Jennifer Love Hewitt became a first-time mom to baby girl Autumn in the fall, and — like most new mothers — hasn’t had an easy time losing the weight she gained during pregnancy.
“It’s hard, it’s really hard,” the 35-year-old said at the launch party for her new A Pea in the Pod maternity line, L by Jennifer Love Hewitt, Tuesday.
“It just feels great to sort of be honest about the fact that it is tough and these clothes make it a little easier, make me feel beautiful.”
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In fact, the former Party of Five star is still wearing a lot of her maternity clothes.
“Everything hasn’t returned back to where I want it to be and [I want to] put on my other clothes and feel good about that,” she explains.
But don’t expect the beauty to try any crazy fad diets – her main focus is on her daughter.
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“If your priorities are right, the baby’s most important. You have to eat to feed your baby,” the actress, who showed off her lighter locks at the event, tells E! News.
“And I have a girl so I want her to see some day why her mom has good self-esteem and good body issues. It gets you down sometimes; I’m not going to lie. I’ve had days where I’m like, ‘Ugh, I wish this was easier.’ But it’s not, and that’s OK.”
The starlet opened up about her post-pregnancy fitness goals to Life & Style last August, admitting she wasn’t obsessed with the idea of getting super-skinny right after giving birth.
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“I’m going to wait. They say wait six to eight weeks after having the baby, just to sort of let your body settle back into whatever it’s going to be and then worry about it,” she told the mag at the time.
“It’ll happen when it’s supposed to happen. The priority first is baby.”
JLH and Brian Hallisay, her co-star on the now-canceled show The Client List, welcomed Autumn on Nov. 26 – five months after the pair announced the pregnancy and their surprise engagement. They married later in 2013.
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