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Inside Naya Rivera’s ‘Tee Pee’- inspired Nursery

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Glee alum actress Naya Rivera showed off her neutral toned nursery inside an exclusive shoot for  MyDomaine.

The beautiful petite mom-to-be and her husband since July 2014 Ryan Dorsey are expecting their first child in a couple of months.

Rivera revealed in the feature that she built the entire nursery around a cute black and white Tee Pee she discovered at LandOfNod.

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From there,the Devious Maids star added neutral elements, sentimental items, and other eclectic and unique pieces.

“I love so many things in the nursery, but my favorite would have to be the bird chandelier,” Rivera said about the copper wire piece hanging from the ceiling. “It’s so fun and adds a pop of color and youth!”

The black and white accessories like the Eivor throw from Ikea were added to accommodate the fact that babies see in black and white for the first few weeks of their lives.

She did add pops of color to mix up the black, white, cream and gray.

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“My favorite item in the bookshelf is the photo of Ryan and I at our wedding, and the baby’s ultrasound picture,” Rivera shares. “You can see the baby’s face so clearly!”

Her designer Angelo Surmelis was going for a gender neutral design that was still kid-friendly.

Rivera posted a quick snippet of the behind the scenes video from the shoot on her Instagram account.

Everything works well though we think the patterned wall paper is a bit too much stimulation for a nursery where baby is supposed to be sleeping in and not playing. Perhaps she will tone it down later.

See the remaining insider photos from MyDomaine’s exclusive feature HERE!

photos: Christopher Patey/Domaine Home

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. 

TV Personality Tami Roman is Pregnant at 45 Without Using fertility treatment

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VH1 Basketball Wives star Tami Roman announced last week during the airing of the Love & Hip Hop Atlanta: The Afterparty episode that at 45-years old, she is 6 weeks pregnant with the baby of her beau,  28-year old Houston trucking company owner Reggie Youngblood.

In an exclusive with Necole Bitchie,  Roman explained why she essentially gave in to her boyfriend’s desire to have a child on his own.

It was not long ago, during an episode of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars when the mom to two adult children shared that she was not interested in having more kids and Youngblood said he wouldn’t be cool with adopting but rather “needed” a child of his own.

“I am in a committed relationship with a younger man who has never had children. In an effort to compromise for the benefit of our relationship, and because I am in love with this person, I decided to have a child with him and I am happy I made the decision to do so,” the actress who starred in the short-lived TV show Extant alongside Halle Berry said. “Marriage Bootcamp helped us a great deal in all aspects, especially communication. It showed us that we do love each other and are in it for the long haul.”

Some in social media have criticized her for choosing to have a baby so late in life, but Roman questions all the “hating” on her decision and points to other celebrities who successfully had children later in life without similar public admonishment.

“As it pertains to Halle, I looked at her as inspiration and said she did it, Alyssa Milano did it, Gwen Stefani did it, Julianna Margolis did it… Why not me?” the Real World: Los Angeles alum questioned. “People put more emphasis on my age when this is not new, other women have done it and received nothing but congratulations, [so] not sure why my announcement was viewed so negatively.”

Roman is mom to two very beautiful daughters 18-year old Jazz and 20-year old Lyric with NBA player Kenny Anderson. 

She confesses that says didn’t struggle to conceive and did not receive any fertility treatment, neither froze her eggs. She said she was surprised it happened given the fact she was pre-menopausal at the time.

“It was the grace of God,” Roman credits for being able to conceive without medical intervention.

The reveal last week came surprisingly early in her pregnancy, at just 6 weeks along, but says she hopes she doesn’t “jinx herself”.

We at Bellyitch pray and hope she does in fact have a complete healthy pregnancy, labor and delivery. As Roman said in her Necole Bitchie feature, “babies are blessings.”

The former model is also currently designing her own cosmetic line and will star in a new sitcom called The Assist co-executive produced by celebrity blogger Karen Civil  and Ernest Dukes, while appearing occasionally on the next season of Basketball Wives: LA.

She told Necole Bitchie she won’t be appearing on the next season of the original Basketball Wives which is based around the lives of wives in Miami, Florida.

 

2015 BET Awards Red Carpet: What & Who Our Star Moms Wore

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We loved the interesting selections our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums wore on the red carpet last night at the 2015 BET Awards held at the Microsoft Theater  in Los Angeles, California. As usual, we’re doing our rundown on the designers who outfitted the ladies who walked the red carpet.

Kelly Rowland rocked a black asymmetric feathered mini frock by Lever Couture which featured a mock turtleneck and billowy sleeve cascading from the sleeves with slick back hair. It was a daring and bold move.

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Amber Rose came hand in hand with her BFF Blac Chyna, both Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums. Each wore matching white suits and bustiers from lingerie designer La Perla. They even shared a kiss on the red carpet to celebrate the US Supreme Court’s decision which opened the door for gay couples in all states to marry.

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Christina Milian also arrived in white. The reality TV star, actress and singer came decked out in a jeweled halter jumpsuit made by Erevos Aether and paired with Ruby Stella jewels and Jimmy Choo sandals. Cayooot!

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Ciara made another fab choice by arriving in a plunging neckline Wes Gordon sheer dress made of embroidered metal, accented with minimal jewels and Stuart Weitzan pumps. She arrived with her new beau NFL Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

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Brandy went with her signature mini dress with a flare in this grey and black Michael Costello color block dress with pink pumps. Love the hair!

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Monica  looked regal in this flowing Stéphane Rolland Couture cape gown. Simply Stunning!

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Lil Kim looked amaze balls as well while performing during the Bad Boys tribute. She popped out of a hole in the stage to the glee and delight of the audience.

 

 

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We spotted a few of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums gracing the red carpet of the BET Awards red carpet broadcast tonight from Microsoft Theater on June 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Ciara, Brandy Norwood, Amber Rose and Christina Milian all looked stunning.

More pics and details coming later.

 

 

Photos: BET/Getty

Start Up Founder hid Pregnancy to Not Scare away Investors

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Our culture seems obsessed with pregnancy given all the fascination over celebrity “bump watch”, celebrity post-baby bodies and all the nonstop studies and articles about pregnancy each week. Still, it’s still taboo to be pregnant in the workplace or while launching a company.

Yahoo Parenting posted a piece recently about women who run their own businesses who hid their pregnancies while looking for funding or opportunities.

It featured Talia Goldstein who is the CEO for a matchmaking startup called Three Day Rule that recently entered a lucrative partnership with Match.com. But before realizing tremendous success, Goldstein explained in an essay in Fortune  that while looking for investors, she was “ashamed for getting pregnant” because her industry “looks down on it.”

Goldstein, who had appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank heard comment after comment to give her that impression. One person told her “a pregnant CEO/founder is going to fail her company.” and another remarked “it’s a huge red flag when the founder of a company is pregnant.” Someone else retorted: “Honestly, I’d never invest in a company with a pregnant CEO.”

When Goldstein, who once worked as a producer at E! Entertainment, got pregnant she made a conscious decision to not alienate investors by hiding her pregnancy from friends, colleagues and even her business partner.

“I must have looked ridiculous,” she wrote about going as far as wearing a bulky trench coat in 80 degree weather. “But I knew that I had a better chance of raising money looking ridiculous than I would looking pregnant.”

Now that the mom to son Max is pregnant again, she plans to make it easier for her mainly-female employees so they can feel comfortable to start a family when they’re ready without fear of retribution for doing so.

Yahoo cited a Cornell University study which concluded that mothers are viewed as less competent and committed than fathers, even though the evidence supports that moms outperform their childless counterparts.

Despite the fact that the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EOEC) has updated its guidelines in 2014 to state that employers cannot fire, refuse to hire, or demote a woman sole on the fact she is pregnant, many employers don’t follow the suggestions and women too do not know their rights.

“I hid my pregnancy at work until my third trimester — thankfully, my bump wasn’t that big,” one anonymous New York City-based copywriter told Yahoo Parenting. “I was a contractor, and I worried that pregnancy would cloud all my other attributes, despite working at a female-dominated company that made products for women.”adding, “Once, in the bathroom, my co-worker heard me throwing up from morning sickness, and I pretended I’d had a late night. I figured it was better to be hung-over at work than pregnant.”

A Los Angeles-based psychologist  chimed in about why she waited until her third trimester to announce her pregnancy: “I had just been hired into a tenured university position, and I was worried people would question my competency to take on new responsibilities.”

It’s an unfortunate reality for many women and it doesn’t seem like it will get better.

Inside Leah Jenner’s Baby Shower (PHOTOS)

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You know we love to stalk celebrity baby showers, and not just because we know our readers are eager too to gawk at the lifestyles of the rich and famous, but also we can get some great ideas for our own lower budget do-it-yourself event.

Today, we’re sharing musicians Leah and Brandon Jenner‘s May Baby Shower pics.

It might have flown under the radar because it was around the time that Brandon’s dad Bruce Jenner announced his new identity as Caitlyn.

The baby shower  took place at the couple’s Malibu, California home. Brandon’s mom, Linda Thompson, documented much of the event and posted videos and photos on her Facebook page.

“Imagine my joy & gratitude that Brandon & Leah are blessing our family with a baby soon,” Linda gushed on Instagram. “Leah’s mom and I are throwing this delightful baby shower for them at their home. It reflects all the warmth and beauty their souls embody.”

The celebration included lots of pink, roses, a clothesline of baby clothes and exquisite rose floral centerpieces on white linen and under white lawn umbrellas. Guests left gifts inside a white crib with a mesh canopy atop and noshed on finger sandwiches, and an assortment of salads and other delicacies.

The couple, married since 2012, perform in their own Indie pop band around the country have the most adorable and endearing IG pages that seem dedicated to each other. That’s kinda rare these days and not just for celebs. Most people, even couples,  are all about themselves on their IG pages.

Enjoy the pics we nabbed off the IG pics!

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Party favors: Cupcakes! Yum!

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Leah and her mom

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While scoping out the pics like these gorgeous floral arrangements Leah helped set up around her home, we also spotted some very adorable bump photos we also missed. Cute!

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And more recently, Leah shared photos of herself with Brandon and his brother Brody, with both of them cupping her growing belly.

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They announced the pregnancy in March and last month shared that they are expecting a little girl. She will arrive in coming weeks. Counting down…Good luck!

 

 

 

Bellyitch Bumpwatch Alums Married to Professional Athletes

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Kristin Cavallari‘s second pregnancy with her husband Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler reminded us that many of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums are married and/or partners with professional athletes.

Like Cavallari, who is a shoe designer and TV host, Gisele Bundchen is also married to an NFL quarterback, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

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It’s always interesting to note the height difference with some pairs, like: Adrienne Bosh and her husband Miami Heat NBA player Chris Bosh, Nashville actress Hayden Panattiere  and her fiance Heavyweight boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko, and Savannah Brinson and Cleveland Cavaliers NBA player LeBron “King” James (in article header).

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Scandal‘s Kerry Washington keeps her relationship and marriage to hunky former NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha secret but when spotted out, they both look adorbs together, as do Kim Zolciack-Biermann  and her husband Troy Biermann of the Atlanta Falcons. Though, the very gorgeous Biermanns are very public as can be seen up and down Kim’s Instagram page.

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And the “other” footballers (soccer) from across the ocean include Caroline Berg Eriksen and her husband Norwegian Premier League football player Lars-Kristian Eriksen, and the very fashionable and chic A-List couple Victoria Beckham and her retired football star spouse David Beckham. 

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Representing the Hockey League are Hilary Duff  and her Canadian professional hockey player estranged hubby Mike Comerie  (whom she is currently divorcing from) and Carrie Underwood with her NHL Nashville Predators hubby  Mike Fisher.

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 Finally, Monica Brown  and her ex NBA star hubby Shannon Brown have one of the most endearing relationships and a wonderful blended family. Same with Evelyn Lozada and her hubby LA Dodgers Major League  baseball star hubby Carl Crawford.

Beautiful people all around!

Bristol Palin calls Her 2nd Unwed pregnancy “disappointing”



Bristol Palin is expecting her second child.

The former Dancing With The Stars contestant announced the news which she described as “disappointing” in a blog post today:

“I wanted you to be the first to know that I am pregnant,” she wrote on her blog. “Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one.

“I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you,” she added.

The former two-time reality show star and memoir author continued, “at the end of the day there’s nothing I can’t do with God by my side, and I know I am fully capable of handling anything that is put in front of me with dignity and grace.”

Bristol, whose mom is the former Alaska governor and U.S. Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, was engaged to U.S. Marine veteran Dakota Meyer. The two called off their wedding days before the blessed event.

Bristol was thrust into the limelight when her mom, a staunch family values advocate, had to announce her pregnancy on the first day of the Republican presidential convention. She later got engaged to Levi Johnston who is the father to her first son in December 2008. They broke up a few months after, however.

She did not disclose who is her second child’s dad is.

Jennifer Love Hewitt welcomes 2nd child, son Atticus James

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Congratulations to Jennifer Love Hewitt and her husband Brian Hallisay on the birth of their second child, Atticus James Hallisay today.

A rep for the couple, who met on the set of the defunct television show The Client Listconfirmed the news to E! News.

We absolutely adore that name!

Little Atticus will join his big sister Autumn James Hallisay. How cute is it that the two will share the same middle name?!

Congrats!