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Kerri Walsh Jennings Poses Nude While Pregnant – and with Baby

Published June 19, 2014 by gossipzoo

When you compete on a worldwide stage in the skimpiest of bathing suits, how shy can you be?

For beach volleyball Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, the answer came crashingly clear just before her second of two nude photo shoots for ESPN The Magazine.

The first time she stripped down while pregnant; the second was a follow-up session posing in the altogether with her new baby last month, about nine weeks after giving birth.

“Driving there I was sweating bullets,” says Walsh Jennings, 34. “I was really, really nervous. I felt exposed, not just physically, but with all of my insecurities.”

The side-by-side results appear in the magazine’s fifth annual Body Issue, on newsstands Friday, along with nude photos of male and female athletes. The sports range from pro football to golf to tennis.

“When I was offered this opportunity it wasn’t an automatic yes. I had to think about it. I’m my parents’ daughter. I have my husband,” she said. “When I came down to it, I had the opportunity to do something uncomfortable. I think that’s an important part of life. It’s something new. I looked at it as a challenge.”

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Richard Phibbs

Walsh Jennings says she gained 36 lbs. on her 6 , 2″ frame while pregnant with her third child, daughter Scout Margery. She’s lost most of it, but is trying for 12 lbs. more.

“I have been working my butt off literally every single day,” she says, preparing for her first post-baby tournament in Switzerland later this month. “I’ve come a long way from April when I had my baby. But I’m definitely not where I would normally be going into my first tournament of the season.”

She’ll also have to adjust to competing without longtime partner Misty May-Treanor, who retired after the pair won their third gold at the London Olympics. After joining interim partner Whitney Pavlik in Switzerland and later in Long Beach, she’ll team with new partner April Ross.

Which means the next few weeks will bring one more temporary tinge of self-consciousness. “Before I get my tan,” she says, “I feel naked.”

– Mike Fleeman

Michael Bublé ‘Can’t Wait to Meet This Little Guy’

Published December 22, 2013 by gossipzoo

Michael Buble Baby Due

Todd Korol/Reuters/Landov

Michael Bubl ‘s first child- a boy – is due next week, and the nervous dad-to-be is a little jumpy about it.

“We had a false alarm a couple of days ago and she had about seven hours of labor so we know that it could happen at any time,” he told the Associated Press on Wednesday.

So the singer canceled plans to appear on Today last week and is staying close to home in his native Canada with wife Luisana Lopilato.

“I’m about 15-20 minutes away from home. Just in case anything happens, I’m there,” he tells ET Canada, in an interview airing Monday night.

He says that right now “it’s scary” for his wife, an Argentinian actress. “She’s in a country that’s not her country. People are speaking a language that’s not her first language, so I’m her whole family here, so she’s got a good support system.”

Bubl , 37, admits that it’s hard to focus on anything but the impending arrival.

“The truth is, I don’t know what to expect, because obviously I’ve never expected before, so I’m just really actually enjoying it,” he says. “Neither one of us are anxious, we’re just excited. We can’t wait to know what it’s like, we can’t wait to meet this little guy.”

– K.C. Blumm

BumpWatch: Kristen Bell Debuts Her Baby Belly

Published November 6, 2012 by gossipzoo

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There’s a baby in there!

Kristen Bell — who confirmed Monday morning that she’s expecting her first child with fianc Dax Shepard — showed the smallest glimpse of a bump while shopping at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, Calif. on Tuesday.

The House of Lies star, 32, “had a little bit of morning sickness early on but is feeling great now,” a close friend tells PEOPLE.

Bell — who rocked an Express Crinkle Knit Moto Jacket on the outing — and Shepard, who stars on Parenthood, expect their baby in late spring.

The couple began dating in 2007 and became engaged over the 2009 holidays.

RELATED: Baby on the Way for Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell

Carly Smithson Welcomes Daughter Olivia Mabel

Published October 6, 2012 by gossipzoo

Courtesy Carly Smithson; Inset: Alberto E. Rodriguez

It’s a girl for Carly Smithson!

The American Idol season seven finalist, 29, and husband Todd welcomed their first child, Olivia Mabel Smithson, on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 10:55 p.m., the singer announced via Twitter.

“I’d like to introduce you all to my new baby,” Smithson wrote, sharing a photo of her daughter.

Post-Idol, the Irish singer teamed up with former members of Evanescence to form We Are the Fallen — and says she’s fine with being the only girl in the band.

“I’m used to it,” Smithson tells PEOPLE. “My husband, Todd, and I own a tattoo shop, and there are all these big, tattooed dudes who make fun of accent. It’s the same with these guys, except they play instruments.”

Courtesy Carly Smithson

– Sarah Michaud

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