14th September 2018

7 celebrity mums who are keeping it real about motherhood

It’s no holds barred with these women who are candid about the ups and the downs of motherhood

1. Chrissy Teigen

The model and mother of Luna and Miles always has the perfect quip for those ready to shame her honest and blunt way of doing things, be it when she was hormonal while expecting her bundle of joy, breastfeeding her children and posting about it on Instagram, or being honest about her post-partum recovery, where she posted a photo breastfeeding her son while wearing the dreaded ‘mesh panties’.

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2. Pink

The ‘What About Us’ singer, who was recently on tour in Australia and was forced to cancel a show due to illness, frequently comes out in defence of motherhood, emphasising to her fans just how hard she works to juggle being a parent of two and a performer. “I scheduled this tour meticulously, trying to do what was best for my children, while also putting on the best and most physically demanding and beautiful show of my life,” she wrote on Instagram.

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3. Beyonce

In her recent cover interview with Vogue Magazine, Beyonce talked candidly about how she gave in to social pressure to “bounce back” after giving birth to her daughter, Blue Ivy, in January 2012, but approached things very differently after her twins were born in June 2017 by C-section. “During my recovery, I gave myself self-love and self-care, and I embraced being curvier. I accepted what my body wanted to be.”

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4. Cardi B

Singer Cardi B revealed how she “met her match” soon after giving birth to daughter Kulture Kiari, and about her struggles with leaving her child behind to get back to work. “I met my match,” Cardi B told her followers on Instagram Live. “She is very demanding. I can’t believe I have a boss. I really have a boss.” The singer also added “I didn’t [think] that it would take so long for my body to heal. I thought six weeks was going to be good enough — no, bro. My ass is broken. This baby broke my ass.”

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5. Hilary Duff

Actress Hilary Duff, who is expecting her second child, took to Instagram a few months ago to share her honest thoughts about pregnancy and all the challenges it brings with it. “The boobs are big, the belly is big, the body is big. Man…pregnancy is hard,” she wrote. “Lovely to have a little life inside and to day dream of all the new adventures to come buuuut almost impossible to get my own shoes on, sick of getting up 9 times a night to pee and looking at this weird body in the mirror that is not my own at the moment.”

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6. Serena Williams

After a tough pregnancy and even tougher recovery to get back into shape for her return to the court the past year, tennis champion Serena Williams has been open about her journey, both about getting her fitness back and missing her daughter when she’s not with her. She often shares relatable anecdotes with her followers too. “The other day on a flight home Olympia had so much energy and insisted on running up and down the aisle. When I finally got her to calm down and sit still, she threw up all over me and in the aisle. #ThisMama wants to remind all mothers the importance of supporting one another through the highs, lows, laughs and tears.”

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7. Kristen Bell

Actors Kristen Bell and husband Dax Shepard are both incredibly candid and hilarious about their experiences as parents to their two kids. In this Instagram throwback posted last December, Kristen shares “Three years ago today. 47lbs heavier. Getting through painful contractions with backrubs and breathing. Occasionally swinging from the IV pole to try and feel sexy and open up my hips. After 36 hours of labour I met a girl I love more than all the molecules in all the world. Happy birthday, Delta. Love, mom”

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