Actress Salma Hayek has described her heavily pregnant body as “completely disfigured”.
Salma Hayek, now 46, gained 50 lbs before giving birth to her daughter Valentina in 2007 and tells Glamour magazine’s Glam Belleza Latina it changed the way she views herself.
The Mexican actress, who moved to the US in 1991, told the publication: “I gained so much weight, I got an opportunity to see myself completely disfigured in many different ways – for a very good reason – and I don’t regret it for a second.
“That’s when I started appreciating my body. The things that I used to criticize, they were not that bad after all.”
Salma Hayek gained 50 lbs before giving birth to her daughter Valentina in 2007
Of regaining her pre-pregnancy body, she said with a laugh: “I did get it back, shockingly.”
Salma Hayek said that like many women, she’s struggled with her self-image: “We’ve got to fight for our confidence every day in modern life because we live in a society that is very harsh to women.
“You have to be smart and successful and a good mother and beautiful and young and skinny forever.”
The actress, who is married French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, now stays in shape with the help of juices and even has her own detox drink programe, Cooler Cleanse.
“My favorite is the green one,” Salma Hayek says, referring a spinach, kale, and celery blend.
“If I had to eat all those vegetables, it would be a drag. But in the juice, they taste really good.”
Salma Hayek is currently promoting the July 12 release of Grown Ups 2, which also stars Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.
Kim Kardashian showed off her blossoming baby bump in a bikini during a recently family holiday to Greece.
Kim Kardashian, 32, displayed her curvy frame in a burgundy two piece in a photograph featured on the cover of this week’s issue of Us Weekly.
“Kim is feeling very confident in her body,” a source, who spent time on the Greek islands with the Kardahians, told Us Weekly.
“She had no second thoughts about wearing bikinis on the trip.
“Three months ago she just wanted to have the baby and be done. Now she is feeling more feminine and more maternal.”
Kim Kardashian has been plagued by Internet trolls and critics of her pregnancy weight gain – she recently admitted she has trouble finding flattering clothes for her figure.
“I’ve gotten wider but my belly hasn’t popped yet,” she blogged back in March.
Kim Kardashian shows off her blossoming baby bump in a bikini as she proves fat critics wrong
“So I struggle finding things that don’t make me look heavy.”
Kim Kardashian has previously acknowledged her body changes have been “hard to accept”, and a source told the magazine that the stinging criticism had prompted her to swap her favorite clinging clothes for looser ensembles.
Focused on staying in shape throughout her pregnancy, Kim Kardashian has ensured she’s made time for regular exercise with celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson.
“Kim is working hard but listening to her body,” Tracy Anderson told Us weekly.
“We focus mainly on her arms and legs, training one hour four times a week, depending on how she feels.”
Meanwhile, the reality star’s mother Kris Jenner also revealed Kim is in a good place with her first pregnancy.
“She’s just embracing the whole thing,” Kris Jenner told Us Weekly.
“It just makes me very proud. She’s happier than she’s ever been.”
Kim Kardashian is in the third trimester of her pregnancy – she and boyfriend Kanye West are expecting their first baby in the summer.
However, the source said that Kim Kardashian has a “high pain threshold” and is not worried about childbirth.
“Kim is not scared at all and has no fears,” the insider said, adding that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will definitely not be airing footage from the birth on E!
And although Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have spent a great deal of time apart recently due to work commitments, things are said to be going better than ever in their relationship.
“They talk 100 times a day,” said a friend.
“They never let more than two weeks go by without seeing each other.”
In fact, Kanye West is said to have spent a substantial amount of time on creating a nursery for the new arrival at his Paris pad – Kim Kardashian left her family in Greece to jet in to the French capital to check it out for herself.
“They have a huge apartment there,” said a source.
“She wanted to check on the place because Kanye has been busy making the cutest baby room.”