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FITZ (of Fitz and the Tantrums) on Family Life with Wife Kaylee DeFer and Three 'Little Humanoids'

FITZ (from Fitz & The Tantrums) is gearing up to drop music on his own, but his life at home has been far from tantrum-less.

With the release of his solo debut "Head Up High," the 50-year-old, born Michael Fitzpatrick, talks to PEOPLE about the "crazy ride" of quarantining with his wife Kaylee DeFer and their three boys: Theo, 7, Sebastian Danger, 3 ½, and Rémy, 18 months.

Staying home during the pandemic became the first time that he was able to spend lengthy quality time with his Gossip Girl wife and his three boys.

"It's been stressful," he admits. "We've got a family here at home, so we're 24/7 trying to take care of the little human beings and keep them sane and keep us all happy."

The musician says he's been able to bond with his children in a "way we would have never experienced otherwise."

"They're all so unique and amazing and challenging," he says about his boys. "As any parent knows, you just go through phases with these little humanoids."

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"We try to go on hikes and connect with nature," he says. "And the thing is the world has gotten smaller for all of us, and I think it's also shown us what's really important and what we need."

The Fitzpatricks also have a perfect nightly ritual for the creative family: "We just blast some music to just shake off the stress and the anxiety, and just the constant wear and tear of being in a lockdown scenario."

The "HandClap" star also says that he's been able to see his kids' personalities. His youngest is definitely the "singer" of the three boys.

"My wife always says he's the singer of the band because he never stopped singing and screaming and being loud," he says, laughing. "And he's the third one. He's got to make sure his voice is heard above his two brothers."

Oh, and his 3-year-old is in the "tantrum phase."

"He's an amazing human being, and we're just getting to know his personality more and more as he grows up," he says of their second child, aptly nicknamed Bashy Danger. "But he's definitely been known to throw a tantrum or two."

Fitz adds that his wife is an "amazing chef" and that the family has even spent time making their own sourdough bread.

"It's non-stop for us all day, every day," he says about being with the kids (his oldest is dealing with attending school from home). "I think it's really pushed myself and my wife to [go] deeper in terms of having patience and understanding. I think it's really taught me patience and empathy and sensitivity to these kids and to our friends."

"My wife used to be on Gossip Girl and she's finished that show. She's been another amazing example of going from being a TV star to a mother full-time and doing it with such grace and love," he adds.

"And in this pandemic, it's pushed us even to a whole 'nother level of having to be present and being keen together as a family."

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Along with bonding with his family, FITZ says the pandemic has allowed him to relate to other people like never before.

"I talk to anybody on FaceTime, I even just look at somebody standing on the corner of the street and I can feel the weight of everybody around me," he says. "I can look at a stranger on the street and relate to them in a way that I wouldn't before."

"I think it just also reminds us all that we're all in this together and we're going to come out of it together if we all work together," he adds. "There's something really powerful about us all being reminded that we are one species trying to make it through on this planet together."

FITZ’ new song "Head Up High" is out now.






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Nicki Minaj Reveals Sex of Newborn Baby as She Shares Congratulatory Note from Beyoncé

Nicki Minaj has a new little man in her life!

On Thursday, the "Yikes" rapper, 37, revealed that she is mom to a son. Minaj gave birth to her first child with husband Kenneth "Zoo" Petty on Sept. 30, in Los Angeles, a source previously confirmed to PEOPLE.

The artist shared the sex of her new addition while raving about entering motherhood on Instagram, sharing sweet congratulatory messages from some of her famous pals.

"Thank you to Queen B, Kim & Ye, Riccardo Tisci, Winnie, Karol & everyone who sent well wishes during this time. It meant the world to me," wrote Minaj, whose real name is Onika Maraj.

"I am so grateful & in love with my son. Madly in love," she added. "My favorite liddo boy in the whole wide world. 🥳🧸🎁🎈"

The handwritten card from mom-of-three Beyoncé read, "Onika, Welcome to motherhood. God bless you and your family. B," while another note from parents-of-four Kim Kardashian and Kanye West read, "Congrats! We love you! Kim + Kanye."

Model Winnie Harlow also sent a sweet memo to the new mom. "Baby Barb on Board! Congratulations sis, happy for the healthy delivery of your first bundle of joy," wrote Harlow, 26. "Sending you blessings and prayers on this new journey."

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Minaj announced her pregnancy news on Instagram in July, alongside a set of glam snapshots featuring the singer baring her baby bump.

In two of the photos, the then-mom-to-be rocked a curly, bright-yellow hairdo, an intricately decorated bikini and sparkly platform stilettos. Another showed her in a ruffled bottom, white knee-high stockings and a blue done-up hairstyle, complete with a bright-green bow.

"#Preggers 💛," Minaj captioned the first image of her cradling her belly, writing to accompany the third (which showed Minaj lounging on a pink couch): "Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes. 💛"

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The happy news came nine months after she and Petty tied the knot and 10 months after Minaj announced her intention to retire to instead focus on her family.

"I've decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me … Love you for LIFE," she wrote on Twitter at the time.

Minaj revealed the exciting news that she and Petty had wed in late October 2019 with a video on Instagram, showing matching "Mr. and Mrs." mugs and black-and-white baseball caps with "Bride" and "Groom" written across the front.

Keeping it simple, she captioned the short clip, "👰🏽🤵🏽😢🙏🏽🎀 Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10•21•19" — referencing her new official name and seemingly the day that she and Petty officially tied the knot.

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Offset Shows Off Kulture's $8K Car Seat: 'Bet It Has Peanut Butter and Jelly on It in 1 Week'

Kulture Kiari is riding in style.

Offset and Cardi B's 2-year-old daughter is the lucky recipient of a comfortable-looking, chic custom car seat, which her dad showed off Monday on Instagram.

Crafted from a tan-colored fabric, the seat boasts a large cup holder in front of one arm rest and the little girl's first name on the headrest, in brown cursive writing.

"8 thousand dollar car seat and i bet it has peanut butter and jelly on it in 1 week 😂," the Migos rapper, 28, wrote in the accompanying caption.

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Kulture's parents have certainly not held back on spoiling their baby girl since her July 2018 arrival, having gifted her items like a $100,000 necklace, a custom diamond nameplate, an $830 Versace snowsuit, a gold crib (complete with a crown) and her very own Birkin bag for her second birthday this past summer.

After Kulture received the bag, Cardi, 28, clapped back at negative comments on her Instagram Story, pointing out that people would have issues with her daughter's wardrobe and accessories no matter what.

"When celebrities buy their kids jewelry and designer s—, people be like, 'Kids don't care about that. They only care about toys and candy,' " the rapper began in her video, which she also cross-posted to Twitter. "Yeah, kids only care about toys and candy, but the thing is that kids also go outside. You know what I'm saying? Kids go to restaurants, kids go to fancy places, celebrity kids, they go do red carpets."

"And if I'm fly and Daddy's fly, then so is the kid. If I'm wearing Cha-nay-nay [Chanel], my kid's having the same same," she said at the time. "It's not up to what the kids like. If it was the kids, they would be outside in diapers. No. 'Cause if I was looking like a bad bitch, expensive bitch, and I have my kid looking like a bum bum, then y'all would be talking s—. So I'm not mad that Daddy bought baby a Birkin. She gonna match Mommy."

Last month, Cardi unveiled Kulture's very own Instagram account, which features various photos and videos of the toddler showing off her stylish outfits, swimming in a pool, matching with Mom and more. The account for the little girl already has 1 million followers.

Offset's relationship with Cardi appeared to be back on during the "WAP" rapper's 28th birthday celebration on Saturday night, just one month after she filed for divorce from him.

Cardi marked her latest age milestone with a Las Vegas bash alongside Offset, Megan Thee Stallion, Kylie Jenner and more fellow celebs. Cardi chartered a Playboy jet while the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, who gifted Cardi a new Birkin bag, shared videos and photos arriving in her own private plane.

The celebration went well into the morning, with Offset sharing a series of behind-the-scenes videos on his Instagram Story featuring Cardi and her friends dancing at their hotel.

At one point, he placed his hand on Cardi as she danced in front of him. In another video, the birthday gal gave her ex a lap dance. Offset also posted a video to his Instagram page in which he called Cardi his "girl." At another point in the evening, the "I Like It" rapper was even photographed kissing her estranged husband.

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New Parents Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Enjoy 'First Date Night' Since Welcoming Daughter

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik enjoyed a little time to themselves, nearly three weeks after the arrival of their new addition.

On Thursday, the supermodel, 25, took fans behind the scenes of an at-home date night with her musician boyfriend, 27, as she cooked up a meal on her Instagram Story. Hadid — who welcomed her first child, a daughter, last month — prepared Half Baked Harvest's recipe of browned sage butter chicken piccata with mushroom pasta, which she "highly recommend[s]."

After sharing a few clips of the dinner coming together, Hadid posted a snap of the final plate, admitting that she missed her baby, who was off with her grandma.

"Mom & dad's first date night," she wrote, adding, "(she's in the other room w Oma but miss her sm lol)"

The former One Direction member announced late last month that he became a first-time dad, writing on Twitter Sept. 23, "Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful."

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"To try put into words how I am feeling right now would be an impossible task," he continued. "The love I feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding. Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, & thankful for the life we will have together x."

Later that night, Hadid also shared the couple's big news. The model shared another black-and-white image featuring Malik and their daughter holding hands.

"Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she's already changed our world. So in love🥺💕," Hadid wrote at the time.

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Hadid confirmed she was expecting with Malik during an April 30 interview with Jimmy Fallon, telling The Tonight Show host, "Obviously, we wish they could've announced it on our own terms, but we're very excited and happy and grateful for everyone's well-wishes and support."

Sources close to the couple told PEOPLE in May that the couple were "thrilled" about the baby and their next chapter together.

"They've been through their ups and downs, but neither stopped caring about the other," a fashion-world source said at the time. "They've jumped on the timing of having a baby and are preparing for their new lives."

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