Celebrity moms deserve an applause for looking up to par after giving birth.
The mommies of Hollywood have proved that it is possible to go back to looking like their attractive selves after giving birth to an adorable family addition. However, the pressure of being a celebrity undeniably has something to do with their quick fix of looking drop dead gorgeous post-baby.
Yes, these celeb moms have access to the priciest gyms and trainers in the world plus other secrets that we will never be that certain about. Regardless, they look incredible and it is something to admire, especially if you are on your own journey to achieving a post-baby bod.
Some A-listers look even better than they did before while others just bounce back to looking good. Celebrities have shared some of their secrets to how they shed those pounds and they sound just as intense as we all expected. The pressure in Hollywood is real and has new moms on hardcore diets and workouts to make sure they fit in their gown just in time for award season or to just be prepared for that paparazzi snap shot.
Not only are these Hollywood moms praised for getting back on track, but it’s even more unbelievable when we find out just how many kids they have. By observing the way they look and carry themselves, it is unrecognizable that they have given birth more than once. Just look at Jessica Alba who has two precious little girls or Kourtney Kardashian who looks like she hasn’t aged one bit despite giving birth three times.
So let’s check out these 15 celebrity moms who are still rocking it after having a baby.
15 Christina Aguilera
In her days as a recording artist, Christina Aguilera was known to be a vixen in her music videos. She was always open about showing off her goods and nothing changed when she found out the news of her being preggars. She shared an image on Twitter of her in a recording studio, embracing her baby bump of baby number two, Summer Rain. Three months after giving birth, she showed off her curvaceous post-baby bod at the Breakthrough Prize Awards on Nov. 9, 2014. A source close to the star told Us Weekly that her amazing figure was due to the usual, hard work you need to put in to get back on track. “She lost 46 pounds from changing her diet and working with a personal chef,” they told the mag.
14 Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcomed baby daughter, Wyatt, in September of 2014. Not only did the actress look just as good after giving birth, but many noticed her shapely figure even while pregnant. The brunette kept her figure toned by doing yoga. Six months after welcoming her new addition, Kunis was seen flashing her new abs all over town. She sported a casual short sweater with some distressed jeans that gave us a peak into her flat tummy. So how did she get her abs back? According to an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Kunis just stayed active like she’s always been with the help of breastfeeding. “Breastfeeding is like working out,” she told Kimmel. “That, and it’s true that I am very active. I hike almost every day with Wyatt.”
13 Blake Lively
Blake Lively is one of the most wanted celebrities out there right now. Snap shot after snap shot, we cannot imagine the pressure the 28-year-old was feeling while being pregnant and after giving birth to her first baby with husband, Ryan Reynolds. However, the pressure didn’t stop Lively from making red carpet appearances. She was also very open on social media, announcing her pregnancy on Instagram with a photo of her baby bump. Two months after giving birth, the young starlet showed off her bod on Feb. 12, 2015 like nothing happened during New York Fashion Week at the Gabriela Cadena presentation.
12 Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson has one of the best bodies in Hollywood. She is known for her curvaceous and toned physique. However, there were barely any photos of her carrying her baby bump but regardless, she managed to get back in shape after welcoming her daughter, Rose, just five months ago. The gorgeous actress was spotted in Los Angeles, looking slim in a white t-shirt, pants and converse. Just like actress Mila Kunis, the 30-year-old believed breastfeeding had a lot to do with her post-baby bod, according to W magazine. She told the mag, “It’s the best way to get back in shape. I do the whole bit. I’m nursing and I love it.” She also explained how motherhood, although wonderful, can be very exhausting. However, that didn’t just stop the actress from looking great again, but also from working hard. She has been busy working on her new project, Hail Caesar!, which also stars Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and George Clooney.
11 Zoe Saldana
Another petite celebrity who was pregnant was Zoe Saldana. The actress gave birth to twins with husband, Marco Perego, in November of 2014. Having a tiny frame, it was obvious that the Colombiana actress was about to give birth. But in no time, Saldana got back to her petite size. She arrived at the 2015 Academy Awards in February, looking more flawless than ever.
Although, she looked incredible, the journey was a whole other story. In a revealing, long Facebook post, the Avatar actress opened up to her Facebook friends saying, “As you all know, we welcomed twin boys, Cy and Bowie, last November. Yes, by far, the most amazing experience of my life, but also a very challenging experience when it pertains to my body.” She then found herself relating to the rest of the world, not just in the world of fame. “I’m sure moms across the world (and dads sometimes) can identify with what I’m about to say. Your body changes dramatically, inside and out. You grow in places you never knew you could, and you are tired beyond belief. In some cases more than others, your body experiences a kind of trauma through childbirth that is difficult to explain unless you've had that experience. My case was like that, everything from my thyroid to my platelets crashed. Thank God, we are all doing great now, but my body was really bent out of shape after the boys were born. Bouncing back feels impossible, but I know it is important as a woman, and now a mommy, to not give up. I am determined to get my energy back and find balance for my body before these little guys start walking, and before I go back to work..... my clock is ticking.” It’s nice to hear some realistic motivation from an A-lister.
10 Kelly Rowland
Kelly Rowland gave birth to her first born, Titan Jewell Witherspoon, in November of 2014. In an interview with Extra, Rowland revealed her secret to losing all the baby weight after just four months. She got help of trainers and was on a strict diet. “Jeanette Jenkins is the secret, SoulCycle is the secret,” the 34-year-old gushed. “You can’t help but to get excited about working out.” The former Destiny’s Child star also shed some light on her nutrition. “The eighty, twenty rule is all the way real,” she said. “Eighty percent of the time you eat foods giving you nourishment. You’re eating clean. And twenty percent of the time, have guacamole, ton of it, like I do.” It’s obvious Rowland is confident about her transformation and how she got there since giving birth.
9 Kendra Wilkinson
As a former playmate, Kendra Wilkinson knows the pressure Hollywood puts on celebrities regarding their appearance. However, for Kendra, that was all in the past and when she found out she was pregnant with her first child, she couldn’t stop gushing about it to the media. Although out with a baby bump, the reality TV personality looked pretty damn good with her pregnancy curves. So how did she lose her baby bump? She researched it all on her own for the perfect diet and regime to lose the extra 55 pounds. "I researched the perfect diet for after the baby. I love meat, I love vegetables, it's low-carb…it's working so good.” It did. The mother of two stunned everyone in a one-piece swimsuit while out at Surfers Paradise in Queensland, Australia on Nov. 13, 2014.
8 Stacy Keibler
Stacy Keibler was spotted showing off her baby bump in Los Angeles on July 1, 2014. Just two months later, she welcomed a baby girl. Later that same year, she showed up at Variety’s 2014 Power of Women event looking like she never gave birth. She was looking slimmer than ever in a pink mini dress with embroidered details. Just a few months later, she gave us a sneak peak to her crazy abs, wearing a two-piece outfit, at the Hollywood Stands Up to Cancer event in Culver City. She revealed a secret of hers on how to stay in shape. “"I really truly believe that pregnancy is not a time to have an excuse to eat donuts,” she told Us Weekly. “Pregnancy is a time to be as healthy as you can be and build the foundation for your baby. I think that you should be even more conscious of what you're doing.” Well said, Keibler. It's no wonder the former pro wrestler looked fit during and after pregnancy.
7 Olivia Wilde
Another beauty who got right back on track after giving birth is Olivia Wilde. The stunning brunette, though, was no different than any other regular pregnant woman. “Why do I still look pregnant? Is there another one stuck in there?” she told Shape magazine. “For a couple of weeks after you pop that sucker out, you are the walking wounded.” The 31-year-old gave birth to baby son, Otis Alexander Sudeikis, with Jason Sudeikis. Although she is very humble about her experience, the Tron actress stunned in the magazine’s photo shoot. However, she still insisted the whole thing was a part of the set up and not really realistic. “The photos of me in this magazine have been generously constructed to show my best angles and I assure you, good lighting has been warmly embraced. The truth is, I’m a mother, and I look like one.” Well, we find that hard to believe because she really did look great post-baby thanks to some pilates and SoulCycle, according to the new mom.
Pop star Fergie has always carried an admired, toned physique. When the news broke out that the Black Eyed Peas singer was pregnant, Fergie couldn’t stop embracing her new figure. Why would she stop? The "LA Love" singer looked just as amazing and it was probably due to her love of hikes. Pregnancy didn’t stop this beauty from working out. After giving birth to son Axl Jack in the summer of 2013, Fergie jumped right back on track to get back to her original bomb figure. The singer shared her post-baby tips on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show where she revealed doing belly dancing yoga does the job but she was in no rush. “I just don’t want to get hurt and all that, so I’m taking it step by step.”
5 Kim Kardashian
If any celebrity knows the pressures of Hollywood, it’s definitely Kim Kardashian. The self-proclaimed "Queen of Selfies" is admired for her famous curves and assets but when she got pregnant for the first time, the reality TV personality wasn’t hiding her struggle coping with her pregnant look. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star took to Twitter to share her annoyance on losing all the baby weight. She tweeted, “Can’t seem to shake this last 15-20 lbs of baby weight. No more excuses. My baby is 1 years old! UGH. I’m not gonna call it baby weight bc that’s an excuse. I just gained weight & that’s it. Why is it so much harder to lose after baby though!”
With the pressure to look good all day every day, the Kardashian shed the pounds with the help of family trainer, Gunnar Peterson. She stunned people with her new physique in a white bikini with her new blonde hair and her famous curves on Nov. 30, 2013.
4 Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson is a mother of two and during both of her pregnancies, she struggled with getting her body back. The first time in 2012, she gave birth to daughter, Maxwell, and turned to Weight Watchers to lose the baby weight and lost a whopping 70 pounds. She then got pregnant for the second time and gave birth to son, Ace. With great results, Simpson turned to the weight-loss program again and even became a spokeswoman for them. “I know Weight Watchers works, so I got on the plan again.” After nine months, the singer was spotted in her new, toned figure thanks to her healthier eating habits during her second pregnancy, she told US Weekly.
Another A-lister famous for her curves is Beyoncé. The world went crazy when the news broke out that the singer was pregnant with husband and business mogul Jay-Z. The pair gave birth to their baby girl Blue Ivy Carter on Jan. 7, 2012. The songstress looked more stunning than ever during her pregnancy and everyone just couldn’t get enough of it. She shared her special moments with her followers through social media. Fully aware that she is famous for her incredible hour-glass figure, Knowles revealed she wanted to show off her new curvy figure after shedding 65 pounds since giving birth. “I was very aware of the fact that I was showing my body,” she opened up in a documentary snippet. “I was 195 pounds when I gave birth. I lost 65 pounds. I worked crazily to get my body back. I wanted to show my body. I wanted to show that you can have a child and you can work hard and you can get your body back.”
In Beyoncé fashion, the star showed off her remarkable figure, particularly in her music video for “Partition,” putting her curves fully on display.
2 Kourtney Kardashian
Another Kardashian mom who has been killing it in the post-baby body game was Kourtney Kardashian. The reality TV star has given birth three times with ex-boyfriend, Scott Disick, and now she is looking better than ever. The 36-year-old is known for being a devoted mommy but it seems like the third time around, she focused more on herself than during her past pregnancies. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has been taking her workout regime more seriously which you can track on her Instagram page. She’s been working out with family trainer, Gunnar Peterson, along with the rest of her sisters. The Kardashian has obviously been putting in work. She looks more fit and toned than ever. Did we mention she has three kids?
1 Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba is one of Hollywood’s ultimate babes. From bikinis to body suits, the mother of two sure knows how to stay in shape and it’s no different when she’s pregnant. You can catch her doing multiple workouts and keeping her diet pretty clean on her Instagram. But way before being pregnant, Alba also dealt with body image issues when we completely thought the opposite. When Health magazine got the chance to speak with her, the 34-year-old admitted that she was very “critical” of her body when “it was probably awesome.” We thought it was pretty awesome but apparently, the actress and entrepreneur didn’t think so.
However, those self-conscious days are over and Alba is a lot more confident now. The Sin City star then explained her journey to getting back in shape after giving birth to her two precious little girls, Honor and Haven. Alba’s secret? The celebrity trend of wearing a corset. “Your muscles are completely stretched," she told Health magazine. "It gets the muscle memory going quicker. It's just to get your body back. Because everything is everywhere!" She wore the trendy piece for three months after giving birth to both daughters. With her fit and healthy regime on top of her secret, it makes sense why Alba continues to look fantastic after the births of her kids.