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Ricky Martin and New Hubby Welcome Daughter, Lucia

Singer Ricky Martin and his new husband Jwan Yosef welcomed a brand new baby girl via surrogate on Monday, December 31.

“We are beyond happy to announce that we have become parents to a beautiful and healthy baby girl, Lucia Martin-Yosef,” the “Living La Vida Loca” singer captioned an Instagram photo of himself and Yosef holding their daughter’s hands. “It has been a special time for us and we can’t wait to see where this stellar baby will take us. Both her beautiful brothers and me and [Jwan] have fallen in love with Lucia.”

The “Assassination of Gianni Versace” actor is already a dad, via surrogate to twin boys, Matteo and Valentino, that he welcomed in August 2008.

The couple began dating Yosef, 34, in 2016 and before secretly marrying. Yosef, a Syrian-born Swedish painter and artist, added an identical photo to his Instagram as well! 

“We are beyond happy to announce that we have become parents to a beautiful and healthy baby girl, Lucia Martin-Yosef,” he wrote. “It has been a special time for us and we cant wait to see where this stellar baby will take us. Both her beautiful brothers and me and Ricky have fallen in love with Lucia.”

Martin spoke to Giuliana Rancic during the red carpet at the 2018 Golden Globes and assured the T.V. personality that he would have more children even admitting that he wants “four more pairs of twins.”

“I do want a big family, but there’s a lot going on at the moment,” he told Rancic. “We’re going to get ready for many more kids.” 

I love this photo of the 2019 Golden Globes prep! Is this the equivalent of the mom glam multitasking shot? I think so!!

SAG Awards Red Carpet, Winners

We are still in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp when it comes to outing sexual harassment, assault and disparity in Hollywood and it too center stage again at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

Our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Kristen Bell was the first host (of any gender) of the annual show.

Also, women made all the presentations of awards during the event.

Unlike during the Golden Globes, we saw a lot of color on the red carpet. Attendees showed their solidarity to the movements with lapel pins and speeches.

Along with Bell, other celeb moms featured on the blog attended including Kate Hudson, Halle Berry, Maya Rudolph, Giuliana Rancic, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Reese Witherspoon and Allison Janney. The latter four were nominated for awards with Janney and Kidman walking away with the top honors for their respective categories.

2016 Golden Globes: What they Wore; Who Won (PHOTOS)

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The 2016 Golden Globes brought out the glamour and glitz as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association set out to honor the top talent in film and television at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday, January 10.

As usual, we highlight the celeb moms we’ve covered in the past who we spotted receiving and presenting awards and shining on the red carpet during arrivals.

A fave of ours, Tarji P. Henson, won her first Golden Globes for her supporting role as Cookie Lyons in the hit FOX drama Empire and another past feature Kate Winslet took home the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in the movie Steve Jobs

Viola Davis presented and was up for a win for Best Actress in a TV drama as was Regina King who had a nod for her role in American Crime. Davis lost to Henson and King lost to the upset of the night, Lady Gaga for her role in American Horror Story: Hotel.

Jennifer Lopez,  Olivia Wilde, Bryce Dallas Howard, Kate Hudson and Maggie Gyllenhaal presented awards.

Here’s what (and who) everyone wore starting with bold colors worn by (above) Olivia Wilde in form fitting sequinned wine-colored custom Michael Kors Collection with quaint and cute vintage Bulgari jewels and clutch with  custom dyed Aldo shoes; Jennifer Lopez in a caped and draped mustard-colored Giambattista Valli accented with Harry Winston jewelry, Jimmy Choo shoes, and a sizzling silver Judith Leiber clutch; Taraji P. Henson in  white, wearing a Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum, Stella McCartney, with Kimberly McDonald emeralds and diamonds; and Giuliana Rancic in a gorgeous bright orange Alex Perry gown.

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Painting the town BLUE was Jenna Dewan-Tatum in gorgeous deep cut organza and embellished Zuhair Murad and Lorraine Schwartz jewels; Kate Winslet in a Ralph Lauren halter neckline dress with Neil Lane Jewels; Viola Davis in another one of our Bellyitch alums designer ( Georgina Chapman)  Marchesa with Jacob & Co. jewels, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and a Judith Leiber clutch; and

Bryce Dallas Howard in Jenny Packham , Irene Neuwirth jewels, Miu Miu shoes, and a Kotur clutch.

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In muted tones but wearing knock out and stand out dresses: Pretty in Pink Kate Hudson in a shimmery crop top and skirt by Michael Kors Collection, a  Jimmy Choo box clutch, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and Forevermark Diamonds jewelry; Heidi Klum also in Marchesa with Stuart Weitzman shoes and Lorraine Schwartz earrings; Regina King stunning in a gold caped Krikor Jabotian gown paired with Rene Caovilla shoes, Coomi earrings and Alan Friedman ring; Maggie Gyllenhaal in a black and gold floral print Marc Jacobs dress with Monolo Blahnik shoes, and Forevermark jewels; and Malin Akerman in a lace Reem Acra peplum bodice gown.

 

Beautiful all around!!

photos: Getty

Giuliana and Bill Rancic’s surrogate suffers miscarriage

Sad news for E! Hostess Giuliana Rancic and her hubby Bill Rancic who stars alongside Guiliana in their reality TV show Giuliana and Bill. 


The couple recently revealed that their surrogate, Delphine, who, in 2012, helped them welcome their 21-month old son Edward Duke, recently suffered a miscarriage while carrying their second child. 
“This whole season on Giuliana and Bill, we’ve been trying to have another baby,” Bill told People magazine about their reality show. “Unfortunately, our surrogate Delphine, who we love very much, had a miscarriage. It’s something that we didn’t see coming. We were devastated.” 
He added,  she “was about nine weeks pregnant. We were pretty close to getting into the safe zone,” he continues. “We experienced a miscarriage years ago when we were trying with Giuliana, so we had been keeping the pregnancy news tight to the vest.”
Before Duke was born, Giuliana was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. 
Bill told the magazine the couple is not giving up their efforts to expand their family.
“Hopefully, we’re going to have good news, and Delphine will be on board one more time,” he said. 

Celebrity Infertility, Gestational Surrogacy and the Vanity Stigma

Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick, their then 7-year old son James and twins Marion & Tabitha Broderick delivered via gestational surrogate in June 2009.
Within the past year, Jimmy Fallon and his wife, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, The View host comedienne Sherri Shepherd, veteran songwriter and former American Idol Kara DioGuardi all openly shared that they were blessed with babies using a gestational carrier.
Different women have varying reasons for choosing this method to give birth but most are health related. Celebrity women are no different.
 
Like DioGuardi  E! Entertainment hostess Giuliana Rancic suffered through infertility, several failed in vitro fertilization attempts and at least one miscarriage before opting on a gestational carrier. The surrogate pregnancy of their son Edward Duke was the subject of her Style channel reality TV show Giuliana and Bill





Camille Grammer, the ex wife of Kelsey Grammer and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reality TV star reportedly suffers from irritable bowel syndrome which prevented her from being able to carry her own kids and forcing her to bring her two children, Mason and Olivia, into this world via a carrier.





Elizabeth Banks’ two kids were birthed via gestational surrogate. Her recent child was just birthed last November.

And before Nicole Kidman finally settled on a carrier given her advanced maternal age, she had two miscarriages trying to conceive the traditional way. 

After having her first child “naturally”, Sarah Jessica Parker struggled to conceive again and turned to surrogacy to deliver her twin girls in 2009.  

After 7 years of failed attempts to conceive, actress Angela Bassett and husband Courtney Vance welcomed twins Brownyn and Slater in 2006.

Irrespective of the reasons, there remains a stigma and unspoken presumption among many that women who conceive this way are trying to save their bodies from the stretching out, pigmentation and other trauma and stresses of carrying a child, including excessive weight gain in some cases. Camille Grammer‘s co-stars reportedly went on record saying that was her true reason for not having her babies through conventional methods. 

Former cast member Adrienne Maloof was under a similar controversy after castmate Brandi Granville revealed during a dinner party that was taped for airing on the Bravo TV show that Maloof’s two children were born via a carrier. Apparently, Maloof had previously spoken about actually carrying her babies herself.  I don’t know if this is true. Don’t sue me, Adrienne. Read this post from Tamara Tattles which covers it well.

It’s a tough route to go especially considering that no matter how you explain your reasons for using a carrier, there will always be a cloud of suspicion that they were truly for vanity sake.

And when a star does admit that she is afraid of the effects pregnancy  would have on her body, she is harshly criticized over it. 





Biggest Loser star Jillian Michaels got a lot of heat and flak after saying that she had decided to adopt a child rather than try to get pregnant because she worked too hard to have the body she has and was not willing to let pregnancy ruin it.

The New York Times has a wonderful, but a bit lengthy, piece, “Her Body, My Baby” written by a woman who welcomed a child via a surrogate. It’s a worthwhile read for anyone thinking of going that road to have a child. 

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Toddlewood’s Mini 2014 Golden Globe Red Carpet Recreations

Mini & Real Jennifer Lawrence                               -Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com

Celebrated New York photographer Tricia Messeroux  has done it again!

The creative Messeroux, owner of Toddlewood, masterfully rushes out to re-create the celebrity red carpet looks from a high-profile award show or event and quickly outfits everyday kids in close to exact looks.

The results are intriguing transformations. This time, she captured the glamour of the 2014 Golden Globes featuring:

Mini & Real Tina Fey & Amy Poehler                             – Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com

Mini & Real Paula Patton                          -Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com

Mini & Real Lupita Nyong’o                        Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com
Mini & Real Sofia Vergara                            Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com

Mini & Real Giuliana Rancic                             -Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com

Mini & Real Chiwetel Ejiofor & girlfriend Sari Mercer                 -Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com

 

Mini & Real Kelly Osbourne                          -Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com

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