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‘Black Ink: Chicago’ Star Charmaine Walker is Pregnant and Married



Congrats to Black Ink Crew: Chicago star Charmaine Walker who revealed recently that she is pregnant — and married!

A day after announcing the news on her social media that she and her fiance Nick Bey were expecting their first child together, the reality TV star shared the news that they actually got hitched already!

“My fiancé Nick is no longer my fiancé,” she teased to PEOPLE magazine’s Reality Check webseries. “We didn’t break up, we actually got legally married.”

She explained:

“We decided that we just wanted to be together. It was just kind of like we’re already engaged, so we’re obviously going to get married. Why wait? You know, obviously the cameras play a big part in our lives, so we just wanted to do something for us.”

On Sunday, Walker revealed on her Instagram page she is pregnant with her first child, due March 12, 2020.

Sharing a video from an ultrasound appointment, Walker wrote:

Expecting Baby Bey March 2020 💕🦋 Shoutout to Momma Glenda. She was so excited 🦋 The night before she unexpectedly passed away she said “I still can’t believe my baby is having a baby!” I’ll never forget those words. This has been an emotional roller coaster but I’m blessed to be bringing life into this world. #BabyBey.”

Congrats!

‘Bachelor In Paradise’s Jade Roper Tolbert Gave Birth Inside Closet at Home

Jade Roper Tolbert and husband Tanner Tolbert welcomed their second baby on Monday — and the little one’s arrival was one for the books.

“It was wild,” Jade tells PEOPLE about her son’s birth which did not go at all to plan.

In fact, their newest addition’s arrival was so quick that she didn’t have time to get to the hospital and instead welcomed the baby on the floor of her bedroom closet.

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“It’s surreal. I’m still having trouble processing it,” the former Bachelor star said Wednesday.

Jade, who has been married to her former Bachelor in Paradise costar Tanner for three years, (their daughter Emmy is almost two) was still around two weeks away from her due date when her water broke.

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“Her water actually broke at 9:16pm, as we were actually watching The Bachelorette,” Tanner, 32, tells PEOPLE.

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‘Shah’s of Sunset’ MJ Javid Silences Her ‘Fake Pregnancy’ Trolls

Several celebs have been trolled by people on the internet who are convinced they are not really pregnant but faking it while a surrogate really carries their child. Beyonce, Danielle Jonas, Meghan Markle and Kenya Moore have had to dodge fake pregnancy rumors during and after delivery.

Bravo TV star of Shahs of Sunset Mercedes “MJ” Javid is the latest.

The 46-year old is pregnant with her first child, a son, after undergoing in vitro fertilization.

The real estate biz owner has been on bedrest for the most part of her later stages of pregnancy following a few complications but despite giving fans glimpses of her baby bump on her Instagram page, she is still routinely harassed by many to show a mirror selfie of it while standing up.

The maternity shoot which is featured exclusively in PEOPLE magazine today should do the trick to get them off her back, according to a recent post.

“Thank you @people for such beautiful coverage of our baby journey thus far,” she captioned a photo from the shoot which featured multiple images of her in lingerie, and with her belly bare and clearly visible. “As I continue to share my experience with families with whom I share this life goal, I hope my experience provides support, hope and positive thinking for others.”

She continued: “Today, I am grateful to my husband and family for the incredible support I’ve received in getting us this far. I know we have so much more ahead. I am blessed to work with incredible photographer, @shannonlaurine and my glam squad, @brandonliberati and @makeupbymarine all of which together we celebrate the female form during this incredible God given opportunity ? #bumpalert

She addressed the body shaming and fake pregnancy accusations in the magazine.

“A lot of people on social [media] have already come at me for faking my pregnancy,” she says, saying for example, “My face doesn’t look pregnant, my nose doesn’t look swollen, my bump isn’t big enough, I am using a surrogate, I am making this up for attention.”

But she’s staying strong.

“I don’t mind the shaming, I just think it’s very odd that so many people would think a woman would make a choice to lie about something so important,” she explained. “I think if I get mom shamed, I’m not going to care … if anyone wants to mom shame or bully someone in general, they should bully me because I won’t be affected.”

You’d think that would be the end of it. Nope!

The photo garnered a lot of attention but did not stop folks in the comment section a.k.a. the peanut gallery from criticizing the photo edits, and some still said it wasn’t her real belly.

So..she felt the need to follow up with a non-glam bump photo for the haters.

“And a no filter, no make up, no suntan, at home baby bump selfie, to shut down all the haters who have a problem with a woman getting out of bed after 3 and a half months of bed rest to get a little hair and make up for her maternity photos. ?” she captioned a selfie photo in sweats at home.

She previously addressed the hounding on an Instagram Live, ask me anything session with fans.

” My due date is on May 11 and people are saying ‘Why aren’t I showing, why I aren’t I showing?’ I think that it’s a combination of two things: the first thing is that people don’t always show when they’re only 19 weeks, which is where I’m at. Number two: I’m not stick thin,” she said. “I think that from the side I’m definitely thicker and that I’m getting there, but I don’t think that people always show that early.”

You cannot please people so it’s better off not trying. I don’t know how celebs do it being constantly judged and picked apart.

Wait until that baby comes. She can see how folks are tearing into new moms like Chrissy Teigen, Kenya Moore, Gabrielle Union and now Porsha Williams to get a taste at the levels of unsolicited advice and shaming in store.

Oy! Good luck, MJ!

Elizabeth Smart Welcomes Third Child

Elizabeth Smart and her husband, Matthew Gilmour, welcomed their third child, the couple announced Monday.

Smart shared a photo from her hospital bed, with Gilmour by her side and her newborn daughter in her arms. “So happy to welcome Olivia to our family,” the caption read, alongside five heart emojis.

Smart, 31, announced she was expecting in June, when she shared a look at the sonogram. “Pretty HUGE news!!!!!! We’re expecting baby #3 in November!!!!” she wrote on Instagram.

he journalist and advocate for missing children and her husband have two other children, 1-year-old son James and 3-year-old Chloe, who can often be seen on Smart’s Instagram page.

The couple married in 2012 during a private ceremony in Hawaii, reports PEOPLE. They live in Park City, Utah.

Smart gained national attention in 2002, when she was kidnapped at knife point from her home in Salt Lake City by Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Ileen Barzee. Nine months later, she was rescued on a street in Sandy, Utah. She testified that she was raped and tied up while being held captive.

#RHOA’s Kenya Moore Welcomes Daughter, Brooklyn Doris Daly

Congratulations to Real Housewives of Atlanta reality star Kenya Moore and her husband restaurateur Marc Daly who welcomed their first child, a daughter, together tonight, Sunday, November 4, PEOPLE magazine reported.

The couple, married since June 2017, named their new arrival Brooklyn Doris Daly.

“Brooklyn because that’s where we met and fell in love, and Doris after my grandmother who passed away last year and who raised me,” Moore told People of the name’s significance.

According to the mag, “Brooklyn is very alert and active” and was born weighing at 5 lbs. and 12 oz.

Hours before welcoming her baby, Moore took to Instagram to give fans an update from the hospital.

“If you want to make God laugh have a plan… won’t be long now. Pray for us ?? #babydaly #weloveyou #prayers,” Moore captioned her photo where she is seen smiling while lying in a hospital bed.

The former Miss USA  conceived through in vitro fertilization and gave birth via emergency cesarean section after she shared last week on Oct. 27 that she had tested positive for preeclampsia — a pregnancy complication.

Moore said the condition caused her to gain “17 lbs. in ONE week due to severe swelling and water retention, high blood pressure, and excess protein in urine.”

She shared a photo of her swollen feet.

FOX TV News Anchor Wants You To Avoid Her ‘Too Short’ Maternity Leave Decision

Aaaah! I’ve blogged often about moms-to-be who announce in advance plans to take a limited maternity leave only to quickly realize after giving birth that it’s not that easy to do that. Cardi B, Amal Clooney, Ivanka Trump, and former Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer all made bold pronouncements about taking short leaves before changing their minds after baby arrives.

And alas, another celeb who learned this lesson is using her experience to inspire other mothers, especially working ones, to do it differently.

FOX Business Network anchor Trish Regan took just  six weeks of maternity leave after giving birth to twin girls Elizabeth and Alexandra, now 8. Then a few years later, she took just three weeks off of work after her second pregnancy with son Jamie, now 5. Whoa!

Recently, the 45-year old shared her regret with prioritizing work and employers’ needs over choosing to take extra time to bond with her newborns with PEOPLE.

“That was a mistake, in retrospect, it was a big mistake. I look back on it and for sure it was a mistake,” Regan told the magazine of her super short maternity leaves. “It’s a mistake that I really want to make sure other women don’t make.”

The mother of three, who was promoted to the primetime lineup in September, was fearful of losing her place but now warns that the time away from a newborn doesn’t always mean it’s time well spent. She

“Make sure you take every bit of time because the reality is the job will always be here but that time with your child, you will never get back,” she added. “That’s important time for you as a mother. One of the things that is so important as a working parent is to remember: What are our priorities?”

Regan concluded, “The time they spend with their family is really important. I may have not made some of the decisions that I made [and] I can’t go back and change it but I can try to make it better for people I work with now.”

Not everyone has the opportunity, financially or otherwise, to take too much time off, but for those who do,  I’m certain that Regan would agree that you should elect as much leave time as possible.

Birth Day: Kate Hudson and Tyrese Gibson’s Wife Samantha Deliver Baby Girls

Kate Hudson has just given birth to a daughter with her boyfriend Danny Fujikawa and the couple couldn’t be happier. The couple has been together for over a year. People shared all of the details of Kate Hudson’s new baby girl.

The couple decided to name their daughter Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa.

She was born on October 2, 2018, but Kate was able to keep the news quiet until October 3. Then she shared the details with her fans about the little girl. Kate did this by going to her Instagram to reveal her birth. Here is what she had to say about it all.

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Tyrese Gibson and wife Samantha welcomed their first child together a healthy baby girl named Soraya Lee Gibson on October 1. The actor confirmed the news via Instagram sharing a picture of his precious angel’s footprints.

The Fast and the Furious actor wrote alongside the post,  “Father God we love you for delivering on your promise princess SorayaLee Gibson is here … 8 pounds 6 oz our lives just changed forever … #PrincessGibson #ShaylasLittleSister.

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Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams is Pregnant

Congratulations to Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Dennis McKinley.

The news came with trepidation because the stage actress suffered a previous miscarriage six years ago.

“When I found out I was pregnant, I was excited [but] I had mixed feelings. The other feeling that I had beside excitement was fear,” the Real Housewives of Atlanta star, who suffered a miscarriage six years ago, told PEOPLE in an interview for the newest issue, out Friday.

“I’ve had a miscarriage before in my past, which I’ve also been open about because I suffer with fibroids and had to have a myomectomy…So just the fear of, ‘Is the baby going to be okay? Will I make it full term?’ All those questions that you ask if you’ve had a miscarriage before.”

She raves of him, “The thought of me getting that blessing after praying for it for so long and getting that blessing with someone who is just as excited as me — it’s Dennis’ first child, just like me — and it’s something we’ve both always wanted … It’s like a dream come true.”

“I believe he’s probably shed more tears during the process than me,” Williams tells PEOPLE of McKinley, whom she has known for years but only began dating this past year. “It’s just the sweetest moment of my life right now.”

The TV host joins fellows co stars Kenya Moore and Shamea Moore 

Congrats!

 

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Baby Bump News Round Up: Kenya Moore, Claire Danes, Slick Woods

Here is your latest celebrity bump watch roundup:

Model Slick Woods was in labor while walking the  New York City runway show for Rihanna, she says and gave birth right after! (PEOPLE)

Homeland star Claire Danes welcomed her second child this month (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore reveals she is weighing 200 lbs with a few months to go (BCK Online)

Lip Sync Battle host and author Chrissy Teigen opened up about Postpartum depression (CBS News)

Children of 9/11 Whose Dads Died That Day Are Turning 17

They are the final gifts their fathers left behind.

Known as the Children of 9/11, they were the 100 or so babies born after their fathers died on September 11, 2001, in the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. PEOPLE first introduced them in a cover story just a few months after 9/11 and then again 10 years later in 2011.

Now, 17 years after 9/11, PEOPLE is once again catching up with several of those kids – now teenagers – and their families in a new special Children of 9/11, 15 Years Later on the PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN).

“These children are what comes after 9/11,” says Jenna Jacobs, whose son Gabriel was born six days after the death of his father Ariel. “They are the joy, the salve, the ointment. They’re the love.”

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