'There's no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy': Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway attends the premiere of Disney's 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' at the El Capitan Theatre in May, two ...
Anne Hathaway attends the premiere of Disney's 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' at the El Capitan Theatre in May, two months after giving birth. Photo: Getty Images

In a world of post-baby body magazine covers, it's nice to know one actor is keeping things real.

Anne Hathaway has taken to Instagram to share a body-positive message about her life after giving birth.

The new mum, who gave birth to son Jonathan in March, shared a picture of jeans she had recently cut into long shorts as, she told her 5.3 million followers, her shorts from the previous summer no longer fit.

"There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever)," Hathaway captioned the image. 

"There is no shame if it takes longer than you think it will to lose the weight (if you want to lose it at all). There is no shame in finally breaking down and making your own jean shorts because last summer's are just too dang short for this summer's thighs." 

The Dark Night Rises actor went on to write, "Bodies change. Bodies grow. Bodies shrink. It's all love (don't let anyone tell you otherwise)", using the hashtags, "#noshame" and "#lovewhatyouhavebeengiven".

Hathaway and husband Adam Shulman welcomed son Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman on March 24 in Los Angeles.

The couple, who married in September 2012, kept the pregnancy relatively under wraps.

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They did not confirm they were expecting until Hathaway was in her third trimester and posted a picture of her baby bump to her Instagram account after spotting paparazzi trying to take pictures of her in a bikini while on holiday.

"So, posting a bikini pic is a little out of character for me, but just now while I was at the beach I noticed I was being photographed," she wrote. 

"I figure if this kind of photo is going to be out in the world it should at least be an image that makes me happy (and be one that was taken with my consent. And with a filter)."

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