Published On: Fri, May 7th, 2021

Brittany Cartwright ‘cried a lot’ over pregnancy bodyshaming and costar comparisons

Brittany Cartwright says it has been ‘hard’ to feel comfortable in her postpartum body, while being compared to the other new moms on Vanderpump Rules.

‘I have friends like Lala [Kent], who literally looks like she doesn’t have a baby two days later. I mean, she is a freaking queen,’ the 32-year-old reality star explained to Us Weekly on Wednesday.

The Vanderpump Rules cast – past and present – experienced quite the baby boom last year, with Cartwright, Kent, Scheana Say, and Stassie Schroeder all falling pregnant.

Comparisons: Brittany Cartwright says it has been ‘hard’ to feel comfortable in her postpartum body, while being compared to the other new moms on Vanderpump Rules; Brittany and son Cruz pictured on Monday

Since their pregnancy announcements, all four women have given birth, with Brittany welcoming her son Cruz with husband Jax Taylor on April 12. 

Cartwright believes that, unlike her costars, it’s ‘going to be a long journey’ for her to return to her pre-pregnancy physique.

‘I don’t even know how, but my body is completely different. It’s going to be a long journey for me to get back to my weight.’ 

Speaking to Us Weekly, Cartwright admitted that throughout her pregnancy she ‘got so many mean comments about what [her] weight gain was’ from her social media following.

Baby boom: The Vanderpump Rules cast - past and present - experienced quite the baby boom last year, with Cartwright, Kent, Scheana Say, and Stassie Schroeder all falling pregnant

Baby boom: The Vanderpump Rules cast – past and present – experienced quite the baby boom last year, with Cartwright, Kent, Scheana Say, and Stassie Schroeder all falling pregnant

Snapback: 'I have friends like Lala [Kent], who literally looks like she doesn't have a baby two days later. I mean, she is a freaking queen,' the 32-year-old reality star explained to Us Weekly on Wednesday; Lala and Brittany pictured in March

Snapback: ‘I have friends like Lala [Kent], who literally looks like she doesn’t have a baby two days later. I mean, she is a freaking queen,’ the 32-year-old reality star explained to Us Weekly on Wednesday; Lala and Brittany pictured in March

‘I was being heavily compared to Stassi [Schroeder] and Scheana [Shay] and Lala. … I’ve always been bigger than them, but my weight has always fluctuated and stuff,’ she explained.

‘So it was just hard to see all those comments about my weight stuff when I was healthy and the baby was healthy.’

The pressure from social media often proved too intense for the reality star, with Brittany admitting that she ‘cried a lot’ over the bodyshaming comments.

‘You’re already so emotional. And then, like, I was in [coronavirus] quarantine, I was home, so I was looking at my phone more than I should have.

Cartwright believes that, unlike her costars, it's 'going to be a long journey' for her to return to her pre-pregnancy physique; Brittany pictured in 2018

Cartwright believes that, unlike her costars, it’s ‘going to be a long journey’ for her to return to her pre-pregnancy physique; Brittany pictured in 2018

‘There were times when it made me ashamed of how I looked, and I shouldn’t have felt like that,’ she said.

This is not the first time Brittany has spoken candidly about being ruthlessly judged online for how her body has evolved since announcing she was pregnant last year.

Back in November, the new mom took to Instagram to fireback at commenters remarking on the size of her baby bump at that time.  

Unfair: 'I was being heavily compared to Stassi [Schroeder] and Scheana [Shay] and Lala. … I've always been bigger than them, but my weight has always fluctuated and stuff,' she explained; Brittany pictured with Scheana and Stassi in October

Unfair: ‘I was being heavily compared to Stassi [Schroeder] and Scheana [Shay] and Lala. … I’ve always been bigger than them, but my weight has always fluctuated and stuff,’ she explained; Brittany pictured with Scheana and Stassi in October

Hard: 'So it was just hard to see all those comments about my weight stuff when I was healthy and the baby was healthy,' said Cartwright

Hard: ‘So it was just hard to see all those comments about my weight stuff when I was healthy and the baby was healthy,’ said Cartwright

‘Some of y’all are just sad and I wish you happiness someday. I’m going to enjoy my pregnancy no matter what the trolls say,’ wrote Brittany in the caption of a mirror selfie.

She even went as far as to inform her following of the ‘differences in bumps at 16 weeks’ and that ‘some women don’t really show at 16 weeks pregnant, while others have pronounced bumps.

She continued: ‘The wide variety of baby bumps can be attributed to everything from a woman’s size and shape to whether this is her first pregnancy or her second, third or fourth.

Really? Back in November, the new mom took to Instagram to fireback at commenters remarking on the size of her baby bump at that time; Brittany pictured in April

Really? Back in November, the new mom took to Instagram to fireback at commenters remarking on the size of her baby bump at that time; Brittany pictured in April

‘Whatever you do, don’t compare your 16 weeks pregnant belly to anyone else’s.’ 

Brittany and Jax, who each appeared on Vanderpump Rules, tied the knot in June 2019.

In September 2021, after two years of marriage, the happy couple announced that they were expecting their first child. 

Parenthood: Brittany and Jax, who each appeared on Vanderpump Rules, tied the knot in June 2019, with their son arriving in April of 2021

Parenthood: Brittany and Jax, who each appeared on Vanderpump Rules, tied the knot in June 2019, with their son arriving in April of 2021

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