Awww, Jurnee Smollett & Her Singer Hubby Show 1st PHOTO Of Their 5 Mo. Old BABY
Actress, Jurnee Smollett, whom most of us Old Schoolers first got to know when she was a kid in Eve’s Bayou, has now gotten comfortable in her role as a new mother to her five month old baby boy, Hunter Zion Bell.
Back in June 2016, Jurnee announced that she was pregnant via Instagram and then in November 2016, she’d announced the birth of her child with a loving photo of herself holding her lil’ man, but only a back shot of his head was visible.
Well now Jurnee, the 30 year old Underground superstar and her singer/actor husband, Josiah Bell, have finally shown off a frontal view of their mini-me and Jurnee captioned the photo:
@jurneebell: ✨✨My fellas. So in love…they make my heart explode 😍😍❤❤❤✨✨@josiahbell #HunterZionBell
He’s a handsome lil’ brotha and they are beyond happy to be raising their first child together.
Jurnee Gives Behind The Scenes Look At Hardships Of Filming Underground 8 Months Pregnant
Here are a few other things we give the big sister of Empire actor, Jussie Smollett, MAJOR props for: Not sure how many of y’all have been tuning into this season of the John Legend produced hit WGN TV series, Underground, but if you haven’t, you’re missing an incredible example of a true pro’ at work. Our girl, Jurnee, has been doing the damn thing while EIGHT months pregnant on the show, as “Rosalee,” the highly sought after runaway slave.
Jurnee had to shoot action scenes running through the woods, chopping down trees (literally) and hopping out of water, all while very pregnant with baby, Hunter, who was a trooper for the entire ride. It takes true courage and passion to do what she did and we give Jurnee a round of applause for that.
She recently posted, on Instagram, behind the scenes video, along with a lengthy message, describing the 8 months pregnant shooting as something that “stretched me beyond anything I ever thought I could do. Some of my most proudest work.” See what else she endured below, with her husband and her team right by her side…
They say resilience is a muscle. We aren't born with an endless amount of it. This was Rosalee's revenant. Honestly, this ep 3 stretched me beyond anything I ever thought I could do. Some of my most proudest work. So many tell you when you're an actress not to get pregnant…as if it's career suicide. But God has bigger plans than that. I reject the notion that as a woman I must choose career over my personal life. I'm an artist, and my life informs my art. Feeds it. It mean so much to pay tribute to that warrior, mama bear spirit in all the Rosalee's that have come before me. To be used as a vessel to tell the story of our strength and our struggle to.. just. Be. Human. But at 8 months pregnant, I wouldn't have been able to tell this story without my amazing support team. In between takes, my baby daddy @josiahbell would feed me and take care of me. While @debimakeup applied the fake blood and dirt and checked on me. @mishatrillxxl would bring me endless water bottles and @shinybootz was my fierce leader I trusted so. And my amazing midwife @gracefullbirth kept mommy and baby healthy and strong. S/o to #tierreTurner and #KelseyTurner our amazing stunt team that kept us safe. Grateful to do what I love. #teamUs #undergroundwgn …oh and Hunter is a G. He rode with mommy the whole way ☺️
Jurnee Smollett’s Snap Back Is On Point!
Jurnee is also diggin’ her post-baby body framework and has no problem posing it up for the cameras, as she embraces every new curve of her motherhood and her femininity. Just 5 months after giving birth “Rosalee” is lookin’ GOOD! Check her out getting her dance on at her photoshoot…
About Jurnee’s Husband, Josiah Bell
FYI: Anyone not familiar with her husband, Josiah, he actually made an appearance as one of the slaves on Underground, but his main career is as a musician/singer. He and Jurnee have been married since 2010. Peep one of his music videos, “Smoke and Mirrors,” featuring his wife below…
We send another congrats to Jurnee Smollett and Josiah Bell…wishing them years of happiness.
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