Given the #WHCD was Light on Celebs This Year, Let’s Look Back At Celebs Who Walked Its Red Carpet Pregnant

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The annual White House Correspondents Association dinner has increasingly been a haven for Hollywood Celebrities who walk the red carpet on their way to hob nob with journalism’s elite that cover the White House.

This year was much different.


 

The current sitting president Donald J. Trump choose to sit it out, a first time since Ronald Reagan  that a President opted to skip the event which usually features a comedian roasting the prez and the media and the pres himself giving a monologue full of self-deprecating humor.

[Even when Reagan skipped it, that was because he was shot on the way in, though to be fair other presidents who were very unpopular at the time Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon have skipped the elite dinner in the past, the only other two since Calvin Coolidge]

This year, the event was also super light on the usual parade of celebrities. That might be a good thing in the eyes of many who have heavily criticized the dinner for becoming to glamourized and Hollywoodized.  Celebrated national TV broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw famously skips it and has been vocal as to his reasons why.

Nonetheless, we usually can spot several celebrity moms we’ve covered in the past to feature on the blog. In the very recent past 8 years, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kristen Bell, Jessica Simpson, Cynthian Nixon, Adriana Lima, Neve Campbell, Emma Watson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina King, Anna Chlumsky, Julianna Margulies, Katie Couric, Sofia Vergara, Shonda Rhimes, Rosario Dawson, Candace Cameron Bure, model Emily Ratajowski, Vivica A. Fox, Lupita Nyong’o, Jada Pinkett and Will Smith, Kendell Jenner, Laverne Cox, Lucy Liu, Gabrielle Union have all attended as guests of various news organizations that purchase tables.

Not this year. We didn’t see any. There were a few celebs and some of DC’s A-listers [read: TV journalists and broadcast reporters] there but that’s about it.  And with Trump declaring war on the media, the White House press corp and DC establishment, none in his administration or celebs friendly to him failed to show up as well.

So…we’re doing the next best thing and flashbacking to all the ones who did show up in years past. Interesting enough, most of them were preggers at the time!

Last year, in 2016, while pregnant with her second child, daughter, Isabella, Kerry Washington attempted to conceal her bump in an A-line one shoulder black mini Victoria Beckham mini dress.

In 2015, Glee alum Naya Rivera looked radiant in a white floor length  Tadashi Shoji evening gown and model Anne V ‘s lovely floral gown rocked that year as well.

In 2014, TODAY show anchor Savannah Guthrie was six-months pregnant with her first child when she showed up in a pink dress to the event.

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Going further back, Anna Paquin was expecting her first children, a pair of twins, with husband Stephen Moyer in 2011 when she attended the event, also affectionately known as the “Nerd Prom”, wearing a chic and elegant silk jersey gown by French designer Herve L. Leroux.

That same year, Reese Witherspoon was also expecting her third child, but first with second husband Jim Toth. She also went with black in a Monique Lhuillier  gown showing her barely there bump at the time.

 

There you have it! The White House Correspondents Association dinner  has been noteworthy for Bumpwatch coverage history.

Weeks After Giving Birth, ‘Veep’s Anna Chlumsky hit Emmy Red Carpet

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Veep star and Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Anna Chlumsky gave birth to her daughter just weeks before she hit Sunday’s Emmy Awards red carpet.

The My Girl  alum was nominated for the 4th time for a Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Emmy for her role as Amy Bookheimer and instilled the help of designer Chrisitan Sirano to create a bold look for the award show which took place at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, September 18.


Her second daughter Clara Elizabeth So was born on Thursday, July 28.

Though she lost the award to SNL‘s Kate McKinnon, she stood out in a crinkly metallic off-the-shoulder gold asymmetric gown with an extended train that she helped design.

“This was a collaboration,” Siriano told PeopleStyle of the gown, one of nine looks he designed for the Emmys. “She really wanted something very vintage. She has a lot of vintage references, like old-school ’40s, ’50s dresses. And she wanted this very weird shape because she just had a baby. So she really, I think, didn’t want to show too much of her body, but still wanted to look cool.”

He told the site that he and Chlumsky expected the dress to generate some criticism.

“I think definitely it was a risk,” he says. “The fabric was a risk. The shape was a risk. But it was cool. People get very scared of what they haven’t seen before. Like, ‘Oh, I hate it,’ or ‘Oh, it’s not working,’ because it’s just new to them. But I think that’s okay. We all knew it was going to be something fun and different and not everybody would get it and that’s okay.”

Chlumsky and husband Shaun So also have a 3-year-old daughter, Penelope Joan.

2015 Prime Time Emmy Awards Red Carpet and Winners

 

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Watching the red carpet to the 67th Annual Primtime EmmyAwards at Microsoft Theater tonight, I must say I was really loving all the creative and different silhouettes, daring cutouts and experiments with texture on the styles of clothing.


Early photos I saw revealed a lot of prom and pageant-like dresses, and very full skirts and structured boring looks we’ve seen before on the Miss Universe stage, but then when I began to dig deep into the photo galleries and I was wowed by Amy Poehler‘s midriff revealing black Michael Kors Collection dress with spaghetti halter straps. Grrrrr!

And January Jones‘ emerald Ulyana Sergeenko jumpsuit with a starfish brooch at the hip was to die for!

Kerry Washington did not disappoint this time in a silver metallic Marc Jacobs with futuristic cap shoulders, Casadei pumps and Harry Winston jewels. Love Love!

Mad Men‘s Jessica Pare brought out the color in her pink Monse halter dress, accented with Fred Leighton jewels and Christian Louboutin heels.

Many were nominated and several took home awards like Julia Louis-Dreyfus who won again for the 4th straight year in a row as the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Veep.

And Congratulations to  Viola Davis for her historic win as the first African American woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for her role in How to Get Away With Murder tonight. Bravo! She rocked this stage in a righteous twist-out fro complemented nicely in a white with black print Carmen Marc Valvo gown, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Neil Lane jewels.

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Congrats also to Regina King who played a protective Muslim mother in the mini-series drama American Crime and for her role on that version of the series nabbed the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series of Movie!

She took her son Ian to the ceremony and acknowledged him in her speech for a win she really didn’t expect, as she explained to ET!

 

 

These were big wins given the fact that historically in the US, there are not that many roles written and cast for black women to play so they can outshine their contemporaries at the time and earn wins.

Very Cool.

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King looked nice though the color and frame of the dress was underwhelming for her powerful and strong body. The back was banging tho. Owww!

Maggie Gyllenhaal did the ball gown thing in Oscar de la Renta with Fred Leighton jewels. I don’t have enough words for Heidi Klum‘s  dress and I found the fit of Claire DanesPrada dress a bit off for her tonight.

 

 

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Veep‘s Anna Chlumsky brought some glam in Bibhu Mohapatra and Chopard jewels and Sofia Vergara did the usual old Hollywood glam vixen figure-hugging fishtail look. Seen it before. It’s her signature and works for her I guess but she really should change things up.

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Weekend Red Carpet Roundup

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It’s been a busy couple of weekends for red carpet star-studded events starting with the June 2nd Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Berkeley Square Gardens in London, England.

We spotted several Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums like Kerry Washington killing it in a black David Komo bandeau top with gold embellished slim skirt with a deep split also by David Komo. Kate Hudson too was bringing this season’s plunging neckline trend to the forefront in her eye-catching Burnt Orange J.Mendel dress, accented with a gold Jimmy Choo clutch and Brian Atwood pumps. Rochelle Humes looked elegant as well.

Yesterday, at Spike TV‘s Guy Choice 2015 at Sony Picture Studios in Culver, City, we spotted Taraji P. Henson showcasing the white on white trend. With no surprise “Cookie” took home the Jean-Claude Ghad Dam award while another Bellyitch Bumpwatch babe Salma Hayek walked away with the much deserved Decade of Hotness award.


Tonight, at the Tony Awards, we saw a Jennifer Lopez was serving up the old Hollywood glam with the her wavy do in a darker shade than she’s been wearing lately. Her Valentino Couture  gown was elegant and perfectly accentuated with Harry Winston jewels, a Jimmy Choo purse and Christian Louboutin heels. Anna Chlumsky was also in the house in an eggplant colored form fitting Sophie Theallet dress.

I also adored what Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles wore too. She was gorg.

Kerry Washington, Kate Hudson and Rochelle Humes at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

My fave look for the weekend was not worn by a mom but Vanessa Hudgens. I loved the big bold floral patterns in this with the deep plunging neckline Naeem Khan gown. She looked Amaze Balls!

Celeb moms on White House Correspondents Dinner red carpet (PHOTOS)

Last night, many of the moms who we’ve featured in the past and who star in television shows that are set in Washington, DC or the White House were spotted on the red carpet to the White House Correspondents Association Association‘s 100th Annual dinner at the Hilton hotel in Washington, DC.

The annual ball is for charity and is usually attended by an A-list of politicians, reporters and celebrities.

Michelle Obama at the 100th Annual White House Correspondents Dinner

Anna Chlumsky and Julia Louis-Dreyfus who star in VEEP and  new moms Jessica Simpson and Kristen Bell, and other celebs went to the event as guests of various media organizations that cover the White House.

Veep’s Anna Chlumsky was giving face in black and white.

Sofia Vergara in Romona Keveza Spring 2014 gold asymmetric gown with pale pink chiffon skirting
Cynthia Nixon in a Tibi printed, round neckline, silk  gown.

 

Jessica Simpson in a  Carolina Herrera  strapless macro-print floral chiffon gown  with Neil Lane jewels

 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  in a Antonio Berardi pre-fall 2014 black gold embellished gown Brian Atwood pumps  and Edie Parker clutch and Neil Lane jewels.

 

The Good Wife  star Julianna Margulies in vintage high waist black chiffon Jean Dessès draped gown styled with Roger Vivier clutch and Lorraine Schwartz jewel

 

Katie Couric was svelte and sexy in a slinky lace number.

 

Kristen Bell in Dolce & Gabbana and carrying a Christian Louboutin clutch

 

It girl (not yet a mom but featured often) Lupita Nyong’o in  Oscar de la Renta Fall 2014 polka dot tulle peplum gown  from Resort 2014 collection with an Oscar de la Renta clutch, Paul Andrew Earrings and  Fred Leighton shoes.

 

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Anna Chlumsky welcomes daughter Penelope Joan

Congratulations to Veep star Anna Chlumsky and hubby Shaun So on the birth of their first child, a daughter, the couple named Penelope Joan on July 11.
The My Girl actress was nursing her newborn in the hospital last week when she learned of her Best Supporting actress Emmy  nomination for her role in the HBO series.
“I’m still in shock. When I got the call I wasn’t sleeping because I was breastfeeding my daughter,” Chlumsky told People magazine. “It was neat because it was me and my husband and my daughter all in the room getting the news at the same time. When [my manager] told me, it was that nervous, happy, appreciative laughter. I just laughed a lot! It feels really great to have your work noticed.”

Bump Watch: Veep’s Anna Chlumsky talks returning to acting (VIDEO)

Actress Anna Chlumsky at the BAMcinema Fest 2013 in New York City June 19   at BAM Harvey Theater 
Veep star Anna Chlumsky shared with Newschannel S her reasons for returning to acting after a long hiatus. The mom-to-be, best known for her role opposite McCaulay Culkin in My Girl and her husband Shaun Cho are expecting their first child. 

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Double Bump Watch: Veep’s Anna Chlumsky & CougarTown’s Busy Phillips bump-to-bump

Check out two of our bumpwatch moms-to-be Veep‘s Anna Chlumsky and Cougar Town‘s Busy Phillips bump-to-bump at the Variety Emmy Studio event at the Palihouse in West Hollywood, California yesterday, May 30. The My Girl star and her husband Shaun So are expecting their first. Meanwhile, Phillips, a Dawson’s Creek  and Freaks and Geeks alum and her hubby Marc Silverstein are expecting their second. They are parents to daughter Birdie Leigh, 4. 
Cute!

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Bump Watch: Anna Chlumsky at the Veep premiere

Veep star Anna Chlumsky opted for a 70s inspired satin jumpsuit to wear to the Season 2 premiere of her hit HBO show at the Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California on April 8.
Chlumsky, who recently shared the news that she is having a baby girl, told US Weekly that she has a few not too crazy named picked out.
“I’ve got my thoughts, but we’re going to meet her [first],” the My Girl  star told the magazine. “I have a shortlist and then when we meet her at the hospital, we’ll see what is right.”
Great idea! We decided a name for our second child before he was born but changed our minds when we saw him because he definitely did NOT look like a Nicholas.  We eventually picked one from the short list that more matched what he looked like.
Chlumsky and her husband Shaun So have the right idea! Smart!

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Former “My Girl” child star Anna Chlumsky is expecting

Child star Anna Chlumsky  and her husband of nearly 5 years Shaun So are expecting their first child. Chlumsky, who played alongside McCaulay Culkin in My Girl as a kid, and later dated Culkin, currently starts as Vada in the HBO comeby Veep alongside Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
She just finished filming the 2nd season of the hit show and in perfect timing as her baby is due in April!
Congrats!

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