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13 Celebrity Moms Admit: I Wear Spanx!


  • Emily Mortimer 1 of 13
    Emily Mortimer
    The skinny-minnie star of Shutter Island and Notting Hill might not look like she needs tummy-tucking help, but she told us she couldn’t live without them after giving birth to her daughter, May Rose. “Spanx are amazing,” Mortimer joked. “They really are brilliant. Whoever came up with them — it’s the most genius invention of the 21st century. I have more than one pair on.”
  • Jessica Alba 2 of 13
    Jessica Alba
    Jessica Alba chalks her fab look in Fantastic Four up to Spanx. Alba admitted to slipping the shape-controlling garment on before getting into her body-hugging action hero suit.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow 3 of 13
    Gwyneth Paltrow
    To get back her pre-baby figure, Paltrow wore not one, but two Spanx after giving birth to Apple. Spanx creator, Sara Blakely, even admitted, “Because I think of Gwyneth as so into fashion and possessing such great style, I was proud.”
  • Tina Fey 4 of 13
    Tina Fey
    “Spanx, it’s my dream come true,” the Emmy-nominated actress and writer told The Today Show. Fey also admitted to wearing both the company Bra-llelujah and the Higher Power hip slimmers home from the set.
  • Brigitte Nielsen 5 of 13
    Brigitte Nielsen
    Nielsen is perhaps best known for her appearances on The Surreal Life and Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew. Last May, paparazzi snapped a shot of the reality TV star getting into a car with her husband. When the photos surfaced, they gave viewers an eyeful of her Spanx.
  • Isla Fisher 6 of 13
    Isla Fisher
    The secret to getting your pre-baby body back with lightening speed? Suck it all in. When Isla Fisher had her first baby in 2009, she had 60 pounds of extra weight to burn off before returning to the red carpet. She revealed she did it with a bit of a helping hand: Spanx!
  • Jennifer Garner 7 of 13
    Jennifer Garner
    Jen isn’t afraid to tell the world that she wears two layers of Spanx on the red carpet. She’s also ballsy enough to talk about how she’s too big for traditional girdles. “I usually feel like, “No matter how many girdles you put me in, you will not be able to zip this,” Garner told Life & Style.
  • Amy Poehler 8 of 13
    Amy Poehler
    When asked by NPR’s Fresh Air about how she got her pre-baby body back, the Parks and Rec star simply said, “There’s a lot of Spanx going on!”
  • Vanessa Williams 9 of 13
    Vanessa Williams
    Here’s to you, Vanessa Williams! Last year the Ugly Betty star told Access Hollywood, “On the red carpet, I’ve always got my Spanx from under-bust to mid-thigh.”
  • Rebecca Romijn 10 of 13
    Rebecca Romijn
    Despite her supermodel status, Romijn admitted to needing help last year after her twins were born. When asked about how she was getting fit again, Romijn stated, "I'm not pretending to be back to the shape I was in beforehand. I still have a ways to go. I've got Spanx underneath almost everything.”
  • Julie Bowen 11 of 13
    Julie Bowen
    Julie Bowen knows how to make a good joke on and off the set. When the Modern Family star was asked about her fantastic post-pregnancy body on The Bonnie Hunt Show, she replied, “Spanx you very much!”
  • Cate Blanchett 12 of 13
    Cate Blanchett
    Cate Blanchett was ready even before her baby was born. Just before her third son, Ignatius Martin, was born in 2008, Blanchett told reporters, “I have a huge array of Spanx in my wardrobe for after my next baby!”
  • Valerie Bertinelli 13 of 13
    Valerie Bertinelli
    The One Day at a Time star uses Spanx to measure her weight loss progress. When asked on The Rachael Ray Show about her red carpet tricks, Bertinelli told the audience, “I wear Spanx, but here’s a milestone: I’m now wearing small Spanx, not large!” Well played, Bertinelli.

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