'Real Housewives' Babies! See Which Bravo Stars Gave Birth

Welcome to the world! When it comes to adding more babies to their broods, these Real Housewives have been busy.

Meghan King Edmonds, who appeared on Real Housewives of Orange County for three seasons, has three children ages two and under. The former reality star gave birth to her daughter, Aspen, in 2016 — and she and her husband, Jim Edmonds, welcomed twin boys, Hart and Hayes, 18 months later.

“You guys, I’m IN IT right now,” the Missouri native captioned an August 2019 pic with her tiny trio, one month after revealing that Hart had been diagnosed with “irreversible brain damage.”

“Hart and I leave for several weeks of intensive therapy and I’m going to miss the tar out of the rest of the fam,” Meghan wrote at the time. “Some days I feel less like a person and more like a machine going through the motions. Thank you to everyone who has made me feel like a person: preschool moms organizing last minute play dates, my sister for letting me nap for an hour, my nanny for watching Netflix with me.”

Another former RHOC star Gretchen Rossi welcomed her first child with her fiancé, Slade Smiley, in July 2019 after doing in vitro fertilization. She gushed over her husband after her C-section, telling Us Weekly exclusively, “Slade has been the best support any woman could dream of. He is a rock of strength!”

The former Bravo personality went on to praise her own body on Instagram, writing three weeks after birth: “I went into labor and delivery at 170 pounds and I think I’m down to 145 and I’m not even trying. … I’m pretty amazed about how amazing the body is. It can grow a little baby and go back like that. It’s just crazy what happens.”

Keep scrolling to take a look at more former and current Bravo stars who have recently given birth, from Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore to Real Housewives of Potomac’s Ashley Darby and Monique Samuels.

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Gigi Hadid Reveals a Bit of Her Bump & Why You Won't See More

During her pregnancy, Gigi Hadid is learning one of the first harsh rules about motherhood: Some people will care more about your child more than they do about all the other amazing things you create. Case in point, in preparing to promote Gigi Journal Part II, an art book she created with V Magazine, she wound up receiving tons of fan questions about showing off her baby bump, yet again.

“I’m so grateful for the positive comments and the questions and wanting just to know that we’re all good and safe and everything’s going great and I love you guys,” Hadid said on Wednesday in a long Instagram Live post to unveil the book.

“Obviously, I think a lot of people are confused why I’m not sharing more, but I’m pregnant through a pandemic,” she explained. “Obviously, my pregnancy is not the most important thing going on in the world. That’s a reason that I felt that it’s not really something that I need to share apart from with my family and friends. Obviously, a lot of people have lost lives due to coronavirus that was in the beginning of quarantine and still happening. And then we moved obviously into the reemergence of the [Black Lives Matter] movement, and I thought that our presence on social media should be used for that.”

This is a very mature, selfless way of explaining Hadid’s lack of pregnancy updates. Mine would have been more like, “I’ll post if I want to, so mind your own business,” only with more expletives. (Reason #798 Hadid is a social media star and I am not.)

But beyond the fact that the world is on fire and there are more important things to discuss than the shape of one model’s belly, Hadid also does want to maintain a bit of privacy during this very special time.

“I have been taking a lot of pictures of my bump and sending it to friends and family,” she said. “And it’s been really cute and exciting, and I’m trying to document it well because I’ve heard a lot of people say, make sure you don’t miss it. And I will be sharing stuff like that in the future. I just am not rushed to do it, and I feel like right now, I just want to experience it.”

Hadid spends her entire life presenting an image of herself for public consumption, so it’s pretty understanding if she wants a break from all that.

“I just don’t want to worry about waking up every day during my pregnancy and worry about having to like look cute or post something,” she went on.

We’ll always have the Bella twins for pregnancy bump pics.

Still, she made one tiny concession for curious fans who just want to see evidence of the life growing inside her. After she had previously explained about not looking pregnant on Instagram videos taking from the front, she discussed her love of loose, linen clothing, particularly the set from Holiday she was wearing. Then she unbuttoned the bottom of her shirt.

“OK, there’s my belly, y’all,” she said, revealing the top of her bump and leaving the rest out of view of the camera. “It’s there. It’s just that from the front, it’s different. … I’m taking my time with sharing my pregnancy, and you guys will see it when you see it.”

With that, she continued on with her original purpose, to show off Gigi’s Journal. Because, for real, can we please let a mom-to-be also have her career?

If Gigi and Zayn don’t have a name picked out yet, maybe they can get inspo from these wacky celebrity baby names.

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US cities with pro sports see more flu deaths

Sports leagues may want to consider calling a timeout on reopening their doors to fans, based on new West Virginia University-led research that links an uptick in seasonal flu deaths to U.S. cities with pro sports teams.

Analyzing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data from 1962 to 2016, WVU economists found that flu deaths increased by between 5 and 24 percent during the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB seasons, with the largest increase for NHL games.

Given that COVID-19 is believed to be more contagious and deadlier, Economics Professor Brad Humphreys has a message for sports leagues until a vaccine is available or herd immunity exists: “Don’t let the fans back into the games.”

“Opening pro sports games to fans is probably a terrible idea, in terms of public health,” said Humphreys, one of the authors of the paper “Professional Sporting Events Increase Seasonal Influenza Mortality in U.S. Cities.” “You’re right on top of people and everybody’s yelling, screaming, high-fiving and hugging. And you’ve got people eating and drinking. You could be putting the virus right into your mouth. The bottom line is we need to be very careful if we’re considering opening up games to the fans.”

Humphreys’ WVU co-authors include Jane Ruseski, associate professor of economics, and Alexander Cardazzi, a Ph.D. student.

Researchers examined cities that introduced a new sport franchise from the big four leagues over the 54-year timeframe. Welcoming new teams in all leagues led to an increase in flu mortality, according to the report.

“We found data that reported flu mortality by city by week dating back to the 1960s,” Humphreys said. “We decided the best experiment was to try to look at what happened when a city got a new pro sports team compared to cities that didn’t. As it turned out, after a new professional sports team came into a city, that flu season and every flu season afterward had more people dying of the flu.

“It isn’t one or two people dying. This is closer to 30 or 40 additional flu deaths over the course of flu season. When you blow it up to a virus that’s more fatal like COVID-19, we could be talking about hundreds of additional deaths because of these games.”

The study also showed a decline in flu deaths in U.S. cities during season stoppages. That means cities reported fewer flu deaths during the 2011 NBA lockout and the 1982 NFL strike.

Research began in March when organizations, such as the NBA, suspended play due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. Humphreys was further intrigued after reading about a soccer game in Italy that was believed to have been a catalyst in spiking that country’s positive cases.

On Feb. 19, the day of a soccer match between Atalanta and Valencia, there were only three confirmed cases in the country of Italy. Two weeks later, that number jumped to 997—just in Bergamo, northeast of Milan and home to the Atalanta team.

“At the time, they had the highest death rate anywhere in the world,” Humphreys said. “That game served as a super-spreader event.”

The NBA and NHL both plan to resume their seasons this summer, but without fans in attendance. In fact, NBA players will have the option of wearing an Oura smart ring that detects early signs of the novel coronavirus—which is part of research from the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute.

Details of the upcoming MLB and NFL seasons remain uncertain.

The economists hope this timely research will not only help inform sports league reopening policy decisions, but mass gatherings in general such as concerts, conferences and conventions.

“You’ll have some people say, ‘Oh, but everybody can wear a mask,'” Humphreys said. “But you’ve seen how people are complying with that, right? And if these arenas are at full capacity, social distancing isn’t happening.”

A COVID-19 model formerly used by the White House projects that more than 200,000 American could die from the virus by October. As of late Wednesday, 119,000 people have died of the novel coronavirus in the U.S., with a total of 2.2 million positive cases.

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Brazil now second in virus deaths, as US states see rising cases

Brazil on Friday claimed the unenviable position of having the second-highest coronavirus death toll worldwide behind the United States, where several states have posted record daily case totals, signaling the crisis is far from over.

US and European stocks ended the week on an upswing after a rout sparked by the US data and fresh evidence of the economic damage caused by virus-related lockdowns, with British GDP shrinking by a record 20.4 percent in April.

Meanwhile, in several European countries, the focus shifted to the courts, and who might eventually be pinned with the blame for the global financial and health crisis.

Brazil’s health ministry recorded 909 deaths in the past 24 hours, putting the total at 41,828—meaning the country of 212 million people has now surpassed Britain’s death toll.

Experts warn the actual number of cases in Latin America’s biggest economy could be many times higher than the confirmed figure of 828,810.

“Some areas are at a critical stage” in Brazil, with intensive care unit occupancy levels of more than 90 percent, World Health Organization emergencies director Mike Ryan told journalists in Geneva.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who threatened last week to quit the WHO over “ideological bias,” has dismissed the virus as a “little flu,” and berated state officials for imposing lockdowns.

Latin America is the latest epicenter in the world’s battle with the novel coronavirus, which emerged in China late last year.

The region has recorded more than 1.5 million infections and 76,000 deaths, with no signs the virus is slowing.

In the US, which has confirmed the most COVID-19 deaths—over 114,000—more than a dozen states, including two of the most populous, Texas and Florida, reported their highest-ever daily case totals this week.

“It’s important that we remember that this situation is unprecedented. And that the pandemic has not ended,” Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a media briefing on Friday.

Nevertheless, US President Donald Trump and many local officials remain determined to get the world’s biggest economy back on track.

The virus and resulting lockdowns have caused a spike in US unemployment—44.2 million people have filed claims for jobless benefits since mid-March.

Worldwide, the pandemic has killed more than 425,000 people and infected more than 7.6 million.

Court action

In Italy, one of the countries hardest hit by the virus, prosecutors questioned Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte over his government’s initial response.

In the country’s northern Lombardy region, an investigation has been launched into why a quarantined “red zone” was not enforced around two towns sooner.

And in Bergamo province, 50 victims’ family members filed complaints this week over how the crisis was handled.

“All investigations are welcome. The citizens have the right to know and we have the right to reply,” Conte said this week.

Elsewhere, British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair launched legal action against the British government over a “flawed” 14-day coronavirus quarantine system introduced this week.

Europe’s reopening

Europe is pushing ahead with its exit from lockdown, with a number of countries preparing to reopen borders on a limited basis on Monday after the EU Commission urged a relaxation of restrictions.

France said it would gradually reopen its borders to non-Schengen countries from July 1.

Greece said it would welcome tourists again, though Britons remain barred—and passengers from Italy, Spain and the Netherlands must undergo tests on arrival.

Germany said it would end land border checks on Monday.

And Italy said it would allow amateur contact sports—including team sports—from June 25.

‘Fight not over’

Yet world health officials have warned that the virus is far from contained.

“The fight is not over,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Thursday.

In evidence of the continued threat, eleven residential estates in the southern part of the Chinese capital were locked down due to a fresh cluster of coronavirus cases linked to a nearby meat market, officials said Saturday.

Seven cases have so far been linked to Xinfadi meat market, six of them confirmed on Saturday, officials added. Nine nearby schools and kindergartens have been closed.

China has largely brought domestic infections under control, and the majority of cases in recent months have been among overseas nationals returning home.

In India, experts are warning the worst is far from over.

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Princess Charlotte Delivers Food Ahead of Her 5th Birthday: See the Pics

Growing on up! In honor of Princess Charlotte’s 5th birthday, Duchess Kate and Prince William unveiled new photos of their daughter — and they were all shot by the young girl’s mother!

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share four new photographs of Princess Charlotte ahead of her fifth birthday tomorrow,” a statement from Kensington Royal’s official Instagram page read on Friday, May 1. “The images were taken by The Duchess as the family helped to pack up and deliver food packages for isolated pensioners in the local area.”

Kate, 38, and William, 37, welcomed their only daughter at St Mary’s Hospital in London on May 2, 2015. She’s the younger sister to Prince George, 6, and the second eldest sibling of Prince Louis, 2.

Earlier this year, the Duchess of Cambridge opened up about her experience with raising her three young ones. In doing so, she admitted that she, too, experiences mom guilt from time to time.

“Yes absolutely — and anyone who doesn’t as a mother is actually lying! Yep—all the time, yep,” she said during a rare interview on “Happy Mum Happy Baby” podcast in February. “And you know even this morning, coming to the nursery visit here — George and Charlotte were like ‘Mommy, how could you possibly not be dropping us off at school this morning?’”

Kate continued, “But no, it’s a constant challenge. You hear it time and time again from moms, even moms who aren’t necessarily working and aren’t pulled in the directions of having to juggle work life and family life… and always sort of questioning your own decisions and your own judgements and things like that, and I think that starts from the moment you have a baby!”

As of late, Kate and William have had to adjust to homeschooling their two eldest children during the coronavirus quarantine. During an interview with BBC on April 16, William stated that homeschooling has been “fun,” while Kate touched on their kids’ “stamina.”

“I don’t know how they get it done honestly,” she explained at the time. “You sort of pitch a tent, take the tent down again, cook, bake [and] you get to the end of the day. They’ve had a lovely time, but it’s amazing how much they can cram into a day, that’s for sure.”

A source told Us that Kate has kept her three children entertained from home by gardening and baking together. “Kate bakes and decorates cakes with the kids [on] the weekend,” the insider revealed, noting that “the kitchen is always a complete mess by the end of it, but it’s all part of the fun.”

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Happy Birthday, Princess Charlotte! See Her Sassiest Faces

Too cute! Princess Charlotte’s expressions often make headlines for stealing the spotlight at royal engagements.

Prince William and Duchess Kate welcomed Charlotte in May 2015. They are also parents of sons Prince George and Prince Louis.

“William and Kate very much prioritize bringing up the children in as normal an environment as possible over anything else,” a royal insider told Us Weekly in September 2018. “They haven’t lost sight of that.”

Another source told Us in December 2017 that Charlotte is Kate’s “shadow.”

“Wherever Kate goes, so does Charlotte. It’s adorable,” the source said. “As she’s home a lot more than George, Charlotte spends time in the kitchen ‘helping’ with things. Whenever the housekeeper or Kate is preparing food, Charlotte needs her own little toy set by her side to imitate.”

When it comes to spending time with her brothers, Charlotte has made a real “connection” with both Louis and George. “Charlotte is really enjoying having a younger brother to play with,” a source told Us when the little one arrived in April 2018. “She’s taking her big sister duties very seriously. She won’t leave baby Louis’ side. … [She and George] have a great bond, and a similar connection is growing between Charlotte and Louis.”

That being said, the princess has an independent streak as well. “She’s very confident,” the insider told Us. “She’s not afraid of a grazed knee and it’s not going to stop her from running around. She moves at the speed of light!”

Scroll through to see Charlotte’s sassiest faces over the years from sticking her tongue out at Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry‘s May 2018 wedding to putting a hand over her face at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank‘s October 2018 ceremony.

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