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Serena Williams Inspires Working Moms, Kate Upton Expecting First Baby, Cardi B’s First Days of Motherhood and More!

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July 19, 2018

A new week has here and it’s hard to believe that we are halfway through July. Where has this month gone? It feels like time stands still in the middle of winter but we can’t slow it down enough during the warm, vibrant summer months.

Have you been taking a break from the sunshine to keep up with the latest Hollywood gossip and news? If not, don’t sweat it—we’ve got you covered!

Serena Williams Loses But Still Wins

All eyes were on Serena Williams as she went into the women’s final event at Wimbledon over the weekend. Spectators had been stunned that the new mom had been so dominant throughout the event and were eager to see the outcome. Even Gatorade created a fantastic ad promoting the athlete in a campaign called “Like a Mother.”

In the end, the 36-year-old lost to German player, Angelique Kerber, and, in the face of defeat, Williams was incredibly gracious. In an emotional post-match speech, the star said, “I’m literally just getting started. I’m just me and that’s all I can be but to all the moms out there, I was playing for you today and I tried.”

Williams’ husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, shared his own tear-jerking message on Instagram. Along with a picture of the tennis player, he wrote: “Days after our baby girl was born, I kissed my wife goodbye before surgery and neither of us knew if she would be coming back. We just wanted her to survive—10 months later, she’s in the #Wimbledon final … [she] will be holding a trophy again soon. She’s got the greatest one waiting at home for her. Our family knows she’ll win many more trophies too. She’s just getting started. And I couldn’t be more proud.”

We’re not crying, you’re crying! Seriously, though, congratulations to Serena Williams on her amazing performance less than a year after welcoming her first child. Amazing!

Kate Upton is Having a Baby!

Big news for newlywed Kate Upton! She and her MLB star husband, Justin Verlander, are expecting their first baby! The model made the announcement with a post on Instagram where she revealed a growing bump.

Just days after the baseball pitcher helped the Houston Astros win their first World Series, the pair were married on November 4, 2017 in a sweet ceremony in Italy. Now 26-year-old Upton is pregnant and Verlander seems ecstatic.

On his wife’s announcement post, the expectant dad wrote, “You’re going to be the most amazing mom!! I can’t wait to start this journey with you! You’re the most thoughtful, loving, caring, and strong woman I’ve ever met! I’m so proud that our little one is going to be raised in this world by a woman like you! I love you so much.”

Swoon! What a sweet message!

Cardi B’s First Days of Motherhood

It’s been less than a week since Cardi B welcomed her first child, Kulture Kiari Cephus, who was born on July 10th. “The Bodak Yellow” singer is said to be really enjoying her first days of motherhood and sources share that she’s “head over heels” in love with her baby girl after a “smooth delivery.”

While she’s reportedly allowed some visitors, Cardi has been spending most of her time recuperating and bonding alone at home with her husband, Offset, who has been “very helpful.” A strong support system is important to any new mom but it’s especially vital since Cardi is planning to return to the stage on September 7th for a performance alongside Bruno Mars.

On Instagram, Cardi addressed her followers and wrote, “Thank you everybody for the congrats we really appreciated. Thank you to family and friends that’s been hitting me up checking on me. It’s been a little hard for me to reply back cause this mom job requires full day, all day, all night attention. I love you guys. Thank all my fans as well for the love and support. I love you guys!! I’ll try to post more often.”

In Case You Missed It… here are some other noteworthy stories right now:

  • Prince Louis’ sweet (and happy) christening photo!
  • Masked Norman Reedus wishes pregnant Diane Kruger a happy birthday.
  • Mila Kunis jealous of co-star’s six-pack abs.
  • Kris Kardashian addresses cheating on her late husband and Kim’s sex tape.

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