Sometimes in this crazy world of celebrity, it’s easy to forget just how unrealistic most of their lives are — and nothing more so when it comes to the “our baby joy” photoshoot. Over the years, we’ve become so used to being spoon-fed images of a perfectly made-up showbiz mom, with gorgeous hair and flattering lighting, we’ve forgotten what’s actually the reality of having a baby. And the rest of us with kids — who love it, don’t get us wrong — look at our uncombed hair, vomiting child and stained joggers and wonder where it all went wrong.
And this is why Minnie Driver deserves a bloody medal. The British actress and singer, who gave birth to baby Henry last month, has sideswiped the usual celeb hoo-ha and resisted signing up for the predictable photoshoot of perfection. Instead, she posted a totally adorable photo on her MySpace page of her and her four-week-old son. Naturally, Henry’s a total cutie, but Minnie looks fantastic. She’s not got a scrap of makeup on, that blue T-shirt has definitely seen better days, and her hair is crying out for some serum. But that’s why it’s perfect — Minnie looks like a real mom who actually knows what’s most important. You totally rock, Minnie!