which one to post, it’s easier to put it in a slide show and that’s just what Queen Bey did. And hers was all creative and stuff with flowers and interlocking images and graphics! Just for her fans on Instagram. Check them out!

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ACM: Red Carpet Fashion, Music and Baby Bumps

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As usual, we scoped the Red Carpet arrivals at another award show looking for our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums.

This time, we spotted quite a few at last night’s American Country Music Awards which was held at the Toshiba Plaza and TMobile Arena in Las Vegas.


Carrie Underwood stunned in a sheer nude  colored and silver embellished trim LaBourjoisie dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Harry Kotlar earrings, and rings from Djula and Hearts on Fire.

Hillary Scott took a colorful route in a pink and midnight Proenza Schouler dress accented with David Webb jewelry and Kurt Geiger shoes. It’s a welcome departure for the star who wears a lot of black. e5ea8d1c-9c6f-457f-b25b-fada8ba78991

Underwood took the stage to perform her hit pop country song with Keith Urban “The Fighter”  and a medley of other songs wearing a fringe mini dress Badgley Mischka dress, The Archives & Showroom earrings, and rings by Stefere Jewelry and Joelle. 

She also wore a Dora Abodi jacket and skirt, Fahrenheit shoes, and House of Emmanuele jewelry during the performance

She was nominated for Entertainer and Female Vocalist of the Year.

Jessie James Decker showed out in a nude shimmery Casino Royals dress by Abyss by Abby.

Scott also joined her Lady Antebellum band mates on stage to sing their song “You Look Good“. The group was nominated for Vocal Group of the Year.

There were also a couple of baby bumps on the carpet.

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Singer Thomas Rhett placed his hand on the belly of his expectant wife  Lauren Gregory Atkins before later accepting his award for Song of the Year award for “Die a Happy Man” on stage. He also performed his duet with Maren Morris, “Craving You” during the night.

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Clay Walker also announced that he and wife Jessica Craig are expecting my cupping her belly.

Congrats  you the expectant couples.

My fave dress wasn’t worn by a Bumpwatch alum but Lauren Alaina who looked stunning in this cornflower blue Leanne Marshall from her spring 2017 collection.

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Tamar Braxton-Herbert Reveals she Had a Recent Miscarriage on last episode of BFV

Tamar Braxton On this week’s episode of WETV’s Braxton Family Values that aired this past Thursday, March 30, Tamar Braxton-Herbert revealed to her sisters that she suffered a miscarriage.

The episode was about the singer’s attempts to have a second child using IVF treatment. [Watch a clip about it here of Tamar discussing the challenges of IVF with her husband Vince Herbert.]

“You know, I didn’t tell nobody because it was very very new. Well, maybe, like, a week before I went to Atlanta, I found out that I was pregnant,” Tamar told her older sister, Toni Braxton, who erupted in excitement over the news. “Congratulations! You’re pregnant!”

But then Tamar added that she “was”  expecting a child to Toni’s shock. It’s a heart wrenching moment when she realizes that her sister lost her baby early in the pregnancy.


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“I’m sorry, Tay,” Toni replies after realizing that her sister just told her she suffered a miscarriage. You can catch a teaser here:

You can watch the entire episode on WETV if you are on certain cable networks. Find out HERE!

Lauren Conrad is Babymooning and Bared Her Bump for the First Time

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Even though Lauren Conrad was first famously known for being a cast member of the MTV docu-series Laguna Beach and The Hills, she has since branched off to become a very popular lifestyle brand and personality on her own right, complete with her own self-named label that sells clothing, shoes, bedding and accessories.

Her Instagram page reflects a dreamy, feminine, soft and dainty aesthetic and it’s concluded that she has her own filter. So it comes as no surprise that I should be scrolling through my feed and would cast my eyes upon her perfect babymoon photo. Complete with the quintessential beach “hot dog” legs shot, but with her also revealing her bare bump for the first time.

“Babymooning and pretending my blended lemonade is a margarita,” she captioned a photo posted this week.


Conrad has remained low-key and elected not to bombard her followers and fans with a lot of pregnancy progression photos. She announced this past January 2017 that she and husband William Tell, were expecting their first child. That month, she penned a piece on her blog giving advice on things people shouldn’t say to pregnant women.

Conrad co-founded Paper Crown and has a Kohl’s line, LC by Lauren Conrad.

Check out the bump:

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‘Power’s Naturi Naughton is Expecting Her First Child

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Singer and Actress Naturi Naughton was in middle of shooting the fourth season of her hit STARZ show Power when she discovered that she and boyfriend Ben were expecting their first child.

The original member of the now-disbanded girl group 3LW exclusively told PEOPLE that  as soon as she shared the news with the cast and crew, they went into protection mode.


“They’ve been really good at keeping it on the low, but they’re also super excited,” she says. “Omari [Hardwick], who plays my husband, we have kids on the show and he’s like, ‘Now you get to be experiencing motherhood in real life!’ Everyone’s been really supportive.”

Naughton, who is also known  for her standout role as “Lil Kim” in the Biggie Smalls biopic Notorious, said she’s been having a good pregnancy so far.

“It’s been a little surreal, but I feel really good, healthy and strong,” she told the magazine.“I feel like being pregnant and entering this new stage has made me stronger and more excited about life in general. Everything seems so much more purposeful.”

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The production crew had to be creative about concealing her bump since a pregnancy wasn’t in the script.

“I had maternity jeans they ordered for me, and I do a lot of tops that are peplum-style,” says the New Jersey native who got her start singing in the same church Whitney Houston sang at in her youth. “I was amazed at how un-pregnant I could look.”

She also talked about being a healthy eater but giving into pregnancy cravings.
“I love kale, I love strawberries and pineapples, but I’m not proud of this … I’ve been eating Cup Noodles. I really want salty, spicy things, and Cup Noodles has been really awesome. I haven’t had one since college!”

After being a platinum selling artist, touring alongside Destiny’s Child, Dream, Nelly, Eve, and Jessica Simpson, and a solo artist, and having a a stage role on the Tony-award winning play “Hairspray“,  roles on Mad Men and the movie Fame a reoccurring role on The Client List opposing Jennifer Love Hewitt, Naughton is prepping for a whole new challenge when her baby arrives in July.

“It’ll just be a great summer to enjoy motherhood and this journey to motherhood,” said Naughton, who is steep in picking out nursery colors and nesting. “It’s a really amazing responsibility, but it’s such a blessing and that to me is worth more than anything I can imagine.”

Godspeed, mama!

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