Mariah Carey tweets photo of pregnant belly after returning home from hospital scare

You may have already heard that pregnant Mariah Carey went to the hospital on Sunday after suffering contractions. Mariah is pregnant with twins, and from what I can tell she’s due soon so it might not have been that dangerous to the babies if she had them at this point. Mariah was sent home, though, which is good news, and she celebrated by having her belly painted (with a blue and red butterfly, natch) and tweeting the photo above. On Mariah’s belly over the butterfly was written “Dem Babies.” It turns out that Mariah went to the hospital right before her third wedding anniversary with Nick. (Wikipedia has their anniversary as 3/30, but she’s tweeting anniversary wishes already so it could be earlier than that. Update: It was her 41st birthday – thanks BiteMe for pointing that out!)

Mariah Carey, who in October announced that she is pregnant, was hospitalized on Friday night with contractions.

“So #dembabies really wanted 2 celebrate w/us/share the anniversary! I started having contractions last night..went 2 the hospital-” Carey tweeted on Saturday. “Finally they said I could come home after they got it under control but.. They almost came on 3/27- happy anniversary in deed!!! We have a few more weeks 2 go but- wow!!!: ) #soreadyallready!”

The singer… tweeted a photo of a butterfly painted on her belly on Monday. Along with the photo, she wrote, “My attempt @ festiveness on 327! For ATLITL thank u + I♥U! Comin soon #dembabies! LYMA+thanx 4 making me happy:).”

Carey announced in October that she is pregnant; she’ll be having twins, one boy and one girl.

[From Huffington Post]

Those babies can’t come out on Mariah and Nick’s anniversary Mariah’s birthday! Don’t they know that date is sacred and that their birthday will cut into Mariah’s Disney and Hello-Kitty themed parties?

Mariah has since deleted that tweet and photo from what I can figure out, so I guess she’s kind of embarrassed by it and regretted putting it out there. Either that or Nick told her to take it down because it was too personal.

I know Mariah is excessive as all get out, but that’s part of the reason I really want to see a photo spread of her with the twins. She’s sure to have one of the most elaborate and expensive nurseries that was ever made. Mariah’s twin baby photos will put J.Lo’s poser couture spread with the twins to shame.

Photos from Mariah Carey’s twitter and



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  1. Bite me says:

    It was her birthday, she was talking about

  2. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    I thought it was sweet and funny. Not sure whats so personal about this shot, my news station said it was personal too, not like she took a pic of them coming out of the womb. It was just a picture of her pregnant belly painted…there was an art exhibit that did the same thing to pregnant women’s stomachs. I thought it was very cute.

  3. serena says:

    J.Lo is no match for Mariah. Lol

  4. samihami says:

    I think that’s kind of cute, actually.

  5. Celebitchy says:

    Oh thanks Biteme, I will update with that!

  6. mel says:

    Too late, the photo is all over the internet. I think her babies are due in April but the longer they stay in the womb of course the better. I dont see what the big deal is about the photo she’s probably bored just waiting for the babies to arrive.

  7. PrettyTarheel says:

    They may have given her steroid shots in the hospital to encourage lung development. I went in at 27 weeks with some contractions and they gave me 2 steroid shots 24 hours apart to encourage BabyTarheel’s lungs to develop. He has agreed to cook at least until mid-May. I had no idea what was happening, I thought I had appendicitis. THAT is what the birth classes should teach, instead of freakin’ visualization exercises. How to recognize that the sharp pain in your side is a ruptured cyst, and the rhythmic back pain is contractions.

  8. The_Porscha says:

    Considering that she’s Mariah Carey, I’m pretty sure this is the least personal she’s ever been. But I think the picture is cute.

  9. GROSS. no, thanks. she really needs to keep her -ish private.

  10. RHONYC says:


    that painting is hilarious! oh, mariah…you’re such a hoot.

    i can’t wait till those babies come…you know she’s gonna be the most over-the-top mom ever. and i LOVE her for it.


  11. courtney says:

    um she’s 38 weeks so the steriod shots wouldn’t have done much of anything and it was false contractions not the real thing. somebody doing a Henna tattoo on their pregnant tummy is no different than doing a plaster cast of it. it’s a way to celebrate ones journey into motherhood. leave Mariah alone there was a time when she didn’t know if she would be able to conceive again so it’s only natural that she would be super celebratory this time particularly so close to the twins arrival. though she does nned to have a scheduled c-section for medical reasons rather than the natural birth she wanted.

  12. rylan says:

    Was the painting to cover stretch marks? They are normal but not for Miss Mariah.

  13. Justaposter says:

    aaaaaaaaaahhhhh! I love the tummy picture!

  14. TQB says:

    Aww, I loved the picture. No need to take it down.

    Uhm, someone, maybe Tarheel, help a first time pregnant lady out here – why is her belly button bandaged? Is there a thing where you can get too “outtied”???

  15. embertine says:

    I think it’s cute, and if she’s got to 38 weeks with twins she’s doing pretty well.

    Best of luck to these guys, they seem so sweet.

  16. Bodhi says:

    Maybe her belly button was taped down so it wouldn’t make the butterfly look super strange? Or it could be that the now outie is irritated by pretty much everything that touches it…

    I’m 35 weeks & my belly button hasn’t popped yet. I’m hoping that it doesn’t, but it certainly won’t be the end of the world if it does.

    Anyhoo, I think her painted belly is super cute!! I want some of my arty friends to paint mine before the Bean arrives 🙂

  17. LadyBert62 says:

    I am not up on Mariah Carey news as I dont like her – so I guess from the pictures she is having a boy and a girl (blue/pink colors). Well I guess having someone draw on your stomach is something to do while you are sitting around and unable to move very well – better than drinking or doing drugs. I do think it is a personal thing that should be kept in the family – but then I am old fashioned about a lot of things. ha ha

  18. courtney says:

    asshole her fans to whom she tweeted the picture are like an extended family to her. the belly button is taped down so the henna paint wouldn’t smudge as I’ve said previously false labor as far along she is isn’t dangerous it’s not like t was earlier in the pregnancy plus she’s on bed rest which is common for mothers having twins at the end of pregnancy so give her a break

  19. Ashley says:

    Cover up woman, you are forthy…

  20. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    She’s cute!!! love it

  21. PrettyTarheel says:

    I had no idea she was 38 weeks, so no, no need for steroid shots. I was just throwing in my 2 cents.

    I would guess the taped down belly button would be to keep the paint from smudging/looking funny. My belly button hasn’t popped yet (I’m @ 31 wks), so I’m not sure how sensitive it is. Good question, though, now I’m going to research if that is painful or not.

  22. lilred says:

    @PrettyTarheel:I’m glad your bun has agreed to cook a little longer,nothing but good thoughts for the two of you.

  23. PrettyTarheel says:

    Women with an “inny” belly button may be sore or uncomfortable in the last few months of pregnancy. This skin never sees the light of day, so it can be tender or raw from rubbing against clothing, etc.
    So maybe her belly button is just tender or raw, and she’s protecting it from having a paintbrush rubbing against it.

  24. Isabel says:

    Do not understand why this picture offends anybody. It’s a pregnant belly. Why on earth is so offensive about a pregnant belly?

    Go girl! Celebrate this happy time and that big ol’ belly. Her back must be killing her.

  25. PrettyTarheel says:

    Thanks lilred!

  26. courtney says:

    off course her back is killing her she’s nearly due and has gained 65lbs which isn’t uncommon in a twin pregnancy. at least Nick rubs her back and feet when ever she needs it particularly with her on bed rest until she gives birth to the twins

  27. GradStudentEatingHotPockets says:

    I love how excited she is about this!!!! I think she’s going to be a great mother.

  28. Isa says:

    I like the picture of her belly. She probably put the bandaids on it to hold her belly button down. My boss asked me to wear a bandaid over my belly button after it pops because it will gross her out.
    But I’m not gonna do it. Because she froze me out all winter! Payback! haha.

    Anyway, she looks good to be having twins! I swear my belly was bigger with just my one baby. I think it’s a really cute picture! I think I’ll let my little girl paint my belly when it gets bigger.
    If she is really thirty eight weeks that’s impressive! Most twins come early! Glad to hear they are doing so well.

  29. TQB says:

    @ Pretty Tarheel – Oy yeesh. I’m only 16 weeks but it’s clear I will be an outty at some point – it’s already flattening out. Sounds ouchy!

    @Isa, you keep that button out! Tell your boss your eyes are up here and she doesn’t need to be staring at your bump.

    @courtney, less profanity, more punctuation, K?

  30. PrettyTarheel says:

    @Isa-I’m with TQB. Out and proud with the belly button!
    @TQB-Good luck!!! Hope you’re over the morning sickness and into the fun part!

  31. TQB says:

    Would the fun part be not fitting into any pants? If so then yes, totally into that.

  32. PrettyTarheel says:

    Embrace the maternity pants!!! Seriously, sooo much more comfortable than the “rubber band trick” or whatever bull they try to feed you. I went to A Pea in the Pod at 15 weeks, and bought out the store (according to my husband), and I immediately felt better. There’s a 50% off sale going on right now, I just picked up a few summer dresses/tops for a couple of events we’ve got coming up-check it out!!!

  33. mrsezc says:

    wait she’s older than 41!! She’s only a year younger than I am .. 43!!! I remember reading that a long time ago, because our birthday’s were so close!! How does she get to shave 2 years off her age???

  34. Gigohead says:

    Wishing her the best of luck!! I only carried at 31 weeks with my last son because of severe preclampsia. If she made it this far with twins, I’m happy for her. It will happen soon.

  35. fwozbo says:

    She and I share the same birthday but not the same year (though close). Good luck to her and I had my last baby when I was 40.

  36. Isa says:

    Haha I will! Although I seem to have bought mostly pants that have the full panel so that might hide it. But if not oh well! Serves her right, she has such a bad attitude. Plus I worked this winter wearing three layers (that is including my wool coat) because she would come to work wearing sweaters when she knows she’s obese and suffers from hot flashes!

    I never can get the rubber band to stay on. I love a Pea in the Pod but I’m poor and have to bargain shop! lol. I just went to Ross and got three shirts and a pair of bermuda dress shorts for $35.00.