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‘Torn’ Singer Natalie Imbruglia Expecting First Child Solo via Sperm Donor and IVF

Singer Natalie Imbruglia, most famous for her 2000s hit “Torn“, announced recently that she is expecting her first child at age 44, thanks to modern science and use of a sperm donor and IVF.

The star shared the news on her Instagram page and then shared it via Twitter.

“As you can see from the pic . . . there is another announcement . . . (no I haven’t swallowed a watermelon),” she wrote of the first photo in the Instagram gallery. “I’m expecting my first child this Autumn. For those of you that know me, this has been something I have wanted for a very long time and I’m blessed that this is possible with the help of IVF and a sperm donor – I won’t be saying anything more on that publicly. I’m so excited about this next adventure . . . a new album and I’m going to be a mum!”

She also used the occasion to announce she is newly signed with BMG music group and is working on a new project.

While many celebrity women like Sandra Bullock, Kristin Davis, and Charlize Theron, Sharon Stone and Denise Richards, who were not in a committed relationship have adopted children, few have gone the route (publicly) of getting artificially inseminated by a donor.

Model Monica Cruz, who is also the sister of actress Penelope Cruz, did so in 2013 and welcomed daughter Antonella Cruz shortly after.

Monica too stayed away from prying questions.

Monica said she stayed away from the limelight and  “isolated” herself to avoid answering tough questions about the circumstances of her pregnancy. 

“I wanted to avoid, above all, that they spoke about possible fathers, or the possible candidates to be it,” she told a Spanish magazine El Pais in January. She decided later to not perpetuate an already taboo subject and to come out in public with the news.  “So I have decided to tell all. To become pregnant, I turned to artificial insemination… I want to tell also so I can have the opportunity to show my thanks to all those anonymous men that give many women like me, the dream of their lives.”

The 2019 Golden Globes Awards Red Carpet Trends

I was cheering on a lot of the celeb moms I’ve featured on this blog during tonight’s airing of the Golden Globes Awards!

Congrats to Regina King for her win for her supporting actress role in the film If Beale Street Could TalkThe 227, Boyz In the Hood and American Crime alum used her time giving her acceptance speech to advocate for the Time’s Up x2 movement and challenged herself to make her projects fully gender equal in the future.

“In the next two years, and it’s going to be hard, I’m making a vow that every thing I produce…[will be] 50% women,” King said. “And I challenge everyone out there who is in a position of power, in all industries, I challenge you to challenge yourself and stand with us in solidarity and do the same.”

Bravo! I love this woman! <3

 Also, in keeping with my red carpet coverage tradition, I must add that I noticed a few Red Carpet trends worn on some of the celeb moms and others …

There was black, purple florals and big skirts on Heidi Klum in

 Monique Lhuillier, Molly Sims in Marchesa and Penelope Cruz in Ralph & Russo.

Silver and Shimmer on Mary Poppins ReturnsEmily Blunt in 

Alexander McQueen,  Keri Russell in Monique Lhuillier , Felicity Huffman in Laura Basci and Kristin Cavallari.

Sleek, sultry body hugging sheen and glimmer on Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein, Thandie Newton in a custom silver mirror-embroidered cutout gown from Michael Kors Collection. and King in Alberta Ferretti.

Big bright ball gowns on Lady Gaga in Valentino and Catherine Zeta Jones in Elie Saab

.Wine draping on Halle Berry in Zuhair Murad Couture and Alyssa Milano in Cristina Ottaviano.

Layers and draping on Anne Hathaway in Elie Saab , Lucy Liu in 

Galia Lahav and Julia Roberts in Stella McCartney which was my fave look all night!

photos: Getty

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.

Supermodel Naomi Campbell says she’s considering having a baby (VIDEO)

Supermodel Naomi Campbell appeared on the Wendy Williams show for the first time ever today and during her interview told Wendy she would consider having children in the future. 
While on the show to plug tonight’s premiere of the second season of The Face her model competition show on the Oxygen network,  the host mentor and show’s executive producer talked with Williams about a wide variety of topics including babies!!
When Williams asked Campbell if she would ever consider starting a family, Campbell replied: 

“OK. Possibility. I absolutely adore [kids]. I adore. I have two orphanages in Kenya. Yeah. One in Jamaica. One in Cuba. I love kids. The right guy, or the right bank”

Alright now! Many A list celebrity moms (over 20 of them) have had babies in the later years, after age 40. 
And not everyone is waiting for the perfect man either. Last year, Spanish model Monica Cruz, sister to Penelope Cruz, welcomed her first child via an anonymous donor from a sperm bank because, as she stated last January,  she felt her clock was ticking and she didn’t want to wait for the right man to come along.

Come on with it, Ms. Naomi. A baby or babies would definitely rock and change her world! Wouldn’t it?

Catch the entire segment from today’s show here:





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RHOA’s Kenya Moore plans in vitro baby via sperm donor “Fashion Queen’s” Miss Lawrence?

This year, expect to see a new baby from one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta  cast members. No not soon to be newlywed Kandi Burruss.  The show resident Gone with the Wind Fabulous diva, Kenya Moore.


The former Miss USA told Life and Style magazine recently that she is preparing to undergo in vitro fertilization.
“I plan on having a baby next year,” the exercise DVD producer said last December. “Within the next six months, I hope to be pregnant.”
The gorgeous cast member, who is the nemesis to past Bellyitch Bumpwatch mom Phaedra Parks, added that she may ask her hairstylist friend Miss Lawrence (who stars in BravoTV’s Fashion Queens)  or a mystery man she is seeing to donate the sperm.
She could always do the anonymous donor route as Monica Cruz did last year. 

Last year,the  model and dancer, who is also the sister to actress Penelope Cruz, got pregnant via in vitro fertilization and an anon donor as well.

” To become pregnant, I turned to artificial insemination… I want to tell also so I can have the opportunity to show my thanks to all those anonymous men that give many women like me, the dream of their lives,” she explained to Spanish magazine Pais in January of her decision to come clean about her pregnancy in the press.

 The gorgeous 36-year old welcomed a daughter on May 14, a few months before sister Penelope welcomed her daughter on July 22 with her husband Javier Bardem.





Good Luck, Kenya! Either way, it will be a beautiful baby!

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