We’re sometimes under the illusion that motherhood has a calming effect on celebrities, making them less interesting to gossips and paparazzi. And then we remember Britney Spears (and, like, our own mothers). Nope, moms are people too, and that means they are bound to make their kids want to disown them. And the children of celeb moms have it even worse than the rest of us. This weekend gave us so many examples of things that would have made us stomp into our rooms, put on the “Keep Out!” sign and write frantically in our diaries how we would be the first documented case of dying of embarrassment.
1. Jessica Simpson wore this denim, snakeskin-patterned, ruffled tent to her baby shower. And still insists she’s having only one little girl.
2. Kris Jenner posted a photo of herself naked and pregnant with Rob Kardashian on her blog to wish him a happy birthday on Saturday. “Happy 25th birthday to my wonderful, handsome son, Rob!! Rob, you are the best son a mother could ask for and you make me proud every day. I love you so much!!”
Not to be outdone by Jessica Alba’s new daughter or Hilary Duff‘s upcoming boy and/or girl, musician Matthew Bellamy tweeted a photo of wife Kate Hudson and baby boy Bingham, posting the picture with the message “Family life!” Not only is it our first look at the month-old infant, but also highlights the difference between Kate Hudson as a mom (luminous, clear skin, virtually no roots) and the look we imagine we’ll be rocking a month after we push out a tiny human (exhausted, persistent eye twitch, covered in a thin layer of baby vom.)
In addition to showing off his son’s general adorableness to the world, it looks like Papa Bellamy had also hoped the photo would help get paparazzi off the family’s no-doubt-sleep-deprived back. “Wow, these paps are annoying. Thought we’d tweet pic in hope of paps backing off, didn’t work!,” Bellamy tweeted today, even calling out a specific paper. “There should be laws protecting minors… Daily mail – expect to hear from lawyers soon ;)” Seriously, if celebrities want to send out their own perfectly framed baby photos..who are we to deter them in any way?
[Photo: Matthew Bellamy's Twitter]
If 2010 was the year of the celebrity breakup, 2011 is the year of the celebrity pregnancy. There have been at least a dozen births or pregnancy announcements since the new year began, and if Us Magazine is to be believed, Kate Hudson is among the expectant mothers. Us claims that Hudson and boyfriend Matt Bellamy, the frontman of Muse, are expecting and that the actress is a mere 14 weeks along. Hudson also has a seven-year-old son, Ryder, from her marriage to Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson.
Hudson and Bellamy have been together for nine months but it’s been an intense year for them. Within a month of dating, Bellamy met Hudson’s mom, Goldie Hawn, and the pair reportedly were house hunting in New York this summer for a place to live together. Hopefully they found a place with an extra bedroom!
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