Mommy Mash Up: New Video – Shakira Gets Sexy With Rihanna
“Can’t Remember To Forget You” from Shakira’s upcoming album is also her first video since having her son Milan a year ago with long-time beau soccer star Gerald Pique. The steamy clip was shot in a sprawling Los Angeles mansion, and Shakira, 36, says Rih Rih, 25, was the perfect collaborator for this song. Shakira and Rih writhe around on a bed while smoking cigars in matching black bathing suits and sky-high Louboutins, and they’re not shy about sharing affections with each other.
“This song ‘Can’t Remember To Forget You’ combines both the reggae and the rock spirit,” The Voice judge explains in footage from the video shoot. “That’s why I thought that Rihanna was perfect and thought that she was the other half for this.”
The Colombia native says motherhood is inspiring her. “Since my last album I’ve entered one of the happiest phases of my life,” the Grammy-winning singer told People. “It was definitely a time of change, of rebirth, of self-discovery and of course, becoming a mother, which turned my world on its head in the best of ways.”
Are we in the middle of a mom movement where new mothers (especially celebrity mothers) feel the need to show off their snapback and sexiness at a whole other level? Once upon a time, new motherhood was all about the babies and the gadgets and getting back to work, and yes, getting their bodies back, but these days it seems mothers are out to prove that they can be even more sexy that pre-baby.
We’re not mad at a fabulous mom who is in touch with who she is as a woman, but it made us think: is this a new trend or is it just something that’s more in our faces as more celebrities have babies and get right back to working it out, so to speak.
New moms, and established moms, do you (or did you) feel pressure to come back after baby with a “bigger and badder” image after becoming a parent? Was there pressure from your girlfriends, your partner or spouse, even your own mom, to get back to looking great? Do celebrity snapback photos and stories have any influence on how you feel after baby?