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Moments That Proved That 2015 Was The Year Of Celebrity Dads

December 30th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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From Barack Obama’s “dad jokes” to Iman Shumpert’s surprise home delivery, these famous fathers proved that celebrity dads won 2015.

Pop Mom Daily: Rosie O’Donnell And Chelsea – Are All Adoptions Meant To Work Out?

November 2nd, 2015 - By Erickka Sy Savane
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Rosie O’Donnell has been in the news a lot lately and this time it doesn’t have anything to do with The View or her ongoing feud with Donald Trump. It’s her relationship or lack thereof with her adopted daughter Chelsea that has been making headlines again. It was only a few months ago that O’Donnell reported the teen missing, and suffering from mental health issues. Not long after, Chelsea was found at the Jersey home of a 25-year-old man who happens to have a drug-related past. Though she was eventually taken back to O’Donnell’s, now that she’s 18-years-old, and legally able to live where she wants, that’s exactly what she’s done. Chelsea is back with her ‘boyfriend’ after a short stint with her biological mom, who now claims that the adoption all those years ago, was illegal. It’s messy.

In a clip for an interview airing tonight on Inside Edition, Chelsea explains that she doesn’t love Rosie, nor does she think they will ever be a family again. Ouch. How ungrateful.

I start getting leery about adoption when I see kids turning into monsters towards those who unselfishly give them a home. I picture Chelsea being given everything, and this is how she repays Rosie. By going on TV talking about how she doesn’t even love her. Why? Because you say she kicked you out? Did it have anything to do with you hanging out with a 25-year-old man? Hmph.

But as soon as I put kids and monsters together my thoughts automatically jump to Woody Allen. Not exactly the poster child for a great adoptive parent. And let’s not forget the unforgettable film, Mommy Dearest, about the mental abuse inflicted upon the adopted daughter of famous actress Joan Crawford. It was sadly eye-opening in showing the abuses that some adopted kids endure.

Was I judging too fast?

I start thinking about my younger cousin Shai who was adopted into the family as a baby and is so well-integrated that she often forgets that she’s adopted. But she too had her issues when she was a teen. I remember a conversation we had where she said, “Some days I would be telling my mom how much I loved her and the next I was screaming, ‘I don’t have to listen to you, you’re not my real mom!’” She says that she was angry and acting out because she felt misunderstood, and often wondered if she was more like her birth family. Now 23-years-old, things changed a few years ago when her adopted mother helped her find out about her biological family. Now she knows where her birth mother lives, that her grandmother passed, and that she’s a middle child. Though a part of her is still salty that she was the only one her mother gave up for adoption, she’s comforted by the fact that she now has a sense of where she came from. Today, she’s at peace and grateful to be with a family that loves her. It worked out.

Man, when it comes down to it, the relationship between adoptive parents and their kids isn’t much different than biological families. We all have our issues. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. It’s just that biological families don’t get judged the same because they are blood. Some parents and kids don’t speak for years, and in worst case scenarios, they kill each other. When you look at it this way, Rosie O’Donnell and Chelsea aren’t doing so bad. I’m going to be optimistic and bet that in time they’ll be able to work this out.

To see Chelsea’s interview on Inside Edition tonight, check your local listings.

Erickka Sy Savané is a freelance writer and creator of THE BREW, a left-leaning social commentary blog. Check out her daily column, Pop Mom Daily, right here on Madamenoire. Before Erickka began writing she was a model/actress/MTV VJ. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Jersey City. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Ice T and Coco Are Finally Ready for Baby #1!

July 30th, 2015 - By Rich
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After 14 years of marriage, Ice T and Coco Austin explained why she is now ready to have their first child together.

“‘Thirty-five I’m going to have a child’ — I’ve been saying that my entire life,” Austin revealed to E! News. “When I got with him, I was like 35 is the number.”

But after turning 35, Austin wasn’t so sure how easy it would be to get pregnant.

“I was on the pill for 17 years,” she explained. “I got off the pill and was like ‘Hey, how are we going to do this?’ and they said it usually takes a year to regulate your body.”

“Two months later, BAM!” husband Ice T, 57, said, picking up the story. “I told her I could dial in twins if she wanted it.”

The rapper and “Law and Order: SVU” star added that he was often asked when they were going to have children.

“People were like, ‘Why isn’t she having a baby’ and she was on the pill. She doesn’t want to have one yet. The minute she gives me the green light, we’ll have a baby and it’s happening.”

The couple confirmed the news on social media earlier this week.

“I’m pregnant!!! Yah!! Ice & I are so excited! I announced it Friday on our new talkshow which airs Aug 3rd,” wrote Coco, who turned 36 in March.

She added on Instagram, “On the show I get into all the details about getting pregnant, the sex and how far along I am!! I was so overwhelmed I cried!”

Austin also shows off her “cute little tummy” and gives away the baby’s sex and how far along she is on the first episode of their Fox talk show.

But she did share that her pregnancy has been smooth so far.

“I have to say it’s been really easy breezy,” she told E! “I got sick one time and it was at night and the rest was easy peasy.”

Ice T and Coco Are Finally Ready for Baby #1!

July 30th, 2015 - By Rich
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image: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images

After 14 years of marriage, Ice T and Coco Austin explained why she is now ready to have their first child together.

“‘Thirty-five I’m going to have a child’ — I’ve been saying that my entire life,” Austin revealed to E! News. “When I got with him, I was like 35 is the number.”

But after turning 35, Austin wasn’t so sure how easy it would be to get pregnant.

“I was on the pill for 17 years,” she explained. “I got off the pill and was like ‘Hey, how are we going to do this?’ and they said it usually takes a year to regulate your body.”

“Two months later, BAM!” husband Ice T, 57, said, picking up the story. “I told her I could dial in twins if she wanted it.”

The rapper and “Law and Order: SVU” star added that he was often asked when they were going to have children.

“People were like, ‘Why isn’t she having a baby’ and she was on the pill. She doesn’t want to have one yet. The minute she gives me the green light, we’ll have a baby and it’s happening.”

The couple confirmed the news on social media earlier this week.

“I’m pregnant!!! Yah!! Ice & I are so excited! I announced it Friday on our new talkshow which airs Aug 3rd,” wrote Coco, who turned 36 in March.

She added on Instagram, “On the show I get into all the details about getting pregnant, the sex and how far along I am!! I was so overwhelmed I cried!”

Austin also shows off her “cute little tummy” and gives away the baby’s sex and how far along she is on the first episode of their Fox talk show.

But she did share that her pregnancy has been smooth so far.

“I have to say it’s been really easy breezy,” she told E! “I got sick one time and it was at night and the rest was easy peasy.”

15 Celebrities Who Believe In Home-Schooling Their Kids

April 23rd, 2015 - By Julia Austin
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There won’t be any playground “I remember them when…” stories for these celebrities’ children. Their famous parents decided the best place for their youngins to learn the three Rs was right at home. Here are 15 celebrities who believe in home-schooling.

Kimora Lee Simmons Welcomes New Baby Boy

April 15th, 2015 - By Rich
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Mompreneur and fashion icon Kimora Lee Simmons recently welcomed her fourth child, Wolfe Lee Leissner, to her adorable crew. Wolfe is Kimora and husband Tim Leisssner’s first child together and the couple seem to be excited for their new journey.

 

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In a statement to PEOPLE, the couple stated “We are filled with joy, adoration and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our son.” Simmons is the mother of girls, Ming, 15, and Aoki, 12, from her relationship with Russell Simmons and  a 5-year-old son Kenzo with Djimon Hounsou.

The clan seems to be handling co-parenting quite well, as the the children are often seen out and about with both parents. Leissner is also a father of two daughters,  ages 9 and 12, from a previous relationship.

A rep for the couple told PEOPLE that the children are “happy, excited and helping out,” which is always great to hear.

Kimora, 39, is resting as all new moms should!

 

Early Start: 15 Celebs Who Were Teen Parents

April 9th, 2015 - By Rich
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These celebrities who were teen parents include NBA stars, country music singers and runway models! Many have gone on to do amazing things with their talent and their little ones.

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Early Start: 15 Celebs Who Were Teen Parents

 

15 Celebrities Who Used Surrogates

March 14th, 2015 - By Julia Austin
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It may seem like celebrities have everything, but there is one thing many of these stars didn’t have: the ability to produce a baby on their own. These famous parents used surrogates. We wonder if the surrogates had to audition…

16 Celebrity Moms Who Might Be A Hot Mess

March 12th, 2015 - By Julia Austin
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When we think of nurturing, stable, selfless, sane women…we do NOT think of these ladies. Here are 16 of the most controversial celebrity moms around.

 

 

 

Silver Lining: 15 Celebs Who Battle Depression

March 9th, 2015 - By Rich
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The world was taken by storm when beloved actor Robin Williams took his own life. Reeling from the shock many of those in Hollywood came out to reveal their own battles with depression. Today we’d like to acknowledge their bravery and salute them as they continue to fight this mental illness in the limelight.

Here are 15 celebs who either battle depression on a daily basis or have won the battle against depression.

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Silver Lining: 15 Celebs Who Battle Depression