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How Celeb Moms Spent 2019 Thanksgiving

Bellyitch bumpwatch alums Ciara and Kelly Rowland spent part of their Thanksgiving holiday performing aboard their respective floats at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

They took time to snap a photo of themselves looking festive and fierce today. Other celeb moms featured on this blog before shared their season’s greetings photos on their respective Instagram pages.

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Dats Dat #Melanin…

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Kourtmey Kardashian

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From our family to yours, #HappyThanksgiving!

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The Obamas

 

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Banks just ate dirt

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I have so much to be thankful for. First and foremost I have such gratitude for the lessons of strength, love, and perseverance that life has taught me when met with adversity. I could not have experienced such deep love, strength, and resilience if not for my village. My tribe of five, my work, my friends, and everyone who has pulled though. We can make A LOT happen in 3 days. To Dr Jacob Delarosa #locqum- you make miracles happen, Dr Reddy @vsr_md, Dr Susan Garwood, Dr Denis Gilmore, Dr Sean Kelly , Dr Susan Baker @susanbakermd , and Dr Outland @candioutland – it takes a team! Thank YOU for helping my Daddy. Stuber, you make magic happen. ✨ To my family, MY GIRLS, friends and people who have been by my side, thank you! And finally to my momma! I love you girl no matter what through and through. Thank you for adding so much light to my life. Happy thanksgiving from my tribe to yours ♥️🥰🦃 I hope it is spent surrounded by those that you love. Just missing our big momma ❤️❤️❤️

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Kylie Jenner joins Long List of Celebs Who Don’t Show Their Babies Faces Online; Here’s Why

I saw a few reports about how makeup mogul and reality TV star Kylie Jenner has selected to stop showing her daughter Stormi’s face on social media after a few mean trolls left nasty comments about the infant.

As Celebrity Baby Scoop reported, “fans noticed that Stormi’s face was hidden and one follower, in particular, noted that she had ‘cut her baby out’, Jenner replied, ‘Yeah I cut my baby out. I’m not sharing photos of my girl right now.'”

Reportedly, she was excited to share her baby with the world but has had to retreat amidst the mean trolls, and her beau and Stormi’s dad Travis Scott is doing the same, only showing her tiny Nikes in a recent Snap Story.

I cannot say I blame her. One of this blog’s most viewed post is about Aoki Lee, the brilliant daughter of Russell Simmons and our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Kimora Lee Simmons, who avoids posting photos of her face on her own Instagram page, and how I believe it stems from nasty comments from the public about her looks.

The harsh critique from the public probably explains why Beyonce famously shielded her daughter Blue Ivy‘s face when she shared photos of her during her infancy to toddler years, and Kelly Rowland for the first year of her son’s life as well.

If you follow actress Zoe Saldana‘s social media, you will see that she was telling t to share a photo of her twin boys, Cy and Bowie and their baby brother either but has recently.

Over the pond, singer and TV presenter Rochelle Humes features many snaps of her daughters on Instagram but none of her face.

Another one of this blog’s bumpwatch alums Keisha Knight-Pulliam also refuses to show her daughter Ella Grace’s face on social media.

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My sunshine ☀️ #MomLife #Love #Grateful

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Then there are the other extremes who don’t show their children’s faces at all, like Kerry Washington, Eva Mendes, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively until recently.

The fans demand it, and many fuss about being denied the chance to gawk at their babies, as if it their right like these who commented under one of Knight-Pulliam’s pics.

And those who do share like Tia Mowry and Solange Knowles have found themselves having to snap back and put mean trolls in their place who called both their sons ugly, as recently as a few years ago.

These reactions prove why it is not a bad idea to keep something private.

h/t Celebrity Baby Scoop

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

Red Carpet AMA Trends: Black, Velour and Pink!

I’ve missed a few red carpet coverage because…life but I was quite excited about what I saw this week at the American Music Awards, held at the Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California….A lot of pink and black, but not together!

Speaking of P!nk, she and our other Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Kelly Clarkson performed together.

Not a mom but a blog fave, Tracee Ellis Ross killed it as host and the tribute to her mom Diana Ross who took home the Lifetime Achievement Award was all that and a bag of chips! (Do the kids still use that phrase?)

In the mix was her daughter in law Ashlee Simpson Ross, whose husband is Evan Ross, the baby boy of the Ross family.  their daughter Jagger Snow stole the show! Ashlee wore a Christian Siriano dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and Neil Lane jewelry.

She was part of the sequins in black trim along with Clarkson who also went bold and brave in a velour and gold gown hugging her gorgeous hour glass figure. I’m loving her sleek blunt parted ombre hair too.

Kelly Rowland too did black with floral in a interesting long split Galia Lahav dress  with sheer sleeves, fresh off witnessing Serena Williams‘ nuptials in New Orleans last Thursday. Her good friend Ciara went a bit S&M in an asymmetric black leather coat dress by Alexandre Vauthier haute couture and thigh high boots with wet look hair. Nicole Kidman played in safe in Black as well but looked stunning as usual in an Olivier Theyskens dress, Giuseppe Zanotti boots, a Versace bag, Fred Leighton jewels, and an Omega watch

Opting for the lighter part of the spectrum was Heidi Klum in a pink and gold slip dress with a deep v plunging neckline which is in a vintage Gianni Versace from Morphew, accented with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

Mom-to-be country singer Jessie James Decker did a shade of pink too in a bump hugging off-the-shoulder dress, a shade of pink. Speaking of P!nk, she too went with the color of her name in a hot pink and tulle  Monique Lhullier dress and her signature pink hair.  Jenna Dewan-Tatum in gold and looked hot as usual in a beautiful Julien MacDonald gown, John Hardy jewels, and Giuseppe Zanotti  strappy sandals.

Congrats to our alums Shakira for winning Favorite Latin artist and Carrie Underwood for winning Favorite Female Country Artist. 

One of the first celebrities we ever bump watched, Christina Aquilera brought the house down in a tribute to the 25th anniversary of the Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston film, The Bodyguard singing “I Will Always Love You”, “I Have Nothing” and “Run to You” and “I’m Every Woman”. She killed it in my book! Did all the songs justice and Whitney with her voice, range and power! Wow!

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Inside Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian’s Wedding (PHOTOS and LINK)

Tennis Champ Serena Williams wed Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian in a Beauty and the Beast-themed wedding at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans on Thursday. The photos to the elegant affair were released today,  Friday.

The event, held at the, featured an A-List of celebrity guests including her sister Venus Williams, singers Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Ciara with their husbands , Kim Kardashian-West, actress Eva Longoria, Anna Wintour and more.

The reception started outdoors and spilled into the exposed brick wall lined gallery. The bridal party walked down a runway during their entrance. The bride wore a stunning Alexander McQueen princess gown and changed into another shorter and longer feathered Versace dress with blinged out custom Nikes.

Her daughter Olympia with her new husband was featured prominently at the event in a cute little flower girl dress, walked in being carried by  Serena’s mom Oracene Price. The couple said their personal vows over a floral arch.

Revived R&B 90s boy band group New Edition performed and Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo did an impromptu performance of “A Natural Woman.” Serena and Alexis performing their choreographed first dance to “Tale As Old As Time.”

Guests walked home with party favors that were tiny tennis trophies with the names of famous tennis greats emblazoned on them. An antique carousel was featured prominently inside the gallery.

The reception included several banquet style tables with the bride and groom sitting in throne-like golden chairs.

Williams took to Instagram on Friday to share a stunning shot of herself in her Alexander McQueen princess gown and the Groom wore Giorgio Armani. You can see the beautiful photos over at Vogue which assembled a lovely slideshow! 

Beyoncé, Jessica Alba at Kelly Rowland’s Halloween Party

Our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Kelly Rowland hosted a party attended by quite a few of our other past celeb mom features.

The singer herself looked fierce dressed as the outrageous and bombastic character Helen Strangé who model and singer Grace Jones played in the cult classic Eddie Murphy film Boomerang.

Her hubby Tim Witherspoon dressed as Murphy from his stand up comedy motion picture  film Delirious.

Her Destiny’s Child band mate Beyoncé Knowes Carter was there as rapper and fellow Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum rapper Lil Kim when she appeared in rapper Missy Elliot‘s “The Rain” music video while her husband Shawn “Jay Z” Carter dressed as the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. 

Also in attendance was currently preggers Jessica Alba who came dressed as the title character from the movie  Juno.

Fun times!

Inside Serena Williams’ 50s-Themed Baby Shower (PHOTOS)

Serena Williams celebrated the impending arrival of her first child at a celeb-studded 1950s themes baby shower at Nick’s 50’s Diner in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums Ciara and Kelly Rowland; and our fashion style faves Eva Longoria and La La Anthony, and her fellow Tennis star sister Venus Williams  were among the guests that came outfitted in the theme and took turns taking pics in front of a cherry red truck parked in the front of the restaurant.

Serena Williams had a star-studded baby shower and the tennis champ opted to give her pals a blast from the past with her 1950s-themed celebration today at Nick’s 50’s Diner in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Williams and her fiance Alex Ohanian are expecting their first child this Summer.

Several of the party goers took to social media to post images and video from the fun-filled party and most hashtagged the event: “#ShakeRattleandRoll2017.” Check out some of the pics:

Inside Beyonce’s West African-Themed ‘Push Party’ Not Baby Shower

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You might have heard of “Push Presents” and a Baby shower party to celebrate an impending arrival, but leave it to megastar Beyonce to have Push Party!

The multi-award winning recording artist starred in the festive West African themed affair held at a private residence in Beverly Hills, California.

Guests came dressed in colorful headdresses including some from Burkinabaé and also in gelées, kufis, and Ankara styles.

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The guest of honor herself donned a  cropped African print top and garrah with her head wrap common in Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Gambia and Sierra Leone which she accented with henna tattoos on her belly, a pregnant lady trend we’ve posted about in the past. Her oversize authentic bamboo fan earrings and jewelry all area native to West African costumes.

In Instagram posts Bey’s mom Tina Lawson shared on line, guests included Serena Williams, our Bumpwatch Alum Kelly Rowland who dressed in a Batik tie-dyed off-the-shoulder halter top and slim skirt, LaLa Anthony and another alum Vanessa Bryant also in a Burkinabaé head wrap and jeweler Lorraine Schwartz.

Black and White photos circulating on the Internet showed the venue decorated in African fabric as music from the late Nigerian artist Fela Kuti.

Also, her husband Rapper Jay Z was spotted dancing and having a ball.

We imagine a push party did not involve giving of gifts.

Or it could mean she’s closer to pushing than we think   Her mom was spotted at Cedars-Sinai hospital in LA this week.

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Back to the fete:The guests posted photos of the festivities on each of their respective Social media feeds using the hashtag #CarterPushParty. Check them out.

 

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Out of Africa #carterpushparty #sisters? ❤️?

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Tina Lawson Hosted Daughter Beyonce and Kelly Rowland for Easter

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Tina Knowles Lawson hosted her family including daughter Beyonce Knowles Carter, son-in-law Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, grands and her “play daughter” Kelly Rowland, her husband Tim Witherspoon and their son Titan.

The designer and music group manager posted a photos and videos from the Sunday event that included food, fun and Easter Egg hunt.  Lawson captioned a photo of herself with Bey and Kelly, ““3/4th of my girls❤️ Missing link at Cochella?” referencing Solange who is performing at the Music Festival, Coachella. Queen Bey was scheduled to perform during the two weekend event but canceled due to her pregnancy.

Mrs. Carter donned an off the shoulder cream dress, Mrs. Lawson looked cute in a striped pepum top and black pants and  Kelly went with a mint creen top and white distressed denims.  Looks like a fun time!

3/4th of my girls❤️ Missing 1/4 at Cochella? My Solo❤️❤️Bianca

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She is expecting her third and fourth grand kids soon as her daughter is expecting twins.

Easter memories

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This is fun! Go to bed Tina ?

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Rowland also posted a photo from the event, captioning a photo of her son during the hunt, “Aww, he is growing locs”.

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Kelly RowlandGets Really Raw in her New Book About Pregnancy

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So actress and TV cooking show host Tia Mowry  wrote “Oh Baby“. Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels penned “Yeah Baby“.  The new celebrity to come out with a book about pregnancy for the first time is multi-Grammy winning artist Kelly Rowland.

Her book, “Whoa, Baby!: A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (and Wonder What the #*$& Just Happened)” written with her OB/GYN of 10 years Dr. Tristan Bickman went on sale on Tuesday, April 11.

In it, Rowland shares her candid reactions to pregnancy and motherhood; and dealing with all the surprises that you’re never prepared for until you experience it first hand, even if you read about it before in a book.

The Voice Australia coach discussed the book with USA Today and how she too was duped by the perfect magazine covers with the facade celebs who were fit and trim weeks after giving birth.

The former Destiny’s Child band member wrote: “I just saw a cover that I did for Shape and then I’m looking in the mirror going, ‘Oh, my god this is not the same body. How did this happen?’ And, I had to just keep reminding myself that, ‘You had a baby, Kel.’ But I was hard on myself. I really was.”

And in the interview as with the book, the mom to 2-year old son Titan doesn’t hold back. Nothing’s off the table. Incontinence, vaginal tearing, check! and check!

In the book, she referred to herself looking at her lady parts in the mirror after giving birth”the world’s worst idea!”

Your vajayjay does not look the same for a very long time,” she told openly shared, noting that a friend told her that her husband wouldn’t care. “‘But, I care about it.’ We go to get it all done up and trimmed and waxed and this and that and it’s all swollen and crazy and you’re just wondering what just happened?”

It’s a very raw discussion in the book, it seems. She also talks mom guilt and more. Check out the full interview HERE!  

You can pick up your copy of the book HERE!

h/t USA Today