Dan O'Toole Shares Family Pic Months After Claiming Infant Daughter Was 'Taken': 'Peace and Love'

Dan O'Toole shared a sweet family photo on Sunday, over three months after he announced his newborn daughter Oakland Eleanor Sandra was missing and then eventually "confirmed to be safe."

In the photo, the 45-year-old Canadian sportscaster holds 4-month-old Oakland tightly as his older daughters with ex-wife Corrie — Ruby, 9½, and Sydney, who turns 13 on Friday — lean in closely, smiling beside their dad.

"🙏🙏🙏 I almost forgot about the rest of 2020 thanks to this one, glorious, perfect day. My universe finally realigned. Peace and love," the father of three captioned the sweet family shot, going on to share more images to his Instagram Story.

On July 2, O'Toole made headlines when he claimed that Oakland, then 1 month old, was missing.

At the time, he posted a black-and-white snapshot of his newborn on Instagram — which he has since deleted — and wrote in the caption that he was "praying that whoever has you, is holding you. That whoever has taken you from me, is protecting you. That however has you, lets you come back into my arms."

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But just hours later, O'Toole updated the caption, writing that Oakland had been found "safe."

"My baby Oakland has been confirmed to be safe. I have still not seen her or held her," he wrote. "To those that decided to bash me during this ordeal, tell me this: have you ever looked in the eyes of your kids, and not been able to tell them where their sister is or when they will see her again?"

"We are still broken," added O'Toole. "We may never be fixed again."

In a statement, the Toronto Police Department told PEOPLE at the time that it did not have a report of a missing infant pertaining to O'Toole, and that no alert had been issued.

Just over a month after the incident, O'Toole, who hosts SC with Jay and Dan on Canada's The Sports Network (TSN), returned to television in an on-air message he posted on Instagram, saying, "We all need to take a break from time to time and look after our mental health, so I've been away for a little bit while I looked after myself."

"Now I'm back, I'm feeling good and I want to thank everyone for your well wishes and support for me and my family over the last few weeks," he added. "Everyone is doing fine, and I'm thrilled to be here, so let's get on with the show."

O'Toole announced Oakland's birth on May 26. Sharing a photo of the newborn, he wrote, "When you self isolate long enough, you get one of these as a door prize!!"

"Meet Oakland Eleanor Sandra Newman-O'Toole," he added. "My brand new lil girl who has a million names, and all of my heart. In case it was ever in doubt, now officially NEVER forgetting 2020."

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'It was Terrible,' Plus More Unfiltered Celebrity Confessions About Postpartum Sex

Nikki Bella

Nikki revealed to sister Brie on The Bellas Podcast that she and fiancé Artem Chigvintsev “didn’t even make it to the six-week point” and started having sex after five weeks, following the birth of their first child together, son Matteo.

“I was like I’m healed, I’m fine,” Nikki said. “Even though last night it didn’t seem fine, but that’s okay. It was a little different.”

“I felt like organs were about to drop out,” she added. “I was like, shoot, did I mess up?”

“Okay Nicole, enough about all the gross stuff going on with our vaginas, especially yours,” Brie joked in response.

According to the Mayo Clinic, there is no agreed-upon period of time required by doctors before women should begin having sex again after giving birth, but “many health care providers recommend waiting to have sex until four to six weeks after delivery, regardless of the delivery method.”

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Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi

The Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star, who gave birth to her third child Angelo in May 2019, said she “waited six weeks” with daughter Giovanna and son Lorenzo to have sex with husband Jionni LaValle on the Women on Top podcast.

“I waited six weeks with my two older kids because I ripped. This third delivery I didn’t rip probably because I had two kids so my vagina is huge, I guess,” the mom of three said.

“Actually, it doesn’t feel that bad down there. But I still want to wait just in case something happens and I do rip during sex. But after you have a baby vaginally and then have sex, it doesn’t feel right at first,” Polizzi shared.

“It feels like you are a virgin again. It just hurts. It’s uncomfortable. It starts to feel good after you get into the motions, but you need a lot of lube, let’s just put it that way,” she added.

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Eva Amurri

The actress, who shares sons Mateo Antoni, Major James and daughter Marlowe Mae with ex-husband Kyle Martino, shared her thoughts on sex after a baby in an essay for PEOPLE in 2015.

“Like the majority of women, when I birthed Marlowe I tore. Badly. Let’s suffice to say I needed a lot of stitches and the healing process was worse than the birth itself,” Amurri wrote. “By the time the famous ‘six week mark’ came around I was totally NOT ready to hop back in the saddle.”

At around nine weeks, the star put aside her exhaustion and anxiety to have sex with then-husband Martino … “and it was TERRIBLE,” she wrote.

“In my opinion, having sex for the first time after birthing a baby feels like having sex for the first time ever,” she explained. “It’s awkward, emotional, and extremely painful.” (Don’t worry – she writes further that it gets better!)


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Tanner Tolbert

A month after Jade and Tanner Tolbert welcomed their second child Brooks Easton in July 2019, Tanner got candid on Nick Viall’s podcast, admitting that he felt like he’s “begged” for sex. The Bachelor in Paradise alum said that his relationship with wife Jade had “changed completely” since having kids (they’re also parents to eldest daughter Emmy Avery) and that he wants to have sex more now, while Jade “wants it less.”

“[Our sex life] took a dive [while Jade was nursing], and then pretty much right after the breastfeeding stopped, we got pregnant again with Brooks,” he shared. “And now he’s here and we have two kids. It is tough. I feel like I’ve begged for it. And I don’t want to feel selfish — I hate asking, I hate trying, ’cause I don’t want it to be pity sex.”

That being said, he respects his wife’s priorities and they have honest conversations about it, recognizing that her focus “should be on the kids, not me.” But regardless, “I do feel on the back burner,” Tanner added.

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Jamie Otis

On a September episode of their Hot Marriage. Cool Parents. podcast, the Married at First Sight stars Otis and Doug Hehner told listeners that they “still haven’t had sex” since son Hendrix Douglas was born on May 13, due to a combination of health-related factors on Otis’ end.

“[Someone] said, ‘Jamie, you don’t put out,’ and I wanna be like, ‘Excuse me, girlfriend. First of all, I had a 9 lb., 4 oz., baby tear me to shreds downstairs and then at my six-week appointment, I had to have a colposcopy, so I couldn’t have sex again for two weeks,” said the new mother of two. “And then I had [another medical] procedure and couldn’t have sex again for two weeks.”

And while Otis called her husband “the most patient man in the world,” she revealed that she feels like “a completely different person” after having baby number two and can’t quite explain how she feels, but she is feeling “insecure and shy” at the moment.

“It’s not okay, and I’m trying to figure it out,” she added.

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Kelly Rowland

After son Titan came into the picture in November 2014, the star said that parenthood brought her and husband Tim Weatherspoon closer, and that she was ready to get things “rocking again” postpartum.

“You know, that six-week period [after childbirth] feels like forever, and as a gentleman — [Tim’s] very gentle, so he wanted to give me a little more space. I’m like, ‘No,'” she joked to ET. “‘Let’s go!’ I’m still a mom and it doesn’t matter… I’m a woman and I have physical needs.”

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Whitney Port

The Hills star said she struggled to be intimate with husband Tim Rosenman after giving birth to son Sonny Sanford in July 2017.

“When we were just starting to be intimate again after we had Sonny, I was really, really, really self-conscious,” Port revealed on her podcast With Whit. “I was self-conscious about my boobs and my nipples because they were just engorged and uncomfortable and misshaped and so huge.”

She continued, “I remember that being a bit of an inhibitor to our sex life because I wasn’t fully able to enjoy myself because I was so self-conscious of what he was thinking about my body at that time.”

Port shared that her body felt “a little bit back to normal” once she was done breastfeeding her son. She and Rosenman’s intimacy then strengthened.

“Give yourself a little bit of a break in the beginning. You may feel self-conscious about getting back into bed with him,” she told her listeners. “I would try not to spiral.”

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Kourtney Kardashian

The now-mom of three told sister Kim that having sex after son Mason Disick was born was “very painful,” in a 2010 episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, HuffPost reported.

“Most people can have sex six weeks after, but the doctor told me to wait two months,” said Kourtney.

“Why?” Kim asked.

“I don’t know, but once the doctor gave us the okay, we were like excited to try it, but it was very painful,” Kourtney said. “It felt like a metal pole is literally ramming you in the crotch.”

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The singer got super candid about parenthood with husband Carey Hart and their two kids Willow and Jameson, in a October 2017 interview with The Guardian

“There are moments where I look at [Hart] and he is the most thoughtful, logical, constant … he’s like a rock. He’s a good man. He’s a good dad. He’s just the kind of dad I thought he’d be and then some,” she said. “And then I’ll look at him and go: I’ve never liked you. There’s nothing I like about you. We have nothing in common. I don’t like any of the s–t you like. I don’t ever wanna see you again. Then two weeks later I’m like, things are going so good, you guys.”

“Then you’ll go through times when you haven’t had sex in a year. Is this bed death? Is this the end of it? Do I want him? Does he want me?” she continued, before adding, “Monogamy is work! But you do the work and it’s good again.”

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The Challenge's Veronica Portillo Opens Up About Her Baby Being 'Born Sleeping' to Support Chrissy Teigen

The Challenge Veronica Portillo is speaking out in support of Chrissy Teigen after the model announced on Wednesday that she and John Legend had suffered a pregnancy loss.

Sharing her grief for Teigen and Legend on Twitter Thursday, Portillo revealed that she was more than seven months pregnant when she too had to mourn the loss of her child.

"I lost my baby girl at 7+ months," Portillo wrote on Twitter. "I stayed with her for over 24 hours."

Portillo, 42, said there is "no pain" comparable and that afterward, "life is never the same."

"We are stronger because of it, however also a bit numb," the reality star shared. "My heart goes out to you & every other woman that this happens to. We are part of a global tribe of warriors."

In April 2013, the reality star announced that her baby had been 'born sleeping'.

"With a broken heart, I want to share that my beautiful baby girl was born sleeping," Portillo said in an Instagram at the time.

"Never had I ever imagined that our hello would also be our goodbye. I am blessed to have spent 1 day with her in flesh & 7 months getting to know her while she grew inside me. Now I am left with empty arms & a shattered heart. I will love you & miss you every day for the rest of my life, my sweet, beautiful daughter. You will remain my inspiration forever."

Teigen revealed the devastating news of her pregnancy loss on Instagram Wednesday night, writing that she and Legend were "shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before."

Teigen had previously been placed on bed rest and then hospitalized due to excessive bleeding from her placenta. While she underwent several blood transfusions, she said Wednesday that "it just wasn’t enough."

Sharing some words of commiseration on Twitter, Portillo said that her "heart breaks" for Teigen and "all women that lose a child, one that is well along."

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We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough. . . We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital.  But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack.  So he will always be Jack to us.  Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever. . . To our Jack – I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive.  We will always love you. . . Thank you to everyone who has been sending us positive energy, thoughts and prayers.  We feel all of your love and truly appreciate you. . . We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience.  But everyday can’t be full of sunshine.  On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it.

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"It is not only emotionally devastating, but a traumatic physical experience that is relived over & over again. That feeling, that experience never leaves," she continued.

"Holding your newborn child in your arms, without life, rips your own soul out," Portillo wrote. "For those politicizing or raising unproven conspiracy theories, shame on you. If you’re a woman doing this, I hope you (your daughter, etc) never have to experience this type of trauma in your lifetime"

Teigen and Legend announced they were expecting their third child in August as part of Legend's "Wild" music video.

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Inside the 'Whimsically Sweet, Dream'-Inspired Nursery for Colton Dixon's Identical Twin Girls

Only the best for Colton Dixon's little ladies!

Five weeks after the American Idol alum, 28, and wife Annie welcomed their identical twin daughters Ava Dior and Athens Elizabeth, the couple are opening up to PEOPLE about the serene, "dream"-inspired nursery they put together for the girls, furnished with items from Pottery Barn Kids.

"We remember walking into the room that would become the nursery and had this thought to 'dream,' " says the couple. "After we spoke with PBK about the nursery, we realized our nursery dreams would be coming true."

"It turned into a whimsically sweet haven for our girls," they add.

As for the room's aesthetic, "We wanted a light and airy space with mostly neutrals and little pops of color. PBK brought our vision to life, and we added in some black and blush to our white room with light wooden cribs."

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And alongside a bevy of soft stuffed animals, Dixon and Annie "felt the unicorn rocking chairs ($199) were the perfect finishing touch to the twins' nursery," they add.

The new parents tells PEOPLE their "favorite part about the nursery is the nook with the rocking chair," which is a Bedford chair from PBK ($269 to $959).

"It serves as a place to spend quality time with our girls," they explain. "We placed the acrylic bookshelf behind the chair, making it the perfect place to read to them, sing to them and rock them to sleep."

Although Dior and Athens are currently snoozing in their parents' room, they say the babies have already taken a liking to their eventual sleep space.

"We know they will love all of the details of the room!" the couple tells PEOPLE. "They currently like the mirror behind the changing table. It reflects light and gives them something to look at during monotonous diaper changes."

"We are excited to make many more memories there," they share.

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Billie Lourd Is A Mom! Actress Welcomes First Child with Fiancé Austen Rydell

Billie Lourd is a mom!

The Booksmart actress, 28 welcomed her first child with fiancé Austen Rydell, she announced on Instagram Thursday.

"👑💙👑Introducing: 💙👑💙Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell💙👑💙" the new mom wrote in the caption, sharing a photo of the little boy's feet. 

As the grandson of the late Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, the tiny tot was fittingly dressed in solar system onesie. He was also wrapped in a blue and white fuzzy blanket.

Lourd and Rydell got engaged in June. In his announcement of the happy news on Instagram, Rydell wrote that saying "yes" to his proposal was a no-brainer for the Scream Queens alum.

"💍💍💍She said YES!! (Actually she said 'Duhhh') But I guess that's even better than yes?!? 💗🤪🎉🎰💥🍾," he captioned a series of photos that encapsulated their romance.

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In July, Rydell shared a sweet tribute to Lourd on her birthday.

"Happy Birthday to my FIANCÉ @praisethelourd !! Your birthday feels like my birthday! I ❤️ YOU!! Here we go!!!" he wrote on Instagram.

This past February, Rydell wrote a sweet Valentine's Day tribute to his love on Instagram, alongside a photo of the two sharing a kiss in front of the sunset.

"I found the best girl in the world," the 28-year-old actor captioned his post. "Happy Valentines Day to us!! We're hangin with the redwoods today.💕 ❤️🔴🌲🌹🐿."

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Lourd shared her own loving post as well, writing alongside a slideshow of photos featuring the couple, "🌎💑🌏All 'round the world you make my world go 'round."

Lourd and Rydell, who first dated in early 2016 but later broke up, rekindled their romance in late 2017.

In December 2017, Rydell joined Lourd for a trip to Norway in honor of the one-year anniversary of the actress' mother's death. Fisher, who famously portrayed Princess/General Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise, died in 2016 at the age of 60.

Lourd, who is the daughter of Fisher and Bryan Lourd, has previously spoken about her childhood with the famous Star Wars actress.

"I grew up with three parents: a mom, a dad and Princess Leia," Lourd wrote in an essay for Time in November 2019. "I guess Princess Leia was kind of like my stepmom — technically family, but deep down I didn't really like her … When Leia was around, there wasn't as much room for my mom — for Carrie."

It wasn't until Lourd — who appears in the newer trilogy of films as a Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix, with her hair in two buns as a nod to Leia's signature hairstyle (and a young Leia in the most recent, The Rise of Skywalker) — finally sat down to watch the films as a middle-schooler that she came to realize why Leia was, in her words, so "cool."

"I realized then that Leia is more than just a character. She's a feeling. She is strength. She is grace. She is wit. She is femininity at its finest," Lourd wrote, adding, "And no one could have played her like my mother. Princess Leia is Carrie Fisher. Carrie Fisher is Princess Leia. The two go hand in hand."

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It's a Girl! Haley & Michaels Welcome Daughter Keira Harmony After 'Really Scary' Birth

Haley & Michaels just went from a duo to a trio.

The country act — comprised of husband and wife Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels — welcomed their first child together, daughter Keira Harmony Michaels, on Sept. 16 in Nashville, they reveal to PEOPLE exclusively.

Born at 1:17. a.m. after mom Haley's 27-hour labor and delivery, Keira weighed in at 5 lbs., 10 oz.

"It's so surreal," Michaels, 43, tells PEOPLE. "I keep looking down at her in disbelief like is she a real thing or is this a dream? We're in that dreamlike state with her. I could sit here and drink coffee and hold her for the next 30 years."

The couple originally expected their baby girl to arrive in early October, but Haley, 34, had to be induced at 38 weeks due to her low amniotic fluid levels and the baby's small size.

"It looked like it was starting to get safer for her to be outside of the womb than inside it," Haley explains. "That end period of time was really scary, because we just didn't know what was going on. It's like one minute we're going in for the ultrasound, and the next minute they're like, 'Hey, make sure your bags are packed because I think you're going to get a call, and it's probably today that you go in.' "

She adds, "Luckily that part was a very short amount of time with regards to the whole pregnancy, which, overall, was a really great experience."

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As soon as they got the call to go in to the hospital, Haley says she told Michaels, "We're having a baby today."

"It actually ended up being two days later, because we went in really late on Monday night and didn't deliver until early Wednesday," she says. "But I was so excited to meet her. I really tried to lean into the excitement instead of the fear. That, I felt, was productive because there was nothing I could do. I put all of my energy into thinking about getting to see her face for the first time."

When Keira finally arrived, the couple — who married in 2015 — couldn't have been more excited to hold her for the first time.

"It was the most amazing experience of my whole life," Haley says. "They put her skin to skin on my chest right after she was born, and it was like my heart completely opened up to a new level that I didn't know was possible. It was just incredible. Her eyes were wide open, and she was so incredibly alert. She was staring right at us, which I didn't expect, so that was really powerful."

Michaels says the whole experience was totally different than anything he'd ever seen in the movies.

"In the movies, they portray it like it's super melodramatic — and I'm sure for a lot of people, it is — but I had no experience with this," he says. "I hadn't really held a baby before. When she came out, she was very calm and so of course I'm like, 'It's all the meditating that we did during the pregnancy!' "

"She was super chill," he adds. "She was like a little Buddha. So I was tripping about that, but then also, we had done a lot of research on connections. I really wanted to make eye contact with her because that's something that we've heard is really helpful. Shannon and I basically just surrounded her with our faces, and she could see that she was loved and supported."

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Due to Keira's early arrival, Haley admits they're still a bit in that "frantic new parent mode."

"The sleep deprivation is real," she says. "She's an awesome baby, but she does not love to be laid down on her own. So we actually have not both been asleep at the same time since we brought her home. We've been up, passing her off every hour and a half during the night. We are both sharing sleep duty, big time."

"We have a hard time setting her down," Michaels adds. "Other than the fact that she doesn't really want to sleep, I don't think either of us really wants to put her down. We almost have to say, 'Okay, why don't you take a nap and let me hold her?' "

Michaels also got a speed course in diaper changing.

"Ryan had never changed a diaper before and until she was born, he was pretty convinced that he wasn't going to do it," Haley says. "But now he gets really excited every time that she has a dirty diaper, like, 'Yay, I get to do it.' So that's nice."

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Haley and Michaels decided on the first name Keira because of their love of the U.K.

"Keira is a name that we've always loved," Michaels says. "We decided to go with the U.K. spelling of the name because we've had so much support and so many wonderful experiences with new friends and fans over there. We wanted to tip our hat across the pond."

They chose the middle name Harmony because of its double meaning.

"We wanted something musical, but we also love the double meaning, especially today with the world being what it is," Haley says. "We wanted to bring harmony into the world. Also, we first connected over our voices blending together, and the harmony between our voices, so we wanted to pass that sentiment down to her."

Keira even has her first percussion credit on a song already, since her parents included the sound of her heart beat, which Haley recorded on her iPhone during an ultrasound appointment, on the breakdown of the chorus of their new song "Born Yesterday."

"On the way over to my appointment, Ryan was like, 'Hey, do me a favor, record the heartbeat because I have this idea,' " Haley recalls. "I was like, 'I know what you're thinking.' It was so fun. I told my OB, 'You're going to get an engineering credit on this … can I record the heartbeat?' "

When they turned in all of their forms for the song to Sony, Michaels says they snuck in Keira's name in the credits.

"We were listing all the musicians, and we just snuck it in," he says. "It was funny because we had kept her name a total secret. We are friends with the people that we work with, but we just slid it into the bottom, under the drummer, like additional percussion."

Haley and Michaels first came up with the idea for "Born Yesterday" ahead of their baby girl's arrival.

"I had the idea for 'Born Yesterday' from the double meaning of it with the literal sense of being born yesterday and wanting her to stay little forever," Haley says. "I wish you could stay born yesterday, just in terms of the world and what you have to figure out through hardships. We wanted to write that message to her, but also that she's her own person and that she's strong and she'll figure things out herself. We're always there to help guide her. That's the sentiment that we wanted to put into the song."

Michaels says they always love writing songs that are "personal," like "Giving It All (To You)," which they wrote about their wedding vows.

"We like being vulnerable and honest with the listeners," he says. "I think the songs that inspired us to make music did that for us. We're both lead singers, and we have conversations in songs. In this case, having both parents represented, I think adds a special layer for us and the lyrics couldn't be more autobiographical."

In the week since Keira Harmony's birth, Haley and Michaels say they've already felt a surge of inspiration.

"I can already feel my emotions being really raw, and I feel very vulnerable," Haley says. "I think that it's a really amazing time to take advantage of feeling things so deeply. I really hope to write music while I'm in that state. I think it would be incredible to see what comes out."

Though they're both focused on the present, they're also looking forward to the future.

"My favorite thing, which I'm sure will go on forever, is just watching her experience things for the first time ever in her life," Haley says. "We showed her a tree the other day, and she looked at it like it was the most amazing thing in the world. Who knows if she actually knew what was happening, but it's so fun to think every single thing is the first time that she's ever doing it. So for me, I'm just eating that up. I think I'll feel that way forever."

Michaels adds: "I'm looking forward to being her date to the prom."

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Jennifer Lopez's Daughter Emme Opens Up About New Kids' Book and Performing at the Super Bowl

Emme Muñiz — Jennifer Lopez and ex Marc Anthony's 12-year-old daughter — is stepping (back) into the spotlight.

In February, Emme floored football fans when she shared the stage with her mom at the Super Bowl. And now she's preparing for a whole new audience: kids across the world.

In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Emme talks about her upcoming children's book, Lord Help Me, and explains what gave her the confidence to sing in front of millions of people.

"I just don’t overthink it," she says of singing with Lopez. "I get up there and do it."

Emme also wasn't daunted by the idea of creating a picture book. Instead, she was excited to share the power of prayer with the world.

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She says she's been passionate about praying since she was 5 years old and often prays before bed, either by herself or with her nanny, Jessica Morrison.

Lord Help Me, which will be published by Crown Books for Young Readers on Sept. 29, shows how prayer helps Emme navigate challenges both "big and small," she says. 

"I really hope children are able to learn to pray, share the book and spread the power of prayer after reading it," says Emme, who says she had fun coming up with one-liners for the book with her nanny.

From struggling to get up in time to the joys and challenges of living with her twin brother Max, Emme often turns to prayer to get through the day.

"Max and I have a special relationship," Emme says of her favorite part of having a twin brother. "Since we were very little, I could always understand him when no one else could."

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In Emme's book, she also writes about her love of animals. Sloths are one of her favorite types of animals and it's her dream to save them — and the planet!

"I want to donate to organizations that build sloth sanctuaries," says Emme about how she hopes to help save sloths, several species of which are currently endangered.

Emme's parents and brother are very supportive, both of her book and her plan to help save the world. "They are all really proud of me," she says.

For more from Jennifer Lopez's daughter Emme, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

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New Mom Brie Bella Reveals Why Husband Daniel Bryan Is Sleeping in Guest Bedroom for Now

Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan's daughter loves being a big sister, but the adjustment of having not one but two new babies around has been a little tough.

The WWE power couple opened up on Wednesday's The Bellas Podcast about their older child Birdie Joe, 3, and how even though she's "obsessed" with her 6-week-old brother Buddy Dessert, she's still getting used to not being the baby of the family anymore — both in terms of Buddy and aunt Nikki Bella's son Matteo Artemovich, 6 weeks.

"COVID's been a big change for her, not going to school and all her fun little classes. And then having Artem [Chigvintsev] and Nicole have a baby and that attention go away, and then us having one," said Brie, 36. "And even though she's obsessed with Buddy, it's hard when it's all about you and then now you're sharing it all."

"So we were like, we want Bryan to be able to have all the attention and energy for her," she explained of having her husband, 39, sleep in their guest bedroom and be "on Birdie's schedule" for the time being.

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Meanwhile, Bryan has been taking the responsibility of being Birdie's right-hand man seriously. As his wife revealed, "I think my husband is the only man in the world who buys all this homeschooling stuff when our daughter's really not an age where she needs to be. He does it for fun."

"It's been amazing, because Bryan's really taken control with Bird and it's allowed me to just give all my attention to Buddy," Brie continued. "I obviously have my little times with Birdie throughout the day and I make sure I give her all the attention [then], but it's really kind of helped me not be so stressed out."

For Bryan, he knows the pair are "very lucky," as he "got paternity leave" in his wrestling contract and they know so many parents have to return to work much sooner than they've had to.

"Knowing that I get to be at home — that's where we're very lucky as a couple, because both of us are at home right now," he said. "It's not like one person having to go [to work]. I have infinite respect for most parents out there. A lot of times, both parents have to work."

Brie delivered Buddy on Aug. 1 — one day after her twin sister Nikki and her fiancé Chigvintsev, 38, welcomed Matteo, their first child, into the world.

"We named our son Buddy because he's named after his late grandfather," Brie previously told PEOPLE. "Bryan's dad (who died in 2014) really wanted a grandson, and unfortunately, he's not alive to see that. But Bryan also really wanted a son to carry on the Danielson name. So we thought, 'How special to be named after his late grandfather?' "

"For his middle name, I really wanted to incorporate my family," continued the Total Bellas star. "Birdie's middle name is Joe after my grandfather, who just meant the world to me. So I wanted Buddy to have something of my grandmother. Her last name, her maiden name, is Dessert."

Added Brie, "When you look at it, people are going to say Dessert, because it's French. But it's pronounced 'desert.' "

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Maren Morris Says Son, 5 Months, 'Can Stay Up a Little Late to Watch Mom' Perform at ACM Awards

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Maren Morris is getting ready to take the stage once again — with a new fan in the audience!

The country singer is set to perform "To Hell & Back" from her album GIRL, from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, as part of the 2020 ACM Awards on Wednesday night. And she hopes her 5-month-old son, Hayes Andrew, will be able to witness his mom in action.

"I don't know what time in the show I am, but he can stay up a little late to watch Mom," Morris, 30, told Taste of Country Nights — despite the fact that "I don't think it's quite registered [to him] that the people in the TV are real."

The mother of one also discussed her relationship with the wife of Busbee, a producer on GIRL who died last December at the age of 43 after a battle with brain cancer. (The couple have three children.)

"Me being a new mother, she's just been so supportive of me, and I just love that I'll forever have a friend in her," Morris told the outlet of Busbee's wife Jessie, adding that they "text all the time."

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Aside from Morris, the ACM Awards will also feature performances from Old Dominion, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Kelsea Ballerini, Eric Church, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown and Florida Georgia Line.

Morgan Wallen, Mickey Guyton, Gabby Barrett and the ACM new male and female artists of the year Riley Green and Tenille Townes will also perform.

Over the weekend, Taylor Swift and Pink were also added to the lineup. Swift, 30, will debut "betty," her first performance of any folklore track, while Pink, 41, will join host Keith Urban for their collaboration "One Too Many."

Morris leads the pack of ACM Awards nominations alongside Thomas Rhett and producer Dann Huff, who stand in the lead for most nods with five each. The "Middle" singer is up for female artist of the year, group of the year (as a member of The Highwomen) and musical event of the year. She's also nominated twice in the album of the year category, for performing and producing her album.

The 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards will air from Nashville, Tennessee, Wednesday from 8 to 11 p.m. ET on CBS. The show will also be available to stream live and on-demand across digital platforms on the CBS All Access subscription service.

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Big Brother Alums Rachel Reilly & Brendon Villegas Reveal Sex of Baby on the Way: 'So Excited'

Forget Big Brother — Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas are adding a "Little Brother" to the family!

The reality television alums are expecting a baby boy, the couple reveals exclusively to PEOPLE.

The pair — who welcomed their daughter Adora Borealis, 4, in April 2016— is "so excited" to bring a baby boy into the family, Reilly tells PEOPLE.

"It's going to be so fun to have a girl and a boy! Adora is going to teach her baby brother so much and I can't wait to meet him!" Reilly says, admitting that she "totally wanted a baby boy."

While the couple hoped for a son in their future, Villegas says the most important thing is that everyone is healthy. "Of course we both wanted a boy, but when you become pregnant immediately before the onset of a major pandemic, all you can focus on is keeping your family safe," he tells PEOPLE.

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Reilly, 35, and Villegas, 39, are anxious to see how their baby boy will differ from their daughter, whom Villegas says is an "amazing child who is full of energy."

"I imagine having a boy will be different in all the ways we traditionally imagine, e.g. getting peed on while changing a diaper," Villegas teases. Even more, their son will be the "first to carry the family surname."

When Reilly broke the news, Villegas says he was "besides [himself]." However, Reilly adds that her sex reveal to Villegas didn't go as planned.

"I made him and Adora cupcakes and I wanted the inside to be blue but I didn't have blue icing or chocolate or anything," she says. "I had green chocolate so I put the chips in the center!"

"Brendon took a bite and said they were good, and I asked if he liked the inside — he was not getting it!" she remembers. "I finally said to him to open the cupcakes and he said 'Oh cool.' I was like, 'They are green,' and he finally got it!"

In May, Reilly and Villegas revealed to PEOPLE that they are expecting their second child after "trying for a while now."

"We are beyond excited," she said at the time.

The soon-to-be second-time-parents said they are currently staying focused on maintaining a healthy pregnancy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"In the midst of a pandemic, I am most concerned with Rachel and the baby both maintaining their health throughout the pregnancy. Honestly, that is all I care for at the moment, their safety," Villegas told PEOPLE.

Adora has also been helping her mom to stay happy and healthy throughout her pregnancy.

"When I have morning sickness, she comes in the bathroom and rubs my back," Reilly said. "She brings me water to drink all day and she even goes and grabs water bottles and tells me I have to drink them for the baby."

"She has made this even more exciting," Reilly added of her daughter.

The couple first met in 2010 on season 12 of Big Brother, before returning to the house for a second time the following year, when Reilly won. They later appeared as a couple on two seasons of The Amazing Race.

Villegas and Reilly tied the knot in September 2012 atop the AT&T Center in downtown Los Angeles.

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