Another Bravo TVcelebrity from its Real Housewives franchise, Joanna Krupa, is expecting her first child.
The 40-year old Real Housewives of Miami alum and her husband since August last year Douglas Nunes, will welcome their first child later this year.
The couple married in Krupa’s native Poland, and she shared with fans that she froze her eggs to make it easier to conceive.
While on RHOM, Krupa married Romain Zago despite a very tumultuous relationship as shown on the show, but the couple split in 2016.
As she approached 40, she shared in an interview she sought a fertility specialist to freeze her eggs just in case, and to encourage friends, fans and followers who also may want to carry their own biological child one day.
“Thank goodness I froze my eggs. I would honestly be freaking out right now if I didn’t,” she said at the time. “You don’t want to wake up one day and be like, ‘My God, what was I thinking?’ I decided a few years ago to freeze them so I would be safe.”
Bravo TV reality TV star of Shahs of SunsetMercedes “MJ” Javid had the most difficult road to baby and recently revealed to her Instagram followers that she misses pregnancy!
On April 17, the real estate mogul welcomed her son, Shams Francis Feight, who she named after her late father who she recently lost, as documented on the show.
But it was a nightmarish road to pregnancy and delivery which started with several surgeries to remove uterine polyps in preparation for an embryo transfer before eventually successfully conceiving her first child through in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Her new husband Tommy Feight shared the news of the very scary birthing experience and about how he felt he almost lost his wife after she gave birth.
“The night my son was born was the worst night of my life,” he revealed on an Instagram story, E! reports. “My wife had a ton of complications. She was in surgery for like five hours — they didn’t tell me nothing. But they are amazing at Cedars. They saved her life.”
A source to E! said: “Tommy had a very emotional night. The delivery was extremely difficult and [Tommy] was very worried as he couldn’t hear from doctors for nearly 4 hours.”
Javid had to remain in the ICU and couldn’t even see her son for hours after giving birth, Feight revealed.
“Coming home from the hospital with a healthy baby boy is a dream come true. We are enjoying every single moment together,” Javid told E! News exclusively. “Being a mom is an incredible experience so far, and Baby Shams is so precious.”
She continued, “I’m on the mend and ready to embark on this new chapter in life. We look forward to taking our first stroller outing and Tommy and I are in awe of what we have created together. A little spa & massage would be great, although for now, I cannot stand being away from baby for a second.”
Even with the drama of having a complication mid pregnancy which required her to be on bed rest for weeks until delivery, she managed to get permission to do a maternity shoot and even went tanning before giving birth.
Feight spilled that drip of tea.
“She looks like the Aztec sun from ankles up,” he said. “Ankles down she looks like she jogged back here from the jungle.”
True MJ style! Cannot hate.
The couple have been completing transparent throughout their road to parenthood even sharing videos on Instagram and fighting back trolls who accused her of faking the pregnancy and really having a surrogate.
“I knew this was going to happen, so many emotions going through me these days,” she confided to her followers in a behind-the-scenes video of her maternity shoot. “I miss being pregnant!”
Cannot still believe she said she missed being pregnant after such a journey but God Bless her for savoring and being humble and grateful for the opportunity and moment to experience something a lot of women want but cannot, especially at an advanced maternal age of 46.
Porsha Williams is making sure her fans are getting pumped for her first solo Bravo TV special.
TheReal Housewives of Atlanta star is sharing more details of the pregnancy of her first child, Pilar Jhena McKinley, in a three-part special, Real Housewives of Atlanta: Porsha’s Having a Baby. To promote the show’s Sunday night premiere, the reality star posted an Instagram snapshot to her 4.5 million followers.
In the photo, Willams is covered in purple flowers, showing nothing but her baby bump and tan panties. Williams is also donning a smoky eyeshadow, long eyelashes, and a bold red lip as her dark hair is pulled back. The star is also rocking a sparkly ring and flashy nails. The photo received more than 54,000 likes and more than 300 comments from Williams’ fans.
Several celebs have been trolled by people on the internet who are convinced they are not really pregnant but faking it while a surrogate really carries their child. Beyonce, Danielle Jonas, Meghan Markle and Kenya Moore have had to dodge fake pregnancy rumors during and after delivery.
Bravo TV star of Shahs of SunsetMercedes “MJ” Javid is the latest.
The 46-year old is pregnant with her first child, a son, after undergoing in vitro fertilization.
The real estate biz owner has been on bedrest for the most part of her later stages of pregnancy following a few complications but despite giving fans glimpses of her baby bump on her Instagram page, she is still routinely harassed by many to show a mirror selfie of it while standing up.
The maternity shoot which is featured exclusively in PEOPLE magazine today should do the trick to get them off her back, according to a recent post.
“Thank you @people for such beautiful coverage of our baby journey thus far,” she captioned a photo from the shoot which featured multiple images of her in lingerie, and with her belly bare and clearly visible. “As I continue to share my experience with families with whom I share this life goal, I hope my experience provides support, hope and positive thinking for others.”
She continued: “Today, I am grateful to my husband and family for the incredible support I’ve received in getting us this far. I know we have so much more ahead. I am blessed to work with incredible photographer, @shannonlaurine and my glam squad, @brandonliberati and @makeupbymarine all of which together we celebrate the female form during this incredible God given opportunity 🙏 #bumpalert“
She addressed the body shaming and fake pregnancy accusations in the magazine.
“A lot of people on social [media] have already come at me for faking my pregnancy,” she says, saying for example, “My face doesn’t look pregnant, my nose doesn’t look swollen, my bump isn’t big enough, I am using a surrogate, I am making this up for attention.”
But she’s staying strong.
“I don’t mind the shaming, I just think it’s very odd that so many people would think a woman would make a choice to lie about something so important,” she explained. “I think if I get mom shamed, I’m not going to care … if anyone wants to mom shame or bully someone in general, they should bully me because I won’t be affected.”
You’d think that would be the end of it. Nope!
The photo garnered a lot of attention but did not stop folks in the comment section a.k.a. the peanut gallery from criticizing the photo edits, and some still said it wasn’t her real belly.
So..she felt the need to follow up with a non-glam bump photo for the haters.
“And a no filter, no make up, no suntan, at home baby bump selfie, to shut down all the haters who have a problem with a woman getting out of bed after 3 and a half months of bed rest to get a little hair and make up for her maternity photos. 😘” she captioned a selfie photo in sweats at home.
” My due date is on May 11 and people are saying ‘Why aren’t I showing, why I aren’t I showing?’ I think that it’s a combination of two things: the first thing is that people don’t always show when they’re only 19 weeks, which is where I’m at. Number two: I’m not stick thin,” she said. “I think that from the side I’m definitely thicker and that I’m getting there, but I don’t think that people always show that early.”
You cannot please people so it’s better off not trying. I don’t know how celebs do it being constantly judged and picked apart.
Wait until that baby comes. She can see how folks are tearing into new moms like Chrissy Teigen, Kenya Moore, Gabrielle Union and now Porsha Williams to get a taste at the levels of unsolicited advice and shaming in store.
Shahs of Sunset star Mercedes “MJ” Javid had a pregnancy scare late last month.
The Bravo TV celebrity was checked into the maternity ward because she had a condition where her cervix was measuring too short and at risk of causing a miscarriage.
She had to get a procedure to cure the defect known as a cervical cerclage, also known as a cervical stitch, a treatment for cervical incompetence or insufficiency, when the cervix starts to shorten and open too early during a pregnancy causing either a late miscarriage or preterm birth.
Javid shared the moment from the hospital maternity triage ward.
“First and foremost, thank you so much for all the messages of love and support along the way,” she captioned a photo of herself laying in bed in a hospital gown.
She continued: “Here’s a little video of me feeling very scared and nervous about something unexpected that my exceptionally awesome doctors found during a check up after xmas where my cervix suddenly measured too short, around 1.3 centimeters, which is high risk for m.c. I got an epidural, an overnight stay at the hospital for a surgery called cervical cerclage, which is considered a rescue.”
She thanked her support team for getting her through the traumatic experience.
“How I got through this emotionally is by the strong, peaceful and beautiful spirit of my father, my maternal strength, and the unrelenting support of my husband,” she continued. “There is so much more to come and although bed rest has not been the ideal way to spend this beautiful time, I am learning a lot, and finding a blessing in EVERYTHING 🙏♥️🙏 #babyjourney#pregnancyjourney#IVFJourney”
Earlier in the month, she showed her followers her baby bump perhaps to quell some of the rumors that the 46-year old wasn’t really pregnant and had a surrogate but was lying about it.
Javid married hubby Marketing Director Tommy Feight last April.
From vixen to mommy!
It was just last May 22, 2018, a month after her wedding, that a seriously trimmed down Javid was showing off her hot look while attending NYLON magazine’s Annual Young Hollywood Party at Avenue Los Angeles in Hollywood, California.
One thing we can say about Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams is that she has mastered the art of the maternity shoot.
The Bravo TV celebrity posted yet another series of maternity photos on her Instagram page this week and I am in love with the Ankara style dress with bell sleeves and mermaid cut, custom tailored by Los Angeles, California based Cameroonian designer Claude Lavie Kameni from her Lavie by CK collection!
First it was “vampire” facials and now affluent women and celebrities like Kate Beckinsale, Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett are going to spas to have the foreskin of circumcised babies applied to their skin for cosmetic reasons.
How it works is: Dermal fibroblasts–skin cells that are responsible for generating connective tissue–are taken from the circumcised foreskin of infant penises and then used as a culture for growing new stem cells.
Those new cells are then used to make a serum that is applied to the face as part of a specialized facial.
The procedure costs $650 and is offered at the Georgia Louise Atelier in New York City, and has become a go-to among celebrities.
In a recently deleted Instagram post, actress Kate Beckinsale reportedly admitted she got one of the penis facials.
“After a long flight I do like to lie down and be covered in a mask of liquified cloned foreskins-frankly who doesn’t?” People magazine reports the captioned an Instagram photo “Thank you @georgialouisesk for an amazing facial. I especially liked you reassuring me it would be ‘light on penis’ as it was my first time x.”
Yikes! The reply and backlash was swift and probably is the reason Beckinsale removed the post. You can read Cafe Mom’s round up of some negative social media commentary HERE!
Earlier this year, Bravo TV scripted television star Jill Kargman tried out the procedure and penned her experience for Hollywood Reporter and even starred in a smiley photo after the treatment. Eeek!
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Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta star Shamea MortonMwangi celebrated the impending birth of her daughter at the Four Seasons Atlanta Hotel this weekend during a Tutus and Tiara-themed baby shower.
Several of the celebrity guests including her RHOA castmates (current and former) came out including our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Kandi Burruss, current moms-to-be Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore, who was outfitted in a pink tutu as well, and Sheree Whitfield.
All indulges with chocolate and yogurt covered pretzels and Cookies provided by Sweetly Intoxicating bakery. Adonai Cookie Shoppe and Adonai Desserts Atlanta created the sweet multi-tower cake topped with a tiara and tulle at its base: