Thursday, October 28, 2010

It's Confirmed: Mariah Carey is Pregnant. Now Leave Her Alone.

After months- no who the heck am I kidding, years- of speculation, Mariah Carey announced her pregnancy on the "Today Show" this morning. From Huff Po:

"Mariah Carey is going to have to add lullabies to her repertoire.

The superstar singer confirmed on NBC's "Today" show Thursday that she and husband Nick Cannon are expecting their first child. Carey says the baby is due in the spring.

Carey had declined to discuss her pregnancy, the subject of rampant speculation for months, until now.
"Yes, we are pregnant, it's true," she said in an interview with "Access Hollywood's" Billy Bush that was shown on "Today."

"It's been a long journey, but it's been tough because I've been trying to ... hold on to a shred of privacy, and that was not easy."

Carey, 40, and Cannon, 30, have been the subject of a baby watch since they got married after a whirlwind romance two years ago.

They laughed off the rumors when they occurred soon after their wedding.
"We thought it was fun, because they kept saying, 'Oh she's pregnant.' Yeah, whatever. So we took the test and it was positive," she said.

But Carey had a miscarriage soon afterward.

"It was really sad, so we really had to absorb this and take it in," she said.

Cannon hailed his wife's strength for being able to laugh in front of the cameras, but later, "crying herself to sleep."

Bush said that Carey told him the baby was conceived naturally, and added that the couple does not know the sex of the baby."

Okay, this announcement should surprise exactly no one. So I'll skip that. I would like to offer a big congratulations to the couple (Baby, YAY!). I also would hope bloggers, paparazzo and gossip hounds would do exactly opposite of what they're foaming at the mouth to do: LEAVE THEM ALONE.

Mariah has long been one to flaunt her ample assets, flutter around like the butterflies she so adores and flash a grin at any camera pointed within seemingly a mile of her pretty little face.

But she clearly desires privacy when it comes to certain things, thus her whirlwind courtship with Nick and her secret island wedding. Remember those pics splashed across the tabloids a couple of years back were released after they said "I Do" and the ink on their celebratory marital tattoos had long dried.

 A post wedding beach kiss- showing off one of the tats.

Now with this announcement- and the admission of a heartbreaking miscarriage- Mariah has revealed once again there are some things in her very public life she deems private. And while I have heard a number of people complain for months now about why she won't just admit it (they were also the same ones annoyed with Alicia Keys' silence about her pregnancy and relationship), I ask why should she have to "admit" anything to us, the public? Is pregnancy or engagement, marriage, a move, a fight or even a divorce some type of indictment which should force celebrities to appear before the court of public opinion to make a plea of innocence or guilt? Well, maybe in Charlie Sheen's case, he might want to plead "mental incompetence" or just straight "insanity".

When I gained weight last year, and some nasty co-workers pressed me to answer the preggers questions, I made up my mine that when I do become pregnant, I'd make my announcement when me and K see fit to do so. Which is in our own time. And even though I do not know Mariah or Nick, I won't question why they chose now to announce it. Because in my opinion, if they wanted to wait until the kid was receiving a degree from Harvard, it's their prerogative to do so.

So please do them a favor- don't be a "Crybaby"-be sweet as "Honey", a real "Babydoll"- LEAVE THEM ALONE.


Angelica said...

unfortunately being a celebrity does not allow for too much privacy. its part of the deal. yea most people already knew that she was pregnant, and now that she has confirmed, how does this affect a fans everyday life? o yea, it doesn't. congrats to her, now lets all go on.. and Alisha when you are preggy i will be so happy :-) nd i hope i know before u start showing lol..<3 you

Alisha De Freitas said...

Lol it doesn't change a thing in our lives! And Angel, of course you will know.

Don said...

if they wanted to wait until the kid was receiving a degree from Harvard, it's their prerogative to do so.


I never understood why paparazzi and some fans make a big deal out of Mariah Carey being pregnant or Beyonce possibly being pregnant or anything of the nature.

I mean, if a woman is married and having sex with her husband, chances are, she will eventually become pregnant.

Reminds me of the old National Enquirer tabloid days. Lol.

Alisha De Freitas said...

Yes, but now the National Enquirer competes with semi-legitame mags like "OK", "Life & Style" and "US Weekly".

Anonymous said...

It is what it is, ppl need to understand that celebs don't own shit to them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Learn 2 mind their own damn business!

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