It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from “No Kids, Please,” who said she didn’t want to ever have small children, preferring, instead, to maybe one day adopt or foster older children. She wasn’t sure how her boyfriend felt about that and worried about the future of their relationship as a result. After the jump, an update from her. Keep reading »
“My dossier, which is your paperwork portfolio, is in to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Now it’s just a waiting game. It could be six months, twelve months; it could be two years. Or, it could be tomorrow! They call you and they say, ‘Oh, we have your referral,’ which is essentially the child they match you up with, and you go overseas and you get him or her.”
—Jillian Michaels confirms that, now that her contract with “The Biggest Loser” is over, she is in the process of adopting a baby from the Congo. Last year, she let us in on her reasons for wanting to adopt rather than having one herself. “I can’t handle doing that to my body,” she said. How noble? This way, she helps a child in need … and doesn’t damage her six pack. [Showbiz Spy] Keep reading »
Yesterday, Angelina Jolie visited Somali refugees at a camp near the Tunisia-Libya border. But of course it wasn’t the humanitarian work that had people talking. At the camp, Angelina was photographed in a tank top and it appears as though a line has been added to her tattoo which lists the latitude and longitude of where her children were born. This has many people guessing that Angie and Brad are adopting another baby. The new numbers on the tattoo aren’t easy to make out, but the first one appears to be 35 degrees north. Some think this means the couple could be adopting from Algeria.
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“[I was] absolutely stone broke. She was put up for adoption when I was 17 or 18, I think … Since her mom and dad have died, we’ve tried to come together and be close together, and it’s working out pretty well. I never felt like I was her dad, because I didn’t take her to school, change her nappies, there was no paternal thing there. But I’m trying.”
—Crooner Rod Stewart talks about Sarah Streeter, the first of his seven children, who was put up for adoption. She is now 46. Geez, Rod has been procreating for almost half a century. His wife Penny Lancaster is currently pregnant. [PopEater] Keep reading »
Fresh out of a long, committed relationship with my childhood sweetheart to whom I was engaged long before I was ever ready to fully commit myself to someone in that regard, I rebounded. His name was Stan* and he was quiet, shy, compassionate and funny at times. I knew he wasn’t “the one,” but I had fun with him. After five months of dating, I decided that I needed someone who was more ambitious and outspoken, and called things off with Stan … only to find out that I got knocked up the last time we were ever intimate. Keep reading »
“I think everything works out the way the universe wants it to work out. We don’t have any boys in our family. Boy, is everyone really happy about that. So he’s like the crown prince … He’s my little Cajun cookie.”
—Sandra Bullock talking about her adopted son, Louis, on today’s “Today.” I wonder how long it’ll take Mrs. Fields to come up with a cookie based on this concept? [People] Keep reading »
Congrats to Neil Patrick Harris, who announced this weekend that he and his partner are expecting twins. Sadly, NPH also announced that he is planning to take a break from the biz to be a full-time daddy once the babies arrive. We will miss him, but I’m sure those babies will be stupid cute.
After the jump, some more famous gay men who also became proud papas. Keep reading »
“Brad and Angie, please! Please adopt a child from Haiti! … Our job is to help those little kids, to give them a chance. If we give them a chance they’ll have a better tomorrow.”
—Wyclef Jean knows where he wants to see Brad and Angelina adopt from next. Angie says baby number seven isn’t on her radar at the moment, but could be in the future. [NY Daily News]
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