Celeb Couples That CoHabitate and Remain a Family Unit After Breaking Up

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Co-parenting with an ex can be hard but some, make it work. And then there are some who manage to retain their strong familial bond despite the break up that they confuse people.

I can think of three celebrity couples who take co-parenting to another level by co-habitating, remaining close-knit and vacationing together while broken up for the sake of the children.


More recently, I think of Bravo docu-series Real Housewives of Potomac housewife Robyn Dixon and her ex Juan Dixon, basketball coach and former NBA player. A big part of their storyline on the two-season show is the fact that they live in the same home for convenience and financial reasons, according to Robyn. The couple have two 7 and 9 year old-sons, Corey and Carter.

“We sleep in the same bed,” Robyn confessed to OK! Magazine. “If you didn’t know, if I didn’t tell you, you would assume we are married just because we function as a couple kind of as we have always known each other.”

She has said they are working it out and may reunite romantically.

Similarly, Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick have been photographed vacationing together in Hawaii this year, very much looking like a nuclear family with their 7-year old son Mason, 4-year old daughter Penelope and 2-year old son Reign in tow. The on-again-off again couple are part of a very public TV family so perhaps that makes it easier to keep close.

Not long ago, we hear that Ben Affleck reportedly slept in the room next door to Jennifer Garner after they split because it was just easier to keep the family unit together during those precarious times after the break up. Affleck and Garner co-parent 11-year old Violet, 8-year old Seraphina and 5-year old Samuel.

They are friends and have had amicable break ups and are adult enough to move past what ever caused the split and move forward together while they figure things out.

Naturally, these types of arrangements confuse people who are used to seeing couples go at each other’s throats after breaking up.

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Blogger Destiny Green shared her story in Romper in a post titled “Here’s What That Beautiful Instagram Post Of My Family Doesn’t Tell You“.

In it, she relays that the perfect family people see on her social media feed is actually not even what it seems.

“I think it’s still strange for other people to see us acting as a traditional family, and with no conventional explanation behind our decision to part ways, it often feels hard to justify to people who ask about my relationship with Honor’s dad,” she wrote about her situation with her daughter’s dad Ibrahim with whom she is no longer in a relationship with.

It’s unconventional and sometimes criticized by onlookers but if it works for the couple for the sake of the children, who are we, as society to judge, right?

Green sums it up best:

My hope for every other mama who comes across my blog or Instagram page is for them to know that it’s OK for their journey to not look like mine and Honor’s — that whatever story is unfolding in their journey through motherhood is just as valid and important as anyone else’s. This is your life and what you are doing is right for you. At the end of the day, whether you are married and parenting with a spouse, single-parenting, or co-parenting and going to the museum for family days like my family does, only you can set your standards. Whatever your story is, I hope you’re able to embrace it, and I hope you know that you’re doing a great job.

Amen!

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Grab These Kardashian Kids Clothes Deals: 50% Off; Starting at $7.00 NOW!

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Boy do the Kardashians know how to do business. I know I’m late to the party but I just discovered that the family sells kids clothing! Whoa mama! The cool part is that the clothes are hip and chic, with a bit of edge to them but not too adult.

The line actually started back in 2014! (where have I been?) and they are inspired by the children in the family: Kourtney and Scott Disick’s three children 7- year old Mason, 4-year old Penelope and 2-year old Reign; and Kim’s 3-year old daughter North; and I suppose now her


The girls collection come in sizes newborn to 5T and include frilly tulle, faux fur, leopard prints and shiny gold leggins the boys run from newborn to 24 months and feature baggy sweat pants, sleeveless hoodies,  camo sweatshirts and suspender pants, signature of Mason.

The line is sold at Babies R Us, Nordstroms, Lord & Taylor and other retailers nationwide and the price ranges from $20 to $40 which is a great moderate price point but if you look around the web, you can find them at discount stores for less.

I did some digging and here is what I found of my fave items from this collection all ON SALE!

  1. A super cute sleeveless cream party dress for a baby up to 6-years old that comes with a sequinned top fitted to the waist and an adorable tulle skirt which is perfect for a portrait, a formal outing or visit to friends. It’s on sale now at Off 5th Avenue for just $26.99.
  2. I think the floral jumpsuit is something Kourtney would wear and so this is cute little mini me jumper for her daughter. It’s down from $37 to $22 at Alex and Alexa.
  3. The gold belted romper with cubic print is a great summer play version of the jumpsuit and it’s on sale now for $14.99 at discount outletters 6pm.
  4. I love the faux suede side panels on their Pointi leggings for girls. It too is down to $16.99 at 6pm. 
  5. Perfect for weekend outings, cruising at the mall, play dates are these pants with the edgy ribbed side panels. So fly! They’re $17 right now at Alex and Alexa.
  6. I love Ye and his style so I definitely saw him when I peeped this camo-inspired sweater. It’s a decent $19.99 at 6pm right now. 
  7. I know that it is winter in many parts of the states but I would definitely grab up this past season striped baby shorts for $$7.20 at Lord & Taylor and stock up for Spring!
  8. These pants with suspenders just scream Mason Disick. That little boy had so much style and sophistication when he wore such smart clothing. The pants and suspenders go for $29.99 at Off 5th for 2T-4T. And the infant version thru 24 months is $22.19 at Lord & Taylor. Not bad !
  9. I’m not sure when they released this baby girl black mesh dress but I think it is the cutest thing. And Lord & Taylor is selling it for just $9.99, down from $33! That’s a steal and won’t last long, I’m certain!
  10. The asymmetric black zipped coverall in that muted purple is to die for and it’s down as well at Off 5th for $26.99 from $36.99.
  11. I love the sporty look to the hooded sleeveless top. Zappos has it for $24.99
  12. Finally, I cannot get enough of the harem pants for infants they sell! Love! It too is on sale, I guess, for $17.49 at Nordstrom half off!

If you’re interested in picking up any of these items, I suggest you do so fast because often times right after I post about clothing on sale at various sites, they sell out pretty quickly and Lord knows when they’ll be restocked and if they’ll be priced that low again! Good luck and happy shopping!

Celebs that Do Co-Parenting Well and Dig Each Other Too

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There are new generation of celebrity broken up couples being excellent examples for co-parenting. Some are even still secretly into each other and dating.

Trending this weekend was Kourtney Kardsashian who was rumored to be back with her ex beau and dad to her three kids, Scott Disick. TMZ clarified today that the couple are on friendly terms and travel together for co-parenting reasons though Kourt is open to rekindling their relationship now that Disick has remained clean and sober consistently for a long period of time! The couple co-parent their children together, 6-year old Mason, 4-year old Penelope and 1-year old son, Reign.


Good for them!

Also, rumored to be back together are Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck who parents to 11-year old Violet, 7-year old Seraphine and  4-year old Samuel. Some reports state that they are actually planning to add on to their brood and some say Jen is already expecting. Who knows? Time will tell, for sure!

This weekend, a long-since divorced couple showed some cordial friendly behavior: Madonna and Sean Penn co-presented at an annual charity and had playful antics on stage. Penn even joked about handcuffing Madonna on stage after he took up her challenge to bid $150,000 for a necklace in exchange for her agreeing to marry him again.

Also, during the Latin Grammy Awards in November, Marc Anthony and ex wife Jennifer Lopez  gave each other a kiss after he presented her the Person of the Year award. He has since said that he is still in love with his ex wife and mom to their twins Emme and Max, according to US Weekly.

Sean “Diddy” Comb‘s relationship with his ex Kim Porter‘s son Quincy with 80s R&B recording artist Al B. Sure is ideal because he calls Quincy his son even though he is no longer with Porter and Quincy’s dad is very much alive and around.

Another great co-parenting role model is Jada Pinkett-Smith, who has helped her husband Will Smith raise his son, Trey, with ex Sheree Fletcher. They are great examples of blended families that get along.

Ask Alicia Keys, whose latest hit song is dedicated to blended families!

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Blac Chyna Will Join Long List of Celebs to Eat Their Placenta

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January Jones, Kim Zolciak, Alicia Silverstone, Padma Lakshmi, Mayim Bialik and Tamera Mowry did it and now Blac Chyna will be the next celebrity to eat her baby’s placenta after she gives birth.

The future Angela Kardashian revealed this tidbit during an interview on her BFF Amber Rose’s podcast, Play. It’s Loveline with Amber Rose on Wednesday, September 14.


“I feel like with my second baby, I’m more educated than the first one,” the former model told Rose “Just reading and knowing the pros of breast-feeding for your baby, and just recently I found out some new, cool stuff about not cutting the cord and sending your placenta; you can get these pills to take them after to make you and the baby healthy.”

She will also join company with her future sisters in law Kim Kardashian West and Kourtney Kardashian who also revealed that they took placenta pills.

Chyna is expecting her second child with fiance Rob Kardashian. She has a son named King with ex-fiance rapper Tyga, who coincidentally is currently dating her future sister-in-law Kylie Jenner.  See this neat E! Chart

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I give it up to Tia Mowry who ate her sister Tamera Mowry’s placenta. She gets props as the only one to eat someone else’s placenta!

How Much Blac Chyna Charges for Social Media Promotion

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Second time Mom-to-be Blac Chyna (Real name the future Mrs. Angela Kardashian) is among the list of celebrities whose social media rates Jezebel exposed this week.  Per week, brands can get her to promote a product for $2,000 and an extra $500 if it is video. She has 4.5 million followers so those rates are nominal. Compare then to her future sister-in-law Kourtney Kardashian‘s ex beau Scott Dissick who reportedly earns between $15,000 to $20,000 per post.  The former model and future star of the E! show Rob and Chyna is a steal!

Here is the breakdown followed by a graphic of some other names, mainly reality TV stars, and a few stars and celebs. Read the full rundown and links to the earning of the most famous fashion bloggers here!

Rates:

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1 week: $2,000

2 weeks: $2,500

3 weeks:$3,000

For Videos with item on:

1 week: $2,500

2 weeks: $3,000

Audience:

Facebook: 1,069,395 page likes

Twitter: 529k followers

Instagram: 4.5 million followers

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That 4Moms Origami Stroller is a Celebrity Fave

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It’s been a long while since I last did my most expensive baby stroller post and since then the market has exploded with some amazing strollers.

One of the top strollers known and widely loved by tech aficionados is the  4moms Origami Stroller. It’s loved because it take the  stress out of traveling about with your kid. I mean it folds and unfolds automatically when you press a button and comes equipped with tech features like a built-in phone charger, thermometer, mileage counter, and LED headlights. If you had any doubt that this is the Rolex of strollers, the Origami Stroller even charges itself as you walk!


It’s on the pricey side but if you can afford it you’ll join the likes of a bunch of celebs who have been photographed out and about with their kids in them. about $850!

Kourtney Kardashian, Rachel Zoe, Tia Mowry, Kim Zolciak, Bethenny Frankel, Melanie Brown, Denise Richards, Kim Zolciak, Neil Patrick Harris and Mario Lopez all have been seen pushing their tots in it.

Check out ABC News review here:

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Want to scope out more parenting tech gadgets? Check out some of the other parenting tech essentials at the Beacon!

Bumpwatch: The Future Mrs. Angela Kardashian is Still Making Club Appearances

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I seem to be slipping  with my Bellyitch Bumpwatch coverage of the sixth Kardashian bumpwatch for us (3 for Kourtney, 2 for Kim and now the future Mrs. Angela Kardashian).

Apparently, the DC native returned home and was in my town two weeks ago at Bliss Nightclub in Washington, DC. I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and noticed a video of Blac Chyna and her fiance Rob Kardashian that my nightclub promoter friend Michael Jusu captured and shared on his Instagram.


The couple looked happy. You could barely tell that Chyna (real name Angela Renée White) is expecting back then. They looked very cute and happy. Rob was dressed in his signature black t-shirt and black jeans with a baseball cap.

Yesterday, the two were making an appearance at The Sky Beach Club at the Tropicana in Las Vegas. Besides her app and beauty lines, Chyna makes a pretty lucrative living doing nightclub and other event appearances. Must be nice to get paid to show up at places and just look pretty. 

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And she really seems to be good for Rob. He recently posted a before/after photo of himself crediting his fiance for helping him lose weight. He posted this pic last week.  Nice!

LOL ‼️😂😂😭😭🤔🤔 still got a lot of work to do and weight to lose but glad I’m getting better :):):)

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Of Course Kanye West named his son ‘Saint’, Of Course

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Well, when your ego is as large as Kanye West’s, a man who nicknamed himself Yeezus after Jesus Christ, then you’d understand why he’d name his son Saint.

West and his wife Kim Kardashian-West announced the name they gave their newborn son who arrived this weekend.


A source close to the couple told US Weekly that they had been referring to the  baby as “Saint” long before his birth because they regarded him as a miracle baby given their struggles to conceive the second go-around.

“I had this condition called placenta accreta. There were a couple little operations to fix all that, so that created a little hole in my uterus, which I think made it really tough to get pregnant again,” Kardashian is quoted telling  C Magazine. “It was a long road. I would go to the doctor in Beverly Hills every day at five in the morning to get tested to see if I was ovulating . . . I was trying everything: I did acupuncture and got a nutritionist to eat healthier, thinking that was an issue.”

A ha!!! And…it fits with the family theme.  If you’ve ever read any Kanye West quotes you will realize that there’s a little bit of narcissism going on there.

North is the highest place you can go.

There is also royalty in the family. The kid’s cousin, Kourtney Kardashian’s youngest child is named Reign Aston Disick.

In the Catholic tradition, martyrs who die promoting or defending the faith may eventually become canonized by a Pope and become Saints. It’s a lengthy process that starts with tons of sacrifice and devotion.

Or….you can just skip all that, appoint your child the same name yourself and call it a day.

After all, as someone pointed out to me, there are children named Angel and Messiah. Also, many Hispanic parents name their kids Jesus. (pronounced  hey-sous) so Saint isn’t a far stretch, albeit its uniqueness.

We’ve all grown to accept and love North’s name and likely will do the same with Saint.

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Get the Look: Kourtney Kardashian’s Red Jumpsuit

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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.

 

Brandon and Leah Jenner welcome daughter Eva, Caitlyn Jenner is a grand

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Musicians Brandon and Leah Jenner welcomed their first child on July 22, a daughter the couple named Eva James.

Leah, who is one half of the Indie pop duo, announced the news on her Instagram on Sunday:


 

“On Wednesday, July 22nd I became a Mom. It has without a doubt been the most profoundly beautiful time in my life but also emotionally, spiritually and physically challenging too….and I am so grateful for every second of it. Brandon and I are taking care of our healthy, little baby girl, Eva James Jenner,” she wrote.

The new addition will have as playmates, the children of their dad’s half siblings: Reign, Mason and Penelope, children of  Kourtney Kardashian,  and North West and her soon-to-be born baby brother, kids of Kim Kardashian.

Eva’s other cousins’ grandad was Bruce Jenner who has since become Caitlyn Jenner so…this means Eva James is the first to have three grandmoms (???) Brandon’s mom Linda Thompson and Leahs’ mom Susan Felder and Caitlyn Jenner.

Congrats to the growing family!

 

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