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Blake Lively Wants People to Celebrate Post-Baby Bodies

Aug. 10, 2016

'I think a woman’s body after having a baby is pretty amazing'

Blake Lively does not care to know what you think of a woman’s body after giving birth.

During an appearance on Australian morning show Sunrise Lively, 28, tackled the issue after the interviewer complimented her bikini-ready body in her latest movie The Shallows — filmed months after Lively welcomed her first child, daughter James, now 19 months old.

“It’s so unfair though, because it’s so celebrated,” the pregnant actress said. “It’s like, this is what someone can look like after a baby. I think a woman’s body after having a baby is pretty amazing.”

Lively continued, explaining that new moms shouldn’t feel the pressure to immediately bounce back to their pre-baby body, because they’ve just created life.

“You don’t need to be Victoria’s Secret ready right away because you just did the most incredible miracle that life has to offer,” Lively added. “I mean you gave birth to a human being! So I would really like to see that celebrated.”

In April, a source close to the actress confirmed that she was expecting her second child with husband Ryan Reynolds.

“Blake is absolutely thrilled and so is Ryan,” the source added.

Nearly a month later Lively debuted her baby bump at the red carpet premiere of her new movie Café Society during the Cannes Film Festival.

This article originally appeared on People.com