What did Home Town’s Erin Napier say about fans asking if she was pregnant?
House of Lanterns author and her husband celebrated the first birthday of their youngest child, Mae, in June, even though she was very transparent about why they made that decision to give his eldest daughter Helena siblings, that doesn’t mean she’s down for everyone who is openly speculating about whether or not she might be expecting again. Apparently, after a new episode of their show aired over the weekend, some online chatter started and Napier joined her Instagram Stories to be answered in a written submission that says:
As you may have guessed from the title of this article, she has spoken about it more than once. In the fall of 2020, she also had to defend herself against such rumors and then opened up in an interview, where she also noted how “weird and pointless” are these pregnancy comments. In part, she argued that we don’t know and don’t need to know what a woman’s plans are when it comes to expanding her family, and that it might be difficult for her to talk about it, meaning the speculation is actually harmful.
Look, if you don’t pay attention to anything, you will understand that parenting is hard as well as even Napier discussed the “dance” of parenting while juggling their very busy careers. Not only that, but sometimes the decision of whether or not to become a parent at all is a difficult one, and the whole idea is far more complicated than many seem willing to openly acknowledge. The mother of two was also very vocal about it to protect their children from fame and/or predators (already with them have a scary incident), which is a downside of parenting that everyone has to deal with, especially with the prevalence of social media.
Basically, she wants people to just get over their weird need to know about someone’s personal, reproductive affairs and stop treating everything a woman does (or doesn’t do) as an opportunity to start talking about pregnancy. And I’d say it’s pretty hard to argue with her logic.
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