At least two former Destiny’s Child members agree: no one expected Beyonce to be the first to have a kid. Not because she wouldn’t be an amazing mom (“She has always had this motherly spirit about her,” LeToya Luckett gushes) or because she’d have any problem finding a great dad (“God made Jay for her,” raves Michelle Williams), but because Beyonce has always been a career woman first and foremost.
“We just never knew that she would be the first to have a baby or the first to get married because we always knew she had a focus that was…not human when it comes to her work,” Williams explained at the Essence Black Women In Music event. Said Luckett of her former band mate, “She’s a planner! Literally, I think she planned her whole life out. ‘At 30, I’m going to have a baby!’ Then at 30, she had a baby. That’s just Bey.” Then Williams imitated Bey doing crunches and breast-feeding at the same time. “We’re gonna do crunches, Boo Boo! Come on!,” Michelle joked. Ugh, why did Destiny’s Child ever break up?
Blue Ivy Carter photos are finally here and the golden child looks like…well, like any other new-born baby. Sweet and darling and sort of like a grandma, is how we could best describe her. In what we would consider a social media master stroke, mama Beyonce and pop Jay-Z put up several snapshots of baby Blue on a new Tumblr entitled helloblueivycarter this evening. Check out the adorable babe in arms…after the jump!
Robert Downey Jr.‘s wife, Susan Downey, gave birth to a tiny robot son in L.A. this morning! That’s what we have to assume, anyway, based solely on the baby’s name: Exton Elias Downey. Any name that starts with an “Ex” already sounds a little futuristic for an adorable chubby baby. Plus, what other kind of child could we expect Iron Man to have? A human one? Seems like a missed opportunity to just name their kid “Robot Downey Jr.,” but who are we to judge? He’s not our teeny cyborg infant.
After announcing their pregnancy back in August, RDJ spent the last five months barely able to contain his excitement. “Her breasts have gotten so big that I’m bumping into them!” The Avengers star raved about his pregnant spouse at the Cinematheque Award Gala back in October. “Just so voluptuous and so cosmically endowed … so ripe, about to fall off the tree.” Exton joins older brother Indio, Downey’s teenage son from his previous marriage to Deborah Falconer, and can hopefully use his adorable laser eyes to erase any Susan Downey-related boob commentary from both their memories.
You guys, with all the focus on the Zumas, Kingstons, Suris and Havens of celebrity town, we realize we’ve missed out on sharing the incredible cuteness of some other kiddies. Our bad. One of them is Marion Cotillard’s son, Marcel. We just saw this photograph of him and promptly fell in love. Little Marcel was visiting his maman on the Brooklyn set of her new untitled James Grey period film with Joaquin Phoenix — we can already smell the awards. And as gorgeous as Marion is (without makeup, too), her bébé totally steals the show. Those cheeks!
As if she wasn’t already the most hooked up kid on the planet, little Blue Ivy Carter is about to get some more serious star power. Apparently her super celeb mom and dad, Beyonce and Jay-Z, have asked Oprah to be her godmother! Although the reports haven’t been confirmed by the couple themselves, RadarOnline reports that the talk show legend has been tapped to be a godparent, along side Jay-Z’s pal Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith. If it’s true, Baby Blue can probably expect some seriously killer birthday parties. (“You get a pony! And you get a pony! Everybody gets a pony!”).
Oprah would definitely be an awesome and obvious choice for Blue Ivy’s fairy godmother. She’s already been doting on the newborn, in a distinctly Oprah-like way. Instead of sending the new baby a pimped-out stroller or badass crib (see what we did there?), the Big O sent over a “trunk” filled with her favorite children’s books. Awwww! Do we sense an Oprah’s Baby Book Club coming our way?
Congratulations to Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler. The engaged couple are expecting their first baby together! In a statement to People, they revealed, “We are thrilled to announce we are expecting our first child together. It’s an amazing time in our life and we can’t wait to meet the new addition to our growing family.” Great news, especially since they had hit a rocky patch in their relationship not so long ago. They broke off their engagement in July last year, only to reconcile in November. We love a happy ending! Kristin’s come a long way from Laguna Beach.
David Beckham certainly had his priorities straight when he signed his new two-year contract with the L.A. Galaxy. Yes, there’s the adoration of his fans and chance to excel at his sport. More important, however, is all the money Beckham’s making to pay for daughter Harper Seven’s teeny tiny couture baby clothes. “Her wardrobe is ridiculous,” the soccer star laughed during his recent Google Plus interview. “I’m glad I got a two-year contract.” We’re sure Harper will be too, just as soon as she stops trying to eat her own fat little hands.
Sure, most kids wouldn’t notice if their clothes were made out of old dish towels sewn together, but let’s be fair, those Chloe tights and other designer duds aren’t really for Harper. They’re for mom Victoria Beckham. Gloats David about his 6-month-old’s fashion sense, “Everything about her is very feminine, you know — the way she moves, the way she eats, the way she smiles, the way she looks.” True, though she also kind of looks like a little old man. Though what a fabulous old man at that! Check out some of the Beckham children’s expensive threads below, before they get covered in mashed carrots and wet Cheerios.
Chris Hemsworth is having a baby! Knowing that makes this tiny hand-crafted Thor outfit we’ve been sewing seem significantly less random and off-putting. Hurray! The Avengers star’s wife Elsa Pataky allegedly told Spanish-language site ¡HOLA! this week that the pair is scheduled to pop out a devastatingly handsome miniature version of themselves in the spring. “Having the person that you love by your side and starting a family with them is the best thing that can happen to you in this life. You can’t ask for more,” the Fast Five actress gushed. Just picture the chiseled cheekbones and flaxen locks on that kid. You know, after he or she grows out of that “adorable hairless blob of dough” phase. We cannot wait. Hurray!
Blue Ivy Carter arrived in style this weekend, though how and with what level of security she made her grand entrance is currently up for debate. Even though we were already furiously working on these pink booties Sunday morning, Jay-Z and Beyonce waited until this afternoon to issue a statement. “We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012. Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful – we are in heaven,” said Bey and Hov, adding, “She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs.” Their use of the word “naturally” seemed to directly contradict rumors that Blue arrived via a scheduled C-section. We weren’t there, so we’ll take their word for it. Even if we had been there, we would have been covering our eyes and screaming.
Another point of contention is the affect Blue Ivy’s security had on her fellow baby friends. According to dad-to-be Neil Coulon, whose wife also delivered at Lenox Hill, Beyonce and Jay-Z‘s bouncers caused a big problem for other families on their floor. “Three times they stopped me from entering or exiting the NICU and it happened once on Friday just because they wanted to use the hallway,” Coulon told the New York Daily News. “They should have been more strategic about it. These are children with problems in intensive care and you’re just going to take over the hospital like you own it? All I want is an apology.” However, according to the hospital’s Executive Director Frank Danza, “No security plan that we or the Carters’ security team put in place would have prevented or delayed families from gaining access to the NICU, and to date, no families have complained to the hospital about being denied access to the NICU.” Hmmm, we’re sure some security was in place, though. We mean, would you have been able to stay in your stirrups if you knew Bey was giving birth next door? Wow, really? Maybe we really are her biggest fans. What do you think?
Papa Jay-Z himself is celebrating the birth of daughter Blue Ivy Carter on Saturday with a new track he just posted on his Life and Times website. Warning to the sensitive: The song, called “Glory,” featuring B.I.C. (oh, as in Blue Ivy Carter, we get it), will make you cry. And in a couple of instances, Hov reveals that Beyonce had a miscarriage before she was pregnant with Blue.
“False alarms and false starts/ All made better by the sound of your heart/ All the of the pain of the last time/ I prayed so hard it was the last time,” Jay says toward the beginning of the song. Later, he refers to it even more clearly, “Last time the miscarriage was so tragic/ We was afraid you’d disappear, but nah, baby, you magic.”
He repeats a refrain you’ll often hear from new parents, “The most amazing feeling I feel/ Words can’t describe what I’m feeling, for real,” and then goes on to use her name: “Baby, I paint the sky Blue, my greatest creation was you. Glory.”
We also like how Jay is already speaking with wonder about her talent: “Did you wiggle your hands for her?” (Doing the “Single Ladies” dance?!) And though he admits she doesn’t yet know what swag is, she was “made in Paris” just before Beyonce shot an album package, so like the rest of us, he expects big things of his “Lil B” (not to be confused with the Based God, of course).
Question for you guys: Do you think the baby in the track is actually Blue? Or just a stock baby sound?