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Celebrity moms: Body after baby

Did your body change after baby? Here's what celebrity moms have said about their post-pregnancy bodies, dramatic weight loss and more!

By Haley Overland
Celebrity moms: Body after baby

Celebrity moms: Body after baby

Jennifer Lopez

After the birth of her now-4-year-old twins, Max and Emme, Jennifer Lopez, 41, noticed her feet weren't quite the same. "I was surprised that my feet went up a size," she told OK! Magazine. "I was like, 'What am I going to do with all these great shoes? They went back, almost, but not all the way. It's just like your ribs. Like, I used to fit into the sample size, now they have to open up the hips a little bit for me."

Celebrity moms: Body after babyJennifer Lopez & Emme Muniz. Photo: ANG/Fame Pictures

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba, 30, was back in a bikini just four months after the birth of her second daughter, Haven (now 10 months old). Though she'd insisted her body would never be the same after the birth of her first child, Honor, 3, it looks like she achieved the seemingly impossible this time around.

Other celebs have even envied Alba's post-baby bod. "New goal," Jessica Simpson tweeted back in January, "look like @jessicaalba after baby. Job well done lady!”

“OMG! Ur so sweet! Thx hon!” Alba replied.

Celebrity moms: Body after babyJessica Alba & hubby Cash Warren, Jan/2012. Photo: FameFlynet Pictures


Miranda Kerr

Supermodel Miranda Kerr, 29, (and wife to our favourite pirate, Orlando Bloom) has enjoyed the fuller figure she obtained after the birth of her one-year-old son, Flynn. In fact she credited baby Flynn for how fabulous she looked in the 142-carat, $2.5-million-dollar bra she wore in last year's Victoria's Secret fashion show. “It’s milking time,” she joked. “I’m still breast-feeding. I’m pumping, and it’s going well.”

Celebrity moms: Body after babyPhoto: Brian Flannery/FameFlynet Pictures

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey, 42, wanted to enjoy her twins Moroccan and Monroe (now one year old) when they were born, but felt her body held her back. "It was a huge blessing to be able to have the babies," she said, "[but] I felt trapped in my body because I couldn't move."

So she consulted with a nutritionist and followed Jenny Craig's workout program. She restricted calories to 1,500/day and worked out three times a week. "I feel incredible," she exclaimed. And she looks incredible! She lost all her baby weight in a reasonable six month's time.

Celebrity moms: Body after babyPhoto: Fame Pictures

Bethenny Frankel

Reality TV star Bethenny Frankel, 42, had swarms of critics to answer to when she dropped 30 pounds just one month after giving birth to her daughter Bryn, 2. Remember that scandal?

"I'm not supposed to keep my baby weight on because I'm supposed to make people feel better," she said, "I did what I do." AKA, she didn't crash diet. "I didn't go on a crash diet," she insisted, "which is what most people do when they have a baby. It doesn't work. They beat themselves up. They start the process all over again. They start eating more, and now they're six months in and they're in a bad place."

Celebrity moms: Body after babyPhoto: Brett&NatalieKaffee/


Hilary Duff

After giving birth to baby Luca back in March, Hilary Duff, 25, has been trying to get her body back. But it seems she'd rather be with her baby, of course. "Twenty minutes on the elliptical seems like an eternity," Duff shared on Twitter.

Since she gave birth there have been countless photos of Duff heading to her Pilates class, prompting followers on Twitter to criticize her post-baby body. Brutal. Still, she's in no rush. As she told Parade, "I don’t have a project waiting on me that I have to bust my butt to get into shape for so it’s more about how I feel." Good for her!

Celebrity moms: Body after babyPhoto: Premiere/DMac/FameFlynet Pictures

Victoria Beckham

Unlike Jennifer Garner and Selma Blair, who went out in public shortly after giving birth, Victoria Beckham, 38, reportedly went into hiding in her Malibu home to bond with baby Harper (now 10 months old) and get svelt in time for New York Fashion Week, just eight weeks later. While in hiding, she diligently followed the Five Hands Diet and exercised.

After four kids, Beckham's got losing the baby weight down to a science. But it wasn't always this way. After the birth of her first child, Brooklyn, in 1999, Victoria said, "I had become Skeletal Spice. What upset me was I ate like any normal person.... I wasn't happy with how I looked."

Celebrity moms: Body after babyPhoto: Fame Pictures


When she was named the World's Most Beautiful Woman earlier this year, Beyoncé Knowles, 30, said, “I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth."

The singer recently went back to work, just five months after baby Blue arrived, doing four concerts in Atlanta over the Memorial Day weekend. To prep physically for her big comeback, Beyoncé had to work! "Y'all have no idea how hard I worked," she told the audience at her May 26th show at the new Revel Resort in Atlantic City. "I had to lose 60 pounds! They had me on that treadmill -- I ate lettuce!"

Celebrity moms: Body after babyPhoto: INI/FameFlynet Pictures


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Celebrity moms: Body after baby
This article was originally published on Jun 01, 2012

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