“Thanks for all well wishes!” Eric tweeted Friday. “Mama and baby boy are doing great!! Vivi is the sweetest big sister!”
“Thanks for all well wishes!” Eric tweeted Friday. “Mama and baby boy are doing great!! Vivi is the sweetest big sister!”
Yesterday, in Glamour new mom and writer Petra Guglielmetti calls out the celeb media’ obsession with the post delivery celeb mom, in her piece, “Let’s Stop Clicking on Stories About Celebrities’ Post-Baby Bodies”.
Here is an excerpt:
Today I “stepped out post-baby,” also known in the tabloids as debuting my post-baby body. At least I think today would be considered my official debut—I left the house to work at a cafe after months of maternity leave. According to the headlines, celebrity moms debut themselves after childbirth in a variety of ways. Some, like Blake Lively, “display” and/or “flaunt” their post-baby selves by wearing clothing—not even necessarily revealing clothing—to press events. Many “show off” en route to the gym, a la Jessica Biel. Others simply venture out in public with a friend, like Jaime King (“Less than weeks after giving birth to baby Leo, Jaime King is already making her way out into the world.” Less than weeks? And wow, to think, boldly being visible out in public like that.) Apparently, when you are famous and have just given birth, such normal-seeming activities become debuts, opportunities for the world to examine how well your looks fared during that whole growing-and-birthing-a-human-being thing…..
….It’s hard not to click on these stories, even though we realize we shouldn’t encourage paparazzi to stalk new moms, who are already vulnerable, riding a roller coaster of stress and hormones. (Yes, professional actors sign up for a certain amount of media attention, but motherhood—especially new motherhood—should be sacred, no matter how high-profile you are.) We click even though we realize we should not compare ourselves to people who have full-time nannies and on-call glam squads. We click even though we realize that every woman’s build and metabolism and biology is unique; most of us didn’t have Jessica Alba’s post-baby abs before we had kids. We click even though we know we’ll glimpse comments that make us lose faith in humanity (“Looks like her boobies have deflated!”).
She then goes on to express her experiences of living life fully after delivering her baby and under different standards and without the flashing lights and glare of the public. She confesses that the media stories about celebs, however, can impact women’s opinion of their own post-baby bodies. Finally, Guglielmetti proposes we all work to end it:
Here’s what I propose: Let’s stop clicking. Just decide here and now that we’re not doing it anymore. It’s one little-but-big way in which we can make our world a kinder place for new moms, and women in general. When you see any headline with any variation on “post-baby body” in it, just don’t click. As someone who has been employed as an online writer for a long time now, I promise you that editors will notice that we’re all not clicking and that those stories will dwindle and eventually disappear. Wouldn’t that be lovely?
I’m down. We don’t really cover post-baby bodies that much anymore here so, less clicks for our competitors sounds lovely! ha!
New mom Tamera Mowry-Housley is not showing her new daughter Ariah’s face on social media even though her millions of fans and followers have been nagging her to.
Well, those who want a glimpse of the actress and TV host’s baby could get a glimpse of her in her Orbit baby infant travel system after leaving with her mom at LAX heading to New York City to do some promotional interviews in advance of the second season of her hit FOX TV panel show, The Real.
Even while bombarded with the flashing lights of the paparazzi, this new mom kept a smile on her face and was so cordial even stopping to respond to their questions.
Here is a video of the arrival, captured by the folks at X17 Online.
(The sneaky devils captured Ariah’s face and zoomed in on it in this video though! Doh! Bastards!)
Mowry-Housley was joined by other members of the cast in doing the promo rounds, including co-panelist Loni Love at the Sirius XM studios in New York for an interview with another Bellyitch alum Jenni McCarthy.
The next day, their fellow panelist and yet another Bellyitch alum Tamar Braxton-Herbert did some promo rounds hitting up ABC’s Good Morning America looking all cute in her short dark bob which fits her face perfectly! We see you, Tamar!
A judge today overturned a 4-game suspension that the NFL had levied on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who is the doting hubby to one of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums.
The judge ruled in the “deflategate” case that the league failed to follow certain procedural rules.
The court also said the NFL’s president Rodger Goodell did not give Brady access to the file with the evidence the organization used to make its decision to suspend him based on allegations that he was in on a scheme to reduce the air in team footballs to give Brady and Patriots players a competitive edge during games.
The Patriots won the 2015 Super Bowl.
So now statuesque and leggy Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen‘s hubby can play when the season starts in a few weeks.
Read more about the exoneration in ESPN!
Kimberly Caldwell, best known for being a finalist on the very first American Idol, and her hunky husband Canadian soccer star Jordan Harvey recently took some pre-baby maternity portraits and the results are stunning.
Our fave is a photo (above) of the couple decked out in all black formal wear.
“To kick off entering the third trimester, we posed for our maternity photos with Kari Heese, my friend and owner of the boudoir studio, Lux Portraits, that I am lucky enough to do hair and makeup for in Vancouver, B.C.,” Caldwell told PEOPLE magazine.
“It was so empowering to celebrate my bump and own my new curves,” the part-time TV personality and host added. “The best part was not having to suck in standing next to my husband and his abs!”
The photo Caldwell, who is also a leather handbag maker, is talking about is the very cute one featured exclusively on PEOPLE last week with her wearing yellow BoHo harem pants and her husband showing off his athletic pecs and a very rad arm tattoo.
Caldwell is in her 33rd week and is entering the homestretch. She announced the pregnancy earlier this Spring.
photos: Luxe Portraits
I am getting ready for my birthday weekend and still scrambling for that perfect outfit to wear to various events I will be attending and using as an excuse to celebrate another year of life.
After watching our Posh Mom Style Icon for 2015 winner Kourtney Kardashian wow in a fire engine red plunging neckline Balmain jumpsuit this past Sunday at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, I think I’m going to shift focus and hunt for a jump suit! She accented the look with a Cartier cuff and gold box clutch.
I usually stick with black because it is so slimming but this mom of three who looks to have been watching her diet and hitting the gym lately have me inspired to go bold! Here are some picks of red jumpsuits I found over at our partners at Shopstyle Collective.
Tech industry website TechCrunch reminded us today that although it is Not gossip site TMZ and doesn’t cover celebrity news, it is making an exception in the case of Yahoo! CEO Marisa Mayer who announced today that she and her husband are expecting twins. This is her second pregnancy.
So it’s tech news…sort of.
“Mayer leads a major technology company and is a high-profile woman working in tech, so naturally many of her decisions — and particularly how she balances work and family life — are noteworthy. Certainly, carrying — and then caring for twins — in addition to a highly charged CEO role at a prominent tech company in transition (and raising an another child) is quite the workload.”
TechCrunch doth protest too much, me thinks.
Mayer caught much flak for announcing before the baby was born that she planned to take two weeks maternity leave.
Then, she got even more grief for building a nursery addition to her office so she could take her baby to work.
Thing is, she did this months after banning Yahoo employees from working remotely.
It was also an “I told you so” moment for us who didn’t think it would be possible for a woman, who has options and is in a position of power, to just leave her baby after two weeks.
High profile business women like Mayer and Ivanka Trump, who also announced a 2-week maternity leave, usually reverse course after baby comes & realizing that it really isn’t that easy to do, emotionally, if not physically.
They don’t want to be treated differently from their male counterparts so they overlook things like the factbreastfeeding and bonding can’t be done remotely and they, and their baby need time.
As women, they are not like men, at all!
For Mayer, it was disconcerting to some that she later decided to tie her kid to her work, but also perplexing because as CEO, she has flexibility of a luxury that regular employees don’t enjoy.
But in 2013, after she had her first child, she was one of 42 female CEOs, 4.2%, of fortune 500 and 1000 companies.
So back then and now Mayer is held to a different standard.
A source close to the couple that has dated since early last year told ET that the two already tied the knot in a secret ceremony.
He is dad to 4-year old Madilyn Grace Smith and 3-year old son Mason Evan Smith with his former fiancee, actress and reality TV star of Vh1‘s Atlanta Exes Monyetta Shaw.
The news is getting mucho hate in Ne-Yo’s IG comments because Shaw has shared that, when together, the couple decided to no longer have any more children and she went through with having permanent “burning” of her tubes and can no longer have any more children with another man if she wanted, meanwhile he’s having another kid.
Ne-Yo addressed her in a comment saying he has apologized.
Congrats to the baby blessing.
Today, Kim Kardashian put back up on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram the morning sickness ad that the US Food and Drug Administration made her take down for failure to state the side effects. She added the missing information about the side effects of the drug and the fact it hadn’t been tested on women with the most extreme form of morning sickness
The makers of Diclegis for extreme morning sickness should actually be glad the FDA stepped in. The amount of press the ad got because it was taken down had surpassed the number of people that follow Kim Kardashian on social media.
It harkens back to the old adage about there not being any such thing as bad publicity.
Anyway, one of my family members in her first trimester of pregnancy and she asked a group of us in an online forum for advice, and several people who are not Kim K fans and followers suggested Diclegis, partially because they had seen it discussed in the news related to the take down. There you go!
Anyway, the family member I’m referencing was also very happy to learn that the side effect to the drug is excess drowsiness because she is already too tired at work, naturally because of the pregnancy. She decided her level of morning sickness is not that severe that she would need to take a drug that would cause additional fatigue. She is going to try traditional relief remedies first. The drug is for women, for whom, traditional methods like changing diet, eating small mini meals, snacking on almonds, taking peppermint, ginger or eating things like preggie pops or wearing sea bands do not work.
Hence, the family member’s experience also exemplified what FDA warned about….the importance of having full disclosure in ads for pharmaceutical drugs.
Tonight was another celeb-studded musical event at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
Several of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums graced the red carpet before the event, took the stage and were nominated for quite a few awards.
Mega star Beyonce Knowles Carter was a no show even though she was nominated for 5 awards for her “7/11” Video (Best Female, Pop, Editing, Choreography, Video of the Year). She won only one for Best Editing.
Jennifer Hudson couldn’t make it either despite being up for the Best Video with a social message award for her song, “I Still Love You.”
On the red carpet, model Lily Aldridge stunned in a black Alexandre Vauthier couture gown with a plunging neckline, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Jen Meyer Jewelry earrings, Anita Ko bracelets, and an Edie Parker clutch.
Britney Spears showed mucho cleavage in a showgirls-esque gold sequined number with cutouts in the tummy.
Kim Kardashian West covered her bump in a long sleeve draped military style dress.
Their family’s arch nemeses Amber Rose and Blac Chyna came dressed in matching nude outfits with cartoon caricture lettering featuring all the insulting names that people have called the duo who are headed for an MTV reality TV show this fall.
The show wasn’t without its dramatic moments, of course, including some toxic exchanges between show host Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj who won the Best Rap Video Award for video for “Anaconda“. It was the same video Minaj suggested was deserving for being up for the Video of the Year Award but was slighted because she felt the women featured in the video weren’t thin. Taylor Swift assumed it was a slam against her given all the women in her Bad Blood video were pretty much rail thin and the two had a brief Twitter beef which reeled their fans in on it and was more or less squashed until Cyrus added her two cents during a promo appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Cyrus said Minaj was “not nice”. The rest is history and can be seen on Twitter but since we’re about promoting positivity by and among women, we’ll leave it at that.
Ciara showed off a new bob in a fringed black outfit and Law and Order‘s Mariska Hargitay made an appearance in all black while walking with the other members of “The #SwiftSquad” from Taylor Swift‘s “Video of the Year” winning video “Bad Blood.”
(Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Serayah, Mariska Hargitay, Lily Aldridge and Karlie Kloss)
My fave look for tonight came from singer Tori Kelly who looked stunning in a a laced long sleeved top tucked in a cute pair of high waisted shorts with a gold clutch and black bowed pumps, with tussled hair to complete the look. Her bronze sheer makeup was flawless. Yassss!