14 Stars Who Spoke Honestly About How Much Their Bodies Have Changed After Giving Birth
Pregnancy and labor put a lot of strain on the body. This experience changes women not only spiritually but also physically. The body does wonders during 9 months, and it keeps changing after birth. We have found 14 celebrities who have opened up about how they dealt with these changes. It seems that today when everyone is so sincere and open, people have finally started to love and accept themselves.
Rihanna had her first child with her boyfriend A$AP Rocky in May 2022. The singer doesn’t hide the fact that her body changed after labor. And it seems that she’s enjoying it. In one of her interviews, she was asked about her favorite body part, and she quickly responded it was her butt because she now had one after having a child.
After having a daughter, Mila Kunis had to learn to dress differently. The actress had a small breast size and didn’t even wear a bra. But now she can’t live without one, and she says, “I always dress for a flat-chested girl, and now all of a sudden I have breasts. This is amazing to me. It’s a whole new world!”
Halsey appeared on SNL almost right after labor. After her fans were amazed by her physical shape, the singer wrote an Instagram post where she shared the photos of her first days of motherhood, “My body has felt like a stranger’s for a long time. A lot of people don’t know that you still look pregnant for a while after. It is still changing, and I am letting it.” She said her body would never be the same, and the changes that happened to her will remain with her forever. And she’s happy about it.
Jenny Mollen is raising 2 kids with her husband, the star of American Pie, Jason Biggs. After having the second child, the star couldn’t stop looking at her scar from the C-section. She showed the result of the surgery and thanked her doctor on her Instagram page.
Model Ashley Graham candidly showed the photos of the stretch marks that her first pregnancy gave her. This year, the body positivity queen had twins. Five months later, she showed her body, “Posting this video for all the mamas who haven’t and may never ’bounce back’ and for anyone who needs to be reminded that your body is beautiful in its realest form. This is my strong, five-month-postpartum-been-pregnant-for-two-years body as it is in hopes to further normalize ALL bodies in every and any stage of life.”
Tia Mowry couldn’t accept the changes that happened to her body right away. The actress had 2 natural births and had a belly for several months after, “I thought something was wrong with me. I had seen in magazines the many women on the beach a few weeks postpartum in a two-piece. To be honest, it had to take time for me to embrace my new body.”
Chrissy Teigen says that her family has a predisposition for stretch marks. When she was pregnant, she’d use a lot of creams, but it didn’t work. She still had stretch marks, and she didn’t hide them from her followers. Of course, she’s sad, but she accepts the changes, “I was lucky enough to be on sets where I saw the people with the most incredible bodies in the world have stretch marks. I feel like not enough people get to see that in a world of FaceTune.”
Serena Williams participated in the Wimbledon final after pregnancy. The athlete says she had to practice twice as she usually does to get back to shape, but it was slow because her health was her top priority. And she greeted the changes that happened to her body after labor, “I had a stomach, but I thought, this is kind of cool. I have a stomach because the baby was there.”
Blake Lively is going through her 4th pregnancy, and she already knows what to expect. She says that it was hard to find the right size of clothes after pregnancy, which made her feel insecure. Today, she realizes that she should be proud of herself, “I wish I felt as confident then as I do now. That body gave me a baby. What a beautiful miracle. But instead of feeling proud, I felt insecure. Simply because I didn’t fit into clothes.”
Alyssa Milano is raising a son and a daughter. Two pregnancies later, she decided to reach her “happy” weight, so she has a low-carb diet and works out regularly. While she decided to get rid of the extra weight, she has a different attitude to her C-section scar, “I love my c-section scar because it’s where my babies came from.”
Olivia Munn became a mom at the end of 2021. She says that maternity is not easy for her, but she tries to enjoy every moment. The star remains honest with her audience and openly says that she has changed both physically and mentally, “The postpartum road is rough, but it’s so worth it. My body hasn’t snapped back, but it made this little guy, so I only have love for it.”
Gigi Hadid appeared on the Vogue cover 10 weeks after giving birth. The top model says that she didn’t try to lose weight before the photo shoot, “I know that I’m not as small as I was before, but I also am a very realistic thinker. I straight up was like, ’Yeah, I’ll shoot a Vogue cover, but I’m obviously not going to be a size 0,’ nor do I, at this point, feel like I need to be back to that.”
It’s not easy for Ashley Tisdale to accept her body after labor. The star of High School Musical says that she’s trying really hard to get back to the shape she was in, “Whether it’s hiking, pilates, riding on my Peloton, and yet, I still don’t feel comfortable in my body. I started to fit into some jeans again, but not the size I was wearing before. Everyone keeps saying that it takes time growing the baby and it takes time losing the baby weight. That’s the truth.”
Amy Schumer has always been honest and open with her audience. After her son’s birth, she shared the unedited photos of her in a swimsuit, “I am loving my warm soft post-baby body. Grateful to be feeling so strong again!”
One year later, her uterus was removed due to her having developed endometriosis. After that, Schumer decided to have a lipo, and didn’t hide it, “If anybody sees me in pictures or anything, and they’re like, she looks thinner, and whatever: it’s because I had surgery.”
What influenced your own attitude toward your body? Do you think that the experience of pregnancy and labor changes people?