Jessie James Decker loves her life. Besides being a successful singer, she also is a proud mother who loves her family life. However, she recently came under attack on social media after posting a picture of herself in a summertime bikini along with the caption that stated, “#Cheers.” Although Decker, 33, was having a blast during summer 2021, some fans were quick to point out their criticisms at seeing her reveal her body in the bikini photo for her 3.7 million followers on Instagram.
In the controversial photo, Decker was wearing a colorful bikini that showed off a lot of skin. She also had on a denim bucket hat and a pair of big sunglasses so she could enjoy more time in the sun. In her hand, she held what looked like a pina colada with a piece of fresh pineapple across the top.
Decker’s revealing bikini photo came a few days after she learned that there were people on Reddit talking about her body in negative ways. She learned that there were a lot of hurtful comments floating around the internet dedicated to body-shaming her “on a daily basis” because she did gain some weight.
“Yes, I have gained weight, 100 percent,” she said, in part. “I used to obsess over it; tried to stay a certain weight, and most recently, over the past year, I decided to just let myself live. I work out, and I eat what I want, and I 100 percent am 10 pounds heavier than I used to be. Truthfully, I used to weigh like 115, and I’m not anymore. When you are writing blogs and stories and bullying me about how much weight I’ve gained and how fat my thighs are, I do take that offensively. Because what is the messaging you are sharing? It is so disgusting to me the things I just found. … How can you wake up and live with yourself? I’m shaking because I cannot believe what I’m reading, and I need to stop.”
Although there are cruel people criticizing Jessie James Decker over the changes to her body, she still had plenty of fans willing to go to bat for her and let the haters know that they’re cruel.
“You look amazing!!! Don’t let anybody tell you differently. Screw the haters! They’re jealous!!” a fan declared.
“Your body is amazing… don’t you EVERRRRR let anyone’s words define who you are. I never wanna see you crying again! You look SO SO GOOD GURL GO OFF SIS !!!!!!!!!!” someone said.
“That’s right, girl. You freaking show them,” a commenter added.
“Your body is LITERALLY GOALSSSSS,” another person continued.
Back in 2017, Decker opened up about her struggles with her weight.
“I hate those unrealistic goals that people place on women. It’s just not right,” she said. “It took us nine months to have our babies and put on this weight. I gained 55 pounds with my daughter, so I get it. It’s tough. But you can’t just pop out a baby and expect to be the size you were before. It just doesn’t work like that. I hate that people make women feel that’s what they have to do,” she said. “You can get to all that stuff later when it’s right for you.”
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