Anne Hathaway is embracing her post-baby body and we love it
We unfortunately live in a world where even new moms aren’t exempt from body shaming. That’s why celebrities like Zooey Deschanel, elite pro runners like Stephanie Rothstein Bruce, and body positivity role models like Constance Hall have made a point to shine a light on the fact that all bodies (post-pregnancy or not) are beautiful. Now, Anne Hathaway is doing the same.
Just eight weeks after giving birth to her son Jonathan, Hathaway made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The actress mentioned that she has barely left the house since giving birth, but has made it to the gym three times. “Being a mom has changed me in a couple ways,” stated Anne. “One of them is – not based on this moment, but other moments – I feel a lot more confident.”
Hathaway explained that she works out at a gym in West Hollywood, one where you’d casually run into Thor’s trainer. Anne revealed that she would normally walk in and feel super intimidated, but after giving birth, things were different.
“I walk in, I’m like, yeah, I work out with five-pound weights, but I pushed a baby out of my body so I feel good right now!” Anne asserted. “So I don’t care what I look like, I feel great!”
While she was working out, Anne suddenly noticed a man staring at her. When she asked if everything was okay, he responded that it was, but later came up to her after she was done working out. At this point, Anne thought he was hitting on her… until he mentioned that he’s a trainer and would love to give her some pointers.
Anne then told the trainer that she’s a new mom and gave birth seven weeks ago. “I’m expecting him to say the thing that you say when someone say’s they’ve had a baby, which is ‘Oh my God. You look great!’” Anne explained. “Doesn’t matter if it’s true. If somebody says, ‘I had a baby 13 years ago’, you say, ‘You look great!’” Instead, the trainer replied, “Trying to lose the baby weight?”
Rather than let this body shaming comment get to her, Anne answered in the best way possible: “No … It’s a little bit too soon to worry about weight. I’m just trying to regain my strength.”
Anne’s post-pregnancy body confidence is a thing of beauty.