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Kate Hudson Shares Sweet Video of Danny Fujikawa Cradling Newborn: ‘Your Love Is Such a Gift’

Rani Rose is a daddy’s girl!

Just a few days after giving birth to her first child with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa, Kate Hudson shared a sweet video of her newborn getting major TLC from her dad.

The video — with “Not Alone” by Patty Griffin in the background — shows a soft-smiling Fujikawa, 32, caressing and kissing little Rani.

“Kind beautiful man, your pure love is such a gift,” wrote Hudson, 39, about her musician beau, hashtagging the post #daddysgirl.

The clip is the first post featuring Fujikawa with their daughter. On Friday as well, Hudson posted a photo on her Instagram Stories of a “nipple whip,” a cream meant to aid her sensitivity while breastfeeding.

“When life revolves around your nipples, literally,” she captioned the Boomerang.

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On Thursday, the Almost Famous actress shared an adorable photo of sleeping Rani in her arms. “The early morning calm,” she wrote.

A source previously told PEOPLE, Hudson, who is also mother of 7-year-old son Bingham Hawn from her relationship with ex-fiancé Matt Bellamy and 14-year-old son Ryder Russell from her marriage to ex-husband Chris Robinson — is over the moon about Rani.

“She’s always wanted a daughter so this is really a dream come true,” the insider said.

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RELATED VIDEO: Kate Hudson and Danny Fujikawa Welcome Daughter Rani Rose — Find Out the Story Behind Her Name

The source added Hudson’s sons are just as elated. “Her big brothers are so excited— they’ll be protective and sweet to her always.”

After the baby’s birth on Oct. 2, Hudson explained the meaning of Rani’s name.

“We have decided to name our daughter Rani (pronounced Ronnie) after her grandfather, Ron Fujikawa. Ron was the most special man who we all miss dearly. To name her after him is an honor,” Hudson wrote on Instagram, referring to Fujikawa’s father Ron, who died in 2012.

Little Women: Dallas Star Emily Fernandez Reveals She’s Pregnant 2 Years After Her Baby Son Died

Emily Fernandez is expecting again!

On Friday, the Little Women: Dallas star, who goes by her rapper name “Right Cheek”, confirmed that she’s pregnant with a baby boy.

The news comes just two years after the reality star lost her son Lontel Jahnar Johnson Jr. (JJ)  when he was just 3 months old.

In an Instagram post featuring a very pregnant Hernandez, alongside pal Bri “Left Cheek” Barlup, the mom-to-be wrote: “This was 3 months ago 🙄 lol just imagine how things are now 😂🤣 @leftcheeklg”

She also shared a photo of herself holding her belly, alongside a screenshot of the TMZ headline — who was the first to report the news that she is not just pregnant but 8 months along.

According to the outlet, Fernandez is expecting her second son via IVF with Lontel Johnson, her boyfriend from Season 2 of Little Women: Dallas who was also the father to JJ. Although the couple broke up last year and currently aren’t together, Johnson reportedly plans to be a part of their upcoming baby’s life.

RELATED: Little Women: Atlanta‘s Emily Fernandez Remembers 3-Month-Old Son JJ Two Weeks After His Death

On April 27, 2016, the star of the unscripted Lifetime series and Johnson welcomed their first son together. Even before JJ was born, Fernandez said their baby experienced multiple health complications, including seizures and blood around his brain.

“My baby was having seizures in utero and doctors believe there was a problem with the placenta,” she told PEOPLE exclusively. “Little people pregnancies are high risk and being pregnant with a little person is even more dangerous. JJ wasn’t receiving enough oxygen and he was born with blood around his brain.”

Though JJ faced severed complications, she and Johnson believed their newborn would pull through.

RELATED VIDEO: Little Women: Dallas

After coming to the realization that their baby couldn’t hear or see, and was continuing to have seizures while his heart rate dropped, the couple decided to take him off the ventilator.

“We realized that he was living his life in fear,” she recalled. “He would panic every time a nurse would come to change his diaper because he couldn’t hear or see them. Not to mention all the surgeries he had to undergo in that state of constant fear. It was heartbreaking for me to see him suffer.”

Added Fernandez: “I fought for his life – I demanded that he have multiple tests run. I wanted to be sure that I did everything in my power to save him and keep him… If he would’ve been average height, this would’ve still happened. Everything was due to his brain damage.”

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Three months after her son’s birth, JJ died in early August. Fernandez shared multiple family photos on Instagram grieving her son’s loss.

“The gates of heaven welcomed their sweetest angel tonight. You were loved beyond words and I will miss you every second of everyday my king,” she captioned one shot. “I know you will rest easy and look down us watching over your sisters. RIP Lontel Jahnar Johnson Jr.”

Why Khloé Kardashian Picked Kim to Be True’s Godparent: ‘She’s So Secure in Her Life’

Sunday’s episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians was all about the family’s baby boom.

With Khloé Kardashian preparing to welcome her first child, baby True, with Tristan Thompson, she was tasked with selecting her daughter’s legal guardian.

“I am a huge planner, I love to be prepared,” she explained. “That’s just how I am. I always thought Kourtney would be the godparent of my child, but lately I’ve been watching Kimberly and she’s been someone that I really gravitate to as a mom. So it’s a tough choice between Kourtney and Kim.”

Kourtney stopped by Khloé’s house to ask whether she’d given the matter some thought.

“Um, I mean, I don’t know,” responded Khloé, 34. “What I was told is that I can’t set that up until I have a birth certificate.”

“You have to think who has the best values of what you want your kids to be around and see and experience,” said Kourtney, 39, who shares sons Mason, 8, Reign, 3, and daughter Penelope, 6, with ex Scott Disick,

Later, Kourtney revealed she had assumed it would be her.

“I don’t know why this even something Khloé has to think about,” she said. “My passion is my kids and my family and we’re always doing fun things and traveling. The kids have a sense of freedom but we also have boundaries, so I’m obviously the best choice.”

But Khloé admitted she had been feeling especially connected with Kim, 37, who shares daughters North, 5, Chicago, 7 months, and son Saint, 2, with husband Kanye West. (At the time, she was still expecting Chicago via surrogacy.)

“I feel like Kim has been so selfless during my pregnancy,” said Khloé. “She’s trying to just help make sure that you feel your best, look your best, have the best. She’s so secure in her life that I feel like she would be an incredible godparent. She’s just been a great friend and sister.”

Seeking advice from momager Kris Jenner, Khloé asked her how she went about choosing her own kids’ legal guardians.

“I think when Kendall was born, I thought about who I felt the closest to and who I would love the way that they brought their kids up and the way they ran their families and what they were all about,” explained Jenner, 62. “You spend enough time in both houses. You just have to think: Where would I want my child being raised, in which environment? Who would I feel like my baby is going to be most comfortable and most loved ?”

“I mean, Kourtney has a certain set of values and she goes to church and I think she would raise a child to believe in God,” added Jenner. “Kim, on the other hand, she’s very hands-on with the homework and with just making sure that the kids are always where they’re supposed to be. She’s very attentive and the grooming is impeccable. … Just listen to your heart and listen to your mind, because those two things will tell you exactly who you’re supposed to pick.”

Finally, Khloé came to her decision: “I have thought this over long and hard and I’ve decided what I want to do,” she said. “I just have to make the best decision for my daughter but I also am not trying to hurt anybody’s feelings.”

“Watching Kimberly be a mom, I really respect her parenting skills — not that I don’t respect Kourtney’s, I relate to how Kim parents more,” she continued. “But at the end of the day, this family is so close and we love each other so much and if anything, God forbid, were to happen, I know my daughter is in the best of hands no matter who her legal guardian is.”

RELATED VIDEO: Kourtney Kardashian Says She’s ‘Ashamed’ of Her ‘Disgusting’ Family: ‘It’s Just Gross’

Sitting down with her two sisters, she braced herself to break the news to Kourtney.

“I just think you have different parenting styles,” she told them. “I can’t make anything official until after the baby is born, but I am going to probably have Kim as the legal guardian if, God forbid, something happens. Just because I don’t know my parenting style until I have a baby, but from what I envision my parenting style to be, I do think it will be more like Kim — a little more stricter.”

“Guess what? You don’t have to give me an explanation,” replied Kourtney. “I’ve got three kids and I’m busy on my own.”

“You’re at capacity,” suggested Khloé.

“No, I’m not at capacity,” clarified Kourtney, adding that she would like “one plus” more kids.

Kim, meanwhile, said Khloé’s decision was “an honor” and promised she would “take such good care” of any future nieces and nephews.

“I mean, I’m a little bit disappointed that I’m not the guardian, but honestly, you don’t know what your parenting style is until you have kids,” Kourtney said later. “So I think once Khloé has her own daughter and is really a mom, then maybe she will realize that we have more in common than she thinks as far as parenting styles. You never know! Khloé might switch back to me.”

Kim, meanwhile, was preparing to welcome her third child into the world — and she still didn’t have a name picked out.

“She’s coming any minute,” she said. “I think when you have a surrogate and you don’t feel the everyday pains, it just kind of creeps up on you. It’s crazy how fast it comes.”

After shooting down Jenner’s suggestions to name the baby Milan, Italy, or Rome, Kim eventually went with another city: Chicago.

“Everyone’s going to be like, ‘Oh my God, that’s the craziest name,’ ” she said. “And then they’re going to go crazy and then they’ll get used to it.”

As for the inspiration?

“The name Chicago, everyone asked me where we came up with that,” she said. “Kanye is originally from Chicago and the city is really connected to his memory of his mom, so we went with Chicago.”

And though she didn’t carry the baby herself, Kim said their mother-daughter connection was instant.

“The moment I laid eyes on my baby, I was so in love,” she said. “I’m just so excited to have this addition to my family.”

“Honestly, when it’s done, I think was the best decision I ever made,” she reflected. “I think it was such an amazing experience. I would recommend it for anyone. I am the biggest fan of surrogacy. All my fears of everything I thought was going to happen— like, am I going to connect? Am I going to feel connected? All of that goes out the door and you just instantly feel connected.”

“It’s crazy how professional surrogacy is and how instantly with the baby came out, there was no weird feeling that I was so nervous about — am I going to connect with the baby, am I going to feel the same way as if it’s me birthing my kids?” she continued. “And it was the same exact feeling, and that was instantly a relief for me. That was what I was most nervous about and I just feel so lucky that I’ve had such a good experience with surrogacy.”

Keeping Up with the Kardashians airs Sundays (9 p.m. ET) on E!

Richard Gere Is Going to Be a Dad Again! Baby on the Way for Actor, 69, and New Wife Alejandra

He’s got his pretty woman, and now it’s time for a little baby!

Richard Gere is expecting his second child and first with new wife Alejandra Silva, who announced the news with some help from the Dalai Lama.

“A very special moment just a few minutes ago… Getting blessings for our precious to come,” penned Silva of an Instagram photo showing the Buddhist leader blessing her baby bump.

“We couldn’t announce it before telling HH Dalai Lama☺,” added the 35-year-old Spanish businesswoman and activist, who went on to share the message in her first language.

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A very special moment just a few minutes ago… Getting blessings for our precious to come.. we couldn’t announce it before telling HH Dalai Lama☺ Un momento muy especial para nosotros hace unos minutos.. Muy feliz recibiendo bendiciones para nuestro preciado tesoro por llegar… no lo podía anunciarlo sin antes habérselo dicho a su SS Dalai Lama.. ☺ #dalailama #richardgere #alejandragere #love

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Gere, 69, also shares 18-year-old son Homer James Jigme with ex-wife Carey Lowell. The couple’s bundle of joy on the way is also the second child for Silva, who has a 5½-year-old son named Albert from a previous marriage.

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At the Gobi desert, scouting locations for new exciting project 🎥. #Mongolia #newideas #comingsoon #richardgere #alejandrasilva

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RELATED: Why Newlywed Richard Gere Is a “Much Happier” Man at 68

Gere and Silva had known each other for over a decade before they first began dating in 2014. In April, a source close to the couple told PEOPLE they married “weeks and weeks ago” and are “extraordinarily happy.”

“They’re so comfortable with each other, have fun together and are looking forward to their future together,” the insider revealed of Gere and Silva.

According to Spanish outlet HOLA!, who were the first to report the marriage news, the two wed in early April in a civil ceremony and planned to celebrate the nuptials at a party in New York City in early May with family and friends.

The resulting fête — held at Gere’s estate in Pound Ridge, New York — included several Tibetan monks (Gere is a Buddhist and one of son Homer’s middle names, Jigme, is a Tibetan name).

RELATED VIDEO: Richard Gere Marries Spanish Girlfriend Alejandra Silva: “They’re Extraordinarily Happy”

After news of their marriage broke, a film source who has known Gere for years told PEOPLE he “has been much happier in this half of his life because he is settled, confident and doing what he likes.”

“Practicing Buddhism and doing humanitarian work have fulfilled and transformed him, and he is at a stage when he can make the kinds of films that he likes,” the insider added of the Chicago star.

This is Gere’s third marriage. He first tied the knot with supermodel Cindy Crawford, to whom he was married from 1991 to 1995. The actor later welcomed his only son with second wife Lowell, whom he wed in 2002 before a contentious divorce that was finalized in 2016 after they separated in 2013.

Rachel McAdams Steps Out with Boyfriend Jamie Linden 5 Months After Reportedly Giving Birth

Rachel McAdams stepped out with boyfriend Jamie Linden five months after the actress reportedly gave birth.

The Disobedience star, 39, was photographed with Linden, 38, for the first time since they welcomed a son together in April.

The two enjoyed a laid-back lunch in Los Angeles with the actress wearing a white T-shirt, gray leggings, gray sweater and sneakers as Linden also dressed casually in blue jeans, white T-shirt, gray cardigan and baseball cap.

McAdams was photographed in early April walking beside Lindon, who appeared to be carrying a newborn baby in his arms.

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The couple was first romantically linked in April 2016 and kept a relatively low profile throughout their relationship.

McAdams made her first red carpet appearance since welcoming her son in late April while promoting her film Disobedience.

RELATED: How Rachel McAdams Kept Her Pregnancy a Secret Before Welcoming Baby Boy

While the actress has not confirmed the news, E! News first revealed she was pregnant in February.

Her costar Rachel Weisz told the outlet McAdams was happier than ever.

“She is just glowing and looking ravishing and gorgeous,” Weisz told E! News. “She just seems to be so happy and I am just so happy for her! She had her first baby—it’s so beautiful!”

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Inside GloZell Green’s Sweet Nursery for Daughter O’Zell

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GloZell Green knew she couldn’t be left to her own devices when it came to decorating her baby girl’s nursery.

“If I had done it, it would have been a green glitter mess,” the Awestruck and YouTube star tells PEOPLE exclusively of her 9-week-old daughter O’Zell Gloriana De Green Simon‘s new room.

Instead, Green and her husband Kevin Simon — who are featured in the current issue of PEOPLE — hired designer Wendy Bellissimo for the job.

“They chose some great colors that I never would have been picked out,” Green says of Bellissimo and her husband, Joe.

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But the Bellissimos’ contribution to little O’Zell’s life won’t end with the nursery.

“They were over here so often and my husband and I loved them so much and they really took to O’Zell, so we asked them to be her godparents and they said yes,” Green says. “They have four daughters so they understand girls, and we just bonded while they were putting the nursery together. So that was an extra special gift.”

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Green — who is chronicling her journey through motherhood on her Awestruck series Glo All In — says she’s loved every moment of being mom to O’Zell, but she’s had to get used to getting through the day on little or no sleep.

“Everyone told me to sleep when the baby sleeps, but she sleeps during the daytime and that’s when I have to get stuff done! I’ve been a zombie,” she says.

“I’ve learned how to exist and get work done when you’re exhausted. I’ve finally gotten to that level because at first I had no idea how I was going to do it.”

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But, she says, it’s all worth it.

“She smiles and she has a really strong will. If she decides she doesn’t want something, there’s no convincing her otherwise,” Green says of O’Zell, who was welcomed via surrogate on Aug. 4. “Sometimes she wants her pacifier, and other times she doesn’t even want it near her. She’s very strong and determined. She’s always trying to stand, and she was born with her eyes open, so she’s ready to go.”

And Green is eager to have her baby follow her footsteps into social-media domination.

“I’ve already got her Instagram account set up, and she has over 110,000 followers. I was like, ‘This is the family business. I’ve got to show her what to do!’ ” Green says. “Plus, I knew my Facebook and YouTube page would be all about her if I didn’t just make a separate one dedicated to her.”

— Patrick Gomez


Splish, Splash! Ronnie Wood Takes His Twins for a Dip in the Pool

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Fall may be in the air, but Ronnie Wood is still soaking up the last rays of summer!

The Rolling Stones guitarist recently took to Instagram to share a photo of himself and his wife Sally enjoying some time in the pool with their 4-month-old twin daughters Gracie Jane and Alice Rose.

“Water babies,” Wood, 69, wrote next to the snap of the proud parents with their daughters, sporting hot pink bathing suits.

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The couple announced their pregnancy news this past December. Gracie and Alice are the first children for Wood’s theater-producer wife, 38, whom he married in 2012.

“Ronnie cut the cords and we just held our babies and looked at their little faces,” Sally told Hello! magazine in June. “We both cried. You are just so happy and emotional, the tears are just there. Ronnie is so completely committed to being a dad, helping me, looking after us all.”

Wood also has four adult children from a previous relationship — Tyrone, 33, Leah, 38, Jesse, 39, and Jamie, 43 — as well as 10 grandchildren.

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Wood himself told Hello! that he is “the burper, walker, nappy changer and I’m still trying to work out when I can get to sleep in between all that” — but there’s one important aspect of life he isn’t holding back on exposing his daughters to.

“I have played the guitar to them and when I get round to it I will do some drawings,” the musician and author of How Can It Be? A Rock & Roll Diary shared at the time.

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Scott MacIntyre Welcomes Son Christian Scott

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It’s a boy for Scott MacIntyre!

The season 8 American Idol finalist became a dad for the first time on Wednesday, Sept. 21, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

His wife Christina gave birth to a baby boy they named Christian Scott MacIntyre at 12:05 a.m., in Franklin, Tennessee. The couple’s first child was born weighing 6 lbs., 6 oz.

MacIntyre was born blind and previously underwent a kidney transplant at the age of 22 after he was diagnosed with kidney failure in his late teens. And last June, he was suffering from kidney failure again when a stranger offered to anonymously donate a kidney to the singer, which allowed him to become a dad.

“I am so grateful to my kidney donor for giving me my health back and allowing us to create this new life,” MacIntyre, 31, tells PEOPLE. “Being a dad is already so rewarding, and I am treasuring this special time with Christina and our son.”

Adds Christina, “I have always wanted to be a mom, and Christian is a beautiful gift. He is a calm and easygoing little guy just like his dad!”

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“It’s crazy,” MacIntyre told PEOPLE exclusively in April. “It was not possible for us to have a baby while I was in kidney failure, so my donor not only gave me the gift of life but also allowed us to create a new life.”

In June, the MacIntyres shared the sex of their baby by displaying the message, “Our mini Mac is a boy!” on a black chalkboard.

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And the couple posted another update at 33 weeks, adding that their baby was the size of a pineapple.

“We’re getting so excited to meet this little guy soon #minimac,” Christina wrote in an Instagram post of her growing baby belly.

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Prior to finding out the sex of their baby, the couple had already picked out names for both a boy and a girl.

“We have had thoughts about what each would be like — to have both a boy and a girl — but we are grateful to have whatever God blesses us with,” MacIntyre said in April. “Now that I have my transplant and have my health back, I’m so looking forward to this new chapter with Christina and our baby.”

— Blake Bakkila with reporting by Anya Leon


Shay Mooney and Hannah Billingsley Are Expecting!

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Shay Mooney has some new material to work with now that he and his fiancee are expecting!

The country crooner, who comprises half of the duo Dan + Shay, took to Instagram on Saturday to share the happy news that his fiancée and former Miss Arkansas Hannah Billingsley is pregnant with the couple’s first child.

“Gonna have a new band member in the Mooney family… 2017 is gonna be the start of our best adventure yet! Mini Mooney is comin in hot. I love you @hannah.billingsley,” Mooney, 24, captioned a photo of the couple holding up a onesie that says, “I’m With The Band.”

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Billingsley, 25, shared the same photo on her Instagram account, and wrote, “Looks like 2017 is going to be one for the books! I love you like crazy @shaymooney..Let the adventures begin.”

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The couple recently took to Instagram to talk about their other latest milestone. In August, the couple, who have been together since 2014, got engaged and excitedly shared the news on social media.

“I liked it … so I put a ring on it. I’m the luckiest man in the world. Hannah, I love you,” Mooney wrote in an Instagram of the couple post-engagement.

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Mooney said it was love at first sight for him, when they first met through mutual friends and started their relationship by exchanging text messages.

“From the very first time I saw her, I knew I wanted to marry her,” Mooney told PEOPLE exclusively. “She’s stunning. I finally convinced her to come to a show in Fayetteville, Arkansas.”

–Blake Bakkila


Cheyenne Jackson Welcomes Twins Willow and Ethan with Husband Jason Landau

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Cheyenne Jackson is a dad!

The Glee and 30 Rock star, 41, welcomed twins Willow and Ethan with husband Jason Landau. On Friday, the proud new dad took to Instagram to share his overwhelming joy.

“Best day of our lives. We will never recover. Welcome to the world our beautiful Willow and Ethan,” he captioned a side-by-side collage of the dads giving some love their newborn twins.

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Just a few hours later, Jackson shared an up-close image of his little boy and captioned the photo, “My son’s mouth is magic.”

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The first-time dads were married in 2014 after meeting in a 12-step program one year earlier. At their dream wedding, Jackson said they are partners in every way.

“We’ve both been through a lot in our lives,” Jackson told PEOPLE exclusively. “We got sober together. Now we sing and we dance together. It blows my mind.”

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Before their latest beginning as a family of four, Jackson said his wedding was the start of something new and positive for the couple.

“This means a new beginning for us,” Jackson said of their woodsy wedding. “It was love at first sight and this is just the culmination of that.”

–Blake Bakkila


Jana Kramer on Surviving Abuse: ‘I Want to Show My Daughter What a Strong Woman Looks Like’

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When Jana Kramer gave birth to daughter Jolie Rae on Jan. 31, 2016, she says she found her life’s true purpose.

“She’s the reason I get up and I will do anything for her,” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.

“I love music, I love performing, I love acting, all those things, but I’ve never felt fulfilled,” says Kramer, 32, who found success as an actress in 2009 on the CW hit, One Tree Hill, and then as a country music star. “But when I became a mom, I 100 percent knew what my purpose in life was — to be Jolie’s mom.”

Kramer adds, “She gives me so much strength.”

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Unfortunately, Kramer’s strength has been sorely tested over the years.

As she reveals exclusively in PEOPLE, Kramer was the victim of harrowing domestic abuse at the hands of her first husband, Michael Gambino, whom she married in early 2004.

Seventeen years her senior, Gambino developed a routine that led Kramer, then 20, to sleep in her car some nights or hide in the bushes until he calmed down. Easily angered and frequently jealous, “he’d come home at 3 o’clock in the morning and pick me up out of bed, throw me onto the ground and start yelling and hitting,” says Kramer, who hid bruises with makeup and kept the abuse hidden from family and friends.

Things escalated to a breaking point on Aug. 6, 2005, when he choked her into unconsciousness and left her bleeding on the gravel outside their L.A. home. Gambino was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to six years in prison. (Released on parole in 2010, he committed suicide two years later.)

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While Kramer went on to marry actor Johnathon Schaech in 2010, they split up within weeks of the wedding. She wed former NFL tight end Mike Caussin in 2015, but they separated in August when she discovered he’d been unfaithful.

But her union to Caussin gave her the greatest gift of her life: Jolie.

“I’ve never felt more beautiful than I do now because I’m Jolie’s mom,” says Kramer, who is set on making her daughter proud. “She is the love of my life.”

Most of all? She says, “I want Jolie to know what a strong woman looks like.”

For much more on Kramer’s journey and her story of surviving abuse, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.

For more information or to seek help for domestic violence, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE, or go to www.thehotline.org

— Elizabeth Leonard


Whale Wars‘ Captain Paul Watson Welcomes Son Tiger

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Captain Paul Watson just added a new member to his crew!

Best known for starring in the Animal Planet docuseries Whale Wars, Watson, 65, and his wife Yana welcomed their first child together, son Tiger Watson, on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Lebanon, New Hampshire, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society founder shared photos with PEOPLE, showing his family of three in the hospital.

Baby Tiger was captured wearing several nautical pieces, including whale-adorned beanies and a Sea Shepherd bib.

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Watson and Yana were married on Valentine’s Day last year in Paris, France. In May, the new father took to Instagram to share that his wife was expecting.

“We are happy to announce that Yana is four months pregnant with our son,” he wrote. “We planned for and patiently waited for this moment together. We feel happy and privileged to give birth to this future little warrior. My wife is doing well and is very happy to be pregnant and we are both looking forward to the birth in late September.”

“With Yana as a mother, I know that our child will be loved and that together we will strive to see that he will be compassionate, courageous and strong,” he continued. “Yana will be a very caring and attentive mother and we look forward to having a very happy family.”

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Watson has one other child, Lilliolani, born in 1980, from a previous relationship.

Watson has been working with his close friend, actress Pamela Anderson, to combat the slaughter of seals as members of the Board of Directors for Sea Shepherd. Earlier this year, Anderson, 49, shared a letter Watson penned, titled “I Do Not Apologize for Opposing the Slaughter of Seals.”

— Blake Bakkila with reporting by Melody Chiu


Mom’s Special Day! Ashlee Simpson Celebrates Birthday with Her Husband and Kids

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Ashlee Simpson‘s birthday was filled with food, fun and of course, her cute family!

Simpson was joined by her husband Evan Ross and two kids for a celebratory dinner in honor of her 32nd birthday on Monday. In an Instagram post, Ross, 28, shared an adorable picture of their family of four with a huge slice of red velvet cake and some ice cream.

“Happy Birthday to the Most incredible Lady. I love you with all my heart baby. Im so lucky to have you!! Your My everything!! @ashleesimpsonross !!!!!!,” the son of Diana Ross wrote.

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Simpson and Ross celebrated with their 14-month-old daughter Jagger Snow and Bronx Mowgli, Simpson’s 6½-year-old son from her previous marriage to Fall Out Boy Bassist Pete Wenz.

In August, the family of four rang in baby Jagger’s first birthday with smiles and Sprinkles cupcakes. And Ross took some time to share some love for his other favorite girl.

“Yesterday was our baby JAGGER SNOW’s birthday!!!!! I cant believe its been a Year!!!” Ross, 27, wrote next to an Instagram photo of himself and Simpson with Jagger between them.

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Simpson, who seems to be enjoying lots of time with her family, recently took to Instagram to share an adorable photo of Ross and Jagger, wearing her mom’s shades.

“Yes!!!!!!,” the mother of two captioned a photo of Ross admiring the couple’s daughter, who was sporting a pair of oversized sunglasses.

— Blake Bakkila


Inside Jillian Harris’ Adorable Sip and See for Son Leo

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When it came to the celebration for Jillian Harris‘ new baby, son Leo George Tiziano was most definitely star of the show.

“We called it a baby Leo party,” Harris tells PEOPLE exclusively of her Sept. 10 sip and see, honoring her and boyfriend Justin Pasutto‘s son, who was born on Aug. 5. “It wasn’t like a baby shower; it felt like a wedding!”

The fete, organized by CountDown Events Planning & Design with rentals from Avalon Rentals (including gorgeous Pergola Tents by Simon Cooksley), featured blooms by Celsia Florals and custom signs from DeLovely Details.

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Jillian Harris
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Adorable balloon displays by Tickle Trunk and Balloon Studio complemented décor by Vintage Origami.

“I was crying as soon as I drove in,” says Harris, 36, a blogger who also hosts Vancouver’s Love it Or List It. “I literally felt like royalty.”

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Jillian Harris
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Jillian Harris
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Harris’ friends and family, who received Minted invitations to the co-ed and kid-friendly bash, enjoyed vegan cuisine by Boy with a Knife, as well as cakes and cookies by Le Gateau and Vancouver Pie Hole and sweet treats from Earnest Ice Cream. The over 21 set enjoyed drinks from Postmark Beer and Sandhill Winery.

“The one-man band was amazing,” raves Harris of the tunes from Colin Bullock of Musos Entertainment. “There were kids running around, mingling and it was so special.”

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Jillian Harris
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Jillian Harris
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Baby Leo is sure to appreciate the fete too, when he gets a little older. For now, Mama is luxuriating in time with her newborn.

“Leo and I have a bath together every night before he goes to bed,” says Harris. “And every night I cry. I can’t believe this is a part of me and I can’t believe I’m his mom. I’m so happy.”

— Aili Nahas


It’s a Girl! Backstreet Boys’ A.J. McLean Reveals Sex of His Second Child

This Backstreet Boy is expecting another girl!

A.J. McLean revealed the sex of his second child on Monday at the premiere of the documentary We Are X in Los Angeles. “A lot of girls in the house! Girl power all the way!” the singer told Entertainment Tonight at the event. “All my boys have boys, so it’s nice to have girls.”


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In addition, McLean, 38, shared that his wife Rochelle is due in March, the same month the Backstreet Boys kick off their Las Vegas headlining residency show, “Larger Than Life,” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

She’s due “literally just shy of a week after,” the father-to-be shared, adding, “Hopefully I’m not in the middle of the show and all like, ‘I have to go!'”

In early September, the couple announced on social media that they were expecting their second child. “THEN there were FOUR! Cats out of the bag! Couldn’t be more excited to add another little to our family! Baby McLean #2 spring 2017!” the mother-to-be captioned her post.

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The McLeans are already parents to 3½-year-old daughter Ava Jaymes.

“Larger Than Life,” which starts March 1, 2017, will feature all five members – Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson and McLean.

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Best Playdate Ever! Carrie Underwood Shares Sweet Photos of Son Isaiah Visiting Sesame Place

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Hello, Elmo!

Carrie Underwood‘s son Isaiah had the time of his life over the weekend when the country star and her tot visited Sesame Place, an amusement park featuring all the favorites from Sesame Street, in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

In a series of Instagram posts, the proud mom, 33, spent a fun day with her 19-month-old, who she shares with husband Mike Fisher.

“Since we were in the area…we got the chance to make Isaiah’s day! Thanks, #sesameplace for the fun! We all had a blast!” Underwood wrote in a post, showing her son being greeted by Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Zoe and Count Von Count.

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In a subsequent post, Underwood shared an adorable photo of her son — dressed in jeans and a gray jacket with white stars — embracing his furry new friend, Elmo.

“Isaiah [loves] ELMO!!! #sesameplace,” she wrote in the post.

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And the Sesame Street star sighting didn’t end there. Later in the day, Underwood — who was spotted munching on popcorn with Isaiah in tow as they made their way around the amusement park — posted a photo of her toddler covered in a few new plush pals.

RELATED VIDEO:  Inside Carrie Underwood’s Storyteller Tour and Her Incredible Tour Bus

“I call this photo: Sesame OD #sesameplace,” she captioned the fun snapshot.

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The mother-son duo stopped by the park’s Sesame Street en route to Hershey, Pennsylvania, where Underwood continued her North American leg of The Storyteller Tour. Last month, she talked to PEOPLE about life on the road for her family of three.

“On days off, we look for parks and zoos and aquariums,” she said. “It’s definitely a balancing act. I have help, because someone has to watch Isaiah when I’m on stage, but we live a lot more on the bus now instead of going in and out of hotels.”

For Underwood, it’s important to make sure Fisher — a center for the Nashville Predators — spends time bonding with Isaiah.

“We FaceTime almost every day so [Mike] can have a little interaction with Isaiah,” she says. “That has to be hard, for him to be away from Isaiah. I have never been on that side of it. They need their time together because Isaiah loves his daddy!”

Underwood is slated to perform in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Tuesday.

–Blake Bakkila


Danielle Jonas Thanks Her Sisters for Surprise Birthday-Baby Shower Bash: ‘I Am So Blessed’


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The next Jonas sister is almost here!

With just a few weeks remaining until her due date, Danielle Jonas celebrated the upcoming arrival of her second daughter with husband Kevin Jonas at a surprise party held by her sisters. Danielle, 30, and Kevin, 28, already share 2 1/2-year-old Alena Rose, and the happy mom was eager to share photos from the peach-themed party.

“I am so thankful for my two sisters! Thank you for the surprise yesterday sprinkle/birthday. I am so blessed to have you both and I am so excited Alena will have a sister and have what we have. I love you both! Also thank you to all my friends who came you made it so special and the lovely gifts that I can’t wait to put the new baby girl in love you guys.#ifeelspecial #numbertwo#onlyacoupleweeksleft,” she captioned a post, sharing a collage of photos from the day.

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In one of the photos, peach-colored roses and the phrase, “God Bless The Little Peaches,” were written on a cake.

The Jonases announced their pregnancy via Instagram in April, when Kevin wrote, “Prepping for baby number two! #babyjonas2.” And since the announcement, he had been hoping to welcome home a baby girl.

“I’ve always just wanted two kids that were both girls, and my wife was like, ‘Why?’ I’m like, ‘Because I’ve been around boys so much my entire life, that I want to be surrounded by girls,’ ” Jonas said before they announced they were expecting a girl on Sirius XM Nigel Barker’s Gentleman’s Code in May.

The couple will celebrate their seventh anniversary in December and exclusively told PEOPLE about how thrilled they are for their baby girl.

“We are excited to share the news that we are expecting a new addition to our family this winter,” the soon-to-be parents of two said.

“Alena is beyond thrilled to be a big sister and we can’t wait to meet the newest member of our family.”

—Blake Bakkila


Puppy Love! Chrissy Teigen Shares Luna’s Playdate with French Bulldog Pippa

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Baby’s best friend!

Chrissy Teigen took to Snapchat to share some sweet moments between her daughter Luna, 24 weeks, and her canine companion Pippa.

On Friday, the new mom posted snaps of her French bulldog and baby Luna spending some tummy time in the family’s living room. Teigen, 30, captioned one photo of the two, “Best buddies (sic).”

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Luna spent a relaxing “PJ Day” in a comfy white onesie and gray bottoms.

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And the almost-5-month-old seemed fascinated by Pippa, who rolled around as Luna looked on.

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Teigen and her husband John Legend, 37, brought home Pippa after buying her from a breeder in Gainsville, Florida, in 2011.

“On the plane! Headed home. Stopping in Charlotte again. She is worth it. I’m in love,” the model Tweeted just after picking up Pippa.

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WATCH: Did John Legend Name His Daughter After Nina Simone?

The family of three also share three other dogs: Puddy, Penny and Puey. And it seems like Luna is getting used to her famous parents’ crazy lifestyle. In August, Legend talked to PEOPLE about how their baby has adjusted in such a hectic environment.

“She seems to be able to handle a lot of different environments because she’s traveled a lot with us already,” he said. “We’ve been to Italy, and to France and New York, and Mexico with her, and so she’s traveled quite a lot with us already. She’s been able to handle all that so hopefully we’re getting her prepared for the kind of life we live.”

And near or far, Legend said he is loving his new role.

“It’s just so much love,” the first-time dad said. “You feel that connection with your wife and with your daughter, and I think it’s a powerful thing to start building a family.”

–Blake Bakkila


Jacques Torres Welcomes Son Pierre

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There’s a new little sweetie in line for the Mr. Chocolate crown!

Master pastry chef Jacques Torres and his wife, chocolatier Hasty Torres, welcomed son Pierre Torres in New York City on Friday, Aug. 19, at 8:57 a.m., his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Baby Pierre weighed in at 6 lbs., 3 oz. and measured 18.7 inches at birth.

“By far my most precious creation I’ve ever made arrived on Friday morning, just when our warm chocolate croissants were coming out of the oven,” the new dad, 57, wrote on Instagram.

“Meet my son Pierre, he completes my life. Merci Wifey @madame_chocolat I love you!” he added, tacking on the hashtags, “#MyLittleBonbon,” “#ChocolatePrince,” “#PrincePierre” and “#BeauàCroquer.”

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In photos shared exclusively with PEOPLE, it looks like baby Pierre might be a mini pastry chef with his culinary-inspired photo shoot.

In one shot, Jacques can be seen cradling his newborn while in another Pierre is sound asleep — while sporting a chef hat!

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Jacques Torres Son Pierre
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Jacques Torres Son Pierre
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Pierre is the first child for the couple, who were married in 2007. Jacques, who grew up in France and began opening his own shops in 2000, has nine stores in the New York City area.

According to The Observer, the couple recently expanded their home base to make space for their new arrival, with Jacques selling his Hell’s Kitchen condo in favor of a 2,500-square-foot space on the Upper East Side.

“He’s such a great person,” Dennis Ding, a broker for N.Y.C. real-estate firm Nest Seekers, told The Observer in March of Jacques. “They’re so happy! A new apartment and a new baby!”

Jen Juneau with reporting by Megan Stein


Angela Simmons Welcomes a Son

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Angela Simmons is officially a mom!

The daughter of Run-D.M.C’s Rev. Run took to Instagram to announce the arrival of her first child, a baby boy, on Thursday.

“The best part of life has just begun #Motherhood #ImSoInLove,” the first-time mom captioned a photo of her holding her newborn son.

Simmons, 29, is a hip hop socialite, model and fashion designer, and most recently starred in the WeTV reality series Growing Up Hip Hop.

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In the weeks leading up to Simmons’ son’s big debut, the reality star was showered with love during a regal-themed baby bash.

“Today was filled so much love … Friends and family !!! Wow thank you everyone who came today,” the mom-to-be wrote alongside a photo of her posing in front of the cake table during the shower.

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Speculations about Simmons’ pregnancy began in early May, and she confirmed the news on Instagram later that month.

“We are overjoyed and super excited to receive a blessing this big! Starting a family was something that I could have only dreamed of,” Simmons captioned a photo of her baby bump.

In June, the mom-to-be shared a snap of her ultrasound — and simultaneously announced the sex of her baby on the way. “I can’t wait to kiss your little toes baby boy,” she wrote.

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A month before her official pregnancy reveal, Simmons took to social media to announce her engagement.

“YES!! I couldn’t be more excited. This is only something I could of only dreamed of. I’m over the moon and feeling so blessed to be able to share my life with the one I truly love. Everything happened in the most perfect way,” she wrote on Instagram.

— Blake Bakkila

Inside Wes Chatham and Jenn Brown’s Animal-Inspired Nursery for Son Rhett

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For Wes Chatham and Jenn Brown, baby No. 2 is living in blue!

The actor, 37, and sportscaster, 35, along with their almost-2-year-old son John Nash, recently welcomed Rhett Jameson.

Rhett is almost 4 months old, and now, he has his very own room.

“For the nursery theme, we decided to go with animals because I fell in love with these cute watercolor animal prints that I had found on Etsy,” she tells PEOPLE.

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The family exclusively shared photos with PEOPLE of Rhett’s new nursery, which features awesome online finds that Brown discovered while browsing for baby buys.

“I ended up getting a lot of items for the nursery on Etsy because they have so many great options, and it’s great being able to support small businesses,” she says.

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Kinda Arzon Photography

The furniture — including a changing table-dresser and crib — are from évolur, and Brown loves the functionality of the pieces.

“I fell in love with their furniture,” she says. “Their attention to detail is incredible and I love that their pieces are versatile and will grow with Rhett.”

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Jenn brown
Kinda Arzon Photography

They also teamed up with Oilo again to decorate the room with blue-and-white bedding. Last year, the family worked with the company to design Nash’s rustic room.

“They have some of the cutest nursery bedding I’ve ever seen,” Brown says.

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Jenn brown
Kinda Arzon Photography

But their favorite part of Rhett’s nursery? The brotherly bonding that goes on in Rhett’s reading nook.

“The bookshelf and reading corner were must-haves because Nash loves to sit with his little brother and peruse through books,” Brown says.

“Wes and I are always reading to them, and it makes me happy to see how excited they are to read at night.”

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Overall, Brown says her now-“complete” family is thrilled with the results.

“Wes and I just love how the nursery came out and look forward to seeing our two little boys grow up in our home together,” she says.

— Blake Bakkila


Annaleigh Ashford Welcomes Son Jack Clark

Annaleigh Ashford Welcomes Son Jack Clark
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It’s a Broadway baby boy!

Kinky Boots alum Annaleigh Ashford and husband Joe Tapper welcomed their first child — a son — on Thursday, Sept. 8, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Born at 6:36 a.m. in Los Angeles, Jack Clark Tapper weighed in at 7 lbs., 3 oz., and measured 21 inches long.

“There are no words to describe our joy when we first met our Jack,” the couple tell PEOPLE.

Jack is technically an only child for now, but joins Ashford and Tapper’s dog Gracie to round out the household.

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The pair, who tied the knot in 2013, confirmed the exciting news exclusively to PEOPLE in May.

“We are so excited to be having a little boy,” Ashford, 31, said at the time. “Now we’ll finally have a place to put all of Joe’s St. Louis Cardinals memorabilia.”

The Tony-winning actress, who will next star as Columbia in FOX’s televised musical version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Oct. 20, has a new little man whose eyes she can keep in the back of her mind if she’s away from him for a while.

“Joe has really magical eyes and an amazing face,” Ashford told The New York Times of her husband in 2013 shortly after they were wed. “Right away, he sparkled and smiled at me. When we are away from each other for a long time, I can always see his eyes.

“We hung out that whole night, until the wee hours of morning,” she added, recounting the first night they met. “I was always waiting to meet someone where it felt right, like the stars were aligned. I thought, ‘This is it.’ ”

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And Jack is in luck, because his parents sound like quite the fun pair, taking off of work every year for Ashford’s birthday just to spend a day at Six Flags together — just the two of them (which is surely likely to turn into the three of them once Jack is old enough).

“We know all the roller coasters,” the Masters of Sex actress said. “We always get funnel cakes because funnel cakes are magic.”

— Jen Juneau with reporting by Sarah Michaud


Chrissy Teigen’s Daughter Luna Suits Up in the Kitchen: See the Budding Chef

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This baby’s got cravings.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend‘s adorable daughter Luna Simone is already following in her mom’s footsteps.

The 5-month-old sported an adorable chef’s hat while hanging with Teigen, 30, in the kitchen on Tuesday – a too-cute moment captured and shared to the model-slash-cookbook author’s Instagram.

“I have dreamed of this day!” Teigen declared of the mother-daughter, stove-side bonding session.

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Teigen’s own mom also shared a photo of baby Luna wearing the puffy white topper to the social media website.

“So what u guys want to eat?” Vilailuck Teigen wrote.

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WATCH: Did John Legend Name His Daughter After Nina Simone?

Teigen published her first cookbook, Cravings, earlier this year.

“I spent the past three years trying to prove to people that I love food, I love cooking,” she told PEOPLE at the time. “And that I have a passion for it that’s beyond just wanting to be a model in the food world.”

Luckily, it looks like Luna has already inherited that passion — even if her palate currently only includes Gerber.

— Lindsay Kimble


‘#MomOnTheGo’: Audrina Patridge Shares Photo of Her Breastfeeding Daughter Kirra

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Audrina Patridge is taking the challenges of new motherhood in stride.

The former reality star, 31, welcomed her daughter Kirra Max with fiancé Corey Bohan in June, and she’s still getting used to post-pregnancy life — namely, breastfeeding.

But on Monday, Patridge’s sister Casey Patridge Loza managed to snap a sweet moment of the new mom nursing her baby girl.

“@caseyloza always capturing me in moments #momonthego,” she wrote, referring to her sister, who originally shared the photo of Patridge breastfeeding.

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Patridge talked to PEOPLE exclusively about these special — not to mention, difficult — moments as a new mom.

“Breastfeeding was the most painful thing,” she said of nursing her 13-week-old little girl. “For me, it was more painful than the c-section!”

The lifestyle blogger said it took a while to look as serene as she did in the Instagram photo.

“The first two to three weeks were excruciating,” she said. “But I got through it!”

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And she had a great helper by her side. “I slept on the couch for a week,” she said. “My grandma came and helped for a week. It was crazy!”

Despite the sleepless nights, Patridge said nothing beats her new role.

“Once I had Kirra, nothing else mattered,” Patridge said of her daughter, who is now sleeping six to seven hours a night. “I didn’t care about the dishes piling up or anything. I just let it go.”

— Blake Bakkila


Megan Hilty Shares News of Second Child in Adorable Pregnancy Announcement

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Megan Hilty is pregnant!

The 35-year-old Broadway star is expecting her second child, with musician husband Brian Gallagher. 

The couple, who married in November 2013 in Las Vegas, shared the happy news in an adorable announcement on Twitter Saturday.

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Wearing an “Eating for Two” T-shirt, Hilty snacks on a pint of chocolate ice cream while sitting in front of a plate full of a cupcakes, cookies, donuts — and a jar of pickles.

Gallagher, 36, is next to her, meanwhile — wearing a “Drinking for Two” shirt and chugging back a bottle of wine.

RELATED VIDEO: Megan Hilty: Why You Should Get Married in Las Vegas

The pair have a daughter, Viola Philomena — who turned 2 on Sept. 18.

Their news was immediately met with messages of congratulations from fans — including fellow pregnant Broadway stars Audra McDonald and Laura Benanti

“Awww snap! Our play dates are gonna be lit!” McDonald wrote, “Right @LauraBenanti? Congrats Mama!!!!”

Benanti — who just hit the 20 weeks mark herself — agreed.

“#BestFriendsForever whether they like it or not!” she said.

Hilty seemed enthusiastic by the idea. “Is it too soon to come up with a name for the kids’ singing group?” she asked. “It’s too soon, right?”

— Dave Quinn


Olivia Wilde Reveals She’s Pregnant with a Girl While Supporting Hillary Clinton: ‘This Hits Me Deep in My Core’

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Olivia Wilde revealed that she is expecting a baby girl — and she does not want to see her grow up with Donald Trump in the White House.

The actress, 32, and her longtime fiancé Jason Sudeikis, 41, are already parents to Otis Alexander, 2. And on Saturday morning, the expecting mom took to Twitter to respond to a video posted by presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and subtly reveal her unborn baby’s sex.

“As someone who is about to have a daughter, this hits me deep in my core. #NeverTrump,” Wilde wrote in a tweet with a link to the video.

In the clip, Clinton shows footage of young girls with sound bites from her opponent’s interviews and comments. The video ends with one question: “Is this the president we want for our daughters?”

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Along with supporting Clinton, Wilde has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of baby No. 2.

“I’m desperate for more [kids]!” she told PEOPLE in April, just before announcing her pregnancy via Instagram later that month. “I love my siblings so much and Jason has incredible siblings, too. The more the merrier.”

The family of three is about to get an additional member any day now. Wilde attended an event in New York City on Wednesday and joked about her fast-approaching due date.

“I successfully did not give birth on stage,” she wrote in an Instagram post.

–Blake Bakkila


Meet Dusty Rose! Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Share First Photo of Their Newborn Daughter


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Introducing, Dusty Rose Levine!

Her proud parents Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo shared the first photo of their newborn daughter on Instagram Friday evening.

The couple’s 3-day-old baby girl adorably rested on her father’s tattooed chest for some skin-to-skin contact.

“Words can’t describe Dusty Rose Levine 9/21/16,” Prinsloo, 27, captioned the black and white portrait. Levine posted the same photo on his account writing, “Dusty Rose Levine 9/21/16.”

The Maroon 5 frontman, 37, and the Victoria’s Secret Angel welcomed their first child on Wednesday in California, PEOPLE confirmed.

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“Words can’t describe Dusty Rose Levine 9/21/16,” Prinsloo, 27, captioned the black and white portrait. Levine posted the same photo on his account writing, “Dusty Rose Levine 9/21/16.”

The Maroon 5 frontman, 37, and the Victoria’s Secret Angel welcomed their first child on Wednesday in California, PEOPLE confirmed.

PEOPLE learned the couple were expecting in March, with the sex of their baby revealed in April.

Though fans and followers are meeting Dusty Rose for the first time, the little Angel has already been introduced to her parents’ famous friends. Gwen Stefani revealed she and boyfriend Blake Shelton have been FaceTiming with Levine since Dusty Rose was born. “She’s so cute!” she said during her appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show.

“I’m just happy for them,” Stefani, 46, told PEOPLE of Levine and Prinsloo. “I love Adam. I feel like he’s not going to believe what it’s like to have a baby and a child.” Stefani has already dished some advice to the new parents: she recommends they “just keep smelling that baby in the hospital!”

“That’s the greatest smell in the world, that new baby smell,” the mother of three shared with PEOPLE. “To me, that’s the greatest being in the hospital afterwards. So, they’re doing that right now and I’m so happy for them.”

— Karen Mizoguchi

Rob Kardashian Shares Sonogram of His Baby Along with Sweet Message: ‘Can’t Wait For You’

Rob Kardashian can’t wait to meet his little one.

The 29-year-old father-to-be shared a sonogram of his first child in an Instagram post early on Friday with a sweet message for the little girl.

“Can’t wait for you,” he wrote alongside the photo, including a pair of emojis.

Rob Kardashian posts ultrasound of his babySource: Rob Kardashian Instagram

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Kardashian and his fiancée Blac Chyna recently revealed on their reality show Rob & Chyna that they are expecting a daughter.

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With the due date drawing near — the little one is expected to arrive in November — it seems 28-year-old Chyna is feeling nostalgic about her first pregnancy.

On Wednesday, the star uploaded a throwback photo of her first child, 3-year-old King Cairo, swaddled in a blanket to Instagram.

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Chyna recently opened up to PEOPLE about the pregnancy and how excited she and Kardashian are to build a family.

“We definitely discussed having kids,” she said. “Rob made it very clear that he wanted to have a baby. Babies, actually! He wants me to have, like, four.”

–Char Adams


Holly Madison Vows to Take Her Time Losing Her 60 Lbs. of Baby Weight

Holly Madison and Forest
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As a former Las Vegas performer and reality show star, Holly Madison certainly has the experience of looking picture perfect. But when it comes to her post-baby body, she’s not under any pressure to bounce back too soon.

“I’m going to get healthy, but I’m not going to focus on how fast I’m losing weight,” Madison, 36, tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s issue. “I don’t have a time limit.”

The former Girls Next Door star and bestselling author, who welcomed her second child, a boy named Forest Leonardo Antonio on Aug. 7, says she gained 60 pounds while pregnant.

“I was eating junk food and ordering a lot of Postmates,” Madison admits. “I spent more on Postmates than I did on groceries!”

Comfort food, indeed. “I was vaguely nauseous and the thought of greens grossed me out,” says Madison. “I was a Shakey’s Pizza regular!”

 

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Now, “I feel different,” Madison reveals. “I’m not used to feeling like this. But I don’t feel the pressure. I’m just going to get healthy.”

Until then, Madison says with a laugh, “there are tight undergarments and smoke and mirrors!”

One thing the mother of two has certainly been losing is sleep since bringing home baby Forest.

“It’s been nice. Not a lot of sleep, but it’s been nice,” she says. “I just put the month aside to try and get a new routine with the two kids. I thought I’d been through the baby thing before [with Rainbow Aurora, 3,] and I’d got it down, but juggling with the two kids is something new … It’s a learning process for sure.”

Madison also says her husband Pasquale Rotella was especially excited to welcome a little boy into their family. Before the due date, the eager dad-to-be suggested the name of one of his closest friends, Forest.

“We also liked the name because it’s just a very nature-themed name and it goes with Rainbow,” she says. “I came up with [his middle name, Leonardo,] because people would ask me when I was due and people would say, ‘Oh, he’s a Leo!’ So I kept thinking that was a sign.”

Once their baby boy was born, Madison says Rotella made a lot of plans.

“He was excited to have a son,” she says. “He’s excited to buy him sneakers. He was really doting on both kids. It’s more about the dynamic of finding balance. He’s always concerted with making Rainbow feel included and giving her attention.”

Part of managing this dynamic started early on, when Madison says she and her husband started talking to Rainbow about their growing family.

“Pasquale and I have been talking to her about getting a brother or sister long before I was even pregnant,” she says. “We were trying to get the idea in her head, like, ‘You’re not the only one, so chill!’ And we got some gifts from friends, like ‘I’m a big sister’-type books. Those helped a lot.”

For now, Madison looks forward to her kids developing a close relationship.

“Their sibling bond is so valuable,” she says. “It’s so great to have that person who has the shared memories of growing up. It’s her own little team. It’ll be so cute to see them play. It will be really interesting to watch how that develops.”

Madison says she can see many more bonds forming in the future as her family continues to grow in size — maybe.

“When I was younger, I always thought I might have three kids because I have a brother and a sister,” she says. “I wouldn’t mind having even more, I just want to space it out a little bit. I could see myself having six kids over the years. I am totally open to adopting. One day, a big family.”

— Aili Nahas