Celebrities, now more than ever, are sharing their honest experiences with pregnancy and motherhood. The journey has been no cake walk for Food Network star Ayesha Curry, and she recently got candid about her postpartum experience.
In a recent interview with Working Mother, Curry opened up about the realities of being a mom of three, as well as her postpartum depression. On top of her husband's busy travel schedule, Curry is a culinary entrepreneur and the face of CoverGirl. The pair work hard to put their family first, gathering for dinner every night with their children Riley, 5, Ryan, 3, and 10-month-old baby boy Canon. But, of course, things aren't always easy for Curry. In the interview, the 30-year-old mom revealed that she struggled with postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter Ryan in 2015.
“I didn’t realize at the time, but after having (my second child) Ryan, I was battling a bit of postpartum that lingered for a while," Curry explained. "It came in the form of me being depressed about my body."
She went on to reveal that she had a breast augmentation, a decision she described as rash. "The intention was just to have them lifted, but I came out with these bigger boobs I didn’t want," she admitted. "I got the most botched boob job on the face of the planet."
Though she said she will "never do anything like that again." Curry emphasized that she would never judge another woman for altering her body. "If something makes you happy, who cares about the judgment?" she said.
Curry has learned from her past missteps and also has resolved to teach her daughters about self-love. "I’m not in the entertainment industry, in the traditional sense," she tells Working Mother. "I’m not thin... It’s been a journey for me. That’s why I want my girls to understand who they are — and to love it."
While recent research shows that breast augmentations are on the rise, the FDA recently held hearings to investigate the link between certain types of breast implants and a rare form of cancer known as ALCL (anaplastic large cell carcinoma). So, if you're considering a breast augmentation, it's crucial to do the appropriate research and make an informed decision when it comes to your implants.