Blake Lively Calls BS on Celebrating the 'Post-Baby Body'

Carla Harmon
August 10, 2016

In an interview with Australian breakfast television program Sunrise yesterday, the 28-year-old actress - who is now pregnant with her second baby - explained she was exhausted of the post-baby body ideal imposed on women.

"I think a woman's body after having a baby is pretty awesome", she said in the interview. "I had to do a lot of endurance training" she said, adding that it was 8 months after she had her first child, James. 'You don't have to have be Victoria's Secret-ready right away. You gave birth to a human being! You've just done this incredible miracle that life has to offer. "I would really like to see that celebrated". The segment started off awkwardly enough when the enthusiastic interviewer introduced Lively as someone who "is so well-known for being Mrs. Ryan Reynolds".

The "Devil Wears Prada" star shared a pic of one of her post-baby fashion choices - a pair of jeans she cut into shorts - and explained why no woman should feel bad about her body. Anne Hathaway recently posted an empowering message to young mothers on her Instagram.

Instead the actress would like to see the act of having a baby celebrated, instead of the body type that is being purported as flawless after the fact.

It seems like whenever a celebrity has a baby, everyone becomes fixated on how quickly she "bounces back" after the pregnancy.

We think the pressure on non-famous new mums to lose weight is totally unfair, but multiply that by a hundred if you're from Tinseltown.

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