Olivia Munn admits the road after giving birth is “tough” but “so worth it”.
The actress took to Instagram this weekend to celebrate her post-baby body, nearly seven months after the birth of her first child, son Malcolm, with comedian John Mulaney.
“My body hasn’t bounced back but it made this little guy so I just love it,” Munn, 41, wrote of a music video in which she held her baby boy and waved him from side to side.
Many of her celebrity friends took to the comment section to share their support, including “Dancing With the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba, who wrote, “You are perfect just the way you are.”
“Big hug buddy. It’s been a tough motherhood on the road,” added actress and co-mother Brianne Davis. “I understand you. After Davis, it was hard for me too. You have this… 🧡🧡🧡.”
“Leverage” star Beth Riesgraf also weighed in, writing: “Hold on, I remember a friend who told me that our mind/body is set up so that after birth we focus on one thing – our babies. And that the brain fog and everything else is a way to prioritize your baby cub.”
She added: “I’m not sure if that’s true, but it helped me feel better knowing it would all come back together over time – and I can promise you it will all be better.” than ever ❤️.”
Since Malcolm’s birth in November 2021, Munn has been speaking about the ups and downs of parenthood via social media. She revealed in March that she suffered from postpartum anxiety, telling fans that her hair was “falling out in clumps” a month later.
“1:54 am. Post partum life now: everyone is sleeping except me. I’ve been wearing the same sweatshirt for three days (I think, maybe more?),” Munn wrote in her March post.
“I’m so happy and at the same time I’m struggling (weird to feel both at the same time and yet so thankful that I’m already lucky enough to hold myself up).”
In another post shared on her Instagram Stories at the time, Munn said her hips still felt “shaky” after giving birth.
“My postpartum anxiety is still there (and awful), but I got myself up and took my first capoeira class today,” she added. “Going back to martial arts made me feel a little more like myself. I hope I can keep it up.”
Before becoming Malcolm’s mother, Munn confessed in a November 2021 interview on the show “Today” that both she and Mulaney, 39, were “scared” about becoming parents.
“I feel good. I feel scared. I feel nervous, and I’m excited. I feel every day that the feelings just keep spinning,” said the then-pregnant actress.
“Honestly, thank God for Instagram and Facebook and blogs, because there are a lot of moms out there spreading such great information, and that’s been a saving grace for me.”