Keke Palmer Talks Embracing Her Post-Pregnancy Body


Keke Palmer is opening up about embracing her postpartum physique and sharing some phrases of encouragement for fellow new moms. As The Shade Room beforehand reported, the actor just lately got here below fireplace by her boyfriend and father of her new child son for the apparel she wore to a latest Usher live performance.

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Keke Palmer Talks Embracing Her Post-Pregnancy Body

On Monday, The Cut revealed Palmer as its newest cowl star. Along with the unfold, Palmer additionally engaged in an unique interview the place she spoke about embracing her post-pregnancy physique. As The Shade Room beforehand reported, the 29-year-old gave start to her first little one, Leodis Andrellton Jackson, along with her boyfriend, Darius Daulton Jackson, in February.

During the interview, Palmer defined that she’s “gotten so much more powerful” since changing into a mom. She defined that earlier than having a toddler, she was “actually quite self-conscious.”

“After having my baby, I’ve just gotten so much more powerful… Strutting my stuff, enjoying… before I even had the baby, I was really actually quite self-conscious. In a way that you would expect, considering the kind of work that I do as a public figure. I’m always trying to be on point with my body and make sure I’m taking care of this and that. There’s a lot of physical attention. Being slim and being fit in a particular way was always something that I was gunning for…”

However, Palmer defined that since having her son, she’s placed on weight in locations she by no means had earlier than.

“After having the baby, my body got so much bigger and I started getting fluff in areas I never had before.”

She continued by explaining that her objective along with her health coach had shifted. Additionally, she realized the change in her physique was one thing to “embrace.”

“I was trying to work with my trainer, Corey Calliet, and he was just like, ‘Well, we are never going to try and get your body back to how it was before a baby because you birthed a child.’ It’s like, that’s not something to hide, that’s something to embrace. We’re going to lean into this new body…”

Palmer continued by explaining that at this time “it’s all about loving who” she is and what she’s skilled.”

“It’s all about loving who I am and loving what I experienced and what I’ve gone through that’s gotten me here. A lot of gratitude for me.”

The Actor Shares Words Of Encouragement For Fellow Mothers

During the interview, the actor additionally shared recommendation for different “new moms” coping with criticism. The 29-year-old inspired them to “do you.”

“Do you, new moms. Do you. Girl, if there’s one person on this earth that loves you for sure, it’s that baby. Be happy, because there’s no love like it. Somebody loving you like that, hell, who cares?”

Keke Palmer Also Touched On Living Life “Under A Magnifying Glass”

Elsewhere through the interview, the 29-year-old mom of 1 additionally touched on residing life as a public determine. She defined that “there is such thing as privacy,” however she’s “just a normal person.”

She defined that though she places her “best foot forward,” she is “flawed” and doesn’t wish to be held to an “unbelievable standard.”

“I’m flawed. I definitely try to put my best foot forward. But again, because I don’t like the idealism and I don’t like the kind of era that we are in with fame, I definitely self-deprecate, point to my flaws, constantly say I’m not perfect because I really don’t want people putting me to this unbelievable standard…”

Palmer defined that she doesn’t “live to be a celebrity.” Instead, she lives to “give something positive to the world” and must be allowed to “at least” be herself.

“I don’t live to be a celebrity. I live to do what I love, to share love, to give something positive to the world. Being under a magnifying glass for all of my life, it was kind of a surrender to realizing no matter what I do, it’s never going to be enough, so that’s okay. Let me at least be me.”


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