Kelly RowlandGets Really Raw in her New Book About Pregnancy

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So actress and TV cooking show host Tia Mowry  wrote “Oh Baby“. Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels penned “Yeah Baby“.  The new celebrity to come out with a book about pregnancy for the first time is multi-Grammy winning artist Kelly Rowland.

Her book, “Whoa, Baby!: A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (and Wonder What the #*$& Just Happened)” written with her OB/GYN of 10 years Dr. Tristan Bickman went on sale on Tuesday, April 11.


In it, Rowland shares her candid reactions to pregnancy and motherhood; and dealing with all the surprises that you’re never prepared for until you experience it first hand, even if you read about it before in a book.

The Voice Australia coach discussed the book with USA Today and how she too was duped by the perfect magazine covers with the facade celebs who were fit and trim weeks after giving birth.

The former Destiny’s Child band member wrote: “I just saw a cover that I did for Shape and then I’m looking in the mirror going, ‘Oh, my god this is not the same body. How did this happen?’ And, I had to just keep reminding myself that, ‘You had a baby, Kel.’ But I was hard on myself. I really was.”

And in the interview as with the book, the mom to 2-year old son Titan doesn’t hold back. Nothing’s off the table. Incontinence, vaginal tearing, check! and check!

In the book, she referred to herself looking at her lady parts in the mirror after giving birth”the world’s worst idea!”

Your vajayjay does not look the same for a very long time,” she told openly shared, noting that a friend told her that her husband wouldn’t care. “‘But, I care about it.’ We go to get it all done up and trimmed and waxed and this and that and it’s all swollen and crazy and you’re just wondering what just happened?”

It’s a very raw discussion in the book, it seems. She also talks mom guilt and more. Check out the full interview HERE!  

You can pick up your copy of the book HERE!

h/t USA Today

‘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!

photo: People/Getty

Bump Watch: Kelly Rowland shares prenatal Yoga bump photo

Newly wed Kelly Rowland shared a photo of herself yesterday doing prenatal Yoga on her instagram account. The Motivation singer and former Destiny’s Child band member and her husband, music manager Tim Witherspoon, married this May in an intimate ceremony in Costa Rica on May 10.
She announced her pregnancy on June 10 by sharing a photo of her husband’s black Air Jordan high top sneakers near a pair of tiny sneakers, with the caption, “I’ll be stunting like my daddy.” It could be a hint that the songstress, who is currently working on Pepsi‘s Beats of the Beautiful Game World Cup album, is having a baby boy. Who knows as baby girls wear Jordans too.
We wonder if Beyonce will pay her back for slipping up and accidentally sharing the gender of Bey’s first child during in interview in 2011. Ha! 
Speaking of which, some are declaring Rowland’s share as a reaction to all the conspiracy theorists who still do not believe Beyonce was actually pregnant with her first child and used a surrogate and a fake baby bump. What can we say? Haters are gonna hate.

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Kelly Rowland announced her pregnancy in the cutest way

Congratulations to singer Kelly Rowland who announced her pregnancy in the cutest way today.

She posted an Instagram photo of a pair of Jordan Nike tennis shoes near a pair of tiny ones with the caption, “I’ll be stuning like my daddy.”

awwwwwww!!!!!!!! So cute!


The Destiny’s Child singer married her manager and boyfriend Tim Witherspoon just last month in an intimate wedding in Costa Rica. In an exclusive interview with Us Weekly on June 10, the songstress said her wedding was simply “perfect.”

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Destiny’s Child alum LaTavia Roberson welcomes daughter

Congrats to former Destiny’s Child member LaTavia Roberson on the birth of her daughter, last week Wednesday, August 21.
Roberson shared the news with her Twitter fans.
It’s the first child for Roberson and boyfriend Don Vito, an Atlanta music producer who appeared on BravoTV‘s The Kandi Factory this season. 
This May, she was photographed this May at the premiere of the TVOne show R&B Divas.  with Kandi Burruss‘ of Real Housewives of Atlanta former Xscape  girl band member Tamika Scott. 

The other bandmember Keisha Miles also had a baby recently and starred in the WETV channel reality TV show this year Pregnant and Dating

The group’s fourth member Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris is married to hip hop crooner TI, and has starred in several shows as well The Family Hustle on VH1. And a short run nightly gossip panel talk show  spin off Tiny Tonight.  And the Atlanta reality TV show circuit stays busy and connected. Monica’s soon-to-be born daughter Laiyah Love  is reportedly named after the still born baby that Tiny delivered in 2007 before having her last child Major  in 2008.

She named the baby  Lelah Amore.  She is also credited for co-writing the TLC  hit No Scrubs with Burruss. 


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Bump Watch: Rasheeda bumps it up for 2013 BET Awards weekend

It’s BET Awards weekend and one of our Bellyitch bumpwatch moms-to-be Rasheeda from VH1‘s  Love and Hip Hop Atlanta has been busy hitting up various events. 
She also been taking pix of some of the celebs attending events this weekend and updating them on her Instagram account including this one of alum Tamar Braxton Herbert and the other ex Destiny’s Child member who is NOT pregnant LaToya Luckett.
Luckett, like current mom-to-be and reality TV star LaTavia Roberson , were original members of the multiplatinum group lead by another former Bumpwatch babe, Beyonce.
Six Degrees of Bellyitch Separation! 🙂

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Bump Watch: Destiny’s Child founding member LaTavia Roberson does the beach!

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Spotted over at The YBF:

One quarter of the founding Destiny’s Child member mom-to-be LaTavia Roberson shared a photo of herself on the beach in a purple bathing suit. The singer tweeted, “Greetings from the sea,” along with the image below this week. No confirmation on the dad-to-be as of yet or the baby’s gender.
That’s a great bathing suit for a preggers mama-to-be!

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Former Destiny’s Child member LaTavia Roberson is pregnant, to star in reality TV show

Beyonce isn’t the only former member of the original Destiny’s Child girl group to get pregnant.
LaTavia Roberson who left the group mid-way through its rising success siting an interest to part from Beyonce’s dad Matthew Knowles’ management is also pregnant. Ironically, the baby is due on Beyonce’s birthday, though as we all know well, baby’s rarely arrive on their actual birthday.  (well, unless your name is Holly Madison and you induce your birth just so you can give birth on the baby’s due date!)
LaTavia Roberson (extreme right) was an original member of Destiny’s Child
BET.com  reports a source close to Roberson saying that she is three-months pregnant and set to star in a reality TV show that tells her story.
The show, produced by Carlos King who produced the Real Housewives of Atlanta and the Real Housewives of New Jersey said in a press release that the show will cover Roberson’s pregnancy, her relationship with her child’s father and her past battles with molestation, alcoholism and jail time. 
Oh boy! Putting it all out there for TV therapy…and criticism…oh and comparison.
“I’m excited to work with LaTavia to effectively tell her story on television,” King said.  “This is her first time speaking out about her past. This woman has endured more than the public even realizes, and once they hear half of it, they will be in awe. She is a true survivor!”
Congrats!
Will you watch? What do you think about the reality TV show?

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Kelly Rowland let it slip that Beyonce is having a girl

Even though Beyonce and Jay-Z were being mum on the sex of their first child together, while chatting with reporters upon arriving in London for a stint as a judge on UK’s X-Factor, Bey’s Destiny Child bandmate Kelly Rowland let it slip that Beyonce is expecting a baby girl.

“I have no idea what I’m going to buy Beyoncé at the baby shower because Jay is going to buy that little girl every single thing possible,” Rowland said, later adding, “‘She won’t be spoiled but she will be very well looked after.” 

This won’t be the first time that a family member or close friend have leaked pregnancy or baby gender news. There are numerous instances in the past so Rowland should not feel too bad. Who knows, it could have been strategically planned for Rowland to leak it this way, though I doubt it.


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