Vanderpump Rules' Brittany Cartwright admits she 'cried' over pregnancy weight gain comments & comparisons to costars
BRITTANY Cartwright has admitted she "cried a lot" over cruel trolls' taunts about her pregnancy weight gain.
The Vanderpump Rules alum, 32, said she felt "ashamed" of her post-baby body when compared to her costars like Lala Kent, Stassi Schroeder and Scheana Shay.
Brittany welcomed her first child, son Cruz, with husband Jax Taylor in April.
"When I was pregnant, I got so many mean comments about what my weight gain was,” she told Us Weekly.
“I was being heavily compared to Stassi and Scheana and Lala. I’ve always been bigger than them, but my weight has always fluctuated and stuff.
"So it was just hard to see all those comments about my weight stuff when I was healthy and the baby was healthy.”
Brittany added that she "definitely cried a lot" due to body-shaming from Instagram trolls.
“You’re already so emotional. And then I was in quarantine, I was home, so I was looking at my phone more than I should have," the Bravo alum said.
"There were times when it made me ashamed of how I looked, and I shouldn’t have felt like that.”
The reality star said she can't help but compare herself to her former castmates.
“I have friends like Lala, who literally looks like she doesn’t have a baby two days later. I mean, she is a freaking queen,” Brittany said.
“I don’t even know how, but my body is completely different. It’s going to be a long journey for me to get back to my weight.”
Brittany previously addressed body-shamers' comments about the size of her baby bump in November.
“Believe it or not, some women don’t really show at 16 weeks pregnant, while others have pronounced bumps," she said.
"The wide variety of baby bumps can be attributed to everything from a woman’s size and shape to whether this is her first pregnancy or her second, third or fourth. Whatever you do, don’t compare your 16 weeks pregnant belly to anyone else’s.”
She added in March: “If you are a person who comments on a pregnant woman’s body in a negative way, then you, my friend, can rawt in hailll. Respectfully.”
Brittany opened up about the difficult pregnancy and childbirth in a conversation with E! News,
"I was in labor for 26, 27 hours! It was one of the hardest things I have ever done, but it was definitely the most beautiful and rewarding thing," she said.
"It was all so amazing and now having him in my arms I couldn't imagine life without him!"
Announcing Cruz's birth on April 12, she wrote: "Yesterday, April 12th at 1:51pm, our lives changed forever in the absolute best way possible.
"Our beautiful son Cruz Michael Cauchi was born and we have never been more in love. He is the most precious gift and I am so blessed to be his Mommy.
"We are soooooo so happy, he is a dream come true!! Both Mommy & Baby are doing great!"
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