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Halsey Is Expecting Her 1st Child, a Rainbow Baby

Singer Halsey is expecting her first child after a series of miscarriages and a history of fertility struggles.

Surprise!” the “Without Me” recording artist captioned an Instagram photo on Wednesday, January 26, debuting her baby bump while wearing a crocheted rainbow top to reflect the fact that she is having a “Rainbow” baby, a child conceived after pregnancy loss.

A few years ago, the New Jersey shared openly that she had frozen her eggs following a lifetime of struggilng with endometriosis.

When she shared a tweet version of the photo, she captioned the photo,” my rainbow”.

“Doing ovarian reserve is important for me, because I’m fortunate enough to have that as an option, and I need to be aggressive about protecting my fertility [and] about protecting myself,” Halsey said in April 2018 during an appearance on the TV show The Doctors.“Reproductive illness is so frustrating because it can really make you feel like less of a woman.”

She added: “You don’t feel sexy, you don’t feel proud, and you don’t feel like there’s much hope, so taking these measures to make sure that I get to have a hopefully bright future and achieve the things that I want to achieve by doing the ovarian reserve is really important.”

Before then, she was forced to choose between a loss and work.

Right before a 2015 perfomance, she told Rolling Stone that she lost a baby.

“I’m like, ‘I have to cancel this show!” the “Bad at Love” singer said in the July 2016 interview. “And everyone’s kind of like, ‘Well, it’s Vevo LIFT, and it’s three-million impressions, so … no one knew what do to. It’s the angriest performance that I’ve ever done in my life. That was the moment of my life where I thought to myself, ‘I don’t feel like a f–king human being anymore.’ This thing, this music, Halsey, whatever it is that I’m doing, took precedence and priority over every decision that I made regarding this entire situation from the moment I found out until the moment it went wrong. I walked offstage and went into the parking lot and just start throwing up.”

And she was hardest on herself over the loss.

“I wasn’t drinking. I wasn’t doing drugs. I was f–king overworked — in the hospital every couple of weeks because I was dehydrated, needing bags of IVs brought to my greenroom. I was anemic, I was fainting,” she revealed. “My body just broke the f–k down.”

It is the first child with her boyfriend, Alev Aydin.

“Heart so full, I love you, sweetness,” Aydin posted in the comment section of her post to which Halsey replied, “I love you!!!!! And I love this mini human already!”

It’s been a long time coming.

Halsey told The Guardian in February 2020 that becoming a mom was “looking like something that’s gonna happen for me. That’s a miracle.”

In her Manic album notes for Apple Music, Halsey shared that her song “More” is about her struggles with reproductive health.

“I’ve been really open about my struggles with reproductive health, about wanting to freeze my eggs and having endometriosis and things like that,” she wrote. “For a long time, I didn’t think that having a family was something I was going to be able to do, and it’s very, very important to me.”

“Then one day my OB-GYN tells me it’s looking like I maybe can, and I was so moved. It felt like this ascension into a different kind of womanhood,” added Halsey. “All of a sudden, everything is different. I’m not going to go tour myself to death because I have nothing else to do and I’m overcompensating for not being able to have this other thing that I really want. Now, I have a choice. I’ve never had a choice before.” 

The songwriter was spotted out and about with Aydin in October 2020. Prior to her with Aydin, she was romantically linked to singer Yungblud and actor Evan Peters and dated G-Eazy on and off from 2017 to 2018.

Congrats!

Nicki Minaj Shares First Photo Of Son

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Nicki Minaj reached out to her 125 million Instagram fans on Saturday and gave them the greatest gift of all – the first pictures of her son.

The Barbie Tingz rapper welcomed her first child with Kenneth Petty on 30 September but she had only shared a close up picture of her baby boy’s foot – until now.

“#PapaBear thank you so very much for choosing me to be your mama. Wishing you guys a happy & prosperous New Year. Thank you for your love & support throughout this journey. It’s meant so much to me. Becoming a mom is by far the most fulfilling job I’ve ever taken on,” she wrote alongside six photos of her adorable baby wearing the most fashionable outfits.

“Sending love to all the superhero mothers out there. Big hugs to all the women who have been pregnant during this challenging time.”

Fans were quick to react, with one praising Papa Bear’s adorable cheeks. “His cheeks! Such a widdle handsome guy,” one wrote, prompting nearly five thousand followers to agree by liking the comment.

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Bump Watch: Christina Milian, Fantasia and Cassie

Cassie Ventura and Christina Milian are expecting their Irish Twins, children born within a year of one another.

Cassie and her husband Alex Fine announced the news that they are expecting their second child ten months after welcoming in their son.

The couple shared their pregnancy news on Instagram a couple of Thursdays ago.

“Can’t wait to meet you,” the model captioned a slide show from her maternity photoshoot.

The couple married last August 2019 and welcomed their first child, daughter Frankie, on December 5, 2019.

got engaged in August 2019 and wed just two weeks later during an intimate ceremony in Malibu, California.

She confirmed her relationship with Fine in a December 2018 Instagram post, which included a photo of the couple kissing.

Then on Dec. 6, 2019, the pair welcomed their first child, daughter Frankie.

Meanwhile, Christina Milian and her husband are also expecting their second child together within a year.

“You and Me + 3,” the Love Don’t Cost A Thing singer and actress captioned photos on Instagram highlighting her growing baby bump. “#morelove.” and announcig that she and her boyfriend since 2017, French singer Matt Pokora, are expecting.

The couple welcomed son, Isaiah on January 20 and she is mom to 10-year-old daughter Violet Madison, who she welcomed with ex-husband The-Dream in February 2010. 

Fantasia shared some pretty regal looking family Christmas photos starring her husband, her 19-year old daughter Zion and her 9-year old son Zion, both from other relationships.

Fantasia is Expecting Her Third Child.

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Fantasia Barrino and husband Kendall Taylor at BET event
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 American Idol alum Fantasia Barrino is pregnant.

The singer and actress announced the news that she and husband Kendall Taylor are expecting their first child together during an Instagram Live session on Tuesday.

It appears from her post that she may have had fertility issues and relied on prayer to help her conceive.

“Keep talking to God, which is the same thing that I did. I kept talking to God,” Barrino said, while referencing the fact that her doctor told her one of her Fallopian tubes was closed.

“Keep trying, and you will conceive,” Barrino said.

Barrino has two children, Zion Quari, 19, and Dallas Xavier, 8, from previous relationships. Taylor also has a son, Treyshaun.

Barrino, who won Season 3 of “American Idol” in 2004, also shared a separate post on Wednesday about her pregnancy.

“God I Want To Thank You!” Barrino wrote. “You Gave Us A Seed even when the Doctor said that one of my Tubes were Closed you said Different. @salute1st I Love You King and I can’t wait to see who He or She acts Like.”

75+ Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes Over the Years

Over the course of Bellyitch’s 12+ years existence, we’ve featured some of the most creative costumes that celebrities have worn. In my opinion, Beyonce and Jay Z, along with Heidi Klum and Neil Patrick Harris, and his husband David Burtka and family, and Kim Kardashian West have really gone above and beyond each Halloween.

I would throw in Monica Brown in the mix too.

This year, I thought to reshare some of the collages that I’ve posted to accompany past coverage of Halloween in remembrance and homage to a time in history when everything wasn’t so muted as they are these days in this uncertain time during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Enjoy!

Kim Kardashian West as the late Aaliyah Houghton

Beyonce and Jay Z as Lil Kim and Biggie Smalls

 Beyonce and her twins Sir and Rumi as Lisa Bonet and daughter Zoe Kravitz

Beyonce , Jay Z and Blue Ivy Carter as Lisa McDowell, Queen Aoleon, and King Jaffe Joffer  

 Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner as Gomez and Morticia Addams complete with Thing on his shoulder!

Kylie Jenner as Barbie 

Heidi Klum as Princess Fiona and Tom Kaulitz as Shrek

Jenna Dewan Tatum and Channing Tatum  as Sally and Jack Skellington From Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Bethenny Frankel as Candy, Marilyn Monroe, a Skater Girl and Hello Kitty

Crazy Rich Asians actor Harry Shum Jr. as Eric Draven from the 1994 film The Crow

Monica Brown s Pennywise, Romelo as Chuckie, LaiYah as Annabell and Rocko as Jason

Fergie  and Josh Duhamel as a child pageant queen, Cleopatra, Dia de los muertos and Elvira

 

Kourtney Kardashian as Ariana Grande

Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka and family as Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan and The Munsters

Beyonce as Lil Kim’s 90s career in costuming and music video and award show outfits.

 

Alicia Keys as a Ninja Movie Poster

Beyonce  as Toni Braxton cover album for “Another Sad Love Song.

Jaime King  as Joan of Arc

Ciara as  Black Panther heroine Nakia

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend  as Queen Elizabeth the II and Prince Phillip.

Winnie Harlowe as RuPaul

Bella Hadid and the Weeknd dress as Beetlejuice and Lydia

Padma Lakshmi  as The Black Swan

Madison Pettis  as Coachella Beyonce,

Kat Graham as The Mask

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson as Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwazzeneger in “Twins”

Kelly Clarkson as a penguin and Jennifer Hudson as Catwoman

The Kardashian/Jenner as Victoria’s Secret Angels

Bethenny Frankel also as a Victoria Secret Angel

 

The Ladies of The Real TV talk show dressed up as iconic TV talk show hosts. Tamera Mowry-Housley was Tyra Banks. Jeannie Mae went as Ellen Degeneres. Loni Love  as Oprah Winfrey and Adrienne Houghton as Sally Jessy Raphael.

 Al Roker and Dylan Dreyer as Marty McFly and Doc Brown From Back to the Future.

Kelly Ripa as Vicki the Robot From Small Wonder.

Secrest and Ripa as  Jeannie and Major Nelson From I Dream of Jeannie.

Secrest and Ripa as Laverne and Shirley‘s Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.

Seacrest as Ricky Stratton From Silver Spoons

Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest, and Art More as a modern twist on the Friends Cast.

 Disney Channel stars Jenna Ortega and Asher Angel as Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson.

Monica as Johnny Depp‘s portrayal of the Mad Hatter.

Sarah Michelle Gellar as Harley Quinn.

Gwen Stefani as Sally From Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Kevin Hart and Wife Eniko Parrish Welcomed 2nd Child, Daughter Kaori Mai

Kevin Hart can’t get enough of his baby girl.

Nearly three weeks after the birth of his fourth child, the comedian posted his first picture of daughter Kaori Mai on his Instagram page. The sweet photo features the newborn wearing a too-cute onesie with pink hearts and a matching pink bow.

In the picture, Hart’s mother-in-law Honey Andrea is cradling baby Kaori who is looking up at the camera with her eyes open and tongue sticking out.

“All I can do is smile 🤦🏾‍♂️,” the actor, 41, raved.

Hart and his wife Eniko Parrish welcomed their second child together on Sept. 29. Baby Kaori Mai joins her three siblings: Kenzo Kash, 2½, and Hendrix, 12, and Heaven, 15.

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Kelly Rowland is Expecting her Second Child

“Motivation” singer Kelly Rowland revealed news that she is expecting her second child in a bare bump reveal on teh cover of the November edition of Women’s Health magazine.

She is shot by renowned photographer of African, French and Italian heritage and my namesake, Djeneba Aduayom.

The Grammy-winning recording artist also shared with New York-based author Dawnie Walton how the pandemic played into the baby number 2 makign process, saying that she and hubby Tim Weatherspoon, “had been talking about it loosely, and then COVID happened, and we were just like, ‘Let’s see what happens.'”

The former Destiny’s Child bandmbember also talked about how she decided to share the news during these uncertain times.

“You still want to remind people that life is important. And being able to have a child … I’m knocking at 40’s door in February. Taking care of myself means a lot to me

But also top of mind was her fans who she knew had been asking her to produce a new album.

The thought “Oh my god, my fans are gonna be so disappointed .… They wanted an album first, but they got a baby!” then added,  “and I was like, ‘I have to figure this out so they get both.'”

The super mom is figuring out how to do both and says she is in fact, working on new music!

“I want it to feel very organic, coming from me,” she said about her music, adding that she likes “to touch on everything” with her songs.

While the gender of the baby has not been revealed, she did speak on the Breonna Taylor Grand Jury decision to not charge the officers in her killing and how that impacts her own parenting and child rearing of a black son.

“I promised to protect my kid. That was the main thing I was thinking about: protecting this little innocence,” she said when reflecting on these deaths.

Well said! Congrats!

Nicki Minaj Gave Birth to Her First Child

“#Preggers,” captioned her first post. She followed up with another message, “Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes.”

The couple got married one year ago this month.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Lose Their Third Child Prematurely

Tragic news for TV host and model Chrissy Teigen and her husband singer John Legend who lost their third child after Teigen suffered pregnancy complications.

The couple shared the news on their respective social media accounts.

“We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before,” the couple said in a formal statement posted to each of their Twitter pages.

Teigen was taken to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Sunday after revealing that she had been on bed rest and bleeding for “a little less than a month.”

Sadly, it appears the bleeding might have been signs of the baby in stress.

“We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions,” the post said. “It just wasn’t enough.”

On Teigen’s Instagram account on Wednesday night, she shared that she and her husband had decided to call the baby Jack.

With the first two pregnancies, the statements said the couple waited to name the baby until after delivering, but this time they had already begun calling “the little guy in my belly” Jack.

“He will always be Jack to us,” the statement said. “Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever.”

The celebrity couple are parents to 4-year old daughter Luna and 2-year old son Miles, both conceived via in vitro fertilization.

Teigen was recently quoted stating that she felt the IVF pregnancies were “untouchable and safe”  but that her third pregnancy conceived without medical intervention felt fragile or “eggshelly” as she described it.

The family seems determined to grieve but grow stronger because of undergoing this ordeal.

“But everyday can’t be full of sunshine,” they said. “On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it.”

These 4 ‘Game of Thrones’ Alums Are Having a Mini Baby Boom

The HBO hit series Game of Thrones is having a baby boom as the actors who protrayed The Mountain, Sansa Stark and Jon Snow and Ygritte all welcomed babies recently or are expecting a child.

Iceland’s Hafthor Julius Björnsson, who played  Sir Gregor Clegane, “The Mountain,”  announced Sunday that his wife Kelsey Henson welcomed a baby boy.

“After an extremely hard 2 hours and 19 mins of pushing our healthy, strong, beautiful boy arrived,” he captioned a series of photos of himself, his wife and newborn on Instagram, sharing that the baby weighed over 7 pounds.

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26.09.2020 . 6am Kelsey woke me up telling me she had been losing her water, I immediately jumped out of bed and said alright let’s go, she stayed calm and replied with a laugh and said, no we are not going yet. I then asked to call our midwives to which she replied again no let’s just wait for awhile. . 7:15am we call our friend to come photograph the labour, the midwife and doula. Once the midwife arrived she checked out the progress and we were surprised to learn Kelsey was already 5cm dilated. The midwife asked if she was ready to go to the birthing centre or wanted to try out that bath at home and Kelsey, still remaining calm, decided to try the bath at home. While I was filling up the bath things started escalating quickly, the contractions were much stronger lasting over a minute and were anywhere from 2-3 min apart. The midwife then said she thought we should head to the clinic and finally Kelsey agreed it was time. . 8:40am. We arrived at the Björkin, the birthing centre, after a quick 10 min drive. Right away Kelsey knew exactly what she wanted and asked how long until the birthing pool would be filled. The next fifteen minutes Kelsey paced around between contractions waiting for the tub to be filled. . 9:00am She was in the tub and immediately started to push. Things escalated super quickly. Throughout it all she did amazing. She was in complete control of her mind and body. She had strong opinions on exactly what she wanted and where she wanted to be. I am completely in awe of how strong she is, and so proud of her for everything she did to prepare herself throughout her pregnancy. It cannot be put into words how proud I am and how I feel about this experience. . 11:19am After an extremely hard 2 hours and 19 mins of pushing our healthy, strong, beautiful boy arrived weighing 3530 grams, 52 cm long. . To finish the most beautiful, awe inspiring labour was the most wonderful phone call to my daughter to introduce her to her new little brother ❤️ . 5:30pm We arrive back at home both mom and baby doing super well and spent our first night as three together. . We have decided on a name and cannot wait to share it with you all soon.

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Henson wrote on her Instagram account, “Our beautiful baby boy made his grand entrance into the world at 11:19 AM on September 26th 2020 after a short and intense six hours.”

“The birth was the most powerful, life-changing, empowering thing I’ve ever done in my entire life. We are all doing well and settling in at home as three!”

His co-star Sophie Turner welcomed her own first child, daugther Willa, who she shares with husband Joe Jonas, in July and this weekend, the private star shared a few throwback maternity photos ofher baby bump.

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And just this week, it was revealed that another extremely private pair of stars, the also married Rose Leslie who playe Ygritte and her co-star and husbaqnbd Kit Harrington are expecting their first child.

The couple met on the show and married in 2018. An editor for a Brit magazine shared that news in an Instagram post which featured Leslie in a black and white photo with her growing baby bump showing.

Congrats to all!