In the photo, Jenna poses on a balcony in a black negligee. Her back is to the camera, and her almost-bare butt looks amazing. “Cheeky balcony series,” she captioned the picture. And people promptly started criticising her.
“You have a kid . . . Shame on you,” one person said. Another wrote: “She’s a mother and married. Smh, disappointed at Jenna.” That was followed by “Beautiful, but you are a mother. Be a role model for your daughter.” And, perhaps the most intense, “Please wear clothing next time and dress accordingly, and leave for Channing's eyes what belongs to him alone.” Uh...wow.
Like many people, Jenna wasn’t cool with being slut-shamed. She didn’t directly address the haters, but she followed up her sexy pic with a post that featured this quote: “You can tell who the strong women are. They are the ones you see building up one another instead of letting each other down.” In the caption, she wrote, “To all the strong women out there. May we be them, may we know them, may we raise them. Rise above judgment and step into love.”
Can we just state the obvious here? Jenna looks gorgeous and it’s her body—that means she can do whatever she wants with it. Also, last we checked, being a mum doesn’t mean you can’t be sexy. That’s some kind of outdated 1950s notion that really needs to go away already.
Thankfully, lots of other people also chimed in to support Jenna. "As a mum who struggles with her body daily I am Raising my overflowing wine glass to you," wrote one commenter. "If I could look even half as amazing as you I would flaunt my sh-t all over the place. You are one of my biggest woman crushes! Never stop being you!" Another commenter added, "Your daughter will see these photos someday and say Mum it's so amazing that you had this whole other life apart from being a Mummy...you were a dancer, actress, ambassador, fitness enthusiast, model, wife and you were so incredible at every single one of them!"
We couldn't agree more. Keep doing you, Jenna.
This article originally appeared on Women's Health