When it comes to post-baby body standards, Kristen Bell has two words: “Who cares?”
The actress opened up about the pressure moms face to lose weight after giving birth in an interview with TODAY.com while promoting her upcoming movie, “Bad Moms.”
“I didn’t lose my baby weight for over a year,” she said. “And when I look down, even now, at the extra skin on my belly, it’s a reminder that I’ve done something spectacular. It’s a reminder that I’m a superhero. And I’m proud of it.”
Bell and her husband Dax Shepard are parents to 3-year-old Lincoln and 1-year-old Delta. The actress told TODAY.com that her daughters have changed her perspective on what’s important in life.
“It has set my priorities straight and allowed me to be a lot happier,” she explained. “I don’t worry nearly as much because as long as I know my family is happy and healthy and together, nothing else matters.”
Bell also got real about the chaotic side of parenting. “Every day is something comical,” she said. “Every day when you’re raising kids, you feel like you could cry or crack up and just scream ‘This is ridiculous!’ because there’s so much nonsense, whether it’s what they’re saying to you or the fact that there’s avocado or poop on every surface.”
This messy reality is something Bell discussed in another recent interview with Redbook. Opening up about the pressure to be perfect, she said, “In the age of social media, when you can edit your life in beautiful pictures, it’s important to remind moms that all of us are wearing yogurt and all of our hands smell like urine.”