In lieu of the usual award show Red Carpet run down, we’re just showcasing the stunning baby bumps on display last night at the Academy Awards show held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.
Recording artist and model Ciara went to the Vanity Fair after party in an almost bare, sheer, see-through mesh Grecian crystal adorned custom Ralph & Russo one-shoulder gown revealing her silhouette and toned legs in a strategically placed slit and accompanying draping, highlighted with silver strappy heels and bronze make up.
She looked stunning.
Ciara is expecting her second child with husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. She is mom to almost 3-year old daughter Sienna Princess and 5 1/2 year old son Future Zuhair from a previous relationship, hip hop performer Future.
Meanwhile, Superstore star America Ferrera attended the actual awards ceremony and also went with another form of regal wear. Hers was a wine-colored custom Alberta Ferretii limited edition empire waist gown with full cap sleeves, accessorized with a custom Jennifer Behr brass halo.
At a time and era when several celebrities successfully purposefully shield their babies’ faces from the media, pop singer Ciara has decided to share her daughter’s for the first time in a new app.
On Thursday, the Body Party singer introduced her daughter with NFL quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks on the app called TraceMe.
“I’m so excited to be opening up my world to you on TraceMe,” Ciara told fans who follow her on the app. “You guys know that I tend to be private with a lot of things, but with TraceMe I can have a genuine, unfiltered connection with you all.”
It also bucks the older tradition of having a big reveal on a magazine for millions of dollars given at one time, celebrities took home million+ dollar paydays for sharing their baby’s first photos.
Gone are those days because with the advent of social media, a lot of celebs are sharing their babies first pics with their fans directly, though not all.
Zoe Saldana, Beyonce and Kelly Rowland for the first year, Brit Rochelle Humes and others didn’t open their children up to public scrutiny. Today, Keisha Knight-Pulliam still keeps her daughter Grace’s face from her social media feed.
We never have seen Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s children and most likely will never see them either. Given all the ridicule and shaming celebs like Tia Mowry received over her son, and Kimora Lee Simmons’daughter Aoki Lee, we can see why.
Ciara explained why she chose to reveal.
“My motivation for this was to give back for all of your support throughout the years,” she explained. “We now have a special place where you can get to know more about me, and see all the fun things that go on with my music, my family, my fashion and so much more.”
The model and dancer has a 3 1/2 year old son named Future Zahir Wilburn with her ex fiance hip hop performer Future.
Father’s Day is this Sunday. Along with many other dads who became father’s for the first time over the past year, several celebrity dads did also. Here is a rundown of the ones that we’ve featured on the blog:
The newest new dad is George Clooney, who welcomed twins Ella and Alexander with his wife Amal Clooney earlier this month.
Adam Levine and wife Behati Prinsloo welcomed daughter Dusty Rose at the end of September.
Three months after welcoming marrying, The Walking Deadalum Stephen Yeun announced his photographer wife Joana Pak were expecting and welcomed their son Jude Malcolm Yeun this past March.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is a new dad to daughter Sienna Princess Wilson with wife Ciara. He is also a step-dad to Ciara’s son Future Zuhair with her ex-fiance Future.
When reality TV star and wrestler Brie Bella gave birth to her first child, daughter Birdie Joe Danielson, she made her hubby, WWE superstar Daniel Bryan, a first time dad too.
Bradley Cooperand his long time girlfriend Victoria Secret model Irina Shayk became first time parents when they welcomed daughter Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper in April.
Ciara has done it again — Taken some stunning maternity portraits in a shoot for a major magazine. Last time, it was for W but this round, the R&B songstress was joined by her husband Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and her son Future Zahir in a shoot for Harper’s Bazaar fashion magazine.
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Shot by famed photographer Dani Brubaker, the results are a mix of edgy editorial black and whites and rich tone fleshy artsy family pics which have caused quite the stir and buzz among her fans, followers and detractors that litter her comment box on her Instagramand other social media accounts.
We love them!
And Harper’s Bazaar shared some behind-the-scenes vids on their page. Watch:
With the big game one day away, the teams are focusing on their game plans and the advertisers are doing the same. Although a SuperBowl ad is a yearly tradition for some companies, others save their entire ad budgets for the exposure.
Over the past 30 days, there have been more than 75,000 social posts related to SuperBowl Advertising, but 40,000 of those have been posted just in the past seven days, according to international social media analytics firm Talkwalker.
So, who’s leading the way in pre-game SuperBowl ad hype? Over the past seven days, Snickers has been mentioned in relation to the SuperBowl 5,046 times, while Skittles comes in second at 4,444 and Mr. Clean 4,278.
In its SuperBowl ad debut, Mr. Clean has gotten a lot of buzz with its new take on cleaning, with this USA Today post claiming “Mr. Clean Gets a Little Dirty in New Ad” and garnering more than 28,000 likes.
One company that has received a lot of attention is Heinz – for choosing to not advertise in this year’s big game, but instead investing that $5 million plus that it would have spent on an ad in giving its employees the day off the Monday after the SuperBowl, using the hashtag #smunday, a campaign to make SuperBowlMonday a national holiday. Heinz may be on to something, as SuperBowlMonday as a national holiday sounds like a good idea to many Americans and the hashtag has caught on with more than 2,800 social posts in the past seven days.
With multiple ads for multiple brands, Anheuser Busch is getting a lot of mentions – but is still only in fifth place among brands mentioned. But this trailer for its ad for Budweiser, racked up 23,000 Facebook views.
In the last 24 hours, no company has been mentioned more than Skittles, with more than 3,000 posts in just the past day, featuring Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch taking the candy to Houston, Scotland.
Among the top hashtags trending over the past week, Skittles’ #TasteTheRainbow has realized an increase of more than 4,000 percent in the past week, while Intel’s #ExperienceMore has jumped 143 percent.
Trending brands related to the SuperBowlinclude Mr. Clean, up 931 percent in the past week, Ford Motor Company up 274 percent and SuperBowl participant The New England Patriots, up 256 percent.
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Look who is returning to her first love, music. Ciara!
The second-time mom-to-be recently announced that she has signed with Warner Brothers Records.
“We welcome Ciara to Warner Bros. Records and look forward to the next chapter of her storied music career,” Cameron Strang, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. Records said in a statement.
She joins label mates Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran. swoon
It’s perfect timing as the model and fashion designer muse has been working on her latest album, titled Jackie for over a year. The album is named after her mom Jackie Harris and Ciara said he started working on it shortly after becoming a mom for the first time, when she welcomed her now 2-year old son Future Zahir with ex, hip hop artist Future.
Ciara and her husband Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will welcome their first child together later this year. Meanwhile, here’s to new music!
Ciara took her 2-year old son Future Zahir to cheer on her husband Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson during his playoffs game against the Atlanta Falcons. Although his team didn’t win, she made sure to let all the disappointed know she was still proud of her man for a great season.
“No Greater Blessing Than Having Family. We’re Proud Of You @Dangerusswilson ❤ ” she captioned a photo of herself and Wilson carrying swinging his step-son in hand on their way to their private jet back home. He already has one Superbowl ring so… meh!
The model and songstress has also decided to drop her $15M Defamation lawsuit against her ex, hip hop recording artist Future, as a clear sign that she has moved on and no longer wants to be weighed down by litigation. Good for you!
By the looks of her joyful photos she posts on Instagram, it looks as though Ciara is enjoying her pregnancy with her second child, first for her and husband Russell Wilson.
She posted this glorious and happy photo on her social media account this past Monday.
She captioned the fresh-faced selfie “Good Morning ?” showing off her bump in a snug black jersey top. She had little to no make up on showcasing a very fresh face. We’re noticing more and more of her less glamorous shots which is quite refreshing.
She’s a down-to-earth gal, it seems.
Ciara and Wilson, the quarterback for the NFL team Seattle Seahawks wed in a lavish ceremony in Liverpool in the UK last July. She is mom to 3-year old Future ZahirWilburn with ex-fiance hip hop artist Future.
My sister posted a fab photo of Ciara in a low back dress recently and it reminded me of the stunning photo shoot the singer, who is expecting her second child, did for W magazine when she was pregnant in 2014 with her son Future Zahir.
I scrambled to Ciara’s page expecting to see if she really was rocking that particular dress whilst pregnant but I was instead greeted to a tender moment with her and husband Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilsoninside their private jet! Wow! Ooooh Just as nice!