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).
We are used to seeing Gabrille Union looking glam on red carpets but when little Kaavia James came into the world Union learned what so many new moms do: For some of us, showers are the first thing to go. It's okay to be "greazzzy" when you're busy bonding with your little one.
Cheers to keeping it real, mamas!