Ali Fedotowsky proudly shared three photos of her post-baby bikini body on Monday, July 16. But the 33-year-old, who gave birth to her second child seven weeks ago, admitted she almost kept the snaps to herself. In the end, the season 6 Bachelorette decided to put her vanity aside.
Fedotowsky tells Us Weekly online followers kept commenting on how she had seemingly “bounced back” after giving birth. “I kept telling them that wasn’t the case with me and that I was just good at picking out clothes that flattered my figure and hid my tummy,” she revealed to Us. “I didn’t want to be showing an unrealistic depiction of what my post-pregnancy body looks like.”
The series of Instagram photos show the TV personality in swimsuits from Lilly & Lime. In one image she is seen grabbing the skin around her stomach that she described in the caption as “loose and stretched out.”
“I’m 15 lbs heavier than I used to be,” Fedotowsky wrote on Instagram. “And my cup size has grown quite significantly.”
In a follow-up post on her blog Aliluvs published on Monday, the mother of two noted that she has been inundated with compliments about how she seemingly “bounced back” to her pre-pregnancy shape. Wrote Fedotowsky: “While I appreciate the positive comments . . . I’m just good at picking out clothes that flatter my body and hide my tummy.”
But the star’s days of hiding are over. Now when Fedotowsky looks in the mirror she sees a body that is “beautiful, strong and loved.”
The response to the pictures has been overwhelming. As she gushed on Instagram Story: “You guys have me legit ugly crying right now! Happy tears.”
Fedotowsky and her husband, Kevin Manno, welcomed their son, Riley, on May 24. He joined big sister, Molly, 2.
With reporting by Jen Peros.
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