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10 Celebs Who've Made Peace With Their Mom-Bods
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"I am not pregnant, but I have had three kids and there is a bump," the actress told Ellen DeGeneres on an August 2014 episode of the comedian's talk show, proudly explaining why she has a bit of a rounded tummy. "From now on, ladies, I will have a bump, and it will be my baby bump. It's not going anywhere," she said of the change in her body since giving birth to three times. "Its name is Violet, Sam and Sera."
"A few weeks ago, my manager asked: 'Do you feel like you're back? I feel like you're back,'" the Scandal star said in the September 2015 issue of Self of getting her pre-baby body back after giving birth to daughter Isabelle Amarachi in April 2014. "She meant it as a total compliment, but we had this great conversation where I was like, 'You know what? I try really hard not to use that language, because it's not about going backward in life.'"
"I've been really focused on not being 'back' to anything, but being the best version of myself right now," the actress added. "My body is the site of a miracle now. I don't want to be pre-miracle."
"It takes nine months to build, and it is going to take at least nine months to un-build," the actress told RadarOnline.com about the reality of baby weight, adding that the Hollywood pressure to take off the weight is "silly and ridiculous."
"After making two babies, holy cow, does your body do some crazy stuff! It's hard to stay positive and love yourself," Barrymore remarked after her second daughter, Frankie, was born in April 2014 (first daughter Olive was born in 2012). "You feel like a kangaroo with a giant pouch; everything's saggy and weird. But you think about how beautiful it is that you're able to make children. When I lose sight of that, I exercise, read Dr. Seuss's Oh, the Places You'll Go!, and spend time with my kids. Then I start to see things that are bigger than myself."
"I'm the worst dieter ever so I don't have the best body, but I'm proud of my body and I'm, like, accepting of what it is," the singer, actress and mom of 3-year-old Luca told E! News in April. "I'm not ever going to be 110 pounds again, so working with what you got and just trying to feel strong and powerful I think is a good motto for a mom who's 27."
In fact, the young mom has had the right attitude since giving birth to Luca back in 2012, when she told Us Weekly, "The second I start to get down like 'what happened to my body,' I look at my beautiful baby and I've never been more appreciative for this body that I have."
The actress admitted her body was not back to its pre-pregnancy shape after giving birth to son Otis Alexander Sudeikis in April 2014, but says she feels fabulous about her new figure. "I am not in perfect shape," Wilde said in an interview with Shape magazine a year later. "In fact, I'm softer than I've ever been. The truth is, I'm a mother, and I look like one. I believe in a world where mothers are not expected to shed any physical evidence of their child-bearing experience."
The fierce female singer gained and lost 55 pounds bringing daughter Willow into the world in 2011, but she didn't stress over getting her physique back, telling People in September 2012,"I was really kind to myself because I was actually really impressed with the fact that I had just had a baby, like 'I made a human!'"
In April 2015, Pink was criticized for adding some pounds to her usually rock-hard bod, but fired back at her body-shamers. "I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off. Thanks for your concern. Love, cheesecake," the rock star tweeted.
She later added this woman-positive message that she told her daughter: "Willow said to me the other day whilst grabbing my belly-"mama-why r u so squishy?"And I said."b/cuz I'm happy baby."
"I feel the 'baby weight' conversation is a stale one," said the mom of Lincoln, 2, and Delta, 10 months, of the microscope celebs and other woman find themselves under. "It's just been talked into the ground—and does anyone really care that much? Just be healthy, don't beat yourself up, and have fun with your kid. The only way pressure is lifted is if we choose not to accept it any longer. I think that's what I chose to do."
The actress practices what she preaches, tweeting in July 2013, just seven months after giving birth to first daughter Lincoln, "im proud to sit out of the baby weight rat race," and telling E! News that despite making an effort to lose the weight, "[I'm] not letting it keep me up at night and I am not letting it become the narrative of my life for the next year."
"It's like, by the way, don't you want to look like you've had a baby?" she said of women who want to lose the baby weight overnight. "I'm sitting here with you, I'm crunched over, I have a huge muffin top—who cares?!"
"I so didn't want to be one of those 'Oh, wow, she's back in shape after 12 weeks' women," Winslet said in the March 2015 issue of U.K.'s Harper's Bazaar. "When I read things like that, I just think, 'Oh, for f---'s sake, that's actually impossible.'"
"I want to keep my health and my sanity and be well fed and happy," added the mom of Mia, 14, Joe, 11, and Bear, 21 months. "My body will never go back to what it was and I wouldn't expect it to after three babies."
"One of the producers said, 'Honey, you gotta do something about your weight,'" the actress revealed to the ladies of The View in March 2007, referring to a conversation about shedding baby weight from her pregnancy with daughter Harlow, now age 12, before filming the first season of Medium. "I said, 'Why? This [character] is a mother of three.' I'm sick of that image everywhere."
"Now I've done movies where I'll work out like a demon cause I decided the character needs look like this," added Arquette, who is also mom to son Enzo, 26. "But if I put in my head that a character should look like this, then I'm stubborn about it. But our show creator Glenn said, 'You look great. What's the problem? I don't have a problem.'"
"I love my curves because they scream, 'I'm a mama!' I'm the girl who started wearing maternity pants about an hour after I found out I was pregnant because I was so excited about becoming a mom," the actress told Ladies' Home Journal in 2013. "Things are sagging a bit – I'm not going to lie. But am I going to be upset about the sag or am I going to look at my three gorgeous kids and my husband and count my lucky stars?"
The mom of biological son August, 9, and adopted daughter Amaya and son Andrew, both 4, added, "I try to focus on who I am rather than who I'm not."