Anne Hathaway gave birth to her son Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman in March, and we love how real, open, and honest she's been about what happens to your body in those days, weeks, and even months postpartum. Last night, she posted a pair of jeans cut into shorts on Instagram. Innocent enough, right? Well, the caption that accompanied it should be printed out and posted on the mirrors of women everywhere—whether or not you're a new mom!
There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever). There is no shame if it takes longer than you think it will to lose the weight (if you want to lose it at all). There is no shame in finally breaking down and making your own jean shorts because last summer's are just too dang short for this summer's thighs. Bodies change. Bodies grow. Bodies shrink. It's all love (don't let anyone tell you otherwise.) Peace xx #noshame #lovewhatyouhavebeengiven
Amen to everything Anne said—and it's worth noting that this is not the first time that Anne has gotten real about the struggles she's faced while getting her body back in shape. Back in May, she told Ellen DeGeneres that she was going to the gym and that instead of feeling intimidated by those there with "too many muscles to be in The Avengers," she was okay with using just 5-pound weights, because "I pushed a baby out of my body, I feel good right now. So I don't care what I look like, I feel great." That didn't stop her, however, from breaking down in tears after a trainer asked her if she wanted some pointers. When Anne let him know that she had given birth only seven weeks ago, she expected him to say, "You look great!" But instead, he said, "Oh, trying to lose the baby weight?" As Anne explained, "Doesn't matter if it's true. If somebody says, 'I had a baby 13 years ago,' you say, 'You look great.' That is what you do. That is the etiquette."
Well, we think the real etiquette here is keeping things honest—and we hope Anne keeps doing just that.