The 2019 Espy Awards celebrating sports phenoms went down last night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California
Among those attended were several of the moms and parents featured in Bellyitch in the past including, singer/model Ciara and her husband Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Ciara donned her signature slick dark colored gown with cut outs with Giuseppe Zanotti heels.
Also in attendance was boxer, author and entrepreneur Laila Ali.
Brand new parents actress and America’s Got Talent newest judge Gabrielle Union and her husband NBA player Dwayne Wade. Union wore a short lace dress by Raisa Vanessa and Jimmy Choo heels.
New mom Allyson Felixdidn’t showed up and out in a neon yellow crop top with matching pants.
Real Housewives of Atlanta housewife Eva Marcillelooked stunning while attending last night’s BETAwards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on June 23rd.
The model and America’s Top Model winner is expecting her third child with husband, attorney and former Atlanta mayoral candidate Micheal Sterling.
The actreass wore a signature Michael Costello draped floor length blush colored gown with a deep leg slit with a mesh cut-out top, that showed some of her growing bump.
Sterling looked dapper in a gray suit and a white button down shirt.
“Thank you @michaelcostello for the care free gown and @bcbgmaxazria and @betseyjohnson for the top off,” she captioned an Instagram post.
Our other Bumpwatch alums:
Ciara looked fabulous in draping in a bold deep orange Jean Paul Gaultier mini dress dress with expressive shoulder, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Anita Ko jewelry.
Also, Cardi B went into the show with the most nominations and walked away with the Best Female Hip Hop artist award besting her rival Cardi B, and newcomers Lizzo (who brought the house down with her performance) and uber talented Megan Thee Stallion.
Earlier in the night, she performed a cameo with her on/off again husband Offset’s song and her newest hit “Press.”
Beyonce won Best Female R&B Artist and Serena Williams won for Athlete of the Year.
At last week’s 2019 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel, brand new mom and singer/songwriter Kehlani walked the carpet and paid tribute to awards for songwriting.
She won an award for her work on the reigning hip hop queen Cardi B‘s song “Ring” which she is featured.
Speaking of Cardi, she got to add ASCAP Songwriter of the Year to her long list of history making awards because she is the first female rapper to receive that acknowledgment.
“I just want to say I’m very grateful,’ Cardi B began after accepting the award from ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews. “Sometimes I feel like I’m not doing too much because when it comes to female rappers, it’s like you’re never doing too much or they’re always pitting you against another female rapper. People on my team are like ‘Cardi, you’re crazy. You won a Grammy. Cardi, all your songs are charting.’
“[With] everybody saying I’m not this or that,” she continued, “sometimes I gotta see it and feel it for myself because it’s hard. Everybody always wants to say I made it because of this or made it because of that. I made it because I worked my ass off… Thank you very much, ASCAP. This is an honor for me.”
During a brief red carpet interview with Variety magazine, the songwriter-turned-singer talked about how she found out Cardi B was expecting before the “Bodak Yellow” singer had announced the news to the world and how it motivated the then-future mom.
She said: “I started as a writer, then ventured into being an artist,” she said. “It’s really important what [ASCAP] does for people, honoring them in a way they don’t normally get honored. A lot of the behind-the-scenes people get their money and they’re cool with it, but then they’re like, ‘Dang, it’d be nice sometimes to get some love really for the art of what I do.’”She also recalled a fun memory of the “Ring” video shoot. “I kind of had the idea that she [Cardi] was pregnant — but not knowing,” she remembered with a laugh. “Then seeing this cute little tiny baby bump peeking through, and taking a little woman note in my head like, ‘Congratulations, girl!’”
Another Bumpwatch alum, Beyonce, also won for co-writing “Apeshit” with her husband and Cardi’s on/off hubby Offset and his fellow Migos group member, Quavo.
Because the MTV Movie and TV Awards are so youth centered, there weren’t that many moms rocking the red carpet.
Of course though, the MTV OGs from The Hills and Laguna BeachAudrina Patridge and newest mom Heidi Montag were there, as was the cast from the network’s Jersey Shore: The Reunion which was up for the “Reality Royalty” award like Jennifer “JWoww” Farley and others.
My fave looks came from Jada Pinkett Smith‘s silver pant suit, Brie Larson‘s Buterfly top and pant ensemble by David Koma and Vanderpump Rules co stars Lala Kent and Stassi Schroeder in a white turtleneck and miniskirt by Magda Butrym who both looked stunning!
Shchroeder’s barely there make up looked great and the feathered boa accented her look perfectly!
Serena Williams was nominated for “Best Real Life Hero” for her work on her short HBO docu-series, Being Serena
JWoww wore a black minidress from Fashion Nova and black and white pumps. Patridge accented her black long split gown with jewels: a Liven Co snake ring, a Zoe Lev “X” ring, and silver clutch. Montag went with a vintage Gucci jumpsuit.
The Hills: New Beginningspremieres on Monday, June 24 on MTV
Third-time mom-to-be’s Jenna Bush Hager wore a crimson cape dress to the CFDA Fashion Awards that concealed her bump. She said the outfit got mixed reviews but her two daughters loved it.
Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Jennifer Lopez showed off her rock hard six pack in an orange custom Ralph Lauren crop top layered with 43,200 crystals and matching floor length skirt on the red carpet and on stage when she received her fashion icon award.
CFDA Chairwoman, Diane von Furstenberg said JLo was a no brainer when it came to picking her for the award.
“Jennifer Lopez uses clothes as a way to express confidence and power,” the designer said. “Both designers and fans look forward to her fashion statements.”
Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the CFDA, added, “Jennifer Lopez’s style is bold, uninhibited, and always memorable. Designers, including many of our CFDA Members, love to dress her for both stage and private moments.”
Lopez joins past recipient that include: Rihanna, Beyoncé, Naomi Campbell, Pharrell Williams, and Johnny Depp.
Also, Lily Aldridge, another bumpwatch alum looked sizzling hot in a classic and elegant crimson red gown by Brandon Maxwell.
This year’s annual gala to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of the Arts, was more over the top than ever before.
Perhaps because the theme was “Camp”, maybe, celebrities brought extra extravagance and bold and gregarious fashion and antics.
The official theme of the Met’s 2019 was “Camp: Notes on Fashion” and celebrates the newest exhibit which is inspired by Susan Sontag‘s 1964 essay that defines camp as “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.”
I think Lady Gaga might have won with her theatrics that included he unraveling and revealing of not one but four looks by designer, with the assistance of a small army of flamboyant but meticulous handlers.
Cardi B’s presentation and actor Billy Porter’s were quite spectacular and so much so, I almost forgot previous mega head turners Rihanna, Beyoncé, Madonna and third-time mom-to-be Blake Lively were conspicuously missing.
My fave looks were by women who are not yet moms (per this is a celebrity pregnancy blog so they focus is on moms)
First was singer and Endgame actress Hailee Steinfield
My second fave was Lupita Nyong’o who is stunning!
And of course, we saw lots of the celebrity moms we have featured on Bellyitch who each brought their total A game to the party and did it up right!
I am proud of myself for having the institution memory to have been able to recognize all of these beautiful moms without reading the caption to see who they are. Woot.
Congrats to all of the nominees and winners of last night’s 91st annual Academy Awards held last night at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California.
Special recognition goes to our frequent featured mama Regina King who walked away with the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the James Baldwin adapted movie “If Beale Street Could Talk.”
She stunned in a white custom Oscar De La Renta high split strapless gown with loose ringlets and parted hair accented with Chopard jewels.
As usual, I spotted several of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums on the Red Carpet during arrivals at the opulent affair.
Spotted were: Emily Deschanel; Jennifer Lopez in a mirrored high neck Tom Ford fitted gown; Jennifer Hudson in a ruffled burnt sienna Elie Saab gown; formal model Molly Sims also in a silver gown but with sequins and a little more intricate than JLo’s with side cut outs and a long train by Zuhair Murad; Serena Williams in black with red strapless Armani Prive gown; and Tina Fey in a totally gorgeous strapless Vera Wang gown.
Also, Charlize Theron stunning in Dior Haute Couture, Kristin Cavallari; Amy Poehler looking smart in a tailored and crisp Alberta Ferretti suit; and Maya Rudolph floral regal by Giambattista Valli
Also, Kelly Ripa in Cristian Siriano and Helen Lasichanh.
My faves were all the moms in their 40s and looking fabulous:
In 2012, Adele welcomed her first child, son Angelo, and the next year, she won an Oscar for Best Song for the and explained having to express breast milk in the bathroom to relieve her engorged breast.
The “Rolling in the Deep” singer missed out on having to be heavily pregnant on the red carpet like several of her fellow A-listers in year’s past.
Oscar has played host to several heavily pregnant
In 1992, Susan Sarandon was almost due with her son Miles whom she welcomed (with then-beau Tim Robbins) when she was nominated for her role in Thelma & Louise at age 47. (She didn’t win but was nominated 5 times and won Best Actress in 1996 for her role in Dead Man Walking.)
In 1998, Glen Close was 8-months pregnant when nominated for Fatal Attraction.
In 2000, four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening was nominated for her role in American Beauty at almost 8 months pregnant with her fourth child with husband Warren Beatty, daughter Ella.
In 2003, Catherine Zeta-Jones accepted the award for Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Chicago while almost full term with daughter Cary with husband .
In 2004, Marcia Gay-Harden was nominated for her role inMystic River, while pregnant with twins!
In 2006,Rachel Weisz was 7-months preggers with her and then-boyfriend Darren Aronofsky when she won the Best Supporting Actress trophy for The Constant Gardner.
In 2011, Black Swan star Natalie Portman was 6 months pregnant with her and her choreographer husband Benjamin Millepied, first son, Aleph when she accepted her Best Actress award.
In 2014, although Kerry Washington was not nominated for an Oscar, she did attend, cradling the baby bump from her first child, Isabelle.
That same year, Chris Hemsworth ’s wife, Elsa Pataky in 2014 wore blue sequins but maybe made a fashion mistake of wearing it under and not on top of her belly.
The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards went down last night February 10 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Congrats to a couple of our “Bellyitch Bumpwatch” alums who took home awards: Cardi B for the Best Rap Album for her project “Invasion of Privacy” and muva Beyonce who won Best Urban Contemporary Album for her album collaboration project with her husband, Jay Z, “Everything Is Love” — The Carters.
On stage, our other blog alum Alicia Keys kept the attendees entertained while fulfilling her hosting duties and doing an amazing job singing some hits old and new while playing not one, but two pianos!
Besides her on-stage performance outfit, a black leotard and shimmery black tuxedo pants and a chic black fedora, the “Empire State of Mind” performer had four outfit changes if you count the fitted red tea-length Giorgio Armani button-up gown with a plunging neckline.
She also donned a green Palazzo leg jumsuit with a green print head scarf, a black jumpsuit with a plunging neckline and my fave, a red deep v jumpsuit with collar cape draping.
Jennifer Lopezalso performed a tribute to Motown and showed up on the red carpet and during the intro, joined Keyes alongsideJada Pinkett Smith, Lady Gaga and former First Lady Michelle Obama, in a white Ralph & Russo pantsuit.
Cardi did a showstopping Burlesque’ish routine to her hit song “Money” but before that worked the red carpet in an elegant and avant garde vintage dress from the Mugler 1995 fall couture collection.
It looks like big and bold looks was the thing this year because Kylie Jenner showed up and out in a very structured blush pink Balmain Couture pants suit to cheer on her beau Travis Scott who was nominated for a few awards last night.
Not everyone went way out. New mom Jones did a nice conservative look in a long Ralph Lauren dress with Cartier jewels and Brian Atwood heels and I loved the elaborate yet simplicity of Pinkett Smith’s 20s feel feathered gown.
My fave dress was Bebe Rexha, whose not a mom, but rocked it in a gorgeous red layered Monsoori dress.
I was cheering on a lot of the celeb moms I’ve featured on this blog during tonight’s airing of the Golden Globes Awards!
Congrats to Regina King for her win for her supporting actress role in the filmIf Beale Street Could Talk. The 227, Boyz In the Hood and American Crime alum used her time giving her acceptance speech to advocate for the Time’s Up x2 movement and challenged herself to make her projects fully gender equal in the future.
“In the next two years, and it’s going to be hard, I’m making a vow that every thing I produce…[will be] 50% women,” King said. “And I challenge everyone out there who is in a position of power, in all industries, I challenge you to challenge yourself and stand with us in solidarity and do the same.”
Bravo! I love this woman! <3
Also, in keeping with my red carpet coverage tradition, I must add that I noticed a few Red Carpet trends worn on some of the celeb moms and others …
There was black, purple florals and big skirts on Heidi Klum in Monique Lhuillier, Molly Sims in Marchesa and Penelope Cruz in Ralph & Russo.
Silver and Shimmer on Mary Poppins Returns‘ Emily Blunt in Alexander McQueen, Keri Russell in Monique Lhuillier , Felicity Huffman in Laura Basci and Kristin Cavallari.
Sleek, sultry body hugging sheen and glimmer on Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein, Thandie Newton in a custom silver mirror-embroidered cutout gown from Michael Kors Collection. and King in Alberta Ferretti.
Big bright ball gowns on Lady Gaga in Valentino and Catherine Zeta Jones in Elie Saab.
.Wine draping on Halle Berry in Zuhair Murad Coutureand Alyssa Milano in Cristina Ottaviano.
Layers and draping on Anne Hathaway in Elie Saab , Lucy Liu in Galia Lahav and Julia Roberts in Stella McCartney which was my fave look all night!