Even A-list moms can’t catch a break at the most glamorous night of the year. The Academy Awards have green rooms decked to the nines, rooms full of swag that are decorated beautifully, a red carpet matched by no other; but when a celebrity needs to go pump they are given the bathroom.
Best Supporting Actor nominee Tom Hardy was approached by a reporter in the lobby and asked what he was doing standing there. He responded that he was waiting for his wife, Charlotte Riley.
I’m just waiting for my wife to finish breast pumping in the bathroom. She has to do it every hour.
Red carpet moms-to-be have been praised all over fashion blogs for how they glowed, how stunning they were, how radiant they looked but as soon as they give birth Hollywood shuns these moms into the bathroom. Charlotte herself received comments all over the internet, the blogs, the media about her great “mom boobs” but when it’s time for them to function – shunned!
This is not the first time the lack of sanitary conditions for moms at the Oscars has been made public either. In 2013, Adele told a reporter she couldn’t talk because she was
running to the toilets…to pump and dump. Which loads of people were doing…All these Hollywood superstars, lined up and breastfeeding in the ladies
While the lack of sanitary pumping locations is a hurdle most moms encounter, especially when returning to work, it is a struggly most people assume that the Hollywood elite wouldn’t relate to. Time for the Oscars to start supporting moms especially, as we’ve seen from the red carpet, there’s going to be a lot of new fabulous celebrity moms at next year’s show.