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 SunsetMercedes “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.
” 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.
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, reportsPEOPLE. 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.
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, PEOPLEmagazine reported.
“Staying positive,” Moore added to her caption sending a warning to fellow expecting moms-to-be. “To my pregnant sisters please go to your visits and tell the doctor of any drastic changes. Thank God I have great doctors.”
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 Networkanchor 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.
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.
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 Instagramsharing a picture of his precious angel’s footprints.
The Fast and the Furiousactor 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.
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.”
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.”
A new study states that media coverage of celebrity pregnancies has destigmatized out-of-wedlock births especially among white, middle class women.
Analyzing PEOPLE magazine covers from 1974 to 2014 featuring celebrity pregnancy, researcher Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk, an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Sociology took note of the magazine’s reference to the parents’ relationship status at the time of the pregnancy announcement and the time of the child’s birth.
In the study, published this month in the journal Demographic Research, Grol-Prokopczyk looked at how media presentations of celebrities’ childbearing influenced larger society.
Indeed, there has been a rise in out-of-wedlock births. Between 1940 and 2009, the number of U.S. births to unmarried women increased from about 4 percent to nearly 41 percent.
While existing scholarship suggests that economic and cultural factors have contributed to this growth, Grol-Prokopczyk wondered whether celebrities might have been the trigger for that 10-fold rise.
“No one has actually tested whether celebrities in fact engage in more out-of-wedlock childbearing than the general public,” she toldScience Daily. “This is an important question to address because the power of celebrity culture to shape all kinds of decisions, including childbearing-related decisions, is often under-acknowledged.”
Grol-Prokopczyk concludes that celebrities might shape how we think about the nature of the family and the right environment in which to have children and used People magazine as a yardstick because it is a reliable source of data for exploring this issue. Also, it is heavily trafficked companion to its print edition with over 70 million unique monthly visitors.
The influence of celebrity news is undeniable. Consider that 74 percent of US adults became aware of Angelina Jolie‘s decision to have a preventative double mastectomy just weeks after her op-ed appeared in the New York Times in May of 2013.
The celebrity coverage has shifted attitudes particularly among white, middle class women who generally, have less out-of-wedlock births compared to women in other racial groups.
But unlike their regular folk counterpart, white celebrity women are more likely to have a baby while not married or engaged.
“If you compare celebrities to just white Americans — which could make sense given that until recently People magazine has disproportionally depicted white celebrity parents on its covers — you find that celebrities have the same rates of non-marital fertility,” she added.
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Grol-Prokopczyk also found that most celebrities featured on People magazine’s covers who got pregnant while unmarried did not marry before the child’s birth. Since the mid-2000s, many have declared themselves, “engaged.”
Instead of “shotgun weddings,” Grol-Prokopczyk sees this as modeling what she calls “shotgun engagements,” which if imitated in the general population could have contributed to a substantial rise of non-marital fertility in the U.S.