Beyonce Talks About Having a “Mommy Pouch,” Gaining Weight & Other Struggles in Vogue’s September Issue
Beyonce’s showing her boss-hood by being the first person to ever have full creative control over her cover shoot of Vogue for their September issue. Furthering her history breaking record, the photographer she chose to use, Tyler Mitchell is 23 and also the first black photographer to shoot the cover in Vogue’s 123 year history. And as usual, Beyonce has found another creative way to make an announcement. Tongues have been wagging about whether she’s pregnant again or not to which she’s responded saying she just has some left over weight from giving birth to her twins over a year ago.
“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,” she wrote. And the interesting part about her addressing rumors in Vogue is just how much of a rarity she’s made herself. I can hardly remember the last time Beyonce did a video interview. The only time anyone ever sees her is when she’s on tour. She doesn’t even do live performances anymore.
She said her twins spent “many weeks” in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) and expressed how much her husband Jay-Z was there for her. “I am proud to have been a witness to his strength and evolution as a man, a best friend, and a father. I was in survival mode and did not grasp it all until months later.”
“I gave myself self-love and self-care, and I embraced being curvier. I accepted what my body wanted to be. After six months, I started preparing for Coachella. I became vegan temporarily, gave up coffee, alcohol, and all fruit drinks. But I was patient with myself and enjoyed my fuller curves. My kids and husband did, too,” she revealed.
For her Vogue shoot she went with minimal makeup and chose to forego the hairweave for which especially during the B’Day era she became known for saying “it’s important for women and men to see and appreciate the beauty in their natural bodies.”
Beyonce’s a beautiful woman and to claim anything else is foolishness. In light of what’s happened to Demi Lovato OD’ing and K-Michelle having to have surgery to remove her butt implants and sitting on national television connected to an IV drip in rehearsal because they were ruining her health, self love is of the utmost importance.
“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,” she confessed.
‘Whenever I’m ready to get a six-pack, I will go into beast zone and work my ass off until I have it. But right now, my little FUPA (fat upper pubic area) and I feel like we are meant to be.’
Beyonce just celebrated a decade of marriage to rapper Jay-Z and if she had listened to fans and critics she wouldn’t have made it that long but she equates the process to going to “hell and back.”
“There are many shades on every journey. Nothing is black or white. I’ve been through hell and back, and I’m grateful for every scar. I have experienced betrayals and heartbreaks in many forms.”
“I have had disappointments in business partnerships as well as personal ones, and they all left me feeling neglected, lost, and vulnerable. Through it all I have learned to laugh and cry and grow.”
“I look at the woman I was in my 20s and I see a young lady growing into confidence but intent on pleasing everyone around her. I now feel so much more beautiful, so much sexier, so much more interesting. And so much more powerful.”
Bey even revealed her ancestry and that her ancestors include a slave owner who married their slave. “I come from a lineage of broken male-female relationships, abuse of power, and mistrust. Only when I saw that clearly was I able to resolve those conflicts in my own relationship.”
“I researched my ancestry recently and learned that I come from a slave owner who fell in love with and married a slave,” she wrote.
“I had to process that revelation over time. I questioned what it meant and tried to put it into perspective. I now believe it’s why God blessed me with my twins. Male and female energy was able to coexist and grow in my blood for the first time.”
“I pray that I am able to break the generational curses in my family and that my children will have less complicated lives.” That would also explain why she chose to stay with her husband to keep from putting her children through any of the broken home drama. It’s hard to not admit that Beyonce has done a good job of being an example from her business ventures, balancing her family life and staying sane along the way, something we all know is difficult to do in this industry.
Glitzers, take a look at Beyonce’s September Vogue spread below:
Photo Credit: Vogue
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