Phoenix is driving to the horror of her mother. Melanie Brown, a.k.a. Mel B, tells media that her daughter’s skills on the road make her nervous to no end.
“I am the worst backseat driver person or whatever you want to call it,” says Mel. “My anxiety levels go through the roof. She is 16, so I am like, ‘Mind that f***ing kerb! Get me out of the f***ing car!’ I get anxiety.”
Even with her apprehension, Melanie lets her daughter remain at the helm of the driver’s seat. “She is 16 and she doesn’t know how to drive, yet we have all been there,” shared the star with Jimmy Fallon a few weeks ago.
Brown has told fans that she and her girls are all about women empowerment. “We’re all about girl power in our house and being respectful to one another and working hard in school,” said the star in 2013. “Our house is a fun house. But we all help with chores. We’re not lazy in our house. It’s good!”
Melanie has one child, Madison, with husband Stephen Belafonte. Phoenix and her sister Angel are Mel’s kids from previous relationships.
Those who watched the TODAY show all week caught Heavenly Joy Jenkins this past Monday. The little one sang comforting songs to co-host Kathy Lee Gifford who lost her husband, Frank Gifford, suddenly earlier this month.
Heavenly was introduced in the most adorable way. Video footage of the 5-year-old singing ‘This Little Light of Mine’ was shown right before she came out to meet Kathy. The anchor was overcome with emotion as she told fans how much of a blessing the little one was to her during this difficult time.
Frank Gifford died suddenly on August 9, 2015. He was 84-years-old. Kathy has received much support from fans and co-workers since her husband’s passing.
“He passed away instantly that morning all dressed in what he knew was my favorite outfit,” said Kathy during Monday’s show. “I’m grateful that the Lord took him that way,” added the co-host. “He never wanted to be a burden.”
Heavenly Joy is Joy Enriquez and husband Rodney Jerkins’ daughter. Watch the little one sing to Kathy here.
Aaron Johnson was one of many celebrities to be honored at this year’s 365 McDonald’s Black Awards. The 14-year-old filmmaker was recognized for his hard work and dedication in the fields of production and community service.
If one had to sum up Aaron’s life thus far in one word, it would be determination. This 14-year-old began his production trails at the tender age of nine on an Acer computer. The young star used Windows Movie Maker software to edit his short clips, and later progressed to using more advanced programs such as Adobe Premier CS6 and Final Pro X. Aaron was so skilled in his craft that his parents decided to help him start his production company shortly after enrolling him in a magnet school at the age of 12. Johnson surpassed his peers while at the school by being an upstanding honor roll student.
To date, Aaron has created several clips for churches and other organizations. He has also won an award for his hit film Lost, which does a good job of depicting despair. Aaron recently discovered his passion for music videos, and has worked with various artists including Dontrell and Betty Wright.
You can see the teen accept his award when the 363 McDonald’s Black Awards airs on Sunday, August 23, 2015 and on August 30, 2015 on BET. Learn more about Aaron Johnson on his website.
We often see him on the court but few have known the life of Chris Bosh as husband and father; until now. The NBA star shares a snippet of his typical day with Haute Living readers, and his trails begin in the morning.
“I usually wake up around [8:30 a.m.] and head downstairs around 9,” says Chris of the beginning of his day. “As soon as I’m down there, my kids can just sense it. They start filing in one by one, five or ten minutes after I get to the kitchen. As soon as I start watching something, I hear, ‘Hey Daddy!’ so I change it from ESPN to Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, or Nickelodeon, so they can watch.”
After breakfast, Chris heads off for training while Adrienne runs errands with the kids. The star reunites with his family at round 3 p.m., and sets aside time to spend with his youngest child, Dylan. “She’s only 20 months, so she’s not really talking clearly yet, but I can still understand her. We have a playpen with tons of balls in it and she loves it, so we’ll play there.” Chris also spends time with his older children, Jackson and Trinity.
Head over to Haute Living to see Chris Bosh’s full day. The NBA star has two kids, Jackson and Dylan, with wife Adrienne Bosh. He has three kids in all. See more pictures of the Boshes below!
Willow and Jaden Smith are misfits and proud of it. The brother and sister tell Gulf News Tabloid that they are not ashamed to go against the grain in society.
“I don’t want to wear this because I’m a boy,” says Willow, challenging those who view gender roles from a simple mindset. “Or [because] “I’m a girl, so I have to act this type of way,” adds the young star.
Jaden also chimes by telling media, “Nobody ever thinks, ‘Yo who made all these rules? Who was here and made all these rules? Because, I’m equally as smart as them, and I don’t necessarily agree with all the rules that they established before I came into the picture.”
Willow and Jaden have created their own fashion line, called MSFTS, to promote their perspective of open-mindedness. Check out their Gulf News Tabloid interview below.
It was a day filled with sunshine and sand as Sebastian and grandma Peachie spent time at the Santa Monica Pier. The tot’s grandmother shared pictures from Wednesday’s adventures on Instagram.
“Sand + Sunshine + The Ocean,” captioned Peachie underneath a picture of her and Sebastian screaming. The two appeared to be making the most of day while enjoying the sand and sea.
Peachie is Sebastian’s paternal grandmother. Wiz Khalifa recently doted on his mother and the wisdom that she has given him over the years. It is this sagacity that Wiz hopes to pass on to his son. “All the simple stuff, you know, like using his manners and getting potty-trained,” shared the star with PEOPLE in May. “He’s a good boy, though. He uses big words and explains everything,” exclaimed Wiz.
While the rapper doted on his son, Peachie had a few good words to say about Wiz. “Every time I think I’m going to burst from being proud, he makes me prouder. We crack up, we laugh, we watch movies. We’re close!”
Sebastian is Wiz Khalifa’s son with ex-wife Amber Rose. See more pictures of the little one with grandma at the beach and on the road with dad below!
Go Leah! The 5-year-old daughter of NFL player Devon Still is now the feature face on Wheaties cereal boxes throughout the nation. Devon shared the amazing news with Instagram fans earlier this week.
“In the words straight out of Leah’s mouth, ‘This is so awesome,'” captioned Still underneath a picture of the box. Leah is featured on the Wheaties box while holding an instrument in her hand. The little one’s name is also showcased with the caption “Wheaties Champion” underneath.
Leah has become an inspiration to many since being diagnosed with cancer last year. The youngster remained in good spirits throughout her treatment, and has been enjoying life cancer-free for the past few months.
Devon accepted ESPY’s Jimmy V Perseverance Award a few weeks ago on behalf of his daughter. “I remember the first week in the hospital, I would sneak out [of] the room and I would go down to the chapel and I would just cry,” said the star during his acceptance speech. “I would just ask God why did he give my daughter this fight, and I would beg him to give me the fight with death rather than my daughter.”
He went on to tell fans, “We had two options. We could have lost faith and just let this battle with cancer get the best of us. Or I could give my daughter’s battle with cancer a purpose, and use my platform to try to raise as much awareness as possible.”
Devon and Leah chose the latter option of spreading awareness and, in so doing, have touched the lives of many. Watch Leah send her father off to training camp!
Tyrese Gibson stopped by the set of Extra TV on Wednesday with his princess, Shayla, in tow. The actor’s daughter took several pictures with dad and conversed with him in between taping.
Tyrese often takes his daughter with him for special appearances and press conferences. It was just a few months ago that the little one rendered support from the sidelines while her father was interviewed on The View.
If you asked Ayesha Curry if pregnancy the second time around was a breeze, she would definitely answer in the negative. The proud mother of two daughters tells The Bumpreaders that she had several reservations about parenthood while pregnant with her and Stephen’s second daughter.
“As Ryan’s due date got closer, I began to worry more about becoming a second-time mom,” writes Ayesha. “I wasn’t sure I was cut out for the job. I had it all together with Riley and my love overflowed for her, but I had this underlying fear of having the ability to do it again. I asked myself, ‘How am I going to love another as much as I love her?’ on a daily (and sometimes hourly) basis.”
It wasn’t until Mrs. Curry gave birth to Ryan that she realized the power of motherhood. “After nine months of worrying, Ryan was born and I didn’t find the space in my heart to love her…my heart grew,” exclaims the celebrity mom. “I didn’t have to try, worry or search for this mysterious love I was going to give her—it just happened. God created a special place in my heart that is just for her, as he did for Riley and as he did when I fell in love with my husband.”
Ryan Curry was born on July 10, 2015. She joins older sister Riley at home.
Torrey Smith’s son is a 1-year-old with incredible dance moves. The little one was recently recorded while doing ‘The Whip’ and dancing to another favorite tune.
Young Torrey wore a big smile while grooving. The toddler was playing with one of his toys when Silento’s hit ‘Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)’ came on. He immediately jumped up and wore and got ready to dance to the beat. “When you thought you were done turning up but your song comes on,” captioned dad underneath the video on Instagram. The NFL star also shared footage of his son dancing to another hit song in which he also exhibited killer moves.
Little Torrey is the NFL star’s only child with wife Chanel Williams-Smith. The little one was born on April 4, 2014. See Torrey Jr. dance below!
After being criticized by fans and celebrities, Ciara is speaking out on her son’s relationship with her boyfriend, Russell Wilson. The singer tells CBS Newsthat scrutiny over her decision to allow little Future to bond with Russell is a double standard.
“It’s been very interesting to hear what a lot of guys have had to say,” shares the star. “I feel like in a sense it’s a bit of a double standard. At one point in time, when [Future and I] were together, I took care of his kids as well at a very young time in our relationship.”
Ciara further explains, “I was involved very early in the stage of us getting to know each other, and that’s been a big conversation. It’s kind of like, ‘What’s the difference here?’ I think that even for the men that were outspoken it’s like, ‘Wouldn’t you want someone to love on your child?'”
Although she generally doesn’t care how the public criticizes her, the singer tells media that recent condemnation over her life’s choices frustrate her because it involves her son. “People are going to talk about you all the time but when it comes to your child, it’s something I don’t take lightly,” says the star. “At the end of the day my son would be the one that’s affected the most out of this. And I think people have to think about that versus kind of like shouting out things.”
Future is Ciara’s only child with ex-boyfriend Nayvadius Cash, a.k.a. Future.
Kandi Burruss bumped around good friend Kenya Moore’s hair care launch event at the M Rich Building in Atlanta, Georgia, this past Monday. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star cradled her protruding stomach as photographers took pictures.
Kandi received quite the surprise a few days ago when consultants at her Bedroom Kandi convention threw a baby shower in her honor. “Today our #BedroomKandi convention ended & my consultants surprised me with a baby shower! Thank you! That was a great surprise,” shared the reality star on Instagram. Burruss is usually the one pouring into the lives of business professionals who attend her annual convention but was definitely on the receiving end at this year.
The star has expressed excitement in expecting her first child with husband Todd Tucker. “I’m ecstatic,” shared Burruss with PEOPLEa few weeks ago. “We’ve been looking forward to this moment,” added Kandi.
While they have not revealed the sex of their child, Kandi and Todd are hoping for a boy. “We would love to have a boy,” said Kandi to media. The reality star and her husband are expecting their bundle of joy to arrive in winter. They each have a child from previous relationships.
It’s Riley, on Jimmy Kimmel! The youngster stopped by the show to support her dad, Stephen Curry, who conducted an interview with Jimmy on Tuesday.
The 3-year-old was sitting on mom Ayesha Curry’s lap when the cameras came her way. Riley smiled and waved at fans at home while the studio audience cheered her on. She at first appeared to be nervous about the attention she was receiving. “She’s probably wondering why the cameras are in her face,” said Stephen.
The Golden State Warriors player also addressed his daughter’s behavior during her initial press conference that earned her much fame. “It was my first time bringing her up there,” explained Stephen. “[It’s] a cool platform to show your daughter what you do for a living, and kind of let her enjoy a win. She took it by storm.”
Riley certainly has taken the spotlight by “storm” and has, in some instances, become more popular than her dad. Fans of Stephen cannot get enough of his daughter’s exuberance and often ask about her when they don’t see the 3-year-old.
Stephen and Ayesha Curry have two kids, Riley and Ryan, together. Riley is the oldest sibling.
How does Kerry Washington stay fit while working on the set of a hit television series and parenting a 17-month-old child? She wakes up early. The Scandal star tells Self magazine that she begins her day at dawn with a workout so that she can spend her evenings with family.
“I try to get it in so I can be back with my kid early,” says the celebrity mom. “I have to take care of myself in order to live life the way I want to,” adds Kerry. “It’s important to have rest days. But in the long run, if I don’t work out for, like, three days, I feel worse, not better.”
Washington relies on Pilates to keep her in shape after giving birth nearly two years ago. “There are a lot of forms of exercise where you have to leave yourself out of the room while you force yourself to do this thing,” explains the star. “With pilates, I get to bring my true self. I cry, I laugh. I get to go: Where is my body today? What do I need today? How can I take care of myself and push myself past my comfort zone? How can I be both loving and challenging?”
Isabelle is Kerry and husband Nnamdi Asomugha’s only child. She celebrated her first birthday in April.