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Bellyitch Bumpwatch Alums Married to Professional Athletes

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Kristin Cavallari‘s second pregnancy with her husband Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler reminded us that many of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums are married and/or partners with professional athletes.

Like Cavallari, who is a shoe designer and TV host, Gisele Bundchen is also married to an NFL quarterback, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

It’s always interesting to note the height difference with some pairs, like: Adrienne Bosh and her husband Miami Heat NBA player Chris Bosh, Nashville actress Hayden Panattiere  and her fiance Heavyweight boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko, and Savannah Brinson and Cleveland Cavaliers NBA player LeBron “King” James (in article header).

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Scandal‘s Kerry Washington keeps her relationship and marriage to hunky former NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha secret but when spotted out, they both look adorbs together, as do Kim Zolciack-Biermann  and her husband Troy Biermann of the Atlanta Falcons. Though, the very gorgeous Biermanns are very public as can be seen up and down Kim’s Instagram page.

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And the “other” footballers (soccer) from across the ocean include Caroline Berg Eriksen and her husband Norwegian Premier League football player Lars-Kristian Eriksen, and the very fashionable and chic A-List couple Victoria Beckham and her retired football star spouse David Beckham. 

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Representing the Hockey League are Hilary Duff  and her Canadian professional hockey player estranged hubby Mike Comerie  (whom she is currently divorcing from) and Carrie Underwood with her NHL Nashville Predators hubby  Mike Fisher.

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 Finally, Monica Brown  and her ex NBA star hubby Shannon Brown have one of the most endearing relationships and a wonderful blended family. Same with Evelyn Lozada and her hubby LA Dodgers Major League  baseball star hubby Carl Crawford.

Beautiful people all around!

What celeb moms did this weekend (PHOTOS)

It was a busy weekend for celeb moms we’ve covered in the past. We’ve got photos to commemorate the weekend. 

Jennifer Hudson performed her duet with Iggy Azalea outfitted in the sexy cop get-up she usually wears when performing that song. She looked great in the version at the I Heart Music awards (above) and the Kids Choice Awards (below). 

Kelly Clarkson hit the night out at Muhammad Ali‘s Celebrity Fight Night XXI on Friday, March 27, 2015. Loved her outfit! Very fashion forward and hip. 
Also, Friday, we spotted How to Get Away with Murder star Viola Davis and her 3-year old daughter Genesis at the Nick Kids’ Choice awards GBK gifting suite.

The next day across country, Michelle Obama received a standing ovation on Saturday at the taping of BET‘s 2015 Black Girls Rock! event at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, where she gave a powerful, inspirational speech.

The Smiths were in the house: Jada Pinkett, Willow and Will, looking like the hip ultra chic family we know and love. 

On Sunday, Carrie Underwood shared on her Instagram page new picture of her and NHL player hubby Mike Fisher‘s newborn son, Isaiah Michael Fisher.

“The Predators are in the playoffs!” Underwood wrote with her son clutching a Nashville Predators hockey stick. “Just waiting to get called up! #PutMeInCoach.” 

During the airing of I Heart Radio Awards,  Kelly Clarkson rocked the stage with her latest single, “The Heartbreak Song.”
Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and Beyoncé Knowles Carter reunited Deatiny’s Child briefly at the Stella Awards at the Orleans Center in Las Vegas, Nevada to sing Williams’ gospel song that features her ex-bandbates: “Say Yes“. 

photos: Getty, Instagram, Starcast

Maternity Styling Tips for a Chic Pregnancy

Online family clothing retailer Zulily.com is having its Maternity Week and has released its second annual best dressed bump list which includes some of the celebrity moms we cover here in Bellyitchblog: Carrie Underwood, Tamera Mowry Housley and Zooey Deschanel, among others. 
To commemorate the week of specialized looks for less showcased on the site this week and award season, its Maternity Fashion Expert Robin Otto offers these great styling tips and tricks for expecting mothers everywhere:
#1- Invest in a great pair of maternity jeans. 
Purchase a pair of over-the-belly denim when you are about 13-16 weeks along.  It may seem unnecessary in the early stages, but you will be grateful that you have them once you hit the 6-month mark. 
*Style Tip: you can fold over the belly to create an underbelly jean if you do not fill out the belly band or if you need added support at the hip area.  You can also do the same thing after pregnancy, stretching (pun intended!) the life of your jeans.
#2- Look for side-ruched tops
“Side ruched” tops are great because they hide the early pregnancy belly when you haven’t quite popped yet, as well as camouflage any problem areas after baby has arrived. 
*Style Tip: Look out for tees like that are 100% cotton.  They do not hold their shape as well as tops with a spandex blend.

#3 Buy true maternity wear instead of just going up a size. 
Maternity clothes are fit to a pregnant model and designed with a drape to accommodate a growing baby bump. Invest in key pieces to get you comfortably through pregnancy. 
*Style Tip: If you want to utilize some of your pre-pregnancy wear, put on your pre-pregnancy blazers and cardigans open and pair them with a fitted maternity tee and maternity pants.

Following these suggestions should get you well on your way to a stylish pregnancy.

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2105 Grammy Award Red Carpet Fashion (PHOTOS)

Tonight was the 57th Annual Grammy Awards held at STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles.

And as usual, we spotted many of the celebrity mothers we’ve written about on Bellyitch in the past on the red carpet.

Congratulations to Beyonce (Best R&B Performance & Song)  Erica Campbell (Best Gospel), Carrie Underwood (Best Country), Christina Aguilera  (Best Pop Duo/Group) and Toni Braxton (Best R&B album) who all won awards tonight.

Here is what they wore (will update with more specifics later):

Congratulations to Beyonce in a laced with jewel overlay Proenza Schouler dress for winning the award for the best R&B Performance and Best R&B  Song for “Drunk in Love” tonight, and being the most nominated woman in Grammy history.

Kim Kardashian looked stunning in Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2015 robe dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.  I loved her new haircut. Her makeup was flawless. The shape was a bit odd, but I think she pulled it off. Love. Love!
I thought Gwen Stefani in this black Spring 2015 Atelier Versace cropped jumpsuit looked hip and youthful. I was blown away to see her stray away from her signature red lip for once. Wow! .
Jennifer Hudson worked it in a white Tom Ford pencil length strapless dress. I like the trendy purple lip and that she is still rocking that pageboy hair cut. 
Nicole Kidman in pre-fall 2015 Thierry Mugler and Prabal Gurung heels. This look is perfect and she looked healthy and amazing. That blunt bob cut is very current. Nice!

Ciara was going for the wow factor here in this gorgeous couture Alexandre Vauthier Spring 2014 gown with black “Mea Culpa” Christian Louboutin pumps

Toni Braxton looked like a goddess in Marc Bouwer Fall 2015. 

Congrats to Erica Campbell who won the Best Gospel Gospel album for her solo project, “Hero”. She was regal in a royal purple dress by LUM, toting a petite glack Onna Ehrlich clutch with Casadei Offiical pumps. 

This is such a different but very gorgeous look for Giuliana Rancic in Steven Khalil with Gianvito Rossi shoes and Jack Vartanian earrings.

And another stunner Giuliana Rancic later in a Bouchra Jarrar jumpsuit.

Not a mom  but my fave for the night was Rihanna in Giambattista Valli.  Yeah, she was meme-ified a bunch tonight, but I think she owned the moment, stood out and glowed. Her make up was flawless, the strapless halter bodice portion fit perfectly and the billowy layers made me smile. 

Photos: Getty

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Celeb moms at 2015 People’s Choice Awards Red Carpet and Show

Tonight, not only did a Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum  co-host the People’s Choice Awards LIVE from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California, but several were up for awards and took home statutes at the show controlled by viewers.
Bumpwatch alum Anna Farris and her Moms CBS co-star Allison Janney hosted the event which had our past featured moms up against one another. Scarlett Johansson, Kerry Washington, Zoe Saldana, Tina Fey, Drew Barrymore, Reese Witherspoon, Emily Deschanel, Tea Leoni, Angelina Jolie, Mayim Bialik, Hayden Panattiere, Alyssa Milano, Kate Winslet, Carrie Underwood, Hillary Shelton’s “Lady Antebellum” and Ellen Pompeo were all up for awards in various categories. Lady Antebellum, Underwood and Pompeo won in their categories. While projects and shows starring Winslet (Divergent), Jolie (Maleficent) and Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) won as well.  See winners list here

Anna Farris looked sultry in a Juan Carlos Obando top and fishtail skirt, strappy Jimmy Choo heels, accented with Irene Neuwirth earrings and a Graziela Gems ring.
Anna Farris and Allison Janney, co star of the CBS show Moms coordinated well while hosting the show. Love the matching white pant suit. Very “Twins”-ish! ha!

Hillary Scott was looking fab and showing off leg in a Yigal Azrouel dress, worn with shoes by Ralph Lauren  and a Jimmy Choo purse. Her Lady Antebellum bandmates Dave Haywood  and Charles Kelley looked dapper as well, though Kelley explained on the red carpet to Giuliana Rancic that he had ripped his pants in the inseam on the car ride to the show. oops!


Hot Pink was the color Kristen Bell  chose to wear while making her first public appearance since giving birth to daughter Delta this past December. She was rocking an interesting layered  Monique Lhullier dress with silver  Christian Louboutin pumps and accented with  Neil Lane jewelry, and a Jimmy Choo clutch.

I personally loved Giulana Rancic in a mint green Tony Ward dress which gave me a retro 50’s feel and the hair is perfect to match. 

photos: Getty

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Best Celebrity maternity style of 2014

We’re at the end of another fab year at Bellyitch Blog. The team got together and voted on who the top ten most fashionable pregnant American celebrities were in 2014. Here they are:

1.  Blake Lively
First time mom-to-be actress Blake Lively is doing an excellent job being playful with colors, textures and accessories. She mixes cute capes and necklaces and has perfect flowing hair. The Gossip Girl alum totally changed the maternity fashion game with her effervescent and seemingly effortless style. We are sure there is a stylist somewhere who deserves credit too. We think.

 2. Stacy Keibler
Stacy Keibler channeled BoHo Chic this first pregnancy by accenting her various casual looks with cute fedoras gladiator sandals and playful fringe purses. When going out and about, the former WWE wrestler sticks with a black palette but kept it playful with color. Her debut bump in a black cut out dress kept the gossip and fashion blogs talking and catapulted her to the top of the bump watch list this past summer. 
3. Zoe Saldana

Currently pregnant with twins, Zoe Saldana carried off her best looks early in her pregnancy rocking a super cute black shirt dresses, slip dresses and bump hugging pencil-skirt length dresses while attending fashion week shows and promoting her various projects. We loved her styled look for the cover of Elle the best because it was so unexpectedly sexy and wild. 
4. Carrie Underwood
Country singer Carrie Underwood was one of the hardest working pregnant celebrities this year. The American Idol winning singer-actress could be found in baby doll dresses, Grecian gowns, and mini dresses while hosting award shows, and performing at major concert events all across the country. 
5. Ciara
Ciara introduced us to her maternity style in a custom 20s style pin-striped suit this summer. She kept her fans and followers following her on Instagram on their toes with her cute ensembles and even cuter dance moves and mini-IG fashion shoots. There was no stopping this singer-songwriter who welcomed son Future recently and promptly dropped the weight and rocked Paris Fashion week.
 6.  Kelly Rowland
Singer  and award-winning chart-topper Kelly Rowland kept it comfy in the bump-hugging jersey maxi-midi dresses she sported much this pregnancy. She also wasn’t afraid to experiment and change up her hairstyle often all pregnancy long going with a bold and different halo braid at the Grammy awards in Los Angeles. 
7. Kourtney Kardashian
The eldest sister in the Kardashian klan, Kourtney, mixed it up a bunch this third pregnancy. She was trendy in overalls early in her pregnancy, played up stripes with a bold yellow shoppers bag by late second trimester. She showed lots of leg in mini mini dresses but also wore ringlets and maxi dresses at other times. It was all unexpected and no set pattern with Kourt. 
8. Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington stayed low-profile with her pregnancy but once the word was out, we got to see her all award-season long, she sported different designers’ custom looks and never stopped mixing it up. She even worked in the crop top trend from last spring into her maternity red-carpet wardrobe. Yass, Kerry! 
9. Molly Sims
Former model Molly Sims  has been having the best styled year on red carpets this second pregnancy. From cropped and fishtails to glam and beaded, Sims has been a head turner these days. It’s definitely a step up or in a different direction than first round. And we also like how she has been very versatile with her hair styles doing Hollywood waves, sleek and straight and 80s flips at different events. Werk. 
10. Savannah Guthrie
This TV journalist Savannah Guthrie bumped it up daily on TODAY and kept a big bright smile as an accessory . Although, she made knee-length dresses with side scrunching a staple, we love how she mixed it up with color, accent collars and necklaces, and threw in denim and other fabrics in her look every now and again. She was definitely a style maven for the professional preggers mama at the office.   
Honorable Mention: Yandy Smith
We love any celebrity, pregnant or not, who experiments much with color and isn’t afraid to go with hot pink at one event then flip the switch and go with cobalt blue at another and that’s why we couldn’t leave out Love and Hip Hop‘s Yandy Smith to rep the reality TV show genre along with Kourt.  This music industry manager and reality TV star also kept her hair game on point, sporting luscious long ringlets at promotional events for her various projects. 
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10 NEW 2014 Songs and VIDEOS from Bellyitch Alums

My latest jam is Gwen Stefani‘s new single “Baby Don’t Lie” and so are some of these brand new and relatively new songs and videos our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums have dropped this year. These are some of the hardest ladies moms in the industry. Check em out!

Alicia Keys‘ inspirational song “We are Here” was released last month complete with a hashtag campaign.

Fergie‘s new song “L.A. Love “ is hot and catchy though there is no video for it yet.

Tamar Braxton Herbert recently collaborated with hip hop crooner Future on her latest “Let me Know” and released the audio for it on her YouTube account earlier this month.

Hillary Scott and Lady Antebellum‘s latest “I Did With You”

It’s a bit old now, but 5 months ago, 2nd time mom to be Shakira released the video for her World Cup Soccer song, “La La La”

Mom-to-be Carrie Underwood just released her latest single “Something in the Water”. No video yet, but take a listen to the audio.

This Summer, Jennifer Hudson dropped the popping song, “Walk it out” and released its video

This Spring, Lily Allen shared the video for her song “Sheezus”

Erica Campbell of Mary Mary‘s video for her single “Help” came out this winter in February, but I’m squeezing it in here anyway to represent pop gospel!! ha!

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9 Times Alicia Keys proved she may be the hardest working pregnant musician

I see Carrie Underwood out here grinding, hosting award shows, performing at concerts all throughout her first pregnancy and I think to myself, “now that’s the hardest working pregnant musician right now.”
Then, last night, I spot Alicia Keys a month and a half from her due date on stage across the pond in Glasgow, Scotland pounding on a baby grande!
I think to myself, well Keys is a true contender with all the globe trotting and bi-coastal criss crossing she has been doing this last trimester in her second pregnancy. 
Above is a photo collage of 9 times, the mutli-Grammy award winning, platinum selling artist was out there grinding for causes, promoting her new single “#WeAreHere” and performing or making appearances at events worldwide.
1. On September 16 Keys who truly broke out with her hit 2001 song “Fallin” appeared  on the The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show in New York City
2. The “Girl on Fire” singer performed during the Ruby Dee Memorial Service at Assembly Hall of the Riverside Church on September 20, 2014 in New York City during the day.

3.  Then she schlepped across country to perform onstage during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada that same day but at night. What?!!?
4. The Secret Lives of Bees actress then headed back to New York City the next day to  the 2014 Social Good Summit at 92Y on September 21 in New York City.
5. The following week, the Billboards chart-topper was back in New York City at the 2014 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 27.
6. The  next month, Egypt’s mom and dad Swizz Beatz attended the Angel Ball 2014 at Cipriani Wall Street on October 20, 2014. 
7.  Keys was spotted backstage during We Can Survive 2014 on the left coast at the Hollywood Bowl on October 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
8. Then was out again with the hubster at the Keep A Child Alive‘s 11th annual Black Ball at Hammerstein Ballroom on October 30, 2014 in New York City.
9. Last night, Keys performed during the outside broadcast of the MTV EMA‘s 2014 at the 02 Academy on November 9, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Phew! If anyone every tells you pregnancy is a fragile and delicate condition and that pregnant women need to slow down and take things slow, show them this post! That girl is on fire!

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2014 CMA Red Carpet: Best Celeb Mom Looks

So the Country Music Association‘s 48th Annual CMA Awards went down last night, November 5th at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. 
I was elated to see all the hot looks of the celebrity moms featured in Bellyitch Blog in the past and smiled warmly at all the big hair tromping the red carpet. 

I’m 50/50 on the looks.

Show co-host along with Brad Paisley and first time mom-to-be Carrie Underwood went with a custom beaded gold gown by Lorena Sarbu which totally covered her bump.

Meh. The mesh bodice top and the appliques looking embellishments dated the youthful former American Idol winner. I did love her Jimmy Choo Amika pumps. Get them HERE!

Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum went va va voom and nautical in this body hugging Herve Leger  dress with gold accents, paired with Michael John jewelry and a gold Reece Hudson clutch. Mama is snatched and cinched and looking quite glam. Love it. I would’ve loved to see her hair up to really show off the halter attachment in the front, but then again, it really wasn’t needed and is a distraction to the an already busy bodice.

When she’s not presenting an award, the gorgeous Brazilian model Lily Aldridge was showing off her svelte figure in beautiful Calvin Klein  dress with tulle sheer panel cut outs at the sides, sleeves and bodice that made this little number super sexy.


 I loved Nicole Kidman‘s look here although I read some call it matronly. It is sexy but not too revealing and very age appropriate. This Roberto Cavalli dress is feminine and soft and is ornate but in a less gaudy way as we’ve seen in some Cavalli styles. The loose ringlets top off this look accented with Fred Leighton jewels. Love it!
Bravo, ladies!

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10 Jennie Mai Summer Trends Styling Tips for busy moms

If you could have a style concierge or stylist, you’d effortlessly fab all the time just like celebrities. One lucky winner in a contest hosted by Colgate Optic White won a styling session with celebrity stylist Jeannie Mai last Friday, July25th.  Mai, who will co-host The Real with Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums Tamara Mowry-Housley  and Tamar Braxton- Herbert this fall, dressed the winner (above) in Walmart apparel, accessories and shoes in addition to sharing tips and tricks on how to rock the latest and greatest summer fashion trends without breaking the bank.
We’re in luck because Mai offers the following additional 10 styling tips to Bellyitch readers who also may want to make a statement without spending too much:
1. One of the most stylish and sensible ways you can partake in summer trends without jumping into temporary trends is to shop vintage. Today trends are taking strong struts from the past, and celebrities like Beyonce and Carrie Underwood are jumping right in. A good tip to help you  shop vintage and stand out is to aim for statement accessories that add the throwback to your modern wear. Tortoise shell sunnies, natural fiber woven clutches and bags, or low block heel footwear are essentials. One of my ultimate fave places around the world to shop at is in my very own home of Los Angeles. Decades on Melrose is a legendary must to all the fashion mavens everywhere. It’s worth the trip back in timeless style.
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2. As a fashionista, it’s important to stay on top of the latest trends. This year’s Pantone color of the year is Radiant Orchid – so swipe some lavender polish onto your lovely nail beds the next time you go to the salon. Manis and pedis are fun and easy ways to add pops of color to your look.
3. I am a fan of a bright, bold lip. But if you are drawing attention to your lips you need to make sure your pearly whites are sparkling white. I recommend stashing lip colors with blue undertones and the new Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen in your purse for an on-the-go beauty update.
4. Neon orange lips are officially in. The bright orange shade provides the necessary pop to your lips and looks great on multiple skin tones. 
5. While we all love to rock bright and bold colors, remember that black is and always will be classic. Make sure to keep a little black dress stashed in your closet to rock at the next event you attend or night out on the town.
6. Tie your look together with some great accessories. Adding a statement necklace can really set the tone for the rest of your outfit. You can really transition an outfit from day to night with the help of a stylish accessory.
Fashion blogger Olivia Palermo in statement necklaces  – FabSugar
7. Ladies, it’s all about the blue eye makeup these days! Apply shades of teal and seafoam to your eyelid or as a liner to make those gorgeous eyes of yours sparkle and shine.
8. Looking to jump on a fashion trend from the 90’s? Well ladies, you are in luck – overalls are back in full force! This laid back outfit looks comes as a romper or in the traditional full length get up 
– so why not have a blast from the past and rock the overall!

9.  Accessories are a girl’s best friend, am I right? We all love to dress up our look with bangles, earrings and the hottest new handbag. But ladies, don’t forget your best accessory is and always will be your smile! Make your smile pop by using the full Optic White line of products – brush, rinse, whiten and go for whiter teeth in just one day!
10. No one wants to feel weighed down, especially when it comes to their makeup. Instead of wearing a heavy foundation, try a tinted moisturizer – it provides the coverage you want/need in a light weight formula.
Excellent tips! Happy Summer Styling, ladies!

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