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The 5 Clues Fans Used to Determine Nicki Minaj was Pregnant Before She Announced

Congratulations are in order to rapper Nicki Minaj  who is expecting her first child with her husband Kenneth Petty as she announced her news on her Instagram yesterday to the surprise of none of the Internet sleuths who had already recognized all the clues that she was pregnant, beginning with speculation last month when she posted a curious photo trying to conceal her bump in high rise bikini bottoms.

“Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes,” Minaj captioned the third in a set of formal colorful maternity photos where she is sitting on a pink couch. The last  of the photos is her draped in white in an editorial shot made to look angelic, taken by famed photographer David LaChappelle.

Part of being a celebrity woman of child bearing years is that you have people constantly speculating about whether or not you are pregnant. It can frustrating especially if you had been actively trying but keep having to see and respond or ignore rumors published in the tabloids or social media. Model Chrissy Teigen, actress Gabrielle Union and many others suffered with infertility while batting down insenstive demands from people asking when they would be having their first chilld.

However, when the moment that a star does get pregnant, she then has the challenge that many women have of trying to keep it private for at least the first three months when the risk for miscarriage is the highest. After the first trimester, the chances of that mom-to-be carrying a baby full term and having a healthy labor and delivery shoots up exponentialy.

Still, sometimes the public guesses right because there are tell tale signs and Minaj displayed them ALL!!!

After the Super Bass performer made her announcement, many fans said in the comment sections under news reports that the news was of no surprise to them based on the various clues that exist when a woman in the spotlight is hiding her pregnancy:

1. She only shared head shots in social media

For women who famously show off their fab bods at every chance they get, seeing them suddenly stick to posting head shots inscial meida is a dead giveaway that they are trying to perhaps hide weight gain in the tummy area and elsewhere.

For the weeks leading up to the announcement the Anaconda rapper shared photos of her self performing songs with only her head in the shot.

2. She wore clothes that covered her belly.

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You can hide your body by carefully selecting what you post but unless you plan to live a hermit life or escape to another country, then there is a high liklihood that the paparazzi will spot you out and about.

When Kylie Jenner was secrety pregnant with her daughter Stormi, fans speculated her condition because she wore baggy clothes. Her sister, Khloe Kardashian, revealed that she used an A-line coat to hide her bump until she announced the news that she was expecting a baby.

If you are pregnant during Award season, as Cardi B was, you can get your stylist to design outfits that creatively conceal your bump.

Most recently, currently pregant stars, actress Sophie Turner and model Gigi Hadid were spotted in super baggy clothes and reported frequently as being pregnant in the gossip press. The oversized PJs were a dead give away Hadid and boyfriend Zayn Malik were expecting their first child together even before she confirmed her news last week.

3. She drops out of public light



Similarly, it is always suspicious when women who usually crave the spotlight drop out of the public eye. That too is a signal they may be secretly expecting.  On the real, Minaj literally told the world she was baby making when she quit music via Twitter last September to start her family.  But because she had quit Twitter before after having beefs with her ex Meek Mill, rap nemesis Remy Ma, not a lot of people took the announcement seriously.

The quarantine period was very convenient for Jessica Biel to lay low and incubate a whole other person. She and her musician/producer husband Justin Timberlake reportedly welcomed their second child recently and no one knew. They tore a page out of Ana Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias‘ book when those two had a whole set of twins on the download back in 2017.

Some have tried to keep the secret for the total nine months and have come close.

Evangeline Lily and Jennifer Hudson got caught by paparazzi both around 8 months pregnant. They were in remote places where there is no Hollywood scrutiny but still got busted.

Others succeed.

In 2018,  How to Get Away with Murder star Karla Souzaand in 2014, Ozark star Laura Linney announced the birth of their first child, respectively, after the baby was already born.

4. She Subconsciouly (or her partner) Touches her Belly

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Last month, Minaj gave yet another clue when she showed a video of Petty rubbing her belly. In other years, the maternal subtle cradle of the tummy is a sign a woman is expecting. It’s a subcouncous and natural maneuver which is a sign.

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5. Her face looks fuller



Weight gain is a sign of pregnancy and even for women who manage to not pack on the pounds, a dead giveaway is a fuller rounder face. Many fans speculated and noticed that in the video for Trollz with Ta, Minaj face looked significantly more cherubic than usual.

Well there you have it. If you are a woman in the lime light and seek to totally hide your pregnancy from the media and the public, avoid doing any of the above. Good luck!

Celeb Halloween: Ashley Graham’s Jessica Rabbit and Others

First-time mom-to-be Model Ashley Graham got into the Halloween spirit early this year dressing as Jessica Rabbit for a costume party her and hubby, director Justin Ervin, attended.

He was dressed as wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage.

Other celeb moms took to Instagram to show off their Halloween costumes including:

Actress Gabrielle Union who donned her costume from her breakout role in the pop cult classic movie Bring It On and dressed her daughter Kaavia James in a miniature version of the same.

Cardi B dressed as a sexy nurse.

Jessica Biel dressed as her husband Justin Timberlake with friends as his 90s boy band Nsync. He dressed as the mic. Creative!

Not a mom yet, but Nicki Minaj and her brand new hubby Kenneth “Zoo” Petty dressed as Harley Quinn and The Joker.

 

 

 

Celebrity 2018 Family Halloween Costumes That Rocked

Ok. Halloween was Wednesday but I say until the end of Daylight’s Savings Time, it’s open season for bloggers to share Halloween costumes and their fave costume posts before we launch into Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Holiday season posts.

So…Here is my list of fave celebrity Halloween costume photos featuring their families and children that they shared in social media.

First, our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums, the celeb women whose pregnancies we’ve featured on this blog:

Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel and their son Silas went as the Lego version of Batman, Robyn and Harley Quinn!

Neil Patrick Harris and his fam usually do the best each year and this year was no different when they dressed as ghosts from the past.

Ciara and her fam dressed as characters from the Black Panther movie.

Khloe Kardashian and her daughter Tru dressed as Unicorns.

They also dressed as tigers.

Kylie Jenner and her daughter Stormi dressed as butterflies

They also dressed as “Stormi Weather”

Saint and North West and Penelope and Reign Dissick as Kanye West and Lil Pump  

Pink and son, Jameson were the cutest pirates during the week.

And later with the whole family as The Greats Showman on Earth!

Reese Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth and youngest son dresses as ghoulish characters and her older son dresses as a rapper?

Alyssa Milano and her children dressed as Pokemon characters.

Hilaria Baldwin and her husband Alec Baldwin and their kids, Carmen, Rafael and Leonardo Baldwin are astronauts.

A Dozen Of Our Faves On Elle’s Best Dressed Couple List

All of our faves were recognized among Elle magazine’s 33 Best Dressed Couple listing in a recent post.

I found a dozen of the celeb moms (and dads) featured on Bellyitch Blog on the list, including…

Amal and George Clooney

Beyonce and Jay Z

Current second time Mom-to-be Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend



Duchess Kate and Prince William

Ciara and Russell Wilson

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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Gabrielle Union-Wade and Dwayne Wade

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds



Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

Jenna Dewan Tatum and Channing Tatum

2017 Emmy Red Carpet Trends: Black, Silver, Color and Feathers!

 

The 69th Prime Time Emmy Awards went down yesterday at the Microsoft Theatre on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Several of our fave celeb moms we’ve featured on the blog before and whose red carpet style we’ve admired showed out again.

Several were nominated like Padma Lakshmi‘s show Top Chef, Anna Chlumsky for her role in Veep, Thandie Newton for Westworld, Regina King for American Crime, Heidi Klum for Project Runway, Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara  for Modern Family.

Other Bump watch alums and pasta features Jessica Biel, Neve Campbell, Jane Krakowski, Felicity Huffman and Keri Russell also looked stunning on the carpet .

Congrats to Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman (in Calvin Klein by Appointment) for their short series Little Big Lies and to Kidman for a top actress win in her category.

Here are the trends we spotted:

All Black everything on Jane Krakowski, Neve Campbell, Leslie Jones in Christian Siriano, and Julie Bowen in Alberta Ferretti.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Carolina Herrera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Armani Prive, Gabrielle Union in Zuhair Murad and Emmy Rossum in Zac Posen.

Shimmering and Blush on Thandie Newton  in Jason Wu, Anna Chlumsky and Jessica Biel in Ralph & Russo Couture.

Silver Belles: Zuri Hall in Raisa & Vanessa, Susan Kelechi Watson in Christina Ottaviano, Madeline Brewer, Tracee Ellis Ross in Chanel, Regina King in Galia Lahav.

Colorful on Viola Davis in Zac Posen,  Heidi Klum,  Issa Rae  in Vera Wang, and  Padma Lakshmi in Zac Posen.

Stand outs that go bold with texture: Priyanaka Chopra in Balmain, Zoe Kravitz in Dior and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

In Bump Watch News: Beyonce, Tori Spelling and Hannah Jeter

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I must admit that I enjoy that the Bey Hive is on patrol to shut down critics of Beyonce in the comment section to articles about her like this one below about her first major 3-hour shopping trip after announcing her news. Go Beygency, Go!

Oh and in other pregnant celebrity news, Tori Spelling posted a photo of herself at close to term on her social media account.

And after having very public and rumored relationships  with a bunch of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums like Mariah Carey, Jessica Alba, Vanessa Lachey, Jessica Biel, and Adriana Lima, ex MLB star Derek Jeter and his Victoria Secret swimsuit model wife Hannah Jeter are expecting their first child together since marrying

She posted a bump photo on Instagram recently.

And now a repost of the E! article about Bey:

If you were browsing the racks at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills Thursday, you were in some special company.

Fresh off her 2017 Grammys performance and wins, Beyoncé made a rare public appearance at the luxury department store during its regular open hours and spent about three hours shopping.

The 35-year-old pop star, who is expecting twins with husband Jay Z, dressed casually in a black printed T-shirt and shorts and white sneakers and was accompanied by a group of bodyguards.

She did not buy children’s items. She walked through several floors, looking at designer gowns, purses, jewelry and shoes. She purchased a $1,225 pair of redIsabel Marart Laith leather knee-high boots, a pair of Ulla Johnson shoes and Nike sneakers, a source told E! News exclusively.

Beyoncé spent about 20 minutes in the store’s Barneys Bungalow, a specialty space where gowns from Prabal Gurung, J. Mendel, Lanvin, JC Obando, Monique Lhuillier, YSL and Manolo Blahnik and other designer brands, as well as luxury tuxedos and accessories, are displayed in honor of Hollywood’s award season. Several racks of dresses and other items were brought out for the singer, who sat on a light green couch.

“Beyoncé tried on several dresses but began not to feel well and was tired,” the source said.

“She seemed very nice and was very casual,” the source added about the singer’s visit. “She had several bodyguards around her and everyone in the store was chatting about her being there.”

The source also said Beyoncé has bought children’s items at Barney’s in the past.

The singer announced her pregnancy on Feb. 1 via a baby bump photo posted on her Instagram page. She followed it up with a full album of maternity pics, which also featured her and Jay Z’s 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.

Last weekend, Beyoncé showcased her baby bump publicly for the first time, at the 2017 Grammys, where she won two awards and gave a much-talked about maternity-themed performance.

Jessica Biel Prefers A Non-Show Biz Career for Son

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When you’re Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake‘s kid, ya got a pretty good chance of inheriting an “entertainment gene” or two.

As it turns out, it looks like their son Silas, who turns two in April, has “probably” inherited his parents’ talents, says Biel.

“He’s definitely very charming,” she told me last night at the premiere of her new movie The Book of Love (in theaters on Jan. 13). “He’s full of beans.”

She already thinks there’s a good chance Silas will follow in her and J.T.’s footsteps, but it’s not something she’s exactly hoping for.

“It’s such a challenging existence being an artist,” Biel said. “It’s hard. I just want him to be happy whatever he does.”

Silas kinda made his big screen debut in The Book of Love. Biel was eight-months pregnant when she shot the film. She’s also a producer on the movie, which tells the story of an architect (Jason Sudeikis) who befriends a homeless teen (Maisie Williams) after his pregnant wife dies in a car accident (Biel).

They thought about recasting Biel but in the end she said she was too attached to step away after spending nine years working to get the movie made.

“I was terrified,” director Bill Purple said of working with the mom-to-be. “My entire being was terrified. All I cared about, as much as I was trying to focus on the film, was just don’t induce labor. We took all the precautions we could…We did the best to make her comfortable. She was a trooper.”

Timberlake provided the movie’s music. “I was hoping I was going to be able to be this mean lady boss and be like, ‘No, I don’t like that cue, change it,'” Biel said. “But no, I was like, ‘This is amazing. I love it. Whatever you want.'”

reprinted with permission from E!Online

We Dare You Take Jessica Biel’s Multi-Task Shower Challenge

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Jessica Biel kept is all the way real this weekend when she posted a photo of a plate in the shower and dared her followers and fans to follow suit.

“Yes. I eat in the shower. I admit it.” she captioned a photo. “Chicken apple sausage and espresso. Try it. I dare you. ShowerEats pic.twitter.com/UpbxqhA2Ng

Hmmm. I wonder if it will take off. I’ll keep you all posted!

Your ‘Endless Summer’ Invite to Jessica Biel’s Family Friendly LA Spot

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Jessica Biel‘s family friendly restaurant is having an Endless Summer themed party for family and kids tomorrow, Friday, August 26th and you’re invited. The actress shared an invite to the swank affair on her Instagram account.

Let’s make going back to school cool again! #aufudge #endlesssummerbash,” she captioned a photo of the invitation to her Los Angeles French-Provencal themed eatery.

Let’s make going back to school cool again! #aufudge #endlesssummerbash

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Just love this bright, airy and colorful  space as much as when we previewed it when it just opened this past Spring.
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When the restaurateur isn’t throwing a big bash for kids and parents, she and her husband Justin Timberlake are hosting $30,000 a ticket Hillary Clinton fundraiser luncheons in their Hollywood Hills  home, attended by the likes of Shonda Rhimes, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Aniston and Tobey McGuire.

  Look who came over for lunch… ? #imwithher   A photo posted by Jessica Biel (@jessicabiel) on

 

An amazing event supporting #hillaryclinton at the home of @justintimberlake ?? #StrongerTogether #ImWithHer

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We’re with her ? ??@hillaryclinton

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My boys looked very handsome for lunch with our future president @hillaryclinton. #ImWithHer

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National Dog Day: 22 Celebrity Parents and their Dogs

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We are rounding off the end to a National Dog Day but we wanted to make sure we highlight some of our fave Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums and other celeb features from the past, pictured with their fuzzy four-legged pawed friends.

They include above, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Hayden Panettiere, Kim Kardahsian, Jessica Simpson, Mariah Carey and Victoria Beckham with their doggy pals.

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Olivia Wilde and Paco, P!nk and Elvis and Sienna Miller and Bess.

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Dog Owners Dennis Richards, Halle Berry, Bethenny Frankel with Cookie and Nicole Richie.

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Dog Fans Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Biel, Hoda and Kathie Lee Gifford.

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Selma Blair with rescue dog Bess and Lady Gaga with Miss Asia.