Okay, it’s time for us to admit it: We’ve been a little hard on Kylie Jenner. Not that we were at all on board with the body-shamers who called her “plastic.” It’s just…she’s a super (super) privileged mom with a ton of wealth and resources and help and childcare and honestly we wish we could borrow a little. Just saying. Plus, she’s part of the Kardashian clan, for crissakes! And it’s not like those folks have always been models of honest authenticity.
But today, we’re pedaling back, because Jenner just shared a photo of her stretched-out postpartum boobs, and it was possibly the first time we ever looked at a pic of Kylie “I Look Perfect All the Time” Jenner and thought, Me, too, girl.
And we’re not the only ones who immediately noticed this Photoshop fiend leaving something unedited for once. Jenner’s fans were all over this post, and with nothing but support (and, honestly, relief that Jenner is, after all, a human mother with a postpartum body!)
— fer (@kylieIands) May 11, 2020
just saw stretch marks on Kylie’s boobs and idk why but i loved it.♥️♥️
— mwedzi. (@waduhh_x) May 11, 2020
The relief is real, since plenty of fans have long been wondering how Kylie made it through pregnancy without any stretch marks. And now, we suppose, we have our answer: Photoshop. There ya go.
So Kylie Jenner didn’t gain 1 stretch mark after being pregnant. I even SMELL a maccies and I look like a fucking zebra
— 𝚔𝚎𝚗𝚗𝚎𝚍𝚢🦋🌈 (@wtf_kenb) February 4, 2018
kylie’s keeping the pregnancy a secret bc she got a stretch mark
— ☻ (@tpierre_) January 22, 2018
We don’t actually think she kept her pregnancy a secret because of stretch marks, btw. In fact, going so secret with her pregnancy may have just been the beginning of an overall brand-move for Jenner towards greater privacy as well authenticity — finding the balance instead of having her whole life be in the spotlight and polished (ie Photoshopped) to perfection.
“I’m sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions,” Jenner wrote on Instagram of her pregancy with Stormi. “I understand you’re used to me bringing you along on all my journeys. My pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world. I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress free, and healthy way I knew how… I appreciate my friends and especially my family for helping me make this special moment as private as we could.”
Hey, a Kardashian spending months out of the spotlight, plus sharing stretch marks captured on camera? We’d call both of these moves progress.
Here are more celebrity moms who are proud of their postpartum bodies.