Emma Stone is about to take on the role of a lifetime.
She won't win an Academy Award for it.
But she will earn herself perpetual bliss, happiness and, let's face it, a bunch of sleepless nights.
Because the beloved actress is pregnant! With her first child! Ever!
“She seems very happy and very excited about becoming a mother -- she’s constantly oohing and cooing," an insider tells Us Weekly, adding of the popular star:
She looks great, she looks healthy, she’s glowing.
"She’s been keeping up with friends and work lately, she’s always staying active and gets her daily exercise in.”
Stone herself has not yet confirmed the major news.
However, The Daily Mail published photos of Stone cradling her growing baby bump on a walk with a friend in Los Angeles on December 30.
She donned all black and a white mask during the outing, according to the newspaper.
As for the father of Stone's impending child?
It's Dave McCary, of courrse, a comedy writer on Saturday Night Live.
Stone and McCary first started dating in October of 2017; they got engaged in December of 2019.
A source then confirmed to People Magazine in September 2020 that the two had quietly gotten married.
This blessed news came after the couple initially sparked marriage rumors in May when because were seen rocking gold bands.
In August 2018, Stone talked to to Elle about her and her probable husband's future family plans.
“My perspective about kids has changed as I’ve gotten older,” the Golden Globe winner told Jennifer Lawrence at the time.
“I never babysat or anything. As a teenager, I was, like, ‘I’m never getting married, I’m never having kids.’
"And then I got older and I was, like, ‘I really want to get married, I really want to have kids.’"
Well, that's good.
Because now she's having at least one!
What made stone change her mind on the topic?
“It’s the turning 30 thing where you’re, like, ‘I’m not that young. I’m young, but I’m not that young,'" she added to Lawrence in that same interviiew.
How does Stone feel now that she's hit this milstone age?
"I’m at peace," she said in Elle, adding:
"I think it’s been a good time to get a little perspective, because things were so heavy work wise for the past few years.
"And honestly, so many of my dreams are now personal and less professional."
Congratulations to Emma Stone and Dave McCary!
We can't wait to meet their bundle of amazing joy.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham have a reason to celebrate.
Just seven months after they had a reason to lament.
"We're pregnant! We've known for a while and we've been trying to hide it," the former Bachelor lead and father-to-be said on Saturday in a nearly 10-minute long video.
The footage also included his pregnant wife, who shared that she's been feeling "really sick" due to morning sickness and who added:
"It's so hard to keep it a secret."
As you may recall, Arie and Lauren posted a different sort of lengthy video in May... during which they revealed the latter had suffered a miscarriage.
The couple are already parents to an 18-month old daughter named Alessi.
As you can see via the photo immediately above, she's going to be a big sister -- to another little girl -- in July of 2021.
The footage uploaded this weekend to YouTube was a highlight reel of the first months of Lauren's pregnancy, including the moment the mom-to-be discovered she was expecting.
"Earlier this year, we had a miscarriage and we've had some troubles in that area," Lauren explains at one point.
"We were really, really excited about welcoming a new baby to our family. Unfortunately, that didn't work out at the time but I just took a pregnancy test and I think it might be positive."
Lauren and Arie told viewers that they waited until the 12-week mark to reveal their pregnancy to loved ones this time around.
By this point in most pregnancies, the odds of a miscarriage have been reduced significantly.
"There were a lot of nerves throughout these last 12 weeks," Arie says in the video, before his wife jumps in with:
"Yeah I thought there was going to be bad news but then there wasn't. I had a couple of freak-outs because I feel like I have a little bit of PTSD from the miscarriage that we had earlier this year."
Towards the end of their new video, Luyendyk Jr. thanked his fans and supporters for their kind words.
"Since the last time we had trouble with our pregnancy, it's really nice to have a smooth one so far," he said.
"We're just really looking forward to all the good things that come with this."
Along with the video, this is what the couple wrote on YouTube:
"We can't even begin to say how happy and grateful we are.
"For those of you who have been here through our second pregnancy journey, you know exactly how much this means to our family.
"We can't wait to begin this next chapter and make Alessi a big sister!"
Arie selected Becca Kufrin back in the day as his winner on The Bachelor.
But he then changed his mind, broke up with Becca and pursued Lauren instead.
To this day, they remain one of the few couples to get together as a result of this show -- and stay together.
"And then 2020 completely redeemed itself!" added Luyendyk Jr. on Instagram, who tested positive for COVID-19 in November.
It's been almost three years since Emily Ratajkowski married Sebastian Bear-McClard. Now, their family is growing.
In a surprise (and virtual) Vogue cover, Emily has revealed that she is pregnant, debuting her baby bump alongside a thoughtful essay about gender.
Emily Ratajkowski is one of the most famous beauties of our time. She is also an activist and a feminist, speaking on the most important issues.
Soon, she will be a mother. As you can see in her photos, she is pregnant and putting her baby bump on display.
But as eye-catching as those photos are, her inspirational essay about children and gender is valuable all by itself.
In an essay on gender and power written in Vogue, Emily shares how the subject is on her mind frequently as she prepares to bring a new life into the world.
"When my husband and I tell friends that I’m pregnant," she begins, "their first question after 'Congratulations' is almost always 'Do you know what you want?'"
"We like to respond that we won’t know the gender until our child is 18 and that they’ll let us know then," Emily jokes. Most children know their gender at very young ages.
"Everyone laughs at this," Emily says of the joke. An age like 3 or 5 is more realistic to hear a child's gender, just as to hear their favorite color.
"There is a truth to our line, though," she adds.
Emily correctly continues: "one that hints at possibilities that are much more complex than whatever genitalia our child might be born with."
"the truth that we ultimately have no idea who -- rather than what -- is growing inside my belly," Emily writes.
She adds: "I like the idea of forcing as few gender stereotypes on my child as possible."
That could start with simply not assigning pronouns or gender to a child since you can't ask them yourself -- not yet.
"But no matter how progressive I may hope to be," Emily confesses, "I understand the desire to know the gender of our fetus."
She admits: "it feels like the first real opportunity to glimpse who they might be."
"As my body changes in bizarre and unfamiliar ways," Emily reflects, "it’s comforting to obtain any information that might make what’s coming feel more real."
Emily says that she realizes that she has always imagined having a daughter, and that her therapist tells her that this is "relatively common."
"Psychology du jour, she says, touts the concept that people may have children to 'redo' their own childhood," she explains.
"They want to fix themselves and their traumas," Emily continues, "by trying again with a fresh start and a mini version of themselves."
Emily spoke about concerns with her husband: "'I do worry a girl will have a lot to live up to as your daughter,' he replies. 'That’s a lot of pressure.'"
"I wince and think of my own mother," she says, "and her tales of being homecoming queen,"
Emily remarks about "the way I knew the word jealous at the age of three."
"And," Emily's thoughtful essay continues, "the early understanding I had of how beauty could equate to power."
"I prayed for beauty, pinching my nose tightly on either side before falling asleep, willing it to stay small," she recalls from her childhood.
While in Emily's case, it is clear that Aphrodite was listening to those prayers, no child should have to face those concerns or feel that pressure.
"I think of the other physically beautiful mothers I’ve known -- the stage moms with their own mini-mes," Emily notes.
She laments "the way their daughters, even as young girls, seem to know their own beauty."
It pains her to see little girls feeling pressures and body issues "as if they have already lived entire lives in a grown woman’s body."
She says that a lot of so-called parenting advice has to do with expectations about development and behavior seen through the lens of gender.
"I don’t necessarily fault anyone for these generalizations," Emily writes.
"A lot of our life experiences are gendered," she acknowledges, "and it would be dishonest to try to deny the reality of many of them."
One cannot ignore gender any more than one can ignore race. You do not contradict the fight for gender equality by walking your friend to her car in the dark.
"But I don’t like that we force gender-based preconceptions onto people," Emily correctly expresses, "let alone babies."
"I want to be a parent who allows my child to show themself to me," she notes.
"And yet I realize that while I may hope my child can determine their own place in the world," Emily confesses.
She continues: "they will, no matter what, be faced with the undeniable constraints and constructions of gender."
Emily laments that this will be the case "before they can speak or, hell, even be born."
Gender is a social construct that has varied widely across time and across cultures. It is not synonymous with genetics or genitalia.
One doesn't have to launch an absurd and often destructive gender reveal party to impose expectations and restrictions upon your child, of course.
You can't protect your kid from the world -- including gender roles and assumptions. But as Emily plans to do, you can at least not make yourself part of the problem.
Deena Cortese just broke some exciting news for fans and followers:
Another precious meatball is on the way!
On Sunday, the long-time Jersey Shore star confirmed her pregnancy news on Instagram, sharing adorable, seasonal photos of herself and husband Chris Buckner, along with their 21-month-old son, CJ.
"We're so excited to announce we’re expecting Baby Buckner #2 May 1, 2021," the expecting reality star captioned this post.
"Our hearts are filled with so much love and joy!
"CJ is going to be the best big brother ever!!! #blessed #growingfamily sooo for everyone that was asking YES YES YES ..I’m pregnant," the 33-year oold added.
As you can see, Cortese and Buckner alerted supporters to this baby bombshell by posing alongside some pumpkins on which was scrawled some revealing information.
Deena's blouse also read, "I smell a child, while her husband's black shirt featured the text, "Can't scare me, my wife is pregnant."
In the Comments section of Deena's message, Chris wrote the following:
"Anotha 1! Love you so much babe. To the best mama bear ever!"
The MTV personality first became a mother in January of 2019, writing at the time:
"Our Little Man has finally arrived. Christopher John Buckner (CJ) born January 5th at 4:41 pm at a whopping 20.5 inches..6 Lb 8.5 ounces."
About a year later, she had to sign online and tell trolls to stop bullying her very young son.
"I've been getting a lot of messages about CJs feet, how he walks and other mothers ridiculing me for not putting shoes on him at 1 years old," Deena wrote on her Instagram Story several months back.
"Please before messaging me telling me what I should do or asking and making comments about why he's not wearing shoes...
"maybe ask if I've already looked into what you see could be wrong ..because more than likely I have."
On air, Deena spent a bulk of this past season feuding with Angelina Pivarnick after she and her other female co-stars gave an insult-filled speech at Angelina's wedding late last year.
"After seeing the episode and seeing her true colors … I can care less if I ever see her again in my life,” Deena said on social media in July, referring to Angelina and some of her actions on Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.
This said, both stars will return for the upcoming season.
It kicks off with back-to-back installments on November 19.
For these new episodes, Cortese, Jenni Farley, Miike Sorrentino, Paul "Pauly D" Delvecchio, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Pivarnick will be take over an entire Nevada resort.
Once there, the pals and frenemies will live their "best lives" in their own bubble, according to a recent MTV press release.
You can check out the official promo here:
And you can read the full press release here:
With more than 10 years of ups and downs and humor and heart, the cast has always made it out on the other side stronger than ever -- until now.
Angelina’s wedding and the speech heard around the world left the family fractured, leaving the boys with only one option -- make the family whole again.
So, DJ Pauly D takes over a resort and with the help of Mike "The Situation," Vinny and Ronnie, they hatch a plan to reunite the girls, invite the extended family to distract them from the drama, and hope for the best.
It seemed like a good idea at the time, but with this group you never know what will happen.
While you consider what all that means, join us in sending congratulatory mesages to Denna and Chris!
Way to go, guys!
Josie Bates has revealed some devastating personal news:
She has suffered a miscarriage.
The Bringing Up Bates cast member detailed the awful development on Instagram on Wednesday, explaining that she and husband Kelton Balka were "over the moon" to be expecting a sibling for their 13-month-old daughter Willow Kristy in March 2021.
However, they found out during "a recent ultrasound" that she had lost the child.
"Sometimes you have to walk through experiences you never thought you would have to. This has been a very difficult time for our little family," wrote the 21--year old.
She included with this admission images of herself and Balka on the beach.
Continued the reality star:
"We were filled with anticipation as we began to dream of what it would be like as a family of four and for Willow to have a little playmate.
"We surprised our family and friends with the news at Willow's one year old birthday party! Already, my heart felt an unexplainable amount of excitement!"
Josie, who is very close with the Duggar family, continued to be an open book when it came to this tragedy.
"Sadly, when I went for a recent ultrasound, we were heartbroken to hear our precious baby had gone to be with Jesus," she wrote.
"Our hearts have been completely broken. I've never experienced the type of pain and loss that I've had these past weeks. There is an empty spot in our hearts and in our home."
Bates is a woman of strong faith.
She went on to say that she and her husband "know God has a purpose for" their baby's "short life," even though the grieving parents "never got to see our baby face to face or hold its tiny hand."
"I added a charm to my necklace, next to Willow's, to help us never forget the memories of how this little one made us feel and how much love and joy it brought to our family," Bates wrote of the above photo. "We are grateful for the love and prayers from so many during this time."
"In spite of our grieving, we have peace in knowing that our little baby is in heaven with Kelton's sweet mom," she said, citing her mother-in-law, who passed away when Balka was 13 years old... while giving birth to her fifth child.
Bates and Balka got married October of 2018 in the Tennessee mountains.
They announced they were expecting first child the following February.
"We couldn't be happier to announce that we're having a baby!" the then-parent-to-be told People Magazine back then.
"We are a little nervous but totally flooded with joy as we're starting this new journey of love and parenting together!"
On September 24, Bringing Up Bates will air an episode that centers on Bates telling Balka about her second pregnancy.
According to People, UPtv offered to edit this portion of the episode out.
But the footage will remain intact because the couple wants to preserve the memory of discovering the jouyous news, cementing their unborn daughter's place in their immediate family.
We send them our very best.
She's super pregnant, and therefore, no one can criticize her.
Last month, Lea Michele was called out for abhorrent and unprofessional behavior over the course of, well, her entire career.
The Glee alum apologized and (dare we say, wisely) fled social media under the avalanche of long-suppressed callouts.
Now, she has returned from her social media hiatus, dipping her toes into the proverbial water to find out if the coast is clear (yes, that's a mixed metaphor).
Taking to her Instagram Stories, Lea shared a glimpse of her showing off her growing baby bump while enjoying the outdoors.
There were multiple shots of her on a hiking trail.
Lea can be seen wearing a black mask, a black sports bra, and matching leggings -- but all eyes are on the baby bump.
Under other circumstances, people might be happy to see Lea pregnant.
Despite her reputation as a veritable monster on set, that reputation mostly arose from indirect rumors and accusations in the past.
A lot of people with a misplaced sense of nostalgia for Glee might look at Lea and admire her perceived personal growth.
However, Lea -- among some other white women who were called out in early June -- has been accused of hiding behind her pregnancy.
Even her initial apology mentioned her pregnancy.
She did not explicitly write "you can't be mean to me, I'm pregnant!" but many critics got the impression that she hoped that they would feel that way.
However, the callouts that Lea received were enough for HelloFresh to almost immediately terminate their relationship with her.
Is that a big deal in Lea's life, when she is already worth an estimated $12 million? Probably not.
But it was a symbolic statement that the company had more sense than to continue to be associated with someone so toxic.
"LMAO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISON GIG A LIVING HELL?!?! CAUSE ILL NEVER FORGET,” Samantha Marie Ware tweeted last month.
“I BELIEVE YOU TOLD EVERYONE THAT IF TOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY YOU WOULD 'S--T IN MY WIG!'" she recalled.
That memory was "AMONGST OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD"
Dabier Snell, who had been a guest star on Glee, had a similar recollection.
He accused Lea of forbidding him from sitting at the table with the rest of the cast because he "didn't belong."
One could not help but notice that these two accusers were both black -- and they were not alone.
Yvette Nicole Brown had the misfortune of working with Lea more than once.
She suggested on Twitter that she has more horrific stories than she would care to count.
And seeming to target black actors with vicious bullying is not the only thing of which Lea has been accused.
A transgender model who goes by Plastic Martyr shared a horror story of her own.
She recalled being in the bathroom at an awards show and washing her hands when Lea allegedly confronted her, challenging her right to be there.
Plastic was horrified. It's important to note that in some cases, trans women being "challenged" for going to the bathroom has put them in real physical danger.
So yes, Lea's baby bump looks great and she is finally back on social media.
But that does not mean that anyone has forgotten her actions in the past.
After all, antics like that have not been forgotten by the victims -- and we don't know how many careers were changed for the worse by Lea's behavior.
Ashlee Simpson Ross‘ Autobiography is about to add another family member!
The singer-songwriter and actress, 35, is pregnant with her and husband Evan Ross‘ second child together, the couple shared on Instagram Thursday alongside photos of themselves holding up a positive pregnancy test.
“Ashlee has been wanting another baby for a long time. They always wanted a big family!” a source tells PEOPLE.
“We are pregnant and we are so excited to share it with everyone. Baby #3,” Simpson Ross captioned her post, while Ross wrote alongside his, “The fam is growing. Ash and I can’t wait to welcome the newest addition.”
“During this unprecedented time, we know pregnant women may be under greater stress which is why we are supporting @marchofdimes Mom and Baby #COVID19 Intervention and Support Fund,” the mom-to-be added, referencing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “Check out their Instagram page to see how they are helping moms and babies get the care they need now and in the future.”
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The spouses celebrated three years of wedded bliss in August 2017, with the “Pieces of Me” singer posting a sweet tribute to their relationship on Instagram.
“Happy Anniversary my love it has been the best 3 years of my life ,” Simpson Ross captioned a throwback snap of the duo sharing a smooch on their wedding day.
“I love knowing that I get to wake up next to you for the rest of my life,” she addressed Ross, 31, who is the son of music legend Diana Ross. “Thanks for giving me the best love.”
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It’s impossible to tell whom the new baby will take after more at this point, but considering the very different personalities of Simpson Ross’ two kids, it will definitely be a surprise.
“She’s definitely different than Bronx,” she told PEOPLE of Jagger in December 2016. “Bronx was an easy sleeper. She’s like, ‘Nuh uh, Mama. I want to stay up and stay up next to you!’ ”
But that “little bit of toughness” is something Simpson Ross cherishes deeply about her daughter. “I think it’s good for a girl,” she said of Jagger’s outgoing nature. “I’m excited.”
Before we even start this post, we just want to say the following:
We're not crying. YOU'RE crying, okay?!?
We just wanted to get that straight.
Married at First Sight and The Bachelor alum Jamie Otis announced on Friday night that she is pregnant with a rainbow baby, just a few months after she and husband Doug Hehner suffered a miscarriage.
This January 2019 followed a miscarriage Otis also suffered in September of last year.
The couple has been through a great deal, but they now have a new reason to maintain hope.
Otis and Hehner confirmed their major news on the latter's podcast, "Hot Marriage. Cool Parents," telling listeners that they're expecting their second child ... again.
Jamie also revealed on Instagram that she is at least four weeks along -- the earliest a pregnancy can be detected on a blood test -- and included photos of her and her spouse holding a sonogram, which depicts what looks to be the beginning of a gestational sac.
"We went to the fertility specialist and found out WE ARE PREGNANT!!!" Otis wrote as a caption.
"I cannot even believe it!...after 18 long, painful months, two losses and negative after negative on the pregnancy tests we are *finally* pregnant again!
"Of course I am being cautiously optimistic, but I have a feeling this little one is going to stick."
The sad truth is that most miscarriages take place within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
So there's still a chance Jamie and Doug lose this baby.
Otis proceeded to delve into personal detail of her and the child growing inside of her, writing:
"The only thing is, yesterday the nurse called and said my blood work came back a bit different than anticipated.
"Based on my last period, I should be about 4 weeks along. The blood work to support this would look like this: progesterone 8-10 & HCG 50-300.
"My blood work came back like this: progesterone 51 & HCG 1,441 !!!
"This means that I'm either further along OR I could potentially have TWINS! (They said it's most likely I'm further along but I would absolutely love twins!)."
Otis and Hehner are already parents to a two-year-old daughter named Henley Grace.
In 2016, Otis became pregnant but confirmed a stillbirth of their son in her second trimester.
Exactly a year ago, the reality star had a chemical pregnancy (or very early miscarriage detected days after conception).
In January, she revealed that she suffered a 10-week miscarriage.
Many fans reached out to Otis to show support after she posted online about her losses.
"Thank you, thank you, *THANK YOU!* for all the encouragement, love, & prayers. IT WORKED! WE ARE FINALLY PREGNANT !!!!!" she wrote in her post on Saturday.
"And before I end this looong caption, I just want to say this: if you're reading this & are currently in the process of #ttc - oh mama, my heart hurts for you.
"I know the instant internal pain that comes from another's pregnancy announcement - even if you are or at least want to be - happy for the lucky couple.
"I just want you to know that your rainbow will come too. The storm cant stay forever. Hold onto hope! I am thinking of you!
Late last month, the gorgeous Shay Mitchell announced that she's pregnant with her rainbow baby.
Fans rejoiced at the news, and threw heart eyes at their first-ever glimpse of her beautiful baby bump.
Now, Shay is treating her admirers to even more photos of her pregnant belly. Take a look!
The stunning Pretty Little Liars alum shared this photo of herself wearing sharp sunglasses and a simple, perfectly fitted white dress.
"La Dolce Vita," Shay captioned the photo.
The photo stands out for more than just Shay's perpetual drop-dead gorgeous looks.
The dress gives a clear outline of her spectacular baby bump.
That pregnant belly looks huge on her slender frame!
Shay shared another, somewhat more subtle photo on Instagram.
Int his photo, she's still sporting glasses while wearing a sheer maroon gown.
Her pose partially obscures her baby bump, but you can still see it.
"Is it too late to be in the Little Mermaid remake? I can be an extra," Shay offers in the caption.
"Regardless, thank you @positanoboats_tour for taking us around!" she writes.
Even this photo has well in excess of one million views -- and the numbers keep going up and up.
Shay had already brought fans to a jaw-dropping standstill with her topless baby bump debut.
Here, Shay is sporting a pregnant belly and laying it bare to the world, using her arms to keep the photo appropriate for Instagram's prudish sensibilities.
Anyone who could peel their eyes away from her glistening form to read the caption saw her joke about her pregnancy.
"Does this mean I’m allowed to drive in the car pool lane at all times now?" Shay asked.
That's probably not the intended use of said lanes, but society is remarkably chill about a lot of things when a pregnant woman is doing them.
Shay has been shattering the internet with her pregnant pics since she first made the announcement on June 28.
But that isn't all that she's been up to.
Shay is, of course, an actress - even though if professionally beautiful person were a job, she'd be a shoe-in.
She has been hard at work on a new series called Heiresses.
Shay is also working on another show, Dollface.
She's a busy woman!
As we mentioned, this pregnancy is especially significant for Shay because this is her rainbow baby.
If you are not familiar, this term describes a baby born after a previous miscarriage of which the couple were aware.
Shay experienced a tragic miscarriage in 2018.
Now, she and her partner Matte Babel are expecting this child, who will be a double blessing upon their lives.
In the mean time, fans and followers can continue to watch Shay's baby bump, as she is not being shy about showing it off.
We are overjoyed on behalf of this gorgeous and talented actress and on behalf of her partner.
Everyone is of course hoping that Shay will keep the sweet pics coming as her due date nears. Congratulations are certainly in order!
A former Pretty Little Liar has some pretty amazing news to share:
SHAY MITCHELL IS PREGNANT!!!!
The actress made the announcement herself via a YouTube video and an Instagram photo whose caption read as follows:
Does this mean I’m allowed to drive in the car pool lane at all times now?
The Instagram picture referenced above featured Mitchell and a very clear baby bump... considering she wasn't wearing a shirt in the image.
We've shared it below.
The pregnancy for Mitchell is especially unexpected and incredible because she suffered a miscarriage just five months ago.
“Although it was an amazing year it didn’t come without hardships,” the star wrote at the time, sharing a sonogram of a baby and a broken heart emoji in a hearbreaking post.
In her video on Friday, titled “Guess Who’s Preggers," however, Mitchell struck a very different chord.
She talked about the emotions surrounding her pregnancy, even taking fans into the exam room to show off her new ultrasound and more.
“There is something in the oven and it’s not my pizza!!! WOW … It’s kind of surreal processing the fact that another human is growing inside of you,” she wrote underneath the two-minute clip.
Added the actress:
“It’s exciting, nerve-racking, difficult and emotional all at the same time.
"Everyone waits for the right time to make the announcement and for me it wasn’t until I couldn’t hide it anymore and was tired of wearing over sized sweatshirts.”
Mitchell is best known for having played Emily throughout the duration of Pretty Little Liars and also played a key role on Season 1 of You.
Speaking for herself and boyfriend Matte Babel, she continued in this video:
“We’re beyond excited and looking forward to starting a family.
"I’ve learned so much about myself and parenthood over the past 6 months, and feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface! It’s going to be a wild ride!!”
Babel is a host and music reporter.
He was first linked romantically to Mitchell in October of 2018.
We are so very happy for this couple, as it was just the end of last year when Mitchell was opening up about the truama of her miscarriage.
"The support and affection that so many of you show me lifts me up during even my darkest days, one of which happened last year after I miscarried and lost the child of my hopes and dreams," she wrote back then.
"In the spirit of the new year, I think that we need to remember that we are all on this journey together - in good times and in bad - and to remind ourselves that we seldom really know or understand the struggles and hardships that other people are going through.
"So, for 2019, let’s all try to be a little more compassionate, empathetic, patient and thoughtful with each other. Happy New Year everyone!"
Congratulations to the expecting parents!
A Real Housewives of Miami alum has some really exciting news to share with her followers.
And we guess we gave it away via the headline above, didn't we?
Still, it's worth reiterating and sharing with readers right here and now...
.... Joanna Krupa is pregnant!
The 40-year old model and former reality star announced this joyous piece of news alongside a photo of herself holding up a positive Clearblue pregnancy test on Instagram.
“Hi Guys! Just wanted to share this amazing news with everyone," she wrote as a caption to the photo below, referencing husband Douglas Nunes and adding:
"Hubby @nunes451 and I are beyond excited about this new chapter in our life and can’t wait to meet this little [angel]."
Look how happy Krupa looks here:
Also a former Dancing With the Stars participant, Krupa subtly hinted at her pregnancy nearly a month ago in a precious tribute for the birthday she and Nunes share.
“Happy Birthday to my other half , my partner in crime and my forever pain in the butt,” she wrote alongside images of both her and her soulmate as babies.
She added at the time:
“I love you @nunes451 . Happy I get to share the same birthday with you. Excited to start this new chapter in life with you.”
How very sweet.
Over on Instagram, Krupa was showered with well wishes from some of her famous friends and admirers.
"My gorgeous Jo! I’m sooooo happy!" Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Joyce Giraud wrote. "You guys will be wonderful parents and I can’t wait to meet the lil angel."
Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Kenya Moore also chimed in as follows: "So haaaapppy for you.
Nunes also expressed his happiness over the development, joking online:
"Well it’s about time! That took a lot of work!"
We're guessing it was the best job he ever had, however. If you catch our sexual drift.
Krupa and the businessman got married in her native Poland in August of 2018.
“We did it!” Krupa wrote back then along with a stunning picture from their lovely special day, adding:
“It was a very private and small family gathering … wish I could have shared it with all the people that I love.”
Prior to her romance with Nunes, Krupa was married to Romain Zago from 2013 to 2017. The former spouses called it quits on their almost four-year marriage in May of 2017.
We wish this beauty nothing but the best with her pregnancy!
Tori Rolof is a little bit worried.
She's a tad bit concerned.
She has at least one reason to not be totally psyched over her second pregnancy.
The Little People, Big World star excitedly announced to her followers in mid-May that she and husband Zach will soon welcome a sibling for son Jackson.
"We are so excited to announce that Jackson is going to be a big brother!" the couple shared at the time, revealing the gender of the impending baby as follows: "We can not wait to meet our sweet baby girl!"
Ever since confirming this amazing news, Tori has been answering a bunch of questions from interested fans.
For example: Like her father and her brother, will this child be a little person?
Maybe, Tori replied. The odds are 50/50, she said.
What about how this pregnancy compares to her first?
Tori and Jackson became parents for the first time in May of 2017 and Tori said back then that things went relatively smoothly.
There were uncomfortable moments for sure, but she really couldn't complain very much, not compared to what some other women go through.
This time around, however?
Tori admits it's "a lot harder" than that first time because she has "all the symptoms," but she still sounds far happier and excited than miserable about the experience, as you can see:
Like we mentioned above, though, Tori does have one concern.
“Pregnancy in the summer. This is going to be interesting,” the 27-year-old wrote on her Instagram late this week. "It's hot."
This is a very fair point, especially for someone who lives in Oregon.
If it's 80 degrees in May, as Roloff explains in the photo below, how scorching will it be in August? When Tori has a serious baby bump going on?!?
This is just one more reason why women are a million times tougher than men, let's be honest.
Tori is in her second trimester and is due in November.
We really are so very excited for her and Zach, who have remained on Little People, Big World even after their loved ones, Audrey and Jeremy, dropped out of the series last summer.
Tori has said she and her husband have no plans to exit the show any time soon, while Zach has said he wants a "pack" of "four or five" kids.
That sounds ambitious, or at least a little premature.
Let's just take it one at a time, okay?
It's pretty unusual to be surprised by a Duggar family pregnancy announcement.
Heck, in the past several weeks alone, Kendra Duggar has confirmed she's pregnant with her second child...
... and so has Amy Duggar...
... and so has Jessa Seewald.
But we still did a double take and our jaw must still be removed from the jaw after learning on Friday afternoon that Anna Duggar is ALSO pregnant.
With her sixth child!
“We couldn’t be happier to share with the world that our family is growing by one this Fall,” Anna and controversial husband Josh Duggar told Us Weekly in a statement, adding:
“We continually stand amazed by God’s love, redemption, grace and blessings in our lives. Our entire little family is ecstatic!"
The pair got married in 2008 and are already parents to Mackynzie, 9, Michael, 7, Marcus, 5, Meredith, 3, and Mason, 19 months.
Many observers are likely focusing on the word redemption used by Anna above -- because it tells the story of why we are so taken aback by this pregnancy news.
Back in the spring of 2015, Josh was forced to admit that he molested his own sisters when he was a teenager.
Josh's parents were aware of this inappropriate behavior at the time it transpired, but chose not to alert any authorities.
Following Josh’s extended stay at a faith-based rehabilitation center in the wake of this wild and awful scandal, the couple entered marriage counseling following their difficult year.
Not long afterward the molestation reveal, Josh also admitted to being a member of the website Ashley Madison, whose users signed on in order to find members of the opposite sex with whom they could cheat on their spouses.
"I have been the biggest hypocrite ever," he said in a statement after his cheating was exposed, adding in the summer of 2015:
"While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.
"I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him."
Josh concluded with an apology:
"I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please pray for my precious wife Anna and our family during this time."
It must have worked, too, because Amy announced she was pregnant with the couple's fifth child in 2015.
However, TLC canceled 19 Kids and Counting in the wake of Josh's multiple controversies -- while he and Anna mostly receded from the spotlight.
In July 2018, though, Anna shared a numerous of family photos to Instagram, where she reflected on the past decade of life and the “wonderful adventure” that it has been.
“June was an exciting month for our family: Marcus, Michael and I are are officially a year older + Josh and I celebrated our 10 year engagement anniversary!” she wrote in the caption, continuing as follows:
“The past 10 years have been a wonderful adventure. So thankful for God’s redeeming grace and His blessings to us along the way, especially our 5 M’s!"
Anna was widely mocked and criticized at the time for referring to the scandals described above as a wonderful adventure.
Still, however, a baby is a blessing, right?
In two videos shared to social media, both Anna and Josh give their kids a series of cut out paper letters, which they together spell out to read, “New baby coming this fall."
“Mommy’s having a baby!” Anna says to her children, who yell and scream in excitement.
It is very cute.
We certainly wish Anna all the health and happiness possible with this pregnancy.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, meanwhile, expressed their enthusiasm for the couple this evening, writing this message on their website:
“We are so happy for Josh & Anna, expecting their 6th child and our 16th grandchild! Each child is a blessing from God! Anna is one of the most amazing women in the world, she is a Proverbs 31 woman!
"Anna & Josh are good parents and it is going to be neat to see what God does with each one of their children’s lives.
"Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus, Meredith and Mason are so excited to have a little sibling on the way! God is at work in their sweet little family! He has blessed them with another child!
"What a gift! The best days for their family are still ahead!”
Amy Duggar has an extra special reason to celebrate this Easter weekend.
Not only was Jesus Christ resurrected on this monumental occasion -- but Amy and husband Dillon King have a life-related announcement of their own to make:
They are about to bring a brand new one into the world.
That's right, readers, Amy Duggar is pregnant!!!!!!!
The 32-year old confirmed this blessed news herself, teaming with Dillon to tell People Magazine the following:
“We are completely speechless, overly excited and ready for the next chapter as new parents!”
Amy, of course, is downright ancient - by her unique family's standards - for a first-time expecting mother.
She and King basically confessed late last year that a baby was finally in their plans, with the latter telling Us Weekly in an interview that they were "practicing, we’re not preventing."
Translation: The couple was having a decent amount of unproteced sexual intercourse.
Amy, of course, is the niece of 19 Kids and Counting stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.
She's always been somewhat of an outlier in a family that raises its women to just want to get married and get knocked up over and over and over.
Just consider what she said last October about pro-creating, seemingly hurling a bit of shade at some of her relatives who have dedicated their entire existence to miraculous act:
“I [don't] want to limit myself by just getting pregnant right off the bat and not exploring the rest of what my life could be,” Duggar explained in October in defending her life choices.
That was then, however, and this is now.
And now Amy and Dillon cannot wait to meet their very own bundle of joy!
The pair were longtime friends before they exchanged vows in a country-chic wedding on the grounds of Horton Farms near Bentonville, Arkansas, in 2015.
How are they feeling at this point? A few months before they officiallly become a mother and a father?
“The learning curve of being a new father is kind of terrifying, but at the same time equally astonishing,” says King.
Amy, meanwhile, is also excited and scared -- but she's maintaining her sense of humor as her belly grows bigger with a person and a lot of food ... but not the type of food she's dying to chow down.
“I miss Chick-fil-A,” the mom-to-be tells People. “Baby King isn’t a fan of chicken.”
No word yet on what the gender will be or when Amy is due.
We'll brign you that information as soon as we have it, however. Rest assured.
“I’m over the moon about becoming a momma! I just can’t hardly wait!” concludes to People.
If Amy has any questions about pregnancy these days, she has plenty of places to turn.
Kendra Duggar and husband Joseph recently announced that they're expecting their second child.
And then Kendra's sister-in-law Jessa Seewald, is also with child.
The Arkansas native already - who already has son Spurgeon, 3, and Henry, 2 - is due some time this spring.
CONGRATS AND BEST WISHES ALL AROUND!
'Tis the season to be VERY merry if you're Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner.
On the latest edition of their podcast, the former Married at First Sight couple announced that they'll soon be adding another limb to their family tree.
Yup: Otis is pregnant!!!!!!!!!!!
"We are expanding the family! Jamie and I are now pregnant and we're going to be parents of two," Doug told listeners this week, adding in excitement:
"Something we've been trying for a little while now has finally come to fruition and I can't wait to meet our little baby boy."
Jamie jumped in at this point and said that Doug hopes it's a boy -- so we can't say for certain whether the twosome has learned the gender just yet.
Otis also mocked her husband a bit by adding:
"I love that you said Jamie and Doug are pregnant. I'm pretty sure there's only one of us pregnant."
The pair is already parents to 16-month-old daughter, Henley Grace.
Back in July of 2016. they went public with the horrific news that Otis had suffered a miscarriage.
“Our Baby Hehner was just too beautiful for earth," Otis said at the time, adding:
"I love him so much – ALWAYS will – and can’t wait to meet him in heaven one day. Please pray for us."
Otis and Hehner named this lost child Johnathan and honored him a year after his death by planting a tree in his honor.
"I will forever be thankful & I'll never forget the countless Frans [friends and fans] - and even strangers - who reached out to me to offer love & support," Jamie wrote in July of 2017.
It was heartbreaking stuff, and Johnathan will never be replaced of course, but thankfully Jamie and Doug have other blessings to now be thankful for.
In April of this year, they told followers that they were trying for another child.
“Officially trying for baby number✌🏼!!!🤰🏼” the Married at First Sight star wrote on Instagram along with a family picture of herself, Hehner and their daughter.
Perhaps opening up too much, the reality star explained that the couple wasn’t able to have intercourse for a long time after Otis gave birth to Henley last August.
"This is TMI, but *it* hurt so bad that it wasn’t even physically possible to do *it,*” shared Otis, keeping fans very much updated by explaining this spring:
“But we have finally been able to be intimate!!! …it’s only taken 8 months for *it* to stop hurting. (This is the kinda stuff no one talks about so I had no idea how bad it’d be!!) …
"We’re finally working on makin’ Gracie a little sibling to play with."
Otis and Hehner were pair up on Married at First Sight in 2014.
The two got married on the series and started to fall in love months later.
One year later, to make it even more official, they renewed their vows and pledged to spend eternity together. No matter what.
“Our journey began a year ago when we said ‘I do’ as strangers at the altar,” Jamie said to Doug, reading her vows aloud.
“What I didn’t know then was that I just met the most amazing, kind, patient and handsome man.”
We send the expecting husband and wife our very best wishes!
Gretchen Rossi may no longer be a cast member on The Real Housewives of Orange County.
But she still knows how to make headlines.
And, in this case, she has done so with the most exciting news possible...
... she's expecting her first child!
Rossi and Slade Smiley announced this blessed development during an appearance on The Doctors.
"Finally we have news, that we are pregnant!" Gretchen said, prior to Slade adding: "And we're freaked out... but in a good way."
The couple has been together for a decade and they have been engaged for the past five years.
They've spent four of those years trying to conceive and appeared on this medically-themed talk show to discuss their use of IVF.
The Doctors actually aired the emotional moment when Rossi first learned the news, which caused her to burst into a puddle of happy ears.
Smiley also recounted hearing their little one's heartbeat for the first time.
"All of this has been such an overwhelming journey," he said. "And so when you get to those little milestones and you know you're hearing the heartbeat, it's so exciting but it's also a relief."
"It's so wild," Gretchen added. "It still doesn't feel real."
During her on-air interview, the mother-to-be grew very candid, opening up about her struggles with fertility and how she often feared she would never give birth.
"After the first round of IVF, when we lost 14 embryos, I looked at Slade and said, 'I just need to take a pause,'" she recalled, elaborating as follow:
"This is beyond anything I had ever expected to experience. It literally took a good year and a half for us to even get to a point where I was willing to talk about it again."
Has this been a struggle? Yes, of course.
However, Smiley and Rossi said their "emotional journey" has brought them "so much closer together."
Do they know the gender of their impending child? No, but Rossi thinks it will be a girl.
Does Gretchen have morning sickness? Yes, but it lasts all day and is the "worst thing ever," she said.
Still, of course, she would not trade any of this for anything in the world.
"There was plenty of times during the process that we were like, 'Oh my gosh. Is this ever going to happen? Is this ever going to come to fruition?'" Gretchen said, adding:
"But I think that we're so very grateful, because had we not had IVF, we would not be sitting here right now telling you that we're pregnant."
Smiley has two children from previous relationships.
We wish him and Rossi the very best.
Just last month, Snooki proved she's a very protective mother.
Now, the Jersey Shore veteran has offered up proof that she's about to become a mother once again.
On Thanksgiving Day morning, the long-time reality star informed Instagram followers that she has a very special reason to be thankful this holiday season...
... because she and husband Jionni LaValle are expecting their third child together!
She confirmed the exciting news via a photo of six-year old son Lorenzo and four-year old daughter Giovanna holding a sonogram, writing as a caption to the very sweet image:
"What I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving."
And here is that image:
The revelation shouldn't come as a major surprise to anyone that has been following Snooki on social media or simply following her life in general.
Back in August, the MTV personality told Entertainment Tonight that she and LaValle were "trying," adding at the time:
"I’m practicing now. It’s going good. I’m not pregnant yet but, I mean, we’ve been practicing for a month now so…"
Snooki included a second snapshot of her current kids and their impending sibling along with this message:
It's unclear exactly how long Snooki and her man have been trying to add to their brood -- but it sounds like the procreation took awhile.
But wasn't altogether terrible, either.
"We get our wine, we order pizza and then we go into our spare room,” Snooki previously told Us Weekly of the couple’s monthly date nights, explaining even further:
“We stay up till 3 o’clock in the morning just watching Netflix and getting drunk and trying to have a baby.”
Snooki and LaValle for married in November of 2014.
This past April, the often-drunk Jersey Shore cast member had to tell the same tabloid mentioned above that she's not getting divorced.
“I’m still proudly wearing my ring,” she told Us at the time, adding of her husband:
“I love him to death. I think people worry because we never take pictures together and post on Instagram. He hates pictures, he hates this fame life. He likes to be quiet and reserved, which humbles me.
"So, I think if I don’t take pictures with him or I don’t share my life with him, people are like, ‘Are you still with your husband?’ I don’t need to share with the world what me and my husband are going through.
"We are totally fine.
"We don’t post our life on social media, but I love him to death and he’s my best friend and he’s just a little shy so leave him alone.”
Well... that's great for their marriage and family, but less than ideal for a celebrity gossip site such as ours.
Way to go, guys!
We're so very happy for you!
As you've likely heard by now, Meghan Markle is pregnant with her first child.
And as you may have also heard, she and Harry are currently touring the globe on their first official royal tour.
Sources say Meghan chose to announce her pregnancy on Monday due to the fact that she knew she wouldn't be able to conceal her bump as she spends the next several weeks posing for photo-ops with peasants.
Duchess Meg is already in her second trimester, and insiders say her bump was visible at Princess Eugenie's wedding on Saturday.
She and Harry shared the big news with family and friends at the reception and filled the rest of the world in just 48 hours later.
So now Preg Meg is now free to travel and wear whatever she wants without some dusty Australian needling her with questions while fending off an eight-foot spider with his didgeridoo.
Yes, Meghan and Harry are currently Down Under, where they've spent the past couple days reassuring drought victims that God hasn't abandoned them, despite the obvious fact that these poor bastards live in Australia.
(Just kidding, Aussies! Throw another shrimp on the barbie for us!)
Unfortunately, the next stops on their agenda have led to serious concerns about the health of Meghan's unborn baby.
First, the royal couple will hit New Zealand, where they'll probably be forced to pretend to give a sh-t as Peter Jackson gushes about some lame-ass Lord of the Rings trivia.
Then it's off to Fiji and Tonga, both of which are still considered "Zika zones" by the CDC.
You don't hear much about Zika in the news these days, mainly because it's not much of a problem in the developed world.
But apparently, pregnant women are still advised to exercise extreme caution in Fiji and Tonga.
Insiders say Harry and Meg “sought medical advice” before the trip and decided the risks are minimal.
That may sound dicey, but to be fair, royal doctors are probably in a class all their own.
Harry can probably just pop in and pick out a new organ from his clone whenever he feels like it, then grab a handful of stem cells from the receptionsist's desk on his way out.
The same genius who's been keeping the Queen alive for the past century likely hit Meghan with a super-secret vaccine, and then everyone shared a laugh about how he could totally do something about Prince Charles' ears but chooses not too for the lulz.
Nothing to worry about!
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.
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.
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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.”
She’s weeks away from giving birth to her second baby, and first daughter, and Jillian Harris is more than ready to meet her little girl.
“This has been a rough pregnancy,” Harris, 38, admits. “The first trimester I was so physically ill and tired. Now I’m just exhausted. But I’m hanging in there!”
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“I secretly wanted a girl, but I was expecting to have another boy,” says the Bachelorette alum. “I’m so excited to have one of each!”
As far as Leo, “He says ‘baby’ when he looks at my tummy, but I don’t think he really understands that it’s going to be another addition to the tribe,” says Harris. “He is a little bit territorial, so it will be interesting. He’s in the clingy mommy phase!”
For now, Harris, who has partnered with Saje Natural Wellness and designed her own diffuser, credits the wellness line, which also carries essential oils, sprays and rollers, for helping assuage her anxiety and pregnancy-related insomnia.
“I feel like I needed to take better care of my nervous system and myself,” she says. “I wanted to explore more natural options. I started using Saje’s rollers and mists and realized I needed to incorporate them into my life!”
And life is about to get a lot busier.
Says Harris, “I grew up as an only child, so I’m excited for Leo to have a companion. I’m happy our family will be a little foursome!”
Great news for the future of modeling!
And also for Kate Upton and her husband, Justin Verlander!
If you caught the headline, then you know what's up -- Kate is pregnant with her first child!
She announced the news with this stunning photo (though honestly, is there a photo of Kate Upton that isn't stunning?) that she shared on Instagram yesterday.
Instead of gushing about the future or going into any details, she kept it simple by tagging Justin in the picture and adding one little hashtag, "pregnant in Miami."
And judging by her appearance here, yeah she is!
She's obviously not huge or anything, but she's definitely got a bump going on already.
Like we said, she hasn't offered any details yet, but it's easy to imagine she's been waiting a little while to share the big news.
Many people wait until after the first trimester to make a pregnancy announcement, so there's even a chance she's nearly halfway through already!
And can we take a moment to talk about how flawless she looks?
It seems like pregnancy, just like literally everything else, really suits her.
(Get it? Because she's weaing this amazing maternity suit? Do you get it?)
Oh, and you know how we said that Kate hasn't done any gushing about her growing bundle of joy yet?
We can't say the same for Justin.
The Houston Astros pitcher actually left a comment on Kate's photo, and it's honestly a little too precious to handle.
"You're going to be the most amazing Mom!" he told her.
"I can't wait to start this new journey with you!"
He told Kate that she's "the most thoughtful, loving, caring, and strong woman I've ever met," and that he's "so proud that our little one is going to be raised in this world by a woman like you!"
"I love you so much," he concluded.
Isn't that just the sweetest thing?
It makes sense -- their entire relationship has been pretty darn sweet.
These two beautiful people have been together since 2014 -- four years, a miracle for celebrity relationships!
And now, eight months later, we know that they're going to add a little baby to their list of adorable achievements.
Congrats, Kate and Justin!
Not long after the world learned that Jinger Duggar is pregnant, the beloved reality star revealed her due date to be sometime in early July.
Now, we suppose different folks have different definitions, but for most people, that would mean any date between July 1 and July 15.
What we're saying is, if it's not already passed, Jinger's due date is very, very close.
And it seems that even though birthing and child-rearing have pretty much been parts of her day-to-day life since childhood, Jinger is currently experiencing the heady mix of emotions that every first time goes through in the final stages of pregnancy.
Speaking with TLC recently, Jinger revealed that she's more than a little frightened by the prospect of giving birth.
"I get scared thinking about birth and labor," she told her home network.
Her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, didn't offer much in the way of help, admitting that he's flat-out clueless about the entire process:
"I don't know much about birth," he said.
Like we said, Jinger must know a thing or two about birth, what with having 13 younger siblings and 10 nieces and nephews.
But in many ways, she and Jeremy are in uncharted territory.
From the very start, they established that their marriage would be different from those of Jinger's sisters.
The most obvious act of rebellion, of course, was Jinger's decision to begin wearing pants instead of floor-length dresses (with her husband's permission of course).
But the couple also set themselves apart in more subtle ways.
Jinger waited a full year after her wedding to get pregnant.
Obviously, there's nothing unusual about that in most cases, but Duggar women typically get pregnant on their honeymoons.
And soon, Jinger will become the first Duggar woman of her generation to give birth outside of the great state of Arkansas.
Again, that may not seem like a big deal, but the Duggars are second only to the Waltons as Arkansas' most famous family, and their ties to their hometown are very strong.
Anyway, it's refreshing to see Jinger being so candid about her trepidation -- we suppose that's just one more way in which she's breaking the mold.
Watch Counting On online to get caught up on the show that made her family famous before the season premiere later this summer.
Earlier this month, Kenya Moore silenced trolls and decried false stories about her, her husband, and her pregnancy.
But ... was part of that just bluster to cover up a huge problem with her reality career?
A new report says that Kenya is not only no longer a Real Housewife, but that she'll be lucky if she makes "Friend of the Housewives" status.
RadarOnline reports that The Real Housewives of Atlanta stars were spotted filming without Kenya Moore.
Specifically, their sources spotted NeNe Leakes, Porsha Williams, Marlo Hampton, Cynthia Bailey, and even Eva Marcille.
(Eva, as you may recall, is not only a new mom but a new full-time Real Housewife)
These women were all spotted at Novikov in Miami.
Kenya was, they report, nowhere to be seen.
According to RadarOnline's source, these stars were in town to support NeNe Leakes' fashion show and Swagg Boutique store opening.
The source described their dining choices, as well -- something that may be significant.
"The ladies dined on king crab legs," the insider reveals. "With honey truffles, caviar, and wagyu steaks along with Wasabi martinis."
That definitely sounds ... opulent.
(We will get into why the menu may help to explain everything in a moment)
RadarOnline has reported that Kenya's reality career is in danger, saying: "Kenya’s status as a ‘friend’ is in jeopardy because she is holding up the deal."
"Kenya was told she would have to take a drastic pay cut," the insider adds.
That is interesting to hear, given that Kenya has gone above and beyond to deny rumors that her reality career is on the line.
The source continues, claiming: "And there was no guarantee about how many episodes she would appear in, or if she would appear in any at all."
Kenya didn't like it when fans questioned her pregnancy and she eventually showed evidence that she really is with child.
Will she do the same again for her status as a Real Houswife? Or is this rumor true?
Kenya not only shared a photo of her baby bump to silence doubters, she later went on to let fans see part of one of her early ultrasounds from the doctor's office.
But this pregnancy might help explain away her absence from that dinner in Miami.
See, it includes multiple seafood items. The women were also drinking martinis.
Guess what pregnant woman are not advised to have for dinner? Any of that.
So, though we know that RadarOnline has multiple sources, some might suggest that the simplest explanation for Kenya's absence from dinner was that she didn't want to be surrounded by costars eating and drinking things that she herself cannot.
But RadarOnline reports that an insider claims that she's basically done on the show.
"At this point," the insider claims. "The show is ready to move along without her at all."
Why? Well ... timing.
The source alleges: "Bringing Kenya back full-time would be useless."
That sounds kind of mean to us. But they just mean that, allegedly, Kenya's pregnancy is less than optimal for the show's schedule.
"Her pregnancy timeline conflicts with the production schedule," the insider explains. "She said she’s due in November/December but production wraps in October."
Hmmm. That's definitely something to consider.
Still, perhaps Kenya can prove to producers that she's worth her (pregnant) weight in cash even if her childbirth happens during hiatus.
It's been two months since news of Ryan Edward's arrest brought the Teen Mom OG star's whole world crashing down.
Just one day after news that Ryan had been picked up for a probation violation came reports that he had once again been caught cheating on Mackenzie Standifer, his wife of one year, who is currently pregnant with his girlfriend.
Shortly thereafter, it was revealed that Edwards' ex, Maci Bookout, had filed for a restraining order after being threatened by Ryan.
Needless to say, all of this hasn't made for a terribly tranquil pregnancy for poor Mackenzie.
So perhaps it's not surprising that Ryan's beleaguered wife has decided to take a hiatus from social media.
But Mack didn't just delete her account, like most social media stars who have had enough.
No, she wisely realized that an Instagram page with a six-figure following is valuable virtual real estate.
So she gifted the page to her friend, photographer Christian C. George.
And as a reward for not unfollowing him as soon as Mackenzie jumped ship, George offers up the occasional gem, such as the photo above.
That's the first pic of Mackenzie's baby bump, posted by George this afternoon.
"When Mack told me about how much her quality of life improved since letting go of social media a couple of months back I didn’t totally understand," he captioned the pic.
"I see social media as a marketing tool and an additional stream of revenue for influencers. However, what price was she paying? Since I took over Mackenzie’s account- I expected people to unfollow (because after all they didn’t follow me- they followed her)."
George went on to say that he's learned some lessons from walking a mile in Mackenzie's shoes:
"What I didn’t expect was the trail of bullying to continue," he wrote. "These are examples of the messages I’ve received:
"'You’re f—ng ugly just like Mackenzie, your pictures suck and so do you, you’re trash, why did your ugly face show up on my timeline today.'
"It’s unfortunate that these types of cyber attacks actually exist. I'm choosing to find peace with Jesus, and thanking Him for His Amazing grace and truth!"
Then Christian encouraged you to "learn more about" him, but let's be honest, that's not what you came here for.
Anyway, it's nice to see that Mackenzie is doing well (no word yet on whether she's still with Ryan), and it's kind of cool that she discovered such an innovative way to put her old IG account to good use.
Very savvy. Maybe she is the right person to replace Farrah Abraham, after all!
Watch Teen Mom OG online to relive the wildly bumpy road that brought Mackenzie to where she is today.
We've asked the question multiple times over the past few months.
Is Pippa Middleton pregnant, read a headline on this website in August.
Wait... is Pippa Middleton pregnant already, read a different headline in October.
Now, however, we're ready to ditch the question mark and make it an exclamation instead:
Pippa Middleton is pregnant, folks!!!!!
For real this time!
Rumors of Kate's sister expecting her first child with husband James Matthews are stronger than ever today, following a report in The Sun that stated exactly this.
A mostly reliable source, this British publication reports that Pippa recently started sharing the exciting news with her close friends, now that her 12-week scan has taken place and everything seems healthy.
"When Pippa found out she was pregnant, she was obviously thrilled and utterly overjoyed," an insider tells The Sun, adding:
"Naturally, big sister Kate and parents, Carole and Michael, were the first people she told - James aside - and they could not have been more delighted."
It's been a difficult few weeks for Middleton and Matthews, considering the latter's father was just arrested for the alleged rape of a minor.
As any Royal Family follower knows well, of course, Pippa's very famous sister is also pregnant.
Kate and Prince Williams are expecting their third kid any day now. Heck, any hour now, really.
Pippa's announcement also comes weeks after James’ younger brother, former Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews, and his fiancee, confirmed they were expecting their first child.
Talk about a lot of small children about to enter this family!
Writes The Sun:
“Pippa and James have always known they wanted children. They have made the most of their first few months of marriage and felt the time was right to expand their family."
Middleton and Matthews got married in May of 2017.
Pippa was sort of well known before Kate got married six years before that, but she sky-rocketed to fame on the day of her sibling's wedding, as millions of people around the world gawked over Pippa's rear end.
We're not being crude.
It's true: the world was very impressed by Pippa Middleton's butt at the time.
This is one of the photos that went viral back in 2011 and which explains why:
Now, however, the world will be focused on Pippa's front.
She's expected to give birth some time in October.
The Sun says that Kate "could not have been more delighted" upon learning this news from her sister... and we feel the same way!
We send our very best wishes to Pippa, James, Kate, William and ALL parents-to-be in the near future.
May your children be born as healthy and as happy as humanly possible.
Just a couple of days ago, Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo welcomed the birth of their second child, a daughter with a very unique name.
Many have wondered if the demands of being a father of two young girls will finally tear him away from his swiveling chair on The Voice.
But apparently NBC is pulling out all of the stops -- and by stops we mean cash -- to entice him to stay. Will it work?
Fans rejoiced at the news that Blake Shelton and Behati Prinsloo were expecting baby #2.
Their first young daughter, Dusty, is still a very little girl, so these two sweet girls will be very close in age. Dusty Rose is, for the record, 16 months old.
And this second baby is named Geo Grace Levine.
But ... how much of their childhoods is Adam prepared to miss with his work on The Voice?
Though obviously he and Behati have the means to provide childcare for their children no matter what their schedules might be, that can mean missing valuable bonding time.
Is being on a talent competition show really worth missing your daughter's first word?
It's worth noting that a number of factors aside from fatherhood might draw Adam away from the show, and that he's not the only one.
For example, new judge Kelly Clarkson has been accused of "diva" behavior behind the scenes on The Voice. That doesn't really match her brand, but one could imagine how fame and success can go to just about anyone's head.
Then, of course, there are rumors that Blake Shelton might quit The Voice ... and reports that the Country crooner has gained an inflated sense of self-importance since going on the show, and may now believe that he's too good for it.
There have also been rumors for a while now that Blake and Adam dislike each other on a personal level, one well beyond playful rivalry for cameras.
Overall, The Voice isn't the same as it was when Levine joined it -- so why would he stay when he could be at home with his stunning wife and two beautiful daughters?
As it turns out, the answer to that might be simple: money.
RadarOnline reports that Adam Levine has been offered a lot of money by NBC in an effort to get him to remain on The Voice.
Specifically, a massive bonus of $500,000.
That might seem like pocket change to a guy whose net worth is estimated to be somewhere in the range of $60 million.
But remember that he's believed to make somewhere from $10 million to $12 million per cycle of the show. So this is a bonus, like sprinkles on ice cream.
(We won't say icing on the cake, as cake without icing is just pointless bread)
Why are execs at NBC so desperate to keep Adam Levine that they're paying him so much?
Apparently, when word first reached fans that Adam might consider leaving the show, fans protested. In a very vocal manner.
Many longtime fans of The Voice, which has always had a rotating cast, that the show just wouldn't be the same without Adam Levine.
For what it's worth, many of them said the same about Blake Shelton. Probably a different group of fans.
The Voice's fandom sure is passionate.
Of course, not everyone has a lot of confidence in Adam Levine's fathering skills.
Recently, he was slammed for "naked time" with his young daughter.
While plenty of folks might love to be in the room with a naked Adam Levine, they point out that Dusty Rose is too old to see her father naked.
That's bordering on a taboo that exists for a very good reason, but many parents bathe with their children who are babies. It is unlikely, though possible, that Dusty will grow up remembering what her dad looks like naked.
Poor Mandy Teefey. If Selena Gomez's mom was hospitalized over Selena getting back together with Justin Bieber, we can only imagine how she'll respond to this news.
Honestly, this could leave a lot of fans divided. Or disappointed.
A new report claims that Selena Gomez is pregnant and that Justin Bieber is the baby daddy.
So, Justin and Selena took a trip to Laguna Beach earlier in February. NW claims that this is when the couple bonded over some big news.
"The word is that Selena is pregnant and told Justin as much during their trip."
That would be some major news to break.
"Justin wasn’t expecting it, but he’s ecstatic about it. It’s a dream come true."
if he wanted Selena back for good, getting her pregnant sure might work.
"Pals say they’ve been casual with contraception because they are both keen to make this happen at some point."
The report goes on to claim that this is more or less an act of providence.
"They know there’s never going to be a perfect time, so they’ve been putting their faith in God’s hands."
That claim ties in to Selena's idea that God blesses her reunion with the Biebs and with Justin recently ending his tour to spend more time at church.
The report suggests that this accident was a happy one.
"This is something they both want."
They're both at odd places in their lives to have a kid, so that's ... an interesting claim.
"Selena has always liked the idea of being a young mum and Justin is desperate to settle down."
There were even claims that Selena is following a safe pregnancy checklist, "steering clear of alcohol, sushi, and soft cheeses to be safe."
(Those would be pretty standard precautions for a pregnant woman, and match up with Kim Kardashian's surrogate's dietary restrictions)
And then there's Bieber's side, with claims that he's "started following pregnancy accounts on Instagram and posed for photos with a fan’s baby while out in L.A."
Justin Bieber follows all kinds of accounts, folks. Also, he's been posing with babies for years.
Babies are cute. They're not, um, evidence of more babies.
In real life, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have been in Jamaica for Justin's dad's wedding.
And Gossip Cop reports that, also in real life, Selena is not pregnant with Justin's baby. And probably not with anyone's.
The timing for this wouldn't be great, right?
Justin only recently managed to get out of what was reportedly a life-threatening substance abuse issue.
His own manager feared that he would die, just a few years ago, if he went on tour.
In the mean time, Selena Gomez received a kidney transplant just last year. It saved her life but did not cure her Lupus.
Until very recently, doctors discouraged women with Lupus from getting pregnant, due to risks to their lives and their baby's. Now, those risks are lower.
But given the severity of Selena's health battle, some wonder if a pregnancy would be a fatal mistake.
Now whatever you may think of Selena falling back into bad habits by dating a man some might characterize as an inked trash gremlin who's not even hot anymore, we should remember:
That's her choice.
Fans don't have to agree with her love life.
But everyone can breathe a sigh of relief with the report that Selena is not pregnant. Those who admire her music, her acting, and her as a person want her to be around and healthy for a long, long time.
Jinger Duggar is nearly halfway home, folks.
Or, to be more specific, Jinger Duggar's impending bundle of joy is nearly halfway home.
The young reality star has updated fans on the status of her pregnancy, sharing a new photo on Instagram on Saturday that depicts her standing alongside a chalkboard.
We can see a baby bump just starting to form underneath her black shirt, while we can also be treated to a science lesson from Jinger at the same time.
"Update on Baby Vuolo," she wrote as a simple caption to the snapshot above, which includes a message of its own.
At 18 weeks, Jinger informs us, a baby is the size of a bell pepper.
Sort of interesting, right?
(And, no, for the medical record, it does not matter if said pepper is red, green or yellow.)
This is the first baby bump glimpse Jinger has given us since her fetus turned 15 weeks old, as you can see below:
Jinger and husband Jeremy Vuolo announced they were expecting in early January.
They did so via a very cute snapshot of the couple and a sign that said, appropriately, "We're expecting."
In a follow-up statement to Us Weekly, the twosome - who got married in late 2016 - told the tabloid:
“The past 14 months have been the best of our lives as we have had the wonderful privilege of beginning our journey through life together in marriage.
"We both looked forward to the joys of marriage but neither one of us fully understood just how amazing the start of this journey would be."
Having barely even held hands prior to exchanging vows, Jinger and Jeremy eventually had the sort of sex that leads to a baby.
"Truly, the Lord’s mercies are new every morning! Now, the journey has taken an exciting turn: We are expecting our first child!" they added in this statement, concluding at the time:
"We are praising God for this beautiful gift and ask that you join us in praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy."
For the Duggar family, of course, waiting over a year after marriage to get pregnant is equivalent to a lifetime.
(By comparison, for example, Joy-Anna Duggar got pregnant just three months after getting hitched.)
As a result, some judgemental social media trolls have been shaming Jinger over her pregnancy, much to the chagrin of viewers who have followed this TLC personality since she was a young teenager.
Thankfully, in response to this new snapshot, almost all comments have been positive and supportive.
“You’re carrying high @jingervuolo! I bet it’s a girl!” predicted one excited follower.
Added another: "Omg you got a belly as if you were having a girl."
Jinger is yet to confirm the gender of her baby. We're guessing she doesn't even know what it is herself.
But we'll all find out in about 22 weeks!
Kylie may have given birth, but her big sister is still very pregnant with Stormi Webster's younger cousin. And Khloe Kardashian's been showing off her baby bump left and right.
Fans asked Khloe a ton of questions once the pregnancy news was out in the open. One fan even asked her about what it's like to have sex while pregnant.
Well, it being the week of Valentine's Day and all, Khloe decided to answer. And she didn't spare any details.
Writing on her app, Khloe Kardashian talked pregnancy sex at the end of her "Love & Lust Week."
"I have always heard that women are extra horny when they're pregnant," she wrote in response to a fan's question.
It may be the power of suggestion (like the "full moons see an uptick in crime"), or maybe it's just flaring pregnancy hormones, or maybe some age-old survival instinct to cement social bonds.
Khloe, it seems, hasn't had quite that experience.
"But for me it's been interesting."
Interesting is a vague word, but don't worry -- Khloe elaborates.
"In the beginning, sex was the same."
Of course. Before the baby bump and even after, things are usually pretty much the same, apart from abstaining from alcohol (if that's a big part of your sex life) and perhaps any unpleasant pregnancy side effects.
"As I got into my third trimester and started to get bigger," she writes, things began to change.
Beyond the obvious pregnancy changes. Her sex life took a turn for the worse.
"It became harder to have sex and a little more uncomfortable and limiting."
Khloe is quick, however, to say that baby daddy Tristan Thompson did nothing to hurt her self-image.
In fact, she writes that he has been "amazing" and "would never make me feel different in any way."
That sounds very sweet and healthy.
But she goes to say:
"I'm sure it's uncomfortable for a man to have sex with a pregnant woman too."
Of course, some men fetishize pregnancy. So congratulations, foot fetishists, there's something weirder than you out there. (Actually there are lots of things weirder, but let's not talk about oviposition kinks because we love ourselves)
"Personally, I get uncomfortable and insecure. Also, you can't move the same, so you kind of feel useless, LOL. But you just have to improvise and do the best you can."
That's pretty good advice.
Incidentally, Khloe is not the only one who's ever addressed the topic of sex during pregnancy.
According to various sex advice resources, there are a number of positions that are perfectly and should ideally be more comfortable.
One, for example, would involve a pregnant woman on her back or side. A man such as Tristan Thompson would lay on his side, with her legs draped over his hip, during intercourse. One or both parties might have their heads supported by pillows.
Even well into pregnancy, classic cowgirl position can work. If someone feels that they need a little support in order to remain comfortably upright, that same position in a comfortable chair might work. (A chair with arms for said support)
No one, pregnant or not, should ever feel pressured to have sex, of course.
Some hold irrational fears that even careful, ordinary sex will damage a fetus -- or somehow be incestuous. Most sex experts dismiss these anxieties.
Khloe Kardashian has never really shied away from frank and open discussions of sex.
She's talked about oral sex, sex in weird places, the kinds of genitals she wants in a partner (spoiler alert: not small), and even her own genitals.
(She describes herself as having a "puffy p--sy," so there you have it, people who've always wondered what Khloe Kardashian's bits looked like but were too afraid to ask)
Despite her frank openness about baby-making (well, what we'll loosely refer to as baby-making), Khloe was awfully secretive about this pregnancy.
She only debuted her baby bump a couple of months ago, and only on a recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians did Khloe confirm her pregnancy on the show.
Most of us might consider sex talk more private than who is or isn't pregnant, but most of us are not Kardashians.
Nine months of secrecy. Nine months of hiding. Nine months of holding back a barrage of selfies and life updates over social media.
Now, the dam has burst.
Kylie Jenner gave birth!!
In an announcement over Twitter and Instagram, Kylie shared that she has given birth to a healthy baby girl. She shared the news on her due date, February 4th, but actually gave birth on February 1st.
In addition to that joyous news -- and an apology to her fans for keeping this part of her life when they are accustomed to her sharing so much -- Kylie and her family revealed everything that fans had missed.
Below, you can see the numerous photos that Kylie and her family shared, including the world's first glimpse of Kim's daughter, Chicago West.
Are you ready to see the baby kick? Are you ready to see the ultrasound? Take a look!