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Kelly Rowland was positively glowing for her Elle magazine maternity photo spread shot by none other than the devastatingly handsome Lance Gross.

The camera loves Lance (almost as much as we do) whether he’s in front of the lens or behind it. When Kelly noticed his talent for snapping amazing pictures, she was determined to pose for the actor.

“I remember looking at his Instagram page, and seeing all these crazy hot photos,” Kelly told Elle, sharing that she was even more eager to work with him once she found out that she was expecting. She wanted him to be the one to capture this special moment in her life. “We had been planning for a year to shoot; and, of course, I got pregnant and thought, ‘I’ll have Lance shoot the photos for my pregnancy!’”

She added, “Lance and I had all these great ideas and we just put our heads together to execute the looks. It was a lot of fun.”

One of the ideas they came up with was a nude maternity shot, where she’s proudly showing off her baby belly–and the results of her workout regimen!

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Kelly’s been keeping her figure as tight as possible by regularly hitting the gym, but it’s necessarily something thing she’s done out of vanity. The singer’s always been a fitness buff, but she’s got a whole new reason to work out now that she’s pregnant. According to her, a little workout now may make it a lot easier to pop her baby out later. “All the women that I’ve talked to, that have worked out, have such an easy and speedy delivery,” she explained.

The singer isn’t first pregnant celebrity mom to pose nude for maternity shoot, but she noticed that the women who do it often face some harsh criticism from the public. It’s a reaction that just doesn’t make sense to her because she believes that these women have no reason to hide. “I don’t know why they would get flack. It’s really—I won’t say amazing—it’s Godmazing [laughs] watching your body carry a human,” she said with a laugh.

“I took a birthing class and I was amazed by all the things this woman was saying to me about birthing and what the body does naturally,” she continued. “Why wouldn’t you want to celebrate that? The body should be celebrated.”

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Kelly’s son will be here soon, so the mommy-to-be is getting in as much work as possible now so that she can focus on her son when he’s born. This means she’s been spending lots of time in the studio recording new music. She’s even thinking about making a children’s clothing line. As exciting as all of that is, those endeavors still kind of pale in comparison to beginning her family, though.

“I can’t wait until he gets here. I just have a couple more weeks,” she said. “I’m excited to bring a child into the world, and sharing that experience with my husband is probably the most beautiful part.”

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As it turns out, Lance is also preparing the for the arrival of his own baby! He and his fiancée Becca celebrated the impending arrival of their daughter this weekend with a baby shower!


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