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.

Engagement Season: 10 Female Celebrities who recently got engaged

It is definitely engagement ring season! Couples generally pick December and the Holiday season to get engaged. Celebs were no different. Actress Gabrielle Union, Reality TV Star Evelyn Lozada and R&B songstress Ciara are the latest to get engaged this month. 
But already married Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Tamar Braxton isn’t getting left behind in the fun. She recently showed off her 14 carat canary diamond ring her husband music producer Vince Herbet gave her for Christmas. 
Other celebs who got engaged earlier in the end of the year include another bumpwatched mom Kim Kardashian,  and  MTV’s Whitney Port, Katie Couric, Hayden Panettiere, Glee‘s Naya Riviera and actress Zoe Saldana. 

For us, it also means possibly more future babies for us to Bumpwatch! yippee!

Check out the bling and tell us whose ring is your fave.

Kelly Rowland  and her boyfriend of 4 years Tim Witherspoon who managed her group Destiny’s Child got engaged and recently confirmed it this month. They got hitched over Skype while she was in Bulgaria but the 4 carat Halo ring he gave her looks real good in person, most likely!

Gabrielle Union‘s ring is 8.5 carat diamond ring and given to her by NBA star Dwayne Wade.
Ciara rocks 15 carat diamond engagement ring from hip hop artist Future.
Kim Kardashian shows off her 15 carat engagement ring from Kanye West.


Zoe Saldana’s emerald engagement ring cost an estimated $32,000. The newly wed who got hitched to her fiance Marco Perego in July only just showed off the actual engagement ring on  the red carpet to the LACMA Art & Film Gala in LA on November 4..

Reality TV star of MTV’s The City Whitney Port  received a rose gold diamond engagement ring inlaid with rows of diamonds from her beau producer Tim Rosenman on November 21, 2013.


Glee  star Naya Rivera showed off her gigantic ring she received from her hip hop recording artist boyfriend Big Sean at an event in October 3, 2013.  


Katie Couric had major bling on her ring finger during the 2013 US Open Tennis tournament. The former Today  show host who has her own talk show got engaged to her financier boyfriend John Molner over the Labor Day weekend.

Nashville star Hayden Panettiere revealed on Live with Kelly and Michael  in October that she was engaged to boxer Wladimir Klitschko.  Look at that ring!

Tamar Braxton Christmas ring is 15 carat canary diamond given to her for Christmas by her hubby Vince Herbert.

images: Instagram, Getty, Starcast, Twitter, Zimbio

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Mom-to-be “Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada got engaged!

They say three times is the charm!

The VH1 Basketball Wives  reality TV star and mom-to-be Evelyn Lozada showed off her gorgeous ginormous diamond engagement ring on her Instagram account.

“I’m overjoyed and in complete and utter shock!” Lozada, 37, told People Magazine. “What a different year and a half it has been – I’m truly happy!”
In under a year, Lozada, who owns a boutique, was engaged then married to NFL player Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson before splitting with him in September 2013. She was previously engaged to NBA player Antoine Walker for 10 years. 
The ring was designed by Jason Arasheben who also designed Gabrielle Union‘s ring. Union and Miami Heat  guard Dwayne Wade had been together for several years before he popped the question to the film and TV actress this month.
December is Totally Engagement Season!

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