Congratulations are in order for Eva Marcille!
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and America’s Next Top Model alumna has welcomed her first child with fiancé Michael Sterling.
“All praises be to God!” the proud mom shared with her 1.9 million followers on Instagramwhile revealing her son’s arrival this evening at 5:59 local time.
Eva is also a proud mom to a daughter, Marley Rae, from a previous relationship. Throughout her pregnancy, Bravo’s newest reality star documented her journey to motherhood for the second time.
In fact, she revealed details about her “Prince Michael” themed baby shower held at 433 Bishop in Atlanta.
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore is expecting at the end of the year, according to sources of blogger LoveBScott who are familiar with the show’s Reunion special taping held this past Thursday.
The former Miss USA revealed the news during the session. Many hypothesize that the pregnancy news saves Moore from getting axed from the show because she has a renewed story line.
Also, she shared that her husband, restauranteur Marc Daly, has finally agreed to film for the show, she revealed during the reunion taping. Previously, he had been reluctant making it difficult for the production to include Moore. She spent a lot of last season in New York City, where her husband is based and only filmed with the other housewives periodically.
When Moore was asked about plans to grow a family with her new hubby during an episode of Watch What Happens Next After Show, Moore replied, “I hope so. You know, listen, we have been really up front about wanting to expand our family, and we have definitely been taking the proper steps to try to make that happen.”
The couple celebrated her 47th birthday with a trip to Egypt this past January. Congrats!
Photos: Instagram, BravoTV
Toya Wright celebrated the impending arrival of her second child at a baby shower in an Atlanta private residence this past MLK weekend.
It was a reality TV show reunion as some Our blog faves and bumpwatch alums Monica Brown, Monyetta Shaw and Rasheeda attended. Other stars of Atlanta-based shows Shamea Morton from Bravo TV‘s Real Housewives of Atlanta Quad Webb-Lunceford from that same network’s Married to Medicine.
The event featured personalized candy apples, candy bar and Rice Krispie treats and more. The theme was “Showering Reign”, a take off of the name she has selected for her daughter, though in one recent post, she referred to her baby as “Reignbeaux“, phonetic spin on Rainbow with a very unique spelling.
Wright also used the occasion to introduce the public to her beau and the baby’s dad Atlanta sports manager Robert “Red” Rushing. Up until this point, she had elected to conceal his identity. Secret’s out now!
If the baby’s name will be Reignbeaux, this will be the second celebrity baby Rainbow in recent years because The Girls Next Door alum Holly Madison‘s first child is also named Rainbow. Reign is also a bit popular recently among celebrities. Kourtney Kardashian‘s son is named Reign and that is the middle name of Lil Kim’s daughter Royal Reign.
Wright announced her pregnancy last September with a very creative scripted video featuring her daughter Reginae Carter with ex husband rapper Lil Wayne.
Oh and h/t from YBF, we learned that she also had a second shower with her fans. Nice! Here are photos shared by attendees:
Social Media trolls made mean comments about this actress and model’s dark belly and her interracial marriage.
Being a child of a celebrity has its ups and downs. In the case of Porsche Thomas, whose dad Peter Thomas is the estranged husband of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey, it turned ugly recently when cyberbullies descended to criticize the color of her baby bump.
Thomas, who is a model, actress, writer, and vegan chef, is expecting twins with her new husband. When she posted a bikini photo of herself lounging by the pool on Instagram a week ago, her comment section was littered with trolls remarking about how dark her belly was.
One troll called Thomas a “nasty-looking thing” while another questioned why “her stomach is so black.”
Several came to her defense, educating the lot that some women’s bodies change color during pregnancy, but even so, why the hate on the darker skin?
They also criticized her for the fact that her husband is white.
“I shake everything off that’s negative,” she told BET.com. “I don’t hold on to other people’s opinions that have nothing to do with me. I laugh at the ignorance. I know it exists, it’s there and it’s sad. The fact that we’re in a [Donald] Trump era made it less funny. But I don’t let things like that bother me. I’m pretty secure in myself.”
Not one to let the haters get under her skin, Thomas responded perfectly to them in another bare bump photo while drinking the proverbial “tea” that one drinks when dropping shady lines.
We’re so used to seeing white baby bumps,” she told Revelist.com. “We don’t really get to see Black baby bumps and when we [do], people have a negative reaction to it, for some reason, like it’s vulgar.”
She told the site that she is focusing on positive things for the remainder of her pregnancy.
“Pregnancy is a beautiful time and I enjoy sharing mine. It’s a shame that people see that openness and view it as an opportunity to bully or criticize,” she said. “However, I never let that bother me. I realize that those issues are not mine and have nothing to do with me. My happiness and confidence couldn’t possibly be determined by anyone externally, especially not on social media.”
She has a lot to be grateful for this past year and the year to come. She told BET.com that she will be the face of Black Radiance cosmetics company’s line for darker complexioned women.
So blessed! Keep on keeping on, Ms. Thomas!
Her babies are due this month! Godspeed!
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss and her 2 month old new born son Ace Wells Tucker are featured in a recent People Magazine and in it, the biz mogul & award-winning songwriter talks about the fertility treatment she and her husband Todd Tucker underwent in order to have a baby.
“We really worked hard for him,” said Burruss, who turned to IVF treatment in Spring of 2014 after failing to get pregnant after a while. “It was a long process and lots of needles.”
The couple are already parents to two daughters: 13-year old Riley, Burruss’ daughter from a previous relationship and 19-year old Kaela, Tucker’s daughter from a previous relationship.
And now that they are first time parents all over again, they are going through parenthood brand new.
“It’s like starting all over,” Burruss added. “We were like, ‘Which bottles do we use? What diapers do we buy?’ Simple stuff that you would think I already know and I don’t. It’s silly.”
She also talks a bit about the nursery theme. They are sitting in the middle of it in the feature story photos.
“We wanted a safari theme because we met in Africa, but we didn’t want it to be over the top,” says Burruss. “It’s safari chic,” adds Tucker. “Safari clean.”
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore may be expecting her first child, according to co-star Phaedra Parks who dropped the gem while filling in for her friend and other co-star Porsha Williams on her TV show Dish Nation.
“Honey, I did hear that one of her NON best friends might be having a bundle of joy, so maybe she can be the godmother,” Parks said on-air while pointing to reports that Moore has been going to sperm banks and doing in-vitro fertilization. “I think so, and some coffee. And she peddles around in sperm banks…That’s what someone told me, but I haven’t confirmed it because I’m not a gynecologist. Only Jesus knows who that baby daddy is, if it is true.”
When asked to clarify her statements on a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Next on Bravo, Parks said “that’s what I heard. I have not confirmed if it is true.”
Hmmm. She could be in those precious early weeks. Who knows.
The former Miss USA is currently dating Matt Jordan, who has appeared on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
She has made it clear in past seasons that she is very eager to become a mother.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays at 8pm on Bravo.
The wait is over on the sex of #BabyTucker
This Sunday before the premiere of Real Housewives of Atlanta, its star Kandi Burruss and her husband cast-mate, TV productions manager and business owner Todd Tucker announced on Instagram that the couple are expecting a bouncing baby boy!
Before then, Burruss previewed the news on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.
“No, you didn’t [read I’m having twins]! No! I got one in there. Yes, we’re having a boy!” she revealed. “Oh, yeah, definitely [we wanted a son]. We both got girls now, so we really wanted a boy,” she shared on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show. “We can’t agree on names right now. We keep going back and forth.”
It will be the first for each. Burruss has a teen daughter Riley, 13, and Tucker also has a teen daughter, Kaela, 19, both from previous relationships.
The news was announced with a bittersweet massage given that Tucker’s mom Sharon, who had been featured in several episodes of the show, suddenly passed away last year from a stroke:
“That’s baby Tucker!!! It’s a BOY!!!,” Tucker captioned his Instagram share of the ultrasound confirming the baby’s gender. “I wish my mom was here for this! She wanted this more than anything!!! But I know she see’s everything that’s happening and she’s happy and proud of us!!!” #blessed #MamaSharon”
Coco Austin isn’t the only one who can hide her bump under clothing. In the promo video and photos for the next season of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kandi Burruss doesn’t look pregnant there tho she was at the time. Bravo TV uses promotional images year round and needs them to be evergreen, meaning they aren’t tied to any particular time in history or event. So they had to get creative with disguising Burruss’ pregnancy using clothing.
“When @bravotv decided they wanted to camouflage my baby bump I was like “how are we gonna do that???” But my team did a great job of helping me get cute with the rest of the ladies of #RHOA! Thank you,” Burruss captioned a photo of herself in an off white blouse and shimmery metalic mini- skirt leaning strategically against the couch so the blouse falls in the right places.
If you are pregnant but hiding it from co-workers or others because you are not too far along or simply don’t want to share too soon, check out our past post with ideas on what clothing is best to hide a pregnancy.
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss recently shared a belly progression photo of herself with her husband Tod Tucker, a week after sharing a throwback Thursday photo of herself 13 years ago.
Back then, the singer and Bedroom Kandi biz mogul was expecting her first child Riley, who just turned 13-years old recently.
Burruss also got caught in an unsuspecting snap recently that she also shared on her IG.
Burruss announced last July that she is expecting with Tucker, a production company owner, after a brief struggle with infertility.
Keep up with all that is going on with this petite mom-to-be by following her on her very active Instagram account.
Congratulations to Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss on expecting her first child with husband Todd Tucker
“We’re so thrilled to announce the news of our bundle of joy, it’s a dream come true,” Kandi told E! News exclusively.
She also said that her daughter Riley from another relationship and Tucker’s daughter Kaela, also from a prior relationship, are excited about becoming big sisters.
This past April, Burruss announced after struggles to get pregnant she had decided to turn to in vitro fertilization to conceive.
The couple met during filming when the ladies of the show took a trip down to South Africa and Tucker, then worked as a freelance producer for the show.
He eventually became a regular on the reality TV show.
They married last April 2014. The planning and days up until the nuptials and the wedding itself was the subject of a short one season docu-series spinoff on Bravo TV.