Jessie James Decker on Sharing Postpartum Pics: I Wanted to Show What a 'Real Body Looks Like'
"I have my scar and pooch, and 90 percent of the time I look a mess!" she tells PEOPLE
Jessie James Decker is keeping it real.
The singer-songwriter has always been open with her fans on social media — especially when it comes to motherhood.
From posting breastfeeding pics with her newborn son Eric Thomas Decker II to sharing her postpartum pooch on Instagram, the “Lights Down Low” crooner has regularly offered an unedited lens into the world of stretch marks and c-section scars from her point of view.
“I am so glad that I was able to show mommies what a real body looks like after baby,” James Decker, 27, tells PEOPLE exclusively of her decision to post candid shots on social media. “I have my scar and pooch, and 90 percent of the time I look a mess!”
Jessie James Decker
While we’re not entirely sold on the latter (she’s a contouring queen, after all!), the star, who is teaming up with Babiators to launch exclusive Aviator sunglasses, continues to raise awareness of the societal pressure facing new moms.
“Women are too hard on themselves to be perfect,” says the singer, who is also mom to 18-month-old Vivianne Rose. “I think it’s more endearing to just be real. I also think it’s important for women to support each other.”
Back in October, James Decker revealed her post-baby body after an influx of comments noted the star’s small frame one month after welcoming her second child with husband Eric Decker.
“I don’t want to mislead any [mommies] who just had babies and are stressing,” James Decker’s photo caption read. “Wanted to make sure y’all saw what my tummy looks like under the tank top and blazer.”
The singer’s new holiday single, “This Christmas,” is available Friday.
— Grace Gavilanes