Back in February of 2011, Christina Applegate gave birth to her first child, daughter Sadie Grace. Sadie’s dad is Christina’s fiancé Martyn LeNoble, and they still haven’t gotten married, right? There’s nothing wrong with that at all, I just wanted to be specific. Anyway, that means that Sadie is about 19 or 20 months old right now. Most celebrity women manage to “lose the baby weight” in a matter of a few months – but not Christina, at least that’s what she’s saying in a new interview. Unfortunately, Christina kind of goes on the offensive about losing the baby weight, and I think she goes too far, even if she was just saying it half-seriously, half-jokingly. Here’s the quote that caught my eye: “And those girls that do, they’re spending less time with their kids. I just wanted to hang out with my daughter 24 hours a day.” Er…
Looks like Marla Sokoloff isn’t the only one choosing to take her time.
During an appearance on The Talk last Tuesday, first-time mom Christina Applegate admitted she’s still shedding her pregnancy pounds — and maternity clothes! — since welcoming daughter Sadie Grace in January 2011.
“I just transitioned out of maternity jeans. I’m working on two years and I haven’t even lost all my weight,” the Up All Night actress, 40, says.
“And those girls that do, they’re spending less time with their kids. I just wanted to hang out with my daughter 24 hours a day.”
But, despite taking the “healthier” approach to regaining her body after baby, Applegate jokes she anticipates never making a full recovery.
“I will not be Tweeting photos of me in a bikini, let alone wear a bikini I think ever again in my life,” she shares.
With co-host Sara Gilbert pointing out that “for some people … it does just come off fast,” Applegate quips, “No, I know. I know girls that just genetically it just drops off. I didn’t mean to offend the skinny people.”
According to Applegate, she’s not the only one who has reached a momentous milestone. “[Sadie] is so remarkable, she is so smart. She’s just talking up a storm, dancing, she loves music and she loves bubbles,” the proud mama shares.
“She’s just a whole human being and it’s awesome to watch her.”
If Christina sort of took it back (“I know girls that just genetically it just drops off. I didn’t mean to offend the skinny people”) does that make it less harsh? Hm… I still think the “those are the girls who spend less time with their kids” statement is kind of harsh, even in jest. It seems like such a mother-judging-other-mothers thing, only it’s a Reverse Goop. Gwyneth Paltrow thinks less of the fat postpartum peasants who can’t manage to lose their baby weight quickly. Christina Applegate thinks less of the skinny postpartum moms who are spending too much time in the gym because that’s time they could be spending with their babies. Surely there’s a happy medium, ladies?
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