Most women can’t wait to get pregnant. They say that pregnancy and having kids is the best thing that has ever happened to them. Of course, celebrities are no exception - most of them love every moment of being pregnant. And they love their kids once they are born.
However, we all know that pregnancy changes a woman’s appearance drastically. For one, most women put on lots of weight. Most pregnant women eat whatever they want and no longer care about keeping a healthy diet. Their excuse is the baby growing inside them.
Of course, there are exceptions – some women take good care of themselves even when they are pregnant. And once they give birth it does not take them long to return to their pre-pregnancy appearance. They exercise regularly and they eat healthily. However, these women are an exception, even in Hollywood.
It’s strange to think that when most celebrities become pregnant they completely stop caring about their appearance. After all, the whole world is watching them so you’d think that they would put in a little bit of effort. Alas, in most cases that is not the case and it usually takes celebrities a long time to get back to their pre-pregnancy appearance.
15 Chrissy Teigen
Last year the American model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen gave birth to a baby girl named Luna. Unlike most celebrities, Teigen’s appearance did not change very much but she did undergo a change nonetheless.
Four months after giving birth, Teigen took a picture of her stretch marks and shared it on Snapchat. She joked about her marks, saying “lol my thighs have tributaries”, with a crying emoticon at the end.
Teigen said she was under no pressure to return to her pre-baby looks – “You just realize you have to give yourself time and understand that you push out a baby, and it took this long to put on the weight, and it’s not going to peel right off, and that’s OK.”
14 Amber Rose
The model and actress Amber Rose gave birth to a baby boy, named Sebastian Taylor Thomaz, in 2013. During her pregnancy she gained a lot of weight. Rose has said – “I was 202 pounds when I had my son. But I’m tall, so it didn’t look like it.”
Obviously, this baby weight was not easy to get rid off and Rose did not look that great for quite a while. The model said – “It’s hard to get off baby weight. It’s a different kind of weight because for nine months you stretch your stomach out and then it’s hard to get that back.”
13 Kelly Clarkson
The singer and actress Kelly Clarkson has given birth to two children. Her first child, a daughter, was born in 2014 and her second child, a boy, was born in 2016. After her pregnancies, Clarkson’s appearance changed drastically. She went from being a slim young woman to being a very curvy mother.
Clarkson admitted that at first she didn’t know what to do after her pregnancy and was scared of how much her life would change – "Afterwards was the part where I literally had a moment where I cried and drank wine all day," the star said. "I was like, 'Oh, God, I'm not going to be a singer anymore!' I was bawling to my husband and like, completely hammered, just going, 'Oh my god, it's over, I don't know what I'm going to do.'"
12 Zooey Deschanel
The actress and singer Zooey Deschanel is a mother to two children. In 2015, she gave birth to a baby daughter named Elsie Otter and in 2017 she gave birth to a baby boy named Charlie Wolf. After giving birth to Elsie, Deschanel said – “I’ve never really felt like an adult. But I think it’s a huge accomplishment to have a child so maybe I feel like an adult for that reason!”
Deschanel’s body changed quite a lot after giving birth to her children. The actress put on quite a lot of weight, and we all know extra weight is difficult to lose. But the actress is not at all worried about her appearance and has said – “To expect someone to look like her pre-baby self immediately is odd. Because you just grew a human and then birthed that human – there’s a lot that needs to go back to where it was. All your organs move around, for Christ’s sake!”
11 Jenny McCarthy
The actress and model Jenny McCarthy is a mother to one child, Evan Joseph Asher, who was born in 2012. There is no denying that McCarthy is a beautiful woman. However, during her pregnancy she put on a lot of weight and as a result looked a bit rough after giving birth to her baby boy.
That same year McCarthy gave birth, she wrote a piece titled I’m not fat, I’m pregnant. OK fine, I’m fat and pregnant! In it, she talked about finding out about her pregnancy – “I immediately ordered a BBQ pulled pork sandwich from room service... As I gobbled my way through the first trimester, my gyno told me I gained 20 pounds.”
10 Jessica Simpson
The singer and actress Jessica Simpson has two children. She gave birth to her first child, Maxwell Drew Johnson, in 2012 and her second child, Ace Knute Johnson, in 2013. During both her pregnancies, Simpson was criticized heavily for the extreme change in her appearance.
During her pregnancies Simpson put on a lot of weight and it wasn’t easy to lose it after she gave birth. Simpson has said – “I don’t think that I ever expected myself to see the numbers that I have seen on the scale. It was hard to suppress it. I knew that I would be gaining the weight back so I didn’t really think about it that much."
9 Britney Spears
The singer and actress Britney Spears is a mother to two children. She gave birth to her first child, a boy named Sean Federline, in 2005. She gave birth to her second child, another boy, named Jayden James Federline, in 2006.
In 2007 it was revealed that Spears was suffering from depression after giving birth. Of course, the singer did not talk about her depression herself but you could see that she was depressed by the lack of effort she put in her appearance. It was during this time that Spears gained a lot of weight and had a couple of breakdowns.
8 Christina Aguilera
The singer and actress Christina Aguilera has given birth twice. She first gave birth to a baby boy named Max Liron Bratman in 2008. Then, six years later, in 2014, she gave birth to a baby girl named Summer Rain Rutler.
There is no denying that Aguilera was once a stunning woman. However, after her pregnancies her appearance changed – she put on lots of weight, thus ruining her appearance.
However, Aguilera doesn’t care and loves her body as it is. In fact, Aguilera has said – “I’ve been criticized for being on both sides of the scale. It’s noise I block out automatically. I love my body. My boyfriend loooves my body. My son is healthy and happy, so that’s all that matters to me.”
7 Giovanna Fletcher
The British author, actress and TV personality Giovanna Fletcher (on the right) is married to Tom Fletcher. The pair have two children – Buddy Bob Fletcher and Buzz Michelangelo Fletcher. After the two pregnancies, Fletcher’s body changed drastically – she put on quite a lot of weight.
Recently, the Fletcher family took a trip together and Fletcher shared a video of herself in a swimsuit. Almost immediately she started receiving comments about her body, such as – “Mum body, she has a lovely face though.”
To which she replied – “At times it does bother me how much my body has changed, but I know I don’t ever want it to stop me having fun with the boys. They aren’t going to look back and think ‘Gosh, Mum had terrible cellulite, stretch marks and wobbled a lot’, but they would notice if I sat out of games and didn’t make the most of my time with them.”
6 Drew Barrymore
The actress and model Drew Barrymore is a stunning woman. However, her body changed drastically after her two pregnancies. Barrymore first gave birth in 2012 to a baby girl named Olive Barrymore Kopelman. She gave birth to another baby girl, named Frankie Barrymore Kopelman, in 2014.
However, even though Barrymore’s body changed drastically during the two pregnancies, she did not worry about her appearance at all, saying – “I never looked good in a bathing suit, so now I look worse in a bathing suit. I have cellulite. But I would much rather have my kids and look a little worse in a bathing suit!”
5 Hilary Duff
The actress and singer Hilary Duff is a mother to one child. She gave birth to a baby boy, named Luca Cruz Comrie, in 2012. As you might expect, Duff’s body changed drastically during her pregnancy and the once stunning young woman looked rather rough.
Duff talked about her changed appearance in an interview after the pregnancy, in which she said – “My whole life I’ve worked out and exercised and been in the public eye and always kind of watched what I ate. And this was like a free pass and it was a blast.” She did however say that she would try and not gain as much weight if she became pregnant again.
4 Lilly Allen
The singer and actress Lily Allen is a mother to two children – a girl named Ethel Cooper who was born in 2011 and a girl named Marnie Rose Cooper who was born in 2013. Allen is a beautiful woman but during her pregnancy her appearance changed drastically, and not for the better.
After Allen gave birth to her second daughter Marnie, a source close to Allen said – “She’d love to be a toned size 10 when she hits the limelight again, but she can’t seem to get enough motivation to eat healthily. She’ll starve herself for hours, then hit the sugar because she’ll be so hungry. There will be weeks where she will work out every second day, but then she won’t go to the gym for two weeks.”
3 Kelly Clarkson (Again)
The singer and actress Kelly Clarkson is a beautiful woman and a mother to two children. She first gave birth to a baby girl named River Rose Blackstock in 2014. Two years later, in 2016, she gave birth to a baby boy named Remington Alexander Blackstock.
During the two pregnancies Clarkson put on a lot of weight and in consequence her appearance changed drastically. Clarkson went from a beautiful young woman to rough looking mother of two.
However, Clarkson is not at all bothered by her changed appearance – “I don’t obsess about my weight, which is probably one of the reasons why other people have such a problem with it.”
The actress and singer Pink has given birth twice. She first became a mother in 2011 when she gave birth to a baby girl named Willow Sage Hart. Five years later, in 2016, Pink gave birth to a baby boy named Jameson Moon Hart.
Obviously, Pink’s appearance did not change for the better after her pregnancies. She gained a lot of weight which altered her appearance drastically. However, Pink remained optimistic, saying – “Would you believe I’m 160 pounds and 5’3”? By ‘regular standards’ that makes me obese. I know I’m not at my goal or anywhere near it after Baby 2 but dammit I don’t feel obese. The only thing I’m feeling is myself. Stay off that scale ladies!”
1 Kendra Wilkinson
Last year the TV personality, model and author Kendra Wilkinson uploaded a photo of her belly full of stretch marks onto Instagram. The photo was uploaded on Mother’s day and Wilkinson captioned the photo as – “Look what my 2 babies did... They made me happy. #happymothersday"
In the photo, Wilkinson is smiling. She clearly doesn’t care what people think of her appearance. In fact, she often posts pictures of her children. She uploaded one picture of her daughter Alijah which she captioned – “She is who she is already pretty much. Our favorite thing we like to do together besides nails, watching sports and eating cheese is to play ‘spider mama’ where I become ‘mama long legs.’”