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Angelina Jolie

October 13, 2008

I have seen this stunningly peaceful photograph of Angelina all over the net recently, but had not gotten around to reading the article until a reader prompted me. I found this beautiful quote within,


‘I’m with a man who’s evolved enough to look at my body and see it as more beautiful, because of the journey it has taken and what it has created,’ she says.

‘He genuinely sees it that way. So I genuinely feel even sexier.’

Thanks, Christina, for the link!

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22 Responses to “Angelina Jolie”

  1. Lela Says:
    October 14th, 2008 at 4:20 am

    Except that didn’t she go and immediately have a tummy tuck after the birth of her twins?

    So much for body acceptance.

    I’m sorry but I’m tired of perfectly made-up celebrities who wear a size 0 extoll the virtues of ‘being natural’ and ‘acceptance of one’s body’

    Blech

  2. twinmom Says:
    October 14th, 2008 at 7:40 am

    You do know she had a “mommy tuck” as she called it, right after the birth of her twins? Or so the gossip rags say.

  3. Bonnie (SOAM) Says:
    October 14th, 2008 at 9:39 am

    No, I had no idea. I don’t follow the celebrities much.

    Even still, I think that the entire body changes – the very shape. Perhaps it is more than her tummy that concerns her?

    Although, I agree that puts her comments in a different light.

  4. Stephanie Says:
    October 14th, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Find me a doctor who would agree to perform a tummy tuck on a woman before her uterus has even contracted back down to normal size. Just because she doesn’t want the world to see he bare belly after twins, and wears shaping undergarments for premiers DOES NOT mean she had a tummy tuck. Please do not post false accusations in comments. Her quote made her one of you…but why so quick to push her back out of the “real mommies” club?

  5. Ashley Says:
    October 14th, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    I don’t know why those comments made me so angry. It’s none of your business what she does or does not do to her body. The photograph is beautiful.
    I want to say it’s the first time a major magazine has ever published a photo of a breastfeeding mother on its cover. Congratulations to their family You would be so blessed. Stop being jealous and focus on the positive.

  6. Bonnie (SOAM) Says:
    October 14th, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Wow, Ashley, really? I had no idea.

  7. *N* Says:
    October 14th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    i dont think shes had a tummy tuck…only bc i have never heard of being able to get a tummy tuck before your uterus has contracted…how can you ?…

  8. Stephanie Says:
    October 14th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    No I agree with Ashley, those 2 previous comments made me angry too! Someone read something in a tabloid and use it to discredit someone the first chance they get. Insecurity really isn’t flattering.

  9. Shealene Says:
    October 14th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    It doesn’t matter if she’s had a tummy tuck or not, she still seems like a pretty dedicated mother. And even for all the women on this site that say they’re pround of their stretch marks and all that, it doesn’t mean that they’re still not a little insecure. You can still have days when you feel sexy, but be insecure.

  10. Because Says:
    October 14th, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    I think she’s just attention-whoring. Do you think that she’d be doing this if she gained lots of weight (didn’t lose it), had lots of stretch marks, etc.? Didn’t think so. It’s easy to say “I’m sexier” when you *know* you look the way you’re supposed to according to the media.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if she got a tummy tuck (wouldn’t blame her either). You kind of have to look good if people are always taking pictures of you.

  11. Civchic Says:
    October 15th, 2008 at 7:24 am

    I think she’s beautiful and that’s a wonderful picture of her – it shows that she is truly beautiful, in fact more so, even without makeup and fancy clothes.

    It makes me sad that women are so quick to cut up those more fortunate than ourselves. Why don’t we cheer for her that she’s been so lucky to have all her success and beauty and fortune? I’m pretty certain that she would not be able to have had a tummy tuck so soon, and even if she does I would not begrudge her that desire.

  12. tinifer Says:
    October 15th, 2008 at 7:40 am

    Bonnie,
    When I originally sent you the link to the interview, I had no idea there would be women who were actually seemingly disgusted with it. Here’s my take. I’ve never thought Angelina was what most people make of her. This was the first picture of her that actually made me go ,wow. She seems to do a lot more than many people in her business and for that I commend her. Now as far as her body, here’ my view. Whether or not she had work done after her children (and yes, a woman in her line of work is going to have to do things a little differently than the common folk) she has changed physically, there is no getting around that. Perhaps, like the rest of us, that depresses her to a certain extent, but she, like the rest of us, is dealing. She is trying to wake up on the other side of having her once perfectly petite, plastic enhanced body, changed forever and find some peace in it. Her comment about her husband is so much like many of those I’ve read right here. The fact that she is breast feeding those little people deserves a shout of praise. The fact that she came out, in public, on a magazine cover, and said that her body is changed and that she is okay with that, that should be a blessing to all of us….anyone with half a brain knows that the next time we see her on a magazine or movie she will be made up, brushed up, “fixed” and “re-fixed”, but that is the name of the hollywood game. When she is alone and gets undressed, she, like the rest of us, has to look in the mirror and choose to smile with contentment or grimace in disgust. So, in parting, I say, I am simply thrilled that she made the comments she did, in the light that she did and God bless those three little fingers reaching up to their mama. She’s got a very BIG job in raising those babies.

  13. Lela Says:
    October 15th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    My comment was negative because I am tired of celebrity culture and model/actresses being held up as, well, models for us all; how we should look, what we should buy and what we should think.

    While tinifer’s (very articulate) comments above are certainly accurate, I still have to disagree that a woman who is painfully thin and usually shown after hours of makeup and hair and lighting and airbrushing should be our model of ‘body acceptance’

    Show me a real body. Thanks. Like you usually do here, Bonnie.

    Thanks

  14. cj Says:
    October 17th, 2008 at 5:57 am

    First of all, Brad Pitt is not her husband. They aren’t married. Second, they have talked about having more children so it would be a defeating purpose to get a tummy tuck at this stage in the game.
    This photo of her is beautiful. It’s strikingly beautiful.
    I too have a husband who views my body the way she says her “man” does, and I have come to appreciate my body the way she does…I kept my babies alive with the breasts that God gave me, until they could eat solid food. My body carried life,gave life, nurtured life and lives life.

    Things change. My husband loves my womanly body and the magic it created. He is a real man who appreciates real women. ALSO, I’ve heard more men talk about how hot moms are than how hot some stupid little temptress whose never walked the road to motherhood is. Those days are fleeting. Birthing children is an honor. That’s a real woman. AND THAT’S HOT!

  15. cj Says:
    October 17th, 2008 at 6:00 am

    I realized when I said, “birthing children is an honor. That’s a real woman.” I didn’t mean to exclude women who are unable to birth children, I just meant MOMS are hot. This is all in reference to women who birth babies and have the battle scars to prove it.

  16. Natalie Says:
    October 17th, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    For the purposes of this blog, she is not airbrushed or made up in that photo. She’s at home nursing her baby. She is more beautiful in that photo than she is on any red carpet.

    So they aren’t married. So what. Neither is my sister and her wife and that doesn’t make them any less a couple bound by heart and children.

    Shame on you nay-sayers.

  17. No Says:
    October 19th, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Just because she doesn’t look the way she does in normal popular magazines, doesn’t mean she’s not computer enhanced in any way, shape, or form.

  18. MilkMama Says:
    October 22nd, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Wow! That’s amazing!!!

  19. UM Says:
    October 26th, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Of course she’s been airbrushed and made up! Just because the picture was “private” doesn’t mean the woman doesn’t know how to make up and light herself (after years in show business no less). And of course the magazine is still going to airbrush it!

  20. Olivia Says:
    January 5th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    The comment “that’s a real woman. AND THAT’S HOT” made me tear up a little bit. I haven’t yet given birth (and am not currently pregnant either- misscarried in August) but I think pregnancy, giving birth and motherhood in general are the most beautiful, brave and empowering things anyone could ever do.
    I admire Angelina Jolie not only for being so proud of her body when she was pregnant but also because there probably aren’t that many women who are brave enough to have a picture of themself breastfeeding on the front of an international magazine. She looks beautiful and it’s things like this that make me so proud to be a woman.

  21. Natalie Says:
    January 6th, 2009 at 7:43 am

    We all have moments when we look this beautiful, we just may not have someone capturing it with a really good camera in really good lighting!! We know we do because we feel it when we feed our children and look at them feeding peacefully.

  22. Jade Says:
    March 26th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    She may have had a ‘tummy tuck’, I don’t know. But it isn’t just about how she feels about her body but looking good is neccesary for her job.

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