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On RHOA’s Nene Leake’s Verbal Attacks of Pregnant Co-Stars

Writer Victoria Uwumarogie over at MadameNoire is calling out Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes for making derogatory comments about two co-star nemesis when they were pregnant.

She pointed out that during the finale episode of the show this past Sunday on BravoTV, former castmate Kenya Moore attended an event celebrating the launch of Housewife Cynthia Bailey‘s Seagram’s cooler while close to 9 months pregnant, at the time.

Leakes threw patronizing jabs to Moore who arrived in a bump hugging bodycon dress.

“Oh, my God. Doesn’t she look amazing?! She looks amazing, honey. That body is beat, honey,” commenting on Moore’s size during the end of her pregnancy.

“She’s going to have a buffalo, isn’t she?” Leakes added.

Moore replied on live-tweeted the finale and called out the comments:

I’m having a buffalo… I’m going into labor. I’m pregnant what’s her excuse… So nasty so rude. #RHOA

— KENYA MOORE (@KenyaMoore) April 1, 2019

Also, an episode or two prior this season, after an altercation in her home, Leakes allegedly called Williams a “lying a– big fat hungry b—h” and “big piggy with the busted shape,” over text, telling her she needed to try dieting to lose weight.

Finally, during part one of the show’s reunion episodes, she referred to still heavily pregnant Williams, as “so big over there,” and called her “blimps.”

READ Uwumarogie ‘s take down here!

Leakes previously apologized for wishing rape on a heckler during her stand up tour in 2017 and that same year viciously verbal attacking former co-star Kim Zolciack Biermann‘s daughter Brielle Biermann after the then 17-year old took snapchat video of water bugs while visiting Leakes’ home during an event.

Kenya Moore Daly Shares First Photos of Daughter, Brooklyn

Bravo TV Real Housewives of Atlanta alum Kenya Moore shares the first photos of her daughter Brooklyn Doris in a new PEOPLE magazine exclusive.

In the feature, the former Miss USA describes her daughter as “perfect.”

“I finally have everything I’ve dreamed of,” Moore reveals. “She’s so perfect in so many ways,” the celebrity mom says of her newborn daughter, adding that her baby “makes 101 faces” that always make her laugh.

“This little angel … so beautiful. I feel so blessed. It’s all been so worth it.”

Moore and her restaurateur husband Marc Daly welcomed their little one on November 4, 2018.

Moore went through a lot to arrive where she is today with a hubby and child. It was the focus of much of her storylines on the RHOA.

Even though she is stepmom to Daly’s two children from a previous relationship, Moore said she wanted to carry a child of her own and resorted to IVF to get pregnant finally.

The stress didn’t end there. Not only was she plagued by trolls on the Internet who accused her of faking her pregnancy, she eventually developed preeclampsia and high blood pressure as a result. She ultimately had to deliver her infant via C section and was unable to walk, she revealed in the article. 

Yikes! She even went into detail about having a severe episiotomy, sharing that the surgeons had to cut into her vertically and horizontally to deliver the baby.

“There were all these complications and they knew if they cut into a fibroid, I could potentially bleed out and die,” Moore revealed. “They ended up cutting me vertically too, to just get the baby out and make sure I survived the surgery. They were so scared they were going to lose me.”

Wow! But everything worked out perfectly for her in the end!

“I finally have everything I’ve dreamed of,” she gushes to PEOPLE, posing with her adorable baby girl for the first time in an exclusive spread for this week’s issue.

Wonderful! We’re so happy for Mrs. Daly! Congrats!

Photos: Audra Melton for PEOPLE magazine

Inside #RHOA’s Shamea Morton’s Baby Shower (PHOTOS)

Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta star Shamea Morton Mwangi 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.

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Guests were greeted with personalized napkins and ornately decorated table settings and gold tulle lined chairs.

Also in attendance was the members of Morton’s Atlanta Falcons cheerleader family

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:

Dancers and Ballerinas from Atlanta-based Academy of the Arts performed

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The guests of honor got down on the dance floor before Morton thanked all who came:

Guests took home cookes with tiara’s on them

And made their own gift bags that they could fill with personalized water bottles, nail polish and more

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They also got to capture the memory of the lavish event by posinf in front of a pink flower wall.

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And played shower games:

There was also a photo booth:

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And the parents took home scores of gifts! Fun!

Former RHOA Star Kenya Moore Gets Love From ExCastmates

Former Miss USA may not have be a Real Housewives of Atlanta housewife next season, but she is still good pals with several of her co-stars who have snapped pics with the mom-to-be during her pregnancy.,

“ow! My girl @thekenyamoore is just glowing today🌟#babydaly #auntiecynt,“the former model and agency boss captioned a photo of herself cradling Moore’s growing bump.”

Moore and Daly are expecting their first child together. The 47-year old announced the news during the reunion show and is due this winter.

Since then, she has been plagued with verbal assaults by online followers who have consistently accused the star of faking her bump.

Bravo TV #RHOOC Alum Meghan Edmonds Welcomes Twin Boys!

Congrats to BravoTV‘s Real Housewives of Orange County alum Meghan King Edmonds who welcomed twin boys on Tuesday.

Edmonds’ husband Jim shared that the boys arrived early Wednesday morning in an Instagram story showing his arm that was inked with two tiny footprints. “1 little foot each. They made it. Everyone is safe and healthy. Pictures will come soon,” he captioned the story.

After the delivery, mom shared photos of the boys’ adorable legs and feet in their tiny diapers.

“Announcing our perfect, beautiful, and healthy twin baby boys!” she captioned the photo. “They arrived at 10:48pm and 11:32pm on June 5 weighing 6lbs 15oz (20”) and 6lbs 0oz (19.25”). Everyone is doing well. Stay tuned for names and birth story 💙💙 Photo by @heathermohrphotography”

Sooo cute! Congrats!

Shahs of Sunset Alum Lilly Ghalichi is Expecting First Child

I remember Lilly Ghalichi as the glamorous attorney on BravoTV‘s Shah’s of Sunset, bikini line and faux eyelash biz entrepreneur and now she is having her first child with her husband  since 2017, Dara Mir.

Ghalichi announced the news on her Instagram a few days ago.

“Baby (and Daddy’s lol) first makeup party!! 💄🎉 Thrilled to announce my husband and I are expecting our first child 👼” she captioned a photo of herself sitting on her husband’s lap.  “❤I have shared so many different stages of my life with you all, from starting my first business, to being on a television show, heartbreaks, finding my true love- and now, I get to share the most special chapter of all with you, motherhood🤰🏻#GhalichiGlam”

Congrats!!!!

How did I get so lucky?

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Why Gail Simmons Is Not a Fan of ‘The Birth Plan’

Well, we agree that birth plans rarely go according to plan, but she said it!

Gail Simmons, who is a judge on Bravo TV‘s Top Chef and is expecting her second child with her music executive husband Jeremy Abrams, joked during  in an interview with HATCHland“I call BS on the birth plan.”

Simmons, who also was head critic on Top Chef Duels and host of Top Chef: Just Desserts, B, told the blog for the maternity label that chronicles motherhood before, during and after pregnancy. she’s trying to relax and let nature take its course.

“That shouldn’t scare anyone, nor is it a bad thing, it’s just one of the few times in life you can’t control,” she said. “My goal is to have a healthy baby and to get to the hospital on time. That’s my plan. My plan is to not 

It will be a balance and the working family will play it by ear. The couple are parents to 4-year old 

“Once the baby comes, I’ll see how it goes … you never know what kind of birth you’re going to have or what kind of baby you’re going to have. My plan right now is to take off the summer to be with my family and aim to go back to work as soon as I feel mentally and physically able.”

Now, that’s a good plan!

Meanwhile, the cook book author of “Bringing It Home” has been living her best life

RHOOC’s Meghan King Edmonds Does Her Own Beyonce Shoot

Because Beyonc’s 2017 exotic pregnancy shoot photos can never be parodied enough, BravoTV’s Real Housewives Of Orange County expecting star Meghan King Edmonds did it too, recently.

Why not? Edmonds too is expecting twins similar to Bey when she was shot on a car before a floral Frame.

Edmonds posted two photos of a shoot that looked exactly like the Queen B’s from February 2017 and some behind the scenes footage.

She did acknowledge the inspiration in the captions:

“If I Can’t be Queen Bey I’ll settle for King Edmonds #twinscomingsoon #imitationisflattery #thisIsNotMyMaternityShoot,” she wrote, adding, “Incredible photos and shoot organized by @heathermohrphotography #stlouismaternityphotographer fresh flowers by @awildflowershop makeup by @mwmakeupdesigns and hair (all those clip-in extensions!) by @salonmarosie (all your Stl needs!).”

Edmonds who is carrying twin boys and is mom to one year old daughter, announced this past January that she plans to retire from the Housewives series.

“After three seasons of the rollercoaster that is The Real Housewives of Orange County I’ve decided to hang up my OC Housewife hat,” she wrote in a blog post. “Filming is grueling.”

 

She Picked Her Baby’s Sex in IVF then Felt Punished When Born with A Birth Defect

I love the Real Housewives series on Bravo TV though I am not always up to speed on the seasons and the newer members. I was catching up with the latest season of the Beverly Hills housewives series of the franchise when I got introduced to Teddi Jo Mellencamp Arroyave. (Yes, her dad is John Cougar Mellencamp. *swoon*)

The gorgeous blonde seems down-to-earth and has a 5-year olf daughter, Slate and 3-year old son,  Cruz, and a hunky security company owner husband Edwin Arroyave. During a couple dinner date hosted by Dorit Kemsley and her husband Paul “P.K.: Kemsley  in an early episode, Teddi and Edwin share about the guilt they endured over their son’s health following their decision to select his gender.

After getting pregnant easily the first time, they struggled the second time and turned to IVF for help. During the process, they had 12 embryos fertilized and all but one was female. Edwin wanted a boy, perhaps given they already had a daughter at the time, so they rejected the overwhelming majority of available fertilized embryos to implant the only male egg.

Their son was born with two healthy instead of three aortic chambers and as a result, may have lifelong challenges though he is quite healthy now and the prognosis seems good that he will live a good life. It started out pretty horrific.

“We had a really scary delivery with Cruz,” Teddi relayed during  the episode, explaining that Cruz wasn’t breathing when he was born. “They put him on me and one of the nurses was like, ‘He’s not okay, Code Blue.’ And I was just sitting there, and he wasn’t breathing.”

As docs rushed in to attend to their baby, Edwin immediately connected the trauma to his decision to pick the baby’s sex.

“I just remember my sisters were in the room and they’re crying. [Teddi’s] crying. I was like, ‘Holy crap,’ ” he said. “I was just praying like, ‘Lord, give me one more chance. I’ll never do this again.’ ”

He was referring to the selecting of the baby’s sex during in vitro fertilization.

“I made sure it was a boy,” he told the Kemsleys. “I kept saying, ‘I want the boy, I want the boy.’ ”

The couple sincerely expressed regret and felt they were being punished for picking their child’s gender (or sex) when they could have just been grateful for whatever God gave them. I am presuming this. Not putting words in their mouth.

“I’m his mother. My job is to protect him, and that little bit of me who felt like I was selecting something — I choose for him to be a boy, God didn’t choose for me — it’ll always make me feel a little guilty,” Teddi said.

“IVF is one of the hardest things you can go through as a woman,” she added. “One of your biggest jobs is to make babies and when you can’t, you feel sad cause you’re not able to make your baby. And you also feel sad cause you feel like you’re failing.”

You guys know I have an institutional memory and so the disclosure and exchange reminded me a bit of Toni Braxton who revealed in her book that she felt that God punished her for a previous abortion she decided to have in the middle of her then-sizzling hot career. Her son Diezel has Autism. She since went on to explain that her un-evolved notions at the time have changed, after a lot of backlash.

It is not uncommon as I, personally, know women who had fertility struggles and said they felt they too were being punished for an abortion they elected to have when younger. It is a touchy subject.

The ethics of selecting a child’s gender came into play publicly among another celebrity lately. Chrissy Teigen revealed that she felt her first child should be a girl because she wanted her husband, John Legend, to have a daughter. She also got blasted for expressing her decision.

In any event, I have no opinion on the matter other than I am happy that people are being open about these very sensitive issues beause someone out there can relate and perhaps can benefit from hearing and seeing these topics actively and candidly being aired.

Bravo! (Pun intended)

Photo: Jorge Bautista

Kenya Moore Fans Think She’s Giving off a Pregnancy Glow In Her Recent IG Photo

I watched Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore when she was on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen last week.  When host Cohen, the head of programming at the popular network, asked her if she was pregnant and she said something to the effect to, “I can’t say.”  I took that to mean perhaps yes.

Moore recently sat down on the Wendy Williams Show where she addressed the pregnancy rumors by saying: “We have been very upfront about wanting to have kids together. I am not saying either way [if I am pregnant or trying] when I am able to say; I will be happy to tell the world.”

This week, the newlywed reality TV mainstay shared a photo which her fans believe reveal a pregnancy glow. Check it out:

#originalface ? #blackbarbie #blackdontcrack #kenyamoore #kenyamoorehaircare #RHOA

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What say you? I think I see one !