New mum Kimberley Walsh says she hasn’t bowed to the pressure to snap back into shape – and hopes it’ll make other mums feel confident in their post-baby bodies. “It’s good for other women to see that not everybody just snaps back straight away,” she revealed. “I think I’m a positive role model to other women who might find comfort in the fact that I did not spring back into shape.”
Kimberley gave birth to her son Bobby in September – and in October she debunked rumours that she’d lost 2 stone. “I’d love to have lost 2 stone but it’s just not the case,” she said. “The first stone came off quickly because of the baby and water retention, but the rest will be a lot slower.”
Then in January, she said she still wasn’t rushing herself to lose weight and didn’t want to “to get papped in a bikini”.
So we’re glad that she’s admitted she didn’t just “spring back” – even though she does look absolutely amazing in this new selfie with best mate Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.
The 33-year-old, who’s engaged to partner Justin Scott, had a visit from Chezza this week. “Look at this little mush!!!!❤️Long overdue squeeze and chat with @kimberleywalshofficial,” Cheryl commented on Instagram. The newlywed is clearly enamoured with her ‘nephew’ and shared a cute picture of the 8-month-old on his tummy-down on the carpet. “I’m due some serious snuggles,” she commented.
Kimberley also spoke this week about Bobby’s difficult birth. “Bobby turned at the last minute making it virtually impossible to push him out. The doctors had to use forceps to move his head down and when he came out his face was looking up at us! I opted for an epidural before he was born. It would have been absolutely horrific without one. If I had panicked I would have ended up with a C-section and it was very touch and go.”
Photos: Instagram / Kimberley Walsh and Instagram / Cheryl Cole