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Our 2016 AMA Red Carpet Celeb Moms Showcase

Last night, the stars came out to celebrate the nominees of the 2016 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Performers included Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and others at the event co-hosted by model GiGi Hadid and SNL alum, comedian Jay Pharoah.

Several of our Bellyitch “bumpwatch” alums attended and looked fabulous on the red carpet.

Idina Menzel, Danica McKellar, Teyana Taylor, Jennifer McCarthy, Milla Jovivch, Garcelle Beauvais, Heidi Klum, newest mom Behati PrinslooZoe Saldana in Monse and Chrissy Teigen all walked the red carpet.


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Whoa! Mom-to-Be Joseline Hernandez in Sheer at Hip Hop Squares Taping

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Mom-to-be Joseline Hernandez is among several of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums who are featured in the upcoming VH1 show Hip Hop Squares. It is an updated and musical take on the old game show Hollywood Squares which featured celebrities inside a massive tic -tac-toe game. Game show contestants get an X or O (depending on their side) if the celeb answers a question correctly and they agree. If the celeb answers incorrectly and the contestant disagrees with the celeb’s answers, the contestant still gets credit for the square.

This reboot version has had among guests: Christina Milian, Kelis, and Mel B. It looks fun

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And, sidebar: America’s Got Talent judge Mel B had her last kid in 2011 and since then, she’s gone back to her hard rock gym body. Kelis, like Teyana Taylor, welcomed their babies in December 2015 and also looks like she has slimmed down tremendously.


Our very own #letoyaluckett on the set of #HipHopSquares with @michaelblackson #BobbyBrown A photo posted by CoreVizionTv (@coreviziontv) on


#KerisHilson #ChristinaMilian & #Kelis (LOVE her hair!) #HipHopSquares #OooLaLaBlog

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Celebrity Babies With Their Own Verified Instagram Pages


Dang! So…we were impressed when we discovered that a then-8-week old newborn, Kandi Burruss‘ son Ace Wells Tucker, had his own Instagram account with over 100K followers.

Then, we recently learned that there is a new crop of celebrity babies who have upped the social media fame game and actually have their very own verified IG pages! Wowza!

Singer and Dancer Teyana Taylor and NBA player Imani Shumpert  daughter Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. has a verified IG page which boasts 43,000 followers.

???? good morninggggggggggggggg ????

A photo posted by Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr (@babyjunie4) on

That adorable cherubic doll was followed by the star of the Olympics coverage, Boomer Phelps. The son to swimming legend Michael Phelps and his fiance Nicole Johnson has over 630,000 followers on his verified page.

Trying to do my best #mpface!! Gotta do it for daddy! Love you so much @m_phelps00 !! A photo posted by boomer phelps (@boomerrphelps) on

 He even has his own music video set to a recent photo shoot. Too cute! He is a star already!

Those two have set the bar a bit higher for other popular celebrity babies with major followings like Ace and Baby Chanel, daughter to Cocoa  Austin and Ice T.



❤️ @rileyburruss ♠️♠️♠️

A photo posted by Ace Wells Tucker (@acewellstucker) on

Daughter to Singer and Actress Christina Milian, Violet Nash, has over 85,000 fans on her page run by her mom, but she had a later start than the babies so look out!

This is Us ??

A photo posted by Violet M Nash (@violetmadison) on

Celeb Parent RoundUp: What’s New & Happening

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We like to check in with other celebrity parenting sites once in a while to see what they are reporting on and we noticed that Black Celeb Kids had a ton of interesting pieces, including many about women we recently featured!

Head on over there when you get a chance and you’ll learn about:

What first-time mom-to-be Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum, Tatyana Ali wore at Black Girls Rock in New Jersey this past April 1 (more here)

Crystal Renay Smith did an all-white First Photo shoot with her new son with singer Ne-Yo. (more pics here)

Singer Teyana Taylor introduced her mini-me 6-month old daughter Imani Jr. to the world at daddy’s Imani Shumpter Cleveland Cavalier‘s game (read more here)

That our Bumpwatch alum Ayesha Curry, who just landed a cooking show on the Food Network, recently released a new cookbook for the family called The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, Faith, and the Joy of Eating Well . Curry is mom to daughters Riley and Ryan and wife to NBA star Steph Curry of the Goldenstate Warriors.


We love these fatherhood moments at BCK with Common, Anthony Anderson, Snoop Dog, Whiz Khalifa, T.I., Jo Jo Simmons, Kevin Hart and Will Smith.

Nicole Ari Parker wrote a sweet and tender poem to her son, read it here.

Rapper T.I. and his reality TV co-star wife Tiny Harris announced the name they gave their daughter. It is the desciptor for a female heir to a fortune or throne, Heiress. Fitting for a family with children with royal-themed names, Ya’Majesty, Major and King. (Read more here) .

Madonna was spotted taking her kids Mercy and David to school as she battled with her NYC landlord over a change in the lease over occupancy of her home. (more here)

Thandie Newton  and her cute family, including husband, Ol Parker, and daughters Nico and Ripley, attended the ‘Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ opening at Universal Studios Hollywood on Tuesday. (more here)

Sorcery! One Week Post-Delivery These 2 Celeb’s Tummy Look Like This?


It’s quite easy to blame sorcery for this:

One week after delivering baby girls, these two celebrity women who had really tiny baby bumps all pregnancy long, bounced back tremendously and showed it off on their Instagram pages.

Reality TV star and TV host Coco Austin gave birth to her first child, daughter, Chanel Nicole, with actor & TV co-host husband Ice-T on November 28.

She posted a photo of her before and after really tiny post birth tummy one week later. 

Similarly, R&B singer Teyana Taylor welcomed her first child, daughter Imani, with her NBA star fiancé Iman Shumpert on December 16, and 6 days later took to Instagram to thank God for her bounce back. 


“Dear Baby Iman…. Thank you for this snap back in 6 days,” Taylor captioned the photo caption. “I love you my darling. Lol #AintNoGymBih #StillGotALongWayToGoButImGettimgThere.”

The comment section to each post was filled with pregnant women praying to God that they look like that post baby. 

God can do amazing things, for the Faithful who believe in him, but these two ladies’ respective speedy recovery was more likely due to the fact they were fit and pretty small before and throughout their pregnancy. 

And in the case of Coco, she explained that she ate extremely healthy.

Good for them, following in the footsteps of these celebrity women here and here and here.

However, as I always caution in these situations, each woman’s body is different. Most women do not and should not expect similar body bounce back as another and most definitely, as a celebrity. Many of them have the extra help of nannies, personal chefs, personal trainers and a career that depends on a super quick bounce back. 

Austin told US Weekly that as well. 

“My friends were like, ‘Wait until the last month: Your bump is really gonna pop!’ But then I was nine months and I looked like I was just six months,” she told the mag. “Not every woman has the same pregnancy. I don’t really know what to say other than I have nothing to prove, and she’s here now.”

The wide spread impact of influential women sharing their amazing post-baby bodies (and gossip mags too) is pregorexia and unrealistic expectations among the general population about how a post-natal body should look.

Further, I imagine women rushing to he gym too soon  after giving birth to speed up the recovery rather than bonding with their baby and giving their body time to heal. 

This is very true especially for those who have had c-sections because one small straining move could cause a tear in their c-section incision and wind them back in the hospital if they don’t hemorrhage and die. 

Yeah. Not worth it when you put it in proper perspective.