She recently said in an interview with Women’s Health that she was “a little embarrassed about her postpartum body.”
And Millie Mackintosh shared a behind-the-scenes look at the accompanying magazine shot of herself in pink and white bikinis on Tuesday.
The former Made In Chelsea star, 32, showed off her incredible figure in the stylish two-piece with metal detailing as she posed for the mirror selfie.
Wow! Millie Mackintosh showed off her incredible figure in a pink bikini as she shared behind-the-scenes photos from her recent Women’s Health cover shoot on Tuesday
Snaps: The beauty wrote in the caption, “Very excited that my most recent cover shoot hits shelves tomorrow … here’s a little sneak peek at the day!”
Millie showed off her toned abs and toned legs while modeling a set of swimwear featured in the latest shoot.
She wore her golden locks in loose waves over her shoulders and pulled on a pair of comfortable white slippers while taking a break from working with the camera.
The beauty wrote in the caption, “Very excited to have my most recent cover shoot on shelves tomorrow … here’s a little sneak peek at the day!”
Another photo showed her looking fabulous in a flattering white bikini setting up a storm for the photographer.
Setting up a Storm: Another photo showed Millie looking fabulous in a flattering white bikini while setting up a storm for the photographer
Swimwear: She wore a range of eye-catching swimwear in the images shared on Instagram
And while she was supposed to be scantily dressed for the shoot, the star still gave in to her cravings, posting a photo of herself indulging in a light snack.
“My favorite snack … rice cakes and peanut butter,” she wrote with the photo, wearing a white bathrobe while tucking in her hearty treat.
In the Women’s Health interview, Millie talked about being a first-time mom, how she was “ a little embarrassed about my postpartum body, ” and Sienna’s hip dysplasia.
Millie candidly revealed that for the first three months after Sienna’s birth, she struggled to even look in the mirror.
Tasty Treat: And while she was supposed to be scantily dressed for the shoot, the star still gave in to her cravings, posting a photo of herself indulging in a light snack
Jewelry: She was also shown with eye-catching costume jewelry in the series of images
‘To be honest, it was quite difficult to see my body after having a baby. And I think it is for a lot of women, ‘she said.
“It can really feel like a shock, and maybe it’s something you can’t really love – and feel hard about.
Cover star: Read the full Millie Mackintosh interview in the May issue of Women’s Health UK, on sale April 7
‘I felt self-conscious when I went out and didn’t want anything tight against my stomach.
And yes, I was a little embarrassed about my postpartum body. And it’s pretty sad that I felt that. It feels good to admit that and say, “Yes, I had a hard time looking in the mirror for the first three months.” ‘
But Millie, who has worked hard to gradually reenter her fitness regimen and nutrition in the months since Sienna was born, said she’s learned to love her figure.
Joking that she’s’ lived mainly in a tracksuit for the past year, ‘because of the pandemic, she added:'[My figure] definitely won’t go back to being exactly the same as before and I’m ok with that … I feel more feminine, and I really love it. ‘
The brunette beauty also touched upon Sienna’s diagnosis of hip dysplasia.
The diagnosis meant that Sienna had to wear a special harness for six to 12 weeks to treat the dysplasia, making it difficult for Millie to hug and breastfeed her daughter.
Change: Millie has candidly revealed that for the first three months after the birth of Sienna, she struggled to even look in the mirror (pictured in the final stages of her pregnancy)
Happy family: Millie welcomed her first child, a daughter named Sienna, with husband Hugo Taylor last May (pictured)
“It was a really difficult and scary time,” she said. ‘The stress of having a rather cold baby into a baby who is just crying and upset and there is nothing you can do.
‘It was really heartbreaking. But since she’s crawling normally and doing well, we are hopeful and remain positive that her hips are healthy. They noticed the condition early on so it shouldn’t affect her later in life. ‘
Millie also described what it was like to be a mother to her little girl when she said, ‘It’s like crazy stupid love. Your life is turned upside down. [I’ve] I’ve never felt love like that – it’s insane how much your heart opens and yes, it is incredible. ‘
Millie and Hugo originally dated for six months in 2011, before Millie dumped Hugo when she discovered he was cheating on her best friend and co-star Rosie Fortescue.
Glowing: Millie, who has worked hard to gradually reenter her fitness regimen and nutrition in the months since Sienna was born, said she’s learned to love her figure
Millie then met her future husband, rapper Professor Green, 37, real name Stephen Manderson, whom she tied the knot with in September 2013.
The ex-couple had been married for two and a half years before finalizing their divorce in May 2016, the same week that Millie and Hugo made their renewed romance public.
Rapper Stephen has since welcomed a little girl of her own with girlfriend Karima McAdams. Actress Karima gave birth to daughter Slimane Ray Manderson earlier this month.
Read the full Millie Mackintosh interview in the May issue of Women’s Health UK, on sale April 7.
Toned Down: Millie also described what it was like to be a mother to her little girl when she said, ‘It’s like crazy stupid love’
Challenging: The brunette beauty also touched upon Sienna’s hip dysplasia diagnosis