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Inside RHOA’s Eva Marcille’s Flower Power-Themed Baby Shower

The Realhousewives of Atlanta star Eva Marcille celebrated the impending arrival of her third child with an intimate Flower themed garden baby shower over the weekend.

Her BRAVO TV co stars Cynthia Bailey, Nene Leakes, Porsha Williams, and friends of the housewives Shamea Morton and Marlo Hampton, along with Cynthia’s sister and occassional guest on the show Mal Bailey, all joined in the fun to celebrate Baby Maverick, the chosen name Marcille and her husband, attorney Michael Sterling, have selected for their second child together.

“Pardon me I must say initially I was not super excited about having a baby shower considering this is my third child,” Marcille captioned a stunning Instagram photo of herself o the big day. “However, waking up this morning I’m super excited and it is my joy to celebrate the welcoming of my newest Flower Child ‘Baby Maverick.’ The Sterling clan gets a little bit bigger.”

Her co-stars and other guests also posted pics of the event.

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On ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Star Shay Mitchell’s No Maternity Leave Proclamation

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Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell is in the homestretch and has no plans of slowing down before or after her first child is born.

She and partner Matte Babel have agreed on a name for their daughter who they expect to arrive in October and are working through a disagreement on whether to go with an epidural or not, but one thing she is sure of, she has no plans of having a maternity leave.

“My entire team knows that there’s no maternity leave for me,” Mitchell revealed while attending the 2019 PaleyFest “upfronts” for HULU streaming channel in Beverly Hills, California promoting her new series Dollface on Tuesday. “I do a lot of my work on my phone and I have another company that I run. I love what I do, so for me, it doesn’t feel like work.”

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To that announcement, I say, “yeah right!”

As the self-pronounced institutional memory of celebrity pregnancy, I have reported when other celebrities like Cardi B, Amal Clooney, Ivanka Trump, and former Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer all made bold pronouncements about taking short leaves before changing their minds after baby arrives.

After Amal Clooney said she planned to take just a month and a half off, insiders reported she was having “mixed emotions” about returning to work, but “will return back slowly.”

Besides Clooney, every single one of them realized in short order that a baby needs time to connect, be nurtured by  mom and to get the benefit of security, nutrients and antibodies if mom is breastfeeding and they needed time to focus on baby while not have to juggle space in their mind and life to balance a myriad of other ventures, businesses and work activities at the same time.

My position is that a lot of women across the globe must work and cannot afford to take time out to be with their baby so if you are in a position, financially and have the support and ability to get help, please do! Baby and mama come before career.

She doesn’t have to take my word for it.

FOX Business Network anchor Trish Regan took just six weeks of maternity leave after giving birth to twin girls Elizabeth and Alexandra, now 8. Then a few years later, she took just three weeks off of work after her second pregnancy with son Jamie, now 5.

“It’s a mistake that I really want to make sure other women don’t make.” the mother of three lamented over her decisions prompted by a fear that she would lose her slot in primetime lineup. “Make sure you take every bit of time because the reality is the job will always be here but that time with your child, you will never get back.”

She added. “That’s important time for you as a mother. One of the things that is so important as a working parent is to remember: What are our priorities?”

 

Expecting Teddi Mellencamp and RHOB Castmates Take NYFW

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Congratulations to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave woh announced last week that she is expecting her third child then took to the runway only 4 days later to walk in her co star Kyle Richards New York Fashion Week for her new fashion label and collaboration, Kyle & Shahida, co-designed by Shahida Clayton.

During the show, cast mates walked along seasoned models including former model Lisa Rinna,  Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, and Denise Richards.

Rinna, Mellencamp Arroyave and Richards herself walked, wearing daring bodysuits under bright floral floral robes. Girardi walked in a colorful tunic which is signature to her style under red silk wide leg pants while Kemsley rocked red pans wore red pants with a black tube top under a black blazer, and accented with Femmes Sans Peur heels.

A few days after the show Mellencamp Arroyave  had to defend herself against haters who slammed her walk during the runway show.

“Now, I am no model — I can barely walk down the street properly — but I walked out there feeling good and excite to support my friend,” the 4-time mom-to-be captioned an Instagram post on Thursday. “That quickly shifted when I was hit with the barrage of memes and insta comments throwing negativity at me and my walk.”

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Last weekend I had the opportunity to walk in a fashion show during NYFW. Now, I am no model— I can barely walk down the street properly— but I walked out there feeling good and excited to support my friend. That quickly shifted when I was hit with the barrage of memes and insta comments throwing negativity at me and my walk. I can definitely make fun of myself and am in on most jokes but sometimes it just gets to be too much. So I had a big ole cry and felt truly embarrassed— until I remembered this @brenebrown quote: “If you aren’t in the arena getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback.” And you know what, I am so damn proud of myself for having the courage to step out of my comfort zone, especially at 15-weeks pregnant in a flesh-colored bodysuit, and do my very best. We cannot control other’s actions, we can only control our own. So now, I’m just gonna smile brighter and keep on strutting. ?Shoutout to @kylerichards18 for absolutely killing it with @kyleandshahida! Such an amazing accomplishment ? #nyfw #babyonboard #bucketlist

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She was referencing the mean comments that flooded her previous post of the media feedback of the Housewives’ presence during the show.

 

 

“I can definitely make fun of myself and am in on most jokes but sometimes it just gets to be too much,” Mellencamp’s response continued. “I am so damn proud of myself for having the courage to step out of my comfort zone, especially at 15-weeks pregnant in a flesh-colored bodysuit, and do my very best.”

The outfit she wore showed her growing baby bump which she showcased during her announcement last week:

She wasn’t the only person who is not familiar with modeling in the show. Richards also had her daughters, 19-year old Sophia Umansky and 23-year old Alexia Umansky walk in a striped yellow ruffled crop top and skirt with Femmes Sans Peur heels and a tiered ruffled maxi dress, respectively.

Mellencamp Arroyave and husband EdwinArroyave are parents to  5-ear old Cruz Arroyave , 6-year old Slate Arroyave, and 10-year old Isabella Arroyave, Edwin’s daughter from a previous relationship.

She previously shared that she had multiple miscarriages before conceiving her son via IVF

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NYFW: Pregnant Ashley Graham Runway and Front Row Styles

 

Model and first-time mom-to-be Ashley Graham has been taking New York Fashion Week by storm on the Front Row of some of the hottest shows in town and on the runway herself.

The Victoria Secret cover model was spotted in a sizzling PVC latex dress by Vex Clothing, cradling her bump while modeling a black and white shirt dress, wide brim black hat and polka dot scarg at the Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya show, in  a 1950s style polka-dot dress at the Christian Siriano show and in a custom 16 Arlington gown while attending the Harper’s BAZAAR celebrates ‘ICONS By Carine Roitfeld‘ party in New York.

Graham and her husband Justin Ervin are expecting a baby girl later this year.

 

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just a mirror mood ? @ganni

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Chance the Rapper is Taking Paternity Leave from His Tour After Welcoming 2nd Daughter

Chance the Rapper has postponed most of the dates on his upcoming tour, following the birth of his second daughter Marli.

Chance wrote on Instagram, “When Kensli was born, I went on tour 2 weeks later and missed some of the most important milestones in her life, but more importantly I was absent when her mother needed me the most. At this point as a husband and father of two I realize that I can’t make that mistake again. I need to be as helpful and available as possible to my wife in these early months of raising Kensli and Marli.”

Find his full statement below.

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I thought it over for the past week and I’ve decided to push back my tour. This year has been one of the greatest of my life; Marriage, new baby, first album etc. But with it being so eventful it has also been very strenuous having to divide my time and energy between family and work. When Kensli was born, I went on tour 2 weeks later and missed some of the most important milestones in her life, but more importantly I was absent when her mother needed me the most. At this point as a husband and father of two I realize that I can’t make that mistake again. I need to be as helpful and available as possible to my wife in these early months of raising Kensli and Marli. I apologize because I know how many people were counting on seeing me soon, but I hope you’ll understand and forgive me in time. Tour kicks off Jan. 15th and you can still get tix or your refund if you are unavailable at chanceraps.com & a few of the shows are still being rescheduled as well so stay tuned. I love you guys AND LITERALLY CANT WAIT FOR U TO WITNESS THIS SHOW ???? SIDENOTE: 9/28 CHICAGO AT UNITED CENTER IS STILL ON AS WELL AS “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FEST” “IHEART MUSIC FEST” & “MIAMI BEACH POP FEST”! ❤️

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Most of Chance’s tour in support of his debut The Big Day will now take place in 2020. He still has one show in Chicago this month (September 28), as well as festival sets in Las Vegas and Miami. Check out Chance’s updated itinerary below.

In a press release, Live Nation said, “We congratulate Chance on the birth of his daughter and support him while he takes time to be with his family. We are thrilled to welcome him back on the road in 2020.”

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Watch Serena Williams’ US Open ‘This Mama Keeps Going’ Chase Ad

Twenty years ago, 23-Times Grand Slam Tennis Champ Serena Williams won her first US Open in 1999 and today longtime sponsor Chase Bank released a compelling ad on TV to commemorate that win as she continues on her post-motherhood journey to capture her 24th Title.

The last championship, she secured at the 2017 Australian Open while 7 weeks pregnant, 

Thus, in a full-circle presentation, Chase brilliantly weaves the narratives of her athletic achievement and motherhood into the story of a singular life in the campaign video produced by Australian ad vet David Droga’s firm Droga5.

The advertisement is a continuation of a campaign the bank launched last year called “This Mama Keeps Going” and this time, a short film opens with a visual of a sonogram with background vocals. A reporter congratulating Williams.  The video continues with shots of never-before-seen very personal videos and photos from Williams’ pregnancy and in the voiceover, she shares her excitement and struggles.

Interspersed is footage of her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, who she welcomed on September 1, 2017 with hubby, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, and as the TV spot focuses in on Williams’ tough sojourn in recovery after a difficult delivery when she suffered from a pulmonary embolism. (Which immediately reminds us of her vocal advocacy  for expectant mothers, especially women of color, after birth in the US.),

She didn’t win in today’s US Open Finals though she battled and defeated a lot of excellent players, losing to the younger version of herself, a stellar Canadian upstart, 19-year old Bianca Andreescu, the battle continues.

Through scenes of breastfeeding, pumping and calming a fussy toddler, Williams speaks about the joy of watching a daughter succeed. 

Only then does it become clear that her words are from a press conference after her very first Grand Slam win, 20 years ago at the U.S. Open in 1999.

How awesome!!

Nicki Minaj Says She’s Ready To Start A Family

Nicki Minaj has may have once had “Barbie Dreams,” but now she’s setting her sights on something else: A family. The 10-time Grammy-nominated rapper announced her plan to retire on Twitter Thursday.

“I’ve decided to retire & have my family,” she wrote. “I know you guys are happy now.” The performer added a note to fans with lyrics from her rap in the remix of the Alicia Keys hit “Girl on Fire.”

“To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me,” she wrote, “[sic: X] in the box- cuz ain’t nobody checkin me. Love you for LIFE.” The star added a kissy face, heart and unicorn emoji. The tweet has since been deleted.

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Celebrity Mom and Baby Accessory Series: Katie Holmes

Following up on my review of Celeb women who wear their babies and kids as accessories, let’s go back to an Old School, G!

Before there was such a thing as a North West, a Blue Ivy and a Harper Beckham, all eyes were on Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise‘s daughter Suri.

There was even a now defunct website called What Suri Wore that chronicles the styles of a celeb baby as seen through paparazzi photos.

As she got older, occasionally, her mom would coordinate their clothing.

The above collage represents a few times Katie wore Suri quite stylishly and well!

 

Fitness Star Paige Hathaway is Having a Visually Stunning Pregnancy

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Australian fitness model Paige Hathaway is having a great countdown to baby number one and is taking along her 4.1 million followers with her for the ride by posting frequent photos of her toned physique in pregnancy form.

Recently, the influencer surveyed her followers and fans asking them to choose between two beautiful maternity portraits. One featured the celebrity trainer in a flowing forest green strapless dress and the other with her cupping her belly in soft baby pink.

One series posted on her Instagram account featured the pretty blonde in a studded motorcycle jacket over black bikini lingerie revealing her 36 week belly.

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THE PREGNANCY STRUGGLE!! ? Why don’t women talk about the realllllness of pregnancy!? …Everyone just talks about how much “they love being pregnant” .. the “good stuff” but where’s the truth!? Don’t get me wrong being able to become pregnant in the first place is a blessing and this whole experience has been life changing but LETS GET REALLY REAL FOR JUST A MOMENT! The third trimester for me has been SUCH A CHALLENGE! I mean, if you’re lucky to still be able to even bend over to put on your shoes. Shaving THIS IS THE JOKE OF THE CENTURY! Can I lift my leg high enough to see all the areas I’m shaving.. (I’ll let you answer that one lol) Also, there should be an Olympic sport for getting up from a low piece of furniture while in your third trimester. The lower the piece of furniture, the less graceful you’ll be. At times I look as graceful as a turtle stuck on his back, desperately trying to roll over onto its legs, it’s a real sight to see…. Laughing at this one because everyone says “get your sleep now” .. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? ? Because they must not have encountered the endless need to pee, the weird pains from shifting positions, the kicks that come in the middle of the night or the crazy dreams that make you wake up in a panic. Oh yeah, and there’s nothing like getting winded doing menial things like walking up a flight of stairs or grabbing something that’s slightly out of reach. BUT all these aches, all the pains and all the inconveniences are worth it. The third trimester is just one hurdle before the real prize. Just need to suck it up and before you know it, there’s a sweet baby in your arms making you (almost) forget all the things you struggled with near the end.. ??? WHAT ARE SOME STRUGGLES YOU FACED IN YOUR LAST TRIMESTER! (Comment below-Be real)

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She even gave fans and followers one of those nude progression that they do so well.

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ONE MORE WEEEEKKK! ?

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Hathaway also was featured on the cover of Train For Her magazine back when she was halfway thru the pregnancy journey at 20 weeks. “EXCITED to be on the cover of @trainforher magazine – 20 WEEKS PREGNANT!!!” she captioned an Instragra photo of the cover photo. “It’s little baby P’s first cover…. hehe”

Hathaway, who was born and raised in Oklahoma, boasts over 11 million followers across all her social platforms, and has headlined a series of fitness challenges and endeavors.

She is the latest in a string of Australian fitness models to gain international attention while pregnant.

Bryson Tiller and Girlfriend Are Expecting Baby Girl

Singer/Songwriter Bryson Tiller and his girlfriend Kendra Bailey are expecting their first child together.

Bailey shared a photo slide show from her baby shower on her Instagram page also sharing the baby’s gender. The “Don’t” singer and their family members were at the intimate affair which looked to have occurred inside a private home.

“Been sitting here trying to come up with one of those long deep captions but honestly I’m so bad at that. All I know is we are super excited for our little girl to get here,” Kendra captioned under a series of photos

 

Tiller has a 6-year old daughter Harley Loraine from a previous relationship. Congrats!