"I hope I get more [stretch marks] one day," Kathryn Dennis captioned the photo in part, hashtagging it, "#ProudMommy" and "#iamnotashamed"

By Jen Juneau
April 09, 2021 09:07 AM
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Kathryn Dennis is embracing her post-baby body — stretch marks and all.

On Thursday, the Southern Charm star shared a photo of herself in a strappy gold string bikini, imploring her followers in her caption to "Be proud of your stretch marks!"

"I hope I get more one day," concluded Dennis, 29, hashtagging her post, "#ProudMommy" and "#iamnotashamed."

Dennis has had experience with body shamers in the past. On Thanksgiving in 2018, she posted a photo of herself on Instagram alongside her Southern Charm costar Austen Kroll, to which a user responded, "Someone looks prego."

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The Bravo star shut down the body shamer with one simple line: "No, I have just gained weight."

Supporting his friend and costar, Kroll, 33, jumped in and called out the internet trolls for their comments about her body.

"*Some* of these people are absurd," he wrote. "Thankful for you! Oh, and my stomach is still recovering!"

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Dennis — who is mom to son Saint Julien Rembert, 5, and daughter Kensington "Kensie" Calhoun, 7 — just told PEOPLE earlier this year that she's been planning for her future in her "low drama" relationship with boyfriend Chleb Ravenell, including babies.

The reality star added that Chleb is "really great" with her kids, whom she shares with  ex Thomas Ravenel (no relation to Chleb).

"I really do want more kids, and my family isn't done being built," Dennis said. "That experience definitely made me realize that one day I do want that with him. I really mean it when I say that, too."

"It's very much an adult relationship, he and I — and we've definitely become much more of adults over the last year," she continued. "I'm just so excited that I really do feel like I have a partner."