Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban spent some post-Valentine’s day downtime at the beach in Australia. The two looked very much in love.
Celebrities aren’t like you and me, they are rich and they are famous. But they can share one thing with us mortals – infertility.
Mariah Carey, 42, and her husband, Nick Cannon, spoke about their struggles with infertility in an interview with Us Weekly in November 2010. In 2008, the Maruah suffered a devastating miscarriage shortly after getting married, and as a result began taking progesterone, a hormone often prescribed to boost fertility and/or to support or maintain pregnancy in women susceptible to miscarriage. She combined the progesterone with “once-a-day” acupuncture treatments “all over her body” designed to increase fertility. The combo worked wonders – the couple had twins in April 2011.
Celine Dion had twins, thanks to IVF, and has spoken openly about her six failed IVF procedures. Only a few decades ago IVF was considered weird science, now everyone is using it.
David and Courtney Cox-Arquette have had a well publicized battle with infertility. After several miscarriages due to immunity problems their baby girl, Coco was born thanks to IVF. Courtney said at the time “In vitro is a wonderful thing that people can do in this day and age, and I’m lucky enough to be able to afford it.”
Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-lee Furness struggled with conceiving a child. After several miscarriages and failed IVF, Jackman finally became a fatherwhen he went on to adopt their children.
Melanie Griffith and her husband, Antonio Banderas struggled with secondary infertility for years and had some unsuccessful infertility treatment. Reportedly, the emotional pain caused by the failed treatment is part of the reason for her alcohol addiction and why she entered rehab.
Helena Bonham Carter and her director husband Tim Burton struggled with infertility and went through Clomid, IVF, and several alternative treatments. before conceiving a baby girl naturally.
Frasier star Kelsey Grammer and his wife, Camille used a surrogate after her Irritable Bowel Syndrome prevented her from carrying to full term. And Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban also went down the surrogacy route with their biological baby born via a surrogate mother in Dec 2010.
Gordon Ramsey is one of the few celebrities to speak openly about male infertility when on his UK show the F Word he admitted to a low sperm count. Ramsay’s wife also had female fertility issues, specifically polycystic ovary syndrome. Their first three were IVF babies although their 4th was reportedly conceived naturally.
The author also struggled with infertility and wrote a blog about a man struggling with infertility. Now, thanks to IVF, he writes a new dad blog. He lives in London.
Is Heidi Montag in denial of her image disorder and plastic surgery addiction? She’s denying reports she’s moody and suicidal — blaming “friends” and family who want to profit off her. She tweeted to her Twitter followers that she has no friends and that she’s “never felt sexier, happier, or more amazing in my own skin. I truly look the way I have always dreamed, I love America and freedom!” If 12 plastic surgeries (many done on the same day) weren’t enough, she’s planning breast augmentation. Some reports suggest that she’s doing this because she wants to be a blond Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie. She’s also eyeing a role in Transformers 3 (though Rosie Huntingon-Whiteley has already replaced the outoing Megan Fox). She even tweeted director Michael Bay that he was an “artistic brilliant genius.”
Heidi, you’re in denial. You might have gotten a gig in the upcoming film Just Go With It (Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Nicole Kidman), but you’re just not action-star material. First of all, you are neither Megan or Angelina. You just don’t have the sultry brunette look that they do. Secondly, increasing your breast size doesn’t make you more likely to impress Michael Bay, as far as I’m concerned. He seems to favor natural over plastic. Even if I’m proven wrong about that factor, no one’s going to buy you as an action star. And while you’re doing your own “transformers” stunt, just remember that Pam Anderson and other stars have had breast reduction. Carrying volleyballs on your chest can’t be an enjoyable experience day in and day out.
I’m getting quite tired of the predictable jewel tones and monochrome gowns that the stars usually wear to awards shows and red carpet events. For last Saturday’s SAG Awards, my picks for best dressed were the stars who donned prints and beads.
Nicole Kidman (third from left) took a break from her usual monochrome red carpet gowns and slipped into a sequined and embroidered Oscar de la Renta gown. Here, she is onstage with fellow actresses (L-R) Marion Cotillard, Kate Hudson, and Penelope Cruz.
Sandra Bullock not only won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for The Blind Side, but also got the fashion police’s nod in this black and blue-trimmed Alexander McQueen gown.
See the complete list of winners and highlights of the 2010 SAG Awards here.
Posted by MrAlmostWrong as Nicole Kidman at 7:13 PM UTC on Dec, 16 2009
Here is what I said last week about Kidman:
I know Iâ€™m talking early-mid 90s type of stuff here, but Nicole Kidman was definitely marriage material back in the day and you could definitely see why the Midget (Tom Cruise) put the ring on the finger. However, now she is just a ghost (oooooo did you catch that innuendo) of her former self.
You honestly canâ€™t tell me she doesnâ€™t look as if she could be married to the Joker in these pics. Penelope Cruz? Hot. Kate Hudson? Boyish chest, but hot. Even Dame Judy Dench pulls it off nicely. Kidman canâ€™t even keep up with a woman that is 105 years older than her, something is wrong with that.
When I saw this pic I figured it was just bad lighting and I was going to give her the benefit of the doubt. Then I saw more pics and I couldn’t let this one slide. You pulled a Joker job on us again Nicole. Even The Superficial took my line last week and agrees. It’s okay to have a mishap from time to time, but this is back-to-back weeks. Completely unacceptable.
I’m not even sure that is makeup that we are seeing. I think some guy in the limo stuffed a bunch of nose candy in his pants and while she was getting ready to sneeze, her face landed in his lap which just happened to have an open zipper and her face was covered in snow blow.
Because of this she became so high that she didn’t even bother to check the mirror to make sure she was ready for the lights and cameras of the red carpet.
You can’t quit Scientology, it quits you.
Posted by MrAlmostWrong as Nicole Kidman at 11:42 PM UTC on Dec, 08 2009
I know I’m talking early-mid 90s type of stuff here, but Nicole Kidman was definitely marriage material back in the day and you could definitely see why the Midget (Tom Cruise) put the ring on the finger. However, now she is just a ghost (oooooo did you catch that innuendo) of her former self.
You honestly can’t tell me she doesn’t look as if she could be married to the Joker in these pics. Penelope Cruz? Hot. Kate Hudson? Boyish chest, but hot. Even Dame Judy Dench pulls it off nicely. Kidman can’t even keep up with a woman that is 105 years older than her, something is wrong with that.
Of course this could be what happens to you if you divorce the leprechaun of Scientology. Now excuse me while I go off to protect my lucky charms.
Posted by Gina as Nicole Kidman, Tid Bits & News, Tom Cruise, Tom Cruise- Only a Matter of Time Before He Kills Me at 9:04 AM UTC on Nov, 05 2009
Everyone has secrets – and celebrities more so. In the newest issue of GQ, you can take a peek into Nicole Kidman’s head as she shares tidbits about her life. Also, she says this is the last time she would say anything about her life with ex-husband Tom Cruise. I say she’s much better off now, anyway.