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56 Celebs Who Gave Birth After Age 40

It recently occurred to me that since 54-year old actress Brigitte Nielsen gave birth to her 5th child last year, I haven’t updated my growing list of celebrity women who gave birth over the age of 40.

It was about 40 when I last posted and since then we are up to 50! Here they are and if I missed any, please ping me in social media @Bellyitch on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! Thanks!

  1. ALYSSA MILANO was 41 in 2014 when she gave birth to daughter Elizabella Dylan Bugliari.
  2. ANA ORTIZ had just turned 40 when she gave birth to her 2nd child.
  3. ANNETTE BENING has four kids with Warren Beatty and gave birth to her youngest at age 42.
  4. AUDRA MCDONALD was 46 when she welcomed her surprise baby in 2016.
  5. BEVERLY D’ANGELO welcomed her twins at age
  6. BRIGITTE NIELSEN was 54 when she gave birth to her fifth child and first daughter, Frida, in June 2018.
  7. BROOKE SHIELDS underwent seven rounds of in vitro fertilization treatments. After these treatments, she gave birth to her first child, Rowan, at age 37. At the age of 40, she traditionally conceived her daughter, Grier, with husband Chris Henchy.
  8. CELINE DION was 42 when she gave birth to her twin boys
  9. CHERYL TIEGS had her first child, a son, at age 44.
  10. DOMINIQUE DAWES welcomed her fraternal twins, son Lincoln and daughter Dakota, in late January at age 41.
  11. EMMA THOMPSON spent several years trying to have a baby. She opted for in vitro fertilization treatments and eventually welcomed daughter, Gaiain her 40s.
  12. EVA LONGORIA was 43 when she welcomed her first child, son, Santiago.
  13. EVA MENDES was 42 when she gave birth to her second child with husband Ryan Gosling and 40 for her first.
  14. GERI HALLIWELL was 44 when she welcomed her son in 2017,.
  15. GWEN STEFANI was 44 when she welcomed her 3rd son, Apollo.
  16. HALLE BERRY had her daughter Nahla at age 41, and her son Maceo at age 46.
  17. HELEN HUNT gave birth to her first kid, Makenalei Gordon in May 2004, with boyfriend, Matthew Carnahan when she was 43.
  18. IMAN was 45 when she welcomed her second son with David Bowie.
  19. JAMIE PRESLEY had a set of twins at age right after she turned 40 last March.
  20. JANE KRACOWSKI surprised everyone when at 45 she had her first child, a son.
  21. JANE SEYMOUR was already a mother of four at the age of 45 when she underwent fertility treatments in her mid-40s after her divorce with former husband. She and her current husband, director James Keach, welcomed twins, Johnny and Kristopher in 1995.
  22. JANET JACKSON welcomed son Essia at age 50.
  23. JENNIFER CONNELLY was 43 when her 3rd kid, daughter Agnes, was born
  24. JERRY HALL, Ex-wife of singer Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones’ lead singer, gave birth to the last of her four children, Gabriel, at 41.
  25. JUDY REYES was 41 when she welcomed daughter Leila in 2009.
  26. JULIANNE MOORE gave birth to her similarly redheaded second child, Liv Helen, at age 41.
  27. KELLY PRESTON had her son Benjamin Travolta at age 48.
  28. KENYA MOORE welcomed her first child, daughter Brooklyn at age 47.
  29. KIM FIELDS was 44 when she and her hubby welcomed their second son Quincy.
  30. LAURA LINNEY welcomed her first child at age 49.
  31. LISA LING was 42 when she gave birth to her second child, daughter Ray in summer 2016.
  32. LISA LOEB quietly welcomed her 4th child at age 45, a son named Emet.
  33. MARCIA CROSS, star of Desperate Wives, gave birth to fraternal twins, Eden and Savannah, at age 44, with husband, Tom Mahoney, in February 2007.
  34. MARCIA GAY HARDEN was 44 when she gave birth to her twins
  35. MADONNA was 41 when she gave birth to her son Rocco.
  36. MARIAH CAREY was 42 when she welcomed her twin, Morrocan and Monroe.
  37. MARISKA HARGITAY was 42 when she gave birth to her first child, a son and later went on to adopt more kids
  38. MAYA RUDOLPH was 41 when she gave birth to her 4th child.
  39. MERYL STREEP was 41 in 1991 when she welcomed her last of 4 kids.
  40. MIMI ROGERS was 45 when she gave birth to her last child, a son.
  41. MIRA SORVINO was 44 when she welcomed her daughter Lucia and was 41 when she welcomed her son. She has 4 kids total.
  42. MOLLY RINGWALD was also in her 40s, age 46, when she welcomed her twins.
  43. MOMICA BELLUCCI, Italian actress, gave birth to her second child at age 45
  44. NANCY GRACE was 48 when she welcomed her twins, John and Lucy.
  45. NIA LONG gave birth to her second son when she was 41.
  46. NICOLE KIDMAN gave birth to her first child, Sunday Rose, at the age of 40 with her husband, Keith Urban.
  47. RACHEL ZOE was 42 when she welcomed her 2nd son, Kaius.
  48. RASHIDA JONES welcomed her first child, son, Sam at age 42.
  49. SALMA HAYEK gave birth to her first child, Valentina Paloma, at age 41, in September 2007 with her then-fiance, French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault. They later married in April 2009 before eventually divorcing.
  50. SUSAN SARANDON gave birth to her son, Jack at age 42. Three years later, she welcomed another son, Miles, at age 45.
  51. TAMIKA “TINY” HARRIS was 40 when she gave birth to her last child, daughter Heiress.
  52. THANDIE NEWTON had just turned 41 when she gave birth to her 3rd child, a son, Booker Jombe Parker.
  53. TINA FEY gave birth to her first child, daughter Penelope at 41, and a second daughter Alice two years later at age 43.
  54. TORI SPELLING was 43 when she welcomed her fifth child.
  55. UMA THURMAN was 42 when she gave birth to her first kid with beau Arpad Busson.
  56. VANNA WHITE gave birth to her daughter the same year she turned 40.

The 2019 Golden Globes Awards Red Carpet Trends

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 film If Beale Street Could TalkThe 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.

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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 Couture and 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!

photos: Getty

Celebrity 2018 Family Halloween Costumes That Rocked

Ok. Halloween was Wednesday but I say until the end of Daylight’s Savings Time, it’s open season for bloggers to share Halloween costumes and their fave costume posts before we launch into Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Holiday season posts.

So…Here is my list of fave celebrity Halloween costume photos featuring their families and children that they shared in social media.

First, our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums, the celeb women whose pregnancies we’ve featured on this blog:

Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel and their son Silas went as the Lego version of Batman, Robyn and Harley Quinn!

Neil Patrick Harris and his fam usually do the best each year and this year was no different when they dressed as ghosts from the past.

Ciara and her fam dressed as characters from the Black Panther movie.

Khloe Kardashian and her daughter Tru dressed as Unicorns.

They also dressed as tigers.

Kylie Jenner and her daughter Stormi dressed as butterflies

They also dressed as “Stormi Weather”

Saint and North West and Penelope and Reign Dissick as Kanye West and Lil Pump  

Pink and son, Jameson were the cutest pirates during the week.

And later with the whole family as The Greats Showman on Earth!

Reese Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth and youngest son dresses as ghoulish characters and her older son dresses as a rapper?

Alyssa Milano and her children dressed as Pokemon characters.

Hilaria Baldwin and her husband Alec Baldwin and their kids, Carmen, Rafael and Leonardo Baldwin are astronauts.

12 Times Celebrity Moms Posed ‘Glam Squad While Momming’ Photos in Social Media

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Alas, it looks like it now officially a must-do trendy thing for working moms in Hollywood to do: Pose for the official “momming while being serviced by a glam squad” photo.

And…look, Avatar 2 star Zoe Saldana is the latest to join the club!

 

The Guardians of the Galaxy actress posted a photo on her Instagram account of her tending to her infant son, Zen, while getting primped and polished for some red carpet event, perhaps.  “You do what you have to do to be there….  #workingmom” she captioned the photo in both English and her native Spanish.

Before Saldana did it, the likes of Audra McDonald, Molly Sims, Miranda Kerr, P!nk, Terri Seymour, Ali Landry, Alyssa Milano, and Jessie James Decker have all share social media photos of themselves in the throws of dolling up as a working mom in Hollywood.

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Gisele Bundchen may have been the unofficial mother  of this genre of photos. When she did it in 2013, the Victoria Secret model she caught a lot of flak for those who said she was being vain and using motherhood to call attention to herself — not just her then-one-year old daughter Vivian Lake.

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The Brazilian Supermodel’s famous breastfeeding while getting glam shot was controversial because vanity and “glamity” aren’t supposed to co-exist with motherhood and breastfeeding, socially. Aaaah humbug!





Shameless actress Emily Rossum joined in the fun of criticizing Bundchen by posting a parody of Bundchen’s photos by copying it to a tee using a doll. Okay, Emily. Sure.

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But we are able to recognized the value to the image despite what the critics say. In the past, in tinsel town  (and Bollywood) getting pregnant and having a family can disrupt a woman’s career but not so much anymore.

As we’ve shared before, motherhood isn’t halting opportunities and production can and do work around a star’s pregnancy. In recent years, many celebrity parents are showing their social media fans that they don’t let motherhood interfere with their work either. They can do both.

Again, since Bundchen’s photo, other celebrity women like LilyAldridge, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Kandi Burruss have shared photos of themselves tending to their babies while getting glammed up for an event.

Here are photos of 12 times when

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Kourtney Kardashian showed off her double-fisting the breast bump before going out.

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Jessie James Decker did too.

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Alyssa Milano

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Best of Halloween 2016 Costumes (Photos)

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I’ve been keeping a file of my favorite Halloween costumes I’ve encountered while online this past weekend and today. I will post them there here periodically and credit where and if I can because you know viral images are sometimes hard to trace back to the originator.

Anyway, enjoy!

Kids dressed as Olympians

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It’s too bad Samsung had to pull the Galaxy Note 7 off shelves completely because they kept catching on fire but at least we got this costume out of it.

These people recreating movie and play poster bills! Genius!

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My fave Halloween Candy: Candy Corn!

Celebrities and our Bellyitch Bumpwatch Alums

Beyonce did it big again with the family costume. This time she, daughter Blue Ivy and  mom Tina Knowles dressed as the 90s rap group Salt-N-Pepa.

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As usual Kelly Ripa went big as Hamilton, Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Beyonce and Mr. Robot (all photos by  David M. Russell/Disney/ABCDavid M. Russell/Disney/ABC)

 

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Shakira made a cute magician.

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Halle Berry was a skeleton

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Kourtney Kardashian did more than one costume as a very sexy Vampire Bride and as Maleficent.

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And she and the kids were Power Rangers

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Jenna Dewan Tatum was a unicorn.

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Kelly Rowland was Dee from the 90s cultmovie Clueless

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Jennifer “JWoww” Farley and her husband did a couples costume as Suicide Squad members and a family costume at The Incredibles.

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Jennifer “JWoww” Farley and fam

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Hillary Duff went as herself from years ago playing Little Red Riding Hood

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom went all out wearing prosthetics and everything as The Clintons

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Alyssa Milano and family as Pokemon characters

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Victoria Secret Models Alessandra Ambrosio was Jessica Rabbit…

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… and  Lily Aldridge was Audrey Hepburn‘s character from Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Brand new mom and another VickySec model Behati Prinsloo in a jungle Jane getup

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I just loved loved these costumes of girls dressed up as fierce characters but with a feminine touch like the she hulk with a tutu

And the Rey/Frozen costume we blogged earlier. 
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photos: Instagram, Twitter,  Facebook

Here is What Celebrity Parents Did on Easter 2016

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We love social media, not only because it is a great way to share and connect, but it is also a cool way to keep up with our fave celebrities. Today, several of the women we have featured and “bump watched” before on the blog posted pics of how they spent their Easter 2016.

Here are the best of the bunch, in random order:

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Alicia Keys – “#currentmood”

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Gisele Bundchen – “Thank you Mother Nature!#love # family #nature #gratitude Obrigada Mãe Natureza! #amor #família #natureza #gratidão”

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Busy- Phillips “Calm before the storm. Happy Easter!!!!”

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Mariah Carey – “#dreams do come true!! The #Easter #bunny !! I know him too!! #happyeaster everybody”

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Rochelle Humes – “The bunny has been…Alaia lost her mind this morning..??? Her and her cousins will have fun tomorrow and Mummy ? #HappyEaster?”

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Drew Barrymore – “Happy Easter and happy Sunday! #thisiswhatshappening”

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Heidi Klum – “Happy Easter”

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Kelly Clarkson – “River found a golden egg & was very excited about it! She insisted on hunting w/her purse & her Dori basket. #easter”

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Giuliana Rancic – “”Happy Easter from the Rancic family”

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Ciara – “The Loves Of My Life.”

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Mel B- “Happy easter from the happiest place on earth #disneyland awwww my babyboo @stephenthinks11 in the back with baby madi my <3 <3 <3”

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Kim Kardashian – “HAPPY EASTER!”

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Tori Spelling – “Hattie Cat & all my kiddos had an EGGSELLENT time finding all the eggs the #EasterBunny hid for them in our backyard! #Easter #egghunt#HappyEaster

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Zoe Saldana – “Happy Easter everyone!#easteregghunt #twinning #family —-#felizpascua #gemelos #familia —-#buonapasqua #gemeli #famiglia

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Kristin Cavallari – “What better day for Saylor to wear her first tutu than Easter?! #SoItBegins #GirlyGirl #HappyEaster”

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Reese Witherspoon – “Wishing y’all a happy, colorful, family-filled Easter Sunday!! (P.S. Guess who found all the eggs??! Oh and dress is @DraperJames; link in profile)”

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Reese Witherspoon – “TOO much! ???#Easter mood courtesy of@katiejacobsnashville and@draperjames — link’s in the profile!! ? (? @amynicolephoto)”

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Tia Mowry Hardrict – “Happy Easter from the Hardricts!! ??”

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Tamera Mowry-Housley – “He is Risen#happyeaster

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Melissa Joan Hart – “Easter by the Lake!!! Happy Easter from our family to yours. My @ted_baker dress was a Christmas gift from my hunny. #nofilter”

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Eva Marcille – “Happy Easter?”

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Jenna Dewan Tatum – “Early Easter Eggs”

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Haylie Duff – “Think we went a bit overboard with Ryan’s 1st Easter basket… I can’t help it, I’m excited!! #babys1st #HappyEaster #EasterBasket”

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Lily Aldridge – “Happy Easter”

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Jessica Alba – “#Repost @shanidarden I’m always happy when I’m with these little bunnies ?????#happyeastereveryone

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Alyssa Milano – “‘In your Easter Bonnet! With all the frills upon it!’ Happy Easter!”

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Hilaria Baldwin – “Feliz Pascua y Happy Easter! I made them baskets with little toys inside of eggs instead of a ton of candy. They love opening all the eggs and finding little treasures–and I don’t have to deal with crabby sugar high! xoxo to all #366daysoflivingclearly #HilariaLCM”

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Miranda Kerr – “Happy Easter <3”

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Adriana Lima – “HAPPY EASTER!”

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Molly Simms – “Happy Easter “

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Garcelle Beauvais – “Enjoying #Easter #streetstyle#nokids #grownandsexy #fleamarket@rezakassai #girlsday

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Emily Bustamante – “Happy Resurrection Sunday ⛪️”

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 Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi – “The bunny made a mess! Jionni said its Sasquatch footprints. HAPPY EASTER”
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Kendra Wilkinson Baskett– “Had a great time at the mansion today with the family. #HappyEaster #TheBasketts
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Jewel – “Happy Easter, darlings! May sun beams and love surround you all”
Rachel Zoe – “My boys taking a break from the most beautiful Easter egg hunt thanks to ❤️❤️ @aliparkerkay@alexvonfurstenberg #easterwithaview#toomuchfuntoday #brothers XoRZ”
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Rochelle Humes – “The bunny has been…Alaia lost her mind this morning..??? Her and her cousins will have fun tomorrow and Mummy ? #HappyEaster?”

 

Co-Existing: Breastfeeding, Motherhood and Glam Squads

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In Hollywood (and Bollywood) getting pregnant and having a family can disrupt a woman’s career but not so much anymore.
Motherhood isn’t halting opportunities and production can and do work around a star’s pregnancy. In recent years, many celebrity parents are showing their social media fans that they don’t let motherhood interfere with their work either. They can do both.
Gisele Bundchen‘s famous breastfeeding while getting glam shot was controversial because vanity and glamity aren’t supposed to co-exist with motherhood and breastfeeding, socially.

But they can co-exist and since Bundchen’s photo, other celebrity women like Lily Aldridge, Molly Sims, Kim Kardashian, Ali Larter, Terri Seymour and most recently, Kandi Burruss have shared photos of themselves tending to their babies while getting glammed up for an event.

Perfect and just in  time to update last year’s list of celebrity glam squads.  Last year, I hunted down the various glam squad photos celebs have posted on Instagram, WhoSay and Twitter. This small team that help get a celeb woman ready for an event, award show or other red carpet moment consist usually of a hairstylist, a manicurist, a stylist, a make-up artist and a personal assistant. They work in tandem and sometimes simultaneously and the glam squad photo shows them in action.

Of course, most of the glam squad photos are staged. Let’s be real. I wouldn’t want to be having my hair hot curled while my head is being maneuvered and shifted by the make up artist.  Ouch. I’ve had a curling iron dropped on me before and I have the scar still to prove it.

Also, showing off your glam squad is another way of telling your followers and fans that you are that special that you can’t get dressed on your own.  This is not shade. I’d hire myself a team in a hot second!  And you know this because even famous stylists who once were glam squad members are now celebrities in their own right. (think June Ambrose and Rachel Zoe)

These days, you can even rent one.  Companies like Miami-based GlamSquad (pictured above) will bring a team to you starting at $75. Not bad!

Last fall, Her Campus ranked some of the squad members of the biggest celebrities whose work we see on the faces and hair of influential women.

Here are some of the glam squads we’ve seen posted on social media recently.

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Jessica Alba
 
Jennifer Lopez
 
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Lily Aldridge 
Catherine Zeta Jones
 
Orange is the New Black actress Danielle Brooks
 
E!  host Patricia Zavala
 
Guilana Rancic
 
TV host Noria Morales
June Ambrose 
 
Heidi Klum 
 
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The finished product a la the gorgeous Sienna Miller.

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Shocker: RHOA’s Kandi Burruss shared a Breastfeeding Pic on Instagram and Did NOT Get Shamed

 

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Yippeee! Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss posted an Instagram photo of herself multitasking and nursing her son and didn’t get any hate! Yes, that’s news.

It is also progress because each time a celebrity woman (like Jessie James Decker, Alyssa Milano, and others) has done that she’s gotten plenty of shame comments from people who think it is too much to share and should stay out of public light, or is the baby being used for attention or vanity.

Not this time! Perhaps it helps to cut off the haters in the caption like Burruss did.

“This #breastfeeding stuff is no joke,” the biz mogul and platinum singer/songwriter wrote. “@sewjodie came over to my house to wash my hair & while she was washing @acewellstucker started going crazy! He doesn’t care that I have a head full of shampoo. He wants to eat now! Lol! This pic might be a bit much to share on the gram but this is my reality right now. Save your negative comments… #KandiKoatedMilk.”

Cute! And how about Ace has his own IG account and isnt’ even a full month old yet? ha!

Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker welcomed their son on January 6. This is the first child together for the couple that married in 2014.

The Bedroom Kandi entrepreneur is mom to 13-year old daughter Riley and Tucker has a 19-year old daughter, Kaela, both from previous relationships.

Kudos Kandi!!

For the record, Tamera Mowry-Housley got lots of love from the time she posted a breastfeeding photo.

 

Tamera Mowry-Housley’s Breastfeeding Instagram Photo Gets Mostly Love

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Tamera Mowry-Housley became the latest celebrity to post a photo of herself breastfeeding a newborn in social media. The photo, posted on her Instagram page last week on November 27, accompanied a blog post on the topic where she also revealed her struggles breastfeeding her first born, son, Aden.

“Breastfeeding Ariah has been amazing, in large part because I learned a lot from my experience with Aden,” the TV host of The Real captioned the photo. ”

In the post, she reflects on the challenges of nursing her son:

I know I’m not the only woman to have felt this way. In fact, I didn’t have it as bad as some women do. Breastfeeding can come easy and it can be nearly impossible. There are a ton of reasons for this, but the one that affected me was Aden’s latch. It took some time, but I finally learned how to get the right latch, and then breastfeeding was much easier. Let me tell you you, if breastfeeding is important to you, do not leave the hospital unless you’ve had the right latch with your baby!

The experience made her nervous about breastfeeding her daughter, Ariah, now 4-months old. 

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When it came time tobreastfeed Ariah, I have to admit I was a little worried. I wanted to be sure that I could give her my antibodies, feed her nutrients and give her enough of my milk to help prevent her from getting sick. Thankfully my worries were unwarranted. I took everything I learned from my experience with Aden and Ariah had the perfect latch from day one. The nurses even commented that they wished Ariah could teach the other babies there! Lol.

Indeed it was a different experience, she added:

Where breastfeeding with Aden was challenging, with Ariah it’s been unbelievable. I can’t fully express how it actually feels, but the bond it’s building between us is amazing. I cherish every second I can sit down and feed her. It’s our private time together, and I really find it so relaxing. It makes me feel good to know that I can give her everything that her body needs, and I plan to do so until she’s one year. And women must do what’s right for their baby–which can include bottle feeding of course. In that case, I’ve discovered that Gentle Gerber formula is best!

I’ve learned to trust my baby. I hope hearing my story will help any new mommas out there!

Good job! We’ve talked about the benefits of celebrities sharing their breastfeeding journey and stories, not only to inspire others to try, but also to share that they are not alone with struggles, as Mowry-Housley did. Often times, when they do, outspoken folks call them fame whores exploiting their babies for attention.  But we noticed most of the comments about Mowry-Houeley’s have been supportive, perhaps because she also shared her challenges as well.

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We didn’t see the same level of admonition from the breastfeeding shaming public as we’ve seen in the past  (Jessie James Decker, Alyssa Milano, Model Ashley Nicole , Eric Benet’s wife Manuela Tostolini, ) so maybe this means people are slowly getting over it. Who knows.

Bravo!

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TV Personality Tami Roman is Pregnant at 45 Without Using fertility treatment

attends the premiere party for the third season of Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars hosted by WE tv at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails on May 28, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.

VH1 Basketball Wives star Tami Roman announced last week during the airing of the Love & Hip Hop Atlanta: The Afterparty episode that at 45-years old, she is 6 weeks pregnant with the baby of her beau,  28-year old Houston trucking company owner Reggie Youngblood.

In an exclusive with Necole Bitchie,  Roman explained why she essentially gave in to her boyfriend’s desire to have a child on his own.

It was not long ago, during an episode of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars when the mom to two adult children shared that she was not interested in having more kids and Youngblood said he wouldn’t be cool with adopting but rather “needed” a child of his own.

“I am in a committed relationship with a younger man who has never had children. In an effort to compromise for the benefit of our relationship, and because I am in love with this person, I decided to have a child with him and I am happy I made the decision to do so,” the actress who starred in the short-lived TV show Extant alongside Halle Berry said. “Marriage Bootcamp helped us a great deal in all aspects, especially communication. It showed us that we do love each other and are in it for the long haul.”

Some in social media have criticized her for choosing to have a baby so late in life, but Roman questions all the “hating” on her decision and points to other celebrities who successfully had children later in life without similar public admonishment.

“As it pertains to Halle, I looked at her as inspiration and said she did it, Alyssa Milano did it, Gwen Stefani did it, Julianna Margolis did it… Why not me?” the Real World: Los Angeles alum questioned. “People put more emphasis on my age when this is not new, other women have done it and received nothing but congratulations, [so] not sure why my announcement was viewed so negatively.”

Roman is mom to two very beautiful daughters 18-year old Jazz and 20-year old Lyric with NBA player Kenny Anderson. 

She confesses that says didn’t struggle to conceive and did not receive any fertility treatment, neither froze her eggs. She said she was surprised it happened given the fact she was pre-menopausal at the time.

“It was the grace of God,” Roman credits for being able to conceive without medical intervention.

The reveal last week came surprisingly early in her pregnancy, at just 6 weeks along, but says she hopes she doesn’t “jinx herself”.

We at Bellyitch pray and hope she does in fact have a complete healthy pregnancy, labor and delivery. As Roman said in her Necole Bitchie feature, “babies are blessings.”

The former model is also currently designing her own cosmetic line and will star in a new sitcom called The Assist co-executive produced by celebrity blogger Karen Civil  and Ernest Dukes, while appearing occasionally on the next season of Basketball Wives: LA.

She told Necole Bitchie she won’t be appearing on the next season of the original Basketball Wives which is based around the lives of wives in Miami, Florida.