A Wisconsin woman married to a popular health coach with a large Instagram following has spoken out about the abusive messages she receives condemning her for her curvy body and suggesting that she doesn’t deserve her husband. Jenna Kutcher, 29, who married her husband Drew Kutcher in 2009, revealed in an Instagram post that she had recently received a message from someone who told her that “they couldn’t believe I had managed to land a guy as good looking as @kickingitwithkutch.”
“I’ll be honest,” she wrote. “I was taken aback.”
The message, she admitted, hit hard because of her own insecurities. In the past, she has berated herself internally for not being thin enough — especially in comparison to her husband, “Mr. 6-Pack himself.”
“Why should I, a curvy girl get him?” she wondered in the post. “I feel unworthy and then I write narratives in my head that because I am not thin, I don’t deserve him.”
Fortunately, she said, both she and Drew are both “much more” than their bodies.
“This man has embraced every curve, every dimple, pound and pimple for the last ten years and has always reminded me that I’m beautiful even when my inner dialogue doesn’t match (and when I haven’t showered in days),” Jenna wrote.
“True love,” she added, “doesn’t see size.”
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Someone once slid into my DMs and told me they couldn’t believe I had managed to land a guy as good looking as @kickingitwithkutch. I’ll be honest that I was taken aback. ✨ Part of my insecurity with my body has stemmed around being married to Mr. 6-Pack himself. Why should I, a curvy girl get him? I feel unworthy and when I write narratives in my head that because I am not thin, I don’t deserve him. 🙋🏼 This man has embraced every curve, every dimple, pound and pimple for the last ten years and has always me reminded me that I’m beautiful even when my inner dialogue doesn’t match. 🙌🏻 So yes, my thighs kiss, my arms are big, and my bum is bumpy but there is just more of me for him to love and I chose the man that could handle alllll that (and so much more!) ✨ I am so much more than my body, so is he, and so are you. Double tap if true love doesn’t see size. Photo by: @mrslindseyroman
Jenna’s post swiftly went viral and accumulated more than 59,000 likes, as social media users offered messages of support and shared stories about their own relationships, as well as their own feelings about the importance of body positivity.
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