Alyssa Milano has joined the chorus of celebrity moms who are getting real about their post-baby bodies. While guest-hosting The Talk this week, the mother of two proudly explained why she loves her new figure – stretch marks and all.
"I love my stretch marks. I have them on my boobs, my [bum] and on my belly," said Alyssa, prompting cheers from the audience.
“Some people might see them as imperfections, but when you have a baby, those are your beauty marks.”
Last September, the actress and her husband, Davdi Bugliari, welcomed a second child, daughter Elizabella Dylan. (She gave birth to son Milo Thomas in 2011.)
Since then, the actress has been focusing on being a good mother and role model to her children – and not on dropping the baby weight fast.
She's recieved support from fellow Hollywood moms. Photo © Getty
Nonetheless, the brunette beauty admits that being in the public eye can be a daunting experience for a mom coming to terms with her new curves.
"In my backyard I feel pretty good in my bikini," added Alyssa, 42. "I will say though – because of paparazzi – I probably would not wear a bikini on the beach for fear that the press would just eat it up and rip apart every part of my body.”
Alyssa has received a lot of support from fellow Hollywood moms in the past for speaking out against the pressure put on women to instantly shed their baby weight.
“A female body is not made to look good in a bikini. It’s made to give birth and have a baby and be a cozy companion for it afterwards,” she’s said.