Emily DiDonato Talks Postpartum Struggles on Latest Podcast Episode

The model, entrepreneur and mom opened up about not fully embracing her post-baby body.
Emily DiDonato

Emily DiDonato. 

Since launching her podcast, ReModeling, in early November, Emily DiDonato has chatted with fellow industry stalwarts like Katrina Scott and Kate Bock. On her latest episode, however, the SI Swimsuit model opted to do a solo session in which she detailed the many changes she’s experienced in recent years. 

The 32-year-old entrepreneur is a mom to two young children. She and her husband, Kyle Peterson, share a daughter named Teddy and a son, Oliver. The family recently relocated from New York City to the suburbs, so DiDonato had plenty of recent changes to discuss.

She shared a clip from the full 42-minute podcast episode to Instagram and TikTok on Thursday, in which DiDonato opened up about her feelings toward her body since having children.

“I think it’s unfair, and especially after you have a baby, to say, ‘You have to love your body.’ You have to love it? I don’t know if I love it,” she admitted. “Do I love that it gave me two beautiful, healthy children? Yes. Am I strong as hell? Yes. Do I love every inch of my body right now? No, I don’t. And stop trying to make me love it.”

Tons of DiDonato’s social media followers connected with her heartfelt message.

“Yessss to focusing on things that don’t concern our bodies or the way we look!” one person cheered. “There’s so much more to discover.”

“You’re the first person I heard talking about body neutrality and it honestly was the best thing for me, so thank you 🙏🏻 ,” another added. “Can’t wait to hear this episode 💕.”

“Loved this episode 🙏🏼❤️,” someone else praised.

Tune in to the full segment now, available on all podcast platforms. You can also watch the episode on YouTube.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.