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Jenna Kutcher, a wedding photographer and entrepreneur, didn’t expect the outpouring of support she received after posting an Instagram photo of herself and her husband with a meaningful message.
Kutcher and her husband, Drew Kutcher, a health business coach, are seen walking on the beach in their swimwear. While the image is appealing, it is the caption that has the greatest impact. She recalls receiving a direct message in it, inquiring as to how Jenna managed to land a man as attractive as Drew. “Being married to Mr. Six-Pack himself has contributed to part of my uneasiness with my body,” she continued.
Why should a curvaceous girl like me choose him? I feel worthless, and I tell myself in my thoughts that I don’t deserve him because I’m not thin.”
“This man has welcomed every curve, every dimple, pound and pimple for the last ten years and has always reminded me that I’m beautiful even when my inner dialogue doesn’t match (and when I haven’t showered in days),” the 29-year-old said in her caption to that old DM. So, yeah, my thighs kiss, my arms are large, and my bum is lumpy, but there’s more of me for him to love, and I selected the man who could manage it all (and so much more!)”
The article quickly gained traction once she shared her truth, and it now has over 38,000 likes and 1,900 comments.
Almost every comment left under Jenna’s post was good, and many people were moved by her candor since they could relate it to their own experiences. “Don’t heed to the haters’ bad comments,” one person urged. You are stunning on the inside and out.” “You landed someone who sees people for what they are on the inside and not on the outside, and I think everyone else can pound sand for saying or believing otherwise,” another wrote. “Woman, you rock!”
Jenna has been candid about her miscarriages on social media after having two in two years. She tells Yahoo Lifestyle, “I’ve struggled my whole life to love my body, something that started when I was a gymnast at a young age.” “I think our deepest fear as women is that we aren’t enough, that our bodies are flawed, and after two miscarriages, I was really battling to ‘come home’ to my body,” she says.
“Drew is a babe,” Jenna says. I’m aware of it, I’m aware of it, and I adore it. And he’s the most attractive dude I’ve ever seen. Being married to a man with muscles and a six-pack is sometimes difficult for me because I’ve always struggled with my weight. ‘Why should you deserve a man like that?’ I think to myself as I watch the way people stare at him on the beach. I prefer to make stories for what I assume people are thinking — when, in reality, I know they aren’t thinking anything.’ You’re big, he should be with someone so much better beautiful.’
Jenna acknowledges that Drew plays a significant part in helping her overcome her insecurities. “I believe he aids me; he sees me as attractive on days when I don’t shower or change out of my high school sweatpants, which, let’s face it, is most days. And he always reminds me of my value and beauty. But, beyond that, I’ve got to look deep within myself to discover it. I don’t believe it’s safe or healthy to rely on people for acceptance, so as my business has developed, I’ve had to learn how to prioritize myself so that I can pour into others.”
Fitness and overall wellness play an important role in the couple’s life together, as they engage in marathons, CrossFit, and yoga sessions together. Drew often assures Jenna that he was just trying to capture her beauty, even if she first wants to erase images of her because she notices cellulite or armpit fat.
“I had never revealed that portion of my insecurity before,” Jenna Kutcher says. Sure, I struggled with my weight and body image, but I’d never shared how it felt to be married to such a lovely man and still feel inadequate,” she said. Jenna explains. “I hope that women understand that they can be loved just as they are, and that the things we tell ourselves in our heads aren’t always real. I received so many responses from women who expressed their insecurity about being married to a good-looking man, and I believe it served as a springboard for a discussion about owning our own beauty and power.”