Celebrity Moms: They're Nothing Like Us
Stars are just like you and me! They drink coffee! They shop at Target! They spend $87,000 on a nursery! Wait. What?
Really, celebrities are not just like us when it comes to parenting. Yes, they may provide the same love and affection for their kids, but there are $12,000 push presents, seven-year-olds who get highlights and babies rocking $265 jeans. And in 2011, there were several more jarring moments in the world of celebrity kids.
Here are the top 11 "Celeb moms, they're nothing like us" moments of 2011. Let us know if we forgot any in the comments.
Mariah Carey's Twins Born To Applause
Every new mom deserves a round of applause after giving birth. Mariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon took that quite literally. He played one of <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/nick-cannon-mariah-carey-wanted-twins-born-during-her-fantasy-song-2011125" target="_hplink">Mariah's live albums as she gave birth</a>, so that twins, Moroccan and Monroe, could be born to the sound of cheers. On top of that, <a href="http://www.popeater.com/2011/05/13/nick-cannon-mariah-carey-necklace/" target="_hplink">he gave Carey a $12,000 necklace</a> of diamonds and pink sapphires.
Posh Spice Can Do Anything In 7-Inch Heels
Shopping with children is challenging. So is shopping in stilettos. So how is it that <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/victoria-beckham-shops-with-baby-harper-in-7-inch-heels-2011169" target="_hplink">Victoria Beckham manages to do both</a> at the same time exactly? Yes, the woman formerly known as Posh Spice carried her daughter Harper Seven in (appropriately enough) seven-inch heels.
Suri Cruise's Fashion Week Wardrobe
Your kids probably go through a few outfit changes per day (ie. you put them in a different onesie after they've spit their food all over it or change their pants when they've decided it's a good idea to jump up and down in a dirty puddle). For <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/suri-cruise-5-changes-fab-outfits-twice-in-one-nyc-day-2011178" target="_hplink">Suri Cruise, however, outfit changes are not about necessity</a>; they're about keeping up with New York's fashion week. She rocked two different outfits in one day, one of which included an oversized Armani hat, and another with mini gold heels.
Rachel Zoe's $87,000 Nursery
Getting the nursery ready for your baby's arrival is exciting. You may pick out a soft blankie, maybe even go the extra mile to paint wistful clouds on the ceiling... Unless of course you're Rachel Zoe, in which case you'll secure a limited edition Missoni stroller and put $3,700 worth of footwear in your child's closet before you throw a $1400 Hermes blanket over a $914 crib. Those are just the necessities of course, don't forget the $1355 silver piggy bank for all the change your baby will accumulate. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2019818/Rachel-Zoes-tour-month-old-Skylers-lavish-wardrobe-nursery.html" target="_hplink">Total tab for baby Skyler's nursery?</a> It's estimated at $87,000.
Beyonce Performs, Pregnant In Sequin Mini-Dress
The first trimester of a pregnancy can be tough. If you're not nauseous, odds are you're still having a hard time staying awake past 9 o'clock. Not Beyonce though. <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/beyonce-it-was-harder-to-breathe-performing-while-pregnant-20112111" target="_hplink">Back in August, she performed four sold-out shows</a>, whilst wearing a sequined mini-dress. How'd she hide her belly? With a strategically placed bib of course, because who wouldn't need more than a bib to cover up a pregnancy? She did, however, say she had trouble breathing while she performed, so she may in fact be human after all.
Coco Arquette, 7, Gets Blonde Highlights
Kids have the benefit of being naturally adorable. They don't need touching up. Unless <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/coco-new-highlights-2011287" target="_hplink">you're talking about Courtney Cox's daughter, Coco</a>. The potential to get sun-kissed hair by frolicking outside like any other seven-year-old wasn't enough for her, so last July, she opted to get highlights the grown-up way -- at a Malibu salon.
Suri Cruise Gets $5 Million Dollars...For Turning 5
What to give your daughter for her fifth birthday: the options probably range from dolls to dress up clothes to, well, that's might be the list. But why not give her <a href="http://www.hollybaby.com/2011/04/13/suri-cruises-5-million-birthday-gift-tom-cruise-katie-holmes/ " target="_hplink">$5million dollars instead like Katie Holmes did for Suri Cruise</a>? After all, she's probably going to have to cover the cost of that ridiculously expensive wardrobe herself someday so what better way to get her started than with some pocket change. For some over-the-top celebrity kid birthday parties to go with over-the-top presents, <a href="http://www.babble.com/celebrity/celebrity-babies/celebrity-kids-birthday-party-themes-outrageous/?page=" target="_hplink">click here for Babble's round-up.</a>
The Duggars: We're Losing Count
As Hillary Clinton says, it really does take a village to raise a child. The Duggars have shown us that if you're raising 20, it takes it takes a reality show. That's the only way it's feasible to keep track of them, and stay motivated to keep having them. In November, they announced that Michelle is pregnant, again. The news was so unbelievable, <a href="http://blogs.babble.com/babble-voices/stefanie-wilder-tayler-baby-on-bored-electric-boogaloo/2011/11/08/michelle-duggars-uterus-resigns/" target="_hplink">even Duggar's uterus was surprised and had some thoughts on the matter. </a>
Denise Richards: $265 Jeans For a 16-Month-Old?
It's easy to ooh and ahh over baby clothes. It's also crushing when after all that oohing and ahhing, you decide to splurge on some special attire for your little darling, only to see her grow out of it in 10 minutes.<a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/denise-richards-dresses-16-week-old-eloise-in-265-gucci-jeans-2011710" target="_hplink"> Denise Richards apparently does not mind this, because she bought her daughter Eloise $265 Gucci Jeans</a> at the tender age of 16 weeks.
Adriana Lima's Tri-lingual Toddler
It's not enough that Adriana Lima is a Victoria's Secret model: she also has to have a child who is tri-lingual at 21 months. As of August,<a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/puppy_tongue_nJBku1otJU6Gel87iOaD4N" target="_hplink"> daughter Valentina was already speaking Serbian, Portuguese and English</a> (but only when commanding their dog).
Jessica Simpson: Giving Birth In Heels?
Victoria Beckham and Rachel Zoe running around with pregnant bellies while in six-inch stilettos is painful to look at. But, <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/jessica-simpson-im-going-to-deliver-my-baby-in-ysl-heels-20111711" target="_hplink">Jessica Simpson may be even more extreme: recently, the singer claimed she'd be giving birth in heels</a>, and YSL ones, no less. If that goes down, we've got number one on the list of ridiculous birth stories in 2012.
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