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5 Celebrity Moms With a Brood of Boys

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Let’s hear it for the boys!

With the recent arrival of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale third son – Apollo Bowie Flynn –  let’s take a look at 4 more Hollywood moms whom have all boys in their brood.

  • Gwen Stefani:

Rocker couple Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale welcomed their third son - Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale – on February 28, 2014.

In January, the Cool singer – already mom to sons Kingston, 7, and Zuma, 5 – revealed that she was expecting another boy. Wearing a blue shirt and crown, Gwen captioned an Instagram photo: “I was ready to hand over the crown. But I guess I am still queen of the house. #itsaboy #surroundedbyboys.”

In 2010, the No Doubt frontwoman admitted that her brood of boys is a bit “weird.”

“I mean, it does seem weird that I don’t have a girl, but I feel like I’m running out of time,” Gwen shared. “I also don’t want to spread myself so thin that I can’t even be good for them… Poor Zuma, he’d be the middle guy. I’m not focusing on it right now, but it’s not up to me anyway, you know? These things are miracles, so we’ll see. Otherwise, the clothes are probably going to go to some girlfriend of Kingston’s!”

  • Melissa Joan Hart:

Sabrina, The Teenage Witch star Melissa Joan Hart and husband, musician Mark Wilkerson, are parents to three boys: Mason, 8, Brady, 6, and Tucker, 18 months.

“I was actually relieved it was a boy,” Melissa told Celebrity Baby Scoop.

She added: “It makes life a little easier. I wasn’t prepared for the ‘girly’ toys and accessories. I couldn’t be more happy with the family I have surrounding me but I’m not ready to say I’m done having kids just yet.”

  • Cate Blanchett:

Two-time Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett and husband, screenwriter Andrew Upton, have three sons: Dashiell, 12, Roman nearly 10, and Ignatius, nearly 6.

“Having boys is great,” the Elizabeth star said. “It’s a neat position to be in and I love the high energy that comes along in raising boys. It’s fun.”

  • Julie Bowen:

Modern Family star Julie Bowen and husband Scott Phillips are proud parents to three sons: Oliver, nearly 7, and 4 1/2-year-old twins John and Gus.

What’s life like in her all-boy household?

“I have three boys, so my house is … rowdy!” she joked with Celebrity Baby Scoop.

She added: “They are close in age, so they really do like playing with one another, and so far, get along very well. I hope that continues.”

  • Britney Spears:

While she loves her boys, pop superstar Britney Spears says she’d love to give her sons — Sean Preston, 8, and Jayden James, 7 — a baby sister.

“I would like to be busy the first couple of years, but then I would really like to have another baby, a girl,” Britney admitted.

She added: “I think she would be like a mini-me. I think it’s going to be crazy. I’m not going to feel as alone in the world anymore. I’m going to feel like I have a second person, like, that’s me.”

 

Red Carpet Maternity Style: Who Bumped It Up The Best?

Long gone are the days of wearing muumuus during pregnancy. And forget about staying home to hide your growing bump! Celebrities have led the way in embracing maternity curves at A-list events.

Some of the most gorgeous women in Hollywood have hit the red carpet with their baby bumps. Let's take a look at the best - and worst - maternity fashions to hit Hollywood events.

Who rocked their bump the best?

 

Modern Stroller Style

Sleek, modern strollers are a hit with celebrities moms. Noami Watts and Liev Schreiber strolled around the city with son, Sasha, in a Phil and Teds smart stroller ($249.99). Cate Blanchett pushed her son, Ignatius, in a Quinny Zapp Stroller ($199) while to breakfast and the playground.

If you're looking for a stroller for a lower price yet still just as stylish check out the Safety 1st Aerolite Stroller ($129.99) and Graco Quattro Tour Sport Stroller ($172.79).

 

Stylish Celebrity Moms Whose ‘Mommy’ Wardrobes We Love!

When we asked you whether your mommy style was more 'Posh' or 'Jen,' the majority of you answered: somewhere in between! Most of you love the chic yet down-to-earth clothes that Jessica Alba wears, and others noted your affinity for the wardrobes of Isla Fisher, Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts and Gwen Stefani!

Click below to read more about each hip mama's style!

 

Cate Blanchett Covers W Magazine

Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett graces the cover of the June issue of W Magazine. In the interview, the stunning Elizabeth actress, who is mom to three boys, Dashiell, 8, Roman, 6, and Ignatius, 2 opened up about her honest relationship with husband Andrew Upton, raising boys, and the possibility of having another child.

On having 3 boys & the possibility of a fourth: “Everyone says, ‘Oh, you must have [been trying] to have a girl. If the next one was a boy, then that’s just our lot! It’s true you do get a bit demented [with three boys], the chaos of it is great.”

On her childrens' tv & video game habits: "My kids don't watch any TV, but they watch videos and films. I'm sure they watch it at friends' houses. And my eldest got a Wii for his birthday last year. We had held off on it for a while. Then my husband said, let him play it--a few weeks later he'll get bored. And he did. He played it manically for a month but that was it in the end."

On teaching her children about theater: "You've just got to present it to them and they take what they take. It's important to me that it doesn't feel like a family business to them. So that they have a life that's not continually centered around what we do."


For the complete interview with Cate, visit W Magazine

 

Russell Crowe & His Cannes Kids

Russell Crowe walked the red carpet with his two sons - Charlie, 6, and Tennyson, 4 in July - at the Cannes Film Festival today (May 12).

Russell, along with costar Cate Blanchett and producer Brian Grazer, are currently promoting their new flick, Robin Hood, at the 63rd annual film festival.

Although Robin Hood is pretty cool, Russell said that Charlie prefers Indiana Jones:

Charlie's obsessed with Indiana Jones at the moment. I think it's magnificent to a degree. I really don't want any more critiques about my abilities and Harrison Ford's abilities. It's kind of starting to p*ss me off. He's just so certain that Harrison is much better at the job than I am. He's probably right but I just don't want to hear it."

 

Cate Blanchett: Motherhood “Toughens You Up” And Turns You Into “Mush”

Cate Blanchett is certainly among the most well-respected and loved actresses of our time, having the pick of the top scripts, as well as hefty list of award nominations and wins under her belt. The 40-year-old is also mom-to-three boys, Dashiell, 8, Roman, 6, and Ignatius, 2 with husband of 12-years Andrew Upton. Blanchett, who said living in an all-male home is “Really loud. So very loud,” sat down with Times Online to talk about how motherhood has changed her and her career.

On motherhood: “It toughens you up and makes you more pragmatic, yet at the same time it turns you into a bowl of mush. You see a child in distress or a puppy waiting to cross the street and you just want to weep. Maybe that mix is good for an actor. I guess the great thing is that it increases your ability to switch on and off. The work is no longer the only thing in your life. Other things count – and count more.”

On planning her films based on her children: “Anyone with children will tell you the same thing. Starting out as single women, our first questions about any job are, ‘What kind of role is it?’ and ‘Who will I be working with?’. But as soon as we have kids, we find ourselves asking, ‘How long’s the shoot?’ and ‘Can it be done in the school holidays?’ Suddenly, your attitude becomes very pragmatic. It has to, because shifting your household to another hemisphere is a major upheaval and there has to be a pretty compelling reason for you to do it.”

For the complete interview with Cate visit Times Online

 

Video: [Feature Trailer]


And we end the Monday sheet with this feature trailer for Robin Hood. Oscar-winning director Ridley Scott teams up once again with Oscar winner Russell Crowe to repeat the magic of Gladiator. And guess what, they have all the reasons to believe that the spell is going to be a mirror image of the previous one. The trailer says so. Russell Crowe plays the title character whereas Maid Marian is played by Oscar winner Cate Blanchett. Any guesses on the number of trophies the combination of these three Oscar winners are going to secure for this film at next year’s Academy Awards? Take your time. The movie releases May 14, 2010.

Best moment: 1:22

 

Cate Blanchett Puts Her Family First

Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett says that her career choices are motivated more by her kids than her craft these days. The Australian-born actress, who has kids Dashiell, 8, Roman, 5, and Ignatius, 22 months, with her husband Andrew Upton, tells The Sunday Times how she manages to find time for just about everything.

On making career choices: "With films, it used to be a question of 'Who’s directing it?'; now it’s 'How long is the shoot and where are they filming?' Recently I said yes to something because filming is in the Easter holidays. The children need to be in school now, but that’s okay: it’s good to be focusing on the theatre.

On small indulgences: "I like having a bath and a facial. The children understand that when I have the mask on, it’s mummy time - it’s the working mother’s best friend, because you may be exhausted, but you don’t want people to know. I might also relax in the evening with a vodka and tonic."

 

Keri Russell: Motherhood Introduces “A Whole New Set Of Feelings”

Keri Russell, mother of 2 ½-year-old son River, is set to star in Extraordinary Measures, where she plays a mom trying to save her two children who are dying of a rare genetic disorder. Keri told NYDailyNews that she felt deeply connected to this role now that she's a mother.

Rosie O'Donnell has this great quote. She said something like, "Before you have kids, your life is black and white, and then it's in color." It's just a whole new set of feelings that aren't as accessible to you before you have kids. So you see something sad happening to any kid, and you just instantly access, "Oh my God, what if that happened to my kid?" Everyone just sort of becomes your kid."

The 33-year-old Felicity star went on to say that she and husband Shane Deary love to take River out in their Brooklyn neighborhood. "We go to the park, we go to the farmers' market in Brooklyn. I love having BAM right here. BAM just had this retrospective on Sesame Street, and we saw it, like, on a full ­movie screen. It was River's first movie."

Although growing up in the city does pose its challenges. "Shane and I grew up with a lot of nature around. I grew up in ­Colorado, and he grew up on Martha's Vineyard. So there are tradeoffs. You get all this city culture. We walk to go see Cate Blanchett in A Streetcar Named Desire, and we walk to go to this retrospective on Cary Grant, and it was so cool. But when [you see] the schools have asphalt playgrounds, you're like, "Oh, right. That's how the city kids do it."

 

Hugh Jackman: Ava Loves The Paparazzi!

Hugh Jackman, doting dad to son Oscar, 9 ½, and daughter Ava, 4 ½, made an appearance on The Jay Leno Show recently and talked about the ever-present paparazzi. Apparently, sweet Ava loves to pose for the paps!

Oscar’s always like, ‘Oh, the paparazzi, I hate the paparazzi,’” Hugh said. “And my daughter is like, ‘Paparazzi!’ [Strikes a pose] She loves it!”

When Jay showed Hugh a picture of Ava sporting a goofy grin at the shutterbugs, the 41-year-old Wolverine star couldn’t help but burst out laughing. “Look at that! Hamming it up for the paparazzi. She’s going to regret that on her 21st,” he joked.

And if Ava has her way, we're going to be seeing many more fun shots. “I’m like, ‘Let’s go this way.’ And she’s like, ‘But Dad, the paparazzi are this way,’” Hugh said.

Hugh went on to say that his son doesn't share the same warm sentiments. Last month, when Hugh and Oscar were enjoying a friendly snowball fight with Cate Blanchett's three sons, Oscar aimed a few at the prying paps!

There were about 15 [of them and] there were about eight of us throwing snowballs,” he chuckles. “And [Oscar] said, ‘Dad, I’d just give anything to throw a snowball at the paparazzi,’ and I said, ‘Well, why don’t you do it son.’ I’m a good father, lessons all the way!”

 

Russell Crowe & Boys: Ice Cream Treats!

Russell Crowe enjoyed some down time with his sons Charlie, 6, and Tennyson, 3, yesterday, taking them out for an ice cream treat at Woolloomooloo Bay Wharf in Sydney, Australia (January 8). The boys looked adorable in matching polos.

Next up for the Aussie actor is the highly anticipated movie Robin Hood, co-starring mom-of-three Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian.

 

Ava Jackman Is A Madison Square Garden Girl

Such a sweet girl! Hugh Jackman, wife Deborra-Lee Furness, and their two children - 9-year-old son Oscar and 4-year-old daughter Ava - along with some family went to a show at Madison Square Garden on Sunday (December 20).

Earlier in the day, we saw the sexy 41-year-old Wolverine star having a blast in the snow with Oscar and Cate Blanchett's three sons. Both Aussie natives are currently performing on Broadway in the Big Apple.

 

Cate Blanchett & Boys Stomp Through The Snow

Cate Blanchett and her two oldest boys Dashiell, 8, and Roman, 5, braved the winter weather in New York today as they took a trip to Barnes & Noble (December 21).

Just yesterday we saw Dashiell, Roman and their younger brother Iggy, 1 1/2, having a snowy playdate with Hugh Jackman and his son Oscar, 9.

 

Hugh Jackman Hosts An A-List Playdate

It looked like a blast of a playdate at New York's West Side Park today as Hugh Jackman took his son Oscar, 9, and Cate Blanchett's sons Dashiell, 8, Roman, 5, and Iggy, 1 1/2 , for some fun in the winter weather. Not one to sit on the sidelines, the Wolverine star seemed to enjoy their snowball fight just as much as the boys did!

Last year Hugh praised his pal, saying, “Cate Blanchett is superwoman. She is amazing on every level. I think she is flawless as a person.”

Both Aussie natives are currently in the Big Apple with their families while they perform on Broadway.

 

Cate Blanchett & Her Boys Brave The Cold

With a cup of coffee in hand, Cate Blanchett walked with her two eldest sons - Dashiell, 8, and Roman, 5 - in chilly New York City on Thursday (December 17). Younger brother Iggy and papa Andrew Upton were not spotted with the group.

Cate and all her boys are in the Big Apple as she plays Blanche Dubois in the latest Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' classic A Streetcar Named Desire.

 

Cate Blanchett & Boys Take A Stroll

Cate Blanchett was pictured strolling with her three boys - Dashiell, 8, Roman, 5, and Iggy, 1 1/2 - in New York City on Tuesday (December 15). The group stopped off for some bagels along their travels. The boys' father is Cate's hubby of 12 years, playwright and screenwriter Andrew Upton.

The other day, we saw Cate and her boys taking a New York minute as they hailed a cab.

The Blanchett-Uptons are in the Big Apple as Cate plays Blanche Dubois in the latest Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' classic A Streetcar Named Desire.

 

Cate Blanchett & Boys: Taxi Cab Trio

Aussie actress Cate Blanchett had the help of her two oldest boys Dashiell, 8, and Roman, 5, as she tried to hail a cab in New York today (December 11).

The Oscar-winning mom-of-three - her youngest son Ignatius 'Iggy' is 1 1/2 - is earning rave reviews for her turn as Blanche Dubois in the latest Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' classic A Streetcar Named Desire.

 

Cate Blanchett & Her Boys Park It

So cute! Cate Blanchett was seen playing with her three boys - Dashiell, 7 1/2, Roman, 5 1/2, and Iggy, 1 1/2 - at Madison Square Park in New York City on Tuesday (December 8).

Cate recently said that she loves raising a house full of boys:

Having boys is great. It's a neat position to be in and I love the high energy that comes along in raising boys. It's fun."

Cate and her family are currently stationed in New York City as the 40-year-old Academy Award-winning actress performs at BAM (the Brooklyn Academy of Music) as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire.

 

Cate Blanchett & Her Breakfast Bunch

Such cute boys! Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett was out and about in New York City with her three sons - Dashiell, 7 1/2, Roman, 5 1/2, and Iggy, 1 1/2 - on Friday (December 4). Cate took her boys for breakfast on-the-go and then headed to the playground for some fun on the swing set.

We've spotted Cate and her boys all over town in recent weeks. The 40-year-old Babel actress is currently wowing audiences at BAM (the Brooklyn Academy of Music) as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire.

 

Cate Blanchett Checks In With Iggy

So sweet! Cate Blanchett was spotted strolling with a friend and her three young boys - Dashiell, 7 1/2, Roman, 5 1/2, and Iggy, 1 1/2 - in New York City on Wednesday (December 2). When Iggy started to become a bit restless, the gorgeous 40-year-old Babel star checked in with her sweet boy and made him giggle.

We've seen a lot of the Blanchett-Uptons in the Big Apple these days. The Academy Award-winning actress is currently wowing audiences at BAM (the Brooklyn Academy of Music) as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire.

 

Cate Blanchett & Her NYC Crew

Cate Blanchett, along with husband Andrew Upton and their three boys - Dashiell John, 7 1/2, Roman Robert, 5 1/2, and Ignatius 'Iggy' Martin, 1 1/2 - were spotted going to Toys R' Us on a rainy Monday in New York City (November 30).

Cate and her youngest sons were just spotted last week strolling in Manhattan.

The 40-year-old Academy Award-winning actress recently said that she loves raising a house full of boys:

Having boys is great. It's a neat position to be in and I love the high energy that comes along in raising boys. It's fun."

 

Cate Blanchett: “Having Boys Is Great”

When she's not turning heads on the red carpet or adding to her impressive collection of acting awards and honors, gorgeous mom-of-three Cate Blanchett can often be found vacuuming. Yes, vacuuming.

"I enjoy vacuuming," the Oscar-winner tells People. "It's a very satisfying noise when you hear all that grit sucked up from the floor and into the machine. Vacuuming is a big one for me and it's those simple things that keep my life grounded. It can be quite therapeutic!"

Cate is also kept busy by her three sons Dashiell, 7, Roman, 5 and Ignatius, 19 months, and says she's blissfully happy with her brood of boys.

"Having boys is great," the Elizabeth star says. "It's a neat position to be in and I love the high energy that comes along in raising boys. It's fun."

 

Cate Blanchett & Her Big Apple Boys

So cute! Babel star Cate Blanchett was spotted with two of her sons - Roman Robert, 5 1/2, and Ignatius 'Iggy' Martin, 1 1/2 - strolling in New York City on Wednesday (November 25). During their travels, Cate checked in with Roman as something was upsetting her sweet boy.

Cate and her husband Andrew Upton are also parents to son Dashiell John, who turns 8 next month.

Cate just completed her performance as the pretentious Blanche Dubois in the play Streetcar Named Desire at Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater on Saturday (November 21). The 40-year-old Academy Award-winning actress recently said that her boys are accustomed to growing up at the theater:

When the boys aren’t playing with friends, they can usually be found playing backstage. They’re always engaged in the family business, so to speak.”

 

Cate Blanchett Covers Vogue

Cate Blanchett wows on the December cover of Vogue. The 40-year-old Academy Award-winning actress is currently performing as the pretentious Blanche Dubois in the play Streetcar Named Desire at Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater through November 21. The mom of three boys - Dashiell, 7 1/2, Roman, 5, and Ignatius, 1 1/2 - and self proclaimed “theater geek,” opens up about the importance of theater, her career choices and her family.

On her family: "When the boys aren’t playing with friends, they can usually be found playing backstage. They’re always engaged in the family business, so to speak.”

On her career choices: “I’m not very cautious or careful. It’s always been more about having a variety of experiences than any planned trajectory… I think that in a way, projects choose you.”

On the importance of theater: “In the wake of everything that’s happened in the world in the last eighteen months, we’re thinking about what we’ve lost. So much of the play is about the death of poetry and idealism and hope—the fine, delicate things in our lives, the intangible, ephemeral things in our lives—which theater actually represents, doesn’t it? It’s ephemeral by its very nature. If you’re not there, you miss it. It’s gone.”