Mindy Kaling Rocks “Maternity Jeans” & Admits Not Being “Body Confident” Postpartum

“‘Postpartum pandemic fabulous’ is what I like to call it.”

Body image issues are a concern that a lot of people face, especially women, who are often expected to fit into an “ideal” frame. However, braving these inner demons, Mindy Kaling opened about her postpartum fears.

The 41-year-old actress, during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in October, shocked her fans when she revealed that she welcomed her son, Spencer.

“I’m telling it for the first time now, it feels so strange. But I gave birth to a baby boy on September 3,” Mindy Kaling told the late-night host.

However, last week, Kaling admitted in a candid Instagram post that she struggled with her body image during the photoshoot for Vogue India‘s December issue, which took place just six weeks after giving birth to Spencer.

“I was so excited to be asked to be the cover of @vogueindia’s December issue but seriously nervous because I would have to shoot it six weeks after giving birth to my son Spencer. I was not feeling body confident, and even considered saying no,” Kaling wrote.

Continuing further, the Emmy nominee said that she fought her inner demons and decided to go through with the photoshoot.

“@katiegreenthal and Vogue surrounded me with talented and wonderful people, and now I’m thrilled I have these photos as a memento of this very specific time in my life,” Kaling said. “‘Postpartum pandemic fabulous’ is what I like to call it.”

And now, the actress has shared a cute Instagram post where she is seen embracing her postpartum body. 

“Here’s to still rocking maternity jeans,” Mindy Kaling captioned the video.

With comment section flooded with fans showing Mindy their love, Kaling’s former ‘The Office’ costar Jenna Fischer commented on the post, writing, “All jeans should be designed this way. It’s the best.”

Currently, Mindy Kaling has her schedule packed with back-to-back projects. While she’s on her new mama duties, Mindy is also enjoying the work that she is getting.

Mindy recently launched her third book, Nothing Like I Imagined, and then came the announcement of her new film (as yet untitled) with actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and her recruitment to write the sequel of Legally Blonde 3

If that’s all you thought, then wait for more. The bestselling author Jennifer Weiner also announced that Mindy Kaling is going to star in and produce an adaptation of her novel Good in Bed.

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