Anushka says her first trimester was 'awful', was worried if she would hate her body

Virat and Anushka became parents to Vamika in January this year

anushka-virat via Instagram | @anushkasharma

One of the most adored celebrity couples, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli, have been setting major parenting goals after they welcomed their daughter Vamika. Anushka Sharma in her recent interview with Grazia recalled her pregnancy days and how Virat was her 'cheerleader' during the first trimester.

She shared how hard it was for her during the initial days but easily overcame it with the cricketer's support as there were no matches due to Covid-19.

She said: “It allowed Virat and me to spend a lot of time together because he wasn’t playing any matches at the time. Had he been travelling, I wouldn’t have been able to accompany him in my condition. My first trimester was awful, so it was nice to have him by my side, to handhold and be my cheerleader.”

She also said she was worried about hating her postnatal body as women are often pressurised to suit a certain standard. The actor revealed that a week ago she had a discussion with her friend regarding the pressure she was facing to look ‘a certain way’. “I was worried. I kept thinking, am I going to hate my body? My body is not the same as it used to be. It is not as toned as it was earlier. I am working towards it because I like to be fit," the actress was quoted as saying.

Anushka said one should accept the body that has done something profound and miraculous. She added: “I’d never want my daughter to grow up with that sense of lacking that we’re always made to feel like women. Ultimately, it’s all about perspective.”

Anushka and Virat became parents to Vamika in January this year. Since then the couple has kept their daughter away from the spotlight. They have also asked paparazzi not to invade their privacy or shoot photos of their child.