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Anne Hathaway opens the doors into life with her two young sons in rare interview

The Devil Wears Prada actress Anne shares her two sons with husband Adam Shulman

SHISEIDO announces Anne Hathaway as new VITAL PERFECTION Global Ambassador on September 13, 2023 in New York City.© Getty Images
Ahad Sanwari
Ahad Sanwari - New York
Senior WriterNew York
September 25, 2023
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Anne Hathaway is shedding some light on body insecurity and postpartum fitness, opening up about her own experience as a mother-of-two.

The actress, 40, shares sons Jack, three, and Jonathan, seven, with her husband Adam Shulman, to whom she has been married since 2012.

In a conversation with People at a New York City event celebrating her partnership with Shiseido, she spoke about finding ways to love her body after giving birth to her second son.

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"People don't talk about this and it really made me feel better when I found out about it, it takes three years for your body to fully recover from a pregnancy," she told the publication.

She explained that it took a while for her to come to terms with the fact that it took her body some time to regain its pre-pregnancy form, and that allowed her the space to develop a greater appreciation for it.

"I didn't snap back. I want to be very, very clear about that. With my second, it took every minute of those three years. And it's cool. Let your body be a body."

Adam Shulman and Anne Hathaway attend the Valentino Haute Couture Spring Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 25, 2023 in Paris, France.© Getty Images
Anne and husband Adam Shulman share two sons

She added: "There's nowhere to get to. It's just now. Just be present and take care of yourself and don't set expectations."

When the Oscar-winning actress announced her pregnancy in July 2019, sharing a photo of her growing baby bump, she received praise for touching on issues of infertility as well.

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"It's not for a movie…#2," she sweetly wrote, adding: "All kidding aside, for everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies. Sending you extra love."

Anne Hathaway shows off her baby bump as she announces her second pregnancy© Instagram
The actress spoke about infertility when announcing her second pregnancy

She later told the Associated Press: "I think that we have a very one-size-fits-all approach to getting pregnant. And you get pregnant and for the majority of cases, this is a really happy time. 

"But a lot of people who are trying to get pregnant, that's not really the story. Or that's one part of the story. And the steps that lead up to that part of the story are really painful and very isolating and full of self-doubt. And I went through that."

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"I didn't just wave a magic wand and, 'I want to be pregnant and, wow, it all worked out for me, gosh, admire my bump now!' It's more complicated than that."

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 01: Anne Hathaway attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/MG23/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)© Getty Images
"I didn't just wave a magic wand and, 'I want to be pregnant and, wow, it all worked out for me, gosh, admire my bump now!' It's more complicated than that."

After welcoming her first son, in August 2016, she took to Instagram with a picture of a pair of jeans she had cut and hemmed into denim shorts.

She opened up about postpartum weight fluctuations, writing: "There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever).

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"There is no shame if it takes longer than you think it will to lose the weight (if you want to lose it at all). There is no shame in finally breaking down and making your own jean shorts because last summer's are just too dang short for this summer's thighs.

Anne Hathaway shares a photo of her cut up jeans after giving birth to her first son© Instagram
She reflected on her postpartum weight journey with a photo of her altered jeans

"Bodies change. Bodies grow. Bodies shrink. It's all love (don't let anyone tell you otherwise.) Peace xx."

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