Kelly Rowland has a simple message for all the women out there: Celebrate your bodies, regardless of their shapes.
That’s what the singer is doing in the pages of Elle — she posed nude to show off (and celebrate!) her beautiful, pregnant body.
“It’s really — I won’t say amazing — it’s Godmazing watching your body carry a human,” Rowland, who is set to welcome the baby, her first, pretty much any day now, told Elle. “I took a birthing class and I was amazed by all the things this woman was saying to me about birthing and what the body does naturally. Why wouldn’t you want to celebrate that? The body should be celebrated.”
Rowland has stayed amazingly fit throughout her pregnancy and she hasn’t been shy about the fitness regimen that has allowed her to do so: cardio, yoga and light weight training.
“To be honest, I did modify my exercise routine a bit by just listening to my body,” she said. “I would tell my trainer, ‘This move doesn’t feel right,’ and we’d modify it. I still walk two miles every day. I still work out. It’s important to me.”
But it isn’t all for looking good. Rowland explained that she worked so hard to stay fit because she believes it will make for an easier time in the delivery room.
“It’s fine to have your cravings, but I wanted an easier delivery,” she said, adding that she craved cherry pie, chocolate ice cream, peanut butter and nachos all during her pregnancy. “All the women that I’ve talked to, that have worked out, have such an easy and speedy delivery. Exercise really helps that.”
In light of celebrity nude photo hacks and domestic violence scandals that have been in the news in recent weeks, we’re so excited to see Kelly Rowland sticking up for women’s bodies and celebrating her own this way. What do you think? Tell us your take in the comments.