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Draya Michele caps Off Her Pregnancy with a Beautiful Maternity Shoot

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Basketball Wives reality TV star Draya Michele is getting close to her due date to deliver her first child with long time beau and fiance Dallas Cowboys cornerback, Orlando Scandrick. She is 34 weeks along.

The Mint Swim founder and swimsuit designer took some time off to take maternity portraits with photographer Von Jackson recently.

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She shared some of the behind-the-scenes moments on Instagram.

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“If I’m capable of creating life, there’s really nothing I can’t do,” Michele captioned of one of the photos. Her photographer also posted a shot on his page.  

They are beautiful and she is too. The pretty former model has a son named Kniko from  a previous relationship.  

Rumor Control: Draya Michele Clears Up Paternity of her 11-Year Old Son

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Today is clear up the rumors Friday and our subject is second-time mom-to-be  Draya Michele who VH1‘s Basketball Wives  who is finally sharing who her son’s dad is.

We and many other media outlets have incorrectly stated that her son’s father is NBA veteran Gilbert Arenas, but it is not.

Draya took to Instagram this week to clarify the falsehood:

Here is Draya ….. At 17 years old I got pregnant by a man who became incarcerated for 10 when I was 7 months pregnant. With help from my mom, I was able to survive. Now, judging by how under-developed and young I was, besides living in a very small city in PA….. There’s no way in 2002 I got pregnant by some athlete. If I had, there’s not a chance in fucking hell I would have wasted 7 years of my life working “in the club” because clearly child support would be on fleek. I have never received A DIME of child support in my life and that’s ok. I have also NEVER attempted to say anyone other than who my son is named after (yes he’s a junior) was the father. My son’s father lives in pa and makes an honest living being a barber. This shit is completely embarrassing to me and my family. And I intend on putting this to final rest. I’m pissed that I had to take time from remodeling my office in my brand new 4000 square foot warehouse to even address this. But I’ve been quiet too long. I’ve also let people tell “my story” on tv too many times. I’ll speak my truths….. You speak your own and keep whatever momentum going by doing that. God bless. Leave the kids out of it for heaven’s sake. #seemybabyseat #boxdye #walmart

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Draya Michele (real name Andraya  Michele Howard) is the longest sitting cast member from reality TV show and today owns a clothing and swim suit label.

“At 17 years old I got pregnant by a man who became incarcerated for 10 when I was 7 months pregnant. With help from my mom, I was able to survive,” she captioned a photo of herself at 17-years old with her son in a car seat nearby. “Judging by how under-developed and young I was, besides living in a very small city in PA….. There’s no way in 2002 I got pregnant by some athlete. If I had, there’s not a chance in f——h— I would have wasted 7 years of my life working ‘in the club’ because clearly child support would be on fleek.”

She also made everyone aware that her son’s father does not support her at all.

“I have never received A DIME of child support in my life and that’s ok,” she explained. “I have also NEVER attempted to say anyone other than who my son is named after (yes he’s a junior) was the father. My son’s father lives in pa and makes an honest living being a barber. This s— is completely embarrassing to me and my family.”

Arenas himself spoke to the rumors last year when he told his Instagram followers, “Draya’s son was at least four years old when I met her and we were [cool] friends.”

Draya Michele is expecting her second child, a son, with NFL star Orlando Scandrick.

h/t Black Celeb Kids

VH1’s Reality TV Stars are Having a Baby Boom, but Each is Drama-Filled…READ THIS!

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I do not keep up with VH1’s Love and Hip Hop or its Basketball Wives franchises at all, but I did notice that those shows are having a little collective baby boom. (and there’s plenty of drama behind each, apparently).

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One of the original cast members Draya Michele, who is still on the show after 5 years since it launched in 2010, is expecting her first child with her fiance NFL’s Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick but sadly the two have broken up.  The former model announced the news in a recent Instagram post that also featured a nude maternity portrait with her body covered in what looks like body cast plaster.

“I am a woman….. I’m creating life…. I’m proud and I’m happy,” she captioned the photo. “I don’t need materialistic things or the love and acceptance from anyone, now that I have you. I love you son.” Michele later edited the post to reflect both of her kids, Black Celeb Kids noted. Michele has an 11-year old son Kniko from a previous relationship with Washington Wizards player Gilbert Arenas.

“I’ve been hurt, abandoned, lied on, and disrespected,” the swimsuit designer wrote. “I’ve realized you can’t change people.. And the thing about rough times is, I’ve survived every single one.”

She finished off the announcement, “Today is a celebration for me …. I’ve made 6 months…. And I’m ok rejoicing alone. I have a son and another on the way, soon to be surrounded by 2 kings. Protectors.”

Michele is 6 months pregnant. Scandrick is dad to twins 5-year old Tatiana and Taylor from a previous relationship, thus, this will be his third child, and first son.

Masika Kalysha

Congratulations is also due to Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star Masika Kalysha who is expecting a baby girl this year. The baby’s father is rapper Fetty Wap (Real name Willie Maxwell) who has refused to take a paternity test to confirm that he is indeed the dad.

“I tried to demand him taking a paternity test,” Kalysha told Us Weekly. “He doesn’t want to take one. I asked him seven times, ‘Will you just volunteer and do it?’ He refuses.”

However, Wap has told TMZ he wants a paternity test.

The break out rapper, famously know for his summer hit and having one working eye, is dad to son Zoovier and daughter Zaviera.

Due to the estranged nature of the couple’s relationship, Kalysha complained on social media that she had struggled with harassment from Fetty’s fans.

“Ever since I made my announcement, the idiot corner (including petty wap) has been in their deepest of feelings running a muck all over the internet with their key board thuggery,” she wrote on her blog. “I was in a committed relationship, with a man who initially got me pregnant.”

Tara Wallace

Wallace is a cast member of Love & Hip Hop New York who has been in an on-again-off-again 13-year relationship with cast mate, rapper Peter Gunz (real name Peter Pankey). She announced her pregnancy on a recent episode of the show.

She then took to Instagram to share a artistic nude maternity portrait which included an Elizabeth Stone quote: “Making the decision to have a baby is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”

Wallace has a Bachelor’s degree in theater and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from New York’s Actors Studio Drama School.

Gunz is currently married to fellow show cast member and our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Amina Buddafly. The two have a child together; and he has several children from previous relationships. Buddafly welcomed daughter on July 29, 2014.

The love triangle is pretty messy and hard to keep up with but the drama is somewhat addressed at The YBF HERE!

Wow!  Congrats for all the upcoming new arrivals and we’re wishing a safe labor and delivery to all the expecting moms.

h/t BlackCelebKids.com

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Love & Hip Hop star and singer Amina Buddafly when pregnant in 2014

Side note: I wanted to add, all in this group make up a virtual United Nations of nationalities. Buddafly is German  with a Senegalese father, Michele is half Italian, Wap’s kids mom, Reese, is half Guatemalan. Wap’s grandmom is Haitian. Kalysha claims French Creole heritage. “We are the world” indeed, but only to clean up some of this messy drama now….oy!

‘Basketball Wives’ reality TV star Tami Roman suffers miscarriage

 

 

Sad news for Basketball Wives reality TV star Tami Roman and her boyfriend, Reggie Youngblood, who recently suffered though a traumatic miscarriage loss.

HipHollywood confirmed through a rep for the couple that the loss came at 10 weeks of pregnancy. 

It was reported that Roman was past her first trimester by some sources but that was not true. 

According to the rep for the former Real World: LA cast member, Roman is “sad” and “heartbroken.”

Roman, who appeared along with Youbgblood on the last edition of Marriage Bootcamp: Reality TV Stars edition, made the announcement during a taping of the Love & Hip Hop ATL after show. 

 “I feel this is the perfect place to let everybody know that I am granting wishes. I am six weeks pregnant,” Roman said at the time.

This would have been the third child for Roman, but the first for Youngblood, who is an exec for a courier company in Atlanta.

We at Bellyitch are sending the couple comforting prayers and thoughts. 

Basketball Wives’ Tami Roman shares First Bump Photo

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Basketball Wives star Tami Roman showed off her first bump pic while posing up with her beau business owner Reggie Youngblood in her Instagram account yesterday.

The Real World Los Angeles alum captioned the photo “Hello…GM…NY with my babies.”

The couple is expecting their first child together though this would be Roman’s third child.

The Marriage Bootcamp All-Stars cast member has two daughters, Lyric and Jazz with ex NBA star Kenny Anderson. 

Roman has been having a fashionable pregnancy too, having fun wearing chic maternity street wear this weekend while in the EnYCee.

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Eveyln Lozada’s New Show hints She had a Recent Miscarriage, But these Photos show Otherwise

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On the premiere episode of reality TV personality Evelyn Lozada‘s new show Livin’ Lozada on OWN TV network, the ex Basketball Wives star revealed that she was expecting her second child with fiance Carl Crawford of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The shoes-loving author and her Major League Baseball star husband only welcomed their first child together, Carl Leo only last March 2014.

Towards the end of the first episode, Lozada received a voicemail from her doctor  and she later learns that her hormone levels were dropping instead of rising. That’s not good news for any woman. She feared she had miscarried.

In a clip from the show, Lozada can be seen sharing the news with her 21-year old model daughter Shaniece, who also stars in the show:

“It’s not good,” Lozada says. “Most likely, I’m going to end up miscarrying the baby.”

 

 

 

And that’s were the episode ends with a teaser which preps viewers to tune in find out the fate of her pregnancy the following Saturday.

However, from the looks of her recent Instagram pics, it appears that she was able to get over that scary hurdle. Lozada appears to be hiding her bump in most of them but obviously cannot show it now. That will take away the mystique from watching the show this Saturday.

It was taped about a couple months ago so she should be about 14 weeks along by now and many women “pop” earlier after they’ve had one baby already. This would be Lozada’s third child.

We at Bellyitch assume she wouldn’t like this blog post if she were to read it given what she said about bloggers in the premiere episode.  At one point of the show when she learns that news that she landed her own show leaked early and was featured in a popular gossip blog. She railed against “f***king* sh*tty  ass bloggers”.  Wow, really? Sounds a bit like Phaedra Parks.

[Side note: Reality TV stars need Bloggers to help keep them relevant and in the public eye. It’s a symbiotic relationships and being a public figure means people may spread wrong news at times but you need to be calm and rely on thick skin to keep you above because in the grand scheme of things, nothing really matters. *Rant over* :-)]

Lozada was famously engaged to NFL football player Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson before having a very public breakup. Shaniece is the offspring from another earlier relationship.

We hope we are right and she is happily expecting her second child. *fingers crossed*

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Inside Ludacris & wife Eudoxiee’s Secret Garden Baby Shower (PHOTOS)

This weekend, rapper Ludacris and his brand wife Eudoxie Agnan celebrated the impending birth of their first child together at a “Secret Garden” themed baby shower.
It was a celeb-studded affair as well with attendees including a couple of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums, singer Monica Brown and famous ex-fiance to Ne-Yo, Monyetta Shaw who stars in VH1′s Hollywood ExesLaura Govan, star of VH1 reality TV show Basketball Wives star and former Destiny’s Child member and BET‘s Single Ladies actress LaToya Luckett were there too.


Also in attendance was Ludacris’s 13-year old daughter from a previous relationship Karma Bridges who joined in the festivities celebrating her soon-to-be-born sibling.  The Fast and Furious star is also custodial parent to 1-year old daughter Cai Bella Bridges.


Guests were treated to donuts dangling from a doughnut tree, and other exquisite treats.
Ludacris and his medical-student and philanthropist ex-model wife got hitched on Christmas Day in a surprise Engagement-turned-wedding event.
photo credit: Donna Permell of PrimePhocus, Instagram

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Happy Family: Ludacris, Eudoxiee, and Luda’s 13-year old daughter Karma.

Monica and Basketball Wives star Laura Govnan

Hollywood Exes star Monyetta Shaw, guest and Govnan

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Basketball Wives: Meanest thing said ever about infertility on realityTV (VIDEO)

Last night, on VH1‘s Basketball Wives LA finale, cast member Sundy Carter ended an argument with her show nemesis, Ovarian cancer survivor Brandi Maxiell in the worst way. 
Back story: Maxiell contracted the deadly disease at age 24, but is healthy now and recently has been struggling to conceive a second child with her husband Orlando Magic player Jason Maxiell. The two have a son. 
After Brandi & Sundy exchanged some harsh words inside a rented home where the two and other cast members were staying, Sundy told Brandi, “I have three healthy kids, go work on trying to get you some!”
She also referenced Maxiell’s medicine and infertility shots, telling her to go take them so she “can make a baby.”
How horrible!
The spat spilled into social media, with Carter insisting she still hasn’t apologized despite knowing how mean-spirited and below-the-belt her statements were and all the tremendous backlash she has gotten. 
Some have called on VH1 to kick her off the show or cancel it 

The show’s creator and executive producer Shaunie O’Neal (Shaquille O’Neal ex) felt compelled to issue a formal statement and delivers on her Instagram.

Watch the clip from the show here with the worst statements coming at the end:

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Evelyn Lozada shares gorgeous professional maternity photos

Basketball Wives cast member Evelyn Lozada shared gorgeous photos of a recent maternity photo shoot with LA photographer Josh Madson.
In a caption to the image of the mom-to-be in a beautiful floral bump hugging sun dress looking down and cradling her unborn son, the boutique owner wrote, “Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be.”

She posted another image in an open knit shirt looking more pensive and captioned it with: 

No doubt you’re a son of mine, You make me feel happy even when I’m sad, because the formation of another life makes me glad. Proud of you I am, I already know how you’ll be, a smart ‘lil’ man for mommy to see, no worries from me a mom to be, to a special baby boy I can’t wait to see. ❤️

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Aww. Sweet! Lozada and fiance LA Dodgers player Carl Crawford  are expecting their first child together. Lozada has a 20-year old daughter Shaniece Hairston from a previous relationship and Crawford has a 9-year old son and a 5-month old daughter from a previous relationship.

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Bump Watch: Danielle Jonas, Evelyn Lozada Instagram Belly progression pics

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Danielle Jonas, star of Married to Jonas and Evelyn Lozada of VH1‘s Basketball Wives both shared an updated belly progression photo with their fans and followers on their respective Instagram  accounts.

Danielle and husband Kevin Jonas of E!’s The Jonas Brothers are expecting a daughter pretty soon. This will be the couple’s first child. They announced the news by showing a photo of the baby’s ultrasound last summer.

Equally, Lozada, who just got engaged to LA Dodgers player Carl Crawford this past December, is also waiting for her baby, her second. She has a 20-year old daughter Shaniece from a previous relationship. She is about 7 months along.

Looking good, ladies!

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