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Serena Williams Returns to Tennis, Launches Self-Named Athleisure Line

Serena Williams returned to world championship tennis 8-months after giving birth to her first child, now 8-months old Alexis Olympia Ohanian, and suited up for the occasion in a black body suit that has been called a Wakanda Black Panther-inspired and Super Hero catsuit.

“Catsuit anyone? For all the moms out there who have a tough recovery from pregnancy – here you go,” the 23-time Grand Slam Tennis Champ captioned an Instagram post of herself styling and profiling in the suit about to give up a fierce serve. “If I can do it, so can you. Love you all!!”

Page Six hypothesized that the outfit selection was timed with the release of Williams’ self-named 13-piece Athleisure wear collection, her first independent line.

“Introducing Serena, my first independent clothing line for all the ladies out there being awesome,” the 36-year old, 5’9″ phenom states in the ‘about us’ section of the line’s webpage. “My designs are inspired by strong, sexy, sophisticated, sassy, sure, smart, stylish, silly, and spontaneous women who are living their best lives, or making it up as they go—kinda like me.”

She joins our other Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums who have their own athletic wear lines including Beyonce who has Ivy Park…

Kate Hudson who reps Fabletics  and Carrie Underwood who has Calia Studios.

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Williams already endorses and is the product ambassador and spokespersons for other clothing brands and lends her names to some collaboration, like these below:

However, Serena, is her first independent line.

Editor’s Note: Personally, I am feeling them because I live in sweats and love to rock mock t-neck crop tops. So me! So the mom on the run, who manages several projects at the same time while trying to keep her household in order and still feel feminine and sexy because she may be a wife also.

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The new mom won’t stop. She is also featured in the upcoming July issue of Harper’s Bazaar! Can’t wait to read it! Congrats on the new line!

Red Carpet AMA Trends: Black, Velour and Pink!

I’ve missed a few red carpet coverage because…life but I was quite excited about what I saw this week at the American Music Awards, held at the Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California….A lot of pink and black, but not together!

Speaking of P!nk, she and our other Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Kelly Clarkson performed together.

Not a mom but a blog fave, Tracee Ellis Ross killed it as host and the tribute to her mom Diana Ross who took home the Lifetime Achievement Award was all that and a bag of chips! (Do the kids still use that phrase?)

In the mix was her daughter in law Ashlee Simpson Ross, whose husband is Evan Ross, the baby boy of the Ross family.  their daughter Jagger Snow stole the show! Ashlee wore a Christian Siriano dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and Neil Lane jewelry.

She was part of the sequins in black trim along with Clarkson who also went bold and brave in a velour and gold gown hugging her gorgeous hour glass figure. I’m loving her sleek blunt parted ombre hair too.

Kelly Rowland too did black with floral in a interesting long split Galia Lahav dress  with sheer sleeves, fresh off witnessing Serena Williams‘ nuptials in New Orleans last Thursday. Her good friend Ciara went a bit S&M in an asymmetric black leather coat dress by Alexandre Vauthier haute couture and thigh high boots with wet look hair. Nicole Kidman played in safe in Black as well but looked stunning as usual in an Olivier Theyskens dress, Giuseppe Zanotti boots, a Versace bag, Fred Leighton jewels, and an Omega watch

Opting for the lighter part of the spectrum was Heidi Klum in a pink and gold slip dress with a deep v plunging neckline which is in a vintage Gianni Versace from Morphew, accented with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

Mom-to-be country singer Jessie James Decker did a shade of pink too in a bump hugging off-the-shoulder dress, a shade of pink. Speaking of P!nk, she too went with the color of her name in a hot pink and tulle  Monique Lhullier dress and her signature pink hair.  Jenna Dewan-Tatum in gold and looked hot as usual in a beautiful Julien MacDonald gown, John Hardy jewels, and Giuseppe Zanotti  strappy sandals.

Congrats to our alums Shakira for winning Favorite Latin artist and Carrie Underwood for winning Favorite Female Country Artist. 

One of the first celebrities we ever bump watched, Christina Aquilera brought the house down in a tribute to the 25th anniversary of the Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston film, The Bodyguard singing “I Will Always Love You”, “I Have Nothing” and “Run to You” and “I’m Every Woman”. She killed it in my book! Did all the songs justice and Whitney with her voice, range and power! Wow!

Watch!

Hillary Scott, Jessie James Decker Bump it Up at CMAs

The 51st annual Country Music Awards went down last night at the on November 8 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Carrie Underwood co-hosted the event for the 10th consecutive year along with Brad Paisley.

P!nk attended with daughter Willow Hart and she also performed a heartfelt rendition of her song “Barbies” on stage.

Future mom-of-twins Hillary Scott and her Lady Antebellum band mates Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood performed with Darius Rucker and Keith Urban onstage.

She wasn’t the only pregnant star in attendance.

Second-time mom-to-be country singer Jessie James Decker glowed on the red carpet as well.

 

Eco Friday: 10 Vegan Pregnancy Must Read Books

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A few year ago, actress Emily Deschanel got some heat by continuing with her vegan diet while pregnant last year.

However, despite concerns, remaining vegan while pregnant can be done safely with the consultation of a doctor and nutritionist and maybe also by reading up on some recommended books on having a well-rounded vegan diet.

 She is not the only celebrity to stick with her vegan diet even while pregnant. Alicia Silverstone even wrote about her vegan pregnancy diet. Carrie Underwood, Natalie Portman and Allyson Hannigan  are vegans who softened up and switched to vegetarianism during pregancy.
A few years ago, The Happy Herbivore put together a post that includes a list of recommended books for having a safe vegan diet and pregnancy and here are the few we love the most, with a few added books:
Check them out:
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The Whole 9 Months: A Week-By-Week Pregnancy Nutrition Guide with Recipes for a Healthy Start  by Jennifer Lang MD

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Disease-Proof Your Child by Joel Fuhrman

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Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven by Rory Freedman

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Creating Healthy Children by Karen Ranzi

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Feeding Baby Green by Alan Greene

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Rawsome by Brigitte Mars

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Happy Healthy Pregnancy!

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.

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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ACM: Red Carpet Fashion, Music and Baby Bumps

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As usual, we scoped the Red Carpet arrivals at another award show looking for our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums.

This time, we spotted quite a few at last night’s American Country Music Awards which was held at the Toshiba Plaza and TMobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Carrie Underwood stunned in a sheer nude  colored and silver embellished trim LaBourjoisie dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Harry Kotlar earrings, and rings from Djula and Hearts on Fire.

Hillary Scott took a colorful route in a pink and midnight Proenza Schouler dress accented with David Webb jewelry and Kurt Geiger shoes. It’s a welcome departure for the star who wears a lot of black. 

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Underwood took the stage to perform her hit pop country song with Keith Urban “The Fighter”  and a medley of other songs wearing a fringe mini dress Badgley Mischka dress, The Archives & Showroom earrings, and rings by Stefere Jewelry and Joelle. 

She also wore a Dora Abodi jacket and skirt, Fahrenheit shoes, and House of Emmanuele jewelry during the performance

She was nominated for Entertainer and Female Vocalist of the Year.

Jessie James Decker showed out in a nude shimmery Casino Royals dress by Abyss by Abby.

Scott also joined her Lady Antebellum band mates on stage to sing their song “You Look Good“. The group was nominated for Vocal Group of the Year.

There were also a couple of baby bumps on the carpet.

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Singer Thomas Rhett placed his hand on the belly of his expectant wife  Lauren Gregory Atkins before later accepting his award for Song of the Year award for “Die a Happy Man” on stage. He also performed his duet with Maren Morris, “Craving You” during the night.

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Clay Walker also announced that he and wife Jessica Craig are expecting my cupping her belly.

Congrats  you the expectant couples.

My fave dress wasn’t worn by a Bumpwatch alum but Lauren Alaina who looked stunning in this cornflower blue Leanne Marshall from her spring 2017 collection.

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All Of Our 2017 Grammy Red Carpet Moments

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Before I get to sharing some of the best Grammy moments tonight, I wanted to shout out what our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums wore.

Jennifer Lopez revived her sexy extreme height split leggy look  from year’s past in a light purple Ralph and Russo gown, Christian Louboutin heels and Butani jewels.

Solange was golden in a pleated Gucci floor-length gown and Celine Dion went with an emerald green Zuhair Murad gown with a plunging neckline and high split.

It was the musical diva’s first major public appearance without her husband Rene Angelil who she lost to throat cancer last year.


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Simple clean lines were spotted on Kristin Cavallari in a black Olima dress and Heidi Klum in a super mini metallic Philipp Plein dress. While Hillary Scott walked away with two Grammys and rocked a black Jenny Packham gown.

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Dark lace and cut out were the name of the game for Nicole Trunfio who looked hawt in a lace burgundy form-fitting Zuhair Murad. Her husband Gary Clark Jr performed And Chrissy Teigen did lace and sheer cut outs too.

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Adele looked fab in a green custom Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Carrie Underwood was a stunner in an Elie Madi dress, Nigaam and EFFY jewels, and Jimmy Choo heels. She performed with Keith Urban. 

Bravo to fashion!

Queens Beyonce and Adele Rule the Grammy Awards Already (PHOTOS)


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Tonight is the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California and it kicked off brilliantly with our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum, Adele, singing her hit song, “Hello“.

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The singer-songwriter has already won two awards during the early presentations that went on before the prime time TV airing.

Adele nabbed the award for “Pop Solo Performance”  for “Hello” and “Pop Vocal Album”  for her album “25”.

Meanwhile, Beyonce won for Best Video for “Formation” — Beyoncé.

It will be a battle between the two Queens because going into the evening, Beyonce led the leader board with nine nominations (followed hi Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West with eight nominations each)

Adele’s 25 earned five, including Record of the Year.

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Another one of our alums, Carrie Underwood, performed “The Fighter” with Keith Urban.

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On the red carpet, Adele looked fab in a green custom Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Underwood was a stunner in an Elie Madi dress, Nigaam and EFFY jewels, and Jimmy Choo heels.

Keep watching! It’s getting better!

Our 2017 People’s Choice Awards Run down

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Blake Lively, Kristen Bell, Ali Arter and Jennifer Lopez attended the 2017 People’s Choice Awards.

I love the People’s Choice Awards, held this year at Microsoft Theater on January 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, for several reasons: 1) the nominees include a broad array of actors, actresses and TV shows, movies and bits that the average person enjoys, not just critics, film producers and elites; 2) they spread the love around and there isn’t one show or person that dominates all the awards; and 3) they have fun category like best collaboration. I mean the nominees this year for that category included:

Conan O’Brien’s Ride Along with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart

Ellen DeGeneres and Britney Spears’ Mall Mischief

James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke with Adele

Lip Sync Battle with Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum

Saturday Night Live with Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon

How fun, eh?!?

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A bunch of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums presented like Jada Pinkett Smith in Dolce&Gabbana and Christian Louboutin shoes and Ali Larter, who looked stunning in a cute pink strapless Zac Posen mini dress.

A lot were nominated too: Adele, Beyonce, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Kerry Washington, Kelly Ripa, Lucy Liu, Claire Danes, Ellen Pompeo, Hilary Duff, Keri Russell, Zoe Saldana, Scarlett Johanssen, EMily Blunt, Anna Farris, Zoe Deschanel, Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, for example. See…what I mean? They nominate everyone!

And then there were the winners: Jennifer Lopez, who stunned in a Reem Acra gown, Brian Atwood shoes, and H. Stern jewels won for Favorite TV Crime Drama Actress.

Brand new second-time mom Blake Lively showed out in in a black fringe Elie Sabb mini dress to pick up her win for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress for her role in The Shallows.

Kristen Bell got two: a win for the Favorite Actress in a  New TV Series for her role in The Good Place and her popular movie Bad Moms won for Favorite Comedic Movie.

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Grey’s Anatomy Sarah Drew, Fuller House’s Jodie Sweetin and Grey’s Camilla Luddington, who is in her third trimester of pregnancy and looking fabulous.

Sarah Drew in a Self-Portrait mini dress and Camilla Ludington‘s show Grey’s Anatomy won for Favorite Network TV Drama. Luddington wore a black and sheer mid-length Heidi Merrick dress, Casadei pumps and jewels by Established Jewelry. Fuller House and cast were on hand to accept their win for the Favorite Premium Comedy Series, including Jodie Sweetin attended. She juxtaposed her inner rocker girl in a Linea Pelle Collection leather jacket with a dainty wearing a  feminine floor-length floral dress from Sheri Hill underneath.

Sofia Vergara was statuesque in Marchesa and Neil Lane jewels  while winning the award for Favorite Comedic TV Actress.

Carrie Underwood wasn’t there but she walked away with the Favorite Female Country Artist award.

The biggest winner among all our alums was Britney Spears who nabbed the Favorite Pop ArtistFavorite Social Media Celebrity and the Favorite Comedic Collaboration for her “Mall Mischief” bit with Ellen DeGeneres. She was a no-show, however. Poo.