Mariah Carey has given yet another exclusive to Life & Style Magazine, this time letting them do a “pregnant photo shoot” plus cover interview. A few months ago, she also confirmed to L&S the sex of the babies – one boy and one girl. Now, these are not the first photos of Mariah’s massive bump that we’ve seen – she also tweeted a photo of her bump with a butterfly painted on it. Obviously, because “Butterfly” is going to end up in at least one of these baby names, right? Raspberry Butterfly Cannon Blueberry Butterfly Cannon. Anyhoodle, in this interview, Mariah makes it clear that while she has issues with everybody all up in her womb, she also feels like she owes it to her fans to enjoy every second of her pregnancy. I love her.
Mariah Carey has posed for her fair share of portraits, but none has been as personal or emotional as these exclusive belly-baring snaps. Mere days away from welcoming her first and second child, Mariah proudly showed off her pregnant body to Life & Style.
“I was feeling very vulnerable about taking pictures at all right now, but then I didn’t want to miss this opportunity to document this once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Mariah exclusively tells Life & Style. “My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans.”
And the twins — a boy and a girl — were clearly ready for their closeups.
“The babies were kicking almost the entire time; it was unbelievable,” Mariah tells Life & Style. “Especially the girl — clearly she’s a diva in training! We didn’t start shooting until 1:30 a.m. because I was in the hospital from the night before until the day of the shoot with contractions five minutes apart!”
Indeed, although Mariah’s not due for a few weeks, the twins could be making their grand entrance sooner rather than later. Contractions sent mom to the hospital on March 27. But for now, Mariah and soon-to-be-dad Nick Cannon are simply reveling in their twin bliss! And Nick says he is more attracted to his wife than ever.
“I thought I couldn’t love Mariah more,” he tells Life & Style. “But I have a whole new appreciation and admiration for her.”
Mariah adds, “Now I have so much respect for mothers everywhere, especially those who’ve had difficult pregnancies or given birth to multiples. We need to have Mother’s Day once a week!”
[From Life & Style]
How did she know the girl was kicking? The boy could be destined for show business too, Mariah! Especially when they name him Royal Butterfly Cannon.
Is anyone else genuinely pleased with Nick’s devotion to Mariah? I am. I didn’t think this junk would last, but they seem to “get” each other and have a surprisingly solid marriage. I hope Mariah and Nick and the babies stay healthy these last few weeks, and I hope everything goes well for Mariah in the delivery room. I’m starting to feel itchy from anticipation!
Photos courtesy of Life & Style, Mariah’s Twitter.
I have twins and I always knew where they were at that point because I had ultrasounds near the end once a week. I could always tell what my daughter was up to. In fact, my was very still and calm much of the time. They’re still like that today, at four-years old.
“We need to have Mother’s Day once a week!””
I love her, too.
I am frequently freaked out by pregnancy shots but I think she looks truly beautiful in this photo. Guess it was taken a few weeks ago before she got the the beach ball stage!
I am very happy that she and Nick are very happy. It’s what matters most when bringing children into this world. Every child deserves devoted and loving parents. This is a wonderful thing.
And yeah…either that cover pic is old, or they photoshopped the shit out of it.
wow, wish my belly was that clear when I was pregnant.. Stretch marks.. ugh..
I have twin boys and I also knew who was doing what! Especially during the last 3 months. I had an extreme kicker in there! 😀
I remember one night, my kicker on the right was going at it something strong and all of a sudden my poor little guy on the left did a complete flip over! From head up to a head down. Was such a weird feeling and it did kinda hurt because there was hardly any room left in there. I was at 33 weeks at the time! Sorry if I’m freaking some out 😀
I’m really happy for Maraih & Nick!
Hope all is well with her and their babies.
However, to sell your story to one of the most low rent tabloids out there is just kind of sad. Just the cynic in me I guess.
i LOVE how pregnancy has stretched out her nose to its ‘pre-rhino’ shape!
its great! she looks like ‘vision of love’ mariah, again.
don’t go back and get your nose fixed again girl, you look younger and beautiful.
keep it! keep it! 🙂
@ Johnny Depps Girl – she probably does have stretchmarks but they photoshopped the hell out of her stomach!
I love that Dem Babies picture! I think it is so sweeet =)
I love her and I am also impressed that the two of them seem to adore each other. I really find him much more attractive for the way he speaks of her with such love, and she’s never not smiling when he’s around. And these babies are going to be FABULOUSLY butterflied.
Hey, where’s courtney and her lecture about Mariah being 38 weeks when she went into labor 2 weeks ago?
Guess I am the sole dissenter here today as I find this to be too much information. This is private and should be kept in the family album not on public display.
@Crab-that made me feel better. I don’t have the linea nigra yet, but I did have 2 stretch marks pop up the other day, and it freaked me out. I’ve been the queen of cocoa butter but to no avail.
I’m so happy for her and Nick. It’s a relationship no one gave a hope of sustaining, yet he seems perfectly capable of giving Mariah exactly what she needs. Crazy…
She must’ve taken that picture down right away because it pretty much ruined Life & Style’s exclusive.
My niece and nephew are fraternal twins. The girl was the active one, even in the womb, she’s a ballet dancer now, and the boy was always quiet and shy, he’s studying to become a neuro-scientist. They still have a very strong bond at a few days shy of 21.
Congrats and good luck to them both.
I am happy for them and I hope they make it.
love love love her!
She and Nick are such fame whores there the new Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt only difference is Mariah has talent. I mean they sold all 3 of their wedding photos, had sponsors pay for a wedding or two, wanted sponsors to pay for Nick’s B-Day party, go back in forth with the media for the last 9 months denying stories then say their true days or weeks later, Nick “accidently” on perhaps letting things slip on his radio show about Mariah and the babies, selling the pictures to their baby shower and now selling nude photos of her pregnant self. Now wants funny is that Nick said they wanted privacy ya right.
People talking about Reese Witherspoon selling her wedding photos and not needing the money saying she could give the money to charity; Mariah doesn’t need the money ether and she pocketed the money from all 3 of her wedding’s photos , baby shower photos, nude photos and 1 million from Qaddafi.
I’m so happy for her. to be pregnant and doing so well at her age. not that she’s too old but it does get more difficult as u grow older.
i wish them all the best.
I like Mariah Carey but…..this is tacky! Life and Style is a totally LOW RENT, lying ass tabloid. Who else sells exclusives to this rag but c-list celebrities….yuck.
no… really what are the babies names??
Why do people say that pregnancy stretches out your nose? I don’t think that’s physically possible. I ask because I’m kind of fascinated by the concept…but I din’t think it’s scientifically possible since the nose is cartilage and whatnot.
I’m a little tiny girl who got very very big during pregnancy (I’m 109 lbs and I was 168 when I delivered) and my nose stayed exactly the same.
I googled and googled before writing this to see, but all I found was a single post about how your nose can swell at the end of pregnancy due to increased circulation but will always go back down. That was on a yahoo answers site, so credibility: zero.
@junipergreen – I have zero facts but I have seen people on whom it at least appeared that their noses got wider. It could just be a perception thing – my face got fat and bloated when I was all of like 6 weeks along. Seems to have gotten a bit better now.
I mean, you get that pregnancy rhinitis thing – I guess if the inside of your nose got inflamed and swollen enough it might be visible outside? That is my best armchair OB guess.
Also, I am creeped out by the folks who think a pic of a bare pregnant belly is creepy and not beautiful.
@junipergreen my guess is because people will believe anything. It’s a pretty random thing to say. I’ve never even heard of that one, and I’ve got two kids. I’m alomost 100% sure that my nose is the ONLY thing that didn’t change shape. LOL
Also, I don’t really care if they are kind of fame-whore-ish. They seem to genuinely love each other, so I’m happy for them.
@crab Thank you!! You made me feel better!
Aw, I love it!! I love big baby bellehs! I want to get some nice pictures of my belly, but we may not have time before Bean arrives. I have a few I’ve taken with the camera on my phone & they may just have to suffice
Wishing her and the babies a super healthy delivery. Where do I sign on the once a week Mother’s Day campaign?
I find it adorable that Nick is so outspoken in his devotion to her. Like most, I also thought it was one of those fling-marriages… but they truly seem genuine.
Damn good for them, I say. I’m with you in hoping the rest of the pregnancy is a happy, healthy experience. =3
she looks good but that weave has got to go.
Anecdotally I’ll say that about one third of the pregnant women I’ve known (including myself in my two full-term pregnancies) experienced a widening of the nose during the late last trimester. My understanding is that the Relaxin hormone softens everything, including cartilage. Thank god it goes away afterwards!
@ junipergreen & SHump:
uhhh…that’s because when when I was pregnant, ‘my’ face got fuller & it stretched my nostrils super wide . i have a narrow nose and my schnozz got GINORMOUS at 8 months. it looked like someone bopped me in the nose.
so, yeah…it happens.
happened to jlo, paula patten, & even angelina’s nose got wider when she was pregnant with the twins, too. 😉
She knows the girl is kicking because once they get that size, babies in multiple pregnancies run out of room and stay in the same general spot 😛 They would have to work very hard to switch places.
“raspberry butterfly cannon” sounds like a novelty candy for kids. in this case, i guess it’s kind of like a push-pop.
I considered my belly to be a private area when I was pregnant. The few pictures that were taken of it I had my shirt on. Its a personal choice but for me I wasnt very comfortable with people seeing/touching my bare stomach. I thought Mariah was due in March? Anyone know when her due date is?
#12 — You’re not the sole dissenter at all. What kind of pathetic fame-ho needs to share such an “incredibly personal moment” with millions of complete strangers? I’m surprised they haven’t released a conception video yet — there’s not much these two won’t share.
@RHONYC #8: I was thinking the same thing, she definitely looks like her younger self there lol.
And yes ‘nose widening’ does/can happen to some pregnant women (nothing to do with how much weight you put on or whatever), but the nose does go back to its original shape after pregnancy.
Oh and some pregnant women just don’t get pregnancy stretch marks either. My mother never got any (she had 3 babies) and I never got any when I had my baby either. Luck I guess?
I hope she names one Sparklepony.
Camille- Consider yourself to hit the genetic jackpot.
I got one while I was pregnant, I think. I’m not sure when it popped up. I thought it was an old scar on my inner thigh but when I got pregnant this time it found three friends. Luckily they are small and white.
If her belly is airbrushed she has one of the best ones around because I see tiny hair folicles. Am I the only one?
I think her belly is HUGE. I mean, it makes her breasts look small!
As for the nose spreading, mine did. But I also got a fat face while pregnant. It’s just one of those things that happens to some women and not others. My feet also got bigger, but apparently there’s a reason for that.
I remember Mariah when she was just getting noticed, still with Tommy Mattola. She’s very talented, one of my favorite artists. She’s come a long way and made her mark, although she’s become a bit of a diva.
I agree with crab – photo-shopped.
My doctor says stretch marks are 100% genetic – either you have elastic skin or you don’t. She doesn’t believe too much in cocoa butter creams either.
Heh heh heh…Last week, the cat at my Mom’s house decided he wanted to take a nap with me, so he got up on my tummy, and I kid you not, two minutes later WHAM! That poor kitty jumped about a foot in the air and looked at me like I had done it purposly. Told him “Sorry sweetie. Baby obviously doesn’t want you there right now” I think he still think’s I had something to do with it LOL!!!!
Nick’s devotion to Mariah, and her obvious happiness and security with him, made me a fan of Mariah’s all over again. I’m really happy for them and wish them the best! 🙂
It’s kind of sad she could only get a Life & Style cover. You would think she could get an US cover.
It looks like she put 2 bandaids criss cross over her bellybutton. LOL. Still love her though!
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