The Hills’ Whitney Port Cries Over ‘Passive-Aggressive’ Mom Bullies in New Video: ‘I Take It Personally’


Not having it. Whitney Port spoke out against “passive-aggressive” mom bullies after she was blown off at a Tuesday, March 26, event for new mothers.

Whitney Port Cries Mom Bullying
Whitney Port.

“They were just trying to back out of the conversation as quickly as they possibly could,” the Hills alum, 34, said of a pair of women in a Thursday, March 28, YouTube video. “I don’t know whether they’re embarrassed by me or just think I’m trashy or cheesy, but this is the vibe that I’m getting, and it does not make me feel good about myself. … [It] chips away at my self-esteem.”

She added: “It’s especially hard when you’re a new mother and you really want to put yourself out there because this is the time to make lifelong relationships.”

Whitney Port Cries Mom Bullying
Sonny Sanford Rosenman and Whitney Port attend the Biossance’s Miracle on Melrose at the Melrose Farmer’s Market on December 16, 2018 in Los Angeles. Vivien Killilea/Getty Images

The reality star acknowledged that her perception of the interactions may also be part of the issue.

“I think I just have to be more confident … and know that the reason why these girls aren’t being super nice is not my problem, it’s theirs,” she said. “I just have to keep telling myself that and stop telling myself this narrative that’s maybe not true … that you’re awkward. … I think the problem is that I’m bullying myself.”

But if she did have a chance to speak to the women who made her feel insecure, the True Whit author said she’d tell them, “You hurt my feelings. It’s so silly because it’s so easy to be nice to people. … It would be so much easier to just, like, look at me and smile. Whatever.”

The reality star married Tim Rosenman in 2015, and they welcomed their first child together, Sonny, in July 2017.

In April 2018, Port told Us Weekly exclusively that her relationship with her husband requires more work after their son’s birth.

“I think you just have to put in a little bit more effort to make sure that you’re on the same page in life,” she told Us at the time. “It’s just about making more effort to be there for each other emotionally and physically.”

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