HGTV star Christina Anstead shares intimate photo that nails postpartum ‘mom life’ – USA TODAY
Christina Anstead is keeping it real when it comes to life with a new baby.
The “Christina on the Coast” star, 36, recently welcomed a son, Hudson, with television host husband Ant Anstead, 40, and she’s embracing all the joys and hardships of those first few weeks postpartum.
On Thursday, the now mom of three posted a photo to Instagram with a simple caption: “#MOMLIFE.”
But the picture says it all. Anstead sits on a bed holding baby Hudson with hair coloring foils atop her head. She wears a nursing tank, adorned with leaking breast milk stains. Behind her is the oh-so-important cup of coffee. She grins blissfully at her new bundle of joy, with a hint of exhaustion on her face.
The real estate investor also has daughter Taylor, 9, and son Brayden, 3, with ex-husband and “Flip or Flop” co-star Tarek El Moussa. Ant, host of the British car show “Wheelers Dealers,” has a son and daughter from his first marriage.
This is the couple’s first child together.
Many chimed in praising Anstead for being so authentic.
“Thanks for showing us ‘real life’ as a new mom and not posting fake pictures,” one commented, adding that celebrities usually post photos that make other moms feel bad.
“So much truth in one picture,” another said.
Anstead also opened up about how she is eating her placenta.
In her Instagram Story over the weekend, the HGTV star showed a bottle of gray placenta encapsulation pills.
“First time I’ve tried it — and I think these placenta encapsulation (pills) are working,” she wrote over a photo in which Hudson sleeps in a bassinet in the background.
We will say the new mama is looking beautiful!
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