Former 'The Bachelorette' star Ali Fedotowsky shares postpartum photo, talks body positivity and acceptance

The post is an attempt by Ali Fedotowksy to spread a message on body-positivity and coming to terms with how one looks post childbirth


                            Former 'The Bachelorette' star Ali Fedotowsky shares postpartum photo, talks body positivity and acceptance

Former 'The Bachelorette' star, 34-year-old Ali Fedotowksy took to Instagram to show off her post-baby body, unashamed of the way it looks. After giving birth to two children, Ali has begun to come to terms with her changing body, though she isn't always happy with what she sees. The post is an attempt by her to spread a message on body-positivity and coming to terms with how one looks post childbirth.

Her Instagram post is a picture of her wearing pink lingerie and black leggings, with her looking down at her bare stomach tenderly. The caption highlights the importance of self-love and acceptance. Fedotowsky writes: "Self-love is a difficult thing to fully embrace. When I look at myself in the mirror I can't help but notice that my hips are wider than they used to be, my wrinkles are deeper than when I was in my 20s, and my stomach has lumps and bumps that weren't there."

According to Daily Mail, the photograph was taken by Ashley Burns. In the caption, Fedotowsky notes how she understands the reason her body looks the way it does, saying, "I try to remember that my hips are wider because they give birth to two beautiful children." She continues: "My wrinkles are deeper because I’ve spent countless sleepless nights making sure my kiddos are cared for, fed, and loved. And my belly is extra squishy because it spent 18 months making sure two sweet little babies had a place to call home."

Ali Fedotowsky and Kevin Manno with children Molly and Riley (Getty Images)
Ali Fedotowsky and Kevin Manno with children Molly and Riley (Getty Images)

Fedotowsky got an overwhelmingly positive response from her followers and she again took to her Instagram story to thank her followers for their support, reports ET Online. She said, "It’s crazy how down we can get on ourselves and how much we can judge ourselves and all these things. I started looking at all of my flaws and realizing that most of my flaws are what gave me my beautiful family and I’m grateful for them."

Fedotowsky is married to radio and TV show host Kevin Manno, who she met a while after ending her engagement with Roberto Martinez, her 'The Bachelorette' fiance. She has a two-year-old daughter, Molly, and a five-month-old son, Riley.

Ali Fedotowsky arrives at the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Winter 2018 TCA Press Tour held at Tournament House on January 13, 2018, in Pasadena, California. (Getty Images)
Ali Fedotowsky arrives at the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Winter 2018 TCA Press Tour held at Tournament House on January 13, 2018, in Pasadena, California. (Getty Images)

Ali has previously used Instagram to discuss her relationship with her body. Back in July, two months after the birth of her son Riley, she shared pictures of herself in a bikini. In the caption, she wrote, "This might be my most vulnerable post on Instagram ever. I’ve gone back-and-forth 1 million times in my head on whether not I wanted to post it." She went on to add, "But at the end of the day, I know it’s important to be open and honest about my postpartum body in hopes that it helps even one person out there who is struggling with their own body image." Fedotowsky's honesty comes as a refreshing change on a platform like Instagram that is mostly overflowing with heavily filtered images.