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Judge Orders Kelis and Nas to Avoid Making Their Son Famous in Social Media

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Chef, Cookbook author and singer Kelis and her ex-fiance rapper Nas  have reached a custody and visitation arrangement over their 8 year old son, Knight.

According to TMZ, a judge stepped in to preside over Nas’ complaint that the “Milkshake” singer made it difficult for him to see his child. Kelis has since welcomed a second son, Shepherd, with a partner she has never disclosed publicly.

TMZ reports:

According to court docs, the exes hammered out specific dates where Nas will have custody of Knight for weekends. Dad gets four full weekends over January, February and March. Nas’ weekend visits will begin immediately after school on Fridays … thru Sunday night, or Monday night, if it’s a 3-day weekend.

Another interesting part of the judge’s order: Try to limit exposing their son and ”popularizing” him in social media!

Ok.

We get it tho. There have been quite a few social media custody battles play themselves out in social media, most notably Ciara and Future over their son Future Zahir and Eva Marcille and Kevin McCall over their daughter, Marley Rae.

Ciara’s husband NFL quarterback Russell Wilson faced backlash last year for wishing his wife a Happy Mother’s Day on behalf of him and “our kids”.  Future fans saw it as a slap in the face to his step son’s dad.

McCall reportedly disowned Marley when Marcille posted an Instagram photo of Marley with her fiancé attorney Michael Sterling.

Nas rarely, if ever, posts photos of his son in social media and Kelis does so sparingly and never shows either of her children’s faces when she does. In fact, it looks like around the same time of the judge’s orders, she posted the above photo of herself with Knight on Instagram recently, with his cap over his face.

“Just exploring the world with my little ones by my side,” she captioned the colorful photo on a yacht or boat.

The timing to the proximity of the order is uncanny.

Speaking of which, Kelis has a mad dope Instagram feed! You should follow her if you are a fan of travel, color, music and culture!

Kelis Quietly Welcomed her Second Child, another Son, Last Month

 

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Singer Kelis gave birth to her second child recently, E! News reports.

The singer and Le Cordon Bleu-trained Chef and Cookbook author welcomed the new addition, a baby boy, in November, the source told the entertainment news site.

The “Milkshake” singer has not made a public statement about her newborn neither confirmed the dad, though the rumor mill reports it is a mystery man she was caught holding hands with by the paparazzi, holding hands a little while back.

The “I’m Bossy” raspy-voiced crooner recently released a cook book , “My Life on A Plate” which she promoted this Summer. She announced the pregnancy by appearing quite preggers at the Afro Punk festival in New York city this summer wearing a bright pink caftan.

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Kelis has not made a public statement about welcoming her newborn just yet. This is the second child for Kelis, who has a son named Knight, with now ex-husband rapper Nas.

Knight loves iceland! We took an outing to the glaciers today! What a day @bountyandfull

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Congrats to the happy family!

Kelis Enjoys a Well-Deserved Baby Shower after A Hectic Book Tour Promo Month

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Second time mom-to-be Kelis got treated with her guests to massages at her baby shower. The “Milkshake” singer, who is a culinary school grad and cook book author, recently celebrated the impending birth of her next child.

“Thanks the @manlyhandz my girls were thrilled and relaxed at my shower! We had such a good time ! Thanks everyone xoxo,” she captioned a photo of herself with the proprietors of a traveling California massage company, Manly Handz,which boasts celebrity clients including Holly Robinson Peete, Brooke Anderson, Amber Riley, Ali Landry, Kimberly Elist, Nicol Ari Parker among others.

Though heavily preggers, Kelis just came off a pretty hectic month promoting her new book,  “My Life on a Plate“.

She also recently, she hooked up with our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums Tamera Mowry-Housley and Tamar Braxton-Herbert on the FOX panel talk show the two co-host The Real.

She also hit up Access Hollywood recently.

Today on @accesshollywood My life on a plate @bountyandfull A photo posted by Kelis (@sausageandboots) on

And also The Chew!

And Earlier on Good Day NY at the start of NY promo week a while back!

This morning on good day New York!!!!!! A photo posted by Kelis (@sausageandboots) on

Kelis is expecting with her husband who she references in her IG account (like in the photo below) though has never mentioned or confirmed, keeping things super private. I can did it! She is also mom to 6-year old son Knight with ex husband Nas.



 

This morning on good day New York!!!!!! A photo posted by Kelis (@sausageandboots) on

Second Time Mom-to-Be Kelis hits NYC to promote her New Cook Book

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When not touring or belting out hits on a stage, mom-to-be Kelis was studying at the famous Paris cooking school, Le Cordon Bleu. The native New Yorker recently hit up the HuffPost Live  and Sirius XM studios to promote her new cook book,  “My Life on a Plate: Recipes From Around the World“.

Dressed in baggy denim cuffed cropped pants, a silk t-shirt and black ballet flats, the Milkshake” singer hit the NYC promo tour last week.

In her cookbook, the native New Yorker shares dishes from her Puerto Rican heritage and her travels around the world. During stops on various legs of world tours, she discovered local outdoor markets and tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurants and other hidden journeys. She captures some of the food from her travels, culture and her own specialties derived from growing up watching and learning her mom who ran a catering business in the family home.

The cook book is the output of all that effort and was released this past September 28. And she had much practice working in a few restaurants on the line as a prerequisite to graduating from cooking school. “Kitchen is intense,”  she told BBC of working sauté, adding that at first her fellow classmates were taken with a celebrity apprentice by their side but over time, because “time is so crucial that no one, it was like whatever,  can you cook, like get on with it?”

Kelis, who is still actively performing,  told BBC that the cook book is “just another outlet” for her, “something she enjoys.”

It’s available in hardback for $17.79 at Amazon.com.

Kelis is currently expecting her second child with her husband (though that is yet to be confirmed). She has a 6-year old son Knight with ex-husband Nas,

 

Bump Watch: Kelis rocks ‘Bestival’ in the UK

 

 

Second-time mom-to-be Kelis rocked the stage at the Bestival music festival at the Isle of Wight in the UK Sunday night. 

The “Milkshake” singer revealed her growing bump in a print top with a sheer portion in the front and slit on the aides revealing her hip tattoos and cute baby belly. 

 

 

Kelis announced that she and new husband are expecting their first child together last month. 

 

 

She has. 6-year old son with her ex -fiancé and long time beau Rapper Nas. 

  

photos: Getty

‘Milkshake’ singer Kelis is expecting second Child



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Raspy-voiced singer Kelis is reportedly expecting  her second child.

The “Milkshake” singer debuted a sizable bump in a hot pink caftan-like top while performing this weekend at the Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday.

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The singer  has a 6-year old son named Knight with rapper Nas. The couple split smack dab in the middle of filming a reality TV show for MTV while the curly-haired songstress was pregnant with Knight.

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She recently concealed her bump in a black outfit while celebrating her 36th birthday and   is allegedly several months along and is ‘feeling great’, according to E! News. Her skin looks amazing. She is absolutely glowing. Wow, mama!

@gorillabread xoxoxo

A photo posted by Kelis (@sausageandboots) on

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The papps caught her with her mystery man who she has never revealed by name and refers to in her Instagram updates.

Congrats!

photos: Starcast, Getty, Instagram

10 Rules of Email Communication With Your Ex After Divorce

Although this is a celebrity pregnancy blog, the fact of the matter is a lot of couples do not last the pregnancy. As blogged before, Kelis, Amber Rose, Christina Milian, Heidi Klum, January Jones, Melanie Brown, Denise Richards and Shar Jackson and several other high profile women’s relationship and marriages fell apart before baby could arrive.

It’s a bitter pill to swallow but many times, the separation is best for all parties involved including baby. In the case of divorce, or in other scenarios, the child usually binds the couple together for life.

Communication becomes a touchy subject, and to help exes navigate this area, matrimonial lawyer Jacqueline Newman has penned a new book called “The New Rules of Divorce, available now from Simon & Schuster, matrimonial attorney Jacqueline Newman recently shared her 10 practical tips for communicating with an ex during this tumultuous period.

1. Try to limit the topics to no more than three issues in an email. I find people do not tend to read or retain more than three points at a time.

2. Number the points and separate each point by a space. If you number the points, you increase the odds of all three questions being answered, and spacing makes it seem less overwhelming than a huge ranting paragraph.

3. Try to phrase your questions so answers of yes or no are possible. If you can get back a simple yes or no, you increase the odds of your questions being answered.

4. Keep the three points short. If it takes someone more than one thumb swipe on their phone to read the whole email, the odds drop that your full email will be read.

5. Try to use email for issues that do not need an immediate response. Use the phone for emergencies and figure email should have a window of twenty-four to seventy-two hours for response.

6. Try to use neutral words because you need to assume that the written word will be taken in the worst tone possible.

7. Don’t cc other people on the emails and suck them into your drama. That gives the response a bigger audience and will cause more reaction. (You can just forward it to your sister to read after you send it instead.)

8. Try to write your emails at times of the day when you know he/she will read them. If you know your ex has a manager’s meeting every Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., do not write your emails during that time.

9. Do not write an explosive email while he is spending parenting time with the kids.

10. Try to end all emails on a positive note—even if you don’t mean it.

Good luck!

 

Loved My Essence + Ford My City 4 Ways Food, Arts, Music and Lifestyle Festival DC Stop Experience

I had quite a busy, yet amazing and awesome weekend at the Essence + Ford My City 4 Ways pre-event dinner and food, music, arts and lifestyle festival’s DC stop.

The second annual event gives both brands an opportunity to bridge their respective audiences in a festive journey that infuses culture, celebs, influencers in an open air venue that is the revitalized  Union Square Market.

Before the Saturday day-long festival, I was fortunate to be invited along with a few bloggers, social media taste makers and the like to pre-game the evening before at a Dine and Paint and Sip and Paint event at ArtJamz, a preeminent creative art space in Dupont Circle, launched by DC’s Capitol File Magazine’s editor in chief Michael M. Clements, in the spirit of independence and innovation of the Washington DC artistic influences of Duke Ellington, Dave Chappelle, Marvin Gaye, Go-Go Music, Chuck Brown, Dave Grohl and more.

Before dinner, I sat down to chat briefly with Raj Register, Head of Brand Strategy and Growth Audience Market at Ford, who shared that Ford came up with the concept with Essence to curate from a “grassroots level” an experience event to be developed to the national level. The concept selected DC, Memphis and Atlanta because of these three cities’ high concentration of women and the opportunity to make maximum impact and reach for the target demo.

Register shared that Ford has a new partnership with the WAZE app “so instead of looking on your phone like we know you shouldn’t be, when you plug in your iPhone, it will activate the app”  and also talked a bit about other forthcoming tech partnerships. Some current and future vehicles will have “Wi-Fi” connectivity. “If you want it, we have it,” she added. Another wonderful addition is the rear view camera tech that will be standard in all vehicles moving forward! That’s great news for families. Good stuff!

During the festival the next day,  participants and attendees would get an opportunity to “Ride and Drive“, e.g., take a test drive or ride along in Ford’s recent vehicles in their fleet, and experience the new technology and other amenities for themselves first hand. It’s all a part of a mission to cultivate new brand affinity in emerging markets.

Back to Friday for a bit: after enjoying a yummy salmon dinner with wine, I and my fellow bloggers headed down to ArtJamz’s studio space to create our very own artistic interpretation of the Ford Mustang Pony. In between brush strokes, we noshed on dessert, a nice sampling of cupcakes and chocolate covered strawberries. It was a fun time!! I loved meeting new friends there and connecting and networking with the wonderful dynamic group of women who organized the event. It was a marvelous sisterhood experience!

Here are a few photos from the evening:

I enjoyed this dinner of blackened Atlantic salmon with grilled asparagus and potatoes au gratin so much, I went home and purchased a few stalks of asparagus to recreate the meal later.

Meeting new blogger baes!

We were joined by renowned artist Hamilton Glass who recreated the campaign’s logo on a wall in the art and dine studio.

At the event the next day, I ventured out in the drizzly day to experience the last stop of the My City 4 Ways tour, after a stop in Atlanta and Memphis late last year, the other two cities on the tour.

I got there just in time to catch a panel of entrepreneurs hosted by friend Tiffany Aliche, The Budgenista that included another friend,  Arsha Jones of Capitol City Mambo Sauce and Tees in the Trap successful multi-million dollar business ventures along with Roc Nation apparel’s Emory Jones on the panel as well.

Also, I am a new fan of Melissa Butler, the founder and creator of a line of vegan lipsticks called The Lip Bar. She too was on the panel. Her brand was there offering all attendees a free matte lip stain!

Our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Kelis served up some of her specialties from her new cookbook, “My Life on  A Plate, then later participated in an on-stage Q&A talking her new line of sauces called Bounty and Full,  and balancing motherhood with a recording career and entrepreneurship.

Here are some photos from the My Ford City DC event at Union Market nabbed from social media, my own personal pics and a few official photos below:

Yas!!! #BlackAlley #myfordcity #mycity4ways

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Southeast-DC born and bred band Black Alley shared their brand of  unique musical elixir that the group describes is made up of hip-hop, soul, and rock to create  a genre-bending sound called #HoodRock”, adding some authentic DC flare to the event.

DC’s own Grammy-nominated, BET Awards-winning recording artist Raheem DeVaughn swooned the audience with some soulful R&B crooning of his own power hits and a few other well-known covers.

Chef Resha of the very popular Carnal Dish blog provided a sampling of delicacies from her kitchen.

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I am in the market for a new SUV myself and our first family car was a Ford Explorer. It was also awesome to get to ride in a 2017 Fusion because I never realized how roomy the 4-door sedan was inside and so much so that it could sub for the larger vehicle we were planning to get. I really dug the dual control temperature system and the fact the new 2018 versions will be Wi-Fi-enabled.

Also, I checked out the latest version of the Explorer. It has been upgraded substantially since with a quad tip exhaust and 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets,a powerful 3.5L EcoBoost® engine, sport-tuned suspension and a best-in-class 15 365 V6 horsepower with a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission.

And practically speaking, the seating remained pretty spacious with lots of cargo room in the back for family road trips, hauling furniture or groceries. I love the hands-free, foot-activated liftgate feature as well as the 180-degree camera with Split-View and Washer.

For safety purposes, the vehicle also comes with a branded Ford Safe & Smart® Package feature that alerts you of unintentional lane drifting  and allows you to set cruise control and select the speed and distance you want to maintain from the vehicle in front of you.

Lots of good stuff. We definitely will be exploring (pardon the pun) this option on our search.

The Lip Bar did lipstick makeovers.

I listen to WKYS-FM on the radio in the evenings at times so it was also great to see one of the DJs on there I admire, DJ Little Bacon Bear (real name Khalia Canty). I asked the petite curly haired DJ about the origins of her name and she shared it came from a childhood friend for a fictional dynamic duo they formed.

That friend is now a flight attendant. “I’m sure she’s no longer going as our childhood name,” the 5’1′ 100lb young talent  laughed!

Captiol City Mambo Sauce and Tees in the Trap vended and I copped a fab “Thug Wife” Tee!

Overall, it was a wonderful weekend experience that I highly recommend everyone attend if they can the next time the tour makes a stop. There are new cities being added as the festival expands! Keep an eye and ear open for them when announced! I’ll keep you guys updated when I hear again!

@essence @ford “My City 4 Ways” DC #MyFordCity ??

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8-Months Pregnant Reality TV Star and Singer KeKe Wyatt Husband Asks for Divorce

TV One‘s R&B Divas: Atlanta alum Keke Wyatt is 8 months pregnant and recently shared on Instagram that her husband of 7  years, Michael Ford, wants a divorce. The singer, who has a phenomenal voice (I heard her in person) revealed the news in a tearful video re-posted on gossip site, Shaderoom.

“You want to know something, America? When you 8 months pregnant and you got a child sick, in and out of the hospital, and your husband got the nerve to tell you that he wants a divorce,” she says in the video. “Because… he says that you’re an emotional wreck. He says that from the very beginning you never trusted me and all that kind of stuff. Telling other people, other women that we getting a divorce and if she calls…like, what?! I’m so done with Michael Jamar. Y’all can have him and roast his ass. I don’t care.”

#PressPlay: Praying for #KekeWyatt ??

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Afterwards, Twitter certainly roasted Michael Jamar (Ford), per a run down of the dragging by VH1.com. 

Recently, Wyatt revealed that one of her children is battling cancer and she shaved all of her hair off in support of that child, Essence reports.

The couple had also recently babymooned in Hawaii in advance of the arrival of their fourth child together. Wyatt has three children from a previous marriage to her ex husband and road manager, Rahmat Morton. Ford has a child from a previous relationship and Wyatt suffered a still born at the end of her marriage with Morton.

She is pregnant for the 8th time though (including her still born baby) but if you count her step child, she is mom 9 x over!

She joins a list of celebrity women who broke up with her partners before the baby was born. This list includes Heidi Klum, Christina Milian, Kelis, Alexis Knapp, Mel B and January Jones. 

photo: StarCast

They’re Like A Lot of Us: 40 Celeb Women Who Had Unwed Pregnancies

Bellyitch Rewind

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About 4 years ago, we blogged about how tons of celebrities welcome babies with men they ar not married to and how they, unlike most women, are not shamed for it.

Several, like Heidi Klum and Kelis break up before the baby is even born. The mention is not to bash different lifestyle choices or situations but just to point out the prevalence of premarital pregnancy in Hollywood.

Of the several dozens women Bellyitch has “bumpwatched” since its inception in 2007, the lion’s share or bulk of them were technically single (though possibly attached or engaged) while pregnant.

 Also, to a certain extent, these blessings, each of them, are celebrated and cheered. Meanwhile, average non-celebrity women who have children out-of-wedlock are traditionally trashed, bashed and shamed, by society.
 It’s a double standard, no doubt. But alas, these are changing times and traditional notions and norms are altering too.
Here is a list of 40 celebrity women ( from our old post in 2013, there have been many more since then) who got pregnant before going down the aisle, including some that didn’t even want a ring, and some that are still happily single (in no particular order):
1. Kim Kardashian

2. Salma Hayek

3. KimZolciak

4. Amber Rose

5. Victoria Beckham

6. Kelis

7. Emma Bunton

8. Halle Berry

9. Natalie Portman

10. Jennifer Hudson

11. Snooki

12. Lauryn Hill

13. Kristin Cavallari

14. Melanie Brown

15. Heidi Klum

16. Fantasia Barrino

17. Isla Fisher

18. Nia Long

19. Drew Barrymore

20. Yandy Smith

21. Kate Hudson

22. Jill Scott

23. Britney Spears

24. Nicole Richie

25. Kate Winslet

26. Alicia Keys

27. Jessica Simpson

28. Keyshia Cole

29. Michelle Williams

30. Lauren London

31. January Jones

32. Miranda Kerr

33. Kourtney Kardashian

34. Nivea

35. Jamie Lyn Spears

36. Adele

37. Angelina Jolie

38. Kristen Bell

39. Christina Applegate

40. Jane Krakowski

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