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Keira Knightley fully embraces her post-baby body

Keira Knightley found having a baby made her feel “properly grown-up” for the first time.

Keira Knightley didn’t put any pressure on herself to snap back to her pre-baby body.

The Imitation Game actress married musician James Righton in 2013 and welcomed daughter Edie in May, 2015.

While many Hollywood stars hit the gym soon after giving birth in order to slim back down to their previous size, Keira was happy to embrace her new shape.

“It’s a different body, as it should be, because it’s done an extraordinary thing. I thought I was going to go, ‘God, I’ve got to get back in shape,’” she told Britain’s Harper’s Bazaar. “I actually went completely the opposite. I went, ‘F**k that, I’m not putting that pressure on myself in any way.”

The 31-year-old admits that she still doesn’t fit back into her regular jeans. But she isn’t too bothered as she doesn’t feel the need to succumb to the pressure to return to her previous figure, and avoids looking at publications which advocate such ideals.

“The pressure put on women, particularly in certain magazines – you know, ‘How did she get her body back?’ - I think that’s just revolting. I think, personally, the whole we’re viewing women and the way we build them up and pick them apart is really frightening,” she vented.

The brunette beauty is also quick to point out that James has been “incredibly” supportive when it comes to Edie, 18 months, and balancing her career commitments. She adds that having a little girl has made her feel “properly grown-up”.

“For me that was my moment of going ‘Whoa, I’ve got to keep something alive and I can barely do that myself and how the hell am I going to do that for you?’” she laughed.

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