New mom Keira Knightley steps out in New York

Four months after becoming first-time parents to daughter Edie, Keira Knightley and her husband, James Righton, enjoyed some quality time together by taking a romantic stroll through the streets of New York. Looking gorgeous in a simple black summer dress, the A-list actress has already bounced back to her pre-baby physique.

Keira and James walk hand-in-hand in New York. Photo: © NIGNY/Splash News

The star recently opened up about motherhood in Elle magazine’s September issue, calling the bond between mother and baby, “a very primal, primal love.” She also revealed her shock over how easily she is able to, “have no sleep and continue going.” The stunning starlet also admitted that pregnancy has changed her outlook on her body. “As a woman, you hate certain parts of your body,” she says, “You go through those periods where you look in the mirror and you think, Oh, if only I had different legs or arms or whatever.” But, she continues, “when you go through pregnancy and labour and then feeding the kid you go, Wow, my body is totally amazing, and I’m never going to not like it again, because it did this, and this is extraordinary.

Photo: © Paola Kudacki/Elle

As much as she’s enjoying her new role as mom, the English rose is also revelling in the fact that she said goodbye to her 20s on Mar. 26. “My career was absolutely amazing … but as a person, you’re changing so much and you’re trying to figure stuff out,” she tells Elle. “It took me a lot of years to try and stop pleasing a lot of people and allow myself to have fun.

Aside from the release of her film, Everest, on Sept. 25, the 30-year-old actress hasn’t signed on to any new projects, meaning she’ll have all the time in the world to enjoy being a mom to her little girl.

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