Anne Hathaway is proud of her new body.

The Oscar-winning actress welcomed a baby boy in April, and she's in no rush to get back into pre-baby shape. Since giving birth, Hathaway has a new, positive outlook on body image. The Intern star shared a picture on Instagram of a pair of her jeans that she cut into shorts and wrote a powerful message to go with it, "There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever). There is no shame if it takes longer than you think it will to lose the weight (if you want to lose it at all). There is no shame in finally breaking down and making your own jean shorts because last summer's are just too dang short for this summer's thighs."

She continued, "Bodies change. Bodies grow. Bodies shrink. It's all love (don't let anyone tell you otherwise.) Peace xx #noshame #lovewhatyouhavebeengiven." 

Anne Hathaway

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Hathaway's empowering post comes nearly three months after her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in May, where she explained how she was horrified by a trainer at the gym who called her out for wanting to lose the baby weight instead of congratulating her for having a baby at all. She ended up in tears.

"If somebody says, 'I had a baby 13 years ago' you say, 'You look great.' That is what you do that is the etiquette," she explained on the talk show. "So I say to this guy I had a baby seven weeks ago. And he goes, 'Oh, trying to lose the baby weight!'"

The Princess Diaries star managed to keep her cool in the moment but confessed that she walked away and cried from being body shamed. As a result, she didn't go back to the gym right away. Four months after giving birth, Hathaway has learned a post-baby body is nothing but a blessing.

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