Loading...
Search results for

Serena Williams

Bump Watch: Terricka Cromartie, Serena Williams and Enicko Parrish Hart

baby-bumps

This week, a lot of the expecting celebs were showing off their progress to their fans and followers in social media.

Tennis Star Serena Williams asked for sleep advice earlier but has the answers along because she has been a spokesperson for Tempur-Pedic adjustable mattresses for a while now. (Instagram)

Terricka and Antonio Cromartie cannot are prepping for their next addition to their very large brood. (Instagram)

Meanwhile, Enicko Parrish and Kevin Hart were couple vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and dancing on the gram while batting down silly rumors that he stepped out on her while on travel. (Instgram)

Serena Williams Got Great Pregnancy from Twitter

img_8882

Ask and you shall receive!

Tennis legend Serena Williams tweeted out a request for advice about her pregnancy.

On Tuesday, Serena tweeted, “Any tips on how to turn over at night? I’m having trouble from going from my left….to my right….to my left side.”

She got lost of great feedback!

She can consider our fave advice from Parenting.com:

Get Support

Maternity bands support a growing belly. Wearing one during the day takes stress off your back, groin, and middle so you’re less achy at bedtime.

Use Extra Pillows

To ease pressure on your hips when trying to sleep on your side, place a body pillow between your legs.

Watch Your Diet

Eat small, mild meals to prevent fullness and the pain of reflux. Pass on the caffeine — it can make you pee.

Williams and her fiancé  Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian are expecting their first child together later this year.

Good luck, Serena!

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian Broke Down Presumptions to Find Love

williams

One thing that has been illuminating and awesome about the relationship between international tennis champ Serena Williams and her fiance, tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian is how the two of them overcome false presumptions about one another to find love.  They are expecting their first child together later this year.

In a revealing interview with Vanity Fair, Williams shares how Ohanian knew nothing about the tennis world but remained open to the idea of dating a woman who is a phenom in that sport.

Similarly, on the day they met, Williams spoke rudely to this geek with a laptop who insisted on sitting too close to her circle of pals who were chilling on a deck, and not expecting another guest to crowd their space.

“This big guy comes and he just plops down at the table next to us, and I’m like, ‘Huh! All these tables and he’s sitting here?,’ ” Serena recalled to the magazine, after explaining that they told Ohanian there was a rat near their table.  “We were trying to get him to move and get out of there…He kind of refuses and he looks at us. And he’s like, ‘Is there really a rat here?’ ”

At which point Serena remembers the first words she ever said to him.

“No, we just don’t want you sitting there. We’re going to use that table.”

She too fake knowledge of the site he co-founded bulletin board site, Reddit, while remaining open to the possibilities.

“Alexis told her about Reddit,” author Buzz Bissinger wrote. “Serena knew nothing about it but acted as if she did, and said she had been on it earlier in the morning.”

serena-williams-and-alexis

An awkward first meeting turned into an invitation to see her play turned into more meetings and then a relationship, pregnancy and engagement. In that order. The path is not straight but neither is life. Read the entire story inside Vanity Fair here!

photos: Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair

 

Serena Williams’ Iconic Anne Leibovitz Demi Moore Do-Over. Meh.

img_7848

I’m not jealous that the same media conglomerate that owns Reddit, (Conde Naste) owns Vanity Fair and the latter got an exclusive feature on Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian‘s love story.

I’m not annoyed that the author, Buzz Bissinger, goes a little bit overboard to ram it down our throats that the article is a “love story.” I think he mentioned the phrase “love story” like 50 times!

I’m not peeved that the wonderfully talented and famed photographer Anne Lebowitz was bestowed the honor of doing Williams’ maternity shoot even as we were pumping up our pick in another post.

I am not even fermuxed that the author tried to pump up Columbia, Maryland, where Alexis was raised as some famous planned community when as a native Marylander, I know it’s not that big a deal but hey, we gotta hype him up too.

I am not miffed that the magazine chose to have her do yet another take of Demi Moore’s iconic cover because, by this point, it has been overdone to the point that it is a cliche and I think Serena deserves more, more authenticity and more uniqueness and something more fitting.

ok. I lied. Maybe I am all those things. Jealous. Annoyed. Peeved. Fermuxed. Miffed.

Well, you don’t have to let my grudge stop you from heading over to Vanity Fair and checking out.

You will learn that the Tennis champ took a pregnancy test to prove a friend wrong and that her vomiting, fatigue and swollen breast meant nothing. Nothing at all.

img_7850

You’ll discover that Williams took several more after and eventually, presented them all in a brown bag to Ohanian a day before the start of the Australian Open (which she won) and you’ll see Ohanian described as a science geek, an Ivy League Law school dropout, who didn’t watch one tennis match before dating Williams.

You’ll get the context of my fave part:

The day of his birthday, April 24, Alexis went to the Carousel Restaurant in Little Armenia in Los Angeles with his grandparents. Serena and he FaceTimed. She was calling to say happy birthday, which might not sound like a big deal but was because she is a Jehovah’s Witness and part of the religion is not to celebrate birthdays. She was doing something she normally would not do, reaching beyond, telling him on the phone how wonderful their lives together had been.

Alexis knew then he wanted to marry her, not simply out of happiness or compatibility. She was helping him become the best version of himself because of her own work ethic and focus, with millions watching and the expectation of the public that she should win every time, what Serena herself described as carrying “three pyramids” on her shoulder. He thought he worked hard—it is part of the romance of high tech that everyone works 18 hours a day and then curls up under the desk for a few hours’ sleep with their laptop as teddy bear and pacifier—but he realized it was nothing compared with Serena.

“I felt like a door had been opened to a person who made me want to be my best self. . . . I find myself just wanting to be better by simply being around her because of the standard she holds.”

If you’re a fan of Williams or unlikely pairings or love stories, you might very well enjoy the treatment and I think for sure, you will love all the great tales and stories within.

I do appreciate all the insights from the piece even if I got issues on a bunch of other aspects of it.

It is a great read and I highly recommend it!

read it here

‪http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2017/06/serena-williams-cover-story‬

Hey Serena Williams, We Found Your Perfect Maternity Photographer

We are yet to see Serena Williams‘ maternity photo shoot and are not sure if she will have some taken.

But just in case the tennis champ is considering joining the millions of first-time moms-to-be who came before her and who opted to memorialize her pregnancy, we would like to nominate Los Angeles, California transplant to Louisiana-based photographer Sasha Matthews of Green Tangerine Photography.

The self-taught photographer started off shooting her son with a DSLR camera that was gifted to her and eventually, people took notice and started asking her to photograph their kids.

Matthews wanted to go into Social work and had no plans to be a professional photographer until she realized that she truly has a gift.

In 2014, she took her side gig and passion full time and hasn’t looked back.

Today, Matthews focuses on family photography and the motherhood and parenthood journey from maternity, starting around 30 weeks to infant photography and beyond.

In a recent interview about her work in an outlet called Cassius, Matthews says she focuses on families of all races and color because growing up, she rarely saw black, brown and other families that look like her featured in magazines or in the media, generally.

“It’s so much deeper than just taking portraits for me,” says Matthews, who  says she was shamed and not supported when she was first expecting her son. “It’s changing the narrative of what Black motherhood looks like and what reproductive justice looks like. We need to feel valued and we need to feel important and that’s part of what I like to do here.”

The Baton Rouge area photographer manages to capture her subjects quite regally and authentically, judging from the images on her website.

Her prices are reasonable starting at $495. She even rents out some of the clothing that women can wear on the shoots to help take some of the cost out of investing in a garment or garments for one shoot.

And it’s not just maternity but senior portraits, family and siblings photos as well with her work. She also offers PhotoTherapy Mentoring and professional consultation.

Take a look at the amazing work:

 To book a session or buy a gift card for someone you know, start HERE and tell her Bellyitch sent you!

Here are outfit ideas for your session

4th of July Ready: Serena Williams Dons a Stars and Stripes Maternity Swimsuit

d2260f74-8dc5-42e2-8c7e-83138c1def2f

Serena Williams has reached that critical point in her pregnancy when she’s run out of swimsuit options, she said in a Snapchat and Instagram stories share.

The tennis champ shared video and pics of herself modeling a Stars and Stripes one piece maternity suit and matching coverup from Target.

“Just came back from Target,” the biz mogul quipped on the video. This is about all I can fit.”

She acessorized her look with her signature tennis visor. What a great endorsement for Target which sells Maternity suits for about $25!

Williams and her fiancé Alexis Ohanian are the Expecting their first child together. This past April, Williams accidentally snapped the news via a monthly progression photo she thought she was privately sharing.

She has had to miss the French Open and will miss Wimbledon this year, leaving the field wide open to underlings and less successful players, her sister Venus included.

Venus has a condition and clay isn’t her surface so she didn’t make it too far in the French but I am hopeful for Wimbledon, which was her fist major. I remember it very well.

Oh and congrats to their dad, Richard Williams, who is poised to be inducted into the African Tennis Association‘s brand new  Hall of Fame!

Serena Williams Clarifies: Venus Williams’ Accidental Gender Reveal Wasn’t What We Think

chateau-eza-%e2%80%a2-instagram-photos-and-videos
Serena Williams was in PR fix mode recently after her sister Venus Williams appeared to have revealed the gender of her baby. While being interviewed following her first round French Open win, big sister Venus told a reporter that she hopes the baby will have her name.

“She’s going to call me ‘favorite aunt,'” Venus said during her post-match interview with Eurosport after winning the second round of the French Open on Wednesday.. “Every day we’re like, ‘Baby Vee, baby Isher, baby Lyn,’ so we all want the baby to be named after us.”

Not so fast, Serena relayed in an Instagram post essentially saying the pronoun “he” is not common in their household so that’s the reason Venus used that word. Hmmm….

“To clarify what Venus said, I am always joking with my sisters to see what favors I can get them [to] do for me next,” Serena Williams wrote in the “words” photo. “If I want something from one of my sisters, I say ‘Baby Venus, Baby Lyn, or Baby Isha needs it.’ I did not grow up with any brothers, only sisters and we all say ‘she’ more than ‘he.’ ”

 

Serena has previously said she planned to wait until the birth to reveal the baby’s gender.

“I think the surprise of knowing what you are going to have on that very special day you give birth is probably the best surprise you can ever have,” she said. 

Now we will know it is the truth if they have a boy! The Grand Slam champ accidentally announced on Snapchat this past Aprail that she and co-founder of Reddit Alexis Ohanian are expecting their first child.

If We’re Taking Bets, We Think Serena Williams Will Get Married Next Month

williams

We guessed because Beyonce had a Push Party that she was due pretty soon to start pushing. Now, we’re thinking bout the fact that tennis champ Serena Williams had a bridal shower three weeks ago that she will marry her fiance Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian sooner than later.

This means before baby arrives later in the year.

And she, like a lot of celebs, are cool with being low key and keeping their plans out of the public until they happen.  We only saw pics of the two-day bridal shower held at Miami, Florida’s 1 Hotel and Homes South Beach. and its Bamford Haybarn Spa after the event in PEOPLE magazine exclusive pics.

serena-bride

Apparently, according to reports, after checking in, the next day the bride-to-be, her sisters VenusLyn and Isha, mom Oracene and her pals did some yoga and meditation on the rooftop pool deck, followed by foot massages in an air-conditioned poolside cabana then a romp on a private yacht around the city.

williams-1-2

My sis had her shower three weeks before her nuptials so I’m going to put in my bet at a June surprise wedding before her belly gets too large to fit into the type of dress Serena wants to wear for her nuptials! Let’s see if  we are correct.

Serena Williams Bumps It Up On a Yacht

serena-yacht

Serena Williams took to Instagram this weekend to share some lovely photos of herself sunbathing on a yacht. The first-time expectant Tennis Champ and her fiance Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian are expecting their first child this year.

Williams made the announcement accidentally on Snapchat while chronicling her fourth month of pregnancy. Since the secret’s been out, she the 26-time Grand Slam Serena Williams champ has been open sharing bump progression photos on Instagram.

Last weekend, she gathered 20 of her close family  and friends including sisters Venus, Lyn and Isha and mom Oracene for a “magical” bridal shower at 1Hotel & Homes South Beach in Miami, Florida.

“Serena is one of my best friends, so a lot of love and thought went into planning the magical detail-oriented bridal shower weekend,” event planner Val Vogt of The VLV Group revealed to ET. “There were constant surprises; from a painting party to unique bridal shower games to having a live fashion illustrator on the yacht.”

This makes us think the wedding will come before baby is born.

Check out her recent IG shares:

 

Fun day out and about with @audemarspiguet

A post shared by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on

 

Bumpwatch Roundup: Beyonce, Whitney Port, Serena Williams

bumpwatch-roundup

If you keep up with this blog, by now you know that we stalk keep track of your fave expectant celebrity so you don’t have to.  This week, we spotted The Hills alum Whitney Port doing a great job masking the fact she has had a tough pregnancy by looking fabulous in a black kimono during a press call in NYC recently while promoting a partnership with Dove.

On the Snap, we spotted Serena Williams posted a new series of bump progression photos after attending her baby shower in Miami with family and friends (UPI)

Bey is also back serving up sheer styling and bringing back her famous fedora hat from her “Freedom” video. (Instagram) She rocked a $120 maternity dress from Mina Roe and a pair of  $1,140 Stella McCartney platform sandals made by our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Stella McCartney, and carried a $2,700 Gucci GG Marmont shoulder bag. (h/t PEOPLE for the finds)

GET HER $4,000 LOOK for $150

Photos: Instagram, Snap, getty

A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

Fun day out and about with @audemarspiguet

A post shared by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on