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Grammy Award-winning singer Alanis Morissette shared a stunning underwater baby bump photo via Instagram Tuesday. “You have to be extra gentle around ladies because they are the most helpful people in the world ’cause they make persons,” reads the quote from her 5½-year-old son Ever.Read More
Actor Hugh Jackman, wife Deborah-Lee Furness and their kids Oscar, 8, and Ava, 3, arrive at the airport in Stuttgart Germany on Sunday. After going through passport check both kids ran right for the snow — Ava tasted it, while Oscar started a snowball fight with dad.
Jackman, 40, is in Germany with his co-star Nicole Kidman to promote their film Australia.
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She also talked about her cravings, she said: “The only craving I’ve had was for lemon tarts – it wasn’t so much eating them as licking them!”
Amanda, who is expecting her baby with boyfriend Sean McGuiness, told reporters she has picked a name either way as she doesn’t want to know the sex. She said: “It’s going to wait until it comes out before we can find out.”
“Willow if it’s a little girl, and William if it’s a little boy, but I am working on my boyfriend because he’s not sure about that at the moment. Willow is nice but Mark Owen has just had a little girl and called it Willow, so it’s like ‘damn, (he’s) stolen my name!”
Take That singer Mark Owen welcomed his daughter Willow Rose earlier this month.
He was due to fly out to Italy to play for Wales in a European Cup game against the Ospreys but couldn’t make it.
A spokesman for the Ospreys told WalesOnline, “He has not been selected for this match to allow him to be with his partner, who is due to give birth imminently.”
Gavin, 26, and Charlotte, 22, are reportedly at their mansion in Wales preparing for the home birth. The new baby was said to be due in January so if reports are true then the new baby would be around four weeks early.
The couple are already parents to 15-month-old Ruby Megan.
Plymouth Argyle Manager Paul Sturrock told This is Plymouth: “It’s a big thing, your first kid,” he said. “I told him to stay up there at the weekend and then he was going to travel to Bournemouth to play for the reserves.”
Jennifer Garner is relaxing these days, awaiting the birth of her second child with husband Ben Affleck. So how does she juggle her career, her 3-year-old daughter Violet, and her second pregnancy? She sat down for a chat with parents.com to explain.
“Finding the right balance is tough for moms today. But even for my mom, who didn’t work when we were growing up — and I’m one of three — the one thing she wishes she had done for herself was to work just a little bit. Finding the balance that’s right for you is hard when you’re trying to have a little bit of everything.”
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On the ‘balancing act’: “I really want to have homemade bread! I did a lot as a kid, so I want to have it for my family too. And I want to have playgroups and go to art classes and be a part of everything. At the same time, a lot of women have been raised to have a career, and you also want to be a good wife and a good girlfriend, and it’s a lot to do. What do I miss? I miss reading and seeing my friends. And any quiet time — if I find it, I’ll take it!”
On her pregnancy cravings: “Oh yeah! I always have cravings. It doesn’t matter if I’m pregnant or not! I use pregnancy as an excuse to say I’m craving ice cream and chocolate, but really, that’s just me. I feel great. Everything’s been pretty similar to when I was pregnant with Violet. So far, so good. I’ve been really lucky.”
On the perks of motherhood: “The best part of being a mom is the kid herself — that you get to have this little person be your friend and hang out with you (and drive you crazy!). Obviously your life changes and your heart expands, and it’s something you can’t even put into words without sounding incredibly sentimental and cliched — both of which I am! But what it really is, is this new being is there, which is just the most fun ever.”
Naomi Watts seems to have it all – a loving fiance in 41-year-old Liev Schreiber; an adorable son, Sasha, 16 months; another child ready to be born; and a fabulous career (she’s got The International with Clive Owen and The Birds opposite George Clooney in the works) but, the 40-year-old actress revealed to InTouch that she once feared that she had waited too long and would never have a family of her own.
“You spend so many years searching for something that you’re tempted to give up,” Naomi says. “I found myself at a place in my life where I’d given up on the idea of finding my soul mate and becoming a mother.”
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On if she feels that everything is finally clicking for her: “I still seems so odd to me to even be thinking in those terms. I went through hell for many years struggling to get work. Then when I had a career I threw so much of myself into my work that I didn’t leave much time for me. Now my life is in this very beautiful place and it’s all good.”
On when she knew she wanted to start a family: “It wasn’t until my thirties. Of course, that was when I was totally driven by my career because I’d waited so long for the chance to work that I couldn’t bear the thought of stopping for any length.”
On what she was afraid of: “There was this fear that I’d better take advantage of every opportunity because maybe it would all go away.”
On how motherhood has changed her: “I feel so rich inside. I’m so blessed. Every since my son was born I have felt this tremendous sense of reward and pure joy from being part of his little world and watching him grow.”
On sounding so fulfilled: “It’s almost frightening for me to think that if I hadn’t met Liev, I might never have had a child of my own.”
On meeting the ‘man of her dreams’: “I’ve often felt lonely, and being with Liev, I feel that I’ll never be lonely again.”
On if it’s hard to juggle her professional and personal lives: “I think balancing career and family is just one of those things you have to work at as you go. I feel such a sense of warmth now that I have a family that I want to be very careful not to disrupt that harmony.”
On if she plans to stop working: “Being a mom will be my priority for a long time, even though deep inside me the passion for acting is still intact. I’ll work whenever something really sensational comes along and spend the rest of the time being very nurturing.”
On what lessons turning 40 has taught her: “My rule is: You should know what you want and why you want it. If we can follow that principle, then we can find the peace and harmony we’re all looking for.”
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Source: InTouch Weekly, December 22 print edition