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RHOOC Alum Gretchen Rossi Shuts Down ‘Fake Pregnancy’ Trolls

Shahs of Sunset‘s MJ Javid isn’t the only Bravolebrity to get trolled during her pregnancy.

Real Housewives of Orange County alum Gretchen Rossi has been battling fans trolling her in the comments suggesting that she really isn’t pregnant at all but is using a surrogate and faking it!

“There’s the line in the middle of my stomach that you don’t really get unless you’re pregnant, and my belly button’s starting to pop out,” she pointed out in her story to shut down the allegations. “So, really? I’m definitely pregnant. I’m not faking it or have a surrogate or all of the other crazy things some of you are saying.”

The fit mom-to-be is carrying small and that is throwing fans off.

“I mean, I guess I could just take it as a compliment, but who cares if a woman’s carrying small, medium, large?” Rossi added. “I mean, shouldn’t it just be about respecting each woman’s own pregnancy journey and what they’re going through?”

To drive home the point, she angled her mobile phone to her tummy to further explain what she learned from her docs told her she isn’t showing as much.

“I mean, my doctor told me I have a longer torso. She also told me it looks like I’m carrying her in my back, my placenta’s in the front, so it takes longer to pop,” she explained. “And she said because I was pretty fit before, it’s just gonna take longer for those muscles to stretch out.”

She dismissed the talk as “just silly” adding, “like, really, I’m gonna fake an ultrasound, I’m gonna fake a full-blown pregnancy? It’s just like some of your comments are ridiculous.

“Anyways, have you ever thought about the fact that maybe I just know how to take pictures at good angles? Or maybe I just know how to find maternity clothes that are more flattering? I don’t know. Like, it’s just silly the things that people come up with.”

Not to give all the attention to the haters, she ended her talk by shouting out the supporters.

“By the way, I do see the other like 952 comments that are kind and sweet and uplifting and encouraging and all the other things. So I love you guys for that. I’m working on the four or five comments from people that are being silly. I think it’s just because I’m laying in bed, and I’m grouchy because my back hurts,” she said. “Anyways, I really do love all of you out there that put [out] such kind, nice things, so muah [blows kiss].”

Rossi and her husband Slade Smiley announced that they are expecting their first child together in December after suffering a series of miscarriages and losses.

Inside Porsha Williams’ Winter Wonderland Baby Shower {PHOTOS}

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Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams and fiancé businessman Dennis McKinley celebrated the impending arrival of their first child together last month on February 24 at the Suada Studio in Atlanta, Georgia.

The intimate Winter Wonderland theme for 80 guests featured elegant and ornate decorations in rose gold and white, ice sculptures, white linen, ballet dancers, white flowers, provided by Akeem Clayton who listed event credit on his Instagram page. and the words “Celebrating PJ” (short for Porsha Junior) on the dance floor.

Guests were asked to dress in cocktail wear in white.

See a copy of the invitation, and other great exclusive photos by Stanley Babb at US Weekly and PEOPLE magazine.

“The day was magical,” the Bravolebrity told PEOPLE exclusively for this week’s issue of the celeb magazine. “It was amazing to walk into a room and feel that much love. I have such a tremendous support system around me and women who lift me up and are just so incredibly happy for me.”

There are rumors that Williams had inked a Baby Special and from the looks of it, based on all the TV crew professional videographers at the event, it appears so.

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Guests which included her current and past RHOA castmates Cynthia Bailey, Tanya Sam, Eva Marcille, Shamari Devoe, Kenya Moore, Shamea Morton, Marlo Hampton; Real Housewives of Potomac‘s Monique Samuels; and Married to Medicine cast member Toya Bush-Harris

They noshed on hors d’oeuvres like seasonal fruit, baked brie, teriyaki chicken tenderloin and shrimp ceviche served on edible spoons provided by Chef Donald Wilson

And per People, a buffet dinner featured organic kale salad, lemon rosemary chicken breast with caper sauce, pan-seared salmon with red-onion marmalade, roasted potatoes, orecchiette pasta with chardonnay cream sauce and pesto, green beans and grilled ciabbata.

House-made banana pudding and Georgia peach cobbler made up the sweet portion of the buffet, while guests sipped on sparkling mango beverages and lemon, strawberry and mint water between bites, and a hot-chocolate station and decadent dessert station filled with macaron towers, cheesecake shooters, chocolate-truffle cake pops, cupcakes and cookie stacks by Sweet Details.

The centerpiece was a multi-layer vanilla bean, butter-almond and red-velvet cake with the initials “PJ” on it.

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GB Design House provided the napkins for the event, hot-chocolate supplies, popcorn boxes, chocolate truffles for guests to take home, stir sticks and advice coasters, which guests filled out to give their best parenting tips to the mom- and dad-to-be.

The mom-to-be also used the occasion to promote her business ventures and partnerships including one with the Peanut app she says she has used to connect with other moms and by outfitting her sister Lauren in a dress from her upcoming clothing line, Porsha Williams. She also has “Go Naked” hair company and Porsha Williams sheets.

She herself wore a custom lace dress. Looked like quite the elegant affair. Noticeably absent was castmates Kandi Burruss and Nene Leakes.

The ones that were there played a fun game dressing a plastic doll head hosted by Dish Nation jockey Gary With Da Tea form the Ricky Smiley Show, where Williams is also a co-host.



Inside #RHOA’s Shamea Morton’s Baby Shower (PHOTOS)

Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta star Shamea Morton Mwangi celebrated the impending birth of her daughter at the Four Seasons Atlanta Hotel this weekend during a Tutus and Tiara-themed baby shower.

Several of the celebrity guests including her RHOA castmates (current and former) came out including our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Kandi Burruss, current moms-to-be Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore, who was outfitted in a pink tutu as well, and Sheree Whitfield.

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Guests were greeted with personalized napkins and ornately decorated table settings and gold tulle lined chairs.

Also in attendance was the members of Morton’s Atlanta Falcons cheerleader family

All indulges with chocolate and yogurt  covered pretzels and Cookies provided by Sweetly Intoxicating bakery. Adonai Cookie Shoppe and Adonai Desserts Atlanta created the sweet multi-tower cake topped with a tiara and tulle at its base:

Dancers and Ballerinas from Atlanta-based Academy of the Arts performed

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The guests of honor got down on the dance floor before Morton thanked all who came:

Guests took home cookes with tiara’s on them

And made their own gift bags that they could fill with personalized water bottles, nail polish and more

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They also got to capture the memory of the lavish event by posinf in front of a pink flower wall.

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And played shower games:

There was also a photo booth:

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And the parents took home scores of gifts! Fun!

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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Former RHOA Star Kenya Moore Gets Love From ExCastmates

Former Miss USA may not have be a Real Housewives of Atlanta housewife next season, but she is still good pals with several of her co-stars who have snapped pics with the mom-to-be during her pregnancy.,

“ow! My girl @thekenyamoore is just glowing today🌟#babydaly #auntiecynt,“the former model and agency boss captioned a photo of herself cradling Moore’s growing bump.”

Moore and Daly are expecting their first child together. The 47-year old announced the news during the reunion show and is due this winter.

Since then, she has been plagued with verbal assaults by online followers who have consistently accused the star of faking her bump.

ANTM and RHOA’s Eva Marcille Welcomes Son

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.

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RHOA’s Kandi Burruss got a TON of Baby Gifts for Her Son

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Woweee!!

As Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker await the birth of their first child together, a son, they are also wading through tons of gifts for #BabyTucker.

The award-winning singer-songwriter shared a collage of all the presents that she has received for her second child. The biz mogul has a daughter, Riley, from a previous relationship. (Tucker has an 18-year old daughter, Kaela)

“So many people sent wonderful gifts for #BabyTucker that I needed help going thru it all,” she captioned the collage. “@mamajjoyce @carmoncambrice & Tracy are over here helping me go thru it all. Thanks for all the love everyone!”


Check out what else has been going on with Kandi.


How BravoTV Hid Kandi Burruss’ Pregnancy For #RHOA Promo Pics

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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.

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“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.

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RHOA’s Phaedra Parks reunion comments: Meanest reality TV attack on older single women who want to have a baby (VIDEO)

Just when I thought we had hit rock bottom with catty fighting women insulting and offending other women who are trying to conceive, we go and discover a new floor below.
A couple weeks ago, during the finale of the VH1 show Basketball Wives: LA one cast member told off another member who is a cancer survivor and  is struggling while trying to conceive to go “take her medicine” and injections to try and make a baby, boasting how she already had 3 healthy ones. 
Last night, on part three of the Real Housewives of Atlanta finale, cast member and past 2x Bellyitch Bumpwatch mom to two, Phaedra Parks sunk quite low to insult her arch nemesis Kenya Moore
In a shade-filled “read” on the former Miss USA, Parks attacked the fact that Moore was exploring sperm banks in search of an appropriate anonymous donor for a child she hoped to conceive and raise on her own. Moore had previously said that she did not want to conceive a child out of wedlock but at her advanced age of over 40, she noticed her options were wearing thin and decided to consider that route.
So to get back at Moore for her own history of inappropriate contact and communication with Parks’ husband Apollo Nida, the recent Mortuary school graduate and law firm owner went after Moore’s Trying to Conceive (TTC) plans, stating during the show last night:

“She needs a story line so she keeps re-bringing it up. This happened in 2012. It’s 2014 and she’s still trying to use it because she has nothing else going on. And while she’s sitting around, running around talking about my husband, the father to my children, and she spends her weekends peddling thru sperm banks, looking through catalogs to try to find a donor. Honey, you don’t know if your baby daddy will be an axe murderer or a child molester. But what you will know is that he needed $10 to get himself a medium-sized pizza so he ejaculated in a cup so you can have a kid. Check that.”

A few thoughts come to mind.
1. While Phae-Phae is the queen of reading, this particular one sounded too structured, polished and well -rehearsed. At one point, Apollo pulled out his mobile phone after accusing Moore of texting him again a week ago (an accusation Moore denied immediately). But he could have gotten out his phone to feign an opportunity to pull up the script so Phaedra could refresh her memory. She can be seen on camera twisting her neck slightly and taking a peek at his phone. hmmmmm…..
2. This is not the first time the self-described Christian woman went below the belt to attack fertility struggles. In a past episode this season, she called Moore’s reproductive system “scrambled eggs.” That was a pretty dirty thing to say considering all the women with fertility issues who watch her show and support her brand.
3. While this round, Parks wasn’t a directly attacking another woman’s fertility  struggles, she did make an indirect jab at the thousands of women who have delayed having a baby because of their career and/or who have been struggling to meet “The One” while waiting to marry and have a baby. Some of those women have and are considering an anonymous sperm donor because they desperately want a baby. Way to go to make them feel horrible about their predicament and options, Phaedra Parks.
4. The other sad part to me personally, was all the women, who do not like Moore’s antics and behavior on the show, who were applauding and cheering it on in social media.  While cheering on Moore being put in her place and silenced, they are also complicitly  putting down all those women out there in Moore’s  shoes  — some including possible friends, family members and co-workers.

Not cool.

The full episode is below and Phaedra’s spiel starts around the 39:00 mark.

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