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Please Tell Me That Celebrity Moguls Kim Kardashian And Jessica Simpson Don’t Actually Have ‘Baby Registries’

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celebrity baby registriesCelebrity baby registries. I don’t know why I am sort of floored that this is an actual thing but I guess it makes sense that celebrity baby registries exist, because who needs baby essentials more than multi-millionaire celebrity moms who are expecting kids? Let’s all sit down and share a nice steaming cup of outrage over the idea that Kim Kardashin and Jessica Simpson are reported to have baby registries. For people to buy them stuff. For their friends and families to buy for their soon-to-be-born babies stuff. From People magazine:

It was a busy week for celebrity sightings at Bel Bambini‘s West Hollywood location — not only did Kim Kardashian stop in on Wednesday with her new bangs, but an expectant Jessica Simpson visited the high-end baby boutique Friday. And both star moms-to-be shopped with a purpose — they created their baby registries!

Along with sisters Khloé and Kourtney, Kim checked out everything from a Stokke Sleepi crib to designer duds from Baby Dior, Fendi, Chloé and Roberto Cavalli. “[She] mainly [looked] at simple clothing, nothing too girly,” said an onlooker.

A few days later, Simpson, also 32, (and her very visible baby bump!) stopped by to set up her baby boy‘s registry. Clearly a pro (she registered daughter Maxwell at the same location as well), the expectant designer zoned in on essentials, toys and boy fashions from Splendid, Jean Bourget and Little Marc Jacobs.

Need I remind you that Kim is reported to be worth 40 million dollars, and her baby daddy Kanye West is reported to be worth 90 million. Jessica Simpson? 100 million. Her baby daddy Eric Johnson? His net worth is no listed online but let’s estimate that he has about eleventy dollars so it isn’t like him and his baby mama are digging in their sofa cushions to scrounge up enough money for Pampers.

So, to get all super math-y about this , both of these celebrity moms have a gazliion dollars each and they are actually registering for onesises and high chairs. I realize that a new baby is a blessing! And people want to buy gifts for new babies! But like, if you had this sort of change in your bank account wouldn’t you NOT have a baby registry and ask people make donation to a charity for children or something and if they showed up at your super-fancy baby shower with a gift bag from Target it would be because they just did it, not because they knew you were registered at a super-fancy baby store in Beverly Hills? I had one baby shower. We had cupcakes. I got a bassinet and some baby clothes and some diapers.

Celebrity baby registries are such a weird concept for me, especially because so many kids and babies in this country don’t have enough to eat or their parents are out of work and trying to figure out how to buy them shoes. I mean, if these pregnant ladies want to suggest that people purchase them sterling silver pacifiers and baby cardigans knitted from  30% finest mohair and 70% the angel-kissed hair from virginal nuns from Rome so be it, it just seems a little bit greedy considering these two have roughly all the money. In the world!

(Photo:  privilege/Shuterstock)

19 Comments

  1. chickadee

    March 19, 2013 at 10:03 am

    You are looking at two of the least likely people to think of others at their baby showers. I am certain that other, more considerate celebrities take your advice. Didn’t Shakira use her infant’s photo for charitable purposes?

    • Jen

      March 19, 2013 at 10:34 am

      If I’m not mistaken Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt never had a shower for any of their kids, they asked people to make donations to a charity if they really wanted to give a gift. I remember hearing a couple of different celebrities having a shower but asking that guests donate to a charity and just come and eat and have a good time. So I think there are some other good hearted people like Shakira too. Apparently not KK or JS though…

    • chickadee

      March 19, 2013 at 10:41 am

      Yes, exactly. Asking a Kardashian to give something away or to refrain from getting money or gifts is sheer lunacy.

  2. Tinyfaeri

    March 19, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Maybe it’s “People are going to buy stuff for my baby anyway, so I might as well give them direction on what to buy so I don’t get the same Baby Dior onesie from 5 different people. That would be, like, OMG, so embarrassing.”
    Can you even return couture baby clothes? I’m an Old Navy/Carter’s/Kohls kinda gal.

    • Frances Bean

      March 19, 2013 at 10:41 am

      You actually can return them, as long as they are still off the rack and not specially made. I worked very briefly in a couture shop in Manhattan and people returned things for various reasons all the time.

  3. Frances Bean

    March 19, 2013 at 10:39 am

    This doesn’t bother me, all of their friends are rich anyway and some people (like me) love giving gifts for baby showers. If I was this rich though I would probably ask for donations for my favorite charity over a gift but like TinyFaeri said people will buy gifts anyway and maybe they just wanted to make sure they weren’t getting anything they wouldn’t use.

    • Eve Vawter

      March 19, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      See, if YOU were rich you wouldn’t do it! hahaha

  4. Fran

    March 19, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Nicole Richie and Joel Madden actually started a foundation for underprivileged mom’s specifically to donate all their baby gifts to be redistributed, which I thought was about the classiest thing ever. Their kids are older now and they still are running the foundation (I believe it’s called the Richie Madden Foundation). Perhaps Kim and Jessica could donate their gifts to that foundation, or start up something similar. That said, I agree with Chickadee. Those two in particular don’t seem like the kind of people to turn down a freebie. Jessica I find especially perturbing, because she’s worth more, and this is her second baby.

    • Eve Vawter

      March 19, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      I LOVE that idea

  5. Valeri Jones

    March 19, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I am kind of floored by this, as well, Eve. Of course, nothing surprises me out of Kim Kardashian anymore. The woman will do anything to make a buck. Her poor kid…. I understand that your friends and family may want to buy gifts, but with all the money they already have? They should be ashamed of themselves. I work in public service and let me tell ya…. I see kids come in every day that are lucky they have clothes on their backs from the Goodwill, much less some kind of couture. Let me send these two a picture of these kids with their hand-me-downs that don’t fit right or are stained and pictures of their home conditions where babies sleep on couches because moms can’t afford cribs and see how that makes them feel about requesting a $900 high chair for their kid to smear food all over.

    • Eve Vawter

      March 19, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      That breaks my heart

    • Valeri Jones

      March 19, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      It does mine as well. Today, I was doing some shopping for a friend of my mom’s who recently gained custody of her granddaughter due to the fact that her son shot and killed the baby’s mother. (In a very twisted relation, the baby’s mother is also my cousin on my mom’s side of the family.) While doing so, I was in the baby aisle shopping for Gerber snacks where a mom of twin boys was comparing prices on Gerber snacks and the store brand. They didn’t have the flavor the boys wanted in the store brand and I stood and watched as the distraught mom counted her money over and over again and then started going through her cart trying to decide what she could live without. She started to sit a bottle of shampoo that was apparently for her back on the shelf when I reached in my pocket and pulled out a $5 and gave it to her. I’m a struggling mom, too, and I know what it’s like to go without small luxuries like your favorite brand of shampoo so that your kids have what they want. I could tell she didn’t want to take it, but she did and thanked me with tears in her eyes. As I walked away from her, I teared up as well. So sad how far removed from this people like Kimye and Jessica Simpson are when, in reality, this is what goes on far more often than we’d like.

    • Eve Vawter

      March 20, 2013 at 9:32 am

      The next time I am somewhere and witness this going on I am going to do the same in your honor and in honor of the mom who was murdered. Thank you Valeri.

    • Valeri Jones

      March 20, 2013 at 10:18 am

      And it is things like this, Eve, that make the world a better place one act of kindness at a time. 🙂

  6. Maybelle

    March 19, 2013 at 11:58 am

    In my circle of friends we all refrain from the shower for the second child. We are all pretty frugal and don’t expect gifts when we have perfectly good hand-me-downs. We don’t like gift-grabs, it is pretty tacky.

  7. libraryofbird

    March 19, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Honestly it makes sense for them to register. Rich people buy some stupid things as gifts, didn’t Beyonce get like a diamond encrusted diaper genie or something?

  8. Justme

    March 19, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    As a teacher, I will never be as ridiculously wealthy as either of these celebrities, but I don’t think it’s the registry that bothers me…but instead the blatant self-promotion that goes along with it. I would assume that there are several starlets in Hollywood that have had baby registries and been thrown elaborate baby showers….but we don’t hear about them because they don’t call the paparazzi and tell them to show up at whatever high-end baby store they are going to.

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