Jessie James Decker has more to say about her kids’ athletic physiques, which lit up Instagram this Thanksgiving.
After applauding some critics in the comments section of a photo of Vivianne, 8, Eric Jr., 7, and Forrest, 4, with extremely ripped abs in bathing suits on a beach in Mexico, the singer took dedicated a whole post. closing the “crazy” controversy once and for all.
“When I posted our vacation picture and included the kids fooling around on the beach on our Thanksgiving trip, I had no idea it would get the reaction it did,” captioned Jessie, who is married to Eric Decker , a video compilation on Monday in which the couple’s children enjoy their tropical getaway.
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“But being accused of photoshopping my kids’ abs (I can’t help but laugh) or… the polar opposite of ‘overtraining’ our kids makes me realize how weird our world has become body-wise and what is normal and what is not.” she wrote.
The 34-year-old – who admittedly struggles with body image issues and bouts of obsessive weight fluctuation – told her followers that she and her retired footballer husband, 35, are getting a point to “preach about body positivity and acceptance” in their time. House.
Jessie said they want to raise their children “to feel proud of their bodies and of hard work,” referencing Vivi’s “elite competitive gymnastics,” Eric Jr.’s desire “to be like his father as NFL receiver” and Forrest. hour-long sessions of “dancing their hearts out”.
“But my kids having a massive amount of genetic and athletically built muscle is ‘weird’?” she wrote, adding: “Let’s not pick and choose what we normalize about bodies and accept all people and children.”
The country singer then invoked a variation of Maya Angelou’s famous words and encouraged her fans to “do better.”
“I’m proud of my kids and encourage them to live their dreams,” she concluded her post, continuing to joke, “See you all at the 2032 Olympics and wearing Bubbys T-shirt in the stands and dancing at the Rock Concert of Forrest’s.”
Eric showered his wife with love and support commenting, “Get your mama bear.” Other celebrity mothers also supported her.
“I’m sorry this had to be addressed,” Jersey Shore wrote star Jenni “JWoww” Farley, which was followed by Jamie Lynn Spears’ remark, “Yes mom!!! Your kids won the genetic lottery! Go Team Decker.”
And Full house actress Candace Cameron Bure, who is in the middle of an unrelated internet controversy, has ditched the emoji, “👏👏.”
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and is reproduced with permission