Archive for the ‘pregnancy’ Category

Meghan Markle: Endangering Her Unborn Baby By Traveling to Zika Zones?

As you've likely heard by now, Meghan Markle is pregnant with her first child.

And as you may have also heard, she and Harry are currently touring the globe on their first official royal tour.

Meghan Markle with a Purse

Sources say Meghan chose to announce her pregnancy on Monday due to the fact that she knew she wouldn't be able to conceal her bump as she spends the next several weeks posing for photo-ops with peasants.

Duchess Meg is already in her second trimester, and insiders say her bump was visible at Princess Eugenie's wedding on Saturday.

She and Harry shared the big news with family and friends at the reception and filled the rest of the world in just 48 hours later.

It's the Parents-to-Be!

So now Preg Meg is now free to travel and wear whatever she wants without some dusty Australian needling her with questions while fending off an eight-foot spider with his didgeridoo.

Yes, Meghan and Harry are currently Down Under, where they've spent the past couple days reassuring drought victims that God hasn't abandoned them, despite the obvious fact that these poor bastards live in Australia.

(Just kidding, Aussies! Throw another shrimp on the barbie for us!)

A Beautiful Duchess

Unfortunately, the next stops on their agenda have led to serious concerns about the health of Meghan's unborn baby.

First, the royal couple will hit New Zealand, where they'll probably be forced to pretend to give a sh-t as Peter Jackson gushes about some lame-ass Lord of the Rings trivia.

Then it's off to Fiji and Tonga, both of which are still considered "Zika zones" by the CDC.

Prince and Duchess

You don't hear much about Zika in the news these days, mainly because it's not much of a problem in the developed world.

But apparently, pregnant women are still advised to exercise extreme caution in Fiji and Tonga.

Insiders say Harry and Meg  “sought medical advice� before the trip and decided the risks are minimal.

Ogling Her Prince

That may sound dicey, but to be fair, royal doctors are probably in a class all their own.

Harry can probably just pop in and pick out a new organ from his clone whenever he feels like it, then grab a handful of stem cells from the receptionsist's desk on his way out.

The same genius who's been keeping the Queen alive for the past century likely hit Meghan with a super-secret vaccine, and then everyone shared a laugh about how he could totally do something about Prince Charles' ears but chooses not too for the lulz.

Nothing to worry about!

Paola Mayfield Skewers Body-Shamers With Bathtub Baby Bump Photo

90 Day Fiance star Paola Mayfield is pregnant with her first child. She and Russ are overjoyed.

Some of her more hateful followers have tried to body-shame her over her pregnancy, demanding that she cover up her baby bump.

Pao is hitting back with a photo of her wearing nothing at all -- except rose petals.

Paola Mayfield in a Rose Petal Bath

Paola shared this stunning photo of her very naked, very pregnant body in a rose petal bath.

In the captions, she made it clear that this is how she has chosen to clap back at her body-shamers.

"People have asked me if I‘m ever going to wear more clothes," Pao's caption begins.

She continues: "my answer is... do rose petals count?"

Paola remains an absolute delight, just as she was when she wrecked the shamers who told her to stop exercising.

Paola Mayfield Gives a Baby Bump Update

Paola has kept her fans updated on her pregnancy and her baby bump all along.

Her caption continues with a recommendation that others try a bath like hers.

"You too could benefit from this home spa," Paola suggests.

She adds that her bath is "with rose petals, coconut milk, and sea salt bath."

So, you might need a shower after such a bath if you really want to get clean.

Paola says that the bath is "perfect to keep my skin soft and my muscles relaxed."

The Mayfields

In case anyone had any doubts about who had taken the picture, she gives credit where credit is due.

"Thank you baby for my photo @russ_mayfield," Paola writes.

In case it was not obvious, the photographer she tagged was none other than her husband, Russ Mayfield. His name's right there.

Paola then tagged her post: "#momtobe #homespa #proudofmypregnantbody #90dayfiance #babybump"

She's a fitness model and she's proud of her body.

Paola is in no hurry to cover up her curves, even if one of them is just a baby bump.

Paola Mayfield, Beach Booty

Naturally, Paola's body-shamers weren't done trying to scold her into hiding her body.

"Eeeeww," exclaimed a super mature critic. "Still seeking attention in most unflattering ways...."

"Save this type of photograph for your husband," demanded another. "And only your husband. Nothing worse than a thirsty pregnant woman. I really want to like you."

Really? In all of the things in the world, there's nothing worse than a pregnant woman who's unashamed of her body?

"Why the need to seek so much attention?" wrote another. "If you really were secure & didnt give a rats f--k you wouldn't have to seek attention being half naked...just sayin."

She's a fitness model, she cares about keeping her fans updated, and she's a reality star.

Paola Mayfield and Russ Mayfield Flaunt Pao's Bump

But Paola also has her genuine fans.

"I don't think anything is wrong with you being naked and pregnant," wrote one defender.

That person continued: "Those who are asking about you wearing clothes are probably jealous."

"Who cares about clothes?" asked another. "Motherhood is beautiful and so are you!"

Another wasn't technically a critic, but offered a very different sort of positive feedback: "Those tatas are getting huge!! I love it!!"

Charming.

Paola Mayfield: Look at My Baby Bump!

"Wow !!! I guess Russ has really lightened up," commented another.

"Before he would have made a big fuss about you being in such a photo," that person noted. "Now he not only allows it but hes the one taking the photo !!!"

Yes, it looks like Russ has gotten past at least some of his weird hangups about Paola's job.

"Omg! All these babies," wrote a commenter. "Yours, Karine with a rainbow baby, elizabeth, aziza."

Those are all 90 Day Fiance stars with 90 Day Fiance babies.

"Giant baby boom on TLC," the commenter continued. "Can’t wait to see them all lined up."

Mercedes Javid: Pregnant With First Child!!

In April, Mercedes "MJ" Javid and longtime boyfriend Tommy Feight were married after years of ups and downs.

Now, this Shahs of Sunset couple has even bigger news.

They're expecting their first child!

Mercedes Javid and Tommy Feight in Fake Snow

Us Weekly reports that Shahs of Sunset star Mercedes Javid is pregnant!

She and her husband, Tommy Feight, are expecting their first child together.

According to the tabloid's source, the couple first told Mercedes' mother.

They then told the rest of the cast of Shahs of Sunset on Thursday, October 4 while filming the reunion special.

This is amazing news!

Mercedes Javid and Tommy Feight

Mercedes has previously spoken about in-vitro fertilization and the sensibility of freezing one's eggs.

"I really want all women who are single and 35 years old to run to their fertility doctors and get it done," she suggests.

This is, of course, only directed at those who want to have children.

"I just think it’s really awful to wait and put it off until you’re over 40," she confesses.

Mercedes says that she feels this way "because you’re just increasing your odds and you’re just making it harder for yourself."

"And don’t worry about the costs," she says, possibly forgetting that not everyone is rich.

Mercedes "MJ" Javid

Earlier this summer, she had "almost completed the [IVF] progress," sources said.

"it is a lot of hormones that can make us feel crazy," she admits, referring to the hormone injections one receives prior to getting eggs harvested.

"The truth is that I have a lot of ups and downs," she confesses. "Moment to moment, especially on the hormones from IVF stuff."

"You retain a lot of water," she cautions those who would heed her advice and walk in her footsteps.

"You feel really great one moment and then terrible another moment," she adds.

Yep. Hormones can make a person go a little nuts for a while.

Tommy Feight

"That’s the reason why I share because," Mercedes begins.

She says: "In my Instagram Stories for instance, I’ll say, ‘I don’t feel good today, but I want everyone else to know not to beat themselves up, to be kind to yourself and know that those days happen to everyone.’"

"That’s how we connect to people," Mercedes explains.

It always feels good to help others by using your own experiences.

"If you’re going through something and you and I share that," she reasons. "[That’s] how much we just closed the gap between the two of us."

Mercedes Javid: 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Mercedes Javid and Tommy Feight have had, as we mentioned, some ups and downs during the course of their tumultuous relationship.

So some may be nervous about these two stars in particular being responsible for a new, tiny, helpless human being.

But it is the hope of fans that the fact that they decided to finally tie the knot is a sign that they had worked out previous issues and are a happier, healthier couple.

This is amazing news. We're just sorry that her late father isn't around to meet this granchild.

We can't wait to watch Shahs of Sunset online and, hopefully, see MJ's co-stars react to her huge news.

Emily Simpson Opens Up About Suffering 4 Miscarriages in 5 Years

On this week's episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Emily Simpson revealed that she almost died.

Emily explained that she had four miscarriages in five years.

Now, she is opening up about her experiences with tragedy.

Emily Simpson and Baby Annabelle

On The Real Housewives of Orange County, Emily's Mother-in-law Pary did her best to dissuade her from trying for another baby.

"Your body couldn't handle it before," Pary reasoned. "Can it handle it now?"

Pary reminded her: "You almost died."

"I know," Emily acknowledged. "I forget that sometimes."

She explains her sad personal history to the camera.

Emily Simpson Wears Stripes

"It was very difficult for me to have children," Emily revealed. "Over the course of about four years, I had five miscarriages."

"And then Shane and I did in vitro," she adds. "I carried twins until about four months, and then I went into labor, and I lost them."

That is absolutely heartbreaking.

"I remember laying in the hospital bed, needing a blood transfusion 'cause I lost so much blood," Emily shares.

"And I remember thinking to myself, 'Wow, this is what it feels like to die.' I can just picture it. I can picture the hospital room," Emily says.

Emily Simpson Wears Red Velvet

"I can picture the lights, I can picture the nurses," Emily describes. "They were all crying. It was the hardest thing I've ever been through"

"I still have nine embryos left," she shares. "Embryos, not eggs. Embryos"

"I've always wanted to have more than one girl," Emily shares.

"Sara and I were so close growing up that we just had that bond," she adds. "It was just the two of us."

Emily adds: "She's my best friend even now."

Emily Simpson Image

"My mom had a lot of issues," Emily continues. "a lot of things she was dealing with when my sister and I were growing up,"

"So," she says. "That's really why my sister and I connect so much and on such an emotional level."

"We've just been through a lot of things together," she explains.

Emly says: "I wanna give that same thing to Annabelle that I had with Sara."

But her husband is adamant that Emily not risk another pregnancy, saying: "No."

Emily Simpson Is Upset

On Instagram, Emily teased the episode by opening up about her own experiences.

"October marks pregnancy and infant loss awareness month," Emily begins.

She continues: "It was a time in my life when I never felt so ALONE"

"It’s a difficult episode for me to watch," she says of this latest episode.

"But I hope sharing my journey brings light and awareness to such a difficult and taboo subject," Emily explains.

"And," she writes. "Hopefully helps other women out there feel less ALONE"

Emily Simpson Smiles

"TAG your friends, family or any other women out there who may be dealing with the same issues," Emily suggests. "Let’s support one another."

That is not always good advice. For some, miscarriages are very personal. Others simply will not welcome the reminder.

"THANK YOU to my beautiful sister @ms_moffitt for sacrificing so much to carry all three of my children for me when my body failed me," Emily shares.

That is Sara Moffitt, the same sister with whom she has a close bond. That is clear.

"And," she concludes, thanking "my husband @shanesimps for being by side through it all."

Paola Mayfield Shows Off HUGE Baby Bump!

90 Day Fiance stars Russ and Paola Mayfield are expecting their first child. Fans are thrilled for them.

Pao isn't hiding her growing baby bump -- she's been putting it on display.

Now, she's sharing a major update, and Russ is giving her a little help. Take a look:

Paola Mayfield is Glowing

Back in August, Paola flaunted her baby bump in a barely-there bikini in an instagram video.

Pao isn't just a reality star -- she is a fitness model by trade.

It really shows.

But though her abs may be incredible, her baby bump continues to grow and take an effect on her body.

Take a look at this update that she shared on Monday, October 1.

For October, her baby bump is now pumpkin-sized.

Paola Mayfield and Russ Mayfield Flaunt Pao's Bump

"Our protector," Paola captioned this photo. "We love you."

Obviously, Paola still looks great.

We'll get to see her profile in a moment, but can we talk about Russ' presence in the photo.

He's being careful to not overshadow Paola -- which is good.

Fans are there to see her and her baby bump, specifically.

Considering that it wasn't that long ago that fans perceived that Russ wanted Paola to cover up on Instagram, this looks like relationship progress.

Paola Mayfield Gives a Baby Bump Update

"My little angel is growing healthy and stronger," Paola captioned this pic. "I can't wait to meet you."

From this angle, you can really see that bump's growth, folks!

Some fitness models make fans and followers concerned with how little their bodies seem to outwardly change during pregnancy.

Paola is still very clearly fit, but her baby bump isn't hiding, either.

In this baby bump update (or "bumpdate," as absolutely no one is calling it), Pao's bump is visibly larger.

It also looks like her legs are a little wider -- which is by no means an insult, and is very healthy for both her and the baby.

Paola Mayfield Shows Her Baby Bump in a Yellow Dress

Paola and Russ have been married since 2013.

Previously, the two of them suffered a miscarriage. The tragedy was compounded when it led to some marital friction.

Pao felt that Russ was not there for her, emotionally, while Russ accused her of shutting him out.

That added to their preexisting issues -- mostly conflict over Russ' discomfort with Paola's modeling work.

Said dispute has been an ongoing storyline on 90 Day Fiance.

Fortunately, they worked through the fallout from the miscarriage and seem to be in a much better place in every way.

Paola Mayfield, Pregnant and Loving It

Paola has received some shaming, unfortunately, since her pregnancy.

Some people -- even those who might claim to be her "fans" -- think that pregnant folks should cover up their baby bumps.

Others hope that she quits modeling altogether now that she's becoming a mother.

Yes, there are still people in this world who have a real problem with working moms.

But these were the same people who were giving her a hard time for modeling before she was pregnant.

Paola Mayfield Shows Her Covered Baby Bump

When you look at this photo, from just a matter of weeks ago, you can really see how much Paola's body is changing.

This is such exciting news for her.

Some days, it seems that almost none of the couples on 90 Day Fiance get their happily ever after.

(Some are downright miserable -- and others turn out to be criminals)

We wish all the best to Paola and Russ and their baby boy.

Deena Cortese Shares Babymoon Photo, Gets Mom-Shamed

This summer, Jersey Shore fans rejoiced at the news that Deena Cortese is pregnant with her first child!

Now, she is flaunting her baby bump while pregnant and on vacation. Some of her followers worry that she's endangering her unborn son.

Deena hasn't even given birth yet, but she's already being mom-shamed.

Deena Cortese on Her Babymoon

"Cheers, b--ches!" Deena wrote in the caption of her Instagram post.

"Yesss this drink is virgin," Deena clarified, adding: "(Which means NON alcoholic)."

We shudder to think what some followers might assume that she meant when calling her drink a virgin.

"Lol I can’t believe I need to specify that in a post," Deena laments.

Drinking alcohol while pregnant is no laughing matter, but one would hope that everyone would know better.

Deena Cortese Cheers on Her Babymoon

"Don't drink wile prego," demanded one follower who seemed concerned that Deena lacked common sense.

"She's an afordable (sic) pregnant meatball but i thougbt (sic) you couldn't fly when pregnant," wrote another commenter who was mostly intelligible.

"You are the cutest Deena," said another. "But i wish u knew not to fly while that big."

Just for the record, it's generally considered safe -- with a physician's approval -- to fly before you hit 36 weeks of pregnancy.

Pregnancy lasts for about 40 weeks, and Deena isn't due until December. We can't imagine that she's taking silly risks.

Deena Cortese and Husband Christopher Buckner

Early this summer, Deena shared the good news with the world.

"Chris and I Decided to wait until we were ready to spill the beans!" she revealed.

"Now that we are safely into our second trimester," Deena told her fans and followers. "Us and our little monkey are ready to tell the world Our little family is growing!"

They even know what gender they're expecting.

"We have a sweet little boy on the way," she revealed.

Deena Cortese and Christopher Buckner

"We Are truly blessed and our hearts are filled with so much joy and happiness," Deena gushed.

She then went on to reveal their due date.

"December can't come soon enough!" she announced.

"Daddy and Mommy can't wait to meet you Christopher John," Deena said.

She added: "You are going to be the most spoiled little boy ever!!!!"

Deena Cortese Baby Bump

That is all great to hear.

Jersey Shore isn't exactly the reality show where you'd expect to find the world's best mothers.

Actually, most reality shows fall under that umbrella. What makes a good parent and what makes an entertaining reality TV personality are almost mutually exclusive qualities.

But we should remember that reality stars, most of them, are actors who are playing a role on camera for money, even if it isn't exactly scripted.

We should also remember that Deena was at a different place in her life a decade ago. (Weren't we all?) She has done a lot of growing up since then.

Save your mom-shaming for the parents who deserve it, please.

Porsha Williams: I’m Pregnant… and Scared!

Porsha Williams has a reason to be excited.

And also a reason to be apprenhensive.

And it's actually the same reason for both emotions...

Porsha Williams and Boyfriend

... the reality star is PREGNANT!

The veteran Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member is expecting a child with boyfriend Dennis McKinley, she gushes to People Magazine.

“When I found out I was pregnant, I was excited [but] I had mixed feelings," Williams explains, expounding on the reason why:

"The other feeling that I had beside excitement was fear.

"I’ve had a miscarriage before in my past, which I’ve also been open about because I suffer with fibroids and had to have a myomectomy.

So just the fear of, ‘Is the baby going to be okay? Will I make it full term?’ All those questions that you ask if you’ve had a miscarriage before."

(A myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids. These common noncancerous growths appear in the uterus, typically during childbearing years.)

Porsha Williams at Film Premiere

At the time Willams gave this interview to People, she had not yet had an official medical scan of the baby.

She said she'll feel far more relaxed and be able to "wrap my mind around" being a mother once everything comes back okay.

No matter what, however, she stressed that she has the greatest partner imaginable in McKinley.

This is what she said to People about him:

“The thought of me getting that blessing after praying for it for so long and getting that blessing with someone who is just as excited as me - it’s Dennis’ first child, just like me - and it’s something we’ve both always wanted...

"It’s like a dream come true.�

Porsha Williams Selfie

Williams wasn't even done saying amazing things about her man, who she started dating a few months ago after having known him for years;

“I believe he’s probably shed more tears during the process than me. It’s just the sweetest moment of my life right now.�

It sounds like Porsha had basically given up hope of becoming a mother.

She wasn't really trying to get pregnant, but then... presto!

Amazing, right?

Porsha Williams in 2017

“The pregnancy came from the left, but it definitely has brought us closer together because you realize when it sets in that you are actually bringing a life to this world, that you have become family overnight,� the reality star said.

She concluded:

“So now a lot of the things that we had talked about are a reality, and we work really hard at wanting to be a good couple and build a strong foundation for our new family that we’re going to have."

CONGRATULATIONS TO PORSHA WILLIAMS!

Jessica Simpson: Pregnant with Baby #3! (And We Know the Gender)

Jessica Simpson has a very special reason to be singing a very happy tune right about now:

The large-breasted artist is expecting her third child!

Jessica Simpson with Husband

Simpson herself confirmed this exciting and unexpected news on Tuesday morning via a couple of unique and revealing Instagram photos.

They featured her two kids - Ace Knute, 5, and Maxwell “Maxi� Drew, 6 - along with a bunch of balloons that helped break this special story... and which revealed the impending baby’s gender.

First, there was this picture, which included the simple caption of "SURPRISE."

balloons and kids

Then, there was the following picture and the affiliated caption, the latter of which reads as follows:

This little baby girl will make us a family of five. We couldn’t be happier to announce this precious blessing of life.

How great for Eric, Jessica and their two toddlers, right?!?

revealed gender

Back in April, Simpson opened up to Entertainment Tonight in April about her marriage of four years and the couple’s children, admitting at the time she had “baby fever."

However, she also admitted that having another one “would definitely have to be a bit of a miracle" and quipping:

"We always practice."

It's unclear why Simpson made the "miracle" reference; we don't know if she was referring to any sort of medical condition or just her age, as 38 is a tad old to be getting pregnant.

But it's certainly not unheard of for a 38-year old to be expecting, something Simpson herself can now happily attest to.

Some Cleavage

Meanwhile, for whatever reason, Simpson has often been the victim of some serious online mom-shaming.

The very last time we wrote about her, for instance, she was receiving flak for playing around in the water with her injured son.

Prior to that, total strangers were aghast that Simpson let her five-year old wear makeup.

There was also the time these same trolls called Jessica out for dressing her daughter as a mermaid.

So we're very glad to see that Simpson and Johnson did not let the haters win.

Quite the opposite, in fact.

They're here to now tell those haters to basically suck it because they are about to bring another child into the world and they don't care what anyone has to say about it.

Jessica Simpson and Family

Elsewhere, we don't know exactly when Simpson is due, but she must be somewhat far along if she already knows the gender of the baby.

An utrasound revealing this information is typically done at 20 weeks, but an older mother (and 38 does qualify as older, in this context) can have certain blood tests done that will also reveal the sex closer to 12 or even 10 weeks.

We're sure Simpson will keep us well apprised of her pregnancy progress over the coming days, weeks and months.

For now, allow us to simply say the following:

CONGRATULATIONS!

Carrie Underwood Opens Up About Trio of Heartbreaking Miscarriages

Carrie Underwood is pregnant with her second child.

The singer made this exciting announcement about six weeks ago, alerting the world to her expecting state.

But the former American Idol champion revealed in a CBS Sunday Morning interview yesterday that she could have made this same announcement at multiple points in the recent past.

Carrie Underwood on CBS

Tragically, however, Underwood never got the opportunity to do so -- because she suffered three miscarriages over the course of these last two years.

“I’d kind of planned that 2017 was, you know, going to be the year that I work on new music, and I have a baby,� said Underwood in this emotional Q&A. “We got pregnant early 2017, and didn’t work out.�

Underwood and husband Mike Fisher are parents to a three-year old named Isaiah.

This sit-down marked the first time Underwood has opened up about her attempts to give him a brother or sister.

An artist who has always been candid about her faith, Carrie said she turned to religion during these difficult times.

"And that was the thing, in the beginning, it was like, ‘Okay, God, we know this is, just wasn’t Your timing. And that is all right. We will bounce back and figure our way through it."

Underwood

After suffering a second miscarriage in 2017 and then a third in 2018, “at that point, it was just kind of like, ‘Okay, like, what’s the deal? What is all of this?'� said Underwood.

We really can't imagine what she and Fisher must have been going through. How horrible.

“I had always been afraid to be angry,� Underwood said to Tracy Smith of her reaction, explaining her mindset as follows:

“Because we are so blessed. And my son, Isaiah, is the sweetest thing. And he’s the best thing in the world. And I’m like, ‘If we can never have any other kids, that’s okay, because he’s amazing.’

"And I have this amazing life. Like, really, what can I complain about? I can’t. I have an incredible husband, incredible friends, an incredible job, an incredible kid. Can I be mad? No."

But when Underwood thought she might be having yet another miscarriage this time?

Carrie Underwood is Pregnant

"I got mad," she admitted.

Underwood said she kept wondering why she kept getting pregnant when the pregnancies could never make it to term, even talking to God at one point about what the heck was going on.

“For the first time, I feel like I actually I told God how I felt,� she said.

“That was like a Saturday - and the Monday I went to the doctor to, like, confirm, another miscarriage. And they told me everything was great!

"He heard me."

Thank goodness, right?

Carrie Underwood at the 2018 CMTs

Underwood also suffered a nasty fall late last year and had to get 50 stitches in her face.

She was very honest with fans afterward, talking about how different she looked and felt and how she was even afraid to be seen in public.

"It was … a very soul-searching year for me,� Underwood recently told Redbook, adding:

“There were some personal things that happened. And I had the accident and all of that to get through … and just life. Life is full of ups and downs, and I might have had a few more downs than ups last year."

Maybe.

But now things are looking very far up for Carrie and Fisher. We wish them the best!

Catelynn Lowell: Pregnant with Baby #3!

Back in late August, Catelynn Lowell said she had big news she would soon share.

We speculated at the time.

We wondered at the time.

We hoped at the time.

We thought... maybe, possibly: Could Catelynn be pregnant?

It was just a guess, but Catelynn and husband Tyler Baltierra have now confirmed it was an accurate one:

The couple is expecting another child!

Scroll down to learn more about this blessed development, including quotes from the Teen Mom veterans and history of how the couple got here.

1. It's True!

Catelynn lowell pregnant pic
Catelynn Lowell is expecting her third child! She made the exciting announcement via this beautiful photo.

2. And It's Shocking!

Catelynn lowell and tyler baltierra 2018 selfie
Or at least very surprising. For reasons we'll get to later, fans have been concerned about the state of Catelynn and Tyler's marriage ever since watching the trailer for Teen Mom OG.

3. For What Reason?

Tyler baltierra and catelynn lowell at the vmas
Because Tyler says the following in an upcoming scene from Season 8: "If someone asked me, ‘Are you happy in your marriage?’I would say, ‘Absolutely not.'"

4. You Can Watch Him Say It Here:

Teen mom og season 8 watch the trailer
Doesn't sound like a man anxious to expand his family with his wife, does it?

5. But Those Episodes Were Filmed Months Ago

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In other words: That was then, this is now, and now Catelynn says the following to Us Weekly: "The big news is that we are expecting our rainbow baby. This baby is our rainbow after the storm. I’m super excited."

6. Wait, There Was a Storm?

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Yes. Catelynn and Tyler have been through A LOT. Back in February 2018, they confirmed that Catelynn had suffered a miscarriage the month before.
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Bekah Martinez: Accidentally Pregnant with First Child!

Attention, Bachelor Nation:

Bekah Martinez has a very important announcement to make.

And also a very cute, precious, exciting and special announcement to make.

Bekah Martinez Instagram Picture

In case this opening, or the headline above, didn't make it obvious enough, the announcement is this:

MARTINEZ IS PREGNANT!

The 23-year old former Bachelor suitor confirmed the developing fetus inside her womb in an interview with PureWow, admitting to the outlet that she and boyfriend Grayston Leonard were not planning a pregnancy.

But certain things happen when you have sex without any protection and here they are now.

“I was in disbelief and thought, ‘Is this really happening?’" Martinez confessed in a moment of honesty, saying she learned she's expecting a child just three months into her relationship.

She continued:

“I immediately called Grayston and then went across the street to the Dollar Tree and bought two more pregnancy tests. They, of course, were both positive.”

Bekah Martinez is Pregnant!

Martinez revealed to the world that she was dating Leonard in July, amidst speculation that she was schedule to appear on season 5 of Bachelor in Paradise.

She entered the spotlight earlier this year by becaming one of the youngest contestants to compete on the ABC dating series when she vied for Arie Luyendyk Jr. 's heart during season 22.

Then, in one of the strangest things to ever happen in human history, we learned that Martinez was reported missing while she was on the program because her mother had no clue where she was when she went off to film.

Bekah's mom then watched her daughter on The Bachelor and was like, oh, good, she's safe.

But back to the pregnancy;

“I’ve just come to such a point of accepting it and embracing it and being excited and telling people and all that,” Martinez says in a YouTube video, reiterating:

“I was just in such a state of shock when I found out.”

Bekah Martinez, Boyfriend

The reality TV, who is due in January of 2019, told PureWow that she thinks “pregnancy is better than Bachelor in Paradise," adding a joke as follows:

"Although I’m probably equally as sweaty, exhausted, nauseous, stressed out and emotional, at least I don’t have to worry about finding a man. I already have that one covered."

And what does that man think of the news?

"As it’s gone further, almost every day becomes happier for me,” he says.

“She’s got a little bump now. Her belly button’s starting to push out. It’s like all of these things make it really fun and real. It’s this transforming moment from ‘If I have to, I’ll do it. I’ll be a good dad."

Bekah, who is very good looking, as you can see down below, says she was never certain about love or marriage or relationship.

She has struggled at times with what she wants in that aspect of her life.

Bekah Martinez Shows Some Skin

When it comes to kids, however?

"It’s the one thing that I’ve known with certainty for so long. I’ve gone back and forth on the idea of marriage and relationships, but I’ve always felt sure that I want to be a mom."

Not a wife?

Bekah is in no rush to make anything official, saying;

"It's a horrible idea for us to consider with all of the hormones and the stress we're experiencing. The last thing we need is to consider another commitment on top of what we're already going through...

"Regardless, we're bound together by sharing this little life."

Khloe Kardashian: So Discouraged By Weight Loss Roadblocks!

Last month, Khloe Kardashian confessed that she just can't shake this baby weight.

Oh, she had already lost about 30 pounds, but she said that she had hit a roadblock in her weight loss and was struggling.

Now, weeks later, she's offering more details on her post-baby struggle.

Khloe Kardashian Ponders Life

Writing on her app, Khloe Kardashian talks about the feeling of being unable to lose weight after giving birth to baby True.

"I get really discouraged," Khloe admits.

For several years, now, she has built her brand on her body's dramatic transformation.

And now she feels like that can never happen again.

"I try to remind myself how long it took the first time to lose all my weight," Khloe shares.

Khloe Kardashian Post-Pregnancy

Khloe is offering new details about her personal body goals.

"I have about 17 pounds left to lose," Khloe reveals.

She doesn't give exact stats on her current weight, but it sounds like her total weight loss objective after baby True is 50 pounds.

"And then," Khloe shares. "I want to tighten my muscles back up."

Of course. Fitness is about so much more than what number pops up when you step onto a scale.

Khloe's revenge body is more than just an absence of unwanted fat.

True's Mom

Khloe makes it clear that she's not just sitting around wishing really hard to lose weight -- she is trying.

"I’m still eating healthy (when I can) and working out," Khloe explains.

Of course. But even after your physical recovery from pregnancy, being a full-time mom means less time to workout. You're on your baby's schedule, now.

Khloe writes that she is doing her best "but some days are harder than others."

A lot of people, new moms or not, can relate.

And, in Khloe's case, she's dealing with a baby who constantly needs to feed or be changed at all hours of the night. Some days, it gets to you.

Cradling True

Fortunately, Khloe isn't obsessing over it (or so she says).

"But, for now," Khloe clarifies. "I’m just not putting pressure on myself and enjoying being a mommy."

That sounds like a very healthy choice. Especially considering how much being a parent can wear you down.

"I know I’ll hit my fitness goal," Khloe affirms. "And it will feel soooo good."

We don't doubt it for a minute.

Khloe Kardashian on Insta

In June, celebrity trainer Don Brooks told Us Weekly that Khloe and her disgraced baby daddy Tristan Thompson work really well when they exercise together.

Brooks shared that Khloe and Tristan "kind of feed off the energy of each other."

(Side note: if you've seen that recent viral tweet about what it's like to date in L.A., this line may have made you think of it)

"Him being a professional athlete champion," Brooks admitted. "He performs at a higher level."

Well, that explains why so many women were eager to be his mistress. (Kidding ... sort of)

Brooks explains how that contributed to Khloe being even more fit, saying: "He pushed her to reach that level."

Jamie Otis Suffers Another Miscarriage, Remains Determined to Have a Baby

Jamie Otis is a woman on a mission.

But that mission has taken another tragic turn for the terribly unfortunate.

Jamie Otis and Gracie

The former Married at First Sight cast member, who is the mother to a beautiful daughter named Gracie and who suffered a miscarriage in 2016, confirmed on Sunday that she experienced a chemical pregnancy just days after she posted a picture of a pregnancy test that she hoped was positive.

This is such heartbreaking news.

“Sorry I’ve been MIA, this very bizarre positive pregnancy test then negative test then faint positive lines gave me hope that Gracie was going to become a big sis in 9 months," wrote the ex-TLC star, adding as part of a caption to the photo above:

"But the night before last I began having terrible contraction-like pains & spotting."

Otis is a nurse. She had a strong feeling about what this meant.

"Then over the night full blown everything – if you know what I mean," she continued.

"I’m a nurse so I had my suspicions; but my midwife confirmed I had a chemical pregnancy.

"I don’t know why some people have it seemingly SO easy to get preggers & carry their babies to term and others struggle?"

Jamie Otis with Daughter

There's no answer to this question, of course.

It's just a very unfair aspect of life.

(For those wondering, a chemical pregnancy is defined as an early pregnancy loss that occurs shortly after implantation of a fertilized egg. The exact cause is unknown.)

Referring to her daughter and to husband Doug Hehner, Otis put on an impresively brave face and continued:

“What I do know is that I am so, so thankful for this little girl [and her daddy] right here. It’s like she knew mommy was in so much pain bc she just wanted to be held and snuggled all night long."

Otis had shared a photo of what looked like a positive pregnancy test on Instagram on Friday, August 31.

“If I stare long enough I see the faintest ‘+’ sign,” she wrote, asking followers to send “baby dust, prayers & positivity” her way.

Doug Hehner and Jamie Otis, Special Announcement

Jamie and Doug met on the first season of Married at First Sight.

And the former emphasized in this same Instagram post that she isn't done trying to give Gracie a brother or sister.

Showing gratitude to her fans for their “prayers & positive energy,” Otis wrote:

“We have to wait a cycle before trying again, but I am on a mission to make Gracie a big sis now. …has this happened to anyone else where you go through a loss & then all you want – the only healing thought – is to become pregnant with a healthy pregnancy?!

"This happened to me after our sweet Johnathan & the same feelings have come back."

Jamie Otis, Doug Hehner, Baby Henley

Johnathan is the name Jamie and Doug gave their son who they lost after Otis was pregnant with him for four months.

They honored him in moving fashion about a year later.

Otis concluded her latest post by thanking her fans as follows:

“I feel like I have a million sisters/friends who i call my ‘frans’ right here & I appreciate you, your prayers, your thoughts & words of love for me & my little family more than you’ll ever know!”

We send our thoughts and prayers to Otis and Hehner.

Paola Mayfield FINALLY Answers Those Plastic Surgery Questions!

90 Day Fiance fans are still rejoicing at the news that Paola Mayfield and Russ Mayfield are expecting their first child. But that doesn't mean that they don't still have questions on other topics.

Paola is a fitness model, and a lot of people want to know about what work she's had done on her face and body.

Now, Pao is addressing those plastic surgery questions that fans have been asking -- and she's answering all of them.

Paola Mayfield Shows Her Covered Baby Bump

Paola shared a new glimpse at her ever-growing baby bump and answered some questions in the captions.

"Hi loves," Pao's post begins. "Some people have asked me if I have done something to my face."

That's a rude question, right?

Paola says that they keep asking "since I look so different since I got to the USA."

"And," Paola replies honestly. "The answer is yes and no."

Like so many answers, hers is a little complicated.

Paola Mayfield Stuns

Paola then begins her list of areas where she has and has not had work done.

"Lips?" she writes. "I fixed only one side of my upper lip that was uneven."

Hey, all of our meatsuits are purely luck-of-the-draw. There's no shame in getting yours touched up.

Paola then explains: "My lips look big or small depending on how hydrated I am!"

"So," she continues. "I need to drink a lot of water for them to look juicy."

That's a free beauty tip right there.

Paola Mayfield for Maxim's Finest

"Botox?" Paola continues. "Nope, and I’m really scared of getting into that world."

Botox of course uses a potentially deadly toxic to change a person's looks. Many people worry about the long-term effects that it could have, particularly upon the liver.

"If I want it to look younger or to change the shape of my face I will do it," Paola promises. "But for now I’m good with this face."

(She should be!)

"I think I have accomplished so much with this face," Pao writes. "That I’m keeping it!"

"I’m not against it," she says, referring to changing one's face. "And probably one day I will try it and I will definitely make a Vlog about it!"

Paola Mayfield, Pregnant and Loving It

Now Paola gets to the good stuff.

"My Boobs?" Pao says. "I did my boobs way before I came to the USA."

She then goes on to share that she's kind of regretting that now.

"And," she continues. "I regret it as I have big boobs before and now that I’m pregnant my genetics are popping out more."

"My Butt?" Paola writes. "That is one 100% hard work, dedication, and genetics!"

Good for her for reminding her fans that a huge part of anyone's looks, including body shape, is always going to be genetics.

Paola Mayfield Wants Your Attention

In addition to clarifying where she has and has not received a little medical assistance in her looks, she also addresses what technological resources she has or has not used to make her photos even better.

"Face-tune or photoshop?" she writes. "Nope."

Paola credits any changes to her face to "the magic of makeup and contouring."

She is absolutely right -- it does seem like magic. And to people who don't understand how makeup and contouring work, it can seem like the person's face is totally transformed. It really is an art form.

Paola wishes her fans and followers well, signing off by writing: "Have a wonderful and beautiful day!"

Chelsea Houska Shares HUGE Baby Bump Pic, Important Message

According to Chelsea Houska, she doesn't merely star on Teen Mom 2...

... she also has two weeks to go until she gives birth to her third child!

The veteran MTV personality has made this pointedly clear in a new Instagram photo.

Chelsea Houska in Glasses

The Teen Mom 2 cast member took to Instagram Stories on Tuesday to show off her 38-week-old baby bump, giving fans what may be their final glimpse at her growing tummy before she goes into labor.

In a nearly full body-length selfie, the 26-year old is donning a grey T-shirt, grey sweatpants and her hair is styled in a messy bun.

She's cradling the aforementioned bump with one hand, but it's so large at this point that it's sticking out from underneath her shirt a bit!

How precious!

See for yourself:

Chelsea Houska at 38 Weeks

Houska previously revealed her pregnant figure via a stunning set of professionally-done maternity photos.

Those images and this one here come a few months after Chelsea and husband Cole confirmed that a daughter is on the way.

"...GUESS WHAT! A sweet baby girl will be joining the DeBoer clan in a few short months! We could not be more excited!" wrote Chelsea alongside a picture of her ultrasound in March.

The couple welcomed sona son named  Watson in January of 2017, while Houska also has an eight-year-old daughter named Aubree from a previous relationship with ex-boyfriend Adam Lind.

(NOTE: Houska WENT OFF on Lind at this week's Teen Mom 2 reunion.)

Prior to seeing this 38-week baby bump photo, some folks out there were wondering whether Chelsea had already welcomed her baby girl.

The answer, of course, is no.

Chelsea DeBoer Pregnant

And Houska responded to a few social media users a few days ago by explaining that fans will remain in the dark about her status until her daughter is actually here.

“I can promise everyone that whenever I AM in labor…nobody will know..and there def won’t be posts and silly little articles about it," Chelsea wrote on Twitter last week, adding:

"I will announce when I have her. But the last thing on my mind when I'm in labor is going to be getting on social media."

This sounds like a jab at those D-Listers and other celebrities who have gone online from their hospital beds during this critical time in their lives.

But... wait.

Is Chelsea being hypocritical here?

Chelsea DeBoer Pic

"If you want privacy though - why be on the reality show about your life? I guess I don’t get it," wrote a follower to Houska, who elaborated on her previous point as follows:

"I watch a lot of reality television and I would never expect ANYONE to give up rights to any and all privacy just because they are on a tv show!

"That’s just my opinion though…

"Plus…all I was saying was that I don’t plan on being on social media or announcing to everyone when im in labor. Will definitely announce once she’s here!"

Sounds reasonable to us.

Best of luck with that while labor and birth thing, Chelsea!

Eddie Murphy: Expecting Baby #10!

Eddie Murphy is expecting the birth of his newest child.

That would be cause for celebration, but he's about to hit a major parenting milestone. Just a few years ago, Murphy's ninth child was born.

Now, the famed comedian is preparing to welcome his tenth baby.

Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher on the Red Carpet

Eddie Murphy is 57. His partner, longtime girlfriend Paige Butcher, is 39.

Paige is pregnant, and has begun debuting her baby bump in public.

Though this will be Murphy's tenth child, this will be baby #2 for them as a couple.

Paige's slender figure leaves little doubt when it comes to a baby bump, but the couple did release a statement through Murphy's rep.

"Eddie Murphy and longtime girlfriend Paige Butcher are pleased to announce that they are expecting their second child in December," the statement reads.

Eddie Murphy at SNL 40

That is exciting news for the couple, for their fans, and also for Murphy's nine children -- who are all getting a new baby sibling.

With a due date in December, it seems most likely that the couple conceived some time during March, which means that Butcher is five months pregnant.

As we mentioned, they have already had one child together.

Little Izzy Oona is just two years old.

Murphy and Butcher have been together as a couple since 2012. So while he may have a lot of children, they're definitely being smart about spacing them out.

Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher Grab Coffee in Studio City

Eddie Murphy has eight other children.

His son Eric is 29. Murphy had Eric with Paulette McNeely.

The larger chunk of Murphy's children were with his ex-wife, Nicole Mitchell Murphy.

Those children include four daughters: Bella Zahra, who is 16, Zola Ivy, who is 18, Shayne Audra, who is 23, and Bria, who is 28.

With Nicole, he also had his 25-year-old son, Miles Mitchell.

Eddie Murphy Up Close

If you were tallying those up and realized that the total is 8, you're not wrong.

Murphy also had a son with Tamara Hood. Christian is now 27.

And his 11-year-old daughter, Angel Iris, he shares with Mel B.

Yes, that Mel B.

The former Spice Girl has recently been embroiled in a nightmarish divorce with Stephen Belafonte.

Paige Butcher and Eddie Murphy

Some progenitors come to regret their brood, but Eddie Murphy has heaped praise onto his children.

"I really got lucky with my kids," he gushed to reporters a couple of years ago. "There really isn’t a bad one in the bunch, everyone turned out to be really good people."

"None of my kids are like me," Murphy continued. "And I’m sure parents say this all of the time, they are all totally different from each other."

Some parents seem to demand that their children relive their old experiences, but Murphy seems happy that his children are their own individual human beings.

"None of them are chips off the old block," Murphy says. "They all have their own thing, They’re good kids."

That is wonderful to hear. Supportive parents are few and far between -- so baby #10 is going to be lucky!