Janet Jackson talks motherhood and body insecurities with Instyle

Janet Jackson talks motherhood and body insecurities with Instyle

52 year old Janet Jackson is all smiles as she covers the October edition of Instyle magazine, The Beauty Issue. The mother of one, Eissa, with ex, Wi

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52 year old Janet Jackson is all smiles as she covers the October edition of Instyle magazine, The Beauty Issue. The mother of one, Eissa, with ex, Wissam Al Mana, is opening up to the magazine on all things; from motherhood to her fair share of insecurities. She reveals that it wasn’t until she was in her 30s that she began to feel sexy.
“I got out of a funky relationship and finally got back to me. I went to therapy, which was all about finding that thing you like about yourself. The realization that, you know what, you’re not so bad after all,” Janet Jackson tells the magazine.

Like most women, Jackson also admits she hasn’t always loved the skin she’s in. I have always been very insecure about my body. A lot of it has to do with experience, getting older. Understanding, realizing that there isn’t just one thing that is considered beautiful. Beautiful comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors. I had to find something in my body that I loved, and that was difficult for me to do.

“At first, I couldn’t find anything. I would look in the mirror and start crying. I didn’t like that I was not attractive. I didn’t like anything about me. But I wound up falling in love with the small of my back. And then from there I found more things.”

In addition to gaining body confidence, she also reveals she’s come to embrace her smile.
“And then finally realizing my smile isn’t that bad after all. I thought I looked like the Joker because it was so big,” Janet Jackson says.

When it comes to what makes other women beautiful, Jackson explains it’s “lots of different things,” sharing: “It’s vulnerability. It’s power. It’s confidence. It’s happiness. It’s seeing the goodness in the soul. It’s spirituality. It’s being selfless and what you do for others before doing for yourself.”

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