Jennifer Love Hewitt gave birth about four months ago, and just launched a line of maternity clothes for A Pea in the Pod. The perfect opportunity to ask her about her body.
Brett Malec of E! Online asked Hewitt about her post-baby body; she replied, "I'm still in a lot of my pregnancy clothes and there is just where I feel good right now. Everything hasn't returned back to where I want it to be and put on my other clothes and feel good about that." She added: " I have a girl so I want her to see some day why her mom has good self-esteem and good body issues."
Hewitt is no stranger to discussions about her body; back in 2007, after photographs of her backside in a bikini were called "fat" and "huge," she fired back, saying that she loves her body, and "I've sat by in silence for a long time now about the way women's bodies are constantly scrutinized. To set the record straight, I'm not upset for me, but for all of the girls out there that are struggling with their body image. A size 2 is not fat! Nor will it ever be. And being a size 0 doesn't make you beautiful." Seven years later, she's still fighting; although when she told E! about it, she managed to tie in her new clothing line:
"We're sort of in this odd time in our society right now where women are not being nice to each other… We've got a lot of reality stuff where people being mean to each other and, fashion-wise, people are talking bad about each other. I thought, 'What a beautiful place to put my energy?' Make a line for women, by a woman, who actually wants them to feel great and feel beautiful and look fantastic and look better than everyone walking around, especially at a time when you cannot feel very good about yourself."
Admirable, to be sure. Although it sucks that Hewitt still has to answer questions about her body. Here's a better question for Ms. Hewitt: Women are not being nice to each other right now? As opposed to…