‘Power’s Naturi Naughton Gets a Surprise Baby Shower

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Power actress Naturi Naughton was caught off guard by a surprise baby shower a few friends threw for her recently. The petite star took to Instagram to express her gratitude for the gesture by her friends.

“OMG!A Surprise baby shower!! 🙈🎉🤣Thank u @yasmine_pearl & @breshawebb 4 doing this 4 me! #truefriendship#LALove #Grateful#ItsReallyhardTosurpriseMe#IAskTooManyQuestions 😝 #SoBlessed#Mommy2Be” the former member of the trio 3LW captioned a photo of herself being embraced by her two friends.


Naugton and her beau Ben are expecting their first child together. She told PEOPLE that the pregnancy was a surprise but that she had been getting loads of support from the cast and crew of her his STARZ! Network show which is in its 4th season and has already been renewed for a 5th season.

Power returns on June 25th. I am almost caught up and have one more season to go to catch up! She’s been on a promotional tour and looking fab too:

#LA #PressDay #Day1 Fab Glam by @takishahair @syd4makeup & @mrenriquemelendez ❤️#PowerTV

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#PressDay #Day2 #PowerTV #LALife Thx 2 my glam @syd4makeup & @xavierlwestbrook 4 hookin me up! 😘😘

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Expecting Naturi Naughton Promotes New Season of ‘Power’ and Hits Red Carpets in Style

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Naturi Naughton, the Starz  channel star of the hit show Power  has been looking fabulous promoting her various projects and hitting red carpet arrivals. The former 3LW singer and her beau Ben are expecting their first child together later this year.

This week, the beautiful petite actress headed to the AT&T and Tribeca Host Luncheon AT&T Presents: Untold Stories – an Inclusive Film Program in Collaboration With Tribeca event during the Tribeca Film festival. She rocked a sleeveless Ronny Kobo dress and jewels by Erickson Beamon and super cute sunflower pumps.


More recently, this morning again, she stunned on the Wendy Williams show outfitted in a dress by Hemant & Nandita, jewels by Erickson Beamon and Bliss Lau and shoes by Sergio Rossi while promoting season 4 of her hit Starz channel show.

And earlier this month, she was glam and fab at the New York special screening event of  the new STARZ  show The White Princess hosted by STARZ & Refinery29 at Metrograph on April 5, 2017 in New York City.

She and the dad-to-be spent a baby moon in Hawaii a few weeks back. Naughton shared a photo of her spouse toting her on the beach. Sweet!

‘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!

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