Jessica Simpson is wearing what under her sweats?
There's the magazine cover photo of the new celebrity mom glowing as she looks down at the beautiful, sleeping baby in her arms—and then there's real life.
In real life, postpartum mothers are just as likely to be wearing diapers as their babies are, and bumps need months to deflate.
That's why we're so grateful for the way celebrities are ditching damaging narratives about postpartum perfection and embracing the messy authenticity of new motherhood. Thanks to these modern mamas, the rest of us are seeing our own experiences reflected in pop culture, and that lets us know we're not alone.
Here's to all the high profile mamas keeping it real in mesh panties, hospital gowns + girdles (because we're doing the same).
Baby gate in the background, check. Random baby socks on the couch, check. Ali Wong is serving some authentic #momlife in this photo she took while teaching her friend how to pump hands free. Every mom needs a friend like Wong because pumping comes with a learning curve (but it's nice when it can come with some laughter, too).
Cheers to keeping it real, mamas!