The Fabulous Kimora Lee Simmons Talks Pregnancy Boobs, Sex & Stretch Marks!
When it comes to receiving advice on how to have a fabulous pregnancy, why not ask the Queen of Fabulosity herself!
“Who would want to have sex with a beast like me?” screamed Kimora Lee Simmons around the eighth month of her second pregnancy. Even former supermodels have a bad day. Kimora is known as the Queen of Conspicuous Consumption with her extra long platinum Bentley and diamond-flecked watches. But even she couldn’t buy her way out of morning sickness or stretch marks. Kimora talks candidly about those pregnancy maladies, accepting her new body, being a pregnant diva, and the therapeutic benefits of a good cry.
When I became pregnant, I was so excited. I was newly married and wanted everything to be perfect. My goal was to cut out all the bull- and create a special, peaceful, stress-free space for my baby and me. Of course, this is easier said than done. For some reason, people always bring their drama to me. To cope, I flipped the diva switch, by screaming, “Oh my baby, you’re stressing out my baby!” People respond to the baby’s needs more than mine. Also, crazy things were going on with my body—a funny hair grew out of my boob, I was extremely clumsy, and I was often constipated. I even got stretch marks on my thighs.
When out, I exuded confidence and self-esteem. I would say, I’m beautiful and that giving life is so beautiful, and that is all very true. But I was also as big as three of me—prepregnancy. In my last trimester, I stopped doing any public events. I hated to see myself photographed. My expanding body was such a dramatic change for me. I’ve been modeling since age thirteen and have always been thin, a size zero. Being in the modeling industry, there’s a way of thinking and competitiveness about being thin that’s ingrained in you and I wasn’t immune to that. So that was a really big deal for me. I’m still struggling with my new body size and I’ve learned to accept that I may never be the old Kimora again.
My style has always been sexy, feminine, fresh and classy. So when I was pregnant, I was not running around in Russell’s sweatshirts. I was still me. I had great boobs and I fell in love with them. They were big as hell, and soft and hot in a way no boob job could ever give you, honey. My wardrobe basically accentuated my boobs and showed off my tummy. And I had to have my four-inch stilettos—girls, I just couldn’t let those go.
There are two types of maternity girls—you’re either an under the belly girl or a way over the belly girl. I was definitely, a strictly under the belly girl. Don’t ever try to be an in the middle girl. It rarely looks right, and you’re probably knocking your poor baby in the head with some elastic band. My goal was to be cute and comfortable—except for the shoes, of course.
–An excerpt from The Mocha Manual To A Fabulous Pregnancy (Amistad/HarperCollins) Spotlight On…Kimora Lee Simmons, You Better Work It, Girl!