Hilary Duff is no stranger to getting completely candid about the struggles of being a mom: She's opened up about having a "hard as hell" pregnancy, shared her method for dealing with mommy-shamers, and shut down the Internet trolls who criticized her version of a "mom bod." But Duff's most recent Instagram tops them all.
Last month, a shot of Rachel McAdams posing for Girls. Girls. Girls. wearing Versace and her breast pump went viral. McAdams was praised by the Internet and heralded as a "true queen" for this empowering moment for moms everywhere.
So on Friday, Duff—who welcomed her second child last October—decided to get in on the fun and recreate McAdams' iconic pic. She wasn't decked out in couture, either; instead Duff's pic featured her in a shower cap, coat, and white button-down top on her couch—along with a breast pump. She captioned the photo, "Am I doing this right?"
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and in this case, they're totally right: The more celebrities normalize breast pumps and the journey mothers go through, the better.
Banks Violet Blair, who arrived October 25, 2018, is Duff's first child with boyfriend Matthew Koma. Her son, Luca, is from her previous marriage to Mike Comrie. During her pregnancy with Banks, she also took to Instagram to shed light on the difficulties of pregnancy.
"Man…pregnancy is hard," Duff wrote. "Giving love to all mamas who make it look effortless…. This journey is hard as hell and also incredibly special. Lovely to have a little life inside and to day dream of all the new adventures to come buuuut almost impossible to get my own shoes on..sick of getting up 9 times a night to pee and looking at this weird body in the mirror that is not my own at the moment. Women are so bad ass, this was just a note to remind myself and remind others how’s strong and beautiful you are! WE GOT THIS."
Here's to seeing more of our female celebrities getting refreshingly honest about motherhood in 2019.
Published at Sat, 05 Jan 2019 16:11:32 +0000