Olivia Munn has given birth to a baby boy with John Mulaney.
Munn, 41, and Mulaney, 39, reportedly welcomed their first child on Nov. 24. When on Late Night with Seth Meyers in September, John spoke on how he and Munn were expecting.
“I got into this relationship that’s been really beautiful with someone incredible,” he said at the time. “And we’re having a baby together. I was nervous when I was about to say the news!”
Mulaney added, “Olivia and this baby have helped save me from myself in this early journey out of recovery.”
Munn also spoke on becoming a new parent while chatting with PEOPLE about her partnership with Petco, and how she was “really excited” to become a parent.
“My friends have been giving me some great advice. That’s been keeping me sane,” she said at the time about preparing for motherhood.
In particular, “what’s helped me the most is when friends tell me not to compare myself to other pregnant women,” she explained. “
“It can be difficult as your body is changing and you feel like you look different or your body is putting on weight in different places. The consistent image that’s portrayed is usually very effortless and fashionable. Mine has been a lot of oversized sweatpants!”
In an October interview with SiriusXM’s Pop Culture Spotlight with Jessica Shaw, Munn opened up about her pregnancy insecurities.
She shared how her pregnancy is bringing up body image struggles she had previously battled when she first arrived in Hollywood.
“I was called so many things, that I was too big to be on TV. Then I would start to under-eat, ’cause I would hear those messages and I would try to take that message myself and be like, ‘Fine you think I’m…sure call me fat, I’m fat, sure, whatever,’” she recalled.
In an attempt to cope with the backlash, Munn said she would “try to take those things people were calling me, and try to own them myself,” but she was struggling “behind the scenes,” and consulting doctors and friends for tips to lose weight. She would then begin “eating too much, overeating [and] under-eating,” Munn said, which led to further criticism of her looks.
Now, Munn shared: “being pregnant has brought up all those feelings, because there is so much of a, ‘How am I supposed to do it right?’”
“And I know there is no right, I understand that, but it’s really hard, especially to have so many images in your face all the time of what truly looks like perfection.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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