CaCee Cob & Donald Faison welcome daughter, Wilder

CaCee Cobb, well known for being Jessica Simpson and her husband comedic actor Donald Faison welcomed a daughter, Wilder, last month. 
The new mom shared an adorable photo of her daughter on Instagram, captioned, “#love.”

Cobb – who is Jessica Simpson‘s BFF – and her husband, The Exes star Donald Faison, welcomed their baby girl in April.
“Meet the newest love of our life, Wilder Frances Faison,” Cobb announced her daughter’s arrival on social media.
The couple are also parents to almost 2-year old son, Rocco. 
Faison is also father to Kobe, 14, twins Dade and Kaya, 15, and Sean, 17, from previous relationships.

7 Make-Up Artists who Married Celebrities

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Last year, make up artist Naiyana Garth gave birth to her first child, a son, with actor Idris Elba, a former client of hers. The two aren’t married yet, but Elba did tell one news outlet that the two are engaged. The British-native is not the first make up artist to land a celebrity.  Here are 6 others:
2. Tameka Foster married Usher Raymond briefly starting in 2007 and bore him two sons before the two split in 2009.

3. Jeanine Lobell, creator of Stila cosmetics, is married to ER actor  Anthony Edwards. The two met on the set of Pet Cemetary II  in 2002.

4. Naomi Lowde married 90210‘s Jason Priestly in 2005. They met on the set of the show. The couple have two children.

5. Lori Anne Allison was briefly married to Johnny Depp in the 1980s. But it was she who introduced him to Nicholas Cage  who convinced Depp to get into acting.

6. Jillian Fink has twins with Grey’s Anatomy actor Patrick Dempsey. The two have been married since 1999.

7. Sheryl Berkoff has been  has been married to Rob Lowe since 1991.

source: Wikepedia, BellaSugar

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Top 10 Most Common Baby Names of 2014: Only 3 celeb kids have one

The list of most popular US baby names of 20141 is out and surprise, surprise, most of the celebrities who had babies last year didn’t give their children any of the names on this list:

 for boys:

1) Noah

2) Liam

3) Mason

4) Jacob

5) William

6) Ethan

7) Michael

8) Alexander

9) James

10) Daniel

And for girls:

1) Emma

2) Olivia

3) Sophia

4) Isabella

5) Ava

6) Mia

7) Emily

8) Abigail

9) Madison

10) Charlotte

Of several dozen celebrity baby names that Nameberry tracked, only ones among the top ten were Stacy Keibler’s, daughter Ava Grace; Tila Tequila’s baby Isabella Monroe; and Kerry Washington and  Nnamdi Asomugha’s daughter Isabella Amarachi a variation of Isabelle.

The rest gave their kids super unique names like:

Haven, Bodhi, Willow,River, Harper,Annabel, Cai, Fianna, Philomena, Booker, Apollo,
Hunter, Buzz, Pemma, Mars, Jaxon, Maxim, Future, Elijah, Royal, Rylen, Giovanna, Simcha,
Declan, Zhuri, Charlton, Titan, Lazer, Konrad, Bria, Zinzee, Aman, Delta and Genesis

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2015 Network TV Upfronts Red Carpet with our Bumpwatch alums

It’s television upfront season for the major broadcast TV networks. It’s the time that the networks present their fall line up shows with the cast and answer questions from the media, critics, ad buyers and others.
Like any event featuring celebrities, there are usually red carpet entrances. We spotted several of the celeb women we’ve “bump watched” in the past on this year’s red carpet including:
Scandal actress Kerry Washington who attended the 2015 ABC Upfront at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on May 12, 2015 in New York City.
Also, Ellen Pompeo looked fresh at that same event.
And her Grey’s Anatomy co-star Jessica Capshaw.
Gotham star Morena Baccarin attended the 2015 FOX programming presentation at Wollman Rink in Central Park on May 11, 2015 in New York City.
Last Man Standing actress and MadMen star January Jones was also there.
As was Christina Millian who stars in a reality show based on her life on Fox-owned E! Network.
YaYa DaCosta, recently known for her role as Whitney Houston in a LIfetime biopic of the late singer was rocking fab big hair at 2015 Gersh Upfronts Party at Asellina at the Gansevoort on May 12, 2015 in New York City.

The Office alum and star of Newsreaders and Apocalypse Slough Jenna Fischer looked fit and trim after having a baby last year. She attended the 2015 NBC Upfront Presentation at Radio City Music Hall on May 11, 2015 in New York City.

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Inside ‘Love and Hip Hop’ star Emily B’s Baby Shower (PHOTOS)

Love and Hip Hop star Emily Bustamante had a coed rooftop baby shower with her longtime beau rapper Fabolous in New York City over the Mother’s Day weekend.

It was a family affair as the couple’s 7- year old son Johan and Emily’s daughter from a previous relationship Taina also attended.

Celebs attending the event, themed “A Little Man Is on His Way”, include celeb DJ and recording artist Angie B, The Real‘s Adrienne Bailon and others. Celebrity photographer Evan Pierce shot the event.

Guests were treated to a deelish cake and desserts by Brooklyn NY bakers BCakeNY. Event designers Sweet Inspirations Events did an excellent time teaming up with party coordinator Elizabeth Keily to decorate the event.

Every detail was well thought out.

Guests played Boys v. Girls game of Taboo! How fun!

Emily B matched the black and gold colored decorations with a bump hugging off the shoulder long sleeve maxi-gown.


Guests went home with a momento from the event via the photo booth on site.

What a fabolous celebration! Congrats!

photos: Instagram

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Haylie Duff welcomes daughter, Ryan

Congratulations to actress and author Haylie Duff on the birth of her first child, a daughter that she and fiance Matt Rosenberg named Ryan.

Yay! Another male or androgynous name for a girl. I like.

The Napolean Dynamite  star was 4 days overdue per US Weekly‘s calculations. Better late than never!

Duff’s daughter will have for a playmate cousin Luca, whose mom is Haylie’s little sister (and another Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum) Hilary Duff.


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What these 28 Celeb Moms did on Mother’s Day (PHOTOS)

For Mother’s Day yesterday, several of our favorite celeb moms and moms-to-be took to social media to send greetings to other mothers and to share tender moments with their children or moms. Like Beyonce above who shared a throwback photo of herself as a child with her mom and with her own daughter Blue Ivy.
Others Showed Generation of Mothers like…..
Kim Kardashian with her daughter North and mom Kris Jenner
Kelly Rowland’s son Titan being cradled by Kelly’s own mom.
Fergie with her mom and son, Axl.
Brandy Norwood with her daughter Sy’rai and her momager, Sonya.
Hillary Scott with her mom and daughter Eisele.
Second time Mom-to-be Tiffani Thiessen and her mom and grandmother.

Some Shared Photos of Themselves with their Children like…

Second-time Mom-to-be Tamera Mowry-Housley and her son Aden

Drew Barrymore and her Frankie.
Second-time Mom-to-Be Hilaria Baldwin and her daughter Carmen.
Phaedra Parks with her sons Ayden and Dylan.

Vanessa Lachey and her daughter Brooklyn.
Jenna Dewan Tatum with daughter Everly, feeding animals.
Ciara with son Future Zahir.

Jessica Alba with daughters Honor and Haven.

Nicole Richie with daughter Harlow.
Melissa Joan Hart and her boys Braydon, Tucker and Mason.
Monica Brown with her children, sons Rodney and Romelo and daughter Laiyah
The anonymous IG blogger Up Close and Stylish with daughter Little Miss Sunshine.

Vanessa Simmons and daughter Ava.

Tori Spelling took us back to when her children, Finn, Liam, Hattie and Stella were each in her belly when she was heavily pregnant.
Some did Just the Kids or with Grandma like…
Molly Sims‘ son Brooks with his new baby sister Scarlett
And then there are those who posed just with their moms like…

First Lady Michelle Obama and her mom Marian Robinson.

Ali Larter with her mom Margaret.

Toni Braxton with her mom Evelyn.

Others included the whole family with Dad too like…
Adrienne Bosh with daughter Dylan and son Jackson with hubby Chris Bosh.

Ivanka Trump with son Joseph, daughter Arabella and hubby Jared Kushner
Mom-to-be Emily Bustamante with daughter Taina, son Johan and longtime beau Fabolous

Photos: Instagram

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Bump Watch: Tiffani Amber Thiessen attends Cinderella premiere


Mom-to-be Tiffani Amber Thiessen supported a national charity while attending the premiere of Disney‘s latest Cinderella movie at the Disney main theater in Burbank.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Los Angeles, California chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDFR) which has a mission to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and its complications through the support of research.
The Saved by the Bell and Beverly Hills 90210 alum and her hubby Brady Smith have a four year old daughter Harper. They are expecting a baby boy this time. How perfect! A complete gender pair!
In addition to the actress who wore a bump hugging black maternity mini dress under a denim jacket with black wrap around espadrilles, other attendees included Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards and her daughters, Billy Bush and family, The Guncles: Bill Horn and Scout Masterson and family.


Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Kyle Richards and her daughters.
Nationally-syndicated radio & TV host Billy Bush and his daughters.
BravoTV‘s Bill Horn and Scout Masterson from Extreme Guide to Parenting and their kids with  other event attendees.

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Newly Catholic Dominique Dawes is expecting a baby girl, talks pregnancy, Sochi & her husband (EWTN VIDEO)

Ten-year US Olympic Women Gymnastics team member and Olympic Gold-medalist Dominique Dawes opened up about her career and life to Catholic TV network EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo this week.
The mom-to-be, who is a newly converted Catholic and is weeks from delivering her first child, said she considers herself a mommy right now and  is learning to change her previously perfectionist ways.
“I’m learning to ‘Let go and Let God”,’ the 1996 US Olympic Women’s Floor Exercise Bronze champion said on the show World Over. “I’m learning to not focus on being a perfectionist and I’m learning to just relax and not set these unrealistic expectations… It’s been a struggle for me.”
She added, “you do really need to put pride and your ego aside at times and learn to accept sometimes that ‘good’ is sometimes ‘good enough.'”

Dawes revealed that although she seemed calm and poised while performing on the world stage, she was battling self-doubt and was a pessimist, but knew how to “fake it til you make it.” Her teammates, fans and family kept her going though inside she was quite a “nervous Ninny,” she said.”It was calming myself, getting at peace, affirmations,” she said of what helped propel her to success when visualization techniques didn’t work.

“I created a motto for myself as a young child. I called it D3: Determination, Dedication, Desire, so I would repeat these affirmations and even scriptures like Phillipians 4:13, ‘through all things God who strengthens me'” Dawes said. “Whenever those moments of doubt or negative thoughts would come in, I would push it out with these words.”

Dawes, who was the first African American woman to win an individual Olympics gymnastics medal, added that pregnancy is scary but it’s something she has always desired. Before admitting that she felt she was “called” to be a gymnast, she said she’s open to her new role as a mom.
“Right now, my child is very much in control and I’ve always known that God is in control so it’s just me learning to let go and to embrace this experience and embrace the fact that I have a new and different body,” she said, adding that she is learning to “embrace the emotional roller coast” she has gone through as a pregnant woman and embrace what is going to happen when she becomes a new mom.”
Dawes, who shared on the show that she is an introvert, revealed back on December 10 on her Instagram account that she is expecting a baby girl.
“I wanted to introduce my baby girl to a place I will always cherish. Olympic Park…17 yrs after making history,” she captioned this Instagarm photo during a trip to Atlanta’s Centennial Park last December. ” Fond memories!”

Since spilling the beans about being pregnant in a big way this past December, Dawes has been more open about her personal  life.

Dawes married The Heights School’s religion teacher and adviser Jeff Thompson last Spring.

Dawes and a Potomac, Maryland religion teacher Jeff Thompson married 9 days after Dawes joined the Catholic church last year 2013 during the Easter Vigil. Dawes was born Baptist but joined the faith of her late paternal grandmother who was a Piscataway tribe member, she told Arroyo.

And though that wasn’t public news, the petite mom-to-be mentioned him last week while watching The Gabby Douglas Story on Lifetime last week for the first time EVER, tweeting:
And during the EWTN interview she revealed that she changed her stance about not wanting her child to become a gymnast after visiting a venue and seeing teenie tiny leotards and telling her husband who she said is 6 foot 3 that she couldn’t wait to put their daughter in that.
Though she is open to the fact that having a tall husband may make it so they won’t have a “gymnastics-shaped” child. Funny!
Despite all the buzz about terrorist threats with the current Olympic Winter Games in Russia, Dawes said if she were an athlete she would go to the Olympics game in Sochi.  Dawes competed at the Atlanta games which was marred by a bombing on July 26, 1996 which claimed a life and injured over a hundred people, but still.
Given how long you’ve trained, since a child, most athletes wouldn’t walk away from a competition over threats, she said.
Watch the complete enlightening video from the segment on YouTube here:

Personal note: I’m thinking Dawes is my sister from another mother (and father). We both converted to Catholicism late in life within a year of becoming a mother for the first time, as an adult after marrying Catholic men. We  both went to the University of Maryland at College Park.  We both have a Type-A personality, are both 5 foot 3 inches tall but married men who are 6 feet 3 and both are entrepreneurial business women. Twinsies! 🙂  I just need to go get an Olympic medal and the circle would be complete! LOL!

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When the Celebrity “Bump Watch” Speculation is Wrong

Last week, it was revealed that early speculation and news leaks led Celine Dion to reveal earlier than she wanted to that she was pregnant. It turned out the in vitro cycle did not implant properly and she was forced to announce that she was NOT indeed pregnant. In a post last week, I went off on the dangers of the premature celeb Bump Watch pronouncement.
The term “Bump Watch” has been all the rage since Julia Roberts first got pregnant with her twins in the late 90s. These days, it is common for gossip rags, TV celeb watch shows like Extra and Entertainment Tonight and papp outlets like OK magazine and TMZ to go on full fledged “bump watch mode”.
There is also the perception that the public’s obsession with the bump watch encourages celebrities who may not ordinarily be ready for a baby to try and create one just for the attention.
Yup, people have such low expectations of celebrity motivations for doing stuff to keep themselves in the spotlight. But it is not unwarranted when you takefor example what a baby can do for C-Lister like KendraWilksinson, formerly of E’s “The Girls’ Next Door” and her own reality show “Kendra”. Since getting pregnant, she’s landed the cover of celeb gossip magazines and wouldn’t necessarily have without her willingness to show off a bikini clad bump on their cover.Some say the recent obsession with celebrity pregnancies is misguided and encourages young girls to want to get pregnant because they envy all the attention given to pregnant women. Perhaps.

In any event, I thought it would be interesting to explore recent examples of when the Bump Watch was all WRONG!

Check out the Gallery of Celebrities whose outfits lead to unwarranted pregnancy speculation.

Leading us off is rapper/radio personality Lil Mo, who wore a dress that she selected last minute and did not fit her body so much so that it created this unnatural bubble which led to speculation of her being pregnant last summer 2008. She was not.

The reason why celebs should avoid Baby Doll dresses. Instant preggers speculation as was the case with Paris Hilton in June 2008 source

And if you are usually and naturally skinny like model Kate Moss, you shouldn’t eat a lot and then put on a skin tight dress otherwise, people will think you are pregnant and report on it as was done with Kate in Nov, 2008 source

Same goes with Fergie, who later explained that despite what people think, she is not naturally thin and has to spend hours in the gym to maintain a svelt figure. This February 2008 photo below (source) forced her to reveal that little nugget about her physique.

This month, Kate Hudson had to fess up that this bump was because when she quit smoking she started eating more.


Then sometimes, a far away photo can be deceiving enough for rags that want you so much to be pregnant that they are willing to make unreasonable conclusions. Ask Jennifer Aniston who last November had to deny a photo was of a bump. source
I know I’m guilty of blogging on Bellyitch in the past that celebrities like Halle, Mariah Carey, Beyonce and Eva Longoria were in fact pregnant when all four later came out and said they weren’t. I just knew this photo below of Mariah Carey with her “hand-on-the-tummy”, which is a very very common gesture among pregnant women, was a very clear sign she was pregnant back in November 2008. Who knows. Maybe she was.

And tell me Eva didn’t look “with child” in that pic? Well, she wasn’t and later said she was in relationship heaven. You know when you let your guard down, going out to eat and just fat and happy with a new love? Yeah, that was the reason for the star who has said she is naturally thin to look bigger.

And every other week, Angelina is wrongly accused of being pregnant. I think this is the latest photo in circulation fueling the latest rumor. But with her, you never know, you may end up being right.

In September 2008, Papps caught Uma Thurman sunbathing revealing a bloated tummy and immediately sparking speculation. She later denied it.

When Jennifer Love Hewitt showed up last spring 2008 at the Kid’s Choice Awards in this number, lips starting flapping that she was pregnant. She denied through her rep later.

Apparently, it’s not limited to America. Bollywood actress and MTV India VJ Malaika Arora Khan had to deny being pregnant after the usually svelt actress was photographed at the Lakme Fashion Weekin walking the runway in a dress that gave the illusion of a very tiny bump. (see below) She probably should have put on a girdle!

Then you have these twoJennifers (Lopez and Hudson) who both denied being pregnant when they were well very obviously pregnant in these two photos taken smack in the middle of constant Denial.Guess they didn’t want any part of the Belly Bump madness.

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