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Jennifer Hudson, Kanye West and North Among Celebs Attending March For Our Lives

A few of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums attending this weekend’s March For Our Lives rally in Washington, DC.  Kim Kardashian West‘s husband Kanye West attended the event with his daughter North and her grandparents.

They were spotted with North on her papa’s shoulders in the middle of a packed crowd.

Jennifer Hudson delivered a soulful gospel-inspired rendition of Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are a-Changin‘” to close out the March. WATCH

The movement calls for stricter gun control laws following the massacre of 17 students at a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  Other celebrity supporters of the event include Selena Gomez, Amy Schumer, George Clooney and Paul McCartney.

Hudson gets props for always jumping in to support youth movements.  She is among a host of other celebs (like Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Lenny Kravitz, Zoë Kravitz, Queen Latifah, Pink, Bono,  and Rosario Dawsonto also support the Black Lives Matter movement aimed at addressing disproportionate number of killing of UNARMED black civilians by police with impunity. Kanye West has a history of controversial statements but has also been a supporter of the BLM movement. 

This song Hudson sand was approps. Check the Lyrics:

The Times They Are A-Changin’

WRITTEN BY: BOB DYLAN

Come gather ’round people

Wherever you roam

And admit that the waters

Around you have grown

And accept it that soon

You’ll be drenched to the bone

If your time to you is worth savin’

Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone

For the times they are a-changin’

Come writers and critics

Who prophesize with your pen

And keep your eyes wide

The chance won’t come again

And don’t speak too soon

For the wheel’s still in spin

And there’s no tellin’ who that it’s namin’

For the loser now will be later to win

For the times they are a-changin’

Come senators, congressmen

Please heed the call

Don’t stand in the doorway

Don’t block up the hall

For he that gets hurt

Will be he who has stalled

There’s a battle outside and it is ragin’

It’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls

For the times they are a-changin’

Come mothers and fathers

Throughout the land

And don’t criticize

What you can’t understand

Your sons and your daughters

Are beyond your command

Your old road is rapidly agin’

Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand

For the times they are a-changin’

The line it is drawn

The curse it is cast

The slow one now

Will later be fast

As the present now

Will later be past

The order is rapidly fadin’

And the first one now will later be last

For the times they are a-changin’

Copyright

© 1963, 1964 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1991, 1992 by Special Rider Music

These Celeb Families Won Halloween 2017 (PHOTOS)

Each year for Halloween, certain celebrity families go all out and dress in very extravagant costumes. This time of year is all about fun, portraying fun characters and showing out at costume parties and while trick or treating.

Here are out faves:

Alicia Keys and hubby Swizz Beatz with 7-yr old son Egypt and 2-year old son Genesis rocked it out with very creative costumes.

“Happy Hallowdean!!! Fun times!! Show us what you’re doing!! Makeup by my beautiful and super talented sis the magnificent @ekaysha,” the Fallin‘ hitmaker, 36, captioned the image in their boo-tiful outfits.

Jersey Shore alum Jennifer “JWoww ” Farley and her fam did a family-theme with the Addams Family! Love it!

“Goals,” the reality star, 31, Instagrammed the festive photo with husband Roger Mathews and their daughter Meilani, 3, and 1-year-old son Greyson.

Another fave is Jurnee Smollett-Bell and fam who went as Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and Steve Wonder.

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Blac Chyna also shared a group photo of Dream, King and other pals dressed up as skeletons before heading out to snag some candy.

Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher were adorbs!

“The only deer I am OK with @mfisher1212 ‘catching!'” the country singer captioned the couples shot. “@catchindeers #HelpMe #happyhalloween #veganwifeproblems”

Khloe Kardashian went as the Queen of the Dragons while Tristan Thompson also dressed in a Game of Thrones themed outfit.

Wizard of Oz while Penelope Disickdressed up as Dorothy in her classic gingham frock.

 Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, and their kids, twins Gideon and Harper win Halloween every year and this year was no different in their amazing Carnival American Horror Story Themed costumes. 

Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and Hank Baskett and fam looked cute.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were tops in our book.

“If you see us in these streets then have your candy ready! Trick-Or-Treat, little homies!” the pop star wrote on social media, signing the note “Woody, Jesse, and Buzz.”

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady as a yummy toast and avocado sandwich.

Halle Berry as a Witch

Adele as a Greek Gypsy  we think.

Hilary Duff and son Luca

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Amber Rose and Son Sebastian Taylor Thomaz were too cute to be scary. “Chucky ❤️’s Tiffany FOREVER!!!!” she captioned a photo

Loved how Kelly Ripa and Ryan Secrest went as each other.

National Donut Day: Where You Can Still Get A Free One Today

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Today is National Donut Day!

It’s not too late get a free donut if you haven’t already copped one yet.

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Rita Ora And Chrissy Teigen

Also, to ease your guilt check out all these other Celeb women we’ve featured on the blog eating donuts!

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If they can do it  you can too!

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Alicia Keys and Jimmy Fallon

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The deal: Participating locations nationwide will give you one free donut of your choice — any flavor on the menu — and there’s no requirement to buy anything. Yep, it’s that easy.

When: All day.

Dunkin’ Donuts

The deal: One free classic donut of your choice with the purchase of any beverage at participating locations in the US, while supplies last.

When: All day.

Tim Hortons

The deal: Score a free classic donut when you buy a hot or iced coffee at participating locations. You’ll also have to mention that it’s National Donut Day.

When: All day.

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LaMar’s Donuts

The deal: Bring this Golden Ticket to your local LaMar’s and they’ll treat you to one free donut; specifically, “any donut with a hole” (no specialty donuts). Whatever, a free donut is a free donut.

When: All day.

Honey Dew Donuts

The deal: This New England chain will give you one of its new Coco Loco Donuts for free, when you buy any medium size or larger beverage.

When: All day.

Duck Donuts

The deal: Get any donut for free when you buy something. You’ll also get a special receipt for a buy-one-get-one free 1/2 dozen donuts deal redeemable Monday-Wednesday through August 31.

When: All day.

Fractured Prune Doughnuts

The deal: Participating locations are handing out one free OC Sand Donut per customer.

When: All day.

Stan’s Donuts

The deal: Grab a free donut with any purchase.

When: All day.

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 08:  Singer Beyonce gets donuts for her birthday on the Good Morning America show in Times Square on September 8, 2006 in New York City.  (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 08: Singer Beyonce gets donuts for her birthday on the Good Morning America show in Times Square on September 8, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Doughnut Plant

The deal: This New York City mini chain is offering a free Carnival Sprinkles mini cake donut with any purchase.

When: All day.

Kwik Trip

The deal: Sign up for this Wisconsin-based convenience store chain’s text message club and you can get one free Kwikery Bake Shop Cake Donut, Dunker, or Glazer.

When: All day.

Wawa

The deal: Wawa Rewards members can get a free donut with the purchase of a coffee, according to multiple tips from readers.

When: All day.

Entenmann’s

The deal: Instead of handing out free donuts for one day, Entenmann’s is holding a sweepstakes in which you can win free donuts for a whole year, along with other prizes.

 

Enjoy!

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How Celebrity Moms Spent Their Mother’s Day 2017 (PHOTOS)

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This Mother’s Day as with all, a lot of the celebrity moms that we’ve featured on the blog in the past shared photos of their moms and themselves with their kids. We loved our partners at PopSugar‘s roundup and plucked our fave moms from their slideshow of celebrity Mother’s Day photos.

I’ll add some more including some of the sisters we’ve showcased in the past.

Photos: Instagram

Check them out.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar as a child with her mom

Mothers Day!!! ???#proud mama #grateful Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful Mamas!!

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Michelle Obama with Sasha and Malia at the Great Wall.



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Carrie Underwood as a child with her mom.

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Snooki and her two kids.

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Heidi Klum sleeping peacefully with her brood.

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Kris Jenner saluted her kids who are moms and her own relationship as a mom to her famous kids.

Proud. Me and my mom. On Mother’s Day!

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Chrissy Teigen shared this regal photo of her self with daughter, Luna.

my greatest mother’s day gift of all ?? #axljack

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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My mama. Simply the BEST. ❤

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Happy Mother’s Day. Today and everyday, I honor all mothers for their strength, patience, and grace.

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Happy Mother’s Day! May u spend yours in your jammies like My mom and my little girl. ❤️❤️

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Happy Mother’s Day!!!!! #blessed ????? @georginachapmanmarchesa

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#happymothersday ??????

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Happy Mother’s Day to Luna’s awesome grandmothers too!!

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They’re Like A Lot of Us: 40 Celeb Women Who Had Unwed Pregnancies

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About 4 years ago, we blogged about how tons of celebrities welcome babies with men they ar not married to and how they, unlike most women, are not shamed for it.

Several, like Heidi Klum and Kelis break up before the baby is even born. The mention is not to bash different lifestyle choices or situations but just to point out the prevalence of premarital pregnancy in Hollywood.

Of the several dozens women Bellyitch has “bumpwatched” since its inception in 2007, the lion’s share or bulk of them were technically single (though possibly attached or engaged) while pregnant.

 Also, to a certain extent, these blessings, each of them, are celebrated and cheered. Meanwhile, average non-celebrity women who have children out-of-wedlock are traditionally trashed, bashed and shamed, by society.
 It’s a double standard, no doubt. But alas, these are changing times and traditional notions and norms are altering too.
Here is a list of 40 celebrity women ( from our old post in 2013, there have been many more since then) who got pregnant before going down the aisle, including some that didn’t even want a ring, and some that are still happily single (in no particular order):
1. Kim Kardashian

2. Salma Hayek

3. KimZolciak

4. Amber Rose

5. Victoria Beckham

6. Kelis

7. Emma Bunton

8. Halle Berry

9. Natalie Portman

10. Jennifer Hudson

11. Snooki

12. Lauryn Hill

13. Kristin Cavallari

14. Melanie Brown

15. Heidi Klum

16. Fantasia Barrino

17. Isla Fisher

18. Nia Long

19. Drew Barrymore

20. Yandy Smith

21. Kate Hudson

22. Jill Scott

23. Britney Spears

24. Nicole Richie

25. Kate Winslet

26. Alicia Keys

27. Jessica Simpson

28. Keyshia Cole

29. Michelle Williams

30. Lauren London

31. January Jones

32. Miranda Kerr

33. Kourtney Kardashian

34. Nivea

35. Jamie Lyn Spears

36. Adele

37. Angelina Jolie

38. Kristen Bell

39. Christina Applegate

40. Jane Krakowski

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‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Writer Ali Wong Did Stand Up while Pregnant; Instant Hit!

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Doing a Netflix special while seven months pregnant and building an entire set around the state of being pregnant was a brilliant move by comedienne Ali Wong. Since the release of  her special Baby Cobra (a take on Wong’s favorite yoga pose) last May, the Fresh of the Boat writer has been selling out her stand up shows all across the nation.

It’s raunchy humor and per an Elle magazine feature on her,  the jokes “range from trapping her Harvard Business School husband, to the ingredients for a perfect marriage (e.g., mutual racism), and why housewives are the geniuses of our time.”

 

Wong, who has appeared in Chelsea Handler’s Are You There, Chelsea? and Inside Amy Schumer, is among those ultra hard working celebrities, especially for the way she embraced it at a time when most would probably take a break from the road.

“Pregnancy for a working woman is generally perceived as a weakness. You’re tired at work, and then you have to take time off afterward to recover from the birth, and care for the baby. I’m lucky because my boss, the showrunner at Fresh Off the Boat, was really cool about me taking time off, but I was still nervous about having that “maternity leave” conversation,” she told Elle. “Every woman is. [And] I had so much anxiety about my stand-up career taking a big hit, so I wanted to use my pregnancy as a source of power and turn it into a weapon instead of a weakness. When you’re pregnant, you’re hungry, tired, and fat, so you have this “I don’t give a fuck” attitude that lends itself really well to performance. You let go of all dignity and shame, and it’s beautiful.”

The half Vietnamese/Half Chinese-American credits Alicia Keys for empowering her.

“There’s a BET Awards tribute to Prince, where Alicia Keys sings ‘Adore‘” Wong explains. “She climbs up on the piano, kicks her feet up in the air, and sings with such passion—all pregnant and powerful—and it really inspired me.”

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And since giving birth to daughter, Mari, in November 2015, Wong kept motherhood in her stand up routine.

And it’s working.

 “I’ve been going up on stage in my sweatpants, with no makeup, looking like Vietnamese Nell, talking about my real-ass experience with breastfeeding, the nanny search, and mommy groups,” she humorously shared.

On seeing her billboards all over cities, Wong said they made her miss pregnancy.

“People are so nice to you when the baby is inside your body. They treat you like a reproductive goddess. They open doors for you [and] don’t let you carry heavy stuff,” she explained. “Then when the baby comes, nobody cares about you, and society treats you like garbage. You walk into a restaurant with a stroller and everyone rolls their eyes.”

Aint’ that the truth!?

Kandi Burruss’ 1-Year Old has 300+K Instagram Followers and His Own Baby Products Line

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Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss‘ son Ace Wells Tucker turned one yesterday and at that tender age, the young squire has over 300,000 followers on Instagram and a successful baby product line named for him, Raising Ace.

Burruss, who made millions penning chart-topping platinum hits for pops acts like TLC, Mariah Carey, P!nk, N’Sync, Destiny’s Child, Usher and Alicia Keys, is a sophisticated business mogul who runs a direct sales adult toy line called Bedroom Kandi, an online talk show, Kandi Coated Nights, her own record label and is working on opening up a restaurant in Atlanta with husband Todd Tucker, a freelance producer who met Burruss while working production for Bravo  TV.

It was a no-brainer to convert all those adoring fans of their infant son into potential buyers. The line focuses on three iconic animals; the panda bear who just like a baby eats and sleeps all day; the giraffe who with its long neck represents the growing baby into toddlerhood; and the fox who represents the transformation into a clever young child, the About page reads. “Building on this theme, the Raising Ace designs are represented in both iconic and illustrative vintage inspired forms throughout the collection,” it concludes.

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Because social good is always a great way to do biz, they promise to donate a percentage of the profits from sales to non-profit organizations that support single parents, parents struggling to get by, and organizations that promote parenting education. Todd Tucker, Kandi’s husband,  was raised by a single mom and has a daughter Kaela from a previous relationship who lives with him and his step daughter Riley, who Burruss raised as a single mom, herself.

Designer Mathieu Pung is the brains behind the high quality unisex children’s products with a unique design style. Items range from $5.99 to $39.99 and are of a modest and affordable price point for the cute designs and top quality product you receive. Good stuff! Go get it, Ace!

To celebrate his birthday, he offered his followers 20% off his line! Cute and marketing savvy!

For Ace’s birthday we giving 20% off of all #RaisingAce products! RaisingAce.com @shopraisingace

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Celebs that Do Co-Parenting Well and Dig Each Other Too

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There are new generation of celebrity broken up couples being excellent examples for co-parenting. Some are even still secretly into each other and dating.

Trending this weekend was Kourtney Kardsashian who was rumored to be back with her ex beau and dad to her three kids, Scott Disick. TMZ clarified today that the couple are on friendly terms and travel together for co-parenting reasons though Kourt is open to rekindling their relationship now that Disick has remained clean and sober consistently for a long period of time! The couple co-parent their children together, 6-year old Mason, 4-year old Penelope and 1-year old son, Reign.

Good for them!

Also, rumored to be back together are Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck who parents to 11-year old Violet, 7-year old Seraphine and  4-year old Samuel. Some reports state that they are actually planning to add on to their brood and some say Jen is already expecting. Who knows? Time will tell, for sure!

This weekend, a long-since divorced couple showed some cordial friendly behavior: Madonna and Sean Penn co-presented at an annual charity and had playful antics on stage. Penn even joked about handcuffing Madonna on stage after he took up her challenge to bid $150,000 for a necklace in exchange for her agreeing to marry him again.

Also, during the Latin Grammy Awards in November, Marc Anthony and ex wife Jennifer Lopez  gave each other a kiss after he presented her the Person of the Year award. He has since said that he is still in love with his ex wife and mom to their twins Emme and Max, according to US Weekly.

Sean “Diddy” Comb‘s relationship with his ex Kim Porter‘s son Quincy with 80s R&B recording artist Al B. Sure is ideal because he calls Quincy his son even though he is no longer with Porter and Quincy’s dad is very much alive and around.

Another great co-parenting role model is Jada Pinkett-Smith, who has helped her husband Will Smith raise his son, Trey, with ex Sheree Fletcher. They are great examples of blended families that get along.

Ask Alicia Keys, whose latest hit song is dedicated to blended families!

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A Look at The Best Celeb Halloween Family Photos from Last Year

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Each year, many of the celebrity parents we’ve followed in the past and others dress up as a family for Halloween and share their photos of their night in social media.

Last year was no different and we have rounded up some of our faves from that year to re-share again this year as you consider costume inspiration ideas for this Halloween!

Check them out!

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Emily B and family

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Rachel Zoe and Family

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Kelly Rowland and Son Titan

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Hilaria and Alec Baldwin and family

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Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz and family

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Jessica Alba and her friend as Michelle and Romy’s High School Reunion

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Augast Alsina and his daughters as The Pink Ladies from Grease and a Greaser

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Singer Jewel and family

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Monica and Shannon Brown and family

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Kim Zolciak-Biermann’s twins Kane and Kaia as an elderly couple.

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Monica Brown, her daughter Laiyah, with Tiny Cottle

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Kim Kardashian as herself from her colorful outfit she wore while pregnant with North at the Met Ball. 

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Tamera Mowry-Housley and fam as Mary Poppins, with Aden as an Incredible.

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Roselyn Sanchez and family

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KourtneyKardashian and her super hero family

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Penelope Disick and North West as Elsa and Anna from Frozen

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Alessandra Ambrosio at Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween party

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Scary Tia Mowry and the Hardricts

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Heidi Klum outdos herself each year and this year no different when she dressed as a buxom Jessica Rabbit

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Vanessa and Nick Lachey and family as A Toy Story

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Logan Herbert, Tamera Braxton-Herbert’s son

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Molly Sims and family

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Tori Spelling and fam in DIY Mummy costumes

 

 

Will Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Punk Us with Another Gender-Bender Baby Name?

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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have selected a name for their soon-to-be-born 2nd child, a baby boy and we at the Bellyitch offices are hedging bets on whether they’ll flip the script on the gender bender celeb baby naming trend.

Kutcher confirmed that he and his wife are expecting  a baby boy after the two gave their first child, a daughter a male name: Wyatt.

In 2013, we blogged about the then celebrity -name trend of giving girls boy or unconventional objects names. Back then, the celebs on the list included:

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian : North

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon: Monroe

Lisa Ling: Jett

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson: Maxwell

Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z: Blue

Toni Collette: Sage

Gwynth Paltrow: Apple

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves: Vida

Then we updated that post in May 201 and noted that even more celebrities were naming their baby girls, traditional boy names:

Haylie Duff named her daughter Ryan
CaCee Cobb named her daughter Wilder a
Sara Gilbert has a daughter Sawyer.
Savannah Guthrie  named her daughter Vale
Ashton Kutcher  and Mila Kunis named her daughter Wyatt
Kristin Cavallari, Bristol Palin and Liv Tyler named their respective daugher, Saylor/Sailor
We also pointed out others that we missed
Rebecca Gayheart named her daughter Billie
Heidi Klum named her daughter Lou
Soleil Moon Frye has a daughter named Jagger Joseph
And recognized that the trend really isn’t that new given older celebs have “been” giving their baby girls boy names
Diane Keaton’s daughter is named Dexter
Teri Hathcher’s daughter is called Emerson
Michelle Branch‘s daughter is Owen
Melissa Etheridge’s daughter is named Johnnie
Rebecca Romijn‘s dauhter is Charlie
Angie Harmon is a rebel all three of her daughters have male names; Avery, Finley and Emery
Will the Kutchers join the likes of Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz who named their son Genesis or Shakira who names her son Sasha? Time will tell.