This month on the April cover of Shape magazine, Olivia Wilde wrote her own profile, like a boss, and talked about her new mom body, like a boss, and how it hasn’t been like this since she discovered pot, like a stoned boss.
“I am not in perfect shape. In fact, I’m softer than I’ve ever been, including that unfortunate semester in high school when I simultaneously discovered Krispy Kreme and pot,” she wrote. “The photos of me in this magazine have been generously constructed to show my best angles, and I assure you, good lighting has been warmly embraced. The truth is, I’m a mother, and I look like one.”
This is so rare for a celebrity to admit that it’s practically revolutionary. And she went on!
I believe in a world where mothers are not expected to shed any physical evidence of their child-bearing experience. In that same world I believe there is space for exercise to be as much a gift to your brain as it is your body. I don’t want to waste my time striving for some subjective definition of perfection. I’d rather rebuild my strength while dancing my ass off…literally.
It’s no secret that “How She Lost a Kazillion Pounds of Baby Weight in 10 Minutes and You Can Too (Probably Not Though!)” covers are a big seller, with tons of celebs buying in to the notion that they need to get immediately back to perfect when that’s just not realistic for most of us. So to hear Wilde admit that and speak so openly, it’s just great. Is she taking best friend applications? Where do we sign?
She also talked about post-baby vagina, which is a thing NO ONE warns you about, so Wilde took one for the team and is letting you in on the biggest, worst post-baby secret: that your vag needs a good ice-down.
First of all, you haven’t seen your vagina in months, even though it’s all her fault you’re in this situation. Now that you can finally confirm that she is, in fact, still there, she isn’t the gal that you remember, and would rather you back off and give her some space (and an ice diaper) for the time being, thank you very much.
This whole interview gets a big, icy slow clap.
We’ve always thought Wilde was a boss. Check out this vintage interview with her Drinking Buddies co-star Jake Johnson.
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