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Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood Stars Ray J and Wife Princess Love Are Expecting Their First Child!

Recording Artist and TV Host Ray J and his wife Princess Love Norwood are expecting their first child together!

Ray J announced the news during a co-hosting guest appearance on the FOX syndicated daytime talk show The Real today.

“Love is on my mind. Love is in my heart. Princess and I are expecting,” the WETV host pf the reality TV show Driven to Love of told show panelists Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley.

“We were trying for a while. It’s not as easy as people think,” Ray J said during his  appearance. Watch:

After the For the Love of Ray J star blasted the good news, his wife and Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood co-star announced the news on her Instagram account today to her 1.3M fans and followers.

“It’s such a blessing from God to be able to carry our child,”. she shared. “We kept this to ourselves until after the first trimester because it’s bad luck to announce too early. But we’re so proud to share this journey with you guys. Thank you for all of the love and prayers ❤️”

 

The couple, married since August 2016, had been having fertility struggles.

It was part of their story line on the hit VH1 franchise show. This will be the first child for both of them.  RayJ is the sibling to one of our original Bellyitch Bumpwatch moms, singer and actress, Brandy Norwood.

 

Congrats!

Reese Witherspoon’s Fave ‘Little Big Lies’ Fan Halloween Costumes

I just loved our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums Reese Witherspoon and frequent feature Nicole Kidman in the HBO mini series Little Big Lies and so did these superfans who dressed as some of the characters in various scenes for Halloween.

Witherspoon featured some of them on her Instagram this week!

Yup, all of your #BigLittleLies costumes made my #Halloween!!! Some of my faves!????

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Getting Fit After Baby: Fabletics New April Gear is $15 a Set (Limited Time)

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Whether you’re newly preggers or just got cleared to start working out again after having a baby, chances are you’re going to need some gym or exercise clothing.

These days, the most fashionable and stylish athletic gear for women can be very very expensive. A sports bar at Lululemon can start at $56 and a pair of crop leggings are $118. That can be costly for those who are watching their pennies or are on maternity leave without pay.

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As I’ve shared before, our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Kate Hudson has a line called Fabletics with comparable quality clothing for a fraction of the cost of the top competitor brands. We are an affiliate to the membership athletic clothing brand and just learned that it has released its April new additions.

We are excited to share that there are introductory outfits for new members starting at $15! Wow! You really cannot beat that.

Below are a sample of looks you could get at lululemon and you would spend between $59 to $300 for one outfit:

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Compare to a sample of this month’s new collection (below) of outfits at Fabletics that are originally $79 per set that you can get now for a limited time for $15! Yes. That is awesome.

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Go get this awesome discount while it’s still hot and start your fitness journey! START TODAY!

 

What the Stars Did on Thanksgiving (IG Roundup)

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As with our usual tradition of stalking our fave celebs and past blog features, we took a look around the gram and chronicled what we saw our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums and family doing….’cause we’re just nosy like that.

Come on, admit it! You like seeing what the stars do on their spare and down time too, right!?! So…here is a tiny round up. We may update it a bit later.

Gisele had a great spread so good the kids couldn’t resist!

Thank you God ❤️?❤️ Obrigada Deus #happythanksgiving

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Ciara was expressing her gratitude for her son Future Zahir and new husband Russell Wilson

Grateful For My 2 Angels and Our Growing Family ❤️ #HappyThanksgiving

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Hillary Scott was wishing us all a Happy Turkey Day!

Happy sleepy, lazy, THANKFUL Turkey Day! ??

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Tamera Mowry-Housley bragged on her husband Adam Housley’s greens cooking skills

Yaaas! My man cooks greens ? ?And yes! They are bomb! #HousleyThanksgiving

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Ashlee Simpson Ross’ husband Evan Ross does too!

Happy Thanksgiving ? thankful for my man making yummy collard greens!

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Christina Milian was serving up food to the homeless and less fortunate!



Reese Witherspoon looked like the perfect Homemaker!

Fire up the ovens, y’all! It’s turkey time!!! ??? Who else is cooking RIGHT now?! ❤️ @DraperJames #HappyThanksgiving

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Tia Mowry had an awesome table setting!

Happy Thanksgiving ??

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Ali Landry’s daughter was cooking up a storm too!

My little helper! She is on soufflé duty? #mealprep #thanksgiving

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Roselyn Sanchez and her beautiful family enjoyed time together

I Love Victoria Beckham and She Answers these 73 Questions Perfectly (VIDEO)

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I love the color black and I love clean lines and simple classic silhouettes and so naturally, my blog’s Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum and recipient of one of our fashion mom icon awards is Victoria Beckham.

I am uber excited to see her  launch a line of children’s clothing in partnership with Target.

The mega retail chain will sell the 200+ piece collection at a modest price point starting $6 to $70 beginning April 9, 2017. Along with her signature silhouettes, Beckham will introduce kids’ attire.And her daughter Harper may have influenced the timing. She turns 5 this year, as does Beckham’s line.

“I felt it was the perfect time to extend into a more accessible price point and to celebrate both milestones,” said the designer in a statement. While we wait for the big reveal, here we pinpoint a few of the designer’s style signatures that we hope will make their way into the collection.

I’m super excited!! She was named the celebrity designer who wears her own line most and BEST by me! (weeeee!!!)

The items will also be available on Beckham’s website, victoriabeckham.com

I thoroughly enjoyed and learned a bunch about the former Spice girl from this version of Vogue’s video series 73 Questions….like she really sincerely digs her husband, David Beckham! She brings him up much in her answers.

Trending: Kelly Clarkson Killing It as Sia in Song & Wig

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Our two-time Bellyitch Bumpwatch mama Kelly Clarkson is trending because of her phenomenal cover of Sia‘s “Chandalier” while wearing one of the Australian artist’s signature eye-covering bleach blonde wigs.

The American Idol alum stood in front of a gorgeous flowered wall in her Nashville and belted out an a capella version of the 2014 hit.

“I don’t know how she does this ’cause, ya know, you can’t see,” Clarkson joked afterward of Sia’s hair. “But it’s also kind of awesome, because you’re in your own little world when you’re performing … I love that song. Everybody loves that song.”

Sia, who has penned hit songs for Rihanna, Katy Perry and others in addition to her own, has a signature look the includes half black, half white hair.

Clarkson ended the performance by promoting her second annual all-star Miracle on Broadway Christmas benefit show, set for December 16th at downtown Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

The event, which benefits four local charities, also features Reba, Ronnie Dunn, Kelsea Ballerini, RaeLynn, the Steeldrivers and Chip Esten.

h/t Rolling Stones

Bumpwatch: Chyna, Joseline, Katherine and More (Links)

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What’s up with our Bellyitch Bumpwatch babes and alums? We stalk check in on them so you don’t have to. So, here is a round up of links from around the interwebs.

Katherine Heigl posted a half-way there pregnancy progression photo on her Instagram account along with photos of her other kids practicing for their new sibling who is due to arrive early next year. (Instagram)

Blake Lively attended her assistant Jessica Snyder‘s wedding days after giving birth to her second child (whose gender I know but cannot reveal out of anonymity and in consideration of the privacy of Lively and her husband Ryan Reynolds, but I couldn’t help but squeal that I know what she has. snicker.) (US Weekly)

Blac Chyna donned a pink dress and pink trench coat and a blonde bobbed wig while supporting her friend and our Bellytich Bumpwatch alum Amber Rose‘s 2nd annual “Slut Walk” to bring awareness to body shaming. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

Joseline Hernandez shared new pregnancy progression photos on her social media accounts in advance of the premiere of the new season of her reality TV show Love & Hip Hop: LA on VH1 (Inquisitor)

 

MILF Alert: The Mums at Maxim’s Hot 100 List Party

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The Maxim Hot 100 List for 2016 isn’t out yet, but the photos of the celebrities that attended its party to celebrate this year’s list is. On it, we spotted five of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums.

Each came dressed in their most sexy attire because if you’re on the list, you have to prove you have a reason to be there right.

I think Mel B won the award for the most revealing. Her wine colored dress had a slit that revealed her bikini line. Wowza.

Eva Marcille also went with a wine colored House of CB dress only hers was made of the same latex type material as  the Givenchy Couture dress Beyonce wore to the Met Gala this year. Talk about hot, right? Literally and figuratively.

Draya Michelle wins the award for the best post-baby bounceback. I mean, she just had her baby  5 months ago in April! Whoa, baby!  She worked a black leather halter top and a floor length skirt with lace inset both by Lethicia and it too had a generous slit as well.

Nicole Murphy wins the award for the mom with the most kids with an awesome body. Check out her Grecian low cut dress from Camille Flawless.

Last, but not least, Amber Rose showed up and showed out in a wig and large Jackie-O sunglasses with a black halter top jumpsuit. It was  giving me dominatrix meets Bond girl, yes?

 

Fashion Support: When Celeb Moms Wear Other Celeb Moms

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I think it’s cool when I see our Bellytich Bumpwatch alums supporting one another by wearing each other’s designs. Like this week, Jennifer Lopez was taking a break from her Vegas show and spotted in a Stella McCartney cotton sleeveless Lion Shirt and a pair of Victoria Beckham classic aviator shades.

Both McCartney and Beckham were featured prominently on the blog when they were expecting their respective last bundle of joy!

JLo paired the top with dark denim, while toting a Christian Loubotin Paloma leather tote with leopard print sides… and look, are those Converse sneakers, Chuck Taylors to be precise? (What do you think? Ping me and let me know.)

With all this talk about the mom hair and mom jeans, Converse trainers may be the new “mom tennis shoe” after all. (Smile)

 

Here is Your Bellyitch ‘Bumpwatch’ Roundup (LINKS)

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We track your fave celebs so you don’t have to and here is what is going on with a few of the moms-to-be we are tracking and are on our Bellyitch Bumpwatch list:

John Legend shared a tender photo of his wife Chrissy Teigen and daughter Luna (Black Celeb Kids)

Mariah Carey gave Black Chyna a lap dance (US Weekly)

Adam Levine and wife Behati Prinsloo joke about Prinsloo’s bump (Enstarz)

Hillary Scott shares that she went though a miscarriage (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

Mila Kunis debuts her baby bump. (PEOPLE)