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Beyoncé opens up about accepting her post-babies body and wow, it's relatable

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Stop what you're doing and get ready to feel a whole lot better, because Beyonce (yes, the Beyonce) has admitted she has noticed a lot of changes to her body since becoming a mum. Yep, despite being phenomenally talented, possessing supermodel looks and having amassed 116m followers on Instagram- she still has a 'mummy pouch' and is okay with that. 

During an interview with Vogue, the 36-year-old Lemonade warbler revealed how she's not after 'a six-pack' anytime soon. 

“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,” Beyoncé shared, revealing she weighed 218 lbs. the day she delivered the twins.

“Whenever I’m ready to get a six-pack, I will go into beast zone and work my ass off until I have it,” she added. “But right now, my little FUPA and I feel like we are meant to be.”

In praise of the fupa! That's 'fat upper pubic area' FYI. 

Beyoncé famously didn't give Vogue an interview the last time she did its cover, now she's just given the publication one of her most intimate yet. 

The singer is mum to Blue Ivy who's six and twins Rumi and Sir, 13 months. She also got real about the pressure new mums face around 'getting their pre-baby bodies back'. 

“After the birth of my first child, I believed in the things society said about how my body should look,” she said. “I put pressure on myself to lose all the baby weight in three months, and scheduled a small tour to assure I would do it.”


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“Looking back, that was crazy,” added the singer. “I was still breastfeeding when I performed the Revel shows in Atlantic City in 2012. After the twins, I approached things very differently.”

Beyonce spoke about needed time to 'take it easy' after delivering her babies via emergency c-section.

“I needed time to heal, to recover,” she said. “During my recovery, I gave myself self-love and self-care, and I embraced being curvier. I accepted what my body wanted to be.”

The singer also opened up about how she wants her children to be and it's incredibly inspiring. 



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She told Vogue, "It’s important to me that they see themselves as CEOs, as bosses, and that they know they can write the script for their own lives—that they can speak their minds and they have no ceiling," she said. "They don’t have to be a certain type or fit into a specific category. They don’t have to be politically correct, as long as they’re authentic, respectful, compassionate, and empathetic. They can explore any religion, fall in love with any race, and love who they want to love. I want the same things for my son. I want him to know that he can be strong and brave but that he can also be sensitive and kind. I want my son to have a high emotional IQ where he is free to be caring, truthful, and honest. It’s everything a woman wants in a man, and yet we don’t teach it to our boys."

Read Beyonce's full interview with Vogue, here. 

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  • Author: Aimee Jakes Aimee Jakes
  • Job Title: Shopping and Community Editor

Aimee is the Shopping and Community Editor at Bauer Media where she works on fitness, fashion and beauty content across a number of titles such as heat, Closer and Grazia.

Her hobbies include truffle mac and cheese, Class Pass and relentlessly checking (and scolding!) the weather app.

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