You know what I love? Seriously, all joking aside? When I hear certain celebrities talking like they’re normal people, when everyone thinks that the idea couldn’t be further from the truth for some of them. See, Hilary Duff has been a big proponent of “the weight’ll come off when the weight comes off,” and now Kate Beckinsale‘s jumping on the wagon, too, because she apparently put on a crap-ton of weight during her pregnancy (though you wouldn’t know it to look at her size zero body now).
From a recent interview with Glamour UK, Kate on pregnancy and what it does to womens’ bodies:
“There’s an obsessional hatred of normal human processes. Pregnancy changes a woman’s body and it should. It isn’t normal to not look like you’ve had a baby immediately after you’ve had a baby. I was gigantic after I had Lily – I put on a good 3 ½ stone, and it didn’t go ‘til I stopped breast feeding… I was lucky that Britain wasn’t so paparazzi-orientated [then]. I was allowed to get on with it and enjoy my baby – and figure out what being a mother was all about instead of worrying about [fitting into] my f**king jeans.”
Which I agree with. Women would be better off focused on the important things post-baby, and not—if I can take a page out of Kate’s vocabulary book—fitting into their f-cking jeans.
Hilary, who was also under fire this past week for—oh my God, can you imagine—wearing a bathing suit in public when she’s not yet “done” losing her baby weight (see above photo), responds through In Touch magazine and has some point-blank things to say about those criticizing her body and those dwelling on shit that just. doesn’t. matter:
“Say it to my face. I’m not perfect, but I feel fantastic. This is how it goes for most women – the weight doesn’t fall off overnight. I don’t care what people say. I’m not back to where I want to be, but I’m not stressing it.”
This was in response to certain critics who claim that Hilary is disgusting and slovenly and lazy because she’s not back to her former weight a whole THIRTEEN WEEKS after her son, Luca Cruz, was born. Here’s the best of the comments, also from In Touch:
“A month or so ago I was concerned that she wouldn’t even try to lose weight,” wrote one online critic. “Now I’m convinced she doesn’t even care how she looks, gross!”
Can we get an ‘amen’ here? Seriously, guys.