AceShowbiz - Halsey has opened up about bouncing back after giving birth to her first child three months ago. The 27-year-old singer took to her Instagram account to address "the illusion" that people might get when it came to her postpartum body.
"I am posting this because no matter what I do people are going to talk about my body," the "Without Me" hitmaker wrote alongside a few pictures of herself. "It is [a] confusing symptom of being in the public eye so rather than complain, I am going to give you something real to talk about!"
Referring to her appearance on "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday, October 8, Halsey added, "I did SNL two nights ago and a lot of people were quick to say how good I looked. That was a weird feeling. My body has felt like a stranger's for a long time. I uphold myself to honesty to the point of over sharing sometimes but this feels important."
Of a snap of her posing in the bathroom, the new mom said, "The first picture on this slide is days after my baby was already born. A lot of people don't know that you still look pregnant for a while after. It is still changing and I am letting it. I have no interest in working out right now. I'm too tired and too busy playing with my darling son."
"I do not want to feed the Illusion that you're meant to feel and look 'great' immediately postpartum. That is not my narrative currently. If you've been following me because you're also a parent and you dig what I'm doing, please know I'm in your corner," she noted. "I will never have my 'pre baby body back' no matter how it changes physically because I have now had a baby! And that has altered me forever; emotionally, spiritually, and physically. That change is permanent. And I don't want to go back!"
Concluding the post, Halsey wrote, "But In the spirit of honesty, I'm really tired and not a superhuman and this is really hard. Doing my best to serve my art and my family whilst keeping it all so very real. Love."
Halsey announced that she was expecting her first child with her screenwriter boyfriend, Alev, in January. The pair welcomed baby Ender on July 14.