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Tragic Week For Celebrity Moms: Naya Rivera, Kelly Preston, Lisa Marie Presley’s Son Ben

It has been a tragic week with deaths of celebrity women covered in the past or their relatives.

Yesterday, it was revealed that authorities recovered the body of Glee alum Naya Rivera who had apparently gotten swept in an undercurrent while swimming with her son Josey at Lake Pichu in California last week.  The 4-year old was found sleeping on the boat that his mom rented for their daytime excursion. When discovered, he told police that he and his mom went swimming but she didn’t come up.  Aftera a few days search, search and rescue crew knew where to look for Rivera after sharing that she 33-year old former child star had shared a photo of Josey posing in front of a particular cove in the lake.

Rivera was an experienced boater. The death may be ruled accidental drowning, despite earlier speculation that she might had committed suicide.

The day before this news, actress Kelly Preston was confirmed by her husband actor John Travolta. She succumbed to her two year battle with breast cancer. Preston was mom to three, incuding her son Jett who preceded her in death when he passed away at age 16, back in 2009. She later gave birth to son Benjamin at age 47, who now survives his mom along with his older sister Ella.

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Benjamin Keough, the grandson of Elvis Presley died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on July 12, TMZ reported. His mother, Lisa Marie Presley‘s, rep Roger Widynowski said the singer is “completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated.”

“She adored that boy. He was the love of her life,” the statement continued.

 

Pregnant Ghanaian UK YouTube Star Nicole Thea has Died, Aged 24

The YouTube community is mourning the loss of  popular lifestyle vlogger, dancer and makeup guru Nicole Thea who apparently died during child birth.

The charasmatic sensation was expecting her first child, a baby boy, with her boyfriend Global Boga who is also a dancer and is often featured in her videos.  Although she was just 8 months along, it appeared from reports that she was set to deliver this past Saturday, July 11 but did not survive labor and delivery.

She was 24 years old.

Her family confirmed the heartbreaking news on her Instagram, also revealing that Nicole’s unborn son, who she and Boga had planned to name Reign, had also passed away.

“To all Nicole’s friends and supporters it is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Nicole and her son she and Boga named Reign sadly passed away on Saturday morning,” a statement read on Sunday.

 

Nicole Thea had about 77,000 subscribers on YouTube and another 153,000 on Instagram.

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The family explained that Nicole had “pre-schedule a few YouTube videos” to upload on her channel before her death, and with Boga’s blessing, he “made the decision to allow them to be aired.”

The most recent video was posted about three hours ago and titled, “GOT IN A BATH FULL OF MILK! *BTS PREGNANCY SHOOT.”

The 14-minute footage shows Nicole excitedly getting ready to do a milk bath, while also showing her followers insight into the process. She also showcased special moments from her maternity photo shoot. continue reading

Editor’s Note: While there has not been any official news about the circumstances of Nicole Thea and her son’s death, this is a great time to bring awareness once again to the fact that Black Women in the US and the UK have disporportionate high levels and rates of Maternal Mortality and more needs to be done to reverse this terrible trend!

When Nicole Thea shared the news of her pregnancy, she relayed that the baby was a “miracle” which perhaps hints to pre-existing condition or challenge that cropped back up. Per the

“We can’t hide this any longer, secrets out.. GOD gave us the biggest blessing yet. I’m finally creating a beautiful little human inside of me,” her Instagram caption read. “Can’t believe this bubba will be half of me and half of the loml. Honestly, @global_boga has been the best support EVER and GOD made no mistakes making him the father.”

She added, “We are already obsessed with you our little miracle baby. Thank you for choosing us to be your parents and best friends.”

Along with the post mortem Baby Milk bath video, her channel also recently featured her and Boga applying a Baby Belly Cast to commemorate the pregnancy:

She shared her entire pregnancy journal with her viewers and also recently posted video after her second trimester about the worst part of her pregnancy at that point:

 

Nicole Thea was often featured dancing with her boyfriend on YouTube Videos. Here is a fave:

RIP Nicole and Baby Reign. 

 

Usain Bolt Introduces the World to Newborn Daughter Olympia Lightning Bolt

Congrats to Jamaican Olympic legend Usain Bolt who became a father back in May but recently shared a photo this past Tuesday with the name of his daughter: Olympia Lightning Bolt.

Little Olympia was born to mom Kasi Bennett in May, according to a tweet sent that month by Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Baby’s name is an ode to the Olympics which made Bolt famous and also his last name is a natural reason to give her that particular unconventional middle name. Oh the pressure to be fast is on for that little girl! lol

Bolt also used the day to wish his girlfriend a Happy Birthday.

“I want to wish my gf @kasi__b a happy birthday,” he captioned a tweet with professional newborn photos. “I get to spend ur special day with u. I want nothing but happiness for u & will continue to doing my best keeping a smile on ur face. We have started a new chapter together with our daughter Olympia Lightning Bolt”

Track Star Caster Semanya Confirms Wife’s Pregnancy, Baby’s Birth and 1st Birthday

After dropping hints for weeks, it appeared that South African track and field star Caster Semenya and her wife had just announced they were expecting a baby with a maternity photo shoot.

Violet Raseboya took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a photo of her growing baby bump.

However, earlier today, Semanya posted a photo of a baby in tiny Nikes with the caption #1 which leaves one to believe they had this baby last year and are celebrating his or her birthday today or the baby in the photo is representative of that being the first child. Who knows.

Perhaps to celebrate the pregnancy last year, Raseboya posted a stunning black and white photo of herself glowing in a sheer blouse revealing her growing belly and captioning the post made last Wednesday,  “unconditional love” with a pregnant woman emoji. The same day, Semanya posted a photo of the two of their bottom halves holding a pair of baby tennis shoes.

 

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It was the latest in a series that also included another photo from that announcement shoot with the shoes on the floor that posted a pregnancy announcement on June 3rd.

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Semanya posted a couple of pregancy announcements in June

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The couple have been married since 2015.

Semenya was assigned the female gender at birth and was raised as a girl and identifies as a woman, though she has XY chromosones and exceptionally high levels of testosterone which made her her subject of numerous testing and challenges to her wins after she won the 2009 World champtionships.

She withdrew from professional compeitiotn altogether until 2010 when the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) welcomed her back eventually instituted new rules in 2019 that prevent women such as Semenya from participating in 400m, 800m, and 1500m events unless they take medication to lower their testosterone levels.

Despite the challenges, it looks like she and her wife have been ignoring the naysayers and living their best lives!

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Singer and Doula Erykah Badu will Deliver Teyana Taylor’s Baby

Neo-soul singer and actress Erykah Badu will help deliver singer Teyana Taylor‘s second child at home.

Taylor told several media entities this week the news while promoting her new project, “The Album”, which debuted on June 19th that Badu will be there to usher in Taylor and hubby Cleveland Cavalier‘s Iman Shumpert‘s newest baby into the world.

Badu is a licensed doula with over a decade of experience and who has delivered several babies already.

Home births are nothing new for this family.

Taylor gave birth to her first child, daughter Iman Jr, on their bathroom floor with the help of dad Iman senior in 2015. The baby was crowning and arriving too fast for the couple to get Taylor to the hospital in time and had to take matters into their own hands.

We have a feeling they will be just fine this second time around.

Badu even helped deliver model Slick Woods’ baby last year.

They’re keeping it in the family. Badu is featured on the song “Low Key” on Taylor’s album which  includes a remix to the chorus of Badu’s 90s hit song, “Next Lifetime.”

Badu says she was called to become a doula in 2001 after helping deliver a friend’s baby, according to a 2011 magazine interview she gave  to PEOPLE magazine’s print edition

“I’ve always had a mothering nature. But I didn’t plan on becoming a doula. I just wanted to care for my family and friends,” she told the celebrity mag.  “When I saw the baby, I cried. I knew what I was supposed to do with my life.”

She then read up on the job, and  began offering her services for free to family and friends. She eventually became the spokeswoman for the International Center for Traditional Childbearing and later got certified with the intention to open up a chain of centers in the inner cities, the Toronto Sun reported back in 2011.

First Father’s Day for Anderson Cooper, Jay Ellis, Quentin Tarantino, Joshua Jackson and Others

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Anderson Cooper, Insecure on HBO’s Jay Ellis, Quentin Tarantino and actor Joshua Jackson were among a bevy of celebrity men who are celebrating their first Father’s Day this year

On April 30, CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper surprised fans with the happy news that he had welcomed a son on April 27 via surrogate.

Wyatt Morgan Cooper — named after the journalist’s father — weighed 7.2 lbs. at birth, “and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy,” the proud new dad said in his emotional announcement on CNN

Cooper is co-parenting his little one with ex

continue reading about the others on PEOPLE

Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert are Expecting Second Child

While teasing a video from a song off her upcoming album, Teyana Taylor, revealed that she is expecting her second child.

In the final scene of the video to “Wake Up Love“, (above) the entire family is laying in an oversized bed. Her 4-year old daughter Iman Junior and husband Cleveland Cavaliers Iman Shumpert hug and kiss her belly after she reveals her adorable bump hiding underneath her white tank top.

It’s an adorable tender song that also features Shumpert Senior rapping during an interlude in the R&B song.

The “How You Want It?” singer received wide spread attention as the amazing dancer with the crazy fit body in the video for Kanye West’s song, Fade.

Shumpert Senior actually helped usher their daughter into the world in the bathroom during an emergency delivery back in 2015. Amazing! What a dad!

Taylor’s latest project is set to drop this Friday, June 19th on Juneteenth which is appropriate given her daughter’s nickname is Junie or June bug.

Congrats!

Iggy Azalea Welcomes First Child, Baby Boy

Congrats to rapper Iggy Azalea announced this week that she is the mom of a brand new baby boy.

The “Fancy” singer, — real name Amethyst Amelia Kelly — confirmed the news via an post on her Instagram story made on Wednesday.

“I have a son,” she shared. “I kept waiting for the right time to say something but it feels like the more time passes the more I realize I’m always going to feel anxious to share news that giant with the world.”

After proclaiming that she would prefer to keep her son’s live private to clarify that his birth “is not a secret”, she added.  “I love him beyond words.”

Azalea has been a longterm relationship with rapper Playboi Carti though neither have confirmed that he is the baby’s dad, however. She also has not shared any additional information about when the baby was actually born.

From Billboard: Azalea took to social media to show off her curves in the wake of rumors she recently gave birth to her first child with fellow rapper Playboi Carti.

“For the record, I didn’t actually go anywhere. Just a lil harmless quarantine dress up situation,” she captioned the post, in which she’s seen strutting across a darkened driveway in a curve-hugging lilac velvet minidress. In a separate post, she showed off her glam makeup from the look with a simple purple heart emoji.

Azalea returned from a self-imposed social media break earlier in March by sharing her first post since Dec. 31, 2019.

See Azalea’s message below:

Congrats!

LeToya Luckett On Pregnancy in the COVID Era

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Singer actress LeToya Luckett and her husband Tommicus Walker are expecting to welcome their second child together any day now.

The former Destiny’s Child group member spoke to celebrity stylist June Ambrose about being pregnant during the COVID pandemic.

“The energy of the home is so important because we’re all cooped up in here together, the emotions are running wild, everybody wants to make a break for it,” Luckett shared over the hour long ITV session. “And then me, I’m trying to prepare to bring a life into the world,” the celebrity mom added. “I’m also thinking about career stuff, and then just being a new mom.”

She talked about having to go to doctor’s appointments alone because of hospital restrictions regarding the novel coronavirus.

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“The doctor’s appointments are weird,” LeToya, who stars in Oprah Winfrey‘s OWN TV show Greenleaf, admitted. “I’m there by myself,” the celebrity mom said. “I’m doing sonograms by myself. You can’t have anyone with you. My husband can’t come with me.”

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The couple welcomed their first child together  daughter Gianna Iman in January 2019.

She is hopeful and happy that the stay home orders have allowed her to spend more time with her family, musing: ““I can finally be still and enjoy my family, enjoy my babies, enjoy the growing baby inside of me.”

Luckett is also step mom to Walker’s 7-year old daughter Madison from a previous relationship.

Watch the entire interview here.

 

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