When we posted Shakira‘s adorable (but hazy) baby bump picture, we thought we were going to have to wait a while till we got another glimpse. The singer herself posted the photograph up on her Facebook page a week ago, writing, “Now I don’t have a six pack, only one pack!!” What we didn’t realize was that we’d be treated to more clear shots of her rocking out while performing in Azerbaijan so soon after! Just look at her — she looks amazing! She shimmied her way through a number of her biggest hits like Waka Waka at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2012 Final between France and Korea DPR at the Tofig Bahramov Stadium in Baku on Saturday. She sent out this adorable tweet, right before the performance, that read, “In a few minutes it will be our baby’s first time on stage and precisely at a football event! Magic Shak.” Fans were treated to a number of tweets right after, including one that said, “I felt awesome on stage! We really enjoyed tonight! Shak” which had the sexiest baby bump picture ever. That felt so wrong typing that, but it’s true! Just look at the picture!
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We all wish we were the Jessa of our friend group, but somehow must learn to deal with the fact that we will always be the Shoshanna. And while Shoshanna might accidentally smoke crack and take off into the night like a started, jeggings-clad fawn, she almost certainly would never pose topless while pregnant. Or talk about her coke-filled past. At least not as readily as Girls‘ Jemima Kirke does. “I do remember that, and that you seemed somewhat impressionable at the time. So I thought, ‘I could probably get this girl to do drugs with me,’” Jemima recalls about the one special night she spent with Vice interviewer Annette Lamothe-Ramos in a bar bathroom as a teen. About her formerly wild life, the married mother of one admits,”I think that way of life stopped working for me really quickly. Some people know how to balance things, at least enough to be able to continue messing around, but I didn’t. I was very all-or-nothing about it, and you burn out really quickly if you keep going that way. It really f—ed me.” Wow, Lena Dunham must just write down everything Jemima says directly into a Final Draft file, right? Right.
We’ve been so excited with the news of Shakira‘s pregnancy. We can’t wait to see her little bebé because you know she or he is going to be ridiculously adorable. It’s not just Shakira‘s genes, it’s also her gorgeous boyfriend, soccer player Gerard Pique‘s, genes. This baby is all set! The singer announced her pregnancy with a letter on her website, saying, “As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby! At this time we have decided to give priority to this unique moment in our lives and postpone all the promotional activities planned over the next few days.” This obviously started the watch for the baby bump, and the wait is over, thanks to Shaki herself. She posted a photograph on her Facebook page, wearing a cute purple sundress that very clearly showed off the bump! The caption for the picture read, “Now I don’t have a six pack, only one pack!!” We can’t wait to see the rest of her maternity wardrobe — you know she’s only going to get lovelier. Now, if only whoever took this picture had better camera skillz because while we’re happy to get a shot of her, we wish it had been clearer and not so granulated!
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The above photo is what’s caused all sorts of hysteria over the idea of Beyonce being pregnant again, eight months after giving birth to Blue Ivy. Now, of course, this isn’t unheard of. A lot of women are extra fertile after having a baby, so you see a lot of siblings born so close together. But we can hardly call a little bit of rounding in a skintight Roberto Cavalli dress incontrovertible proof that Beybey #2 is in the oven, as MediaTakeout exclaimed on Monday. We know Beyonce was working out a million hours a day and not eating anything good in order to lose her baby weight in time for her Atlantic City concerts this spring. Do you blame the girl at all for taking a break and having a piece of bread since then? If you saw any normal woman looking this slim within a year of having a baby, you would be astonished at how much weight she lost.
Helping or not helping this new rumor: The denial from Beyonce’s mother. “It’s gonna happen when it’s time, but not right now,” Tina Knowles said. Which, she would probably say whether or not B were actually pregnant. Also, you can point to the fact that Beyonce has a giant glass of cognac in her hands in this photo from Sunday night. But then again, “witnesses” said she never actually sipped from that glass.
Soapbox time, folks. Today’s New York Post has a “spy” quoted as saying Blake Lively is “glowing” now that she’s back on the Gossip Girl set, following her surprise (to us) wedding to Ryan Reynolds earlier this month. And everyone is on “bump-watch.” You know why they’re on bump watch? Because Blake is usually really careful about what she eats, but since her wedding, she seems to be eating a lot more.”
Hold on a second. Could she also be “glowing” because she just got back from a honeymoon? Could she be eating more because she’s no longer under the stress of planning a wedding, which tends to zap many a bride-to-be’s appetite? Sorry, since getting married almost 10 years ago, I’ve been hounded by people’s jokes that I’m pregnant literally every time I get sick. And once I did finally decide to have a kid, no one guessed it at all. People love to pretend they know everything that’s going on in another lady’s womb, don’t they? If she is pregnant, great for her! She’s all set with a new hubby and a house in the suburbs. But how’s about we let Blake enjoy a meal or two before we start with this stuff.
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Shakira is joining the ranks of celebrity moms, as the Colombian singer announced this afternoon that she’s expecting her first child! Unfortunately for her fans, it means that they won’t be able to see her perform in Las Vegas at the iHeartRadio Music Festival this Friday, but we have a feeling that they’ll be more than forgiving! The 35-year-old is well on her way to starting a family with her boyfriend, soccer player Gerard Pique.
The lovely blonde with the truthful hips released the following statement on her website today:
As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby! At this time we have decided to give priority to this unique moment in our lives and postpone all the promotional activities planned over the next few days.
This means I will not be able to be a part of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, but I’m sure this weekend in Las Vegas will be spectacular and I will be closely following everything that happens there!
I’d like to thank Clear Channel and my fans for their constant love and understanding.
And will see you very soon!
Congrats to the soon-to-be mom and dad! Will this affect her role as a newly minted judge on The Voice this winter
? We’ll have to wait and see!
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I don’t know how to be objective about this subject, guys, so bear with me. Jessica Simpson appeared on the premiere of Katie Couric’s Katie today to show off her post-baby body. And to plug Weight Watchers, which she’s being paid a reported $3 million to do. As a four-months pregnant lady, I (predictably) have way too many emotions attached to this appearance. Let me classify them for you:
1) Defensive: I can’t believe how much the press has been hounding Jessica — since even before she announced her pregnancy — about gaining weight during her pregnancy. This was the Mom Jeans Incident of 2009 to the 1000th degree. This woman is a super successful fashion mogul now, not your personal fitness icon, leave her alone. I gained weight basically the instant I peed on a stick, and yeah, sometimes when I see those ladies who only look pregnant from the side, I want to crawl into a hole, but then I think about the fact that I can put aside vanity and think about someone else’s health for the first time in my life.
“I let myself indulge in everything I wanted because it was the first time I was ever pregnant, and I wanted to enjoy it,” Simpson told USA Today last week. “I wanted to be happy and eat what I wanted.” I hope the gossip world feels some shame in wanting to take away a woman’s desire to be happy.
2) Fascinated: At the same time, I have watched Jessica’s body grow with every photo, and just like everyone else, thought for one guilty moment, that there was no way she just had one baby in there. She’s my height, 5’4″, and weighed 170 lbs when she was pregnant with little Maxwell Drew. And her main indulgence is the exact same as my own: macaroni and cheese. I eat it for desert now, people. But today on Katie she also admitted that she did zero exercise during her pregnancy. When she signed onto Weight Watchers, she could barely do 800 steps a day. And she admits to a bit of magical (very Nick and Jessica-era JSimps) thinking when it comes to losing the pounds.
After weeks of speculation, at last comes the moment we’ve been waiting for … and waiting for … Amber Rose was photographed with fiance Wiz Khalifa caressing a very obvi baby bump on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards. We’d heard she was waiting to announce her pregnancy Beyonce style and there you have it.
Just last week, the rumors began to fly about the new little family. “Amber and Wiz unexpectedly got pregnant, but they’re really happy to be starting a family together,” a source told Radar. “Amber’s already had to make some big lifestyle changes, like not smoking cigarettes anymore. As a model she’s used to having a thin waist, so this is going to be an adjustment for her.”
Well, now that we’re seeing the bump, we think she’s got nothing to worry about — she looks cuter than ever. (And I’m not just saying that because I just started showing off my own bump this week too. Just following the trend, y’all!)
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Good news to report. The words on the interwebs is that Amber Rose is pregnant with fiance, Wiz Khalifa‘s first baby and is allegedly due in January! Remember how Wiz tweeted that photograph of Amber’s engagement ring? Well now, their wedding may be bumped up to October as well. Apparently, this was a completely unplanned pregnancy but the couple are reportedly extremely happy to become parents. Amber is already preparing herself for the massive change in their lifestyle and has quit smoking. A source has told Radaronline, “Amber and Wiz unexpectedly got pregnant, but they’re really happy to be starting a family together. Amber’s already had to make some big lifestyle changes, like not smoking cigarettes anymore. As a model she’s used to having a thin waist, so this is going to be an adjustment for her.” Mediatakeout was the first to report the news and the due date, but the couple’s reps have not responded just yet. Which also means they haven’t issued a denial just yet. That makes us think that this one’s spot-on because normally when something’s completely false, there’s always a spokesperson pouncing on the news, negating it. We’re waiting for some official statements but just in case, may we offer our congratulations to the happy couple!
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We begin staring at them, wondering if they’re merely the result of a big burrito lunch; then, soon enough, we marvel at their size in proportion to their petite carriers and placing bets on when they’ll pop — yes, we’re talking baby bumps. Particularly those sported by our favorite pregnant celebrities. It’s fascinating how some famous ladies, like Megan Fox and Gisele Bunchen, play coy for months, hiding behind cleverly draped dresses or simply ignoring questions when we know they’d never allow themselves to acquire food babies like the rest of us. Others, like Snooki, Tori Spelling and Vanessa Lachey, flaunt their bumps like crazy, posting pics on Twitter, posing in front of the paps in revealing outfits. To each her own!
But once again, we’d like to make their beautiful maternal bodies into a fun little game to while away your summer afternoon. Guess the celebrity baby bump! And don’t cheat by studying the thumbnails here; that’s just silly.
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