Katie Holmes
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Katie Holmes has been praised for sharing a candid picture of her stretch marks on Instagram.

The actress, who is currently enjoying a fashion resurgence thanks to her winning recent looks, posted two images promoting a glossy magazine photoshoot. The first shows her with her hair slicked back in an androgynous suit, while the second – in black and white (swipe to see) – sees her in the same look, but posing to show her stomach.

Fans were quick to note her stretch marks, and to voice their appreciation for her body-positive post.

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“Love how beautiful and natural you are with your body,” user @iriagalvin wrote. “You aren’t afraid to show your body exactly how it is.”

“So bold!!” @jenfletch agreed. “I love that you’re slightly showing the pregnancy warrior marks. You go girl!!!!”

“Thanks for being real,” added @sunkisser.

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Holmes’ post reflects a more candid approach to pregnancy and post-baby reality proven popular among certain celebrities and influencers. Both Kourtney Kardashian and Ashley Graham were praised earlier this year for sharing unedited pictures of their stretch marks.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.

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