On Thursday, March 16, the hosts of “The Real” co-hosts post the question during Girl Chat: “Are You Afraid To Let Yourself Go?”
Here’s how the conversation goes:
Adrienne Houghton: This is real life you guys, like I saw photos of myself and was like, “I don’t like the way I look.” And I would talk to you guys about it, but I didn’t know that that was even happening or that I had let myself go. I just woke up one day and was like, “Oh my God!”
Tamera Mowry-Housley: I will tell you this though, what I did notice was that you were really happy last year. Do you know what I mean? So that’s what I was focusing on. I wasn’t focusing on your body. I was happy that I saw you the happiest I’ve ever seen you.
Adrienne: … But you get what I’m saying? But I’m scared, we always talk about talking kids and I love that Tamera is so honest. Oh, I love that we have real woman conversations together so like we talk about, “Okay, you’re going to gain this weight.” And yes I do want to plan to have a family, but that’s like my biggest fear. Right now, is that like I’ll wake up one day and not feel like myself. Or I’ll be like, “Oh my God, I completely let myself go.” And yes, comments are harsh you guys.
Tamera: Yeah they are.
Adrienne: Like they’re really harsh. Like, it’s hard. So imagine, if I’m going to have a child. If I’m going to go on that journey, to wake up one day and not feel like myself, to feel like I’ve let myself go, to feel like, “Oh my God, I haven’t dyed my hair. I haven’t taken care of myself.” I almost want to just be conscious of not letting go, so I’ll find myself somewhere in the middle. Does that make sense?
Tamera: That makes sense.
Jeannie Mai: Yes it does.
Loni Love: It’s just going to be a process you know? And I’m going to tell you something ’cause I don’t want you to get upset. When you gain ten pounds, I’ll gain ten pounds. That way I’ll always look bigger than you sitting here, okay? You don’t have to worry about that.
Do you find it’s necessary to be glammed up, hair and makeup done? Be snatched? Has Alicia Keys sparked anything in you to be makeup free? What are your thoughts? Sound off in the comments section below.