It's hard to go even a day without seeing a story about Katie Holmes's on-point street style, full of fashionable fall jackets, chic sweaters and perfectly-styled evening wear. But now the actress is making headlines for something else she's wearing amazingly well: her stretch marks.
Earlier this week, the 40-year-old took to Instagram to share behind-the-scenes pics from Vogue Australia that clearly show off the stretch marks on her stomach. Fans were quick to praise the actress for posting the unedited photos, proudly displaying the lines that peaked out behind her blazer and black bra.
"#Bts @vogueaustralia 💕💕💕 it is wonderful to be working today with such amazing women!" Holmes captioned the two pictures, in which she sports slicked-back wet hair, natural makeup and gold earrings. The pictures are by far some of the most popular in her feed, amassing almost 80,000 likes since it was shared.
Several of Holmes's followers commented on the pics, thanking her for being real about her body on social media. "Just seeing this made me cry because it means so much to show the beauty of your natural body," one person wrote. "I’ve always had issues showing my marks as a mother of three. Seeing this gives me strength."
Another added: "Thank you, you've made me feel so much better about my stretch marks, which I am always down on myself about!!! You are truly an inspiration."
"Stunning... untouched...awesome example for our young girls growing up having to see so many retouched photos and unnatural bodies," another fan noted.
Many others applauded the actress for showing the honest side of pregnancy. (Holmes has a 13-year-old daughter, Suri Cruise.) "Wow such a beautiful woman you are, Katie. You've made a statement to all us woman out there who struggle with pregnancy stretch marks. Thank you for presenting your all-natural self," one fan penned.
Holmes is the latest in a slew of inspirational famous women, including Ashley Graham, Chrissy Teigen and Hilary Duff, who are fighting back at beauty standards by sharing their perceived "flaws," from cellulite to leg hair to acne, on social media. It's much-needed proof that there's no such thing, even in Hollywood, as the perfect body.
Originally Appeared on Glamour