Hannah Jeter gained 70 lbs & 55 lbs with her two pregnancies: ‘I went into hiding’

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on November 09, 2019 in London, England.

I’ve never really had an opinion about Hannah Jeter, formerly Hannah Davis and current wife of Derek Jeter. She’s pretty and a model but she’s never really been in our faces with anything. She’s not constantly on social media, she’s not in the monetizing-motherhood business. I get the feeling that once she married Derek Jeter and had two kids in quick succession (Bella is 2 years old and Story is 9 months old) that her life just became about being a wife and mother. That being said, she is the host of Project Runway: Junior, which is why she’s on the cover of the holiday issue of The Editorialist – to promote her work. You can read her full interview here. I found it interesting, that’s why I’m covering it.

On social media: “It’s has never felt natural to me. I know it’s necessary in my industry, and I absolutely have to when it’s part of a contract. But a lot of people post their children and husbands, and for me that will never be the case. Both my husband and I have been in a place in our careers where we have to share so much. And we can handle it. But when you love something so much, you want to protect it more than anything in the world. And for me, that’s my relationship, that’s my kids.”

She gained a lot of weight during her two pregnancies: She’s indeed interested in partnering with a wellness brand, one that’s “like-minded,” with “a philanthropic piece to their business,” she says. The wellness space has been on Jeter’s radar since her first pregnancy, when she surprised herself by gaining 70 pounds — “I went into hiding,” she jokes, adding, “No one really saw me, but I have pictures” — followed quickly by another 55 pounds with her second. Before that one-two punch, “I always thought, you know, I’m going to have kids and go right back to work and pop back into shape and it’s not that easy.”

She’s been doing intermittent fasting: Jeter found she had more energy, brighter skin, and “just felt incredible,” she says. She was also able to shed the last pounds of baby weight.

She’s connected to her daughters: “I’m so deeply connected and attached to [my daughters], I don’t like to leave them. My husband gets mad at me, because he wants to go on vacation sometimes, and I’m like, great! Let’s take the kids!”

How she wants to raise her kids: “I grew up in a small community, my mom was a teacher, we had lots of arts and crafts going on. I think I raise my kids just how my mom raised me — being outside with nature and animals, trying not to be so on top of them, giving them safe places to explore and use their imagination. Most days my husband comes home and he’s like, ‘Holy crap’ — because I’m covered in paint or glue. I was literally painting a birdhouse yesterday,” she says, adding she makes trips to Michaels craft store about “twice a week.”

She wants her daughters to speak Spanish. “Miami is our home, and it’s definitely a place where you need to speak Spanish. My daughter tells me when I pick her up from school that she’s going to a casa.”

[From The Editorialist]

I think it’s interesting that this slim, model lady would talk about how much weight she gained during her pregnancies and basically admit that she thought all of it would be easy. Gisele Bundchen really did a number on all of those slim model women, didn’t she? They all think that they can only gain 20 pounds during their pregnancy and it will come off in a week. Every woman’s body is different and I like that Hannah was like “whoa, I did not know it was going to be like this!” That being said, if intermittent fasting worked like a charm in a few months, guess what? Losing weight was never going to be hard for you in the first place!

As for all of the stuff she says about wanting to raise the kids without a lot of technology and really being focused on motherhood… sounds nice.

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Cover courtesy of The Editorialist, additional photo courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Scumlord McCarthy says:


  2. Oui oki says:

    Im not thin, more an average size woman and didn’t gain a lot of weight during pregnancy. I had nausea issues and never really a big apetite for the whole nine months. The problem is my ex didn’t really help me with caring for our kids so I always gained weight right after the birth during the breast feeding lack of sleep phase. I think it is quite possible that some people gain only 20 lb and keep it off after if they have help.

    • Annie says:

      Right? It’s the forced immobility of the breastfeeding phase where I gain weight. If you don’t have anyone home with you during the day, and you’re trying to keep toddlers in a safe space, you’re sort of up against the wall. There’s nowhere I can walk to and the babies get annoyed if I am scrubbing on my hands and knees while wearing them. So then it’s back to being bored on the couch and snacking. Love the babies, hate that he world around me keeps me immobile.

  3. Michael says:

    I forgot all about her. But now I remember I liked her before she married Derek Jeter and fell of the earth.

    • BBBhill says:

      It’s sad how it’s always the woman, no matter how successful (not talking about a Hannah as much, sorry Hannah!) whose life outside of procreating (dream careers??) is put on the back burner for child rearing only bc it’s *never* the dad that becomes that. Makes me frustrated & im glad I’m not at the point where I have to consider having kids.

  4. Tiffany says:

    Wait, that is Hannah on the cover.

    Holy photoshop Batman. Yeah, that person needs to be fired.

  5. Gina says:

    I don’t know why but I do like her. Maybe it’s because she’s not around that much.

  6. Meg says:

    You went into hiding? Talk about body hatred but given her Industry she knew shed be shamed and it may affect her career after pregnancy

    • BK says:

      If you read the article it sounds like she said the hiding part in jest. I think she just took some time off to have her kids. I find it really refreshing that these two keep their kids out of the spotlight and don’t use them for spon con ads on instagram

  7. juju says:

    I sometimes wonder if these celebs that gain insane amounts of weight do so because they’ve previously had a very restricted diet and once they start eating a more normal healthy diet they simply gain additional weight. Stated another way, since they start often start off underweight/very thin, they gain a little extra over your average 25-35 lb pregnancy gain. My OB often said that our bodies will know what to do when it comes to how much weight to gain, and every woman is different. I had two pregnancies and started at different weights with each but my top weight was the same with both.

    • Emily says:

      Pregnancy and breastfeeding take a lot out of a woman and it’s hard to predict how your body will respond.

      I agree and do think many models gain a lot because they are so thin to start with or have restricted diets. If you are underweight they recommend getting to a healthy weight + 20lbs for the baby. Other people have fast metabolisms or small appetites.

      Personally, I had to eat like a body builder to gain the recommended 30lbs while pregnant and stop all exercise. I naturally have a small appetite so eating the required calories felt like a lot of work. By 5 months postpartum I had lost the baby weight from breastfeeding (says the scale although my body looks very different and I have zero muscle mass and I feel a bit fatigued because all my nutrients feed the baby).

    • Granger says:

      I agree, juju. I remember when Kate Hudson was pregnant with her first child — I think she gained somewhere around 70lbs. She outright admitted that she saw the pregnancy as license to finally eat whatever she wanted to. She grew up around actors and models and probably spent her life in a state of hyper body-consciousness, constantly watching women restrict their calorie consumption. So the fact that she allowed herself to let loose while she was pregnant didn’t surprise me in the least. I thought it was sad, though.

  8. NoNoK says:

    @meg I gained 70 lbs with each of my pregnancies due to swelling/water and going into hiding is not really a joke- at least it wasn’t for me and I’m not even a public figure. I weighed 140 pre-pregnancy so it’s not like I’m super body obsessed or something. I felt just so terrible. I couldn’t wear any shoes because my feet were so big and wide. I could barely breathe. I didn’t recognize myself when I looked in the mirror. For a lot of people, weight gain numbers like that aren’t, “oh, baby wants ice cream” numbers. It can be a real mind trip to gain that much weight in a few short months and extremely difficult to handle physically AND mentally. It’s not “body hatred” to be uncomfortable with that much weight gain. It was legitimately horrible and I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone. It’s a big part of why we aren’t having more kids.

  9. VS says:

    She didn’t know it was going to be like this? really? I find that part of the interview quite dumb actually……..good that they aren’t overexposing their kids….

    People talk about Leo and all men who date women who are obviously too young for them. What about Jeter? He was a great baseball player, don’t take me wrong and I will always be a Yankees fan but how old was he when he married her?

    • Dani says:

      With my first pregnancy I thought the same and I’m not a model. I was 128 lbs when I got pregnant and topped out at like 201 the day I gave birth. i thought I would just bounce back because I never worked out, never watched what I ate and was always pretty thing. Wrong, wrong, WRONG. It took me a year to just get down to 150. Maybe it IS dumb but you don’t really know wtf you’re getting in to the first time.

  10. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    LMAO @raising without technology. And no candy. And homemade baby food. No disposable diapers. No TV. And without realizing it, she continues the ridiculousness. Maybe being interviewed causes shit to rise, but I was a young mother once and thought my crap didn’t stink either…not for long though. Children have this uncanny ability to laugh at our ‘plans.’ Then add 20 years, and they’ll roll their eyes at our futility. My best advice is always to simply keep mouths shut about plans, enjoy every second because it’s fleeting, live inside the mess and embrace flexibility. Today’s celebrity mommy conglomerates, blogs, vlogs, Pinterest, Instagram, et al breeds perfection wannabes, and there’s no such thing. In fact, screw up on purpose and laugh about it. I can promise you this, in a couple of decades when you’re all sitting around the holiday table, the laughter isn’t about all your perfect creations. It comes when remembering the hilarious misadventures. I’m pretty sure misadventures is my middle name.

    • dj says:

      @ Mabs A’Mabbin’ beautifully said! You are so right. It is not about anything perfect that great memories are often made of…but misadventures.

  11. Megs283 says:

    “Current wife” – BURN! 😂

  12. Emily says:

    It might have been just a throwaway comment but I found it weird when she said Derek gets mad at her for wanting to take their kids on vacation. That’s the norm when you have kids! You bring them with you on vacation. My parents never took vacations away from us when my sister and I were toddlers (maybe a night away here and there and we went to our grandparents but that was it). They didn’t start doing a few days away until we were much older and it was never more than maybe 3-4 days. Once I hit middle/high school I think is when they started going away for a week or so since we didn’t need constant supervision.

    I remember my mom had to watch my toddler cousin while my aunt and her husband went to Hawaii for over a week and it was pretty brutal. My mom thought my cousin was way too young to be left behind for that long. It’s okay to go away for a day or two here or there but Derek and Hannah have a baby. You can’t leave them in the care for another days on end that’s just weird to me.

  13. A says:

    I’m surprised Derek and her are still together, considering his reputation. Remember when he was with Minka Kelly? LOL She apparently had bad attitude back then cause she was confident she was going to be Mrs. Jeter and we all know how that turned out.

    • Yati says:

      Omg yes minka! Lol when she had a meltdown in the airplane and he had to calm her ass down and some Tampa barista said she was snappy. She even moved to NY and Jeter did not put a ring on it. I like Hannah, although super young she knew what she wanted out of the relationship and got it.

      • A says:

        Minka is much more humble now LOL. I like Hannah too, she seems like a better choice. I’ve not heard anything shade about her.

    • BBBhill says:


      It’s interesting cause Minka has bearded a lot of guys…

  14. Claire says:

    She sounds like a good mom. I gained 50 lbs. with my first 2 pregnancies, about half of that in the last month. I was shocked when I stepped on the scale when going in for a scheduled C-section with the second one. Why do they do that?! 😅
    I was a stay-at-home mom and I ate whatever I wanted (mostly fast food, greasy stuff, it was all i wanted! And I’m normally a pretty healthy eater!)
    3rd and 4th pregnancies i only gained 30 pounds each time. I was working and busy with little ones at home. I didn’t have time to eat constantly and run to the drive-thru every time I had a craving 🤷‍♀️

  15. M says:

    She and Derek would frequent my work a lot while she was pregnant with their first. They’re both super duper down to earth and funny but I do remember seeing her and how uncomfortable she looked while pregnant. After the baby was born they stopped by and they were just like any other brand new little family, no nannies or anything, it was just the 3 of them. 🙂

    • VS says:

      There is nothing wrong with having a nanny……..I do understand that not all women can afford having one or a few. I might be reading you wrong, If I did, I apologize in advance

      Trying to be supermom, not asking for help, in the hope of being perceived as a great mom, is imo, not the way to go. I grew up around nannies; I don’t consider my mom to be less than any other mothers because she had plenty of help…….I hope some would stop with that narrative!

      • ArsenioBillingham says:

        I’d have nanny if I could.
        “I’d never get help from a nanny” “No epidural” “no television”…
        Sorry, but all that sh*t is a godsend.
        I’m not about to be impressed by people who deliberately make things harder for themselves.

      • Nicole r says:

        I think what she meant was “no nannies with them”, there is nothing wrong with a nanny (or help with kids) but many celebrities bring the nannies with them everywhere…at least that’s what I think she meant

      • M says:

        Umm never said anything was wrong with having a nanny? Defensive much? I really like Hannah and Derek, I was just commenting on how “just like us” they are in real life. Trust me, if I could afford a nanny, I’d have one too. Parenting is hard.

  16. Appalachian says:

    Why…why would anyone marry Jeter cheater herpes peter?
    Poor thing.

  17. JanetFerber says:

    Yes, I thought of this angle, too. Does this mean poor Hanah will be on medication for this for her whole life, too?