Between all the creams, laser treatments and cosmetic surgery options, you’d think no celebrity would ever have a reason to show them off, but some don’t even bother to hide the post pregnancy stretch marks.
Check out some of the biggest celebrities with stretch marks and find out what they had to say about keeping them after giving birth. From Angelina Jolie and Jessica Alba to Cindy Crawford and Reese Witherspoon, here are the stars who didn’t hate every change motherhood brought to their bodies.
Angelina Jolie on Pregnancy
When being pregnant with twins, the actress didn’t shy away from the full experience of motherhood. “[Pregnancy] makes me feel like a woman. It makes me feel that all the things about my body are suddenly there for a reason. It makes you feel round and supple, and to have a little life inside you is amazing,” she told People magazine.
Jessica Alba with Stretch Marks and Cellulite
One of the proud celebrities with stretch marks, Jessica Alba doesn’t even mind a little cellulite after becoming a mother. “Even though some might consider them a flaw, I’ve learned to love my stretch marks - pregnancy was the most incredible experience I’ve ever had, so I’ll take the stretch marks,” Alba told Self magazine.
Halle Berry's Stretch Marks
Keeping her body natural even before giving birth, Halle Berry exposed the stretch marks on her breasts to the camera for “Monster’s Ball” (the performance that won her an Academy Award as Best Actress). After giving birth twice, Halle Berry also has stretch marks near her hips, but she doesn’t seem interested in hiding them.
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Reese Witherspoon on Stretch Marks and Cellulite
“I am covered in stretch marks and cellulite but it doesn’t bother me at all. My body will never be the same again but I really don’t care,” Reese Witherspoon told New! Magazine after giving birth to her second child. The “Legally Blonde” star also had a third child, so it’s clear that she’s one of the celebrities with stretch marks who doesn’t think they’re that bad.
Julia Roberts' Post-Baby Belly
Another A-lister who wasn’t afraid of keeping her post-baby body, Julia Roberts doesn’t mind showing off her stretch marks on holiday, even if the paparazzi are around. She’s also a big critic of Botox, having said that “I want my kids to know when I’m happy and when I’m confounded.” With cosmetic procedures off the table, she’s still still looking great at 46, after giving birth to three kids.
In “Little Children”, Kate Winslet had some graphic scenes, but what was really surprising to many is that she’s one of the celebrities with stretch marks. The English actress is also a vocal critic of cosmetic surgery, based on the fact that it limits the range of an actor, making them the wrong choice to play a regular person on the big screen.
Cindy Crawford's Stretch Marks in Bikini
One of the biggest supermodels of the ‘90s, Cindy Crawford looks amazing at 48, but she’s not afraid to show her stretch marks. Photographed by the paparazzi while enjoying the waves in a bikini, she doesn’t seem to be any less confident because her body changed after pregnancy and birth.
Britney Spears' Stretch Marks
Even though she’s one of the celebrities with stretch marks, Britney isn’t afraid to publish untouched images of her body, so people can compare the real thing with the Photoshop fantasy. Most of the Britney Spears stretch mark pictures were taken during her concerts, when she’s always dancing her a** off without caring about how she looks.
Katie Holmes' Pregnancy Stretch Marks
Even though she’s only given birth once, to daughter Suri, Katie Holmes has stretch marks which don’t seem to affect her self esteem at all. After divorcing Tom Cruise, the actress started her own fashion line, Holmes & Yang, and is the brand ambassador and co-owner of Alterna Haircare, a high end line of caviar infused hair products.
Mariah Carey Post Baby Body
While she’s one of the celebrities with stretch marks, Mariah Carey doesn’t seem to be into them as much as other celebrity moms. In fact, she insisted on heavy airbrushing on photoshoots during her pregnancy and after. She may have lost the baby weight quickly thanks to the Jenny Craig Diet, but she couldn’t avoid the stretch marks.