For women, having a baby isn’t easy. There’s the whole pregnancy thing, then the whole labor thing, then there’s the whole being a parent thing. It seems that after the sex, the whole baby thing just gets harder and harder. While female celebrities have the luxury of being able to afford help when it comes to raising the baby, they have to deal with the fact that the world is watching their every move as a mother. The world watches as them as their tiny bumps blossom into full on pregnant bellies. The world waits to hear about the birth, the sex and the name of this tiny bundle of joy.
After all of these pleasantries, it is time to get that pre-baby body back and if you’re a celebrity, there is a lot of pressure. Not being famous means you can go a whole year in sweatpants before losing the last 10 pounds, but celebrities are expected to bounce back in record time to either walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, show up at their movie premiere or shoot a steamy music video. It’s true that they can also afford help to get their bodies back. They are lucky to be able to afford a dietitian, a trainer, a chef, an in-home gym, and anything else that may help with weight loss. Even with all of this help, some celebrities make surprisingly fast comebacks, be it a month later or even showing up to an event only eleven days after giving birth like one of the ladies on this list. Here are 10 celebrities who looked amazing after pregnancy:
10. Kourtney Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian’s amazing post-baby body is overshadowed by her sister Kim Kardashian, who attracts more media attention. Kourtney has given birth to not one, not two, but three kids. Only a few months after giving birth to Reign, the newest addition, Kourtney posted a photo of her scale reading 116 lbs on Instagram. 116 lbs is a goal weight for most people even before ever being pregnant. This Halloween, she posted a picture of herself looking fantastic with all three children. She is indeed a superhero.
9. Blake Lively
Blake Lively, the 28-year-old blonde actress known for her legs that seemingly go on and on, welcomed her first daughter with husband Ryan Reynolds in December of last year. A mere month later, Lively stepped out for New York Fashion Week looking amazing as seen in the above photo. Her bounce back game is strong. She attended a Gabriela Cadena show wearing a form fitting dress by the designer. Only two months later, the actress began her press tour to promote her movie The Age of Adaline, sporting a number of gorgeous, form-fitting outfits.
8. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
Beyoncé can do anything. Anything. Did anyone think that Queen B wouldn’t bounce back after giving birth to Blue Ivy? If they did, they’re clearly unaware of the Queen B ambition. She lost a whooping 65 lbs post-baby. Beyoncé said that breastfeeding helped her shed the pounds early but it was strict diet and workout plan that helped her get the tone and definition back in her body. Beyoncé specifically credits a vegan diet with helping her get her famously amazing body back.
7. Mila Kunis
For all stars, the first appearance you make after giving birth is a big deal. Photos will be taken and articles (like this one) will be written about how you look post-baby. Just four months after giving birth, Mila Kunis officially stepped out in a black corseted Dolce & Gabbana dress as seen in the above photo. At four months, many new mothers are still in sweatpants and nursing bras but not Kunis, who looked like she never missed a beat at the premiere of Jupiter Ascending. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, the former co-stars and now parents, welcomed their daughter, Wyatt Isabelle. Kunis credits good old fashioned breastfeeding with helping her bounce back so quickly.
6. Kate Hudson
Hello, abs. It’s been a few years since Kate Hudson has given birth but that doesn’t mean that her body isn’t incredible. The mother of two gave birth to a son in 2004 with then-husband Chris Robinson, and gave birth to a second son in 2011 with then-boyfriend Matthew Bellamy. Being that she was 33-years-old during her second pregnancy, the weight was harder to lose. She was working out for six hours a day in order to shed the baby weight. That’s dedication. By the looks of the above bikini picture from March of this year, the workouts didn’t stop once the baby weight was dropped.
5. Alessandra Ambrosio
Alessandra Ambrosio, Victoria’s Secret Angel, wasted no time when it came to losing her baby weight, but that kinda comes with the territory of the job. Remember, she’s the Angel who walked the runway for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show while she was two months pregnant during her second pregnancy. In order to walk the in the show while pregnant, she went on a strict diet and worked out very hard. During her first pregnancy, she was free to be pregnant without strutting down any runways, but only had a few months to get her taut body back in shape for the Fashion Show. That was in 2012, when she walked along with Adrianna Lima and Lily Aldridge, who had also given birth months before and managed to get back into Angel shape. Leave it to the Angels to looks like goddesses so shortly after giving birth.
4. Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow has two children but still looks just a willowy as she did in her twenties, before any children. She gained a reported 40 lbs with each of her pregnancies but lost 20 lbs before even leaving the hospital. She credits working out with helping her drop the rest of the weight but says that her thighs have some signs of her pregnancy in the form of cellulite. Cellulite or no cellulite, her body looks amazing for having two children. She now eats an organic, vegan diet to maintain her thin shape.
3. Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde’s pregnancy rebound time was, um, a little intense. Wilde gave birth to a baby boy in April 2014 and 11 days after giving birth she was on a red carpet. Yes, you read that correctly: 11 days after giving birth. She wasn’t wearing a bikini or anything but still, this deserves some credit. The new mother was dressed in a loose white top and skinny jeans as seen in the photo above. You have to give her props for putting on jeans before hitting the month mark. The event that dragged this hot momma out of the house was the Ms. Foundation Women of Vision Gala.
2. Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, may make women everywhere jealous because of, you know, the whole royalty thing. She also has another characteristic that is quite enviable: her ability to lose baby weight like it’s nothing. Her first public appearance occurs hours after giving birth while posing with the baby and Prince William. She manages to look stunning only hours after pushing a human out of her, which is pretty impressive. Even more impressive is that only six weeks after giving birth to Princess Charlotte, she was able to pull off a pair of skinny jeans and a stripped shirt, looking like the willowy beauty she is.
1. Jessica Alba
Before giving birth, Jessica Alba was every man’s fantasy when she appeared as Nancy in Sin City. After giving birth to not one but two children, Alba remains just as sexy as she was while dancing in Sin City. Alba admits to using rather extreme methods to shed the unwanted pounds after giving birth. She wore a double corset every day and night for three months. Holy painful. Most women wouldn’t be able to make it three months wearing a restrictive corset, but then again, most women are not Jessica Alba.