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Fully aware that paparazzi lowlife must be lurking everywhere, a postpartum Pink stepped out in public this week anyway, a mere five days after giving birth to daughter Willow Sage. And get this: She had the cheek to still look a little bit pregnant. You know, like the rest of us look weeks or months after popping out a kid.
I’m a little bit embarrassed to admit I found the pictures deliriously refreshing. I mean here she is sporting a rotund tummy, even though there’s not even a baby in there anymore! Sure, it’s been six years, but I’m still smarting from Heidi Klum’s infamous post-baby runway stroll. You remember, the one where she wore that dazzling smile, a wall of impossibly ripped abs and a light-up thong? Maybe I was just sensitive because I had a newborn myself at the time, or maybe it was because that little episode came hot on the heels of Denise Richards’ hot-mama Playboy spread. Then there was Nikki Taylor. Jessica Alba. Brooke Burke. Jennifer Garner. Milla Jojovich. Angelina Jolie. Every time I watched another celeb uncover her former abs overnight (on no sleep! while she was lactating!), I contemplated tattooing life’s not flipping fair right across my sagging, dimply backside.
It doesn’t matter how many times you try to remind yourself of the obvious differences between Them and Us (the personal trainers, private chefs, night nurses and kazillion dollar paychecks dangling like carrots to encourage a swift and jaw-dropping body bounce-back, to name a few), I’m still loving hard on Pink right now. The fact is, it’s a blessed relief to see that the occasional supernova is still waddling around with a pregnant-looking pooch when she’s discharged from the delivery ward.