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These Were the Top 14 Most Anticipated Celebrity Births of All Time

We can safely say that if and when Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcome their first child, the occasion will be included in the short list of anticipated babies of all time which include the other Hollywood actress to welcome a child with a Prince.

1 Grace Kelly, a Hollywood legend, captivated the nation after she married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, to become princess consort of Monaco, and the world watched closely as they started a family. On April 19, 1958,  presented her newborn son Albert to residents of the principality on April 19, 1958, from the balcony of the palace, along with their daughter Caroline.

2. Before then, over in the states comedienne Lucille Ball and husband Desi Arnaz‘s son, Desi Jr, born on January 19, 1953, was most anticipated. That baby was the first to grace the cover of TV Guide in April 1953 with cover headline, “Lucy’s $50,000,000 baby.”

3. Then came the big Camelot birth on November 25, 1960 of little John F. Kennedy Jr., the son of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, born just 6 weeks after his dad became president.

4. It will take a few more decades for there to be a baby to capture so much attention. This one was anticipated worldwide. Prince William, the first born child to Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Wales joined the world on June 21, 1982.

5. The next big Hollywood baby was Lourdes “Lola” Leon born Oct. 14, 1996 to mom Madonna and her then  boyfriend and personal trainer, Carlos Leon.

6. The year 2006 was big for the birth of two celebrity baby girls of two popular actors: The April 18, 2006 birth of Suri Cruise, daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes; and

7. A month later, in May 27, 2006 of Shiloh Pitt, the daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

8.  Two years later came the first major celebrated twins: the son and daughter of singer Jennifer Lopez  and  Marc Anthony on  born Feb. 22, 2008, when Max and Emme came into the world.

9. Also that year, fans of Nicole Kidman were happy to see her end her openly discussed fertility quest with a baby when her first daughter, Sunday Rose, with husband Keith Urban was born  in July  2008.

10. Then there was the first baby girl after a couple of boys for Victoria Beckham and David Beckham who welcomed their first daughter, Harper Seven on July 9, 2011.

11. A year later  came Queen Bey, Beyonce and Jay Z‘s, much anticipated arrival, Blue Ivy Carter born on January 7, 2012, after her mom had already experienced at least one miscarriage.

12.  Later that year,  another woman who openly talked about her struggles to get pregnant was Mariah Carey who, along with her then husband Nick Cannon greeted twins, Monroe and Moroccan, on April 30, 2012.

13. A year later, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their first child, daughter, North, on June 15, 2013.

14. The last big anticipated birth was Beyonce’s twins Suri and Rumi Carter on June 14, 2017.

New Study Blames Older Celeb Moms For Fueling Misconceptions About Fertility Later in Life

We’ve discussed this before, how celebrity women over 40 who have babies but do not disclose their fertility journey contribute to a common misconception among older average women. A lot who want to start a family but have been putting it off because of their career, not yet ready or not in a committed monogamous relationship or marriage see these older celebs popping out kids and assume it will be easy for them too.

A new piece in the Sun laments on how celebs that have children later in life to get pregnant are fueling misconceptions about the chances of becoming pregnant later in life.

The piece points out recent work by researchers at New York University  who found that more than half of celebrity pregnancies and births mentioned in the likes of Cosmopolitan, People Magazine and US Weekly were over the age of 35.

The findings were presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) congress in Texas.

ASRM president Dr Richard Paulson said: “A reluctance to show challenges is misinformation and can affect decisions.”

While Mariah Carey, Nicole Kidman and others have been quite open, some like Janet Jackson and Halle Berry who had pregnancies in their very late 40s have not.

A February Time.com article addressed how older women should be more open about their fertility.

“The likelihood of a healthy live birth without fertility treatments at age 50 is less than one in a million,” Eve Feinberg writes. “There are limits, however, to what technology can accomplish. IVF cannot completely overcome age related infertility. To date, the oldest woman to be successful with IVF using her own current eggs is 46 years old. Women who conceive with IVF beyond age 46 are either using their own eggs that were frozen at a younger age or, more likely, donor eggs.

Donor eggs are a game changer: the success is tied to the age of the age of the woman donating the egg, not the age of the woman who receives the egg. The average woman donating eggs is under 30 and national success rates are upwards of 50 percent per attempt.”

The research blames the media that reports on pregnancies of older celeb moms for not balancing their coverage with information about fertility.

Present company excluded, of course, right? (smile)

We have a running tally of over 40 celebs who gave birth over 40, but this blog frequently posts articles, news pieces and opinion features warning about the dangers of relying on celebrities to guide your family planning decisions and choices and about the challenges of getting pregnant starting in the 30s.

Adele Did the Universal ‘Pregnant Woman Belly Cup’ and Sent the Internet Crazy!

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Yesterday, Adele did the universal subconscious hand over belly cupping that pregnant women do without even thinking, but only she did it in a photo that she posted on her Instagram account. You know what that means?

She triggered the bump watch brigade as speculation among her fans and followers immediately swarmed in social media that the 28-year old singer-songwriter is expecting her second child with husband Simon Konecki.

Recall that at the end of her North America tour, the multi-Grammy Award winner told the farewell tour audience that she was going to go have a baby, indicating that she will take her time off from touring to grow her family.

We know this may be a false alarm, but there have been several incidences in the past when a celebrity may have been pregnant at a time she was photographed cupping her belly but had not made any big public announcement confirming such news. Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez come to mind. (see above and actually Carey later miscarried, we believe)

We have blogged often about the “Bump Watch Speculation” which happens when a celeb woman has overindulged in a meal and is photographed by the paparazzi emerging from a restaurant, wears a dress with an unnatural bubble in it or gains a few pounds that show up in the belly area.  She is immediately presumed to be with child.

It could be nothing. Time will tell. We’ll be waiting. Stay tuned. (smile)

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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.

Nick Cannon is Expecting another Baby and ex Mariah Carey is Cool With It

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Actor and musician Nick Cannon is expecting his third child with the current Miss Universe Guam Brittany Bell and his ex wife Mariah Carey is totally cool with her 5-year old twins’ Roe & Roc’s dad having a child with another woman.

Cannon only recently revealed that he is expecting with the beauty queen who also was Miss Arizona 2010. Speaking on the Breakfast Club radio show last Thursday, the America’s Got Talent host said he is going to be a father for the third time.

“I’ve got a baby on the way,” he informed the show hosts. “God said be fruitful and multiply. I’m doing the Lord’s work … everybody get a baby! I’m passing them out.”

The TV show host’s dad, James Cannon reportedly told Hollywood Life that there is no bad blood between the former couple.

“It’s all good. Nick wants a boy and I would like a grandson,” James Cannon said. “Nick decided to go public and there are no bad feelings between him and Mariah, everything is ‘cool.’ Everyone is trying to move on with love and positivity.”

Meanwhile, Bell celebrated the impending birth of her child at a baby shower that included Miss California USA, Miss Wyoming USA and Miss Arizona USA.

A sweet moment of#celebration with a few of the many incredible women in my life,” she captioned a photo shared on Instagram. “Missing the rest of you ????? Miss USA /Miss Universe not only puts you in a rare sisterhood no money can buy.. but your child ends up with some of the most naturally beautiful, sweetest, and strongest women from around the country/world to call Aunties!!? ?#misscaliforniausa#misswyomingusa#missarizonausa #missusa



She also welcomed another year of life with some grand balloons and took to her Instagram page to share her happiness.

Happiness isn’t even the word ?? one photo can’t even sum it all up. What a birthday it was…?

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With all the new attention she has gotten since Cannon revealed the identity of the woman carrying his child recently, she also updated her new followers (and haters because that’s what people do in social media) with a Throwback Thursday photo of herself as a gum ball machine! Cute!



This gorgeous maternity photo along with the biblical caption, “Children are a gift from God…” Psalm 127:3″. It is probably to address some of the judgmental people and crazies that are now bombarding her page! Sheesh!

This is a beautiful photo and children ARE indeed gifts! We here at Bellyitch wish her a healthy remaining pregnancy, labor and delivery! Godspeed, Brittany!

 

? “Children are a gift from God…” Psalm 127:3

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Here is Your Bellyitch ‘Bumpwatch’ Roundup (LINKS)

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We track your fave celebs so you don’t have to and here is what is going on with a few of the moms-to-be we are tracking and are on our Bellyitch Bumpwatch list:

John Legend shared a tender photo of his wife Chrissy Teigen and daughter Luna (Black Celeb Kids)

Mariah Carey gave Black Chyna a lap dance (US Weekly)

Adam Levine and wife Behati Prinsloo joke about Prinsloo’s bump (Enstarz)

Hillary Scott shares that she went though a miscarriage (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

Mila Kunis debuts her baby bump. (PEOPLE)

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.

Celebrity Couples whose Union Didn’t Survive Their Baby’s First Birthdays

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US Weekly reports that Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green have split after 11 years together.

It is the latest in a slate of high-profile celeb break ups this summer including Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge, Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick, Charlize Theron and Sean Penn, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton.

Break ups are sad and we’ve notice that in the 7 years that Bellyitch Blog has been in existence, a substantial amount of celebrity women who we have had on our “bumpwatch” list have broken up with their respective significant others.

Some broke up before the baby was even born: Christina Milian, Kelis, Heidi Klum and January Jones,and many more split with their respective hubby/baby daddies before they even gave birth.

Last year, CiaraEva Marcille (nee Pigford),  and Amber Rose split with their partners before each of  their baby’s turned 6 months old. The separations have been messy, still.  A few years ago, Selma Blair and her ex Jason Bleick split up 14 months after welcoming their first child together.

Others we’ve covered who have called it quits include: The Jamie Foxx show actress Garcelle Beauvais, TV host Padma Lakshmi from Top Chef, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Freeman from My Wife and Kids, Lauryn Hill, Kimora Lee Simmons (Djimon Hounsou days), Hilary Duff, Fantasia, Halle Berry, Jill Scott, Kate Hudson, Jamie Lyn Spears, Lauren London, Monyetta Shaw (NeYo’s ex), Golden Brooks from “Girlfriends”.

At this point, it’s probably safer to start chronicling those who are still together because they are the new exception, not the rule in Hollywood, it seems. But hey, so long as everyone is happier and better off apart and the off-springs are co-parented well with little to minimum drama, right?

No judgment from us, okay. We’re  just pointing out the trends and facts. Just the facts, ma’am, just the facts! (*smirk*)

What Nick Cannon tells twins Roe and Roc about fighting the flu (VIDEO INTERVIEW)

“Don’t touch your face with your hands” is the lesson

celebrity dad Nick Cannon instills

in his twins, Monroe and Moroccan when they’re out and about, jet setting

across country and meeting many people along the way.
One day after his birthday, the actor, TV host and producer

shared with us some of his tried and true tips and suggestions for protecting

himself and his children from the flu.
Each year, close to 20% of the nation contract the flu and of

those 200,000 have to be hospitalized for flu-related complications each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Cannon said he feels it’s important to use his celebrity

status “to shine light on the things that really matter and it gives me

opportunity to do interesting partnerships like the one I have now with the

makers of Theraflu to spread

awareness this flu season to really get everyone ‘flu ready’.”
 That was the comedian

and TV producer’s reason for teaming up with the makers of Theraflu to promote

its Fluprint campaign.
“Health and wellness is on everyone’s mind and it is Flu

season and being a father of two young kids that travel a lot, and myself

always on the go, you want to make sure, just in my own personal house to make sure

everyone in my household stays healthy, and getting their vaccinations,” said Cannon,

who is married to our Bellyitch

Bumpwatch
alum Mariah Carey.
Clearly not one of those celebrity parents who is also an Anti-Vaxxer, Cannon says though he’s

not a medical expert, but knows “there’s a lot of misconception about

vaccinations.”
It’s not like the man who was diagnosed with lupus nephritis in 2012 can afford to

be too exposed.
It’s “an autoimmune condition so my immune system is extra

sensitive,“ the School Dance executive producer shared.

“I follow the same steps of the Flu print, those 5 easy steps, you know 1,

making sure I do have the vaccinations, and then from there preparing and being

proactive, hand sanitizers, and keeping myself in the most healthy environment

as possible and then if I do come down with something making sure I treat it

properly the best way I can with things like Theraflu.”
And with this campaign, anyone can help families without

health insurance and in impoverished areas get critical flu vaccines.
For every like on the Theraflu Facebook page, its

makers will donate $1 up to $100,000 to the national Families Fighting Flu

charity. It’s that simple and not a hoax; and an easy way to give back.
The comedian and writer is a frequent feature on the blog,

and was in the news lately over his large crucifix back tattoo.
After pointing out the new ink, we asked the Drumline alum, who grew up with a televangelist dad,

how he suggests parents protect themselves from viruses in houses of worship,

where often times hand shaking and drinking from one communion cups is  part of Sunday ritual.
“That’s a good question,” says Cannon, who recently signed

a deal to pen a children’s poetry
series. “It’s more about just being a

public in general, whatever your place of worship is,  wherever you go with your family, whether a church

or movie theater, where people feel like they’ll be fellowshipping and touching.
“I encourage my kids to refrain from touching their face

with their hands because that’s often times how you’re going to spread germs,” Cannon

advises. “You are going to shake people’s hands. You can’t avoid that. You are

going to touch things other people have touched. “
There you have it, folks! Stay clear of your face and make

sure your kids do too.

Get educated some more! Get your shot and Give back by checking

out and LIKING Theraflu’s Facebook page HERE

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Celeb moms rock 2014 BET Honors RedCarpet and Stage (PHOTOS)

Some of our past Bellyitch Bumpwatch moms rocked the red carpet and stage to the 2014 BET Honors this past weekend during its Saturday, February 8th taping at the Warner Theater in Washington, DC. 
Comedian Wayne Brady hosted the 3-hour star studded event which honored Aretha Franklin, Ice Cube, Berry Gordy, Nelson Mandela, Chairman and CEO of American Express Kenneth Chenault and photographer and visual artist Carrie Mae Weems.
Jennifer Hudson showed major leg in a super short white mini dress with a cut out for a structured black bra to peek thru! Hot!
Tamar Braxton-Herbert brought Hollywood Glam to DC in a Gold figure hugging evening dress on the red carpet. During the performances later, she paid tribute to Gordy, singing songs of one of his most famous proteges: Diana Ross. The VH1 reality TV star of The Braxtons and Tamar and Vince channeled the iconic diva in another curve hugging wine-colored dress with a plunging neckline that also showed off her super trim post-baby body. The TV co-host of Fox‘s The Real sang some of Ross’s biggest tunes, including the chart topping and memorable “Upside Down.” 
Mariah Carey headlined and opened the show with a song from her upcoming album in a sexy dress revealing mucho boobage.  MiMi didn’t walk the red carpet but she was spotted carrying daughter Monroe into the theater (see photo in collage below).
Wow, Mariah! After showing all that leg on the red carpet, Hudson went demure in a whit pant suit while signing her tribute to honoree Aretha Franklin. She and singer-songwriter phenom Janelle Monae  who did a tribute to Gordy met up with the legend back stage. 
The show airs on Monday, February 24th at 9pm ET on BET.
photos: Getty for BET 

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