You know what they say about opinions — everybody’s got one.
This fact is especially apparent in the comment section of your average Instagram account, where trolls love nothing more than telling people they’re not good enough. One Instagrammer experienced the sort of body shaming that has become all too common online, but instead of ignoring it, she decided to use the experience to encourage body positivity.
Jenna Kutcher of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, is an Instagrammer and host of the “Goal Digger” podcast. She’s clearly a beautiful, healthy woman by her own right, but she happens to be married to this guy:
the #1 good news email read by 825K+ people.
Drew Kutcher, also known online as “Mr. 6-Pack,” is a health coach and personal trainer. He and Jenna met in college and have been madly in love ever since, yet that doesn’t stop some people from wondering how someone so fit could be married to someone who’s curvaceous, like Jenna.
Jenna recently took to her Instagram page to address the haters head-on, and now her inspiring message of self-love and body positivity is going viral.
“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,” Jenna wrote on Instagram.
Jenna explained that yes, she does feel insecure, and those trolls managed to hit her right in a soft spot.
“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.”
Yet what Jenna shares with Drew is deeper than just what their physical bodies look like.
Their love is the real deal.
This man has embraced every curve, every dimple, pound and pimple for the last ten years and has always reminded me that I’m beautiful even when my inner dialogue doesn’t match (and when I haven’t showered in days.)
Drew loves Jenna for who she is as a person, not what her body looks like. Imagine that!
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!)
I am so much more than my body, so is he, and so are you. True love doesn’t see size.
After Jenna’s words went viral, Drew himself chimed in to let the world know that she’s absolutely right — he loves his wife for much more than her body… which he also loves.
“Isn’t marriage supposed to be about love, acceptance and cherishing one another no matter what?” Drew wrote on his own Instagram page. “The way we look has nothing to do with the way we love and viral or not, we’re just thankful to have each other and inspire others.”
Drew continued, “At the end of the day worthiness can’t come from other people’s opinions of you, it has to come from within and if doing life with my beautiful wife is newsworthy, then let us be an example of what real #relationshipgoals are!”
Perfectly said, Drew and Jenna! Never let someone else tell you how you should feel about yourself. Love yourself first!
Share Jenna’s inspiring message to spread the body positivity even further.
Want to be happier in just 5 minutes a day? Sign up for Morning Smile and join over 455,000+ people who start each day with good news.