'Everybody is different': Reality star shuts down critics of her post-baby body

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Brittany Cartwright is hitting back at critics of her postpartum body. (Image via Getty Images)
Brittany Cartwright is hitting back at critics of her postpartum body. (Image via Getty Images)

Brittany Cartwright is hitting back after being body-shamed three months after giving birth.

Last week, the former Bravo star and her husband, Jax Taylor, attended the Los Angeles premiere of "Midnight in the Switchgrass,"starring Megan Fox. The pair were on hand to celebrate the film which was directed by "Vanderpump Rules" co-star, Randall Emmett. 

While Cartwright and Taylor looked happy as they posed for cameras on the red carpet, the 32-year-old quickly became the subject of unwanted criticism about her post-baby body. 

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Over the weekend, Cartwright, who gave birth to her first child on April 12, clapped back at the body-shaming on Instagram.

 Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor attended the Hollywood premiere of
Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor attended the Hollywood premiere of "Midnight in the Switchgrass." (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)

"I keep seeing the comments that I look pregnant here," Cartwright captioned a photo from the event on her Instagram stories to her more than 1.6 million followers. "Well guess what? I probably do — I just had a baby three months ago and my body is healing and I'm working hard to get back in shape."

Cartwright hit back at her critics with a body positive message, revealing that she "felt great" to be on the red carpet of the event. 

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"Everybody is different, every pregnancy is different," she added. "I'm so proud of this body, it gave me the best blessing I could ever imagine. And on top of it all, I felt great this night."

Fans have since taken to social media to praise Cartwright for sticking up for herself, and applaud her for "keeping it real."

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One Twitter pointed out how inappropriate it is to comment on someone's weight in the first place, let alone in 2021.

(Image via Instagram/Brittany)
(Image via Instagram/Brittany)

"The fact that in 2021 people are still commenting on a woman’s weight or anyone's weight for that matter is so sad and disheartening," they wrote.

"I feel so bad for Brittany Cartwright from 'Vanderpump Rules.' She is three months postpartum and is getting so much sh-t about her figure...," someone else wrote. "I just want to hug Brittany and tell her she's amazing. She felt great in this moment and people are making mean comments. I hate that for her. Now she's sharing videos with her trainer, trying to prove herself. It's just all not cool."

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Others defended Cartwright by reminding people that every woman's experience after giving birth is different, and unlike many of the women in Hollywood, it takes many women a long time to lose baby weight. 

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"To be fair, baby weight takes time to lose," another added. "Every woman I know that has given birth still looks pregnant for a while."

Cartwright announced the birth of her son on social media on April 13.

 "Yesterday, April 12th at 1:51 p.m., our lives changed forever in the absolute best way possible. Our beautiful son Cruz Michael Cauchi was born and we have never been more in love," she wrote. "He is the most precious gift and I am so blessed to be his Mommy. We are so so happy, he is a dream come true! Both mommy and baby are doing great!"

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