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Imaginary BFFs: Celebrity Friends…In Our Heads

March 11th, 2016 - By Nneka Samuel
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What is it about certain celebrities that draw us in?  It’s not just their work on the big and small screens though that plays a significant role.  Is it their likability factor?  The way they conduct themselves on the red carpet, during interviews or on social media?  For me, I think it’s their demeanor and candor outside of the work we associate them with that makes us feel like certain celebrities are our friends – at least, like Wendy Williams always says, in our heads.  Who would you add to this short list of celebrity friends in our heads?

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Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Taraji P. Henson

We’ve known and loved Taraji P. Henson for years, but the success of Empire catapulted her into superstar celebrity status. And yet, she still seems unaffected and exactly the same: cool, grateful, honest and down to earth.  Henson seems like she’d be the ultimate ride-or-die friend who will always have your back through thick and thin.  Who didn’t want to be friends with her (as well as Kerry Washington and Mary J. Blige) after seeing that Ava DuVernay-directed Apple Music commercial?

5 Ways To Build Core Strength Pre-Pregnancy So You Can Snap Back Like Teyana Taylor

February 17th, 2016 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Singer and new mom Teyana Taylor hasn’t been shy as of late when it comes to showing off her post-baby body. If you’ll recall, she had a pretty sick set of abs before baby Iman, and they’re still just as toned after baby Iman:

 

We went half on a family… 👀 Our daughter just turned 2 months. #JuniesMom – @imanshumpert

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And you know her picture was filled with astounded comments by fans and followers:

“But how is her body so fit when she had baby 2 months ago!!!???”

“Its been 5 years next Monday an my body still not right …”

“You are a freak of nature!!!”

“That’s cause tey stayed in the gym so she basically only had muscle so it was easy for her to SnapBack that’s what I’m trynna do be fit so this body can bounce back”

“her body is absolute madness”

As always, it’s not a good idea to study celebrities when it comes to how you want your own body to look. But there’s no harm in asking how one could go from giving birth in December and looking like this by February. Could be a combination of things, including breastfeeding and all that dancing she has been doing (a.k.a., exercise) now that she’s back to performing. But experts like physiotherapist Jane Simons told the Sydney Morning Herald back in 2011 that strengthening your core muscles before you get pregnant can make a major difference in how your stomach bounces back after the fact. And, to be clear, there’s a difference between having abs and having a solid core.

“When muscles are used and strengthened, they have better circulation and are more elastic – that means they recover more quickly after the birth,” Simons said. The rectus abdominis separates for all women during pregnancy to accommodate the baby. But the division doesn’t have to be an issue if you prepare.

“This separation creates a gap between the muscles which is still there after the birth – but if you keep exercising the abdominal muscles during and after the birth, this gap should close by about 12 weeks. Sometimes the separation is permanent, but isn’t usually a problem as long as the muscles are strong.”

A mother of two, Inemesit Graham, told us back in 2014 about her own experiences with diastasis recti, which is a more extreme separation of the abs.

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Her advice?

“I strongly suggest women exercise before they get pregnant. The condition comes from stomach muscles not being able to handle the internal pressure of carrying an infant. Before I got pregnant, I did not exercise regularly. If you have a strong core going into pregnancy, it will decrease your chances of developing diastasis recti. I had my sons at 23 months apart, so there was no chance of my core coming back together.”

So outside of just having a nice “snapback” after giving birth, it’s important to get that core stronger to also prevent diastasis rectus from leaving a large gap. If you’re looking for a few exercises to get you started on strengthening that area, here are a few that we hate to do, but love to do–if that makes sense. Keep your core engaged at all times, and do at least three sets (I would recommend a minute each) of the following:

Twisting Mountain Climbers

Knee Tuck Crunches

Flutter Kicks

Hip Thrust/Toe Touch Combo

Bicycles

To get you even more motivated:

 

Slow moooooooooo lol

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#JuneBug: Teyana Taylor Shares First Up Close And Personal Snap Of A Glowing Baby Iman

January 14th, 2016 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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My ovaries!

Sorry, I’m just struggling with on-again, off-again baby fever (it comes in waves and then passes very quickly…), and Teyana Taylor is not helping!

The singer and new mom shared a photo of her daughter, Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. on Instagram today. It’s the first image we’ve seen of the little one’s face since Iman was caught on camera singing “Smiley Faces” to his newborn daughter after her crazy entrance into the world (in case you missed it, Taylor went into labor in the couple’s bathroom, and Iman helped deliver her with his bare hands).

She’s only been in the world for almost a month now (she was born December 16), but Iman is already growing fast.

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The caption: “You Make My Heart Smile…#MyPrideAndJoy #JuneBug

I would definitely say that baby girl looks a lot like her mom, but others think she’s the perfect blend of both. Either way, she’s just the cutest little golden brown thing. And I love how this bundle of joy has brought Taylor and Shumpert even closer. Love–and the babies it creates–is such a beautiful thing. Am I right?

 

“#AintNoGymBih”: Teyana Taylor Shows Off Her Snap Back Six Days After Giving Birth

December 23rd, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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I love you my darling…. I'll see you soon ❤️

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Every woman recovers in a different way and at a different pace after pregnancy. Teyana Taylor just happened to “snap back” very, very fast.

Six days after giving birth to daughter Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr., Taylor decided to take to Instagram to show off her return to her pre-pregnancy body. And despite her abs making their presence known in the picture, Taylor said that she still has some work to do.

Of course, Taylor had abs of steel before getting pregnant and probably didn’t gain much outside of the weight of the baby. In case you forgot what she looked like beforehand:

Work hard, play hard.

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Surprisingly, Taylor told Enstars last year that she doesn’t really have a workout routine outside of squatting and getting on an elliptical machine. And yet, abs on abs on abs.

I would be lying if I told you that I have hardcore workouts because I really really don’t. But, I do a lot of squats, a lot of stuff like that. The elliptical is my baby because you can just be on there, go like this all day for like an hour and just have on your headphones. Just keep the booty right. But other than that, I wouldn’t know how to tell you how to work out. One time I was in the gym with this trainer, and you know how people are like, “You’re a quitter” to make you work harder. He was like, “You’re a quitter,” and I was like, “You know what? You are right. I’ma see you later. I’m about to be out. I’m hungry and I want a slice of pizza [laughs].”

Engagement, a new baby, and the return of her abs. Taylor has so much to celebrate!

Watch This Adorable Video Of Iman Shumpert Singing To His Mini Me

December 18th, 2015 - By Brande Victorian
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A day after Iman Shumpert delivered he and girlfriend Teyana Taylor’s baby girl in their home bathroom, the new mom uploaded this adorable video of the proud papa and his mini me Iman Jr., aka Junie, to her Facebook page. The video of Iman singing “Smiley Faces” is really too cute for words so just watch for yourself and be enamored like we were. Congrats again to the new parents!

Teyana Taylor Gave Birth To Her Baby Girl…In The Bathroom

December 17th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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I love you my darling…. I'll see you soon ❤️

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Teyana Taylor and her fiancé Iman Shumpert can add another chapter to their whirlwind love story. The couple welcomed their daughter into the world yesterday in a very memorable way.

Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. wasn’t delivered in the hospital, or even in the car. She came in the bathroom.

In fact, Teyana Taylor didn’t even know she was in labor.

Here’s how she recounted the remarkable story on her Instagram, just minutes ago.

On Dec 16th at 6:42am in our bathroom Junie decided she wanted to take her first breath into this world. She came out as a wonderful surprise to everyone! Not knowing I was in labor until I felt her head…it took two ten count pushes with my fiancé playing Dr and she entered this world into his bare hands! Eyes full of tears and barely able to speak to the emergency operator @imanshumpert tied a pair of red headphones around the umbilical cord and the ambulance made there grand entrance 5 min later. She opened her eyes right away, gazed into mine and never cried! He handed her to me wrapped in our bath towel and wiped her face for me to see what LOVE really is. She has blown Christmas away! Our family is complete. Her blueprint will be unmatched. Welcome Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. Mommy carried you. Daddy delivered you. #MeetTheParents we love you baby girl💂🏾🐞👶🏾

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A quick and virtually painless birth?! Amazing!

We’re sure this little girl will ask to hear about her birth story over and over again. It’s completely fascinating. Kudos to Daddy Iman for coming through in a clutch.

And congratulations to this couple on their new family.

Teyana And Iman Take Their Love To The Small Screen [Watch]

November 16th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert have half on more than a baby—they have also been collaborating musically.

Sunday, Shumpert debuted the music video for his latest track “Promised,” which features his R&B-singing fiancée. On the rap track, which the Cleveland Cavaliers guard says is about keeping his “promise” to the people he loves, was recorded a year and a half ago.

“The crazy thing about it is when I was writing it, I was speaking figuratively,” said the 25-year-old. “Teyana didn’t add her part until right before the playoffs last year.”

A very pregnant Taylor stars in the video alongside Shumpert.

“With everything that was going on it just started to line up in my mind, I kind of envisioned what was happening and timed it up accordingly,” he explained.

Check out the video below. Let us know your thoughts.

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Watch The Moment Iman Proposed To Teyana Taylor

November 10th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Over the weekend, we reported that Iman Schumpert and Teyana Taylor got engaged.  Yay!

Teyana posted photos of herself posing with the ring, as most newly engaged women do. And that was certainly proof enough.

But there’s nothing like seeing that special moment when a woman realizes the man she loves is about to ask her to spend the rest of their lives together.

Too precious.

Teyana recently posted the moment on her Instagram page. Check it out in the video below.

Priceless….❤️

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He Put A Ring On It: Teyana Taylor & Iman Shumpert Are Engaged

November 8th, 2015 - By Ashley Monaé
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After dating for over a year and announcing their pregnancy in September, parents-to-be, Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert are now engaged.

Last night (Nov. 7), Taylor’s baby shower at Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art turned into a surprise engagement party when her NBA beau got down on one knee asking for her hand in marriage. And of course, the “Maybe” singer immediately said yes.

So now in addition to a burgeoning bundle of joy a.k.a. Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr., Teyana has a huge ruby red engagement ring on her finger.

Congratulations to Teyana and Iman on starting their own family!

 

Did Y’all See? Surprise Pregnancies And Shade

September 4th, 2015 - By Raven Carter
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This week was full of surprises, from pregnancies to shade.

Two celebrity couples announced that they’re expecting out of nowhere: Ne-yo and his lady Crystal, whom he also recently proposed to, and Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert. Unfortunately another issue that came out of nowhere was James Bond author Anthony Horowitz declaring Idris Elba “too street” to play the 007 lead. What do you make of all of these tales? Watch and weigh in with the editors on this week’s episode of Did Y’all See?