Are Kate Hudson's baby weight confessions relatable—or a little annoying?
Kate Hudson is easily one of the most notoriously fit celebrities out there—but even she understands that gaining weight during pregnancy is a tough thing for most women to reconcile. The actress, who described herself as "huge" during pregnancy, opened up about how strange it felt when she gained about 70 pounds—for Kate, it was an experience she both enjoyed and struggled with, and that pull will resonate with so many moms out there.
Kate appeared on Chelsea Handler's talk show, and started talking about her pregnancy weight gains. "Remember when you had that first baby and you gained like 150 pounds?" Chelsea prompted. "It was like Shallow Hal, remember? Oh my God."
Kate responded by sharing that she actually "loved" and "relished" her pregnant body. She went on to share a funny story: "I had this Christmas party and I don’t know what I was thinking — I put on a size 2, like, spandex Versace dress. I was two weeks away from having Ryder — I must’ve been 200 pounds," Kate relayed. "And I wore these white Ugg boots and this dress, and I was so happy...I open the door [to the party] and I was like, 'Merry Christmas!' and there was Ben Stiller. And he just started to laugh. And he was like, 'Oh my God, you’re huge.'"
Even the stunning star—who has two sons—knows how tough it can be to get back to a place where you feel like yourself after you give birth. "Trying to lose the weight and being in that year of my life was really interesting, 'cause then all of a sudden you have the baby and then all of a sudden you’re 70 pounds overweight," she said. "Then all of a sudden you feel very scrutinized, then all of a sudden you feel like you need to hurry up. And it was actually emotional 'cause I couldn’t lose the weight. You plateau. Anybody who’s had that moment in their life, it just sucks."
Most of us don't understand what it's like to be in the public eye the way Kate is, and yeah, we may not have access to top trainers and nutrition experts—but working to embrace your new body—both before and after your pregnancy is a pretty universal issue. You don't have to be a star to understand that.