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Monica Brown is Our 2018 Posh Style Mom Icon!

It’s been a minute since we proclaimed a celebrity mom as a fashion style icon. After stalking Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum singer Monica Brown’s Instagram page and various presses sightings of the fabulous singer, the editors at Bellyitch have determined that the mom to stylish three is deserving to be our 2018 honoree!

For those unfamiliar, this recognition is given to a celebrity mom, usually one who has more than one child, who also has displayed effortless style, not necessarily created by a stylist, who inspires others and Monica is it!

We love the R&B recording artist’s  Instagram posts which are reminiscent of what you’d  see on any “it” Fashion Grammer or Style Blogger’s feed.

Monica’s fashion aesthetic consists of lots of bold colors, thigh high boots and chic dusters. She isn’t afraid to switch up her hair color from crimson, to pitch black to platinum. The mom of three, including 4-year old daughter Laiyah, 9-year old son Romelo and 12-year son Rocko,  has worn down her hair bone straight, in a croute pixie cut or intertwined in waist-length faux locs.

Her page is bright and totally themed out, similar to other influencers out there! See it HERE!

Ms. Brown can do no wrong in our book. The Atlanta-based philanthropist is married to NBA player Shannon Brown since 2010 when the two wed in a secret ceremony. Monica is also step mom to Shannon’s son Shannon Brown, Jr. from a previous relationship. Laiyah is the couple’s only child together as Rocko and Romelo’s dad is Monica’s ex, actor and rapper Rodney Hill, Jr also known as Rocko

The last time we named someone this honor was 2017 and it was given to philanthropist and end ex model Helen Lasichanh, Pharrell’s wife. Before her, the honor was given to Kourtney Kardashian in 2015. Before her, in 2014, Jennifer Hudson, who was the fourth mom to a single child to get the award. Before her, P!nk got it in 2012. And former First Lady Michelle Obama was dubbed an icon in 2011. Other designees include, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly RipaVictoria BeckhamTichina Arnold and  Christina Milian.

Here is a quick rundown of some of ourm fave looks Monica has rocked over the years as shared in her super fly Insta!

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The Garden…..

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Every step you take I’m taking with you ……

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Monica Denise Brown➕

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I still go up for you every night 🖤

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Wherever you go , make sure your happy follows 🖤

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❤️M.B.❤️

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Let Love lead you ❤️

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Street Symphony 🖤

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Still Standing …..

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Today was a good day ……

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Report: Monica Brown is Expecting Her Fourth Child

Sources to notoriously accurate gossip blog  Fameolous are claiming that R&B singer Monica Brown is expecting her fourth child.

The site quoted a backstage snoop at one of “The Boy Is Mine” singer’s recent concerts who overheard Monica telling another friend that her daughter Laiyah asked her to dye her hair blue because she thinks her mom is having a baby boy.

Brown, who is married to NBA player Shannon Brown, has yet to confirm the news and is keeping the news to herself and close family until she is further along.

If it is a boy (or twins, some sources say she is expecting two), then it would be her third son. She has  a 13-year old son, Rocko and 10-year old son Romelo with her ex,  rapper Rodney ‘Rocko’ Hill.

This would be her second child with Brown, a former Cleveland Cavalier player who currently plays for the Wisconsin Herd.  In a recent photo of Monica with our more recent Bumpwatch alum, Blac Chyna, she wore a top that seemingly revealed a sizeable baby bump.  Time will tell.

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Monica Brown and Kids Won Halloween This Year

Our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Monica Brown’s children won the celebrity kids costume contest in our book!

The theme was ode to classic horror films and a half child dressed as a character from one of those well-known and watched films.

The R&B singer’s 4-year old daughter Laiyah was that creepy doll Annabelle.

Her sons 12-year old Rocko was Jason from the Halloween movie franchise…

…and 9-year old Romelo went as Chucky from Child’s Play and Monica herself was that frightful scary clown Pennywise from It!

Hubby NBA Milwaukee Bucks Shannon Brown diverted from the family theme and dressed as the character Anthony Curtis from the pop culture iconic Dead Presidents movie.

Laiyah had a second scary costume as a zombie princess

Halloween 2018: Superheroes Were Celeb Families’ Top Choice

Here are some additional amazing celebrity family Halloween costumes from this year that rocked! And one thing I’ve noticed while pulling this together using their respective Instagram photo shares is that the Super Heroes theme was the preferred costume.

On top of that list, about 4 families did the Incredibles this years. In years past, Mariah Carey and The Baldwins among other families had gone with that group costume option. Here is a quick run down of other fabulous costumes including some amazing over-the top ones that are not super heroes but are from popular movies and other pop culture figures.

Adrienne and Chris Bosh and family as The Incredibles

Fergie and her son Axl were are super heroes Power Rangers

Kevin Hart and family as Minions

Wonder Woman Tamar Braxton and her son Logan as Batman

Kandi Burruss and family also as Super heroes

Vanessa Lachey and her kids were also The Incredibles.

 

Singer Melanie Fiona and her family were also The Incredibles

And finally so was Cyn Santanna and fam

Monica Brown and her family are usually on the top 5 list when it comes to Halloween costumes and so to no surprise her daughter Laiyah Brown‘s Edward Scissorhands is amazing@

 

No doubt Ayesha Curry as Snow White and her 4-month old son Canon as a Dwarf were the cutest!

Not a family costume but here is Marcus Scribner as Erik Killmonger, Tracee Ellis Ross as Nakia, and Anthony Anderson as T’Challa from Black Panther

 

More Superheroes from Tia Mowry, Cory Hardrict and family

Her sister Tamera Mowry-Housley and her daughter were lady bugs with husband Adam Housley as a cave man and their son Aden a dinosaur.

Gisele Bundchen and her daughter were unicorns.

As was Jessica Alba and her daughter while her hubby Cash Warren and their other kids were giraffes.

Toya Wright was Cruella DeVille and her daughter a dalmatian

Lisa Ling and her daughter Jett were mermaids

Ray J and wife Princess Love and their daughter were Holy figures, a priest, Nun and angel.

Hoda Kotb and her daughter were bumble bees.

Age Aint Nuthin’ But A Number: These Older Celeb Moms’ Style Won the Weekend

This weekend and last a few of our past celeb mom features and faves showed out and showed us that age isn’t anything but a number. Singer Monica Brown, international lawyer Amal Clooney and model and actress Christie Brinkley were photographed and/or spotted out and about in fierece boots, hot pants and super gorge accessories.

Each women, aged 37, 40 and 64 respectively could easily pass for a decade or two younger based on their youthful figures, style and flawless skin.

While Clooney, who is also married to director, producer, actor and philanthropist George Clooney, is usually seen in conservative coats and A-line dresses, the mom to twins arrived to an event this weekend in Alexander Wang shorts,over Alexander Wang leather pants, topped by a feathered and embroidered Valentino jacket. She finished the look in a pair of leather boots.

Monica has been on tour and showing off colorful, fabulous looks in her carefully and perfectly styled Instagram page and it was no different about a week ago when she wore white thigh high feathered boots under a long sleeve denim dress with a long plaid duster tied around her waist.

Meanwhile, 64 year old Brinkley was seen out and about in a super cute Gucci logo Light Felted Cotton Sweatshirt and toting the It Bag, Mrs. Thom striped pebbled leather tote by Thom Browne and rocking vicious pair of red patent leather Gianvito RossiLevy 100 ankle boots.

Work it ladies! Show these younger women how it’s done!

 

Inside Toya Wright’s Baby Shower

Toya Wright celebrated the impending arrival of her second child at a baby shower in an Atlanta private residence this past MLK weekend.

It was a reality TV show reunion as some Our blog faves and bumpwatch alums Monica Brown, Monyetta Shaw and Rasheeda attended. Other stars of Atlanta-based shows Shamea Morton from Bravo TV‘s Real Housewives of Atlanta Quad Webb-Lunceford from that same network’s Married to Medicine.

The event featured personalized candy apples, candy bar and Rice Krispie treats and more. The theme was “Showering Reign”, a take off of the name she has selected for her daughter, though in one recent post, she referred to her baby as “Reignbeaux“, phonetic spin on Rainbow with a very unique spelling.

Wright also used the occasion to introduce the public to her beau and the baby’s dad Atlanta sports manager Robert “Red” Rushing. Up until this point, she had elected to conceal his identity. Secret’s out now!

If the baby’s name will be Reignbeaux, this will be the second celebrity baby Rainbow in recent years because The Girls Next Door alum Holly Madison‘s first child is  also named Rainbow. Reign is also a bit popular recently among celebrities. Kourtney Kardashian‘s son is named Reign and that is the middle name of Lil Kim’s daughter Royal Reign.

Wright announced her pregnancy last September  with a very creative scripted video featuring her daughter Reginae Carter with ex husband rapper Lil Wayne.

Oh and h/t from YBF, we learned that she also had a second shower with her fans. Nice! Here are photos shared by attendees:

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Cake Pops #showeringReign @eyeof_aries is a fool with a camera !!!

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Sugar Cookies … #showeringreign

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#beautiful evening #showeringreign @absolutelyquad #beautiful #babyshower @toyawright #magical

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Inside Toya Wright’s Gender Reveal Party

We usually blog about celebrity baby showers but Millenial parents are all about gender reveal parties.

Second-time mom-to-be Toya Wright had a gender reveal party early last month at her home but only recently shared the official event video.

Guests included a few of our Atlanta, Georgia-based Bellyitch Bumpwatch Alums: R&B singers and stage actress Monica Brown, Reality TV star of Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta and biz mogul Kandi Burruss and her Xscape reunion tour band mate and fellow reality TV star Tameka “Tiny” Cottle Harris, Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta star Rasheeda.

The event was held indoors and outdoors poolside and from the looks of photos shared in social media, was quite an elegant tho low-key affair.

The actual gender reveal was an airplane flyover! How different and creative!!

“Issa Girl”! The banner trailing the tiny plane read to jubilant screams and shouts below.

Wright, who has starred in two reality TV shows about her life and is the author of a new book, shared the video on her Instagram.

She has not revealed who the dad is. She had a 18-year old daughter, Reginae Carter, who is a featured co-author of her new book, “You Just Don’t get It!”

She had the best reaction to the news as perfectly captured by the event photographer.

Carter’s dad is super famous Rapper Lil Wayne. 

My Last 2016 Celeb Halloween RoundUp…Promise

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I hope you’re not tired of seeing Halloween costumes cause it took me quite some time to stalk all of our fave Bellyitch Bumpwatch Alums of our 7-year history and show you “my haul.” (smiley face emoji)

I screenshot the photos from Instagram they shared of their little ones in their costumes and boy, were there some great ones.

A standout is R &B singer Monica Brown and family. They recreated Beetlejuice, the movie with all its ghoulish characters for a Halloween party they threw this week.

Two families portrayed “Beauty and the Beast”: Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum and daughter Eberle and the Boshes, NBA player Chris Bosh, wife Adrienne and their daughter Dylan Skye. (They were Bat family with their twin baby boys Lennox and Phoenix too)



Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson and Kim Zolciack-Biermann‘s twins Kaia and Kane dressed as Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson from the movie rendition of  Grease.

Also The Baldwins (Hilaria and Alec & Fam) and Matthews (Jwoww & fam) went as The Incredibles.

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I thought Tamera Mowry-Housely‘s daughter Ariah dressed as the overinflated StayPuff Marshmallow man from Ghostbusters was also very creative as mom and dad dressed as the Ghost catchers in that film.

And the other interesting thing to note is that in some of these screen grabs, you can see where other celeb moms have liked a fellow celeb mom’s pic.

You know how they’ll have a million followers of us peons but only following fellow celebs back? Ha!

Check them out.



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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

 

 

#PhilandoCastile and #AltonSterling: Celeb Moms Who’ve Spoken Out About Killings

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Tonight, we’ve reached a tipping point in America as several Dallas police officers were killed during a rally to protest recent police shootings. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of those men and women who put their lives at risk daily to protect and serve.

Here is a rundown of what sparked the rally followed by solidarity messages from celeb women we’ve featured on the blog:

Within 48 hours, two black men in “concealed weapon license to carry” states exercising their rights to have guns in their pockets were nonetheless shot and killed by police officers. Both killings, one execution style and the other in front of a 4-year old child during a routine traffic stop, has sparked outrage.

Alton Sterling was selling CDs outside of a grocery store in a high crime neighborhood and exercising his Second Amendment rights as an American, carried a weapon to protect himself. Someone reported to the police that Sterling had it out waving at people and after scuffle with the officers who arrived at the scene and eventually took Sterling down, another took out his revolver and emptied a couple of rounds into Sterling’s body before falling off the man’s chest and shooting a few more shots. The store owner and another eyewitness filmed the shootings on their smartphones and circulated it on social media. The outrage has been swift.

That same night, another man, Philando Castile, was driving with his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year old daughter in the backseat when he was pulled over for a busted tail light. Diamond turned on her Facebook Live and shared the incident as it happened with her followers on the social media site. The world was witness to the moments immediately after one officer shot him as he reached into his pocket to pull out his driver’s license as asked to do so by the officer, per Reynold’s account. The officer can be overheard on the video saying “ignorance”.

As with other past police killings of unarmed black men and boys, many parents have been shaken by the incident especially parents of young black boys. In social media, many have expressed fear that when their children grow up, they will be seen as menacing threats simply for being in the skin they were born in and could be the next hashtag.

I know personally, I’ve talked to my kids again as my husband and I do periodically throughout their lives to make sure they are aware what they need to do to escape a possible police encounter alive. My father in law is a retired veteran police detective and my husband’s uncle was a police officer. We fear for the lives of blue and believe Blue Lives Matter as well, but at the same time, we are frightened by the pattern of brutality among some officers.

To Kiyan ? #philandocastile #altonsterling ??

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We checked in on several of the celeb moms we’ve profiled on the blog before and noticed that some of them spoke out about the shootings in social media. 

Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Kristen Bell, Olivia Wilde, Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Rowland,  Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tia Mowry, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Tamar Braxton, Ellen Pompeo, busy Philipps,Eva Marcille, Phaedra Parks, Rasheeda, Yandy Smith,Toni Braxton, FAntasia, Brandy all shared posts and Kim Kardashian West and Vanessa Simmons rt’d others.

Here is a roundup of their shares, excluding Monica Brown’s who posted an excerpt of Reynold’s graphic video:

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Praying for a more peaceful world for our children and our children’s children. ?? A photo posted by Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) on

 

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We can’t be silent… I don’t care what you call me… I won’t be silent

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NO. I DONT WANT TO WATCH. I WANT IT TO STOP.

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OUR Fathers. OUR Brothers. OUR Sons. When will this end? I am heartbroken.

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#live

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Praying for a more peaceful world for our children and our children’s children. ??

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Stand up, speak up. Stop Killing Us!!!! #blacklivesmatter

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#blacklivesmatter

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#altonsterling I am just heartbroken today for his family. We need change. ?

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#ENOUGH ?????? #altonsterling??

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So I was advise to take my last two post down and edit my comment to protect my family that is behind the cement walls. I will not take my post down but I will edit my comment. Let’s stick together people. Rise above together. ✊? #Repost @tamikadmallory with @repostapp ・・・ #Repost @angelo_pinto_ ・・・ “I just want to thank them for being here, for teaching me to focus on comprehension over career, and that they made sure I learned what the schools were AFRAID to teach us.” – Jessie Williams (2016 BET Awards Humanitarian Award Speech) #woke #independenceday #altonsterling #blacklivesmatter #policebrutality #spilledink #axwell #meditation #skrillex #afrojack #tiesto #davidguetta #asap #blvck #beentrill #muse #ootd #jamaica #PerformanceArt #hypebeast #rastafari #unity #rasta #wutang #philly #afropunk #philadelphia

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