Maren Morris loves the skin she’s in, and she wants people to know that. She shared her hatred for the “snap back” pressure new moms endure and the unhealthy obsession for them to get their body back.
The 31-year-old country star spoke to reporters sharing her recent experience coming to terms with her new body after she walked out of the 2021 ACM awards show with awards for both female artist of the year and song of the year.
Two weeks before the biggest award night for country music, Morris, who welcomed her first child Hayes with husband Ryan Hurd, took to Instagram to share that she’s “never saying ‘trying to get my body back’ again.’”
Maren Morris Finally Reveals Why She Made the “Snap Back” Comment
“No one took it, I didn’t lose it like a set of keys,” she wrote at the time. “The pressure we put on mothers to ‘snap back’ is insurmountable and deeply troublesome. You are and always were a f–king badass. And yeah, I’m proud.”
At the awards show, reporters, and the audience as well, were eager to know why she made the comment she did. She eagerly answered saying that she shared the post because she believes that “it was important for me to realize it. And I realized that if I am coming to grips with this realization, I can’t be the only one.”
She further repeated that new moms are “always extremely pressed to erase any evidence on our body that we had a child [and] that we housed a child for nine to 10 months.”
“So, I just realized how unhealthy that was for me and my workout journey—to be like, ‘I need to get back to where I was before’—because that’s not really the goal,” she added. “That shouldn’t be the goal to just sort of erase the fact that you had a kid. And I think that I’m really proud of where my body is right now, even if it’s several pounds heavier. It’s like I did something that half the population can’t do, so I think that’s pretty f–king rad.”
The musician further noted that she’s come a long way in her journey, saying “I’m not, like, a stick, but I love the fact that I’ve got curves now and it proves that I did something really amazing and wonderful with my life,” she said. “So, that’s where I was at in my life. And whether you’ve had a kid or not, it’s like who cares? Just enjoy working out if you want to do that. Enjoy eating rich, hearty foods like I did last night. Like, I was eating short ribs before the ACM Awards. Do it all. Like, who cares?”
Maren Morris Revealed That Her Fellow Women Give Her Confidence
When Inside Edition asked the country music star where she derives her ‘new mom’ confidence from, she credited her fellow women with inspiring her and making her feel wholesome.
“I think just my appreciation and sort of innate fascination with women has made me feel like a stronger one in a very hard year of, you know, having a child during a pandemic, it being my first child, having a C-section. Like, all of these things kind of went crazy awry,” she said. “But I have looked to so many women in my life that are mothers and also that aren’t mothers that are just badass chicks that have given me so much respite in a year where so much didn’t go as planned. But no, I definitely couldn’t have gotten through all of this or found my confidence through new motherhood without women in my life.”
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