Jenna Dewan shares racy 'Women's Health' cover as she speaks out against mom-shamers
Just because you're a mother doesn't mean you can't be sexy. Whenever celebrity moms get dressed up and post sizzling photos on Instagram, mom-shamers crawl out from under the bridge and crow that their skimpy outfits are shameful. You're a mother! Scrub off that makeup! Un-did that hair! Put on baggy sweatpants and an old coffee-stained hoodie!
Jenna Dewan, however, has no such intention. The actress/dancer has stirred controversy before, posting "cheeky" lingerie photos from her balcony. Do you think the picture is "too sexy"? Please send your complaint to "Jenna DGAF, You Just Jelly Avenue, Three Fireemojis, Your Dreams, USA."
She also caught flack for some sultry photos posted after her breakup with Channing Tatum. The couple was married for nine years, and have a five-year-old daughter, Everly. When fans checked Jenna's social media to see how she was handling the split, they were surprised to see her in good spirits. I guess instead of laughing on the bed with a hot mug of coffee, she should have been sobbing on the couch, scarfing ice cream.
In the new issue of Women's Health, Jenna poses completely naked on the cover. "I’ve been a dancer my entire life, so I’m used to little clothing," she explained in an interview. "You lose a sense of modesty." Photographer Dennis Leupold did the photoshoot, which features her posing nude by a house in the desert. The 37-year-old star looks stunning, and spoke out against mom-shamers.
“Apparently, when you become a mother, you’re supposed to leave your sexuality at the door, and I never understood that. I think there’s nothing sexier than becoming a mother. You give life. It’s everything. And you don’t change who you are inside just because you have a kid."
On Instagram, Jenna shared a photo of the cover, writing, "Thank you @WomensHealthMag for my most, shall I say, freeing shoot yet...?!! And thank you for promoting confidence...bare, stripped down, just as you are."
In the interview, she also opened up about her public split with Channing Tatum. When fans heard the news, they burst into tears, and said love is dead forever. But Jenna appears to be doing well.
"I think everyone wants to hold on to what’s in front of them, but when you open your mind saying, 'I want what’s best for myself and my daughter,' you have to be okay with however that looks. I feel like I’ve been on a wave of growth. It does look different; it’s a new normal, and I really think we’ll get used to that.
"I did a lot of work healing from the inside out, becoming more in touch with my womanly power. It was always, 'I’m a dancer,' or 'I’m married,' or 'I’m an actress.' Over the last couple of years, it became about learning about myself."