Were we just now putting STARZ channel POWER‘s Naturi Naughton in the bucket of celebs who keep their children off of the public eye and out of social media? Well, at the dusk of Mother’s Day, the actress and singer finally shared a photo of her daughter, Zuri, on her Instagram page and she is just as gorgeous as we’d expect.
“On #MyFirstMothersDay I am filled with gratitude and humility,” the 3LW Girlband alum captioned a photo collage and slide show of her journey to motherhood that included a photo of her own mom as well. “Thank you, God, for choosing me to be #Zuri’s mommy, and Thank you, God for giving me a beautiful mother who is my shining example!”
Naughton and her beau Ben welcomed Zuri last year. The baby girl will celebrate her first birthday this July! So sweet!
There were a lot of celebrity births over the past year which means yesterday, plenty of celebrity women we’ve “bumpwatched” and became moms for the first time ever were able to celebrate their first Mother’s Day.
One trend we noticed among this latest crop of first time moms: either they’ve concealed their babies from the spotlight, and laid low since becoming a mom or they’ve been all in, giving their babies their own Instagram or making them the star of the parents social media feed. No in between. All In or Nothing. Whatever floats their boat, we’re sure each had a great time yesterday celebrating Mom’s Day for the first time since their babies were born. Here is a run down:
International human rights attorney Amal Clooney and husband George Clooney are very private people, yet the arrival of their first set of children, twins —a boy named Alexander and girl named Ella— was big news yet, the Clooneys have yet to talk about them in the public other than George revealing their first words were “Mamma!”
Tennis legand Serena Williams
and her husband Reddit
co-founder Alexis Ohanian
welcomed their daughter Alexis Olympia
last September and now the duo are stars of an HBO
docu series about her arrival.
Khloe Kardashian was one of three of the Kardashian-Jenner women who welcomed a baby this year. Her sister Kylie Jenner had her first baby while Kim Kardashian welcomed her third child via surrogate. She had managed to stay out of spotlight since giving birth to True (with her estranged boyfriend NBA Cleveland Cavaliers star Tristan Thompson) in April 2017.
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross
and and her two-time Super Bowl champ hubby Aaron Ross
welcomed their baby boy, Aaron Ross
II in August.
The youngest of the Jenner-Kardashian clan, Kylie Jenner welcomed her daughter Stormi with boyfriend Travis Scott on February 1 and she did an excellent job keeping the entire pregnancy under wraps.
It was last Mother’s Day 2017 that Kevin Hart
announced that his wife, Eniko Hart
, was expecting their first child. Their son Kenzo Kash
made his grand debut in November and every since he’s been one of the happiest babies around!
Bring It On star Kirsten Dunst also did a great job covering up the majority of her pregnancy and only revealed it when she was well into her third trimester while posing for an ad campaign. She welcomed a baby boy this month with fiancé Jesse Plemons and they too have yet to even discuss baby since he arrived.
On May 2, Jordin Sparks and her husband, model Dana Isaiah Thomas welcomed their first child together, son Dana Isaiah Thomas Jr. and the American Idol alum stunned everyone when she was spotted walking the red carpet just three days later. Wow!
Julia Stiles and her husband Preston J. Cook welcomed their son Strummer Newcomb Cook on Oct. 20, 2017. The Silver Linings Playbook star was recently “mommy shamed” for the say she carried her baby in a carrier but clapped back like a champ.
star Naturi Naughton
welcomed her daughter, Zuri in July 2017 and she too has been great about keeping her little one out of the public eye but we’re sure she is a looker like her mom.
The Southern Charm star Cameran Eubanks had her daughter Palmer on Nov. 11, 2017. After celebrating with a hilarious shower, Eubanks has since shared lots about mommyhood on her Insta!
The Hills Babyboom
Lauren Conrad led the little baby boom of alums of the MTV show The Hills when she welcomed her first child, son Liam, on July 5 with her hubbie William Tell. Since becoming a mom, she too has laid low but pops up once in a while to show off her mom power!
Heidi Pratt who was Conrad’s nemesis on the show and her husband Spencer Pratt also welcomed a baby boy named Guinner on October 12017 but unlike the others, they’re pretty out and open about sharing photos of him in social media.
Finally, Whitney Port had her first child Sonny with husband Tim Rosenman in July 2017 and was very transparent about the trials of pregnancy on her YouTube channel but looks to believe it was all worth it.
POWER’s Naturi Naughton has been looking fabulous while promoting this Sunday, June 25th premier of the 4th season of her hit Starz show.
And in a recent interview with Monarch magazine, the first-time mom-to-be express s excitement about welcoming her first child in July.
“I’m a little past half. I’m in the last stretch of this but I feel so purposeful,” she said about the journey. “I feel really, really beautiful and blessed and honored to be taking on such a responsibility and opportunity to bring a life into the world, and motherhood. It’s rewarding thus far.”
At the premier of Power in a THEIA couture dress, Irinia Karandrikas jewels and a purple clutch by S’uvimol in DC at the Newseum.
The gorgeous petite powerhouse also shared gratitude over the support she has been getting from her long time beau Ben, her parents and castmates.
“I feel like at this stage in my life it’s really all coming together,” the former 3LW girl band member added. “At this age, I still feel young but I’m also not too young. I feel like I’ve matured a lot and I can teach this child so much. I know I want to be just as good of a mother as my mother was to me. I feel really excited to step into this next phase of life. I’m really excited for the new journey.”
We are in love with her style choices as she ran through press junkets slating hard.
Like here, killing them softly in an orange Ralph Lauren pleat dress, Haus of Topper earrings and rings by Lairucci.
Yellow looks fab on Naughton, posing up with co star Lela Loren, in an Aisha Mcshaw dress.
Power actress Naturi Naughton was caught off guard by a surprise baby shower a few friends threw for her recently. The petite star took to Instagram to express her gratitude for the gesture by her friends.
“OMG!A Surprise baby shower!! ???Thank u @yasmine_pearl & @breshawebb 4 doing this 4 me! #truefriendship#LALove #Grateful#ItsReallyhardTosurpriseMe#IAskTooManyQuestions ? #SoBlessed#Mommy2Be” the former member of the trio 3LW captioned a photo of herself being embraced by her two friends.
Naugton and her beau Ben are expecting their first child together. She told PEOPLE that the pregnancy was a surprise but that she had been getting loads of support from the cast and crew of her his STARZ! Network show which is in its 4th season and has already been renewed for a 5th season.
Power returns on June 25th. I am almost caught up and have one more season to go to catch up! She’s been on a promotional tour and looking fab too: