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Professional dancer Anna Trebunskaya fully expected she’d return to Dancing With the Stars for its 17th season – until she discovered she was pregnant.
“It was a bit shocking at first, but I got over that pretty quick,” Trebunskaya, 32, tells PEOPLE of finding out she was expecting her first child.
“Even though this was not planned, I believe things happen for a reason and it was meant to be.”
She continues, “I’ve always wanted to have a baby, but it was never the right time. I guess it was fate – or the universe – telling me it was time to be a mom.”
While she had hoped to return, once she realized she was expecting, it was no longer an option. “I don’t think it would be best for my health and the baby’s health to go through all of those hours of rehearsals,” says Trebunskaya.
“I’ll definitely be watching. They have been so supportive of me. They are still my family and I think they have a great cast this season. I think Valerie Harper and Jack Osbourne are going to be amazing. They have such phenomenal personal stories,” she adds.
Now in her second trimester, Trebunskaya, who divorced former DWTS pro Jonathan Roberts last year, says she plans to make a few more appearances with Ballroom With a Twist through September, before taking it easy for the remainder of her pregnancy.
The auburn-haired beauty is settling into her new life as an expectant mom, eating frequent small, healthy meals of “leafy greens, vegetables and lean proteins” and exercising regularly.
“I visited my doctor yesterday and I feel wonderful. I feel healthy, the baby is healthy and normal,” she says, noting that she declines to reveal the baby’s father. “That’s my private affairs.”
One thing Trebunskaya isn’t shying away from is asking for parenting advice. “Tweet me. Send me links,” she says, laughing. “I have so much to learn. I’m up for any advice. Bring it on!”
– Monica Rizzo
First time dad-to-be Channing Tatum is already in baby mode — studying books and watching documentaries.
But there’s one thing he’s still lacking: mastering the art of diapering.
“I have never changed a diaper before, so I may need some help learning,” Tatum, 32, tells PEOPLE at Thursday’s New York premiere of his new movie Side Effects, presented by the Cinema Society and Michael Kors.
“I don’t have friends who have kids, so it’s going to be an interesting experience to learn how to change a diaper. I hope I don’t have any problems where the diaper falls off and the baby poops on the ground,” says PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive, whose baby with wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum, 32, is due this summer.
“But once the baby is born, I’ll definitely do the diaper changing. If it means touching the poop and getting peed on, I’ll still do it. I’m up for the challenge.”
Something the Magic Mike star has mastered is keeping his pregnant wife relaxed and happy.
“Oh man, I’m not even getting into what I do to pamper Jenna. I’m doing anything that she asks for,” he explains. ”She jokes to me all the time by saying, ‘If I feel good, then the baby feels good’ or ‘If I’m happy, then the baby is happy.’ And I’m like, ‘That is such an urban myth. You’re just saying that to get me to do everything for you.’”
“I know it’s probably true, but I like to joke about it and she hates it. I’ll go to the store to pick up shakes or give her 1000 foot rubs. A foot rub now through the nine months if I have to, just to keep her happy and comfortable.”
– Paul Chi
It was a welcome change for the former reality star, who admits she was hit with “a tide” of pink product upon announcing the sex of her baby. Not that it’s unwelcome, of course — Madison has been patiently awaiting the bundle of joy she’s now expecting with boyfriend Pasquale Rotella.
“We knew we wanted to try to have kids, but probably next year,” she tells Las Vegas Weekly. “I don’t know why this is, maybe because I am 33, but I didn’t think it would be that easy for me to get pregnant. But it was.”
And if Madison has it her way, it will continue to be. “I want six kids,” she says. “We’ll see how it goes, but I want a big family.”
What baby bump?
Malin Akerman keeps her growing belly under wraps in a comfy sweater while out shopping with husband Roberto Zincone on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
“I’m just so excited that I can actually talk about it. It was tough to keep a secret,” the actress, who’s currently playing Tess’ mom on Suburgatory, told E! Online of the pregnancy.
However, Akerman, 34, and Zincone are keeping mum on the sex of the baby — because they’re unsure whether or not they want to find out.
“We’re still debating it,” says the actress, who’s due in April. “We know that it’s coming up to that point when you can, so I think it’s going to be a last-minute decision.”
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Adriana Lima is the latest celebrity mom to dare to bare her belly in print.
Posing in a cropped top and flowing skirt, the Victoria’s Secret Angel (who has since welcomed daughter Sienna) shows off her baby bump in Pirelli‘s 2013 calendar.
Known for their famous calendar’s sexy spreads featuring nude models, the tire company decided to take a much more modest approach for this year’s Brazilian-themed photo shoot, which captures a more covered-up Lima and 10 other bombshells including Petra Nemcova and Isabeli Fontana amidst the country’s natural beauty.
“When I told the models there would be no nudity, some of them were disappointed,” casting director Jennifer Starr told New York.
But since each model was chosen to recognize their charitable efforts (including fighting for women’s rights), Pirelli feared full-fledged nudity would ”dilute the message.”
Since the shoot, Lima is already back to showing off her fabulous body. The new mom-of-two recently shed the baby weight — and her clothes! — to walk in Victoria’s Secret annual fashion show, which airs Tuesday, Dec. 4.
– Anya Leon