A podcast host and body positive blogger has addressed criticism of her relationship, with a stirring social media post, after being asked about the apparent disparity between her and her husband’s attractiveness.
Jenna Kutcher is an intelligent, successful and absolutely gorgeous woman with a hefty social media following to boot. But for some reason, despite all this, trolls online have felt the need to pick apart Kutcher’s marriage to her husband, Drew, because he’s a health coach and happens to have defined ab muscles. Yes, really.
Kutcher, who is an esteemed podcast host, took to Instagram to address comments from people online who have asked her how she “managed to land a guy as good looking” as her partner.
Describing what it felt like when someone asked her about being married to Drew, Kutcher understandably says she was “taken aback”.
In a caption of the two of them on the beach, she writes: “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.”
Kutcher continues, admitting that (like most of us) she can feel self-conscious about her body and has in the past compared herself to the people around her, including her husband.
“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.”
Kutcher continues her post to explain how she positively embraces her body, writing: “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!)”
Her final sign off makes the brilliantly-put, and absolutely true point, that none of us simply equal a dress size or amount to whatever society’s depiction of a desirable aesthetic is.
“I am so much more than my body, so is he, and so are you. Double tap if true love doesn’t see size.”
Many of Kutcher’s followers praised her empowering message, with one social media user writing: “Jenna I recognize so much in your message. Like looking into a mirror!! I have felt this too so often. We are BEAUTIFUL.”
Another said: “As a plus size curvy girl myself I am looking at you and you just look normal. You look like a happy, healthy, pretty woman who is in love which makes you glow. So interesting how we scrutinize ourselves and would never do that to another.”
We couldn’t have put it better ourselves.
Image: Instagram / Brooke Cagle