Millie Mackintosh struggled to look in the mirror after giving birth
The 31-year-old star - who has 11-month-old daughter Sienna with husband Hugo Taylor - has admitted to feeling self-conscious about her appearance in the aftermath of having a baby
8 April 2021
She explained: "It was honestly quite hard to see my body after a baby. And I think it is for a lot of women.
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"It can really feel like a shock and something that's hard to love, maybe - and hard to feel good about.
"I did feel self-conscious when I went out and wouldn't want anything to be tight to my tummy.
"And, yeah, I did feel a bit ashamed of my postpartum body. And it's kind of sad that I felt that. It feels good to admit that and say, 'Yeah, I did struggle looking in the mirror for the first three months.'"
Despite this, Millie revealed she's learned to love her figure over time.
She told Women's Health magazine: "[My figure] definitely won't go back to being exactly the same as before and I'm okay with that … I feel more womanly, and I'm really loving it."
Millie also admitted that becoming a parent has already turned her life "upside down".
She said: "It's like crazy stupid love. Your life is turned upside down. [I've] just never felt the love like it - it's crazy how much your heart opens and, yeah, she's incredible."
Meanwhile, Professor Green - Millie's first husband - recently admitted that their relationship became "toxic" over time.
The rapper split from the former ‘Made in Chelsea’ star in 2016 after two-and-a-half years of marriage, and he claimed to have learned a lot from their relationship.
He said: "Millie and I must have been in love with each other because there were things that we did for each other that you wouldn’t do if you weren’t.
“But [the relationship] took the focus away from all of my work and I really didn’t like that.
“It became a toxic relationship, to be fair, and it snowballed."