Too Faced Turned Its Iconic Better Than Sex Mascara Into a Fragrance

There's a movie that's always playing in Too Faced cofounder Jerrod Blandino's head. His protagonist, a woman who exudes power, spends a night in close quarters with a mysterious, maybe even dangerous lover, whose fresh, woodsy fragrance mixes with her floral one. At the end of the night, they blow out the bedside candles and a smoky scent evades the room. Nothing is left but the feelings of adrenaline and satisfaction.

This, Blandino says, is the impetus behind Better Than Sex, the brand's first-ever fragrance, inspired by the best-selling mascara and eyeliner of the same name. "It's the emotional current that swirls around you and elevates the moment and elevates your life — for me, fragrance can do that," he explains. "I want the fragrance to evoke feelings that are extreme and meaningful when you smell it."

Better Than Sex, out in October, achieves just that, thanks to the help of perfumer Frank Voelkl, who also helped create Le Labo's Santal 33 and Glossier You, among others. As Blandino recalls, the collaboration process was just as spontaneous as the vision itself. "I'm not a normal creative person. I don't put things on paper. I don't write briefs. I don't talk to committees. I don't do research," he laughs. More or less, Blandino relayed his story of an escapade to Voelkl, and the duo went back and forth over various smells for a couple of years until they landed on something "not perfect, but almost perfect," as Voelkl describes it. 

"We don't want you to identify every single note in there; every time you wear the fragrance, you feel something that keeps sparking the interest."

That almost-perfect combination of notes covers a wide spectrum of scents, including fruits (passion fruit, lychee, peach, citrus), florals (magnolia, jasmine, orchid, rose), and earthy scents (sandalwood, cedarwood, musk, amber, patchouli), to name just a handful. At first spritz, it gives a strong, flowery impression that quickly melts into something softer and smokier with a fresh, soap-like tail end.  

It's hard to describe as anything other than sexy — which was the goal, of course. "You don't know exactly what it that brings you back over and over," Voelkl says of his creation, with which he aims to spur the good kind of tension. "We don't want you to identify every single note in there; every time you wear the fragrance, you feel something that keeps sparking the interest."

All this sensual tenacity comes wrapped up in a bottle that is unmistakeably Too Faced: Pink, antique-inspired, and almost impossibly detailed. The front dons the same metallic-pink Better Than Sex logo as the mascara, meanwhile, the top likens itself to the Palace of Versailles with gilded ribbons and lion heads, all topped off with a pink crystal cap. "There are so many moving parts that it's next to impossible to produce," Blandino boasts.

That's why this fragrance, sadly, is going to be "extremely limited," according to him — but rest assured, Voelkl and Blandino might have other fragrance collaborations in their futures. "[Better Than Sex] took a lot out of us, but I enjoyed every moment," Blandino responds when asked if Too Faced will create more scents going forward. "So yes, I'm open to that."

Too Faced's Better Than Sex fragrance will retail for $105 for 3.4 ounces and will be available this fall on toofaced.com. 

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Source: Read Full Article

As teen, he made news opposing anti-vax mom. Now, he’s urging COVID shots for youth

As teen, he made news opposing anti-vax mom. now, he's urging COVID shots for youth

Ethan Lindenberger knows what it’s like when you have anti-vaxxer parents: At 18, he gained national notoriety when he sought vaccines in defiance of his mother’s fervent wishes.

Now, the 20-year-old has some advice for teens facing a similar dilemma posed by the pandemic—how to convince their anti-vaxxer parents to let them get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Pfizer shot is now FDA-approved for everyone age 12 and up, but varying parental consent laws across the country mean that some teens might want the jab but have to convince mom and dad first.

Lindenberger recommends that kids who want the vaccine have an open and honest discussion with their parents—if they have the type of relationship that would allow for such an exchange.

“If you know you can have a loving and understanding conversation with your parents, please do that. Try to have that conversation and vocalize why you want to get vaccinated, your concerns about your own health and safety,” Lindenberger, of Norwalk, Ohio, said in a HealthDay Now interview.

But he acknowledges that not every teen will be able to do that.

“If you are worried about serious consequences—your parents not trusting you, your parents taking away your phone or kicking you out—those are serious concerns for some young people,” Lindenberger said. “Maybe wait and weigh those consequences seriously. It’s not as easy as ‘Go get vaccinated, and then deal with it later.'”

Most states require parents to consent to the vaccination of their children, according to USA Today. The exceptions are North Carolina (all teens can receive vaccinations), Tennessee and Alabama (14 and older don’t need consent), and Oregon (15 and older don’t need consent). Iowa’s consent rules are more difficult to interpret, as the requirement varies depending on your health care provider.

Lindenberger only got the polio vaccine when he was a child, due to his mom’s increasing involvement in the anti-vaccine movement.

Due to consent laws, he didn’t even bother discussing vaccination with his mother as he went through high school, even though his own research had convinced him of the importance and safety of vaccines.

“I knew growing up my mom was very anti-vaccine. Because of the legal restrictions, I really wasn’t trying to fight her on getting me vaccinated. She believed vaccines could kill me, and so it was not going to be an easy time,” Lindenberger said.

When he turned 18, he used the Reddit online discussion board to ask how he should pursue vaccination. Lindenberger’s conflict with his parents then became national news.

“When I turned 18, I said, ‘Hey, this is my decision now, but I’m still going to communicate that. I’m not going to hide it from you. I want you to understand where I’m coming from,” Lindenberger said. “She still didn’t respond great, but the fundamental reason I was talking with her in the first place and saying what I thought was out of respect.”

Lindenberger’s initial decision to get vaccinated, and then become a vaccine advocate, has impacted his relationship with his mom.

“Because of how deep she is in this misinformation and that perspective, it definitely does warp her view of me as a person. What kind of person advocates for [in her view] young people to die and become injured? It’s a pretty bad thing to do,” he said. “It’s definitely caused a divide. Do we talk as much? No. Do we have the same type of relationship? Absolutely not. Do I see her as often? I don’t.”

Because of her firm beliefs, Lindenberger said he hasn’t even bothered to try to convince her to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

“My mom is very anti-vaccine. I mean like the 1% of the 1% that are so deeply ingrained that it’s not just the anti-vaccine conspiracies but the anti-mask, anti-science conspiracy theories, holistic medicine, the whole bunch,” he said. “People who are so deeply down that rabbit hole find other rabbit holes. For her, it’s progressed that much.

“My time and energy is spent talking to people that are hesitant, people that are asking questions, rather than saying they know what’s true. I think that’s more productive,” Lindenberger added.

  • Figure out what they want from the conversation beforehand, whether it’s permission or advice or just a friendly ear.
  • Identify your feelings to them, especially if you are worried that what you’re about to say will anger or disappoint them.
  • Pick a good time to talk, when your parent isn’t busy with something else and can focus on you.
  • Be clear and direct in what you’re saying, always be honest, try to understand their point of view, and resist getting into an argument.

Source: Read Full Article

Demi Lovato Revealed Intimate Details About Their Recent Eating Disorder Relapse

Demi Lovato’s new YouTube documentary, Simply Complicated, is out now, and in it, the singer gets super candid about living with an eating disorder.

Demi says simply that food is “still the biggest challenge in my life.” The former Disney Channel star struggled with disordered eating as recently as this year.

Related: Demi Lovato Will Not Discuss Their Sexuality For This Powerful Reason

“When I was in a relationship with Wilmer I went three years without purging and when we broke up that’s one of the first things I did,” Demi says in the documentary. “The less I have to think about food, the easier it is to go about having a normal life and I don’t want to let anybody down so when I do have moments when I slip up, I feel very ashamed.”

The two-time Grammy nominee says their relapse started when they began missing Wilmer. “And when I feel lonely, my heart feels hungry and I end up bingeing,” Demi says. The “Dancing with the Devil” singer traced their issues with eating back to childhood, noting that they first began bingeing at 8 years old, after their little sister was born.

(Want the day’s biggest news and trending stories delivered to your inbox? Sign up for our “So This Happened” newsletter.)

You can watch Demi talk about the relapse in the documentary here:

“I had started working at that time and was under a lot of stress so I would bake cookies for my family and I would eat all of them and nobody would have any to eat,” Demi says. “That was my first memory of food being that medicine for me.”

This isn’t the first time the singer has opened up about having an eating disorder, but it may be the most candid they’ve been about it.

Demi Lovato just reacted to their ex-boyfriend’s engagement in the best way:

At least 30 million people in the U.S. suffer from an eating disorder, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, and while there’s no data on how many people relapse after receiving treatment for an eating disorder, the National Eating Disorders Association calls relapsing a “natural part of the recovery process.”

Related: Demi Lovato Speaks Up About Living with Bipolar Disorder

Now, Demi says that while they’ve gained control over a former drug addiction, disordered eating is still a struggle. “I don’t want to give it the power that it controls my every thought but it’s something that I’m constantly thinking about,” Demi says. “Body image, what I wish I could be eating, what I wish I could be eating next, what I wish I didn’t eat, you know it’s just constant. I get envious towards people who don’t struggle with an eating disorder because I think my life would be so much easier.”

Source: Read Full Article

Amanda Seyfried's 7-Month-Old Son Makes Rare Appearance During Today Interview

https://www.youtube.com/embed/QlRDG_QFFi8

Surprise! Amanda Seyfried's 7-month-old baby boy adorably crashed his mom's recent interview with Willie Geist on Today.

The Oscar-nominated Mank actress, 35, was speaking virtually to Geist, 45, during Sunday's interview when her baby boy, whom she shares with husband Thomas Sadoski, was brought over to Seyfried, much to her delight. (The couple also share 4-year-old daughter Nina.)

"Aww, come on," Geist said in awe as Seyfried held her son, whose name she has yet to publicly reveal.

"Say hi. Look at that nice man," the Mean Girls actress said to her baby boy.

"Hi buddy. Oh my god, what a cute guy. Come on," Geist gushed over the 7-month-old.

Just prior to her son's surprise appearance, Seyfried spoke to Geist about the ups and downs of doing press from the family's renovated farm in the Catskills of Upstate New York, where her mom is the couple's nanny, and they keep collecting farm animals.

"There's some benefits and there's some serious drawbacks," said Seyfried. "They squeeze in so much more work. The benefits outweigh everything. I've got my kids in the house."

Seyfried married Sadoski, 44, whom she met on the set of The Last Word, in March 2017 when she was nine months along in her pregnancy with daughter Nina. In September, the actress announced she had given birth to a baby boy.

In August, Seyfried spoke about her life in quarantine and having childcare help from her mother Ann.

"My mom lives with us — she's our nanny. My life is awesome because she is the third parent for us. I am so lucky — I know I am," the You Should Have Left star said during her interview with John Molner (CEO of Katie Couric Media, named for his wife) for a recent episode of his YouTube series Molner's Table.

"When my daughter gets up, she either comes in our room or she goes downstairs. And if we're still sleeping it's great, 'cause she can hang out with my mom. She wakes up early," Seyfried said.

Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday

Seyfried previously told PEOPLE in August 2019 that it was "so hard to plan" for more kids.

"If it happens to you, you just make it work," she shared. "I want to get pregnant again, but I'm not ready just yet to have a second. I would like my daughter to be in school and then have my own time with a new baby. But it's so hard to plan."

Source: Read Full Article

Khloé Kardashian's Daughter True Turns 3 — See Family Tributes to the 'Precious' Birthday Girl

Baby True is growing up!

On Monday, Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson's daughter turned 3 years old, and her family is celebrating her with heartfelt tributes on social media, including galleries of family photos of her throughout the years.

Grandma Kris Jenner writes on Instagram, "Happy third birthday to our beautiful, sweet, kind, loving, precious True!! You are such an incredible blessing and it brings me so much joy to watch you grow."

"You have the sweetest soul, just like your mommy, and you make us all smile every day! I love you so much and can't wait to celebrate you, our angel girl! 💗 Lovey xo," adds Kris, 65. In the comment section, Khloé, 36, says, "I love you mommy."

Aunt Kim Kardashian shared a series of photos showing True with her kids — daughters North, 7, and Chicago, 3, and sons Saint, 5, and Psalm, 22 months — on her Instagram Story, writing on one slide, "Happy 3rd Birthday to my sweet baby True!!!"

Thompson, 30, shared throwback photos and videos on Instagram, including one sweet clip in which a tiny True gives her dad a kiss as he says "I love you." He captioned the post, "My Princess 👑Daddy Loves you Baby TuTu❤️❤️❤️❤️," as Khloe commented, "You're three today!"

Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday.

Khloé Kardashian's Cutest Matching Moments with Her Baby Girl True Thompson

Khloé has been open about her journey to welcoming a second child, sharing that she wants to give True a little sibling. Last month on The Drew Barrymore Show, she said, "I have so many brothers and sisters, so I do want to have a sibling for True," she said of having more children. (Thompson is also dad to son Prince, 4, with ex Jordan Craig.)

"With the world of COVID, I've been doing IVF and all that kind of stuff and it's been more challenging in a quarantine year, but I definitely do," Khloé added.

From 'Wyoming Style' to StormiWorld: The Kardashian Kids' Best Birthday Party Themes

In a February Instagram exchange with fans, Khloé shared her disbelief in how fast her daughter is growing up. She called True "the sweetest angel ever," showing love for True's "cute smile and tooth gap." When one commenter noted how quickly she's growing, Khloé said, "I know! I can't really handle that. She'll always be my baby."

"The time moves way too fast for me," wrote the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star to another fan at the time. "I can't believe she's going to be three soon."

Source: Read Full Article

Teresa Palmer & Sarah Wright Olsen Write Book About Pregnancy Loss, Parenting

Teresa Palmer and Sarah Wright Olsen have supported each other through the joy and pain that comes with motherhood, including pregnancy loss.

Now, the actors and co-founders of the Your Zen Mama blog, are sharing their stories in a new book that encompasses motherhood — from infertility to postpartum — and advice so parents and little ones can be healthy and "zen(ish)."

"We want it to feel like we're giving you a big warm hug, and we are being encouraging and supportive and uplifting," Palmer, 35, says in a joint interview with Wright Olsen, 37, about The Zen Mama Guide to Finding Your Rhythm in Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond, which published on Tuesday.

"We also really hope that women will take away from the book that they need to let their mama intuitive voice be the loudest voice they listen to," she continues. "Take what works for you, and leave the rest."

Between them, the women are raising seven children. Palmer, who stars alongside Matthew Goode in the hit show A Discovery of Witches, is mom to Bodhi, 7, Forest, 4, and Poet, 1, and stepmom to Isaac, 11. She and husband Mark Webber are currently expecting their fourth baby together.

Wright Olsen, who has starred in Mad Men and currently appears in Netflix's Spinning Out, shares Esmé, 4, Wyatt, 7, and Winter, 6 months, with her NCIS: Los Angeles star husband, Eric Christian Olsen.

While they both consider themselves "pretty relaxed" moms when it comes to their parenting style, they've also ridden out storms together. In 2015, Palmer says she suffered a pregnancy loss, which she shares in The Zen Mama Guide.

Years later, while writing the book together, Wright Olsen says she also experienced a pregnancy loss — and she turned to her friend and her words for comfort.

"I actually suffered a pregnancy loss while we were writing the book. Teresa had written the pregnancy loss chapter in her voice," says Wright Olsen. "I did a disclaimer at the beginning that said, 'This is how you can support someone and be a good friend.' And 'Don't shy away from them, it makes them feel even more isolated.' Then in the process of editing, I actually had a pregnancy loss."

The star continues: "I called Teresa, and went back and I read all the pages that she had written and all the different stories. It was something that really helped me to heal and made me feel so held."

For Wright Olsen, reading their draft after her pregnancy loss served as an "affirmation."

"It's so good that we [included a section on pregnancy loss] because it helped me in real time," she says. "So I knew that it would help someone else."

Keep reading for more from the candid joint interview in which the stars share about giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic and their parenting styles.

PEOPLE: What kind of misunderstandings and misconceptions about pregnancy loss do you want to dismantle with your book?

PALMER: I had been through a pregnancy loss in 2015, and I remember that one of the saddest parts of it was that the pregnancy books that I had got out again for the second time and I was excitedly reading through, I suddenly felt kicked out of the club, because I lost my baby. In these pregnancy books, there was nothing about pregnancy loss. I just sheepishly put away all my pregnancy books again.

We want women to pick up this book and read it and feel so included in the process. If they're reading this book and they suffer pregnancy loss, they don't have to put this book away. They can continue reading this book. If they're struggling with infertility, they can continue reading this book. You hear pregnancy loss and you think of one particular thing, but there are so many specific types of loss. We just wanted to dedicate that time to writing about all of it.

PEOPLE: What helped you heal after you pregnancy loss?

PALMER: Probably just reaching out to my community, my sisterhood, who uplifted me and held my hand. I had told everyone at four weeks pregnant that I was pregnant. I had blabbed to the whole world, essentially. Then I had to go back and remember all the people I had told. But I felt really held by my friends.

WRIGHT OLSEN: I would say the same: hearing other people's stories and just talking to my friends. I wasn't aware of how many people in my life had experienced pregnancy loss at that point. But I do remember, after this weekend where I took a lot of time for myself to process what was happening, I came home to flowers on my doorstep from one of my friends who had also suffered pregnancy loss. Another one of my friends sent chocolate and a bottle of wine to my house. Someone else showed up at my door, and Teresa FaceTimed me. I was just like, "Whoa!" I honestly had no idea that that was a way that people show up for you when something like that happens. I've suffered different kinds of loss in my life, but never that, and [the support] was just so beautiful.

PEOPLE: Sarah, what was it like to give birth during the pandemic?

WRIGHT OLSEN: I was nervous… I'd had a home birth before with my first child. I kept thinking, should I go back to do a home birth again? Because I had planned a hospital birth and I just really love my doctor. My gut kept telling me that I wanted to be with my doctor at the hospital, even though it was COVID, which was crazy because I'm like the most locked down person. For me, it definitely felt like more of a medical setting this time around….

But it was still a beautiful birth. I'm so glad that I did it there. At the end of the day, I was safe and I went home and nothing happened. I was so grateful that I had my baby and she was healthy.

PEOPLE: Teresa, how is this pregnancy experience different from the others?

PALMER: I went in for a scan and the whole experience was so different. The signs everywhere saying you cannot bring a guest in, one person at a time in the waiting room. It was actually a very well-oiled machine….

It was funny, I got to see my daughter, not for the first time, but I guess for the first time in her full form, really looking like a baby now, and seeing her face. I was like, "Oh, this is so interesting. I'm doing this on my own." I'm so used to my other three babies, having my husband there getting all giddy and excited with me. So I FaceTimed him and I took video, but that is just a different experience too. It's quite isolating.

Way It Saved Me'

PEOPLE: What advice do you give to new moms in your book? Especially as they navigate physical and emotional challenges after giving birth?

PALMER: We have a postpartum section of the book where we focus on how your mind is affected. When your lows feel too low, what do you do? Who do you turn to? Who can you call? We write out very distinct symptoms and signs so people can actually read them and say, "Oh, this does sound like me. I am feeling like it's getting worse, not getting better again."

We talk about postpartum anxiety with dads, which is something that's not really talked about that much. The statistics are quite high in terms of dads navigating anxiety after the birth of their baby. We talk about body image, we talk about newborn care, we try and cover the whole gamut of that postpartum experience because there's so many things that collide at once. You're also not sleeping, you have all these hormonal dips and shifts, your milk is coming in, you're trying to breastfeed. It's just a really challenging time for so many mothers.

WRIGHT OSLEN: I had postpartum anxiety and the craziest intrusive thoughts that would happen to me. I didn't really understand it with my first [baby], but then as I started talking to a postpartum therapist about it, I was like, "Oh, that's what this is." I'd been having these crazy, intrusive thoughts about something bad happening to my child in the middle of the night. She explained it to me and she's like, "It's totally normal." It really takes [the pressure] off your shoulders when you hear that you're not the only one that that happens to.

PEOPLE: How would you describe your parenting style?

PALMER: Sarah is my No. 1 go-to when there's something going on with the kids. I'm like, "Oh my goodness, it's crazy over here. How do I deal with this?" Because we're so like-minded in the way we parent … I like to say we're with both pretty relaxed. We're pretty chill. I try and keep things fun and light.

It's important to set boundaries with your kids, but we try and make things an adventure and be as understanding and compassionate to the children as possible. … Sarah and I don't practice traditional discipline with our kids. It's definitely more of a conscious-minded, gentle discipline and actually just talking to them, communicating with them, talking about their feelings.

WRIGHT OLSEN: For example, I told my daughter the other day, "I'm feeling really nervous, I have this meeting. I'm feeling it right here, like tension in my chest, and I'm feeling nervous. What do you think I should do about it?" And my daughter, who's now 4 years old, she was like, "Well, you have to do the meeting, right?" I was like, "Yeah." She goes, "So I think you need to take a deep breath into where you're feeling it." And she was like, "And then exhale." And she said, "And you got to tell yourself, we got to just keep moving forward." And I was like, "I love that, that's a great thing! Okay, I'm going to do it." [Then she said,] "And really? At the end of the day, it doesn't matter."

Teresa and I both follow this philosophy with our kids: Meet the needs as the needs arise.

The Zen Mama Guide to Finding Your Rhythm in Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond is on sale now.


Source: Read Full Article

Jimmy Fallon's Wife Nancy Juvonen 'Went All Out' to Make Pod School for Their Girls: 'It's Legit'

https://www.youtube.com/embed/5IacmGGY3Jc

Jimmy Fallon's wife Nancy Juvonen brought homeschooling to a new level.

On a special episode of The Tonight Show, marking one year since the show was forced to shoot remotely at Fallon's home, the late-night host, 46, greeted viewers in front of a group of excited children.

The at-home pod school is where his girls, Winnie and Franny, do their learning, along with the kindergarteners and first graders of neighbors and family friends.

"It's called the Barn School and it's a New York curriculum school and they're very good students and they're very polite," Fallon said during the opening of Friday's episode. "Before it was a school, we did a show from here a year ago. And before it was the show, it was my home. So welcome to our show."

Speaking with PEOPLE ahead of the episode, Fallon explained that Nancy took it upon herself to create the safe and productive place for their kids to learn.

"Last spring, when they were on Zoom school, you can see they get distracted. You look away and a couple of minutes later they're playing with dolls," Fallon says.  

Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday.

Jimmy Fallon Celebrates 7 Years of The Tonight Show with His Daughters: 'My Favorite Co-Hosts'

So when the new school year rolled around and the talk show returned to the studio in Manhattan, "My wife started a school," he says.

"We said, 'Let's just have a pod school with our neighbors and friends,' so we got teachers and a principal and a teacher's assistant and a curriculum from the school district, so yeah, it's legit."

Fallon adds that they outfitted the school with old lockers from a high school and materials from eBay. "My wife went all out. We were so lucky to be able to pull it off."

Jimmy Fallon's Daughter, 5, Adorably Interrupts His At-Home Tonight Show to Tell Him a Secret

Last May, Fallon told PEOPLE that Nancy was the one keeping their at-home Tonight Show all together, coordinating the kids' schooling and keeping them occupied with art projects, while also running cameras, essentially helping to produce the show.

"My wife is the brains behind this whole thing," he said at the time. "She's the production scout, the producer, the lighting person, the editor, the director. I could not do any of this without my wife. She is everything."


Source: Read Full Article

Leslie Odom Jr. and Wife Nicolette Robinson Welcome Second Child, Son Able Phineas

Leslie Odom Jr.'s award season just got busier!

The 39-year-old Hamilton star and his wife Nicolette Robinson welcomed their second child, son Able Phineas, he announced on Instagram Thursday.

"More life! One whole week with our Abe. Watching Nicolette give birth to these kids…? Simply, the bravest acts I've ever witnessed from a foot away," the father of two raved. "I love you, sweetheart and I am in awe. Our little family bursts at the seams with joy! And gratitude. Able Phineas 3/25/21 ♥️ More life."

The pair are also parents to Lucille "Lucy" Ruby, who turns 4 later in April.

Along with the happy announcement, the One Night in Miami actor shared an adorable photo of Lucy with her newborn brother.

Odom's happy baby news comes weeks after he scored two Oscar nominations for One Night in Miami. During the Golden Globes 2021 pre-show in late February, Odom joked that he was stockpiling his sleep as they were "weeks away" from the new addition's arrival.

"We're weeks away. We're like, 3 weeks away," he said at the time. "We're trying to store up sleep. Is that a scientific thing? Can I get as much sleep now, and then like a bank? Withdraw on it later?"

Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday.

Celebrity Babies Born in 2021 (So Far!)

Odom and Robinson announced their baby news in November with posts on Instagram. "Lots of reasons to celebrate over here. Lots of reasons for hope too," Odom wrote in the caption for a sweet family photo at the time, going on to reveal that they are expecting a boy.

Them, in November, Odom told PEOPLE about how their daughter was adjusting to the idea of becoming a big sister.

"She's so protective of Mama. She speaks to Mama's tummy and says, 'Good morning, little baby.' It's great to see," he said at the time. "It's a very useful thing as a parent; when she's not being the most mature version of herself, we remind her that there's a baby coming and she's got to be a big sister … she's got to show him the way."

"She's starting to wrap her head around the concept of pregnancy. Now one of her main questions, when we are talking about other people, is, 'What tummy did they come from? Whose tummy did they come from?' And I was explaining to her about her aunts and uncles, what tummies they were born in," Robinson added with a laugh. "She's very interested in that."

Source: Read Full Article

Kelly Rowland Says 'Excitement Was Through the Roof' When Son Titan Met Baby Noah for the First Time

Kelly Rowland is one proud mama!

On Friday, the star, 40, shared a heartwarming photo that was captured during the first time her eldest son Titan Jewell, 6, met his newborn baby brother, Noah Jon.

"Flashback Friday to the day I brought Noah home to meet his big brother TITAN!" the Grammy Award winner wrote in her Instagram caption.

"The level of excitement was THROUGH the roof!" Rowland revealed. "And watching my family multiply has been my hearts [sic] joy!"

The doting mom added, "So grateful for my circle of support yo help me through it all too, cause it's definitely a shift, but so worth it! #HAPPYFRIDAYEVERYONE."

The songstress welcomed her second son Noah Jon with husband Tim Weatherspoon on Jan. 21.

Last month, the star revealed that she's found a fun-filled trick that has made her nursing experience more enjoyable.

"I read somewhere where if you're nursing and you laugh, you're laughing, it supposedly I guess makes more milk," the Destiny's Child alum said during her virtual appearance on Good Morning America. "So I was like, 'Oh, well let me put on Dave [Chappelle because] he makes me laugh, literally, my head off.' So, I have been doing that and surprisingly, it works for me."

She also opened up about Noah's music video debut. Her little one makes a cameo in the music video her all-new tune, "Black Magic.'"

And another fun fact, Rowland said she filmed the music video on her 40th birthday, which was Feb. 11.

On filming the powerful visual with Noah Jon, she told Michael Strahan, "It really happened in the spur of the moment. I was shooting a scene in actually our yard and I said, 'Let me get the boys in the video.' I just feel like they're a part of my Black magic and my joy and I wanted that to come across in the song, which is of course what the song is about. [It's about] Black joy and strength and perseverance. I really wanted that to come off. My boys are part of my strength."

Speaking further on her meaningful single, Rowland explained that she got her musical inspiration for the tune "from everything that I feel like I've gone through. I poured my life into [it] and I wanted it to feel good. That really meant a lot for me, for everything on the record to feel good for the soul."

Source: Read Full Article

Victoria’s Secret Model Georgia Fowler Announces She’s Pregnant: ‘The Best Is Yet to Come’

Victoria's Secret model Georgia Fowler is pregnant!

The 28-year-old model posted several photos of her maternity photo shoot on her blog.

"It's been hard to keep this one quiet, but now it's pretty hard to hide," she wrote alongside one photo on Instagram where she posed nude on the beach showing off her baby bump.

Fowler continued, "Nathan and I couldn't be happier to share our exciting news with you."

"We cannot wait to meet you little one and begin our next adventure together," the first time mom-to-be wrote. "The best is yet to come."

RELATED: Model Elsa Hosk Shows Off Her Baby Bump As She Says She's 'a Few Weeks from Giving Birth'

In another photo, she shared on Instagram, the Victoria's Secret model joked, "There's more than hot cross buns in here!"

Fowler is expecting with her boyfriend Nathan Dalah. The pair went public with their relationship in Feb. 2020. 

Dalah posted about the pregnancy news on his Instagram account, revealing the couple is expecting a girl.

"Beyond excited to welcome a little princess into the world with my superwoman," he wrote, per Daily Mail

Last month, Fowler opened up about her fear of having a daughter based on how social media is today.

"Instagram can be a really positive thing for creatives' there are downsides too," she told Stellar Magazine, according to the The New Zealand Herald. "It does worry me on the flipside if there are very young girls posting images of themselves, that may be a bit too provocative for their age."

Fowler added, "That part … oh, God, that scares the s— out of me if I ever have girls."

Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories.

Prior to dating Dalah, the New Zealand model was romantically linked to Nick Jonas and Leonardo DiCaprio. 

Source: Read Full Article