Kourtney Kardashian’s Carefree Response To All The Brutal Criticism Over Her Latest Pregnancy Photos Is Further Proof That She’s More Relaxed Than Ever This Time Around
On June 17, Kourtney Kardashian revealed that she’s pregnant.
“Having a partner who’s so supportive of me and always complimenting me no matter what, it’s just helped me to really embrace the changes — and actually to the point where I love the changes now,” she said.
For context, Kourt, 44, has repeatedly expressed how much happier she is in life not only since she and Travis got together, but also since she shifted her priorities to focus more on her kids and less on work back in 2017, on the advice of a therapist. Kourt shares three kids — Mason, Penelope, and Reign — with her ex-boyfriend, Scott Disick.
After giving birth, Kourtney was no stranger to posing on the cover of magazines with headlines promoting her “post-baby weight loss.”
It’s worth noting that Kourt gave birth to her first three kids in 2009, 2012, and 2014 — meaning that she was pregnant ahead of the recent body-positivity movement and huge shift in public attitude toward body image.
And Kourt’s past fixation on post-baby weight loss is something that was undoubtedly encouraged by her family, too.
Over the years, the Kardashian/Jenners have undeniably promoted unrealistic beauty standards and repeatedly expressed their desires to be thin — something that came up yet again just last year.
And this glorification of thinness is something that extends into their pregnancies. Kim, for example, admitted during a 2013 episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians that she was deeply unhappy with the fact that she’d gained weight during her first pregnancy with daughter North, and even planned to do a photoshoot in order to motivate herself to lose weight.
“As soon as this is done, I want to do Playboy or some naked shoot,” she said just weeks after giving birth, adding that she wanted to be “the sexiest hot mom.” Then, after welcoming her second child, Kim revealed she’d look back at photos of her post-North body in order to motivate herself to lose weight once again.
She’d later admit that one of her biggest KUWTK regrets was filming so much of her pregnancies specifically because of her weight gain.
Elsewhere, Khloé unveiled her “exact plan” for losing baby weight after she welcomed her first daughter, True, in a series of Instagram stories. The youngest of the Kar/Jenner bunch, Kylie, also expressed how insecure she was about her body after she gave birth to her first child, Stormi, saying she found the changes “hard” and “discouraging.”
And during each of these pregnancies, the Kar/Jenners would noticeably stick to sharing glammed up, filtered photos of their baby bumps as opposed to more casual ones, and would often step out in public wearing tight-fitted outfits, too.
“I love the unbuttoned jeans. Just enjoying the ride,” one fan wrote alongside the photos on Instagram. Speaking of Kourt’s no-fucks-given approach, someone else commented, “I am digging her NFG maternity wear.”
And it’s not just random public appearances where Kourt has opted for comfort over glam.
Unlike her family members, who were dressed up to the nines, Kourt was seemingly makeup-free in the photos posted by Khloé — something that, along with her unbuttoned bodysuit, immediately caught fans’ attention.
“Kourtney pregnant, without makeup is such a vibe. She is so comfortable with Travis,” read one comment with over 5,000 likes. “Kourtney is a whole mood with her body suit undone drinking her matcha not giving a f***,” said another with over 6,000.
Comparing her relaxed look with her sisters’ glammed attires, one user observed: “shes the only one who doesnt feel the need to look perfect all the time, its so refreshing.” Meanwhile, another fan wrote, “I love the way she has chosen to live her life even tho the society has consistently tried to bring her down for daring to live different than her sisters.”
Meanwhile, several fans defended her against the backlash, noting that she’s simply “embracing and loving herself during pregnancy.”
“I love when pregnant women dress like they aren’t pregnant and STILL pull it off!” one person wrote. “she looks cute asf and happy…. Genuinely.. y’all hating and she loving her best pregnant life,” said another.
“All that matters is that she feels confident, comfortable, and beautiful,” someone else added.
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- Kourtney Kardashian
- Kim Kardashian
- Khloe Kardashian
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