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These Celebrity Men Became Dads for the First Time This year

So far, 2017 has been a great year for a bunch of celebrity men who became dads for the first time this year. Actor Bradley Cooper and his longtime girlfriend, model Irina Shayk welcomed their first child in April.

Steven Yeun and  his wife, photographer Joana Pak, welcomed their first child this past March,  son Jude Malcolm Yeun. The next month, Actor Bradley Cooper and his longtime girlfriend, model Irina Shayk welcomed their first child in April.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his new bride singer Ciara welcomed their first child, daughter Sienna Princess also April.

In June, actor/director/producer George Clooney and his wife international human rights attorney Amal Clooney welcomed twins, Ella and Alexander. Derek Jeter and his wife Hannah welcomed their first child, daughter Bella Raine in August.

Finally Spencer Pratt  and his wife Heidi Montag welcomed son, Gunnar Stone in October.

Head over to PopSugar to see who else became a first time dad this year in Hollywood!

Our Faves from the Tequila Casamigos Halloween Party

Amal Clooney hosted a party by husband George Clooney’s tequila company along with their business partner celeb couple Cindy Crawford and Randy Gerber who throws the annual Tequila Casamigos Halloween Party.

Each year, the event is attended by an A-list of celebrities.

The 1970s/Studio 54-themed event featured several other of our fave celeb mamas we’ve “bumpwatched” in the past including: Kim Kardashian-West with one of her BFFs Jonathan Cheban dresses as Sonny and Cher.

Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio was there showing off her unbelievable 6-pack abs! Wowz. Molly Sims and Rachel Zoe attended wearing Mettalic gold 70s-inspired outfits.

The event was held at  the Old Tower Records spot in Los Angeles, California.

“[We] serve a lot of Casamigos and everyone just kind of lets loose and has a great time,” Gerber  told Entertainment Tonight‘s Lauren Zima of how he pulls in the biggest crowd in Hollywood, year after year. “It’s really the one time everyone gets to let loose and play dress up, and pretty much everyone is friends. It’s all part of the House of Friends…. Everyone looks forward to that one night of the year.”

Photos: Getty

Happy Father’s Day to Celeb Dads Celebrating It for the First Time

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Happy Father’s Day!

Along with many other dads who became father’s for the first time over the past year, several celebrity dads did also. Here is a rundown of the ones that we’ve featured on the blog:

The newest new dad is George Clooney, who welcomed twins Ella and Alexander with his wife Amal Clooney earlier this month.

Adam Levine and wife Behati Prinsloo welcomed daughter Dusty Rose at the end of September.

Three months after welcoming marrying, The Walking Dead alum Stephen Yeun announced his photographer wife Joana Pak were expecting and welcomed their son Jude Malcolm Yeun this past March.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is a new dad to daughter Sienna Princess Wilson with wife Ciara. He is also a step-dad to Ciara’s son Future Zuhair with her ex-fiance Future.

 When reality TV star and wrestler Brie Bella gave birth to her first child, daughter Birdie Joe Danielson, she made her hubby, WWE superstar Daniel Bryan, a first time dad too.

Bradley Cooper and his long time girlfriend Victoria Secret model Irina Shayk became first time  parents when they welcomed daughter Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper in April.

Comedian Russell Brand became a first-time father back in November when his fiancée Laura Gallacher welcomed their daughter Mabel

Congrats and Happy Father’s Day in advance to all!

These Celebrity Dads Will Celebrate Father’s Day for the First Time on Sunday

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Father’s Day is this Sunday. Along with many other dads who became father’s for the first time over the past year, several celebrity dads did also. Here is a rundown of the ones that we’ve featured on the blog:

The newest new dad is George Clooney, who welcomed twins Ella and Alexander with his wife Amal Clooney earlier this month.

Adam Levine and wife Behati Prinsloo welcomed daughter Dusty Rose at the end of September.

Three months after welcoming marrying, The Walking Dead alum Stephen Yeun announced his photographer wife Joana Pak were expecting and welcomed their son Jude Malcolm Yeun this past March.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is a new dad to daughter Sienna Princess Wilson with wife Ciara. He is also a step-dad to Ciara’s son Future Zuhair with her ex-fiance Future.

 When reality TV star and wrestler Brie Bella gave birth to her first child, daughter Birdie Joe Danielson, she made her hubby, WWE superstar Daniel Bryan, a first time dad too.

Bradley Cooper and his long time girlfriend Victoria Secret model Irina Shayk became first time  parents when they welcomed daughter Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper in April.

Comedian Russell Brand became a first-time father back in November when his fiancée Laura Gallacher welcomed their daughter Mabel

Congrats and Happy Father’s Day in advance to all!

Authors: Sorry to Rain on Your Twin Obsession Parade, But Twins Are Risky, Period

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Twins are always considered a blessing and lately, they’ve been getting even more glorification, especially with celebs like Beyonce and Amal Clooney making recent headlines for the fact they are carrying twins.

But as with any celebration, there are those who will swoop in to offer a reality check. Like one Daily Mail columnist, Jill Foster, herself a mom, who wrote about how twin pregnancies are high risk and come with a boat load of additional concerns, cautions and care that mom (and dad) must undertake.

“Multiple births are fraught with risk, no matter how rich you are,” Foster writes in a recent column. “Carrying my twin girls was the most arduous and terrifying thing I’ve done — and the professionals agree with me.”

She quotes consultant obstetrician and gynecologist Shazia Malik, a sub-specialist in reproductive medicine at London’s Portland Hospital, who said that “people underestimate the risks of a multiple pregnancy.”

There is a risk “of miscarriage, stillbirth or pre-term birth is around five times higher than a singleton pregnancy. Once premature babies are born, they may spend several weeks or even months in Special Care and may have growth restriction, brain damage, problems with vision and later have developmental delay,” Malik said.

She adds: “There’s a higher risk to the mother, too, of developing gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia, which could lead to death.”

Foster says her identical twin daughters were conceived without medical intervention but that she went thru her pregnancy in fear because her twins developed in the same sac, increasing the chances of dual death were something to go wrong.

“At 11 weeks’ pregnant, I’d learned that the babies were growing in the same amniotic sac. Called a mono-amniotic pregnancy, it meant their umbilical cords could easily become entwined and strangulated.

“Not even one baby would survive if this happened. They would live or die together, and death would be sudden or spontaneous. I lived my pregnancy on a knife edge. It seemed sensible to only tell my closest family and friends.”

She also thinks she suffered post partum depression which is common among moms of multiples.

According to the Twins and Multiple Birth Association (TAMBA), mothers of multiples have almost twice the average risk of postnatal depression and it tends to last longer and can still require treatment up to seven years after the birth.

Then there are the myths of twin pregnancies.  In a new book Twin Mythconceptions: False Beliefs, Fables, and Facts about TwinsDr. Nancy L. Segal attempts to bust over 70 myths regarding twin pregnancies.

Here are some of the top 10 Myths, (many of which we have blogged about before here on Bellyitch), Dr. Segal has identified:

the “Top 10” myths or beliefs about twins, which include:

  • Identical twins can communicate by extrasensory perception or ESP (False)

o   There is no scientific evidence that twins exchange thoughts or ideas by reading each other’s minds—identical twins’ social closeness is better explained by studies showing that their common genes underlie their within-pair communication skills.

  • Older mothers are more likely to conceive fraternal twins than younger mothers (True)

o   Since releasing two eggs at the same time is not typical, this is possibly a reflection of the aging process.

  • Identical twins have identical fingerprints (False)

o   These features, which develop between the 10th and 25th gestational week, are affected by factors such as temperature, intrauterine position and density of amniotic fluid near the fingers.

  • Your consumption of yams and other dietary choices increase the chances of conceiving fraternal twins (True)

o   It is thought that the white yam contains fertility-inducing properties that trick the female body into releasing hormones that promote ovulation–this may partly explain the high fraternal twinning rate among the Yorùbá of western Nigeria.

Dr. Segal is currently Professor of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton and Director of the Twin Studies Center. She has authored more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters, as well as four highly acclaimed books on twins.

The moral of the story is celebrate twin births. Admire them. Dote on moms carrying twins. Offer help and support to family and friends who deliver twins, especially afterwards, given the higher PPD risk. But certainly, be very aware that they are risky pregnancies and deserve extra care and consideration before venturing into IVF in hopes of carrying them if you cannot conceive a set without medical intervention. Don’t let these celebrities out here lull you into a fairy tale la la land.

The Hate Meghan Markle Gets

This week, I was in awe to see all of the British and American press making a big deal over the fact that Serena Williams, Amal Clooney and Gayle King threw Meghan Markle a baby shower which some are estimating cost close to a $500,000, when you consider the security and private jet to NYC from the UK and back.

Some are discussing whether it was too lavish.

My thoughts: first, no one knows if that estimated number of the cost is entirely accurate.

Second: So what?

I’ve been covering celebrity baby showers for as long as this blog has existed, which is over 10 years, and I do not recall anytime that news and gossip outlets discussed the cost of a celebrity baby shower.

Granted, I do understand that baby showers are uncommon among the British, so any shower at any cost may seem exorbitant. However, Kensington Palace had to come out and state that Markle paid for the cost of travel and her stay herself.

They may have pointed out how lavish they were but none reported on the cost, to my recollection.

Let’s take a look at other celeb showers because, what does one expect from people who are rich and/or wealthy and have resources and funds to throw lavish affairs?

For example, Cardi B‘s shower featured a 16-foot topiary floral wall, room entrance ways that resembled a 6-car subway train, and several rooms draped in 26,000 pink and white flowers.

Vanessa Bryant and Kobe Bryant‘s shower featured a floral wall.

In June 2016, Nicky Hilton had a baby shower at The Towers at the top of  the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. 

Kim Kardashian had what looks like a dozen cherry blossom trees in her baby shower venue for baby Chicago and her sister Kylie Jenner had an elaborate outdoor baby shower for baby Stormi.

Khloe Kardashian had tons of pink roses, topiary and florals at her shower.

Here are some snaps from baby showers Other celebs had:

Ciara

Naya Riviera

Adrienne Bosh

Tia Mowry Hardrict

Tamera Mowry-Housley

Jessica Simpson

Andy Cohen

Honestly, I think this young woman is getting more criticism than her predecessor non-royal wife, Duchess Catherine, Kate Middleton.

It reminds me of the criticism Michelle Obama received to the cost of her clothing, hullabaloo which was not similarly made over the cost of Barabara or Nancy Bush or Hillary Clinton‘s First Lady clothing prior.

A Dozen Of Our Faves On Elle’s Best Dressed Couple List

All of our faves were recognized among Elle magazine’s 33 Best Dressed Couple listing in a recent post.

I found a dozen of the celeb moms (and dads) featured on Bellyitch Blog on the list, including…

Amal and George Clooney

Beyonce and Jay Z

Current second time Mom-to-be Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend



Duchess Kate and Prince William

Ciara and Russell Wilson

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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Gabrielle Union-Wade and Dwayne Wade

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds



Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

Jenna Dewan Tatum and Channing Tatum

More! More! Actress Jaime Pressly is Expecting Twin Boys!

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Once upon a time, adopting a foreign baby of color from overseas was the celebrity trend.

These days it looks as if all of them are giving birth to twins.

Today, My Name is Earl alum Jaime Pressly announced that she is expecting twin boys with her boyfriend Hamzi Hijazi and without undergoing IVF treatment or anything, she said.

The Moms star said she had almost given up on her dreams of having three children (she is mom to 10-year old son Dezi James with ex Eric Cubiche), given her age (she is 39) and all.

“I’ve always wanted three kids and the older I’m getting, I’m like, ‘Okay, maybe just one more would be nice,’” she told PEOPLE magazine. “I was getting a little sad, but it was like, ‘We’ll give you two in one. You don’t have to do another pregnancy.’”

It was unexpected but obviously welcome surprise especially given that she had been trying to get pregnant for some time, and she assumed she’d never have time to have three children.

How to Give Birth to Twins

“Twins don’t run on either side of our families so we were completely shocked,” she told People. “This wasn’t IVF or anything like that. It was just a shock, and I’m like, ‘Doctor, that’s impossible!’”

Pressly said her son is most excited because he has been asking for a sibling since he was in Kindergarten.

“He’s very patient and sweet and gentle and is going to be the best little babysitter ever,” Pressly added. “He’s constantly kissing my belly.”

Although the mom has been through pregnancy before, she believes this pregnancy is going to be “completely different.”

This week, Amal and George Clooney welcomed a pair of boy and girl twins, Ella and Alexander and Beyonce and Jay Z are expecting their twin arrivals soon as well.

h/t Refinery29

More Twin News: Madonna Adopts 4-year Old Girls from Malawi

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One week: three celebrity twin news! Beyonce and Jay-Z; Amal and George Clooney and now….

This time, pop icon Madonna recently announced that she has officially adopted twin girls from Malawi, the land of birth of her 11-year old adopted daughter  and son Mercy and David Blanda.

She posted an Instagram photo of herself holding her 4-year old girls’ hands, she in a yellow frock under a light cardigan and they in matching blue polka dot dresses.

“I can officially confirm I have completed the process of adopting twin sisters from Malawi and am overjoyed that they are now part of our family,” the Material Girl captioned the photo.  “I am deeply grateful to all those in Malawi who helped make this possible, and I ask the media please to respect our privacy during this transitional time. Thank you also to my friends, family and my very large team for all your support and Love!”

On Tuesday, Malawi Judiciary Spokesperson Mlenga Mvula confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that the “Ray of Light” singer had been granted an adoption order so that she can proceed with her adoption in the African country.

“The father is still alive but the mother died a week later after delivering the little kids on 29 August 2012,” the Judiciary Spokesperson also told ET about the girls’ background. “Madonna came to the court on Tuesday with her lawyer Mr. Mvalo. The father of the children was also in court together with the uncle of the little girls. She looked very happy in court. She left with her two new daughters.”

In addition to her now four adopted children, the singer also has two biological children, 20-year-old Lourdes Leon and 16-year-old Rocco Ritchie with ex husband Guy Ritchie.

This news comes after revelation that Amal and George Clooney and Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z Carter are expecting biological twins.

h/t MSN

Celebrity Pregnancy: To Hide Pregnancy or Disclose Early

We learned recently that George Clooney’s fiance Amal Alamuddin is not pregnant as widely reported, neither is Duchess Catherine (Kate Middleton), who both were victim to the very common celebrity pregnancy rumors speculation. IB Times even posted a photo essay with proof why the wife to Prince William was not pregnant and dealing with a miscarriage. 
Conventional wisdom is to wait until the pregnancy is 3 months along to announce to friends and family. Most celebs do that as well. Currently preggers Kourtney Kardashian didn’t wait and shared news about her second pregnancy when she was only 9 weeks along. Some speculated it was done to deflect attention away from her sister Khloe who was dealing with a troubled marriage at the time. Recently,  Michelle Duggar’s daughter Jill Duggar reacted to chatter over her decision to choose to disclose her pregnancy early.
They didn’t even wait for fans to notice a bump and start speculating. 
But what about those currently pregnant women who did wait? We went over recent pics and noticed that although they tried Shakira, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis and Eva Mendes looked and did things (like cusp their belly) that gave away the fact they really were pregnant even amidst wild buzz that they were expecting!
They fooled no one! Ha! Congrats moms-to-be!

Funny!

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