Lauren Conrad Welcomes Son, Liam James Tell

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Congrats to former reality star turned lifestyle maven Lauren Conrad on the birth of her first child this past Wednesday.

The lifestyle blogger and designer shared the news on her website that son is Liam James Tell was born Wednesday, weighing in at 6 pounds, 14 ounces.


It’s the first child for Conrad and husband William Tell. The 31-year-old Conrad married the lawyer and musician in 2014.

Conrad got her start on Laguna Beach before getting her own reality show, The Hills which ran from 2006 to 2010.

She told her readers that she planned to step back from an active role on her blog while she adjust to motherhood.

“I’ll be taking a little bit of a step back from the site over the next few weeks as we adjust to life as a family of three (five, if you count Chloe and Fitz of course…),” the Laguna Beach alum wrote. “But not to worry… my editorial team will be working hard to bring you tons of great content in the meantime, and I’ll still be blogging here and there when I can, bringing you updates from my life as a new mom.”

Being the savvy and well-prepared content creator, she prepped for maternity leave.

“Plus, I’ve drafted up a few blog posts ahead of time, so you can still expect to see at least one or two posts a week coming from yours truly,” she added.

Nice! Congrats!

 

Lauren Conrad Announced Her Line’s New Beach Collection with a Bikini Bump Pic

 

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Mom-to-be hasn’t shared as many bump progression photos as other celebs who are pregnant around this time as she is. But the MTV Laguna Beach alum bared her bump in a burnt sienna bikini in a new Instagram image where she promoted her fashion line’s new beach collection.


“It’s finally here! I’m so excited to announce that my @lclaurenconrad beach collection just launched!” The Hills alum captioned a photo of herself modeling a floral coverup, a wide brim straw hat and cool shades.

“The collection has all the swimsuits, coverups and beachy outfits you’ll need to get ready for summer,” she added. “Up until now we only had sample sizes so I wasn’t able to squeeze into one of our bikinis for my baby moon, but I lived in the pretty coverups like the one above! (To see the whole collection click the link in my bio).”

 

It was only a few weeks ago that the former reality star celebrated her baby shower with family and friends.

On New Year’s Day, the Paper Crown designer announced her first pregnancy with husband William Tell since September 2014.

 

Inside Lauren Conrad’s Baby Shower

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Beyonce wasn’t the only pregnant celebrity who had a baby shower this weekend.

Lauren Conrad celebrated the impending arrival of her first child at a baby shower this past weekend. She and husband William Tell are expecting.

The former Laguna Beach reality TV star and lifestyle brand thanked her hosts.

Thank you to all my girls for my beautiful baby shower yesterday 👶🏼 xo

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“So lucky to have these wonderful ladies in my life! They spoiled me with a beautiful shower today,” The Hills alum captioned an image of herself and a group of girlfriends posing in front of a pool.

The designer and blogger rocked a cute pinstriped maternity trick and also shared a photo of the cake topped with flowers and blackberries.

“Thank you to all my girls for my beautiful baby shower yesterday,” she wrote in the caption to that photo on Instagram.

Her co-stars on those MTV shows Whitney Port and Heidi Montag are also expecting.

Here area few pics in social media from guests and her fan sites/accounts.

#LaurenConrad #babyshower #balloons

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Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag are expecting their First Child

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The infamous serial Reality TV couple known as “Speidi“, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag are expecting their first child.

They were notoriously famous for having a rocky relationship on the MTV reality TV show The Hills, but got married in 2008 and remained in the public light by doing several reality TV shows including Celebrity Big Brother in 2013 when they competed as one person.


“I have never been more excited,” Montag said in an interview with US Weekly    “The reality is sinking in that we are going to have a child! I’ve read every pregnancy book, and now I realise I don’t know anything.”

Montag wasn’t shy about sharing the fact that it didn’t take her long to conceive after first making an attempt.

“It happened the first month!”said Montag, who is known for being the arch nemesis of another co-star from The Hills who coincidentally is also pregnant right now with her first, Lauren Conrad.

“I felt nauseous and I wanted to know, so I took a pregnancy test. I was so shocked; Spencer wasn’t. He was so sure it would happen right away,” Montag opened up. “He was like, ‘You’re going to get pregnant the first time we try.'”

The couple, who just wrapped up a stint on Celebrity Big Brother : All Stars versus New Stars , told the magazine they would like a boy.

“I’m hoping for a boy. I’ve always wanted a boy first,” said Heidi. “I’d love to have a son and for the Pratt name to continue.”

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Lauren Conrad is Babymooning and Bared Her Bump for the First Time

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Even though Lauren Conrad was first famously known for being a cast member of the MTV docu-series Laguna Beach and The Hills, she has since branched off to become a very popular lifestyle brand and personality on her own right, complete with her own self-named label that sells clothing, shoes, bedding and accessories.

Her Instagram page reflects a dreamy, feminine, soft and dainty aesthetic and it’s concluded that she has her own filter. So it comes as no surprise that I should be scrolling through my feed and would cast my eyes upon her perfect babymoon photo. Complete with the quintessential beach “hot dog” legs shot, but with her also revealing her bare bump for the first time.

“Babymooning and pretending my blended lemonade is a margarita,” she captioned a photo posted this week.


Conrad has remained low-key and elected not to bombard her followers and fans with a lot of pregnancy progression photos. She announced this past January 2017 that she and husband William Tell, were expecting their first child. That month, she penned a piece on her blog giving advice on things people shouldn’t say to pregnant women.

Conrad co-founded Paper Crown and has a Kohl’s line, LC by Lauren Conrad.

Check out the bump:

Babymooning and pretending my blended lemonade is a margarita 🌴👶🏼🌙🍹

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Almost All the ‘Laguna Beach’ Female Cast Are Married with Children

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Cast photo from MTV’s 2004-2006 Reality TV show Laguna Beach, Today, Audrina Patridge, Kristin Cavallari,Alex Murrell Christina Schuller and Morgan Smith are married w/kids.

I was in my late 20s when MTVs Laguna Beach was on the air and back then the teens who the show followed who were well-to-do inhabitants of Orange Count, California  seemed like babies to me.  The show was supposed to present the real life version of the then-popular scripted The CW TV show, The OC. 

They all seemed so young to me back then and I remember never ever really knowing what Kristin was saying because she talked so fast, and I am a very fast talker myself. Even though I’m pretty much a goody-two shoes myself, I rooted for her against the very perfect Lauren Conrad.

Now that one of the main stars, Lauren Conrad,  is expecting her first child, it is interesting to note that almost all of the girls from Laguna Beach (and spinoff The Hill and The City) are married with kids.


Audrina Patridge welcomed her first child, daughter, Kirra Max, early in 2016 and Kristin Cavallari is well ahead of all of them, having given birth to her third child, daughter Saylor James in 2015.  She gave birth to her first child, son Camden, in August 2012 and second, Jaxon in May 2014;

Laguna Beach alum Alex Murrel gave birth to a son last July with her spouse and a month later another alum of that show about “the Real Orange County”,  named after the hit show The OC ‘s fictionalized portrayal of the posh coastal region, gave birth. Casey Reindhardt and her husband welcomed their first child, a daughter they named Kensington. Christina Schuller (nee Sinclair) welcomed her first child, son Christian Sutton, in 2014. This past September 2016,  Morgan Smith (nee Olson) welcomed her second child with her husband,  daughter, after giving birth to son Theo in 2014. Jessica Evans (nee Smith) is a stay at home mom to three and is expecting her fourth child, a little girl this March.

Lo Bosworth is the only one not yet married and she is busy managing several successful lifestyle brands, lovewellness, a women’s wellness company and her blog The Lo Down Blog.   Taylor Cole married a real estate investor in 2015. No kids yet for the California-based professional photographer, but perhaps this will be the year.  Whitney Port also got married and manages a TV and fashion design career and a successful lifestyle brand.

And there you have it! My version of “Where are they now?! ” lol!

 

This Reality TV show alum turned Lifestyle Mogul is the Latest Expecting Laguna Beach Alum

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Lauren Conrad is the latest of alums from the MTV reality TV shows Laguna Beach and The Hills to have announce a pregnancy.

The author, blogger and lifestyle maven shared the news on Instagram that she and her husband William Tell are expecting their first child together.


“Happy New Year! I have a feeling 2017 is going to be the best year yet…” she captioned a photo of her sonogram and of course, it was quite dreamy and perfect and quite on brand with her Instagram page with 5.5M followers.

 

Happy New Year! I have a feeling 2017 is going to be the best year yet…

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Audrina Patridge welcomed her first child, daughter, Kirra Max, early in 2016 and Kristin Cavallari is well ahead of all of them, having given birth to her third child, daughter Saylor James in 2015.  She gave birth to her first child, son Camden, in August 2012 and second, Jaxon in May 2014;

Laguna Beach alum Alex Murrel gave birth to a son last July with her spouse and a month later another alum of that show about “the Real Orange County”,  named after the hit show The OC ‘s fictionalized portrayal of the posh coastal region, gave birth. Casey Reindhardt and her husband welcomed their first child, a daughter they named Kensington. Christina Schuller (nee Sinclair) welcomed her first child, son Christian Sutton, in 2014. This past September 2016,  Morgan Smith (nee Olson) welcomed her second child with her husband,  daughter, after giving birth to son Theo in 2014.

One interesting thing I noted of all these births is that they all (minus Cavallari’s first) were with their husbands, not fiances or boyfriends. Says something about how they stick to tradition.

I’ve always admired Conrad for being one of the few people to successfully parlay a reality TV show beginning into a mini empire.

She  has written a successful series of young-adult novels and oversees her successful fashion line she co-founded Paper Crown and her popular Kohl’s line, LC by Lauren Conrad.

Our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums who have done the same include Kim Kardashian West, the ultimate media and lifestyle mogul. Tamar Braxton Herbert and Evelyn Lozada have successfully leveraged their fame from reality TV to lucrative subsequent gigs, careers and other ventures. They’re not limited to marketing their online social media presence via sponsored posts or by selling digital products either, a lot of reality TV alums are doing well selling products and partnering with brick and mortar realtors! Good stuff!

Reality Star Kristin Cavallari is pregnant

Reality star Kristin Cavalarri, best known as the fast-talking nemesis to co-star Lauren Conrad in the MTV shows Laguna Beach and The Hills is pregnant. Cavalarri had just called off her engagement to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler last year and then only reconciled this past November. Wonder if the engagement will be back on. Congrats to them.

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