Anne Hathaway’s Statement About Her Post-Baby Body Is The Absolute Truth


Actress Anne Hathaway recently shared an Instagram post about body image and it was spot-on. It's no secret that women are especially subject to ridiculous scrutiny about their bodies. Not to mention the unrealistic "bounce back" expectations women face after giving birth. You know, after a woman delivers a human life, she's expected to look as if she wasn't just pregnant for months — celebrities always under the public eye know this all too well. And that's why Hathaway's statement about her post-baby body is the absolute truth. The societal pressure needs to go.

Hathaway and her husband, Adam Shulman, welcomed their first child, Jonathan, in March. In an Instagram post on Monday, Hathaway shared a photo of her jeans that she cut and altered into jean shorts. The actresses' explanation? Her jean shorts last summer no longer fit her "summer thighs." It's an adjustment that many people – pregnant or not – can relate to.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actors Adam Shulman (L) and Anne Hathaway attend the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Say that again.

And Hathaway isn't the only celebrity mom who has spoken out about the unsolicited remarks women receive about their bodies and weight after giving birth. Back in 2015, actress Eva Mendes, who has two daughters with Ryan Gosling, also addressed the same issue.

In an interview on The Wendy Show, Mendes explained why she's had enough of the "bounce back" talk.

As for Hathaway, she is reportedly in negotiations to join Ocean's Eight, a woman-led reboot of Ocean's Eleven, Variety reported on Wednesday. The Academy Award winner is also the starring in Nacho Vigalondo-directed sci-fi thriller Colossal.

While Hathaway fans prepare for her next project, her Instagram post can continue to serve as another positive reference about body image. As the actress said, "Bodies change, bodies grow, bodies shrink. It's all love."