Vanessa Williams is speaking out about the pressure that new moms face to get back into shape after giving birth. The mother of four tells the ‘Closer’ that her experience with weight loss after having kids differs from what women face today.
“When I had a child, I gave myself nine months to get back in shape because it took me nine months to gain the weight,” says Williams. “I think the pressure now is ridiculous. What’s in the magazines are all airbrushed, everyone is dieting like crazy, taking pictures and altering them.”
The star further explains, “My youngest is 14 and she’s right in the thick of image and pressure and trying to look like people that are featured in magazines and it’s unrealistic, unfair and damaging.”
So just what do Vanessa and her daughter do to stay in shape? “I try to do something everyday, whether it’s taking a class or jumping on the treadmill. Also, yoga, just trying to keep moving for sure.”
Vanessa Williams is the proud mother of three girls and one boy. Sasha, the star’s youngest child, is Vanessa’s daughter with former NBA player Rick Fox.