On Friday (April 2), Maren Morris snapped back at the societal expectation to “snap back” to the body she had before giving birth to her son.
“The Bones” singer posted two pictures of herself to social media: lounging on her bed wearing a nude-colored bra and underwear set in the first and then changing into gym clothes before working out in the kitchen in the second.
“Am never saying ‘trying to get my body back’ again,” Morris wrote in the caption. “No one took it, i didn’t lose it like a set of keys. the pressure we put on mothers to ‘snap back’ is insurmountable and deeply troublesome. You are and always were a f—ing bada–. and yeah, I’m proud.”
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Ruby Amanfu commented underneath Morris’ post, “Tell. Them. Those ignorant attitudes need to SNAP BACK into reality. A goddess is a goddess is A GODDESS. #LessonNumber1.”
The 30-year-old country singer and her husband, Ryan Hurd, welcomed their first child on May 23, 2020. Morris has constantly championed pregnant women and mothers to love their bodies and not feel bogged down by them, especially when she performed at the Houston Rodeo while nine months pregnant last March. When she was eight months pregnant, the “GIRL” artist shared another workout picture on her Instagram Story and got down to some “real talk.”
“I’m nearing the end of my pregnancy journey and have worked out with @erinoprea and tried to eat relatively clean throughout. I’m 5’1 and have gained 40lbs, and I wouldn’t change a thing,” she wrote. “Even with the lower back pain and my anemia-prone BS, I have really enjoyed being pregnant.”
In September, the singer opened up about her battle with postpartum depression four months after giving birth in an interview with CBS This Morning. “I’m kind of coming through the tunnel now,” she said. “You’re trying to become a new mother and good parent and do everything right and you just feel like you suck at every level.”
Read Morris’ latest candid message below.