Reality star Teddi Mellencamp is embracing her body, five months after welcoming daughter Dove!
Teddi showed off her bikini bod on Instagram, along with a video revealing her stretch marks.
The 39-year-old explained in the caption, “It’s easy to lose ourselves in comparison- how we perceive our bodies vs others. We too often default to self-criticism and forget about the effort we’ve put in to get to here.”
Mellencamp went on, “It’s taken years of work for me to feel comfy enough to head to a beach day and only think about the good times I’ll be having with the kiddos, rather than things not fully in my control. And even so, I can snap a pic feeling confident in my bikini but the reality is the stretch marks and loose skin are there. I’ve learned to love and embrace them because they tell my story. So today, I am heading to the beach feeling good about myself because that’s the only way it should be. With lots of SPF and Truly’s of course!”
Teddi and husband Edwin Arroyave are also the parents of Slate, 6, Cruz, 5, and Edwin’s 10-year-old daughter Isabella from a previous relationship.