The 32-year-old Hart of Dixie actress and her long-term actor boyfriend Hayden Christensen, 33, are expecting their first child together.
A source told Us Weekly magazine: “They’ve both talked about this for a while and are so excited. Everyone is beyond thrilled for them.”
It’s not yet known when their baby is due, but their friends are sure they’ll be “wonderful” parents.
Last year, Rachel admitted that she was thinking about starting a family in an interview with Cosmopolitan, saying: “I definitely have family on the brain. Having kids is something I want to see in my future – I hope.”
Photo Credit: Dail Mail via Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott For Vivara
Posted: Monday April 23, 2012 @1:45 p.m. PST
Many expectant mothers in their third trimesters feel uncomfortable and are lacking self-esteem with their changing figure.
But for eight months pregnant Alessandra Ambrosio, the Brazilian supermodel actually claims she feels more confident than ever.
And to ride home her point of view, the 31-year-old has posed nude for a new ad campaign for Brazilian jewellery company Vivara.
The mother-of-one, who is expecting a baby boy with fiancé Jamie Muzar, stripped off with nothing but jewellery on for acclaimed photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
Speaking about the campaign, she said: ‘A nude photoshoot was good, because pregnancy makes me much more confident. I’m proud of my body to be generating a life…
‘I wasn’t ashamed to do a nude shoot for two of my favourite photographers. I’m happy to have one of the most important moments of my life recorded by them.’
Ambrosio posed for the shots recently at the famous five-star Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio De Janeiro.
The photoshoot was a closed set with just Alas and Piggott the only one’s present.
Ambrosio has finally started her maternity leave after a busy promotional tour of Europe last month.
The beauty, who ended up at No.5 on the list of the world’s best paid models with a $5million salary last year, visited Turkey, Poland, Germany and Spain to promote Phillips razors
Due to give birth to her second child next month, Ambrosio is already lining up post-baby modelling gigs.
She is determined to be back to her 34-25-34 size in time for the launch of the Victoria’s Secret store in London in July.
She said recently: ‘I already have jobs planned for afterwards so hopefully will be back in shape.
‘I told my booker and my manager; “I know I have a job to do, so just book the jobs and hopefully it’ll be fine.”
‘I only have a few more jobs to do before I have the baby – all editorial, no more catwalk now – and then I hope to be back in London for the opening of the Victoria’s Secret store in July. I should definitely be back for the next Victoria’s Secret show – I have quite a while until then.’
Ambrosio was nearly three months pregnant when she walked in the Victoria’s Secret catwalk show last November.
The Hong Kong singer gave birth to her second son via Caesarean section yesterday
Congratulations to Hong Kong singer Kelly Chen, who welcomed a baby boy yesterday.
The 39-year-old Kelly had been trying hard for a baby girl, ever since she gave birth to her eldest child Chace back in 2009. In January 2011, she announced that she had successfully conceived a pair of twin daughters, but unfortunately had a miscarriage in March the same year. After three months of rest, Kelly announced that she was pregnant again, this time with a baby boy.
Then, the singer said that her expected delivery date was in April, and the singer was even spotted sending Chace to school two days ago. However, at 5pm yesterday, she announced, “Xiao Long Bao (nickname given to her second son) was born today, weighing 6.5 pounds (3kg). Both mother and son are safe.”
Later, Kelly expressed through her assistant Leo that her husband Alex was with her during the delivery and had filmed the entire process. The new father also cut the umbilical cord personally.
Leo added, “Although it was bloody in the delivery room, Alex was very excited, but calm because he had also witnessed Chace’s birth and cut his umbilical cord. Kelly was very touched when Xiao Long Bao was born, but she didn’t cry.”
When asked if Xiao Long Bao resembles Kelly or Alex more, Leo expressed that he had not seen the child, but the singer said that the baby is as adorable as his elder brother Chace. He added that Chace is aware that his younger brother is born, but has yet to see him due to school commitments.
Source: Reuters – Reporting By Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte
Story By: Reuters – Alex Dobuzinskis
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Photo Credit: Elle – Carter Smith; styled by Joe Zee
Posted Wednesday March 7, 2012 @ 1:33 p.m. PST
According to Reuters, A pregnant Jessica Simpson has taken a page from Demi Moore’s celebrity playbook in a nude cover photo for the April issue of Elle magazine, and the singer and actress has confirmed the baby will be a girl.
In the cover photo released by the magazine on Wednesday, Simpson can be seen covering her breasts with her right arm and hand, and cradling her full abdomen with her left.
She wears rings and dangling earrings, and her blond hair flows over her shoulder and chest.
A photo inside shows Simpson standing as her fiancé and the father of her unborn child, pro football player Eric Johnson, kisses her belly.
Simpson, 31, revealed in October that she was pregnant with her first child, after dating Johnson since May 2010.
She first rose to fame at age 19 with her debut album “Sweet Kisses” in 1999. She married singer Nick Lachey of boy band 98 Degrees in 2002, and the two starred together in a reality TV show about being newlyweds. They divorced in 2006.
As it happens, Lachey revealed this week that his current wife, TV personality Vanessa Lachey (formerly Minnillo), is pregnant with the couple’s first child.
Simpson’s cover photo on Elle is similar to an attention-grabbing nude pose actress Demi Moore, who was pregnant at the time, struck on the cover of Vanity Fair in 1991. The Moore picture taken by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz caused a controversy at the time, but since then a number of other pregnant stars have posed for similar shots.
The April issue of Elle featuring Simpson officially hits newsstands on March 20. Inside the magazine, she reveals that she is pregnant with a girl, confirming previous speculation.
Simpson, whose most famous acting role was in the 2005 film “The Dukes of Hazard,” launched a highly successful clothing, handbag and shoes collection in 2007.
Read the full interview in our April issue on newsstands March 20!
Posted: Wednesday February 29, 2012 @5:36 p.m. PST
40-year-old Kelly Chen is currently seven months pregnant. However, her body has not gone through major changes, sparking rumours that the actress might be undergoing a dieting regime despite being pregnant.
The actress, who has always been very self-conscious of her looks, now sports a small baby bump that appears as if she’s four months pregnant when in reality, she is seven months pregnant.
During the pregnancy of her first son, Chace Lau, in July 2009, Kelly had requested for a nutritionist to design a healthy low-fat pregnancy diet for her.
Now pregnant with her second son, nicknamed “Little Bun”, the actress was said to have hired the same nutritionist for her meals.
According to Hong Kong reports, Kelly diet is a low-fat and highly nutritious one which consist of milk, steam fish, vegetables, and eggs.
On the other hand, she was also instructed to stay away from tonics such as bird nest and fish maw.
Even though her small baby bump might be a cause of worry, insider sources from the Hong Kong tabloid suggested that it was part of Kelly’s intention, as “she is worried about getting fat”.
“Sometimes she (Kelly) would not drink milk, or cut her five-meal intake into three meals a day, this is why her baby is still very small in size,” a source commented.
Congratulations to actor J.R Martinez and his girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones are expecting their first child next spring.
“We found out just last week it’s a girl and we are over the moon,” Martinez, 28, says. “Diana has a little baby bump now and it’s the cutest thing ever. With the holidays coming up, this is the biggest and best gift we could get.”
Martinez and Gonzalez-Jones met while working as an assistant to AMC soap’s executive producer. The two became close friends, but it wasn’t until last year that the pair decided to take their friendship to the next level.
“2011 has been full of a lot of surprises and opportunities and ultimately, a lot of blessings,” says Martinez. “Diana and I were just asking ourselves, ‘How is 2012 going to top 2011?’ Well, we have our answer!”