Posting post-baby snapbacks have become all the norm in Hollywood. Fans are often blown away at how fast many famous women jump back into having flat and toned tummies so quickly after childbirth.
However, How to Get Away With Murder actress Aja Naomi King kept it all the way real when sharing a photo of her “gorgeous” all-natural post-baby body. The 36-year-old took to Instagram on Sunday to share a transparent photo that celebrated her entering motherhood.
“No, this is not a pregnancy Before picture. This is the After. After days of labor. After experiencing what felt like my insides being ripped apart, no lie,” she captioned a makeup and filter-free post-baby photo slide. “After experiencing the unimaginable beauty of childbirth, this is what is left behind. This Gorgeous Body,’ she added.
She shared the post as a celebration of her becoming a new mom and promoting body positivity for other women who might feel pressure to hide their healing bodies after welcoming a child.
“So in celebration of myself and my body for “Doing the Damn Thing,” I wanted to share this photo,” she continued. “No make-up, no editing, no filters (and you know I love a filter!)…Just Me…a woman in awe of her Body and her Baby!”
Her husband, Dan King, followed up her announcement by sharing the first photo of their son.
“Whoop, there he is,” he captioned the adorable father-son photo.
Back in March, the Birth of A Nation actress first revealed that she was pregnant with her first child after previously suffering two miscarriages.
“This is my beautiful little rainbow baby. I’ve been so deeply moved by the women who have openly shared their miscarriages. It brought me solace in a time that was incredibly painful to know I wasn’t alone,” she revealed in the lengthy caption. “I suffered two miscarriages, and even now, trying to capture what it felt like in words is simply absurd to me because I will never have language enough for it.”