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Last week we told you that 46-year-old beauty Halle Berry is expecting her second child and it appears that The Call actress was just as shocked as we were by the news.
“I 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,” Berry gleefully told CNN‘s Alina Cho during a recent interview.
She went on to say that she is very excited and feels great.
“I feel fantastic. This has been the biggest surprise of my life to tell you the truth,” she gushed.
This will be Halle’s second child and the first that she will share with her 47-year-old French actor fiance, Oliver Martinez. Halle’s daughter Nahla Aubry, 5, is from a previous relationship Halle had with her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, who is a Canadian model. After an extended custody battle over Nahla, both Gabriel and Halle were finally able to reach an ‘amicable’ custody settlement back in November at a Los Angeles County courthouse. Details of the agreement were never officially released.
Halle and Oliver have been engaged since 2010. Last summer, news leaked that the love birds were reportedly planning a South African wedding ceremony in Cape Town, but nothing further has come of those reports since they hit the gossip circuits back in June.
This is all really exciting news! We can’t wait to see little Nahla assuming the big sister role.
Congrats, Halle and Oliver.
Last month, we put Tamar Braxton on official baby bump watch after she made an appearance on 106 and Park wearing a rather baggy one-piece Matthew Williamson jumpsuit. This morning while she and her sisters were promoting the upcoming season of Braxton Family Values during an appearance on Good Morning America, the “Love and War” singer confirmed that she and hubby Vincent Herbert are expecting their first child!
“I have a love on top. I’m pregnant,” she gleefully told the audience.
“I feel great and greedy at the same time. This is the most I’ve eaten ever,” she continued.
As far as how soon we can expect for a little Tamar or Vince to enter the world, the mom-to-be says the baby will be here in no time.
“I don’t have that many months to go. Almost there!”
Fans are ecstatic about the news and her Twitter mentions are filled with well wishes. This is amazing news for the couple as they have each expressed interest in starting a family.
In other Tamar Braxton news, during an interview with Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club, the youngest Braxton sister revealed that she will not be returning to Tiny Tonight.
“I’m not on that show anymore. Well you know, I only actually agreed to do two from the beginning. Because Tiny and I are really, really good friends. Everyone knows that. So like I told her I would do it and that was it. I’m saying that I wasn’t scheduled to do it in the first place,” she said.
She also expressed that she definitely has a problem with Claudia Jordan.
“Hell yeah. Even with your girlfriends, you just can’t sit up and talk about somebody’s man like that. You know what I mean?”
Ironically, Tamar is known for running down her sisters’ husbands, which they quickly pointed out.
“I’m growing,” she humorously replied.
We’ve very happy for Tamar and Vince!
Skip to the next page for footage of Tamar’s interview with The Breakfast Club.
Even the happiest, richest, and most famous Hollywood moms have suffered from it — it being postpartum depression (PPD). PPD can affect anyone because after a baby, so many emotions and feelings run through a new mother’s head, and with so many imbalances throughout the body, postpartum depression has actually become a very common, though temporary, disorder that a lot of women have and will suffer from. Here are 14 celebrity moms who have battled with it.
It looks like Tamar Braxton could possibly be joining the celebrity mommys club soon. In celebration of Valentine’s Day yesterday, the “Love and War” singer, accompanied by supportive hubby Vince Herbert paid a visit to the “livest audience” over at BET’s 106 and Park. During her visit she chatted it up with the hosts about her upcoming album and how it feels to work with her spouse, played a cute little game called “Know Your Boo” and treated the studio audience to a live performance.
Now we could be overthinking things, but what’s interesting to note about the youngest Braxton sister’s appearance on the show, is that overall, she made a lot of side poses. Not to mention the rather baggie Matthew Williamson one-piece jumpsuit she wore, which caused many eyebrows to raise. In addition to all of this, sources who were at the show tell the YBF that between filming, Tamar’s stylist continuously came out to adjust the waistband of her jumpsuit, as if they were attempting to camouflage or hide something. You know, like a slightly protruding baby bump!
As previously stated, we could be overthinking things and thus far, these are all speculations. But, doesn’t she appear to glowing as well? That would be wonderful news for Vince, who has made it quite obvious that he’s ready for a little one and she is the only Braxton sister that hasn’t had children yet. It seems that only time will reveal whether or not Tamar is a mommy-to-be, but we’ve officially got our eyes on “her” and we’ll keep you posted!
Check out more photos and video footage from Tamar’s 106 and Park appearance on the next page and decide for yourself. Is there a baby bump hiding under that jumpsuit?
Even the most well-known and liked celebrities in Hollywood have faced challenges like the rest of us. For some celebs it’s drug or alcohol addictions, for others it’s medical problems like fertility issues. However, troubles conceiving weren’t enough to stop these now celebrity parents from expanding their families. Here are 14 celebrities who used a surrogate to carry their baby for them.
Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance
For years Angela Bassett and her husband struggled to get pregnant and even after undergoing infertility treatment for seven years, the couple was still unable to conceive. But this didn’t stop them from starting a family of their own. In 2006, the proud parents welcomed fraternal twins named Slater and Bronwyn.
Many first time mothers become so overwhelmed after having their first child that they are often turned off to the idea of having more, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with Girl On Fire singer Alicia Keys. In a recent interview with Power 106 FM’s Big Boy’s Neighborhood, the 31-year-old singer and songwriter surprised many when she was asked if she considered having more children in the future. Here’s what she had to say:
“Actually I am. I would definitely like to have another baby. At least another one and then we’ll see from there. But not now because I gotta go on tour, this album just came out. I’m excited about it. I need everybody to hear it.”
If you recall, Alicia gave birth to her first child, Egypt Daoud Dean, whom she shares with mega producer and husband Swizz Beatz back in October of 2010 at St.-Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York. That would make her little man a little over two years old now. Another year or so and we definitely think little Egypt could be ready to be a big brother.
Motherhood seems to be working well for Alicia, and according to a statement made by Swizzy to US Weekly, the first pregnancy was nothing but “smooth sailing”.
Since Egypt’s birth, Alicia has been nothing short of expressive about how much she loves being a mother and how it has changed her life. She even credited her sleek new haircut to little Egypt.
“I’ve heard from a lot of new mothers that they cut their hair too. I thought I was kind of special and brave, but apparently it’s a new mother thing. I had been talking about cutting my hair for awhile and figuring out in which way it would feel right. I put out a song called ‘New Day’ that’s also on my album and I was just like, ‘You know what, it’s a new day, and I’m cutting this off.’ So I did it!”
Not even a year later, Alicia is ready to make another drastic hair change, perhaps as she preps for motherhood the second go-round. When asked in a recent interview if she’d ever shave her head, she said:
“I’m thinking about something like that. I’m telling you. I’m going there. I’m doing it.”
We’re happy motherhood has been so good — and stylistically freeing– to Alicia. She already has a mini Swizz, maybe she’ll get a mini Alicia next go round.
Check out the clip of her interview on the next page. Can you see Alicia rocking a shaved head with a baby bump?
Here at Madame Noire, we’re always curious about the family members behind the big celebrity names. If you haven’t noticed, we like to poke around and find photos of siblings, mothers and dads of the rich and famous. And they’re so many of ‘em to cover, we can’t do it all in one installment. So enjoy this latest installment of Celebrity Moms and let us know if you’d like us to feature anyone in the future.
Lil Wayne’s mom, Jacinda Carter, had him when she was only 19 years old. The man she remarried years later was a huge and positive influence on her son’s life; unfortunately, her husband (Wayne’s stepdad) was murdered, leaving an indelible mark on Lil Wayne.
You know what they say, mothers raise their daughters and love their sons. And the sons do sure love ‘em for it. I know way more men who dote on their moms than women do. It’s just a different relationship. Nowhere is that adoration and idolization of mothers more apparent than the relationship between rappers and their moms. They may try to act tough for their records but they always express a soft spot for their mothers. Always. Even if they’re profiting from misogynist lyrics, you can bet that half of that royalty check is going to make sure mama is happy and taken care of.
Everyone is familiar with the camera-shy Gloria Carter even though she’s generally not out and about like some rappers’ moms. Her image is weaved into many a song by her superstar son Jay-Z. She even got a coveted spot narrating the Black Album. Oh yeah, and Jay does refer to his mom as one of his best friends. Ahhhh.
Top celebrities often pay tribute to their moms. Mothers are buy nature, the nurturers of the family and most make it their mission to ensure their kids have the best. Some moms play a heavy hand in ensuring their children are successful. Mom/Managers are becoming common in the entertainment industry, and their kids are benefiting from their devotion. Here is a list of some of the top momagers in the African American community:
Jonetta Patton may be better known to the public as the mother of R&B and Pop Superstar Usher. Patton has also been the most prominent guiding hand in his career. She managed her son since he was a teen singing sensation and nurtured his career to Grammy Award winning status, until recently. Although the two have split professionally, Usher still credits his mom for helping him along his stellar journey. Patton continues to run J-Pat management with a client list that includes James Lackey or JLack, a Grammy nominated music producer, and Usher’s little brother.
Ah, the joys of motherhood. To know that you’re responsible for another little life has to be one of the most glorifying experiences (so I’ve been told).