Day By Day
His son, Matteo, will celebrate his second birthday on July 31, but Artem Chigvintsev isn’t worried about the dreaded “terrible twos.” “You know, I’ve heard so many different stories. Some people say [the] terrible threes are worse than the terrible twos,” says the Dancing With the Stars pro, 39. “Being a parent, I feel the best thing you can do is just take one day at a time and deal with [the rest] tomorrow.” Here, the dancer — who shares his little boy with fiancée Nikki Bella, 38 — tells Us more.
Q: How are you and Nikki enjoying parenthood?
We’re just loving every second. We can’t wait to wake up every morning to get him out of bed. It’s an incredible love that I hope every single person out there can experience.
Q: Latest milestones?
Well, let’s start with his endless amount of energy. And he talks.
Q: Who does Matteo take after more?
He’s definitely got a lot of Nicole. He’s a strong character and strong personality.
Q: Plans for baby No. 2?
Me and Nicole [are] putting everything we can into Matteo [right now], so we haven’t really talked about having a second kid. But you never know. I’ve always [wanted] to have a little girl.
Tan France is counting his blessings as he gets ready to celebrate his first Father’s Day. “Parenting is [going] great. I’m loving it very much,” the Queer Eye star, who welcomed son Ismail via surrogate with husband Rob last July, tells Us. “[Ismail] is my favorite boy in the world. He’s an angel!” While being a new dad can feel overwhelming at times, France, 39, is lucky to have friends like his Next in Fashion costar Gigi Hadid, who can offer up advice when needed. “She’s an amazing mom. I’ve gotten so many tips from her,” France says of the model, who shares daughter Khai, 20 months, with ex Zayn Malik. “She was a mom before I was a parent. So she was the first person that sent me a care package of all the things that my baby might need. It was so sweet.” As for what Hadid gifted France? “ [There’s a product] called a Baby Brezza, which is a machine that helps you make your formula really quickly,” he shared. “She [also] included a sound machine, bibs, pacifiers — everything I could possibly need!”
Juggling fatherhood and a career has been easier than expected for first-time dad KJ Apa. “It’s not as hard as people think it is,” admits the Riverdale star, 24, who welcomed son Sasha with girlfriend Clara Berry on Sept. 23. “[I] don’t work every day, all day long, all through the week. I get days off here and there… [and can] have time to spend with my family,” he adds. “I consider myself very lucky.”
Michael Bublé’s oldest son, Noah, is already following in his musical footsteps. “[He] had a big part in [my] song ‘Higher,’” the musician, 46, tells Us, explaining that the 8-year-old — whom he shares with wife Luisana Lopilato — cowrote the tune, which went on to become the title track of his most recent album. “He’s a smart little dude,” adds Bublé, “and he deserved his piece of the pie.”
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