"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"goes the old saying but for some people, beauty is dependent on how hot your husband is.
At least that's what one person tried to tell wedding photographer and entrepreneur Jenna Kutcher on Instagram.
Jenna has shared several images of herself and her husband Drew taking romantic strolls on an exotic beach in Hawaii.
Jenna who describes herself as "curvy" often receives a lot of positive messages on her pictures which regularly rack up thousands of likes.
However, her figure has been a source of criticism as of late with one direct message dared to question how she managed to land a husband who is as handsome and as chiselled as Drew.
Rather than allowing this negative comment to fester and consume her, Jenna hit back at the haters and responded with another incredibly positive Instagram post of her and Drew.
In the caption, she explains that she couldn't believe that someone would be so callous as to send her a direct message about her shape and her husband.
She goes on to add that Drew has embraced every aspect of her size and always reminded her that she is beautiful. Jenna writes:
Part of my insecurity with my body has stemmed around being married to Mr. 6-Pack himself.
Why should I, a curvy girl get him? I feel unworthy and when I write narratives in my head that because I am not thin, I don’t deserve him.
This man has embraced every curve, every dimple, pound, and pimple for the last ten years and has always me reminded me that I’m beautiful even when my inner dialogue doesn’t match (and when I haven’t showered in days.)
So yes, my thighs kiss, my arms are big, and my bum is bumpy but there is just more of me for him to love and I chose the man that could handle all that (and so much more!)
The post which was uploaded last week quickly became one of the most liked and commented images on her profile, achieving over 42,000 likes at the time of writing.
Furthermore, the majority of the comments were all of overwhelming support for the couple, with many complimenting Jenna on how beautiful and happy she and Drew look together.
Speaking to Yahoo Lifestyle Jenna opened up on how after two miscarriages, social media has helped her share her emotions with the world and her personal struggles.
I think deep down, as women, our biggest fear is that we aren’t enough, that our bodies are broken, and after walking through two losses, I was really struggling to ‘come home’ to my body.
She admits that Drew's athletic physic often sees him receive a lot of attention in public, which can dent her own confidence but in contrast, he has been a supportive figure that has helped her appreciate the natural beauty that she possesses.
“I think that he helps me, he sees me beautiful on the days when I don’t shower or change out of my high school sweatpants, which, let’s be honest, is most days.
And he reminds me of my worth and beauty. But beyond that, I’ve had to really find that within.
I don’t think it’s safe or healthy to rely on someone else for acceptance and so, as I’ve grown my empire of a business, I’ve had to learn how to put myself first so that I can pour into others
She concludes in the hope that women can begin to be loved for who they are and that conversations of this kind can become a more regular occurrence.
I hope that women can see that yes, they can be loved just as they are and that oftentimes the stories we are telling ourselves in our head aren’t true.
I got so many messages from women saying they felt so insecure because of being married to a good-looking man, and I think it was a launch pad for a conversation that all stems back to owning our own beauty and our own power.
Photos by Lindsey Roman.