Anne Hathaway Cried at the Gym -- but This Post-Baby Pic Gets the Last Laugh

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If there's one thing that's a huge no-no -- and might possibly be the thing that catches you a beat-down in the streets by a mom squad -- it's talking about a new mother's weight. (You just don't do it.) Anne Hathaway shared an embarrassing post-baby gym experience on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that was so horrifying to the first-time mama, it made her cry.


The 33-year-old actress admitted to Ellen she's taken three trips to the gym since giving birth to her son, Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman, eight weeks ago.

Feeling a wee bit nervous to pump iron among people whom she says "had too many muscles to be in The Avengers," Anne Hathaway didn't care. As she made her way to a rowing machine, you would think things were good -- including when an unnamed trainer, whom Anne playfully said looked like "Thor's trainer," came up to her. Too bad what Anne thought would be flirtatious questions (hey, you know moms are desirable) was really a setup for an encounter that would leave Mom horrified.

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Seriously, did he not get Emily Post's rundown on etiquette? (Remember, there are mom squads out there.)

As Anne tells it:

I decide that I’m going to let it drop that I’m a new mom. I’m like, 'You know, I have worked out here for a long time, but I’ve been gone because I just had a baby seven weeks ago.'

I'm expecting him to say the thing that you say when someone says that they've had a baby. Which is, 'Oh my God! You look great!' Doesn’t matter if it's true. So, I say to this guy I had a baby seven weeks ago and he goes, 'Oh, trying to lose the baby weight!'

I just mustered up my dignity and say, 'No, it's a little bit too soon to worry about weight. I'm just trying to regain my strength.' He said, 'Great' and walked away and I cried a little bit.

Um ...


Well, in this Thor-like trainer's defense, maybe he was so focused on gaining a new client that he didn't stop to think about his words -- and how they affected Anne?

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As a mother of 2- and 1-year-old kiddos, I know allll about the postpartum weight struggle. (It's too real!) Between trying to juggle your new normal and figuring out when the heck things will go back to normal, it's only natural for a new mother to have questions and battle with confidence issues.

No worries, Anne. You're doing just fine. Plus, you looked amazeballs on your recent trip down the red carpet. Hopefully you felt great, too!

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(We see you, mama! Work!)

Take that, Thor dude! (Kidding.)

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Sadly, there's no button we can turn on that offers encouragement in the post-baby department. This is one of the reasons why it's so important to keep cheering each other on our journeys. So long as you and your baby are healthy, who cares about the "snap back"?

You are fierce.

You are beautiful.

You are a mother.



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