On Thursday’s episode of “The Real,” co-host Tamera Mowry-Housley shared her opinion about new moms getting makeovers.
The topic came up during the daytime TV show’s “Girl Chat” segment.
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Co-host Jeanni Mai started the conversation by referencing an article that claims it’s offensive to ask new moms to try getting a makeover or certain cosmetic procedures. Mai then asked Mowry-Housley, a mother of two, to share her opinion.
“I think that if you want to have a mommy makeover because it’s going to make you feel good and be confident in yourself, why not? Go ahead and do it. But at the same time, make sure you’re not being pressured into, you know, doing it.”
She talked about how society places new mothers under pressure to be their old selves and how she feels it’s not completely possible.
The “Sister, Sister” actress said:
“Because the reality is I do feel like the world does pressure new moms to be that person that they were before they gave birth mentally, physically, and spiritually. The reality is you’re never going to be that person. I don’t care how many times you work out, there’s going to be something that reminds you that you just have given birth, whether it’s a little stretch mark or just a little, you know, loose skin. Some people have a little bit more, like me, and other people, you know, don’t.”
Despite these changes, Mowry-Housley says she doesn’t want to be the person she was before she had her children.
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“I’ve evolved. I’m a better version of myself after I had my children. And if I want some abs, you know, I’m working on it right now, I’m going to take my damn time. I’m not going to do it because, you know, they want me to, so that I can be seen as gorgeous or beautiful. I’m going to focus on my children and my character, who I am as a human being.”
The clip of Mowry-Housley sharing her opinion has been posted on “The Real” Instagram account. Fans commented in support of the co-host’s perspective.
One user wrote:
Preach on @tameramowrytwo ??????????! Loved everything you absolutely said ❤️
@tameramowrytwo thank you so much for speaking for us Mom’s that got a little extra going on with our bodies…I grew up a skinny kid and I started gaining weight after I had my kids? I’m learning how to love me first so I can be a better mom and wife…Like you I feel like I’m evolving, I have to keep reminding myself that I am like a fine wine ? I get better with age ?
One viewer expressed similar frustration about the pressure placed on moms.
YESSS TAMERA!! I agree with this 1000%. I’m sick of the media glorifying moms who “snapped back” 2hrs after giving birth ?. The fact that she just brought in a new life is HUGE, don’t ever put a women down just because she hasn’t “snapped back”.
Some even feel like Mowry-Housely helped them by sharing her thoughts.
A fan wrote:
Looove Tamera! So down to earth! This helped me???
One mom commented:
This spoke to me on so many levels! Slowly working to get back in shape, but am so much happier with who I am as a person on the inside since having my baby ❤️❤️ I’ll take the body changes all day!!!
As Dearly reported, Mowry-Housley recently made news after posting a photo with her husband promoting the new interracial couple emojis.