Rosie Huntington-Whiteley gets candid about struggle to lose weight after pregnancy

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has opened up about her struggle to lose the 55 pounds (25 kilograms) she gained during her pregnancy.

The British model gave birth to Jack, her first child with fiance Jason Statham, back in 2017.

She's now looking better than ever, but in a no-holds barred chat on the Pretty Big Deal podcast with fellow model Ashley Graham, who is currently pregnant, Rosie admitted it wasn't easy to shed the pounds once she'd welcomed her new arrival into the world.

"I would look in the mirror and I was like, I have 35 to 40 pounds (15-18 kilograms) to lose," she said of her outlook after giving birth. "And I go to the gym, go to the gym, go to the gym, it's not falling off, it's not coming off, and it was very humbling for me, because having had a certain body type for most of my life... I will say working out in the gym and looking back at myself and feeling like s**t, I was like, now I understand how hard it is for some people to get to the gym."

Revealing just how much weight she had gained while carrying Jack, Rosie grimaced: "I gained about 55 pounds. Listen, I enjoyed myself. I let the reins go. It's a new experience, so you're kind of like, 'Well, let's see how this goes.' And six months in I was like, 'WHAT! This is crazy!'"

While she struggled to accept the changes to her body at first, the 32-year-old admitted she felt "empowered" by the end of her pregnancy, and "basically walked around naked for the last month at home".

As Rosie opened up about her pregnancy weight struggles, Ashley, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Justin Ervin, shared that she has gained 40 pounds (18 kilograms). The curvy model is due to give birth in January.

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