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Eudoxie Agnan and Ludacris welcome daughter, Cadence Gaëlle

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It’s a girl for rapper and Fast and Furious star Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and his wife Eudoxie Agnan (Mbouguiyengue)!

The couple welcomed their first child together, Cadence Gaëlle.

The former model and med student shared the news on her Instagram page with a photo of the couple’s dog with a balloon tied around its neck that read “baby girl”. She captioned the photo, “#blessed #grateful”.

You Discover your Husband has a LOVE CHILD he didn’t know about, What Would you Do?

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Sticking with a Beyonce-inspired theme today (and Dad-theme from yesterday).

Beyonce’s dad, Matthew Knowles, was infamously busted for having fathered a love child while still married to her mom, Tina Knowles. As you may know, Tina recovered from the betrayal and went on to wed actor Richard Lawson in an all-white wedding aboard a 140 feet yacht earlier this year.

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Tina Knowles and new husband Richard Lawson.

The wedding reminded me of a very interesting and popular Yahoo!Answers question from a real-live woman entrenched in a similar type of quandary.

Here’s the question:

Suppose you are a married woman with kids. One day, a letter comes from a woman with pictures of her and her child. The woman is looking for the child’s father and says the father is ____ (your husband’s name). She says she has been looking for the child’s father for years. She does not know for sure that he lives at the address she sent the letter to. Your husband admits he is the father of the child and that he abandoned the woman in pregnancy and never saw the child. He didn’t cheat on you – this happened before you met. But not a long time before you met. Let’s say the child was born earlier in the same year that you met, and he was not very young when he fathered the child – he was in his 30s. It was not a one-night stand and He knew the woman for a couple of years.

Would you:

a – encourage your husband that it’s time to start paying child support and being a part of the child’s life

b – want to leave your husband because he’s not the man you thought he was.

c – do nothing, it’s up to your husband to decide what to do, and hope he says nothing and the woman will drop the whole thing.

d – call up the woman yourself and tell her the person she’s looking for does not live there and you don’t know him, and hope she is convinced and doesn’t investigate further.

e- call up the woman and pretend you are someone other than the wife – perhaps a sister or another relative – and say he does not live there, and say she must have the wrong person.

How would you answer?!

CHECK OUT THE INTERESTING ANSWERS SHE GOT at Yahoo!Answers

UPDATE: The post was updated by the woman posing the question who admitted that she was the “other woman” (not the wife) and the wife chose (e), and she was hoping the wife would acknowledge the child so that he could meet his half-siblings. She thought it odd the woman chose (e) and went to Yahoo! Answers to learn how others would react.

Get Inspired by Beyonce’s Bold Statement Jewelry

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I love statement jewelry and my muse is our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Beyonce Knowles Carter.

Each outfit she wears is accented perfectly with just the right ring, bracelet, earcuff, bracelet, necklace or body jewelry to complete her look. I was most impressed with the exquisite unique pieces Blue Ivy‘s mom wore in the videos to her 2013 self-titled album.

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My fave was the Black Lynn Ban PVD Armor Ring that she wore as knuckle rings in the “Superpower” music video! They retail at $420 each so you’d be set back  over $3,000 to replicate the precise look on your hands. She also wore 16 of the designer’s  Pave Coil midi rings in the “Haunted” video. They are embedded with white diamonds and black diamonds which retail at about $3500 each   I think that vid helped bolster the midi ring craze that following Spring.

You can get a similar style for under $20 from Free People or Ily Couture. And you can find the bold statement rings she wore in the “Telephone” jewelry at mid price range from other jewelers.

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Another coveted set of jewelry are the Edie Borgo wrist cuffs and ear cuffs Bey rocked in the “Jealous” video.

That was one of my fave tunes from that visual album. Can you tell I recently discovered that the videos were released to the public last November? This past weekend, I relived my enjoyment watching  them all again on a larger screen. I  first purchased the album back when it first came out and had to view the videos on my iPhone.

The other great thing I discovered was that the Edie Borgo pieces from that video all are in a mid-range price point under $150 so they’re totally affordable!

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And when Bey‘s not killing the game in her edgier looks, Mrs. Carter steals the spotlight in her bright and vibrant pieces, like these colorful Aztec art necklaces paired with that fab Mayan-inspired ring in that photo on the right.

I was totally crushing on those eye-catching accessories and adornments.  

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Revisiting that album last weekend also reminded me of how much I really dug the complete layered jewels look in the “XO” video too. I curated and assembed some inspiration pieces from our partners at ShopStyle for you to consider getting or using as a guide for the next time you’re out jewelry shopping.

If you want to nab some of  these glam pieces of jewelry, you can be creative and check out arts and music festivals this Summer.  Those events that have vendors who are at-home jewelry makers. They typically sell interesting and one-of-a-kind selections, and usually you can find big bold selections as well.

Happy shopping fellow jewelry lovers!

SWOON!

HERE ARE SOME LOWER PRICE PIECES

‘Jurassic World’s Chris Pratt wins Cool Dad for the Day

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June is Dad Appreciation Month!

Ok, so we made that up. But Father’s Day is coming up. And who is the coolest dad in Hollywood these days? Chris Pratt, that’s who! Yeah, your pudgy friend who became the buffed up superhero in Guardians of the Galaxy (excellent movie) and will be a dino whisper in Jurassic World is a cool dad.

Here is Bellyitch’s cheat sheet as to why Jack’s dad is so cool.

1. Chris was the voice of Emmet Brickowski in the Lego Movie. Having seen this 10+ times with my 3 year old – Everything is awesome, alright! And Emmet is our superhero of ordinary to extraordinary feats.

2. He’s a jock who loves rocks. He knows what a geode is. He collects them and gives them to wife Anna Faris as gifts.

3. He knows the lyrics to Taylor Swift songs. He’s that dad who would totally rock car karaoke.

4. He’s comedy squared. Did we mention that he’s married to funny woman Anna Faris?

5. Kids love him. Jack’s dad is basically a big kid who knows how to act like an adult. And we love it!

Read the entire article and find out more about Chris here:http://ow.ly/NP9zA

– Chelsea Social

Kim Kardashian’s Rocky road to pregnancy- before and after

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This week, Kim Kardashian announced she and her husband Kanye West are expecting their second child. It was big news for less than a half a day when it was overshadowed by her step dad Bruce reveal in Vanity Fair magazine of his new transgender identity as Caitlyn Jenner.

Throughout all the amplified media attention over that news, Kardashian is dealing with severe morning sickness, USA Today reports . She appeared cool and collected rocking a black sheer and stud embellished Proenza Schouler dress with her hubby on the red carpet to Monday night’s CDFA Awards at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City.

In fact, the road to pregnancy and all involved with the state of pregnancy has been rocky for Kardashian.  The reality TV star battled harsh criticism over her weight gain and choice of maternity wear for the last pregnancy, then by its end she developed preeclamsia-triggered extreme high blood pressure. She had to have an emergency pre-term c-section caused by complications from that condition, and another problem with her uterine lining.

Then, on her journey to expand her family, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians cast member stumbled upon complications and experienced infertility for eight months before becoming successful with the help of in vitro fertiliztion.  A source to PEOPLE  magazine reported that the business mogul had to repair the lining of her uterus which was the source of a lot of her complications to conceive.

One has to just chuckle about the amount of reporting on one woman’s reproductive organs. Phew!

The family, which includes almost 2-year old Nori West, will welcome the new addition this December.

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And of course, as could be expected, the comments and tweets came flowing in joking that this baby will be named, South West.

Funny stuff!

Reese, Selma and Sarah’s ‘Cruel Intentions’ Reunion outing in PHOTOS

Three of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch Alums, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar reunited last Thursday, May 28 to see a parody of the trio’s 1999 cult classic hit movie Cruel Intentions.
 

From looks of the pics they and others shared of the outing in social media, the three celebrity moms looked as if they thoroughly enjoyed viewing the showing of The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Cruel Intentions in LA.



During the performance, the trio took selfies and belted out songs singing alongside the cast. Audience members reported the trio lip synced to Verve‘s “Bittersweet Symphony”  and Natalie Imbruglia‘s 1997 hit “Torn”.

They also took selfies to capture the moment.

 

And reenacted that infamous kiss in the film between Blair and Gellar.

Afterwards, they toasted and sang Happy Birthday to the original movie’s director Roger Kumble who turned 49.

Though Reese looked like she was “not in that!” lol!

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Afterwards, they toasted and sang Happy Birthday to the original movie’s director Roger Kumble who turned 49.

And posed with the actresses that portrayed them in the parody.

Fun times

h/t PEOPLE, PopSugar, US Weekly

photos: Getty, Instagram, MattWeiss

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Game of Thrones’ Lena Heady is Preggers

King’s Landing may be crying that Queen Cersei Lannister is in prison but actress Lena Headey isn’t. She’s expecting a baby girl in 6 weeks time.

Baby sister will join big brother, 4-year-old Wylie, who Lena had with ex-husband Peter Loughran.

Rumor is the baby’s father is the Viper actor Pedro Pascal who played Oberyn Martell on Game of Thrones.

Both Pedro and Lena say that they are just friends. Lena who is one to shy away from excess publicity announced her pregnancy is the most poignant way.

Lena wrote an op-ed for Plan International USA‘s website stating that her daughter will have freedom of choice to be the person she wants to be which should be the human right for everyone.

At Bellyitch we fully agree!

Congrats Lena and baby girl Headey!

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Another member of The Saturdays, Frankie Bridge is expecting

Our social media manager Chelsea Social reminded me that another member of the UK girl band The Saturdays is expecting: Franchesca Sandford Bridge and her husband Wayne Bridge will welcome their second child later this year. 
(Although we don’t generally “cover” Brit celebs as much, we previously “bump watched” her bandmate Rochelle Humes, partially because I thought Humes was half Sierra Leonean and I was born there. She has since reported that she has Jamaican roots but was born in Essex, and blames Wikipedia for the spread of misinformation.)

I think Frankie B is so beautiful and I love love her short thick hair.
The gorgeous Strictly Come Dancing (the original Brit version of US spinoff Dancing with the Stars) finalist announced the pregnancy on her Twitter page back in January and later shared the most adorable Instagram bump progression photo (above) at 5 months preggers.
Poor second time mama-to-be had it tough in her early months, suffering from  hyperemesis gravidarum, the same extreme morning sickness condition that Kate Middleton had for both er pregnancies.
The condition may have something to do with why the 6-month pregnant singer is so tiny this pregnancy. 
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I thought she looked super gorge for her last pregnancy even though she took a lot of ribbing for gaining healthy baby weight, UK LifestyleYahoo!  reported.
She has a healthy attitude about weight gain during pregnancy nonetheless and isn’t giving in to online bullies.
“Everyone expects you to stay a size six or eight during pregnancy and then go back to normal afterwards – but that’s not realistic,”she told Closer magazine. 
“People are too quick to judge. I couldn’t care less if I put on 4st with this one, you just deal with it each time. If I didn’t have hyperemesis gravidarum, I wouldn’t feel the need to eat carbs every day, but I have to otherwise I feel sick.”

Good Show!

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Riley Curry steals spotlights at Mom’s Maternity shoots & Dad’s Press Conferences



NBA superstar Stephen Curry stole headlines recently not just for leading his Golden State Warriors to the NBA Finals but also for his 2-year old scene-stealing daughter Riley, who attended post-game press conferences with her dad.

The adorable tot also captured the spotlight during the recent family/maternity shoot she was in with dad and mom Ayesha Curry, who is expecting the family’s second child in July.

Watch Riley in action after the post game interview a couple weeks ago after the Warriors captured Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets.

And again after clinching the championship this week in Game 5:

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Family is important to Curry who teared up last year when he won a spot on the Western Conferene All-Star roster, achieving a feat his dad Dell Curry, who was a 16 year league player, could never accomplish.

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Kate Middleton maternity fave Madderson London hits a US store

One of the designers that Kate Middleton wore while pregnant with her daughter has hit the US shores!
Luxury British label Madderson London will be sold in US maternity apparel designer and retailer A Pea in the Pod starting next month. 
The store will start by stocking five Madderson styles including an exclusive version of Catherine Duchess of Cambridge‘s  Naomi shift dress (above). The A Pea in the Pod version is made of navy jersey, updated with new French tweed in green, gold and white statement accents on the pockets and hemline.
The label was founded in 2012 by Sara Madderson and Helen Hughes and features maternity and womenswear targeting style-conscious fashion mavens. 
The initial collection will also feature a silk dress, solk tops and a navy cardigan ranging in price from $155 to $299. It will also be available at select Destination Maternity stores. 
New styles will stock in the Fall.

A Pea in the Pod is a fave and has been worn by many of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums including Jessica Simpson, Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba, Salma Hayek, Nicole Richie, Amy Adams, Busy Philipps and others.

Here are the other styles:

Silk Adjustable  Bow Neck Maternity Top

Button Embellished Maternity Cardigan

Elbow Sleeve Pleated Maternity Dress

Elbow Sleeve Pocket Maternity dress, a version of Kate Middleton fave “Naomi” dress

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