Hot Postpartum Selfies Are Latest Celebrity Trend: Why, God, Why?! (PHOTOS)

Lisa Fogarty | Feb 11, 2014 Being a Mom

We hate them. We love them. We can't help but look at them. I'm talking about celebrity post-baby photos and selfies -- you know, those super-annoying pictures that big-name women snap of themselves two weeks after giving birth that show they have zero trace of baby left on their svelte bodies. Try as we may to remind ourselves that most of these stars have a lot of time on their hands to work out -- and money in which to hire helpers galore, including nannies and personal chefs -- it's easy to forget that they are actually mere mortals, just like us. 

Depending on whom you ask, these selfies and photos can serve as inspiration for us to get off our rears and hit the gym, or they can be destructive as hell and make us feel bad about ourselves at a time in our lives when we should be feeling like superwomen. 

Here are 7 of the most impressive (and irritating) selfies from celebrities who recently gave birth. Let us know if they make you want to scream your head off or celebrate their strength and determination to get back in shape.


Image via Instagram

  • Beyonce


    Image via Tumblr

    Consider her the queen of post-baby hotness. After giving birth to Blue Ivy and gaining 57 pounds, it didn't take long before Beyonce was back in fighting shape. And she isn't shy about letting us know: her Tumblr page is pretty much a tribute to her svelte and healthy figure.

  • Kim Kardashian


    Image via Instagram

    Every time Kim Kardashian posts a selfie, she causes a huge stir. This now-infamous white bathing suit shot of her rear end, which was taken just months after the birth of baby North, shocked and even infuriated tons of people. But you've got to admit -- the girl looks good. 

  • Kim Zolciak


    Image via Instagram

    Kim Zolciak recently gave birth to twins. Pretty much the next day, the star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta let us all know she wasn't wasting any time getting back into shape -- and that she has an insane shoe collection.

  • Fergie


    Image via Instagram

    Seriously, Fergie?! High heels + disco diva dress + dancer's legs + toddler in arms = come on! Not fair! The Black Eyed Peas singer looks fantastic and totally fit. How did she do it? 

  • Jessica Simpson


    Image via Instagram

    There's no way we can hate Jessica Simpson for looking so amazing. She worked really hard and served as a perfect rep for Weight Watchers to get this figure. Plus, she took a lot of undeserved flack from the media when she didn't shape up 10 minutes after giving birth. Jess earned this photo!

  • JoAnna Garcia


    Image via Twitter

    The Reba star tweeted a photo of herself playing on the beach with her baby just six months after giving birth. She looks healthy, happy, and well relaxed.

  • Jaime King


    Image via Instagram

    Yeah, yeah, Jaime King is a former model and models are supposed to be thin, we know. But the Pearl Harbor actress still deserves credit for being brave enough to pose in skinny jeans a few months after giving birth to her son. 

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