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Evangeline Lilly Trending for Her Post-Birthing Baby Bikini Bod Annoyed a Few People

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Lost alum Evangeline Lilly was trending all day today because of an E!Online report announcing the now mom-to-2 was spotted on a beach wearing a bikini two months after giving birth to her second child in Hawaii.

Backtrack, Lilly is great about not announcing her pregnancies. It wasn’t until she was 8 months along before a wayward member of the paparazzi spotted her in Hawaii where she lives often with her longtime partner Hawaii born Norman Kali, a production assistant she met on the Lost set.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies star announced the second pregnancy by showing up this summer to the red carpet for her movie Ant-Man‘s première.  She was already 7 months pregnant.

And even now, the Canadian-born managed to avoid the press for two months after giving birth, having not released a statement about the birth of her second child at all. If it wasn’t for the papps again, we’d still not know she had the kid.  Lily and Kali are parents to 4-year old son Kahekili Kali.

The fact the news of the bikini was the reason she trended upset some in social media and the blogsphere. We’ve discussed often on Bellyitch before how pop culture and gossip media’s obsession with the post-body celebrity can be dangerous for the message it sends to current and future new moms, and to society in general.

Blogger Jenny Rapson of  Mommin It Up vented on For Every Mom today:

“I understand celebrities are newsworthy, and I am not saying a celebrity having a child isn’t news,” Rapson penned. “I am perturbed at the PRESS for making this NEWS.”

She then went on to highlight three things why this actress’ body being newsworthy upset her:

“And herein lies my issue: why is this news? Why the excitement about a beautiful mom showing some skin after having a baby? Is it because…

  • GASP! Women’s bodies are certainly ruined by children and they should never show them!
  • OH THANK GOD SHE NOW LOOKS PERFECT—AS IF SHE NEVER HAD A BABY! PRAISE JESUS SHE ESCAPED HER TERRIBLE MOM BOD FATE AND CAN
  • WALK AROUND IN PUBLIC WITHOUT PEOPLE RUNNING AWAY SCREAMING!

See, Moms? You can look hot after having a baby! You can achieve the ultimate goal of beauty in life AND be a mom, too. Now hit the gym!”

Well, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

And Rapson wasn’t the only one. Here are some of the reactions we captured of folks in social media .

 

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Katie Rose    How Evangeline Lilly got her body back post baby  ...

Amanda Justice   http   hollywoodlife.com 2015 10 22 evangeline lil...

 

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Evangeline Lilly discloses pregnancy on her terms this time 

 

 

Lost alum Evangeline Lilly revealed her pregnancy on the red carpet of the Ant Man” premiere in Hollywood on Monday.

Lilly was glowing in a black-and-white Halston Heritage dress and later confirmed the obvious to E! News that she and partner Norman Kali are expecting their second child who is due this September.

The couple are parents to 4-year Kahekili.

Lily was expecting him when she lived in Hawaii and hid the pregnancy from the media and public until a wayward paparazzi wayward paparazzo spotted spotted her in her 8th month and circulates her pic in the gossip press. 

This time Lilly revealed the news on her own terms. 

The 5 Clues Fans Used to Determine Nicki Minaj was Pregnant Before She Announced

Congratulations are in order to rapper Nicki Minaj  who is expecting her first child with her husband Kenneth Petty as she announced her news on her Instagram yesterday to the surprise of none of the Internet sleuths who had already recognized all the clues that she was pregnant, beginning with speculation last month when she posted a curious photo trying to conceal her bump in high rise bikini bottoms.

“Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes,” Minaj captioned the third in a set of formal colorful maternity photos where she is sitting on a pink couch. The last  of the photos is her draped in white in an editorial shot made to look angelic, taken by famed photographer David LaChappelle.

Part of being a celebrity woman of child bearing years is that you have people constantly speculating about whether or not you are pregnant. It can frustrating especially if you had been actively trying but keep having to see and respond or ignore rumors published in the tabloids or social media. Model Chrissy Teigen, actress Gabrielle Union and many others suffered with infertility while batting down insenstive demands from people asking when they would be having their first chilld.

However, when the moment that a star does get pregnant, she then has the challenge that many women have of trying to keep it private for at least the first three months when the risk for miscarriage is the highest. After the first trimester, the chances of that mom-to-be carrying a baby full term and having a healthy labor and delivery shoots up exponentialy.

Still, sometimes the public guesses right because there are tell tale signs and Minaj displayed them ALL!!!

After the Super Bass performer made her announcement, many fans said in the comment sections under news reports that the news was of no surprise to them based on the various clues that exist when a woman in the spotlight is hiding her pregnancy:

1. She only shared head shots in social media

For women who famously show off their fab bods at every chance they get, seeing them suddenly stick to posting head shots inscial meida is a dead giveaway that they are trying to perhaps hide weight gain in the tummy area and elsewhere.

For the weeks leading up to the announcement the Anaconda rapper shared photos of her self performing songs with only her head in the shot.

2. She wore clothes that covered her belly.

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You can hide your body by carefully selecting what you post but unless you plan to live a hermit life or escape to another country, then there is a high liklihood that the paparazzi will spot you out and about.

When Kylie Jenner was secrety pregnant with her daughter Stormi, fans speculated her condition because she wore baggy clothes. Her sister, Khloe Kardashian, revealed that she used an A-line coat to hide her bump until she announced the news that she was expecting a baby.

If you are pregnant during Award season, as Cardi B was, you can get your stylist to design outfits that creatively conceal your bump.

Most recently, currently pregant stars, actress Sophie Turner and model Gigi Hadid were spotted in super baggy clothes and reported frequently as being pregnant in the gossip press. The oversized PJs were a dead give away Hadid and boyfriend Zayn Malik were expecting their first child together even before she confirmed her news last week.

3. She drops out of public light



Similarly, it is always suspicious when women who usually crave the spotlight drop out of the public eye. That too is a signal they may be secretly expecting.  On the real, Minaj literally told the world she was baby making when she quit music via Twitter last September to start her family.  But because she had quit Twitter before after having beefs with her ex Meek Mill, rap nemesis Remy Ma, not a lot of people took the announcement seriously.

The quarantine period was very convenient for Jessica Biel to lay low and incubate a whole other person. She and her musician/producer husband Justin Timberlake reportedly welcomed their second child recently and no one knew. They tore a page out of Ana Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias‘ book when those two had a whole set of twins on the download back in 2017.

Some have tried to keep the secret for the total nine months and have come close.

Evangeline Lily and Jennifer Hudson got caught by paparazzi both around 8 months pregnant. They were in remote places where there is no Hollywood scrutiny but still got busted.

Others succeed.

In 2018,  How to Get Away with Murder star Karla Souzaand in 2014, Ozark star Laura Linney announced the birth of their first child, respectively, after the baby was already born.

4. She Subconsciouly (or her partner) Touches her Belly

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Last month, Minaj gave yet another clue when she showed a video of Petty rubbing her belly. In other years, the maternal subtle cradle of the tummy is a sign a woman is expecting. It’s a subcouncous and natural maneuver which is a sign.

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5. Her face looks fuller



Weight gain is a sign of pregnancy and even for women who manage to not pack on the pounds, a dead giveaway is a fuller rounder face. Many fans speculated and noticed that in the video for Trollz with Ta, Minaj face looked significantly more cherubic than usual.

Well there you have it. If you are a woman in the lime light and seek to totally hide your pregnancy from the media and the public, avoid doing any of the above. Good luck!

Marvel Stars Reflect On Founder and Creator Stan Lee’s Passing

Every parent to a fan of superhero comics, television series and movies should know a child’s favorite character and probably have a few of their own from childhood and today, the comic universe lost a pioneer and father figure in Marvel creator Stan Lee who died today at the age of 95.

Today, several of the celebrity women whose pregnancies we’ve covered in this blog left words of salute to the great Stan Lee who is recently famous for making obscure cameos in Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and films.

I caught the latest when he played a fellow gambler in The Black Panther release. Here is a quick rundown, excerpted from E! News roundup, of what our Bellytich Bumpwatch alums had to say about Lee’s passing and what he meant to them as actors.

Halle Berry– “RIP, Stan Lee. Thank you for sharing your incredible vision with us. We are eternally grateful to you and would not be the same without it,” tweeted Berry, who played Storm in three X-Men movies. “I am so honored to have played a part in your world and will forever look back on the opportunity

Scarlett Johansson

“The galaxy just gained another Dog Star,” the actress, who plays Black Widow in multiple films, told E! News in a statement. “Thankful everyday to be a small part of Stan’s universe. He was a legendary visionary and a true artist.”

Zoe Saldana

“Today we lost one of the greats. Stan Lee, you were an inspiration and superhero to us all,” the actress, who played Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, wrote on Instagram. “Thank you for contributing so much- and giving us all something to aspire to!”

Evangeline Lily

Stan…more than a master of stories, you always seemed like a master of living,” the star of Ant-Man and the Wasp wrote on Instagram. “I will look to you for inspiration for the rest of my life. You live on. xoxo Your Wasp.”

Jessica Alba

Taking a moment to thank the great Stan Lee for his kindness,” the actress wrote on Instagram. “It was a huge honor to be part of your universe. The experience I had on The Fantastic Four playing Sue Storm/Invisible Woman was so meaningful as a young actress and made a huge impact on me. We will miss you, Stan Lee.”

HTGAWM Star Karla Souza Latest Celeb to Have a Surprise Baby

How to Get Away with Murder star Karla Souza became the latest celebrity mom to have a surprise baby.

Like Annna Kornokiva and Enrique Iglesias before her, the 32-year-old actress managed to keep her entire 40 weeks Of Pregnancy a secret.

She surprised fans Thursday night when she Instagrammed a photo of herself well into her pregnancy, writing in English and Spanish, “So I have something to share with you guys ?.”

She followed up with a photo of herself cradling her brand new baby.

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She welcomed a baby girl with banker husband Marshall Trenkmann, who she married in 2014.

Among others who kept it mum until giving birth are Laura Linney, Lost star Evangeline Lily who kept her pregnancy secret for close to nine months before paparazzi spotted her pregnant in Hawaii. Similarly, back in 2009, Jennifer Hudson managed to conceal her pregnancy until she was about 8 months along before a snoop with a camera spotted her with a massive pregnant.  Adele, Jennifer Lopez and several others kept it quite for 5 months or more.

Report: Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias Just Welcomed Twins!

Surprise!

TMZ reports that tennis star Anna Kournikova and her long time partner and possible spouse Enrique Iglesias  welcomed a pair of boy-girl twins over the weekend.

The names of the new arrivals are Nicholas and Lucy. Congrats to the happy couple who have dated for over a decade and were reportedly engaged or married, though no one knew for sure. Um just like no one knew home girl was even pregnant.

As TMZ notes, the gorgeous blonde has been out of the public spotlight for a while and was last spotted on a boat in November 2016.

Shout out to her family and friends for not spilling the beans. They’re the real MVP!

Kournikova is not the first celebrity to escape public awareness of a pregnancy. Among others who kept it mum until giving birth are Laura Linney, Lost star Evangeline Lily who kept her pregnancy secret for close to nine months before paparazzi spotted her pregnant in Hawaii. Similarly, back in 2009, Jennifer Hudson managed to conceal her pregnancy until she was about 8 months along before a snoop with a camera spotted her with a massive pregnant.  Adele, Jennifer Lopez and several others kept it quite for 5 months or more.

They also join our growing list of celebrities who have twins list!

 

h/t my fave source of news BMore Sun reporter John-John Williams

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Private Couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Welcome 2nd Child You Won’t Ever See

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Congrats to actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds on the birth of their second child, PEOPLE reports.

The very private couple have not announced the name or gender of this baby. Recall, noone knew their daughter James’ name or gender for a while after she was welcomed into the family. The Reynolds’ are among a select fraternity of celebrities who have managed to successfully keep their children completely out of the public eye altogether, like Eva Mendes and Ryan GoslingKelis, Kerry Washington, Evangeline LilyDido, UK stars Rochelle Humes  and Lily Allen and Neve Campbell. 

Doe anyone blame them given that every other month, some celeb has to defend against mean trolls who have negative and hurtful things to say about their child’s looks?

Lively gave birth in New York.  The new addition joins big sister 22-month old James for in 2015.

These 40 Celebrities had Babies After Age 40

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When Actress Laura Linney gave birth to her first child last year, January 15, 2015,  she became the oldest celebrity woman to give birth “naturally” at age 49. She outseated actress Kelly Preston who gave birth to her son Benjamin when she was 48.  It was the first child for the The Truman Show  star and her husband since 2009, Marc Schauer. 
 
Linney was among a long list of celebrities who managed to stay under the radar for the majority of their pregnancy including: Tamar Braxton AdeleNicole Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson and Beyonce who all announced at the 5th month mark that they were “with child.”  She was more successful than Lost  actress Evangeline Lily, who  never told anyone she was pregnant and was eventually busted by paparazzi at 8 months pregnant while she was living in Hawaii. Linney also bested Jennifer Hudson who looked to be about 8 months pregnant when a wayward photographer caught her and her boyfriend out and about, trying to be inconspicuous.
And at 49, Linney also joins the over 40 baby club which includes:
  1. NICOLE KIDMAN gave birth to her first child, Sunday Rose, at the age of 40 with her husband, Keith Urban.
  2. SUSAN SARANDON  gave birth to her son, Jack at age 42. Three years later, she welcomed another son, Miles, at age 45.
  3. BROOKE SHIELDS underwent seven rounds of in vitro fertilization treatments. After these treatments, she gave birth to her first child, Rowan, at age 37. At the age of 40, she traditionally conceived her daughter, Grier, with husband Chris Henchy.
  4. EMMA THOMPSON spent several years trying to have a baby. She opted for in vitro fertilization treatments and eventually welcomed daughter, Gaia, in her 40s.
  5. HELEN HUNT gave birth to her first kid, Makenalei Gordon in May 2004, with boyfriend, Matthew Carnahan when she was 43.
  6. JERRY HALL, Ex-wife of singer Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones’ lead singer, gave birth to the last of her four children, Gabriel, at 41.
  7. JULIANNE MOORE gave birth to her similarly redheaded second child, Liv Helen, at age 41.
  8. MARCIA CROSS, star of Desperate Wives, gave birth to fraternal twins, Eden and Savannah, at age 44, with husband, Tom Mahoney, in February 2007
  9. JANE SEYMOUR was already a mother of four at the age of 45 when she underwent fertility treatments in her mid-40s after her divorce with former husband. She and her current husband, director James Keach, welcomed twins, Johnny and Kristopher in 1995.
  10. SALMA HAYEK  gave birth to her first child, Valentina Paloma, at age 41, in September 2007 with her then-fiance, French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault. They later married in April 2009 before eventually divorcing.
  11. MOMICA BELLUCCI, Italian actress, gave birth to her second child at age 45
  12. KELLY PRESTON had her son Benjamin Travolta at age 48
  13. ANNETTE BENING has four kids with Warren Beatty and gave birth to her youngest at age 42.
  14. HALLE BERRY had her daughter Nahla at age 41, and her son Maceo at age 46.
  15. NIA LONG  gave birth to her second son when she was 41.
  16. MARIAH CAREY was 42 when she welcomed her twin, Morrocan and Monroe.
  17. TINA FEY gave birth to her first child, daughter Penelope at 41, and a second daughter Alice two years later at age 43..
  18. CELINE DION was 42 when she gave birth to her twin boys.
  19. GWEN STEFANI  was 44 when she welcomed her 3rd son, Apollo.
  20. ANA ORTIZ  had just turned 40 when she gave birth to her 2nd child.
  21. THANDI NEWTON had just turned 41 when she gave birth to her 3rd child, a son, Booker Jombe Parker.
  22. RACHEL ZOE  was 42 when she welcomed her 2nd son, Kaius.
  23. UMA THURMAN was 42 when she gave birth to her first kid with beau Arpad Busson.
  24. KIM FIELDS  was 44 when she and her hubby welcomed their second son Quincy.
  25. MIRA SORVINO was 44 when she welcomed her daughter Lucia and was 41 when she welcomed her son. She has 4 kids total.
  26. MAYA RUDOLPH was 41 when she gave birth to her 4th child.
  27. LISA LOEB quietly welcomed her 4th child at age 45, a son named Emet.
  28. JENNIFER CONNELLY  was 43 when her 3rd kid, daughter Agnes, was born
  29. MIMI ROGERS was 45 when she gave birth to her last child, a son.
  30. JANE KRACOWSKI  surprised everyone when at 45 she had her first child, a son.
  31. MERYL STREEP was 41 in 1991 when she welcomed her last of 4 kids.
  32. MARCIA GAY HARDEN was 44 when she gave birth to her twins
  33. MOLLY RINGWALD was also in her 40s, age 46, when she welcomed her twins.
  34. MADONNA was 41 when she gave birth to her son Rocco.
  35. MARISKA HARGITAY was 42 when she gave birth to her first child, a son and later went on to adopt more kids
  36. JUDY REYES was 41 when she welcomed daughter Leila in 2009.
  37. VANNA WHITE gave birth to her daughter the same year she turned 40.
  38. BEVERLY D’ANGELO  welcomed her twins at age 46.
  39. CHERYL TIEGS  had her first child, a son, at age 44.
  40. LAURA LINNEY  welcomed her first child at age 49.

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40 Celebrities who gave birth after 40

When Actress Laura Linney gave birth to her first child this January 15,  she became the oldest celebrity woman to give birth “naturally” at age 49.  She outseated actress Kelly Preston who gave birth to her son Benjamin when she was 48.  It was the first child for the The Truman Show  star and her husband since 2009, Marc Schauer. 


Linney was among a long list of celebrities who managed to stay under the radar for the majority of their pregnancy including: Tamar Braxton AdeleNicole Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson and Beyonce who all announced at the 5th month mark that they were “with child.”  She was more successful than Lost  actress Evangeline Lily, who  never told anyone she was pregnant and was eventually busted by paparazzi at 8 months pregnant while she was living in Hawaii. Linney also bested Jennifer Hudson who looked to be about 8 months pregnant when a wayward photographer caught her and her boyfriend out and about, trying to be inconspicuous. 
And at 49, Linney also joins the over 40 baby club which includes:
  1. NICOLE KIDMAN gave birth to her first child, Sunday Rose, at the age of 40 with her husband, Keith Urban. 
  2. SUSAN SARANDON  gave birth to her son, Jack at age 42. Three years later, she welcomed another son, Miles, at age 45.
  3. BROOKE SHIELDS underwent seven rounds of in vitro fertilization treatments. After these treatments, she gave birth to her first child, Rowan, at age 37. At the age of 40, she traditionally conceived her daughter, Grier, with husband Chris Henchy.
  4. EMMA THOMPSON spent several years trying to have a baby. She opted for in vitro fertilization treatments and eventually welcomed daughter, Gaia, in her 40s.
  5. HELEN HUNT gave birth to her first kid, Makenalei Gordon in May 2004, with boyfriend, Matthew Carnahan when she was 43.
  6. JERRY HALL, Ex-wife of singer Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones’ lead singer, gave birth to the last of her four children, Gabriel, at 41.
  7. JULIANNE MOORE gave birth to her similarly redheaded second child, Liv Helen, at age 41.
  8. MARCIA CROSS, star of Desperate Wives, gave birth to fraternal twins, Eden and Savannah, at age 44, with husband, Tom Mahoney, in February 2007
  9. JANE SEYMOUR was already a mother of four at the age of 45 when she underwent fertility treatments in her mid-40s after her divorce with former husband. She and her current husband, director James Keach, welcomed twins, Johnny and Kristopher in 1995.
  10. SALMA HAYEK  gave birth to her first child, Valentina Paloma, at age 41, in September 2007 with her then-fiance, French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault. They later married in April 2009 before eventually divorcing.
  11. MOMICA BELLUCCI, Italian actress, gave birth to her second child at age 45
  12. KELLY PRESTON had her son Benjamin Travolta at age 48
  13. ANNETTE BENING has four kids with Warren Beatty and gave birth to her youngest at age 42.
  14. HALLE BERRY had her daughter Nahla at age 41, and her son Maceo at age 46.
  15. NIA LONG  gave birth to her second son when she was 41.
  16. MARIAH CAREY was 42 when she welcomed her twin, Morrocan and Monroe.
  17. TINA FEY gave birth to her first child, daughter Penelope at 41, and a second daughter Alice two years later at age 43..
  18. CELINE DION was 42 when she gave birth to her twin boys.
  19. GWEN STEFANI  was 44 when she welcomed her 3rd son, Apollo.
  20. ANA ORTIZ  had just turned 40 when she gave birth to her 2nd child.
  21. THANDI NEWTON had just turned 41 when she gave birth to her 3rd child, a son, Booker Jombe Parker.
  22. RACHEL ZOE  was 42 when she welcomed her 2nd son, Kaius.
  23. UMA THURMAN was 42 when she gave birth to her first kid with beau Arpad Busson.
  24. KIM FIELDS  was 44 when she and her hubby welcomed their second son Quincy.
  25. MIRA SORVINO was 44 when she welcomed her daughter Lucia and was 41 when she welcomed her son. She has 4 kids total.
  26. MAYA RUDOLPH was 41 when she gave birth to her 4th child.
  27. LISA LOEB quietly welcomed her 4th child at age 45, a son named Emet.
  28. JENNIFER CONNELLY  was 43 when her 3rd kid, daughter Agnes, was born
  29. MIMI ROGERS was 45 when she gave birth to her last child, a son.
  30. JANE KRACOWSKI  surprised everyone when at 45 she had her first child, a son.
  31. MERYL STREEP was 41 in 1991 when she welcomed her last of 4 kids.
  32. MARCIA GAY HARDEN was 44 when she gave birth to her twins
  33. MOLLY RINGWALD was also in her 40s, age 46, when she welcomed her twins.
  34. MADONNA was 41 when she gave birth to her son Rocco.
  35. MARISKA HARGITAY was 42 when she gave birth to her first child, a son and later went on to adopt more kids
  36. JUDY REYES was 41 when she welcomed daughter Leila in 2009.
  37. VANNA WHITE gave birth to her daughter the same year she turned 40.
  38. BEVERLY D’ANGELO  welcomed her twins at age 46.
  39. CHERYL TIEGS  had her first child, a son, at age 44.
  40. LAURA LINNEY  welcomed her first child at age 49.

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Is Eva Mendes 7-Months pregnant with Ryan Gosling’s kid?

Sources close to US Weekly  say that actress Eva Mendes and her boyfriend actor Ryan Gosling are expecting their first child together. The source also reveals that the Hitch star is in her last trimester of pregnancy at 7 -months!
Wow! If she is that far along, we will have to add her to the long and growing list of celebrity women who managed to conceal their pregnancies well beyond their 5th month gestation which include Nicole Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson and Beyonce who didn’t announce until their 4th or 5th month and Jennifer Hudson and Evangeline Lily who weren’t discovered until nearly term. 
Cool and Congrats if true! 
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