Pregnancy was one of the happiest moments in the lives of these celebrities. And with that beautiful pregnancy glow came a few extra pounds, but of course. Some of these celebrity women gained as much as 100 pounds while carrying their children, sometimes to the shock and cruel remarks of the public. But even though they were still smack dab in the middle of the limelight, they refused to let Hollywood and public pressure get them down. Because when nature is taking its course, mother’s know the last thing they need to be concerned with is what people think of how they look.
So, to be open and honest, and to also show how quickly they snapped back, these celebrity women opened up about just how many pounds they put on during pregnancy, and they made themselves just that much more relatable to fans. Learn more about their journey to motherhood.
Jenny McCarthy wasn’t ashamed to admit that she gained nearly 100 pounds during her pregnancy. And to prove it, she shared this photo on Twitter.
Proud mom and model Molly Sims stated that she gained 85 pounds during her first pregnancy.
Amber Rose said she packed on the pounds while pregnant, but because she was tall, no one could tell how much she really put on: “I was 202 pounds when I had my son. But I’m tall, so it didn’t look like it.”
Kim Kardashian spent her second pregnancy wrapped in bodycon dresses, so she wasn’t self-conscious about the 60 pounds she put on while pregnant with Saint.
The model-turned-actress said her body surprised her when she gained nearly 70 pounds during her pregnancy with daughter Ever. But she gave herself room to grow and nearly a year to work the weight off.
Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown gained 64 pounds during her third pregnancy, and she loved it: “I’m eating for England and I’m loving it,” she said in past interview. “Usually I’m very disciplined with my diet but this time I’ve been listening to my body — and it has wanted food at all hours.”
Leah Remini embraced the 80 pounds she gained during her pregnancy with daughter Sofia Bella. But she said that the tabloids got on her nerves: “No one wanted to talk about how I actually did lose the weight, just that I got fat.”
Jersey Shore star JWoww didn’t want to know how much she gained. She just went with the flow, saying, “You’re creating a beautiful baby but you have thunder thighs. I’m exhausted, my boobs are massive and I’ve never been this big. I mean it’s a blessing, but it’s crazy.”
Singer Kandi Burruss celebrated her extra curves even if she didn’t put on as much weight as she thought. But she really surprised us all with the way motherhood changed her body after the baby.
Actress Hayden Panettiere celebrated her 40-pound weight gain with a sense of humor: “The worst part is that my feet are still size five and they’re going, ‘What’s going on with all this weight?’ They’re about to snap from underneath me with the strain.”
A mother of two, Drew Barrymore said she gained “about 40 pounds a pregnancy, which is totally fine.”
Halle Berry was proud of every pound she gained with her son Maceo. And like Kandi Burruss, she credits breastfeeding with helping her lose all of the weight!
Jessica Alba said she stopped counting at around 60 pounds when she was pregnant with her first child: “I was like ‘Whatever!’ I’ll deal with it after I have the baby!'”
Although she only gained 13 pounds during her pregnancy, Austin said she was “mentally prepared to blow up like a whale and I was totally cool with it. I really could have cared less how my body looked it didn’t matter to me… I couldn’t wait to get a bump and rock it! I would’ve gone through anything to make a healthy baby.”