The singer, who became a momma to baby Hayes in March, decided to put an end to sharing her private life after judgy comments were made regarding a photo of herself and Hayes relaxing on a giant pool float.
In the picture, Maren is holding onto her 4-month-old as they float in adorable matching swimsuits. She revealed to Andy Cohen what she thinks about fellow moms who shamed her for sharing the picture.
“I don’t think I’m gonna show his face in photos on social media anymore,” Maren told Andy during a virtual interview for Watch What Happens Live.
“I would just have to say to anyone that is a mother who is shaming another mother: it obviously, I think, probably comes from just a deep insecurity in your own motherhood that you have to criticize someone else that’s especially brand new at this.”
“We all feel like we suck in the beginning anyways. I’ll just say, I’m going to be a little more private about him.”
Maren went on, saying that while it has been fun sharing photos of Hayes, those who feel the right to publicly shame her are ruining it.
“I can take someone saying my music sucks or like I’m ruining country music, but for some reason, the mother card I just can’t emotionally handle right now. I was like, I’m just going to protect myself and him from it.”
And in terms of the source photo that began her not wanting to share her son to the public, Maren said:
“He was completely safe, we were tied to a dock, I was in a foot of water on a float to get a photo.” Andy added.
“People are a******s on social media,” to which Maren responded, “They really are.” Amen, y’all.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.