To hear Queen Bey use the words “mommy pouch” when describing her post-baby tummy after having twins a little over a year ago...well...it’s everything. Beyonce’s September Vogue cover features the 36 year old with minimal makeup, looking oh-so-natural and curvier than ever. An essay, written by the singer, is included in the magazine which details her birth story and how she has learned to embrace her new curves rather than rush to the gym to erase them.
Today reports about some of the highlights from the essay that are sure to be an inspiration to moms and fans everywhere. Beyonce reveals the difficulties she experienced carrying and birthing twins Rumi and Sir. She explains, “I was 218 pounds the day I gave birth to Rumi and Sir. I was swollen from toxemia and had been on bed rest for over a month. My health and my babies’ health were in danger, so I had an emergency C-section. We spent many weeks in the NICU.”
After the birth of her and husband Jay-Z’s first baby, daughter Blue Ivy, Beyonce explains how she felt pressured to rush out to get a flat tummy and lose all the baby weight within three months. But going through a riskier pregnancy and being forced to take the time to heal has taught the mogul to be gentler to herself and learn to love the way she looks. She writes, “I was patient with myself and enjoyed my fuller curves. My kids and husband did, too. I think it’s important for women and men to see and appreciate the beauty in their natural bodies.”
Beyonce does say that tighter abs will be in her future some day explaining, “Whenever I’m ready to get a six-pack, I will go into beast zone and work my ass off until I have it.” Though she also points out that she is in absolutely no rush to tighten up any time soon. She says, “To this day my arms, shoulders, breasts and thighs are fuller. I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it. I think it’s real.” Showing off her fuller and more natural look was the aim for the Vogue cover where the singer requested to go with very minimal makeup and no wig.
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*Photo: Tyle Mitchell/Vogue*