Society puts a lot of pressure on celebrities. Whether it's keeping out of trouble, always looking great, or avoiding any human moments, the world seems to expect celebrities to stay perfect at all times, especially celebrity moms. Postpartum bodies are the source of many tabloids, magazines, and entertainment talk shows, but it's not always in a positive light. Despite the pressure, there are some celebrities who weren't afraid to show their postpartum body and it is so refreshing for real moms to see.
Because no matter what the world thinks it's amazing that anybody in the public eye is willing to step out after putting their body through hell and say, "This is me. This is who I am. I gave birth and I am a rock star." Paparazzi run rampant, capturing unflattering images of moms just weeks after giving birth, trying to live their life, and then the world unleashes shame onto them. There is so much pressure for any mom to bounce back to her pre-pregnancy weight, but for celebrities, it's like the world not only expects them to be perfect mere weeks after giving birth, but it shames them if they aren't.
These 15 celebrities, however, took a stand. Not one of them were afraid to show their postpartum body and if you ever need some inspiration after giving birth, they are the women to turn to. Confidence and happiness is what's sexy, not a number on a scale or a certain body shape, and these 15 women prove it.
Kelly Clarkson has had to fight plenty of critics and body shamers ever since she had her first baby back in 2014, but she still continues to flaunt her post-baby bod with confidence, happiness, and grace.
One of my favorites, Zooey Deschanel, made a public appearance just three months after giving birth to her daughter. She looked fantastic anyway, but hearing that Deschanel thought shaming moms' bodies and pressuring them to be back to pre-pregnancy weight immediately was ridiculous was just icing on the cake.
Chef Ayesha Curry, wife of NBA MVP Stephen Curry, didn't waste any time getting out for the night after the birth of her second daughter. Just a month later, she posted this picture on Instagram, showing off not only her beautiful self, but proving that she is confident and refuses to hide out for months after giving birth.
Just a few months after giving birth to her second child, Jessica Simpson rocked her postpartum body, putting to sleep all of the critics and body-shamers who had haunted her after her first pregnancy. The fact that she not only stepped out knowing what people could say and looked phenomenal doing it is a testament to her character.
One month after giving birth to her second daughter, Drew Barrymore showed up on the red carpet looking like a goddess. Y'all, one month out from birth I didn't want to go anywhere, let alone some place fancy that required me to dress up. But Drew Barrymore did it and I love her for it.
Alyssa Milano not only normalizes breastfeeding, but she also brings attention to rocking your postpartum body. This picture is about a year after giving birth to her second child, but she is totally embracing who she is and who she wants to be. I can't get enough of it.
This picture of Kristen Bell is a month after she gave birth to daughter Delta. One month. I can not get over how lovely it is to see a celebrity continue living their life, like a normal person, even when they had a baby a month prior.
One of my favorite actresses is Ginnifer Goodwin, and I absolutely love seeing her rock her post-baby bod. Back in 2014, Goodwin gave birth to her first child in May, but by September, she was back on the red carpet killing it. How adorable and happy does she look?
You already know that Queen Bey kills it on the regular, but this photo of Beyonce in May 2012 was taken just four months after Blue Ivy was born. Talk about loving your body, right? Beyonce was not afraid to flaunt it in her gorgeous dress and it is amazing.
Roughly three weeks after giving birth, Chrissy Teigen shared a picture her hubby John Legend snapped while she was cooking breakfast, giving a big fist pump to all the women who not only accept their post-baby bod, but flaunt it. She looks absolutely gorgeous, as always, but that added dose of "This is me, this is who I am" makes her even more beautiful.
Jennifer Garner made headlines a couple of years ago when she talked about her post-baby "bump" on Ellen and it made the entire world love her even more. She is a woman who has never apologized for her post-baby bod, and even here, when she was stepping out to a very public event just two months after giving birth to her third child, she proved that she is a total bad*ss, confident mama.
Three months after giving birth to her son Luca, Hilary Duff stepped out looking totally normal and happy. She admitted before that the pressure to get fit after having a baby came from herself, but she still didn't let that stop her from getting out and letting her postpartum body be seen.
Kim Kardashian West
The ultimate celebrity not afraid to show off her post-baby bod? Kim K of course. The reality star posted this jaw-dropping Instagram just a few months after giving birth to Saint West, her second baby. Whether you think the picture is too much or just right, you've got to hand it to Kim — girlfriend can work it.