Maren Morris Explains Why She's No Longer Sharing Photos Of Her Son's Face
By Blake Taylor
July 24, 2020
Maren Morris has had it with the mom-shamers. This week during an at-home episode of Watch What Happens Live, the country superstar told host Andy Cohen that she doesn't think she'll share photos of her son, Hayes', face on social media anymore.
Morris' decision comes after receiving critical comments about a photo of her with Hayes relaxing on a float.
"I'm gonna be a little more private about [Hayes]," Morris said. "It's been so fun sharing photos of him, but I feel like ... you know, I can take someone saying my music sucks or I'm ruining country music, but for some reason, the mother card, I can't emotionally handle right now. So I was like, 'I'm just gonna protect myself and him from it.'"
"But I will say, he was completely safe," she added. "We were tied to a dock; I was in a foot of water on a float to get a photo."
Morris, in general, believes that "anyone that is a mother who is shaming another mother, it...probably comes from just a deep insecurity in your own motherhood that you have to criticize someone else."
"Especially [someone who's] brand new at this. And we all feel like we suck in the beginning anyway," she said.
Morris' husband Ryan Hurd came to her defense over the photo of her and Hayes on a float after several followers criticized her for not putting the baby in a lifejacket.
"I'd just like to say, my wife usually doesn't need me to defend her, but she's a great mom," he wrote on Twitter. "My kid was not unsafe on a float in 1 feet of water being held by and adult with 5 people watching so she could get a picture."
He added, "Hayes has 2 coast guard approved life jackets that he wears. Also, sometimes moms have a drink, and homegirl earned it."
Morris and Hurd, who got married in 2018, welcomed baby Hayes in March of 2020. Since then, the couple has been enjoying their time at home with their newborn. "We're really lucky to just be here learning how to be a family of three," Hurd previously told People, adding, "And it's been really an amazing time in our lives."
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