Blake Lively is a motherf*cking goddess. This is not up for debate. I personally didn’t think it was possible for the actress who played Upper East Side it girl, Serena van der Woodsen, to surpass her level of glamour. However, her level of beauty doesn’t make her immune to everyday insecurities and like a lot of moms, she felt uncomfortable in her post-baby body.

“I put together a @lanvinofficial shirt and dress from @netaporter to make this pretty outfit,” she captioned an Instagram Story of a throwback photo from her January 2020 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “Because no one had samples that fit me after giving birth. And so many clothes from stores didn’t fit either. So. Many.”

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She continued, “It doesn’t send a great message to women when their bodies don’t fit into what brands have to offer. It’s alienating and confusing. And I wish I felt as confident then as I do now, a year later looking back. That body gave me a baby. And was producing that baby’s entire food supply. What a beautiful miracle. But instead of feeling proud, I felt insecure. Simply because I didn’t fit into clothes. How silly is that in retrospect.”

Blake welcomed her third daughter, Betty, 16 months, with husband Ryan Reynolds in 2019. The A-listers are also parents to daughters James, 6, and Inez, 4. Yes, these are all characters in Taylor Swift songs. I did mention that she’s a goddess, didn’t I? Knowing Blake felt insecure is honestly comforting. It’s a good reminder that even the most beautiful celebs are still mere mortals. Props to Blake for being *real* with her fans. It just makes me love her even more.

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