Stars and their baby bumps in 2017

The New Age (Gauteng) - - ENTERTAINMENT - NONTOKOZO GXUMISA news@the­newage.co.za

THEY say count your bless­ings and be­ing a mother is the big­gest bless­ing of all. In that spirit, what would the year be with­out celebrity mums who were blessed with lit­tle ver­sions of them­selves? Among those who gave birth this year is Amer­i­can singer Bey­oncé, de­liv­ered twins, lo­cal star, Ta­mara Dey who re­cently gave birth to Lal­a­bella, and ten­nis player Ser­ena Wil­liams who had her first child Alexis who is al­ready watch­ing ten­nis videos of her Grand Slam-winning mother.

Ciara

Af­ter a rocky re­la­tion­ship with her for­mer boyfriend and rap­per Fu­ture, Ciara cut ties with him and found true love in the arms of foot­ball player Rus­sell Wil­son. Cici who has a four year old with the Tro­phy star wel­comed her first child with Wil­son this year. The pair who got mar­ried an­nounced the news of their daugh­ter In­sta­gram style which was cap­tioned “the great­est bless­ing of all. For­ever grate­ful. #BabyWil­sonOnTheWay.” Si­enna Princess Wil­son was born on April 28, earn­ing the Good­ies hit maker her ac­cess to the year’s mummy’s club.

Bey­oncé Knowles

The Queen Bey brought the in­ter­net to a stand­still when she an­nounced in Fe­bru­ary that she was ex­pect­ing twins with hus­band Jay-Z. Clad in a ma­roon bra and blue panties draped in a green sheer olive cloth and sur­rounded by flow­ers, Bey looked like a gar­den god­dess. Fast for­ward to June the world has been spec­u­lat­ing whether she has given birth or not as re­ports nei­ther con­firm nor deny the talk.

Ser­ena Wil­liams

The su­per­star ath­lete is among those that crashed the in­ter­net with the big re­veal. Wil­liams an­nounced the news via In­sta­gram say­ing she was 20 weeks preg­nant. Pos­ing in a yel­low swim­suit, the 35 year old showed off her bump in a selfie. The ath­lete won her 23rd Grand Slam at the Aus­tralian Open in Jan­uary and was hailed for putting up a grand per­for­mance.

Khloe Kadashian

End­ing the dry spell of not con­ceiv­ing her own chil­dren, re­al­ity star Khloe Kar­dashian fi­nally joined her sis­ters Kim and Kourt­ney Kar­dashian in the mummy’s club. The star who is dat­ing ath­lete Tris­tan Thomp­son said on In­sta­gram, af­ter a long time of her ru­moured preg­nancy, that they were ex­pect­ing. The Keep­ing Up With The Kar­dashi­ans star con­firmed that her and boyfriend are ex­pect­ing.

Ro­lene Strauss

Bring­ing in el­e­gance, beauty and class to the 2017 mum­mies club is for­mer Miss South Africa and Miss World Ro­lene Strauss. The beauty queen gave birth to her first child in Jan­uary and shared a heart-melt­ing mes­sage with her fol­low­ers to her lit­tle man. “Wel­come lit­tle prince. You have stolen our hearts and filled it with the great­est love and joy imag­in­able.” Strauss has since been shar­ing the growth of her baby on so­cial me­dia and by the look of the things, she is han­dling be­ing a mother along with her other du­ties very well. Ta­mara Dey

Singer and new mum Ta­mara Dey re­cently wel­comed a baby girl into the world and went on to share a photo of her new­born on In­sta­gram with a mes­sage. “I’ve never known love like this. On De­cem­ber 17 at 11.43pm we wel­comed a beau­ti­ful, healthy lit­tle girl called #Lal­a­bella into the world and we are all com­pletely be­sot­ted with her. There is no greater bless­ing on this earth! We love you lit­tle Lala”, the singer posted a day af­ter re­ceiv­ing her bun­dle of joy on Mon­day.

Samkelo Ndlovu

Ac­tress Samkelo Ndlovu is preparing to join the mummy’s club. The Rhythm City star re­cently stunned her fans when she took to so­cial me­dia to let her fans in on her preg­nancy when she posted a black and white pic­ture an­nounc­ing the big news on Twit­ter. Ndlovu who’s char­ac­ter Lerato Tse­la­pedi is also preg­nant on the daily soap, shared the news in an In­sta­gram post with a nude pic­ture of her baby bump cov­ered in paint. She said she kept her preg­nancy a se­cret for cul­tural rea­sons and said she found it hard to keep such a big se­cret.

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