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Ciara rocks the stage at official Grammy after party (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

Immediately after showing up in a show-stopping gold Emilio Pucci gown at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, mom-to-be songstress Ciara headlined the official annual Grammy after party.

The Body Party singer looked futuristic and Matrix-like in her all black long jacket with trousers wearing dark shades to sing some of her hits old and new before an audience at the Los Angeles convention center located next to the Staples Center.

Ciara released her 6th studio album last year.  Pregnant women do Rock!

Check out a full gallery of photos over at JustJared.com.



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Bump Watch: Drew Barrymore bumpin’ it upon Instagram

Mom-to-be Drew Barrymore looked bumpilicious in an Instagram photo her Blended co-star Bella Thorne shared Thursday, January 23.
“Da baby!! @drewbarrymore,” Thorne wrote in the caption to the photo.

Barrymore and her new husband Will Kopelman since 2012.  The couple are parents to daughter, 15-month old Olive.

Blended hits theaters this May 23rd.

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The Chew’s Daphne Oz dishes to Wendy Williams, says dad Dr.Oz won’t be in delivery room

Can we adopt The Chew TV hostess Daphne Oz as our celebrity pregnancy spokes model?
The mom-to-be whose dad is famed TV doc Dr. Oz visited The Wendy Williams show on January 22 and dished on her pregnancy. Daphne and her investment banker husband since 2010 John Jovanovic  are expecting their first baby on March 6.
Daphne was featured on the cover of the latest issue of Fit Pregnancy  magazine and it is fitting as she has a healthy approach to unloading the post-pregnancy weight.
“First of all, I didn’t start off a size 2 so I’m not trying to get back there,” the down-to-earth blond said after revealing she struggled with her weight her entire life. “I also kind of feel like it took me 9 months to get here, I put on like 30 lbs, it’s going to take 9 months to get back there.”
Kudos!
 “I’m not rushing there,” she added. “My most important thing is to keep my nutrition strong,so I want to breastfeed, so I want my baby to get everything, I’m not going on a diet route.”
We also love her healthy approach to sensuality. When Wendy pried as she does so well and inquired about Daphne Oz’s sex life, she opened up about how pregnancy actually liberated her from issues she had growing up.
Like many women, she said she had body image issues and never felt comfortable in her clothes and skin but being pregnant “you own every bit of it.”
She added, “that’s the most attractive quality, I mean I think pregnancy is sexy anyway, but I think that you can own your self-confidence, that’s the biggest thing,” 
Oz has 6 weeks left and is due March 6. She said she is getting the ultimate “push” present and doesn’t know the gender of her baby. She also told Wendy that her dad will NOT be in the delivery room but her mom and husband will.
Check out the video of the appearance below:

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Inside Vanessa Simmons’ Baby Shower (PHOTOS)

 

 

Reality TV star and sneaker designer Vanessa Simmons celebrated her candy themed baby shower this weekend with her beau Mike Wayans  at the Sugar Factory  in West Hollywood, California.
It was a union of two Hollywood families as Simmons’ sister  Angela Simmons, dad Rev Run, uncle hip hop and business mogul Russell Simmons, Mike’s dad TV comedic legend Damon Wayans and other celebs joined in the fun that took place in a private residence.
Vanessa announced the pregnancy this past September 2013 when she shared a photo of her daughter’s sonogram photo on her Instagram account.  The star of MTV’s Run’s House and its spin-off Daddy’s Girls has stayed out of public spotlight since the announcement, though she’s posted belly progression photos once or twice.
 
Check out the photos that the family and attendees shared on their respective Instagram accounts.
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The Simmons & Wayans celebrate at Vanessa & Mike’s baby shower.
Get a striped Maxi dress like Vanessa wore at her shower

Angela Simmons shows off a lollipop at her sister’s baby shower.

Future uncle & aunt Marlon Wayans & Angela Simmons Insta selfie at Vanessa  & Mike baby shower.

The Wayans, Simmons & Tyrese pose “Say Cheese” at Vanessa & Mike Wayan’s baby shower.
Photo Credit: Angela Simmons & Marlo Wayans Instagram

 

BumpWatch: Dominique Dawes promotes Kaiser Permanente’s Prenatal Care campaign (VIDEO)

In September, retired US Gymnastics and Olympic medalist, Dominique Dawes gave her followers a clue into the fact that she was pregnant when she tweeted herself filming a video for Kaiser Permanente.


Not everyone got it and only one of her followers responded to the image with a “hmmm.”


Dawes, who is the only modern American gymnast to compete and medal in three Olympic games (1992, 1996, 2000), has been the health organization’s Health Advocate and official spokeswoman for several years now, but when she began to show, she started to help promote its prenatal care program among patients and in communities.
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But in that September photo, she was much smaller than when she first openly shared news of her first pregnancy this past December in a photo (below) which also shows the petite Maryland-native wearing a wedding and engagement ring.
The motivational speaker is quite secretive about her private life so no one had a clue she was even married, let alone expecting!
Dawes, who was a member of the  US Gymnastics Olympic Overall Gold medalist team at the Atlanta 1996 games, posted a video from the campaign on her Twitter account recently.
“Prenatal health is the first step to being a good mom!”  the alumnus of University of Maryland (my alma mater)  wrote. 

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All about Idris Elba’s pregnant girlfriend Naiyana Garth who wore Tiffany Rose at the Golden Globes

Long Walk to Freedom actor Idris Elba attended the 71st annual Golden Globe awards Sunday, January 12 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills with his longtime pregnant girlfriend Naiyana Garth.


Elba was nominated for Best Actor in the Motion Picture Drama  for his role in the Freedom, the Nelson Mandela biopic and for Best Actor Miniseries or Television Film for his role in the BBC criminal drama Luther.   He didn’t walk away with either Sunday night. There’s always SAG and the Oscars, both coming up where he is also nominated.
Nonetheless, the British actor has much to look forward to with Garth who looked radiant in a black floor-length Tiffany Rose gown. 
The designer, which we have  featured before, has dressed our other current Bellyitch Bumpwatch moms-to-be Princess Madeliene of Sweden and No Doubt  lead vocalist Gwen Stefani.


Garth, a fellow Brit and celebrity make-up artist, tweeted to a friend in early October about being very early in her pregnancy.
She later deleted the account.
Despite being seen out and about at various events with Garth sporting a noticeable bump, Elba who stars in this Summer’s Thor  only confirmed the news  two months later in December.  
This will be their first child together.  Elba has an 11-year-old daughter named Isan from his marriage to ex-wife Dormowa Sherman. They live in Atlanta.
Garth reportedly attended Waldegrave School for Girls in London, then West Thames College in West London., Hello Beautiful  recently noted., adding that Garth’s career in make-up artistry started with humble beginnings at local mall counters. She worked her way up in the business to eventually to work on the faces of Jamie Oliver, Rupert Everett, Simon Bird, Freddie Fox, and Elba, hence how they met. 

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Kerry Washington confirms pregnancy at Golden Globes red carpet

EDITED:  After refusing to confirm her pregnancy for months, Scandal actress Kerry Washington hit the red carpet to tonight’s 71st annual Golden Globes cupping her growing bump, wearing a light mint green Balenciaga gown with matching clutch, Casadei shoes, and Fred Leighton jewels.

The soft pink lips were well set off with subtle nut brown lids.

“I have the best date of the night — my little accessory,” Washington said of her bump in a brief interview with Ryan Seacrest during E!’s red carpet pre-show.

The mom-to-be is up for a Globe for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series-Drama at the event held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel  in Beverly Hills, California
Washington and new husband of under a year NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha are expecting their first child after marrying last June 2013 in Idaho.

Rumors began in September that the couple were expecting starting on last year’s Primetime Emmy Awards red carpet when interviewers took note that she refused to answer questions and appeared a bit green. 
Tonight’s belly caressing pose confirms it! She should be between 6 to 7 months along based on reports.
Congrats!
photos: Zimbio

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Bumpwatch: Gwen Stefani has become the most photographed pregnant US celebrity (PHOTOS)

Now that other high profile celebrity mamas like Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton have had their highly prized and coveted first born kids, back home in the US, it seems all pap lenses have turned to No Doubt front woman Gwen Stefani.


The 40 -something clothing and shoe designing mom-to-be has been photo-stalked everyday since she announced that she and her husband Bush guitarist/frontman Gavin Rossdale are expecting their third child together. The couple is parents to 7-year old Kingston and 5-year old Zuma already. 
So, the fabulously fly and awesomely chic business woman was spotted shopping in Studio City on December 12, Christmas shopping on December 17, getting Acupuncture treatment on December 18 and Out and about on December 20. (see above)
And taking her kid to a playdate on December 21, taking her kids out for ice cream on December 22, and again out and about with them on December 26 and again on December 27, with barely a break for Christmas, though she was photographed at Christmas eve mass the day before. 
Stefani and fam are currently enjoying a ski vacay in the mountains of Mammoth, California and of course, with ample photogs in tow to capture all the glory. 
Fun! 

images: Zimbio, starcast, Facebook

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