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Who’s That Girl? Guess What Former Athlete Is Having Baby!

January 18th, 2014 - By Drenna Armstrong
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That’s right, former gymnast and Olympian Dominique Dawes is having a baby!

Now, how this has gone totally unnoticed for so long is actually pretty surprising because Dawes is still very active in various communities bringing about awareness for healthy living and lifestyles.

I don’t know about you but back in the day, Dominique Dawes was everything. She was the sole Black woman on the 1996 U.S. Olympics Team and represented in a major way.  There were few young black girls at that time who didn’t want to be her: graceful and talented.

Many of us saw her during 2012 Olympics giving commentary on the Fierce Five, the Women’s Gymnastics Team, and it made us wonder, “Where has she been? What’s going on with her?”  Well, no one could find out much information but as the pregnancy news has finally come to the light (she’s actually been talking about it on Twitter for months), information is trickling in little by little.

This is allegedly Dawes’ husband, Jeff Thompson:

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He is a student advisor and religion teacher at a Catholic school in Maryland.  He and Dawes have allegedly been married since May 2013 bur unfortunately, we can’t find one picture of them together. That shouldn’t come as too much of a shock because Dominique has always been private about her personal life.  But at age 37, she’s about to have her first child!

Congratulations to Domique Dawes and her husband Jeff on their little bundle of joy on the way!

Tiki Barber & Wife Traci Lyn Johnson Welcome Baby Girl!

December 29th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Every time you say their names, the story behind how they got together quickly follows; but now is a happy time as Tiki Barber and Traci Lyn Johnson recently added an addition to their family with a bouncing baby girl.

Brooklyn Barber was born on Friday, presumably in New York City, according to US Weekly. This is the first child for 26 year old Johnson and the fifth for 38 year old Barber. The couple has been married since July 2012.

Tiki and Traci were notoriously in the news  in 2010 when Tiki announced that he and his then wife, Ginny, would be divorcing. Ginny was pregnant with their twins at the time and Traci, a then intern at NBC was at the center of the scandal. There were reports that he’d been cheating with Traci while still with Ginny and that’s why he left her, but both Tiki and Traci maintained that they didn’t start dating until after he was separated.

Either way, that’s water under the bridge now.

Congratulations on the new arrival!

Break Out The Cigars: Halle Berry And Olivier Martinez Welcome Their Baby Boy!

October 6th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Congratulations are in order to Hollywood couple Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez! The happy couple welcomed their first child into the world this weekend!

The baby boy was born in Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Saturday night, PEOPLE has learned.  This is presumably the first child for Olivier Martinez and the second for Halle Berry. We hope big sister Nahla is excited about her new role.

Halle Berry, who married Martinez in July, said of her pregnancy back in April: “This has been the biggest surprise of my life, to tell you the truth. Thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So it’s been a big surprise and the most wonderful.”

Halle, 47, has been spotted so much just hanging around the city lately (playing with her daughter, shopping, eating) and slaying like she always does that I thought there was a little more time left in the pregnancy. It seemed to have gone by pretty fast, right? Well, it may have seemed that way to us (or just me), but I’m sure Halle had gotten to the countdown point!

Congratulations to the happy family!

Eva Marcille Says Pregnancy Was A Huge Surprise

September 3rd, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Last week we delivered the shocking news that America’s Next Top Model winner Eva Marcille is expecting a her first child by her musically inclined boo, Kevin McCall. During a recent interview with HipHollywood, the glowing beauty revealed that fans weren’t the only one’s surprised by her pregnancy. She and Kevin were astonished to learn they were expecting as well.

“It was a surprise to us,” the 28-year-old mom-to-be revealed.

She went on to say that she kept her pregnancy under wraps for so long because she wasn’t sure what the outcome would be.

“You keep it under wraps because you just don’t know whatever’s going to happen, you know what I mean? I think I’ve been keeping it under wraps for so long that when it hit the fan it was like, ‘AHHH!’”

The model-turned-actress also revealed that she even hid her pregnancy from her friends.

“Everybody [was shocked]. I mean, all of my friends. I haven’t told anyone, so everyone sort of found out altogether last week.”

When it comes to what kind of parent she’ll be, Eva says she’ll definitely be protective of her new bundle.

“I think I’ll definitely be overprotective. And a very fashionable mom.”

As for the daddy-to-be, Eva predicts he’ll be a loving father.

“He’ll be a doting father.”

The beautiful couple also dished on plans for the nursery, which will be rockstar-themed. Eva remained mum on the sex of the baby though. I guess we’ll have to wait a few more months for that.

Congrats to the lovely couple!

Turn the page to watch their adorable interview.

More Baby News: Donald Faison And CaCee Cobb Welcome A Baby Boy!

August 17th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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It’ll be like starting over again as Donald Faison and his wife Cacee are the proud parents of a baby boy!

Faison tweeted on Friday that young Faison was born on Thursday and Cobb followed that tweet with her own saying it was the happiest day of her life.


This is Cobb’s first child and Faison’s fifth child. His second youngest child is 11 years old so it has been some time since he’s had a baby in the house. But “they say” raising a baby is like riding a bike and he’s had four other children so he should be good to go.

Cobb is Jessica Simpson’s best friend and as Faison told People, they spend a lot of girl time talking all things baby: “Imagine if you and your best friend were pregnant at the same time – CaCee’s loving it. They hang out all the time anyway, but now they hang out and talk baby stuff, look at baby stuff online, and go shopping for baby stuff together.”

No word on Baby Faison’s name but congratulations to Donald and Cacee on the newest addition to the already big family!

Will This One Be A Little Southern Belle? Phaedra Parks And Apollo Nida Expecting Their Second Child!

December 28th, 2012 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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This is just a week of great news now isn’t it? Not just upcoming nuptials but upcoming births too! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and her good looking hubby told People exclusively that they do indeed have another bun in the oven, the second for the couple, who brought their son Ayden into the world in 2010. She took a picture of her growing baby bump while vacaying in the Bahamas alongside her hubby and with Kandi Burruss and her man Todd, Toya Wright and her man Memphitz, Rasheeda and her man Kirk from Love and Hip Hop Atlanta and more friends and family. After showing off her curves on the show and debuting the fitness DVD Phine Body with Nida, Parks is probably going to take a break from working out that “donkey booty” so hard so that she can sit back and enjoy her pregnancy. And as the picture above shows, she’s glowing already!

And on a random side note, I will say that this pregnancy news isn’t as big of a surprise as I thought it would be for the nosy person in me, seeing as how they’ve received questions about bringing another baby into the world on the show and because while participating in this Bahamian vacation with friends and taking pics (like the one below), I did notice she was hiding in the back of them, and in one she only had her face showing. I thought it was weird, but I didn’t think too deeply into it after the fact. It all makes sense now of course! Well, congratulations are in order for the lovely couple! Phaedra is actually my favorite person on RHOA so I’m glad to see her so happy with her growing family. It’s safe to say that 2013 is going to be an amazing year for them!


Photo courtesy of Phaedra Parks and PEOPLE.

MN Year In Review: The Most Anticipated Celebrity Baby Births Of 2012

December 12th, 2012 - By madamenoire
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In MN’s Year In Review, we’re counting down our top stories as well as the biggest moments in television, music, movies, and news.

Everyone loves a new baby and in 2012, the public couldn’t wait on the birth of a handful of celebrities’ babies to goo-goo and gaga over. We can’t lie, we were pretty excited about these babes too. Check out this list of the most anticipated babies of 2012.

Wook At The Wittle Baby! Beverly Johnson’s Daughter Welcomes A Son

November 15th, 2012 - By Brande Victorian
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It is officially baby season out in Hollywood. Plus-size model Anansa Sims, the daughter of iconic black model Beverly Johnson, just became a new mommy all over again after giving birth to a baby boy on Election day. Anansa and her hubby, former NFL player David Patterson, welcomed their second child, David Bernard Patterson III, on Tuesday, November 6, according to her rep.

David entered the world at 8 lbs and 13 oz and measured 21 inches long, which would be expected considering the height of his parents. Anansa and her husband jumped the broom in 2010 and wasted no time popping out the babies. With this little cutie’s birth, the couple’s 16-month-old daughter Ava Brielle became a big sister.

Beverly Johnson told People she’s ecstatic about the birth of her grandson, saying:

“[I'm] feeling so blessed! Being a grandparent is the best!!! I am so in love! Go straight to grandparenthood!”

Check out pics of the proud parents and their little man on the next few pages. Congratulations!

Don’t Sleep! TJ Holmes And Wife Marilee Expecting New Year’s Baby

November 11th, 2012 - By Brande Victorian
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This may be sad news for some of you who still haven’t gotten over the fact that cutie TJ Holmes is off the market but the former CNN reporter and current host of BET’s “Don’t Sleep” is happy about another new development in his life, becoming a dad again.

In an exclusive interview with TheYBF, the soon-to-be daddy spilled the beans:

“Marilee and I will welcome our first child in a couple of months.  We have had two blessed years of marriage, and now, we are so excited to grow our family.”

TJ reportedly already has a son with his college sweetheart, Brooke Moore, but his family isn’t the only thing that’s growing (in a way) for the 35-year-old who married Marilee, an Atlanta attorney on March 1, 2010. The YBF says TJ’s new late-night political/newstainment show will now be an hour-long, but instead of airing every night, the show will come on weekly every Wednesday at 11pm starting November 21. That doesn’t sound like great news, but TJ will no doubt be grateful for those nights off when he welcomes his little bundle of joy in January.

So far, the couple hasn’t revealed whether they’re having a boy or a girl, but we just can’t wait to see pics. Congratulations!

Celebrity Weekend Wrap-up! Anthony Hamilton’s Latest Addition, Eve Back To The Big Screen + More!

June 10th, 2012 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Hey loves!  The celebs left me with some nice tidbits to share with you guys: there’s movie news, wedding bells, baby news and more! The wrap-up wouldn’t be complete without a little drama, right? Right. Check it out!

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