All The Ways Naturi Naughton Hid Her Baby Bump!
Actress Naturai Naughton is with child y’all! The former 3LW member and current star of the hit series “Power” is expected to deliver her first child this July.
The 32-year-old told People, “It’s been a little surreal, but I feel really good, healthy and strong.”
Though the pregnancy came as a surprise to Naughton and her longtime boyfriend, Ben, she describes it as such a blessing.
“I feel like being pregnant and entering this new stage had made me stronger and more excited about life in general. Everything seems so much more purposeful.”
Naughton discovered she was pregnant in the middle of shooting STARZ’s “Power,” in Brooklyn. Since then, Naughton said the cast and crew have been very protective of her on set.
“They’ve been really good at keeping it on the low, but they’re also super excited. Omari [Hardwick], who plays my husband, we have kids on the show and he’s like, ‘Now you get to be experiencing motherhood in real life!’ Everyone’s been really supportive.”
Before she decided to make the announcement, Naughton started implementing a few tricks to conceal her growing baby bump on the show.
“I had maternity jeans they ordered for me, and I do a lot of tops that are peplum-style. I was amazed at how un-pregnant I could look.”
Naughton said that since she’s discovered her pregnancy, she’s started to eat healthier but she still indulges in her cravings.
“I love kale, I love strawberries and pineapples, but I’m not proud of this … I’ve been eating Cup Noodles. I really want salty, spicy things, and Cup Noodles has been really awesome. I haven’t had one since college!”
These days, Naughton is picking out colors for the baby’s nursery with her boyfriend and she said she’ll spend the summer nesting.
“It’ll just be a great summer to enjoy motherhood and this journey to motherhood. It’s a really amazing responsibility, but it’s such a blessing and that to me is worth more than anything I can imagine.”
Check out the pictures of Naturi both exposing and hiding her baby bump on the following pages.
Slimming black with a cardigan/scarf to hide the protruding bump.
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Now, I would have never suspected a thing here. But considering the fact that the bump starts closer to your uterus before protrudes out, that tutu helped her out quite a bit.
This one is pretty impressive. Perhaps there’s a spanx under there and the overlapping fabric helps to conceal. But the fact that she had a belt on top of it, is mind boogling.
Of course when we did’t know she was expecting, we wouldn’t have looked twice at this peplum number, but now that we do, it’s clear that something’s going on under there.
Big t-shirts help.
Thank you again @lawnsideedufound 4 honoring me & 4 having me share my story.Special thx2 @anitagibsonfilmz 4 bringing it together! @touched_by_tiff on Hair😘#EducationMatters #JerseyStandUp 💪🏾 #repost @anitagibsonfilmz with @repostapp ・・・ The lovely @naturi4real #teamtasha #power being honored by the #lawnsideeducationfoundation last Saturday. What a great evening of #philanthropy with the focus on #education and the need to stand up and stop waiting for government to help with what we can do ourselves. We live in a #democracy thank god and we must all participate in it. #lef #givingback #doingmore #education #gala #teachers #donors #fundraising #agbeauty #anitagibson
Awards conveniently placed in front of the belly.
#proudofUs ❤you @omarihardwickofficial !#season4 is gonna blow y'all away! #StPatricks #GhostAndTasha #powertv #Repost @omarihardwickofficial with @repostapp ・・・ 3:30am we said "Thas a wrap" on @naturi4real @josephsikora4 @ME and our incredibly special crew & teamsters. We season 4 wrapped @misslloren last night. On behalf of them & our creator @ckagbohofficial & team, i say thank you #WashingtonHeights where the storied revolutionaries lived & presently some young brilliant ones who probably don't even know it yet. And on behalf of St. Patrick, Naughton & Hardwick….i say to you, our incredible fans ALL over the world…..thank you & we will see you soon🙏🏾 #PS4
Now that we know, I think I spy a little protrusion. Black works wonders.
Open, oversized shirts.
And of course shots from the shoulders up.
Be now that the announcement has been made…no more hiding. How adorable is she! Congratulations to Naturi and Ben!