“I’m Not Going To Deprive Myself”: Lauren London On Embracing Her Post-Baby Weight
Last August, actress Lauren London and longtime boyfriend, rapper Nipsey Hussle, welcomed a baby boy named Kross. London kept a pretty low profile before giving birth and after, but when she decided to step out with Nipsey to enjoy a Laker’s game in March, some people had a lot to say about her weight.
London would eventually respond to her fat-shamers on social media.
“I’ve been getting compliments on my LOOKS for years. I NEVER let it ‘gas me’ because I knew the enduring value in all things is internal,” she wrote. “When I decided to have my son, I knew the Internet would be cruel. I knew that casting directors would consider me out of commission for at least a year. I knew that MY BODY would change, but I did not let the fear of these things effect [sic] me to the point of going against my spirit. I asked myself: would you rather be at conflict with yourself and at peace with the world? Or at peace with yourself and at conflict with the world? I chose the latter, at that moment I was ready for whatever came with it. This lil weight will get worked off and WHO I AM WILL BE UNCOMPROMISED. WIN-WIN NO?”
That pretty much stuck a fork in all conversations about the body of the actress. But the 32-year-old also took the opportunity she was given to speak to a much larger audience about the importance of not feeling pressed to fit anybody else’s beauty standards or preferences for her body.
“I had just had a baby and I went to a Laker game and they were like, ‘Oh my God she lost it! Look at her! Looks a mess! She’s so big now!'” London said while appearing on CBS’ The Talk on Friday.
“For me, it was like, I just gave birth on a whole ‘nother level. I did some God work. I love myself. Weight comes and goes. And I’m a woman and I like pizza and I like french fries and I like burgers and I’m not going to deprive myself of things that I like and enjoy because of how people see me.”
We heard that, sis.
Check out her comments below and see that the pizza, burgers and fries haven’t stopped London from looking amazing.