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10 Rules of Email Communication With Your Ex After Divorce

Although this is a celebrity pregnancy blog, the fact of the matter is a lot of couples do not last the pregnancy. As blogged before, Kelis, Amber Rose, Christina Milian, Heidi Klum, January Jones, Melanie Brown, Denise Richards and Shar Jackson and several other high profile women’s relationship and marriages fell apart before baby could arrive.

It’s a bitter pill to swallow but many times, the separation is best for all parties involved including baby. In the case of divorce, or in other scenarios, the child usually binds the couple together for life.

Communication becomes a touchy subject, and to help exes navigate this area, matrimonial lawyer Jacqueline Newman has penned a new book called “The New Rules of Divorce, available now from Simon & Schuster, matrimonial attorney Jacqueline Newman recently shared her 10 practical tips for communicating with an ex during this tumultuous period.

1. Try to limit the topics to no more than three issues in an email. I find people do not tend to read or retain more than three points at a time.

2. Number the points and separate each point by a space. If you number the points, you increase the odds of all three questions being answered, and spacing makes it seem less overwhelming than a huge ranting paragraph.

3. Try to phrase your questions so answers of yes or no are possible. If you can get back a simple yes or no, you increase the odds of your questions being answered.

4. Keep the three points short. If it takes someone more than one thumb swipe on their phone to read the whole email, the odds drop that your full email will be read.

5. Try to use email for issues that do not need an immediate response. Use the phone for emergencies and figure email should have a window of twenty-four to seventy-two hours for response.

6. Try to use neutral words because you need to assume that the written word will be taken in the worst tone possible.

7. Don’t cc other people on the emails and suck them into your drama. That gives the response a bigger audience and will cause more reaction. (You can just forward it to your sister to read after you send it instead.)

8. Try to write your emails at times of the day when you know he/she will read them. If you know your ex has a manager’s meeting every Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., do not write your emails during that time.

9. Do not write an explosive email while he is spending parenting time with the kids.

10. Try to end all emails on a positive note—even if you don’t mean it.

Good luck!

 

Christina Milian Welcomes Second Child, Son Isaiah

Congrats to singer and actress Christina Milian and her boyfriend, French singer and songwriter Matt Pokora, who welcomed their first child together, a baby boy.

The “Dip It Low” singer shared the news on her Instagram account this week.

“And so we begin. Isaiah 1/20/20,” she captioned a sweet black and white photo of the baby’s hand cradled by mom or dad’s. “Simply perfect. The world is yours Son. Love, Mom & Dad.”

The Love Don’t Cost A Thing star announced her pregnancy in July.

Milian is also mom to 9-year old Violet from a previous relationship with producer-rapper The-Dream.

 

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And so we begin. Isaiah 1/20/20 Simply perfect. The world is yours Son. Love, Mom & Dad

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Inside Christina Milian’s Low Key Baby Shower

Singer and Actress Christina Milian and her beau Matt Pokora celebrating the upcoming arrival of their first child together, a baby boy, with family and friends in Westwood Village neighborhood in Los Angeles, California.

Hosted at the restaurant Fellow, the event featured a cloud of blue and gold balloons overhead

Guests enjoyed custom onesie cookies, cupcakes & little prince cake from Sweet Bake Shop.

Among attendees were new mom model Shalina Gutierrez and actress best known for being Khloe Kardashian‘s BFF, mom-to-be Malika Haqq who showed up with her twin sister Kadijah.

“Coming down from an awesome weekend,” Christina captioned a photo slide of images from the baby shower. “Our little Prince is gonna be very welcome to some loving fam and friends.”

 

 

She added: “Thank you guys for making it out,” the celebrity mom exclaimed. “Especially those who flew in so last minute,” Christina said. “I felt the love big time! You nearly brought me to tears to see you just POP UP! Those who couldn’t make it you were there with us at heart. We adore our gifts! Time is ticking and baby boy is kicking! We’re ready!”

 

Christina Milian Is Beach Baby Mooning

Christina Milian‘s pregnancy is all about the beach baby-moon.

The actress and model posted a bare-bump photo of herself on the beach at her beau Matt Pokora‘s native France.  She captioned the photo with lyrics to Frankie Valli’s song “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

The couple has been dating since August 2017. According to the post’s geotag, the celebrity duo appears to be spending some time in Montpelier. This was not the first bare bump reveal on a beach.

 

Last month, the “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” star posed in a black knit bikini with a friend on a beach in Tel Aviv, Israel. Milian is having her second child, a baby boy, with Pokora. She is mom to 8-year old daughter Violet with her ex fiance, singer-producer The Dream (real name: Terius Youngdell Nash).

Christina Milian Bumps It Up in Paris

Mom-to-be Christina Milian pregnant star is having a great pregnancy and keeping busy,

The “Dip It Low” singer and actress shared numerous pics of herself in Paris, France, on her Instagram, revealing her growing baby bump.

“Paris on the weekdays, then somewhere exotic on the weekends. ?,” the “Whatever You Want” hit maker  captioned a fierce photo of herself striking a pose in a crimson red T-shirt under a black leather jacket, paired with thigh-high boots, accessorized herself with a red Fendi bag, hoop earrings, and and circular aviators.

Cute!

Milian and her French singer songwriter boyfriend Matt Pokora are expecting their first child together. She is mom to Violet Nash with ex rapper-producer The Dream, (real name Terius Youngdell Nash)

 

Besides producing films, Milian has been showing off her bump on her feed as well.

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Royal ? for you, my future Prince.

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Bump Watch: Christina Milian Promotes New Project on TODAY

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Christina Milian is working hard promoting her new film project and looking bumpilicous doing it too.

The second-time mom-to-be donned a super cute powder blue pencil length bandage dress to promote her movie on the TODAY.

“Good Morning! Hit up @3rdhourtoday at @todayshow in NYC and they put up this siiick background to promote my new movie #FallingInnLove hitting @netflix On Thursday.” the actress and singer captioned a photo from the set of the segment. “Check out my interview live.”

 

The “Dip It Low” singer and her  French singer/songwriter beau Matt Pokora are expecting a baby boy. The couple announced the baby’s sex during a gender reveal party last month.

Catch the segment below:

Inside Christina Milian’s Gender Reveal Party! It’s a Boy!

Singer and actress Christina Milian and her singer-songwriter boyfriend Matt Pokora had a gender reveal party this week and learned of the sex of their impending arrival.

Guests gathered at an outdoor roof top event, adorned in pink and blue balloons, florals and featuring Ike’s Sandwiches, sides and salads from Tender Greens,  and a pink and blue decorated multi layer tower cake from Magnolia Bakery.

Moments before the reveal, the couple looked at each other before counting down to the explosion of blue powder. Milian’s 9-year-old daughter, Violet, who she shares with her ex Youngdell Nash, also known as The-Dream, cheered right along with them.

She has been dating Pokora since 2017.

Earlier, in videos posted on his account, Milian teased the reveal. “It’s a big day,” she teased on her Instagram Story. “What’s it going to be?”

Pokora shared the news on his Insta. “We are waiting for you my son ?????,” he captioned a photo of the moment when poppers revealed blue powder into the air!

 

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?‍?‍?‍? On t’attend mon FILS ????? On commencera par ça j’te dis diiiirect ⚽️… ??

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Milian told US Weekly she hopes to have a natural birth this go around.

“I tried to with my daughter, but unfortunately we were in labor for so long we ended up having to do an emergency C-section,” she explained. “So, we’ll see. I don’t know if I can do natural, but I hope I can.”

The couple announced the pregnancy earlier this month.

Christina Milian is Expecting Her 2nd Child

Congratulations to actress and singer Christina Milian who announced yesterday that she is expecting her second child with boyfriend, French singer/songwriter Matt Pokora.

The “Dip It Low” singer shared the news on her Instagram/

“New release 2020!,” Milian’s captions a photo of herself with Pokora holding out a sonogram. “What a blessing! Let’s do this babe.”

Pokora posted a black and white similar version of the photo, writing in both English and French, “Legacy on the way!”

The couple have dated since 2019 and she has a 9-year old daughter, Violet, with her ex-husband, music producer and recording artist The Dream (real name Terius Nash).

He took to Instagram express his well wishes on the new arrival.

“I’m Delighted to wait the arrival and Welcome the Beautiful Being that’s on the way for @christinamilian and @mattpokora,” he wrote under a reposted photo. “What most may not know is I’ve asked for this moment to be Realized more than I can count. I have also made my best efforts at making sure whoever was in your life loved You and Adored You!” 

“Congrats!

Monica Brown is Our 2018 Posh Style Mom Icon!

It’s been a minute since we proclaimed a celebrity mom as a fashion style icon. After stalking Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum singer Monica Brown’s Instagram page and various presses sightings of the fabulous singer, the editors at Bellyitch have determined that the mom to stylish three is deserving to be our 2018 honoree!

For those unfamiliar, this recognition is given to a celebrity mom, usually one who has more than one child, who also has displayed effortless style, not necessarily created by a stylist, who inspires others and Monica is it!

We love the R&B recording artist’s  Instagram posts which are reminiscent of what you’d  see on any “it” Fashion Grammer or Style Blogger’s feed.

Monica’s fashion aesthetic consists of lots of bold colors, thigh high boots and chic dusters. She isn’t afraid to switch up her hair color from crimson, to pitch black to platinum. The mom of three, including 4-year old daughter Laiyah, 9-year old son Romelo and 12-year son Rocko,  has worn down her hair bone straight, in a croute pixie cut or intertwined in waist-length faux locs.

Her page is bright and totally themed out, similar to other influencers out there! See it HERE!

Ms. Brown can do no wrong in our book. The Atlanta-based philanthropist is married to NBA player Shannon Brown since 2010 when the two wed in a secret ceremony. Monica is also step mom to Shannon’s son Shannon Brown, Jr. from a previous relationship. Laiyah is the couple’s only child together as Rocko and Romelo’s dad is Monica’s ex, actor and rapper Rodney Hill, Jr also known as Rocko

The last time we named someone this honor was 2017 and it was given to philanthropist and end ex model Helen Lasichanh, Pharrell’s wife. Before her, the honor was given to Kourtney Kardashian in 2015. Before her, in 2014, Jennifer Hudson, who was the fourth mom to a single child to get the award. Before her, P!nk got it in 2012. And former First Lady Michelle Obama was dubbed an icon in 2011. Other designees include, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly RipaVictoria BeckhamTichina Arnold and  Christina Milian.

Here is a quick rundown of some of ourm fave looks Monica has rocked over the years as shared in her super fly Insta!

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The Garden…..

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Every step you take I’m taking with you ……

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Monica Denise Brown➕

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The time is always right to do what’s right ……..

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I still go up for you every night ?

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Wherever you go , make sure your happy follows ?

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❤️M.B.❤️

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Let Love lead you ❤️

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Street Symphony ?

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Still Standing …..

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Today was a good day ……

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Beyonce HBCU Tribute Headliner and Celeb Moms at Coachella 2018

Nicole Richie, Beyonce Headliner, Christina Milian, Behati Prinsloo and Alessandra Ambrosio at the 2018 Coachella mMusic festival.

Many of our celeb moms headed to Empire Polo Field in Indio, California this weekend for the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

 Nicole Richie  showed up in white to her  Revolve x Nicole Richie House of Harlow x Urban Decay lunch. Behati Prinsloo was there looking fly in Alexander Wang zip-front pants, Vans and a bucket hat. Alessandra Ambrosio showed up looking fab and outfitted to the free spirit theme that is common among attendees.

Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner along with Kylie Jenner and her bestie Jordyn Woods headed down.  

Whitney Port and Rachel Zoe were photographed in an iconic all white pic. Loved Christina Milian‘s Boho dress too!

Beyonce headlined by opening up her set in a regal gold and black caped outfit that resembled the regal African queen Nefertiti but then she quickly stripped from her opener fit to a custom Balmain athleisure look complete with a gold cropped hoodie with her initials embezzled in jewels on the front, denim cutoffs and shimmering high high toots.

Before it was over, mom to Rumi, Sir and Blue Ivy Carter had a few costume changes including a PCV leather leotard, and she brought her husband Jay Z out to do their duet of their 2006 song together “Deja Vu” and her sister Solange to perform “Get Me Body.”

There was also a Destiny’s Child reunion as our other alum Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams joined Queen By for a few of their hits, “Lose My Breath”, “Say My Name” and “Soldier”.

Her set was an ode to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) because it featured a large marching band, drum and majorette line, reminiscent to the types you’d see performing during a homecoming game at Howard, Flordia State or Grambling State.  (edit: There were actual FSU bandmembers playing). There was even an interlude when she acted as the prophyte initiating a new line into her fictional fraternity “B A K” — which could stand for Beyonce and Knowles or, Beyonce Phi Knowles or Beyonce Delta Knowles (couldn’t tell if that was an A, Delta or Phi symbol)  who knows. The mock probate was entertaining!

A few of the dance moves during the set include “stepping” which is a traditional hand, clap and stomp movement common in Black Greek step shows with roots in African dance, ritual and customs.

Beyonce was supposed to headline at the festival last year, but she postponed her appearance after she announced she was pregnant with twins.

Here is Beyonce’s complete set per JustJared.com‘s snoops. See the entire performance HERE!

CIRCLE ONE

1. “Crazy in Love”

2. “Freedom”

Interlude with “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (Poem by James Weldon Johnson)

3. “Formation”

4. “Sorry” / “Me, Myself, & I”

5. “Bow Down” / “I Been On”

6. “Drunk in Love”

7. “Diva”

8. “***Flawless.” / “Feeling Myself” / “Top Off”

9. “7/11″

CIRCLE TWO

10. “Don’t Hurt Yourself”

11. “I Care”

12. “Partition / “Yonce”

13. “Mi Gente”

14. “Baby Boy” / “You Don’t Love Me”

15. “Hold Up” / “Countdown”

16. “Check On It”

17. “Deja Vu” with Jay Z

CIRCLE THREE

18. “Who Run the World”

19. “Lose My Breath” with Destiny’s Child

20. “Say My Name” with Destiny’s Child

21. “Soldier” with Destiny’s Child

22. “Get Me Bodied” with a dance break from Bey and Solange Knowles

23. “Single Ladies”

24. “Love on Top”

photos: YouTube, Beyonce.com, Getty, Instagram