Besides the US, Nollywood (Nigeria), Bollywood (India), South Africa, and many Asian nations have their own versions of “bump watch” of their TV, Movie and Recording Artist celebrities. Once in a while, we like to feature an International Bump Watch.
Today, we’re highlighting South Africa!
Actor Mzwandile Ngubeni and soap opera Actress and Casting Director Nolwazi Shange announced recently that they are expecting their first child together. Nolwazi shared a picture of her ultrasound on Instagram. She wrote: “It’s official. #BabyNtsika.”
The couple married last May after dating for 6 years.
Meanwhile, South African singer Tamara Dey announced on Instagram that she is her second trimester of her first pregnancy.
“With a baby on the way and a new album dropping soon, I continue to have a very active pregnancy,” the fiery red head captioned her photo of herself in a blue dress cupping her bump. “I’m promoting my new music, doing gigs and staying fit and healthy with the help of local studio, My Pilates in Dunkeld, Johannesburg as their newly appointed brand ambassador. I’m embracing this next chapter in my life with much joy and excitement and can’t wait to share both my new music and babybliss with all of you very soon.”
Congrats to all!
h/t IOL News.
As we’ve blogged about before, Hollywood isn’t the only center for celebrity “bumpwatch”.
In other entertainment capitals around the world like Bollywood India, Nollywood Nigeria, South Africa, South Korea, the Philippines, and elsewhere the public and media speculate and follow the impending arrivals of their favorite television and movie stars.
We’re all about following Interntional Bump Watch too!
In South Korea, actors Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo are tying the knot in October after keeping their off-set romance a secret. The two co star in the military TV drama Descendants of the Sun where, as what happens with a lot of Western actors, they hit it off and started a romance. He plays a special forces captain and she an army surgeon.
Shortly thereafter, rumors started to circulate that they would be expecting.
But the talent agency for Kyo put that speculation to rest by issuing a statement calling the rumor “completely groundless.” Hmmmm…. We’ll see. Ha!
She’s on bump watch for sure!
photos: Courtesy KBS
So, I spent part of the morning IG stalking one of my fave fashion bloggers, Frédérique Harrell who is expecting her first child and looking fabuliciois doing it.
The Parisian stylist lives in London with her husband of two years, Tom.
This is the first child for the couple due this November.
I love that she isn’t afraid to play with color, texture and patterns even while pregnant.
Frédérique colors outside of the lines! Here are some of my fave maternity looks she has shared with her 102K IG followers.
Namibian model Behati Prinsloo and Israeli model Bar Refaeli gave their millions of followers in social media another glimpse of their growing baby bumps.
Both Victoria Secret models are expecting their first child.
Prinsloo, who is married to hunky Adam Levine, posted a photo on Instagram of her bump in the bath.
She captioned it with the whale emoji. ?
Israeli model Bar Refaeli also posted her baby bump also via Instagram on Sunday. Shown relaxing in a pool she wrote,
“You can come out now…I’m ready. And heavy.”
This will be her first child with husband Adi Ezra.
Neither can they be characterized as heavy or a whale in any shape or form but that is okay. That is what we women do when we are feeling the pressure or weight gain while pregnant.
Throw out self-deprecating humor. It’s human nature. * le sigh *
Saturday is the day we share international bump watch and highlight expecting celebrities from other nations that have a substantial film industry like Bollywood (Indian and Pakistan), Ghana, the Philippines, Nigeria, Korea, South Africa, Thailand and other nations.
Today, we take a look back at the fabulous photos that Nigerian actresses Stephanie Okereke-Linus, Kaffy, Chidera Odiele and Osas Ighodaro shared when expecting.
The “bump watch” phenomenon is not just an American thing.
The Western World isn’t the only part of the globe with a mild obsession with its expecting celebrity parents.
Other areas too with a healthy film, television and entertainment industry in Africa and the East do also.
For example, in Nollywood, Nigeria; Bollywood, India and South Africa, several female actresses and public figures are expecting and getting mucho coverage in the press in their respective areas.
In India, Mira Kapoor, the wife of actor Shahid Kapoor snapped a photo of herself at an event while her husband was shooting a film and several Indian and Pakistani outlets reported it. (source)
Also, the paparazzi have been stalking another Bollywood actress Genelia D’Souza Deshmukh and her actor husband Riteish Deshmukh who are expecting their first child together (source)
In Nigeria, there was buzz over an Instagram maternity pic that fashion stylist Aijay Ukonu shared online. She is expecting her first child with her husband famed photographer, Paul Ukonu (source)
Finally, in South Africa, there is buzz over South African film industry actress Carmel Fisher who is awaiting the May delivery of her first child with her property developer boyfriend of 5 years. (source)
Bump watching is a world wide phenomenon. Like it or not! Ha!