In the historic September issue of Vogue, Beyoncé penned an essay covering topics ranging from her relationship with Jay-Z to important discoveries about her heritage to having an emergency C-section for twins Rumi and Sir. But one of the most relatable revelations came in the discussion about her post-baby body.
“After the C-section, my core felt different. It had been major surgery. Some of your organs are shifted temporarily, and in rare cases, removed temporarily during delivery. I am not sure everyone understands that. I needed time to heal, to recover. During my recovery, I gave myself self-love and self-care, and I embraced being curvier. I accepted what my body wanted to be,” the singer said.
“To this day my arms, shoulders, breasts, and thighs are fuller. I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it. I think it’s real,” Beyoncé said to Vogue. “Whenever I’m ready to get a six-pack, I will go into beast zone and work my ass off until I have it. But right now, my little FUPA and I feel like we are meant to be.” (FYI: FUPA is defined by Dictionary.com as a slang term for “a wide area of protruding fat in the upper pubic region.”)
See? Even queens have “mommy pouches,” and we should be in no rush to get rid of them.