On going into postpartum depression after her first child and not taking good care of her body:
After Luna, I was drinking too much, I wasn’t eating as much because I was full from drinking. I wasn’t being good to my body. I remember being so bruised from nothing. It’s like, what could be more important than mental health? What’s more important than being proud of yourself and doing the best you can for your body?
On her boobs post-kids:
I look at my boobs and I’m like, What the heck happened? They face outwards now. They’re like giant disks. I don’t even know how to hide them. I forget that people are still like, “Whoa!” And I don’t mean to shove my boob in their faces.
On not wanting to her go back to her 20s weight:
I started realizing it was a swimsuit-model weight. There’s a very big difference between wanting to be that kind of fit and wanting to be happy-fit. Honestly, I don’t ever have to be in a swimsuit again.
On feeling jealous and inadequate while seeing perfect bodies on Instagram:
My old ass will go on social media, and I will look at the Photoshopping, Facetuning, and the apps — and everything that goes into creating what is now a hit Instagram photo — and I feel insanely inadequate. You know those times when you’re online and you say to yourself, “I wish I had her body,” or “If I just lost five pounds, I could look like that”? I’m in a weird phase where I’m jealous of those bodies, but I also really want to be cool with my own body. I really want to be that person for you all, that says, “You don’t need that f—— s—.”
There have been times I’ve cried to [husband] John [Legend], where I felt like I would just never have ‘that’ body. I’ve definitely been really upset with…you know, everyone has a butt now, everyone has curves, and a little waist, and that’s not me…
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