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Congratulations are in order for Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Murgatroyd, 29, and Chmerkovskiy, 36 – both Dancing with the Stars pros – are expecting their first child together, Us Weekly reports.Read More
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Nicole Kidman has been making the rounds on the press tour for her new movie Australia, and she spoke to Glamour magazine about life with her husband, Keith Urban, their 3 1/2-month-old daughter Sunday, and what it was like being married to a mega star at 23.
On who Sunday looks like: “Keith! It’s fine by me, having a little Keith-ette. When he goes away, I can look at her and see him.”
On if she’s happier than ever before: “Yes. But “happy” isn’t an all-encompassing-enough word. I’m in a place of gratitude and humility. I don’t take any of it for granted. I touch wood every day. The journey of life—we all go through it: You have love, you lose love, you find new love. To have love again is a beautiful thing.”
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On if Keith is with her in London while she rehearses for her next movie, the musical Nine: “He’s back and forth, finishing up his tour. But we have a thing where we’re not separated for more than a week. I have reached a stage in my life when I want to be with the ones I love. I used to be willing to do two weeks. And that is too much now; my heart aches.”
On if she’s more in touch with her needs now: “Yes. I’ve given a lot to my work, and I’m not willing to give as much to that anymore. At this time in my life, I want to be giving to my relationships. And out of that, whatever work you do prospers because you have more to give. [Pauses.] There’s something very primal about giving birth. It puts you in a state of being very raw. I can’t bear to be separated from Sunday Rose. That’s why I haven’t yet gotten a daytime nanny, but at some stage I probably will have one.”
On how the birth was: “Keith was my rock during childbirth. I’d heard horror stories of 40 hours of labor, and I was sure that would be me, but I had a very easy labor. And through it all, Keith’s eyes gave me such strength.”
On how kids Isabella, 15, and Connor, 13, are with Sunday: “They’re very adoring of her. They’re used to having a little one around, because of Suri [Ex Tom Cruise’s daughter with Katie Holmes]. Bella is very maternal. Connor would like one of us to have a boy. He wants that boy. [Pauses.] Katie…? [Laughs.]”
On being married at 23 to one of the biggest stars in America while still being a new actress: “I felt I became a star only by association. I didn’t think [the early movies] were very good, which is why I would always cower in the background. I thought, I don’t deserve to be here. We would go to the Oscars and I would think, I’m here to support him. I felt it was my job to put on a beautiful dress and be seen and not heard.”
On throwing herself into her work after their divorce: “I went six years alone. I’m not saying it’s for everyone, but it’s better to be alone than in a lousy relationship. Work was my escape. I was existing more strongly in my creative world than in my own world.”
On what she learned from that: “How to stand on my own two feet. I had to find my own identity, and my own reason for being here, and it couldn’t be because of another person.”
On what advice she would give her younger self, the woman married to the superstar: “Be kind to yourself.”
And the woman devastated by divorce: “The sun always rises tomorrow, and through this shall come light.”
And what she would tell the readers: “As a woman now, I want to share things. I have girlfriends in their twenties, and I say, “Ask me anything. You can learn from the things I did wrong, and you can learn from the things you think I’m doing right. Take whatever you want and make it your own.” So: Have no regrets. Every relationship leads you to where you’re meant to be. Learn to be comfortable with being alone. Learn to be comfortable with saying no to people; we put everybody else before ourselves. Read great literature; don’t get all your information from TV. Define your moral code—nobody else is going to give you that. Find it yourself. Keep asking questions, keep challenging. You don’t have to conform. Rebellion creates character. And, as my mother always said to me, “Don’t let anyone break your spirit!””
Singer Seal is married to model Heidi Klum, and they have three kids together – 4-year-old Leni, whose biological father is Flavio Briatore; Henry, who is 3; and Johan, 2 this month. The couple met 5 years ago, at the GQ Awards in London, and although their relationship didn’t begin until a chance encounter in New York weeks later, Seal was already smitten!
‘I was taken aback when I met her,’ says Seal. ‘I thought she was one of the most beautiful women I’d seen. I thought: “Wow! Whoever goes out with that girl is one lucky guy!”
When they first started dating, Seal was in a bit of a surprise,
‘A month into our relationship, she told me she was pregnant, but was no longer with the father. I told her it didn’t change the way I felt about her. Apart from being my wife, she’s also my best friend.’
Seal and Heidi married after Leni’s 2004 birth, and Heidi has always been adamant that “Seal is Leni’s father.”
Seal’s next album, Soul, is out November 10.
Sporty Spice, who is five months pregnant, lives up to her nickname by heading to the gym. Mel C, 34, – real name Melanie Chisholm – was spotted on her way to a workout near her home in London.
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Carnie Wilson is expecting her second child with musician husband, Rob Bonfiglio: “My due date is June,” she proudly proclaimed, “We’re thrilled.” The 40-year-old singer has been on a health and wellness program to prepare her body for another pregnancy. Carnie sat down with OK! magazine and revealed how she’ll stick to her wellness routine while pregnant.
On how she discovered she was expecting: “I was making dinner, and I took a home-pregnancy test. There was a second line, and I jumped and said, “Oh, my god, I’m pregnant!” Lola [my 3-year-old daughter] and I started screaming and jumping for joy. She was so excited!”
On how she told her husband: “I couldn’t get a hold of Rob because he was playing a jazz gig. I taped the pregnancy test to the front door and drew a picture of little stick figures of Daddy, Mommy, Lola and then a little tiny one. I jumped out of bed at midnight and went into the kitchen and I see him holding the stick. He took me in his arms and goes, “Here we go again, honey.” He was happy.”
On her hopes for the pregnancy: “I can’t stop thinking about twins! My sister had twins; my grandmother was a twin and my grandmother’s aunt had twins. I had my first ultrasound and we only saw one sac, but it’s not confirmed that it’s not two because one could be hiding in back of the other…. We’ll see!”
On how her condition affects her workouts: “I’m still doing my inner-core strength training. I’m going to increase my walking — instead of three days a week, I’m going to go for five.”
On if she expected to get pregnant so quickly after losing the weight: “I did, actually. We had sex before, during and after ovulation. I was really keeping track of it, and it worked. Also, my body is so healthy now. I think we might have conceived to “She’s Leaving Home” by The Beatles!You’ve said you’re hoping for a boy.”
On any idea on names yet: “We saw our first ultrasound yesterday. Lola pointed to the screen and was laughing, “That’s my brother Jake!” She wants to name the baby Jake, but Rob said no. In an Italian family, it’s traditional for the son to be named after the father, at least the first-born male.”
On what motherhood means to her: “The most joy you ever can feel is the love for your child. Children teach you so much. Motherhood is challenging, but it’s so fun.”
Actress Meg Ryan, 46, was spotted taking her daughter Daisy True, to pre-school in LA last week. Meg was featured in the September issue of InStyle where she spoke about her connection with Daisy, 3 1/2.
“As mysterious and magical as it is to have a baby you gave birth to, I have that exact same thing with Daisy. I feel like we made some agreement, long ago and far away, to meet in the way we did.”