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Busy Philipps announced her 12-year-old daughter, Birdie Leigh Silverstein, is a card-carrying lesbian.
The 41-year-old actress revealed her eldest child's sexual preference on Thursday's episode of her podcast. She said the child came out to her at age 10.
"Birdie told us at 10 years old and we immediately... I mean obviously, I knew that Birdie knew," Philipps said. She added that Birdie prefers the pronouns they/them.
"Because Birdie said that they would like their pronouns to be they/them, and I haven't been doing it, and I said because I have this public persona and I want Birdie to be in control of their own narrative and not have to answer to anybody outside of our friends and family if they don’t want to," Philipps said.
Philipps said Birdie gave her a pass for messing up the pronouns.
"Bird was like, 'I don't give a f–k. You can talk about how I'm gay and out. You can talk about my pronouns. That would be cool with me. That's great.' So I said, 'OK, I can talk about it on the podcast.'"
The "Dawson's Creek" star shares Birdie and 7-year-old daughter Cricket Pearl with her husband, screenwriter Marc Silverstein.
Philipp's isn't the first self-centered celebrity to saddle their emotionally troubled children with adult situations for publicity.
NBA retiree Dwyane Wade also revealed his child Zaya Wade, formerly Zion, is LGBT+. Zaya, 13, is pictured with Wade's wife, actress Gabrielle Union, who happily exploits the child on social media.
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Gucci Mane is a father of two, after his wife Keyshia Ka'oir gave birth to their first child together.
The 40-year-old rapper shared the happy news on his Instagram page, while revealing the unusual name they chose for their son.
Gucci shared a photo from Keyshia's baby shower, which he captioned:
"My wife just gave me a 7lb 1 oz baby boy his name ICE DAVIS 12/23/20 thank you MrsDavis, he’s here!!!!!!!"
Keyshia, real name Keisha Watson, shared the same news on her own Instagram page, adding: "OMG he is soooooo darn CUTE & PERFECT."
Ice is the first child for the couple, who wed in 2017. Keyshia, 41, is the mother of a grown son and two grown daughters, while Gucci has a special needs son from a previous relationship.
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A viral video that shows rapper Wiz Khalifa sharing an intimate father-son moment has sparked debate on social media.
The video shows the 33-year-old "Black and Yellow" rap star kissing his 7-year-old son, Sebastian, on the mouth.
The response to the kiss was largely negative, as many said the boy is too old to kiss his father.
An Instagram user left this comment under the original video source:
"[W]ho in the rightful mind kiss their son in the mouth especially a guy that sh*t is nasty. all you're doing is pushing the agenda more to the public eye and telling kids it's okay to kiss men in the mouth when it's not some of ya are f***ing sick asf ya need jesus fr [sic]."
But not everyone agreed with the judgmental folks.
"Y'all are strange. He kissed his son good morning for like a second," wrote one Instagram user.
Another user wrote: "I don't see anything wrong with it. It was a little peck, They took this way out of context. Yes these peoples are extraaaa, but, that's social media for you! Smh."
And a third wrote: "There was nothing wrong with this interaction... A father showing love to his son. I'm sorry that all young boys can't receive this kind of love from their fathers. Maybe we'd have less toxic men if we normalized farthers showing affection to their sons. IJS."
Sebastian is Khalifa's son with Instagram model and entrepreneur Amber Rose, 37.
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Miami's ultra wealthy parents are reportedly "losing their minds" over where the privileged children of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner will attend private school if they leave Washington, DC.
Page Six reports the Kushners purchased land on Miami's exclusive Indian Creek enclave where they plan to build a mega mansion if they're forced to leave Washington, DC.
Miami's mega-rich parents exchanged a flurry of text messages after the news broke of the huge land purchase. "I must have gotten 10 texts [about this] yesterday," one parent told Page Six.
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"The closest good Jewish school to where they bought their land is Lehrman, which is about 5 minutes away. Otherwise, Ransom Everglades, which would be far for them, Miami Country Day — which is about 15 minutes — and Cushman are all very good private schools. Pinecrest is a very good school, but super far. If they are going Jewish and plan to in the meantime rent or live in that area near where they are building the house, I bet Lehrman."
The well-to-do parent said they don't expect to meet their neighbors any time soon since construction crews have yet to break ground.
"The thing is, they bought a plot of land and building a mansion on Indian Creek is no small job — the houses are enormous," the parent said. "How long does it take to build a house from scratch? So who knows when they'd actually be in that house."
The Kushners have three children: daughter Arabella Rose, 9, and sons Joseph, 7, and Theodore, 4.
A few months ago, Future's ex, Brittni Mealy, was singing "Reunited and it feels so good," now she's crying the blues.
The 31-year-old Virgo took to Instagram to claim Future said "f*** him" to their son, Prince Wilburn, at his 8th birthday party over the weekend.
Britnni and Prince are pictured last year at his Mario-themed 7th birthday party in Atlanta.
In now deleted posts, she wrote, "I don't even do this but @Future you a real p*ssy you knew to hide and run when I came cause you don't want this smoke b*tch boy you ran from my kids p*ssy ass how!! Run like yo scary ass always do b*tch!"
Brittni then added, "Who tf tell a 8 year old f**k him and he will shoot up his mom n***a a real b*tch. Don't come back begging like yo ass always do simp cause you dead to me after tonight."
Next to Ciara Wilson, Brittni is perhaps Future's 2nd most popular baby mama. She commanded blog headlines for fiercely defending her ex and she is well-known in the ATL as founder of the Pop of Junk clothing boutique.
She is also known for filling the gap when the promiscuous rapper is between groupies or on the hunt for his future baby mama.
Brittni is an attentive mom who is often seen around Atlanta with just her son -- no man or hangers ons looking for a come-up.
Among her accolades, Brittni was featured on Upscale magazine's Mommy and Mogul issue in July 2015.
Nowadays Future is sharing his bed with rapper and Instagram model Dess Dior, 22. Brittni is betting they won't last long, and she will soon be reunited with her man.
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Jason Momoa wants his 11-year-old son Nakoa-Wolf to "embrace" both his "feminine and male sides".
The Aquaman star opened up on being a dad during an interview with InStyle magazine. Jason, 41, has previously said his wife, Lisa Bonet, 52, handles the discipline of their two children.
Jason tells the publication that, having grown up without a father at home, he "didn't know what it takes to be a dad.
"And I don't want to just tell my son, 'Because I said so.' I really want to connect, and I want him to be vulnerable and open."
Jason, who also shares daughter Lola Iolani, 13, with Lisa, and is a stepfather to actress Zoe Kravitz, also stresses the importance of a man showing his vulnerable side.
The actor insists it's important for men to be able to "connect" with their problems on an emotional level.
"I mean, I'm a warrior, and I will lay it down," he explains. "But I'm also the first one to say, 'I have a lot of [emotional] problems, and I want to be able to correct those problems'.
He adds that "we all have the feminine and the male side in us, and we need to embrace both."
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union have begun potty training their 17-month-old daughter, Kaavia James. But sources say she’s not making it easy for them.
Child experts say the best time to start potty training a toddler is between 17 months and 3 years. Potty training initiated before or after that timeframe can cause serious developmental problems in children.
For instance, children who are rushed into potty training may grow up to be rigid type A personalities. While children who are resistant to potty training until after age 3 tend to have problems such as bed-wetting or lack of self-confidence.
Child experts say girls learn to potty train faster than boys who are easily distracted.
Experts suggest following an easy schedule for potty training your child.
Wait about 45 minutes after the child eats or drinks to take them to the potty.
Leave them on the potty for 3 minutes to see if they go. If they do go, praise them! Tell them what a great job they did. Make a big deal out of the smallest tinkle!
Share your potty training tips in the comments below.
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Melanie Brown, aka Mel B, has requested more child support from Eddie Murphy to help her through some financial troubles.
The Spice Girls singer, who is mom to the comedian and actor's 13-year-old daughter Angel Iris Murphy, has asked for Eddie's financial records to determine how much more child support she can request.
"Eddie and Melanie have both established careers in the entertainment industry," her lawyers write in the court documents.
"Melanie is a singer, songwriter and television personality. Eddie is a legendary comedian and actor. Until recently, Melanie has been fortunate in her career to sustain a comfortable lifestyle for herself and Angel. Unfortunately, Melanie’s income has dramatically reduced, such that she must consider modifying child support for the first time."
Mel B's lawyer insist she made "numerous efforts to resolve the case without court intervention," adding, "Melanie was left with no choice but to file this."
According to court records, Murphy, 59, previously agreed to pay Mel $25,000 -a-month in child support, as well as cover Angel's health insurance and her educational costs.
Angel (far right) is one of Eddie's nine kids, who range in age from 22 months to 31.
Mel B, 45, has two other daughters: Madison, 9 (2nd from left), and Phoenix Brown, 21 (left), and a stepdaughter Giselle Belafonte, 16 (2nd from right).
Actor Larenz Tate recently spoke about raising Black sons in America. Tate and his wife of 14 years, Tomasina Tate, share three sons" Myles, 14, Zander, 12, and 6-year-old Zion.
During an appearance on TV One's UNCENSORED, Tate said his acting career has given his family a luxurious lifestyle, but he and Tomasina make sure their sons know that, despite their money, life is rough for a Black man in America.
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Tate said he and his wife tell their sons that Black boys are held to different standards than males who don't look like them.
"In this society, you as a young Black boy and how you are seen; you're gonna have great times, you're gonna have highs and lows," he said. "You're gonna have missteps, but understand with your missteps come consequences and your consequences are always gonna be more severe than those who don't look like you. It is what it is and we have seen that firsthand."
Tate said he doesn't want his boys to stop "living up to their full potential."
"So they understand, and I'll say don't let that reality stop you from being the best version of who you are and living up to your full potential, or feeling like you're boxed in, you can't do anything, you can’t breathe. Just understand how it goes. If you get stopped [by police], it's gonna be different for you than a kid who doesn't look like you."
Martin Lawrence and his ex-wife Shamicka Gibbs celebrated their youngest daughter Amara Trinity's 18th birthday on Thursday, Aug. 20.
Lawrence posted a video of the celebration on Instagram.com. He captioned the video:
"Celebrating my daughter Amara's 18th birthday!
My daughter @jasmin_lawrence gives an inside look at our family's celebration of the birthday girl @ponyboiiimusic [cake emoji] #happybirthday #live."
In another post, he wrote, "My baby girl is 18 today! Man, time flies. I love you, Amara!! Happy Birthday! [heart emojis] #happybirthday #prouddad."
Lawrence, 55, and Gibbs share two daughters. Lawrence filed for divorce from Gibbs in 2012, citing irreconcilable differences.
He shares eldest daughter, Jasmine Page, with ex-wife, former Miss Virginia USA, Patricia Southall. They divorced in 1997.
Southall is currently married to former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith.