15 Moments When Celebs Showed Their Real Lives As A New Mom

In this day and age, everyone wants to look perfect on social media and chooses to hide all the real corners in their daily lives that can appear ugly or messy. This is particularly true for celebrities whose private lives are 24/7 the talk of other people and what the paparazzi hunts for. But it doesn’t apply to new mothers who have just welcomed a baby into their homes.
A woman can be affected by hate comments on her wedding, marriage, or husband but never by her disgraceful appearance or life after giving birth. From the moment she knows that she’s bearing a little angel inside her body, gossip, opinions, and judgment rain down upon her as if they’ve never existed.
There are a lot of stars who feel comfortable and confident showing us the reality of life after a new chapter of motherhood. Below are 15 moments celebrities share about their postpartum experiences which are incredible, overwhelming, and miraculous at the same time. Dive into them now.

#1 Beyoncé

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Beyoncé often has people in awe of her, so it makes sense that the one she was in awe of after becoming a first-time mommy was herself! "Right now, after giving birth, I really understand the power of my body. I just feel my body means something completely different. I feel a lot more confident about it," she told Vogue in 2013.
A new mother’s life is indeed full of challenges, yet we hope all mothers out there know that they’re superheroes who can survive pregnancy and birth.

#2 Kim Kardashian

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Kim Kardashian can be one of the richest women in the world and invest in dozens of dedicated nannies, but she still engages in the typical first-time mom struggle of feeling overwhelmed enough to want to give up. In her cover story for the 2022 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, she said married couples who don’t have a child yet will understand how "challenging" motherhood can be.
"There are nights where you just are like, 'I don't want to do this; I don't want to be an adult anymore," she admitted. "This is really hard. Every kid is crying, and no one will go to bed.'" That may be the most relatable thing she's ever said!

#3 Amy Schumer

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Amy Schumer is known for being hilariously frank in her comedy, and this doesn’t change when she shares her thoughts about the difficulties of breastfeeding and pumping as a first-time mommy. In 2019, she discussed why she switched to formula on the podcast Informed Pregnancy Project. "Some people just absolutely love [breastfeeding] and I'm so happy for them, and it was just bumming me out," she said, adding the reasons why she decided to begin tapering off after about a month. "It is not for me and I didn't want to do it."

#4 Hilary Duff

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The 35 years old actress is a mother of three children, and she has admitted that even experienced mothers can feel overwhelmed when they are at home with a new infant. "I have help, but babies just want their mom," she said to People in May 2021. "It's a learning curve to throw a newborn into the mix. A lot of people have been like, 'That third kid really gets you.' And they're right!"

#5 Halsey

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Singer Halsey has written emotionally about the burden of having to "bounce back" after giving birth, which is an essential topic to discuss. We also appreciate how honest they have been about another big challenge of new parenthood: maintaining a work-life balance. "It's definitely difficult to find balance. I think that's a common thing working moms share, no matter what your job is," they told Extra in December 2021. "I want to work really hard so he's proud of me, but I also want to spend every single second cuddling him."

#6 Chrissy Teigen

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Chrissy Teigen has sometimes suffered under the lash for oversharing on social media, but we admire her for being open about her point of view on her body as a first-time mother. In fact, losing weight after giving birth wasn't always a good thing for her, particularly when it was caused by postpartum depression.

#7 Sandra Bullock

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Sandra Bullock expressed her endless love for her children and the protective instinct that many new mothers have for their kids in her acceptance speech at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards. As a message to her children, she said, "You are my first thought in the morning. You are my last thought at night. I was put on this earth to protect you."

#8 Cardi B

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Cardi B is known for her incredible boldness and confidence, but it doesn't mean she didn't battle with the physical recuperation required after childbirth, which can be difficult when mixed with a lack of sleep and coping with the care of a newborn! She revealed in a 2019 Vogue interview that she was shocked by how difficult it all was.
"I didn't think it would take my body so long to heal. I thought six weeks was gonna be good enough. No, bro, my ass is broken, this baby broke my ass," she said. "Doing a tour with Bruno Mars in the biggest arenas, and I didn't want to go on tour and not be able to dance or perform properly, not be able to get choreography right, because my body is extremely weak right now. Like, so weak. That postpartum s--- is really real, y'all."

#9 Anne Hathaway

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Since it is not always guaranteed that our bodies will ever be the same as before, new parenthood can be a time of feeling body shame or even plain body weirdness. Anne Hathaway even coped with her own new mom's body issues by grabbing a pair of scissors! "There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever)," she posted on Instagram, with a photo of a pair of jeans she'd just trimmed into shorts.
"There is no shame if it takes longer than you think it will lose the weight (if you want to lose it at all). There is no shame in finally breaking down and making your own jean shorts because last summer's are just too dang short for this summer's thighs. Bodies change. Bodies grow. Bodies shrink. It's all love (don't let anyone tell you otherwise)." Amen to that!

#10 Blake Lively

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It’s not out of the ordinary as new motherhood gets pooped in unexpected places. Even Blake Lively went through that ordeal. In 2015, she told the Los Angeles Times matter-of-factly, "Having a baby is just living in the constant unexpected. You never know when you're gonna get crapped on or when you're gonna get a big smile or when that smile immediately turns into hysterics. It might be like living with a drug addict."

#11 Ali Wong

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Let's be honest: new mommies all at least once wish to head away from their homes and escape to Target for some valuable private time. When comedian Ali Wong reached her breaking point, she actually did that. "I didn't expect to be so comfortable handing my child off to a nanny without getting any of her information. As soon as she arrived at my house, I threw my baby in her arms and went to Target," she recounted to Paste magazine in 2016. "She gave me her driver's license a week after. She was like, 'Uh, you should probably have my address since you gave me the keys to your house and your child.' And we were like, 'Oh, yeah, that's probably a good idea.'"

#12 Serena Williams

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Sadly, another unpleasant feeling that appears to be inevitable for new parenthood is the dreaded mom guilt. Serena Williams is not an exception to this, as she highlighted in an Instagram post in 2018:
"Last week was not easy for me. Not only was I accepting some tough personal stuff, but I just was in a funk. Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom. I read several articles that said postpartum emotions can last up to 3 years if not dealt with. I like communication best. Talking things through with my mom, my sisters, and my friends let me know that my feelings are totally normal. It's totally normal to feel like I'm not doing enough for my baby."

#13 Ashley Tisdale

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Fighting against feelings of sadness, disappointment, or even humiliation when nursing does not go as planned can be one of the most arduous tasks of new parenthood. Ashley Tisdale discussed it on her own blog, Frenshe. "I wish someone would've told me how hard breastfeeding really was," she wrote. "You see your friends who are new moms feeding their babies make it look so easy. But no one tells you how hard it really is. I think there's this pressure around the subject of breastfeeding, and that those who do it are the best moms, but that's not true."

#14 Gwyneth Paltrow

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Gwyneth Paltrow has honestly shared that each new childbirth will bring a totally different motherhood experience. During a 2018 episode of her Goop podcast, she said that she suffered from postpartum depression with the birth of her boy, Moses, which she did not experience after the birth of her daughter. "I had terrible postnatal depression, which I think was really shocking to me because I never thought I would be a person who got postnatal depression," she added. "I was so euphoric when Apple was born, and I assumed it would happen with Mosey and it took a while. I went to a dark place."

#15 Olivia Wilde

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Even the most stunning and well-groomed celebrities are amazed by how put-together royal mums may look on their first public appearances following a baby. Don't Worry Darling star Olivia Wilde tweeted that watching Meghan Markle introduce her son Archie to the world brought back memories of her own new mother's days when she was wearing an ice diaper and drinking all the crusty milk!
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