Hilaria and Alec Baldwin welcome son, Rafael Thomas

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Congratulations also today to Hilaria Baldwin and her husband actor/director Alec Baldwin on the birth of their son.

The celebrity personal trainer and yoga instructor announced the news with a tender photo of her holding her baby’s tiny hands on her Instagram page today, ” We are happy to announce the birth of Rafael Thomas Baldwin.”


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This is the third child for the 30Rock  alum. He has a 19-year old daughter, Ireland Baldwin with ex-wife Kim Basinger and a 21-month old daughter Carmen with Hilaria.

Congrats!

Terrence Howard and Wife Mira welcome son, Qirin Love

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Congratulations to Empire star, Terrence Howard and his wife Mira Pak on the birth of their first child together on Monday, June 15, a son the couple named Qirin Love. 

“He’s beautiful and strong and a whirlwind and my wife is so happy,”  Howard told Access Hollywood  exclusively.  The Wayward Pines star added that the name has Chinese origins and means serenity and prosperity.


His newborn is also an uncle to Howard’s granddaughter Hazel and grandson Adrian.

This is the fourth child for Howard.  He had daughter Aubrey (Adrian and Hazel’s mom), Hunter and Heaven with first wife Lori McCommas.  He married Michelle Ghent in 2010, briefly for a year before divorcing in 2011.

 

Father’s Day: Celebrity Dads on Instagram

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With Father’s Day right around the corner, we thought we’d take a moment to take a stroll down memory lane and revisit some of the cutest celebrity dads of a few of our past Bellyitch Bumpwatch moms and alums. Altogether now: Aaaawwwwww!

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Vanessa Minnolo’s Nick Lachey

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Kim Kardashian’s Kanye West

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Gwen Stefani’s Gavin Rossdale

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Beyonce’s Jay Z

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Fergie’s Josh Duhamel

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Alicia Keys’ Switz Beatz

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Tamera Mowry-Housley’s Adam Housley

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Rachelle Humes’ Marvin Humes

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Simon Cowell

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Mariah Carey’s ex Nick Cannon

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Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s Chamming Tatum

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Zoe Saldana’s Marc Peregp

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Rachel Zoe’s Rodger Bermann

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Gisele Bundchen’s Tom Brady

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Jessica Alba’s Cash Warran

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Kourtney Kardashian’s Scott Disick


Two of the Historic Thompson Sextuplets Head to College

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Two of the historic Thompson sextuplets graduated from High School Friday and are headed to Howard University in the Fall.

About 18 years ago,  Linden and Jacqueline Thompson made world history when they delivered the first set of sextuplets on May 8. Sadly, one died but still they became the first set of Black sextuplets born in the United States: Emily, Richard, Octavia, Stella and Ann-Marie.


It was also historic because then, they were the first natural (born without fertility treatment or in vitro fertilization) sextuplet pregnancy and the longest sextuplet pregnancy in the United States — more than seven months.

The amazing birth barely made national headlines until 6 months later an Iowan family welcomed the first surviving set of septuplets:  Kelsey, Alexis, Brandon, Natalie, Kenny Jr., Joel and Nathan.  Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey and their miracle babies  got tons of national attention, were showered with gifts and appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. The media continued to cover them through each milestone and they appeared on the Oprah Winfrey network last year when they all turned 17.

The McCaughey septuplets on the set with Oprah. The show, celebrating the babies' first birthday, will aire on Thursday Nov. 19, 1998. (Photo supplied by the show)

The McCaughey septuplets on the set with Oprah. The show, celebrating the babies’ first birthday, will aire on Thursday Nov. 19, 1998. (Photo supplied by the show)

If it wasn’t for all the attention The McCaugheys got, there wouldn’t have been the protests and rallying of activists to also give support and gifts to the Thompson Sextuplets. In the DC area, Jessica Avor, then 16-years old, saw a newspaper article on the disparity in treatment and organized a massive drive which helped secure strollers, diapers and even a van for the family. Only then was the Thompson given mainstream media attention.

That attention led to Howard University giving the sextuplets a full scholarship when they graduated from High School. Now that Stella Thomson and Ann-Marie have graduated from DC’s Hospitality High School, they are heading to Howard in the Fall.  The remaining three will graduate next year.

Stella told the local news channel that she wants to be a veterinarian.

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The two local stories we found are among very few news coverage about them and even those two were told from the perspective of the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania young woman who organized the first drive.

Check them out:

DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

 

Not so Happy Father’s Day: 22 Celebrities with Baby Daddy Issues

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Father’s Day can be a painful day actually for those who have fragile relationships  with their fathers because it is a reminder of that sensitive pasts on the day everyone else is celebrating their dads. It has to be doubly hard for those who live their lives in the celebrity spotlight.
Last year, Radar Online featured a slide show of 22 celebrity “baby daddy” paternity scandals in recent times.

Head on over and check out what paternity dispute Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Knowles and January Jones were involved in if you didn’t already know!
h/t to my Bellyitch Blog Gossip hounds for cluing me in!

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Inside Ashlee Simpson Ross’ Baby Shower

 

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Jessica Simpson planned and showered her sister Ashlee Simpson Ross at her home with a few close friends this past Tuesday. Simpson Ross is expecting her first child with her husband since last August, singer Evan Ross (Diana Ross‘ son).


Simpson, our two-time Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum,  posted a photo of the gorgeous table setting on her Instagram account with the caption, “Another gorgeous tablescape by @casadeperrin to shower @ashleesimpsonross and @realevanross,” the fashion mogul wrote, alongside a photo of the too-perfect setting. “#BabyLove.”

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Simpson Ross’ friend Odette Annable also posted a photo of the event on her account with the caption, “Girlfriends make everything better,” the Astronaut Wives Club star wrote on her Instagram. “Celebrating our beautiful friend @ashleesimpsonross.”

“It was beautiful weather and her house was the perfect setting … so gorgeous,” a guest told PEOPLE magazine, “It was very chill and almost like just a get-together than a traditional shower. It wasn’t focused on games [and was] more like a big party.”

Simpson Ross, who went to the event in a Bohemian look, is already mom to son Bronx Mowgli, 6, with ex-husband Pete Wentz.

 

 

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UK pop singer Frankie Bridge’s adorable bare bump Instagram pic

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The Saturday‘s  Frankie Bridge  and her husband Wayne Bridge are vacationing in Portugal waiting for the arrival of their second child, another son.

The singer  posted a bare bump photo on her Instagram page  which also featured the couple’s 1-year old son Parker in the cutest shades and a diaper.


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Very cute!

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The ‘Huxtables’ of the NBA: Mom-to-be Ayesha Curry, Steph Curry & Riley

 
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Move over  Savannah Brinson and LeBron James  fam and the Adrienne and Chris Bosh family, a new super cute wholesome NBA family is taking the spotlight.

Ever since, Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry brought his daughter Riley into the post-game presser and she charmed the pants off audiences, people have been digging the Currys.

But dude! They are seriously the Huxtables of the NBA right now. Even though Steph’s nickname is Chef Curry, it turns out his wife is also a Chef Curry! Ayesha Curry is a blogger,   and vlogger, who also hosts her own YouTube cooking show, while also peddling her own olive oil occasionally during webisodes.

The duo, joined by then 1-year old Riley, starred in a fun ESPN short recently.

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And Steph is not only the ultimate daddy and family man, he’s also a hands-on philanthropist. Since becoming a spokesperson in the “Nothing But Nets” charity which provides mosquito nets, crucial for warding off the virus infecting pests, he delivers them himself.  He’s been an active spokesman and had donated one net for every three pointer he makes during the season. Now that’s a cool dude!

NBA superstar Stephen Curry delivers a mosquito net to a family in the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania, during a Nothing But Nets trip to distribute anti-malaria bed nets, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (Insider Images/Stuart Ramson for UN Foundation)

NBA superstar Stephen Curry delivers a mosquito net to a family in the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania, during a Nothing But Nets trip to distribute anti-malaria bed nets, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (Insider Images/Stuart Ramson for UN Foundation)

Curry joined his wife’s cooking show again to star in a fun teaser set to Drake‘s “0-100” but with her own personalized lyrics.
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And Riley has made a guest appearance on mom’s show as well. Check out the video HERE!


The fam is expecting its newest arrival, baby number 2, in about 5 1/2 weeks.  We can’t wait to meet the newest member of this adorable family!

 

‘Bones’ star Emily Deschanel welcomes 2nd son

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Congrats to Emily Deschanel and her husband actor David Hornsby on the birth of their second son, PEOPLE confirms.

The Bones actress and Hornsby, who stars in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, are parents to 3 year old Henry.

The two boys will have a cousin really soon after Emily’s sister New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel welcomes her first later this year.


 

Congrats!

 

‘The Great Gasby’s Carey Mulligan Bumps It Up at 2015 Tony Awards

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In our Red Carpet coverage yesterday we totally missed the only preggers celeb at the Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7: The Great Gasby actress Carey Mulligan.

We loved her understated, yet still classic and polished A-line oxblood colored Balenciaga gown that just streamed over her bump fluidly. The Brit beauty is reportedly about 20 weeks along, E! Online reports.


Mulligan is married to Mumford & Sons front man Marcus Mumford. This will be the first child for the couple who wed in April 2012 at a farm in Somerset, England before 100 guests including their famous friends Colin Firth, Sienna Miller and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Congrats.