We've said this time and time again, but we'll say it one more time for the sake of this story — we TOTALLY agree that it shouldn't be expected of new mommies to bounce back to their original shape after they've had their kids!
If the mom wants to work at it, that's cool, but if it's something they're not gunning for right away, well, they shouldn't be required by work or society to do so!
Elizabeth Banks feels the same way, especially now that she considers herself a REAL mom!
She was talking to Marc Maron about welcoming her second child Magnus — via gestational surrogate in November 2012 — and this is what she had to say:
“I’d like to believe that if I had carried my own baby, I would have bounced back. But who knows?
“And by the way, it’s such a horrible — women should not be expected to bounce back. It’s a true disservice what’s going on right now with all these celebrity moms. First of all, I just want to remind people that celebrities generally are genetically superior human beings on a certain level anyway. They’re mostly thin — they’ve got trainers, they work out, they’ve got money, they’ve got the ability and they are normally genetically predisposed to being thin people anyway. So like these women who are holding up certain people as their benchmark after they’ve had a child… just go be with your kid for a minute. Don’t get to the gym right away. It’s alright. This is not how it’s supposed to be, everybody. Calm down.”
We are so happy a celebrity is speaking up about this, regardless if she carried her second child or not. We think it's unfair to expect anyone to do anything other than be with their little bundle of joy, and to bask in all the amazingness of being a parent.
Take a little break, ya know??
We love you, Elizabeth! Hope little Magnus is doing well!!
[Image via WENN.]
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