My heroine of the week is Jennifer Garner. She’s the first celebrity I’ve ever seen admit that her belly grew after pregnancy and never returned to its normal size. I’m literally in awe of her for admitting that people are RUDE to ask her about it and tabloids have even posted headlines underneath her photo declaring her upcoming 4th child with Ben Affleck is on its way. It’s just goes to show you: Don’t believe what you read!
Ellen DeGeneres put the question out there on the table recently on her show and Jennifer said this:
“I get congratulated all the time by people that I know, saying, â€˜I hear youâ€™re pregnant!â€™ You know, this one woman who had babysat for us said, â€˜OMG! I canâ€™t wait for baby No. 4!â€™ and I thought, â€˜What is going on?â€™ So I asked around and apparently I have a baby bump. And Iâ€™m here to tell you that I doâ€”I do!” But before popping bottles to celebrate a new Garner-Affleck offspring, the mom explains that just because she has a baby bump doesnâ€™t mean that sheâ€™s pregnant. â€œI am not pregnant, but I have had three kids and there is a bump,” she explained. “From now on ladies, I will have a bump. And it will be my baby bump. And letâ€™s just all settle in and get used to it. Itâ€™s not going anywhere. I have a bump. Its name isÂ Violet,Â Sam,Â Sera.â€
I got asked if I was pregnant about six months after the birth of my second child – maybe a year, I don’t remember. It burned. I’ve never lost my baby weight – maybe some of it, but not all of it, and I never will.
I often look at celebrities and wonder how the heck they lost it all….Jennifer Garner being one of those beautiful women.
But hearing her boldly…and proudly…admit that the weight’s not coming off…maybe ever.