by Jasmine Gomez | Women’s Health
- Former Glee star Heather Morris shared a bikini pic to Instagram.
- Heather revealed she hasn’t felt comfortable in her body since her nude photos were leaked over 10 years ago.
- She’s currently participating in a Barry’s Bootcamp fitness challenge and she’s feeling better than ever.
Former Glee actress, Heather Morris, has recently gone all in on her quarantine workouts and she’s got the bikini pic to prove it. Heather showed off her toned abs and arms in a mirror selfie she posted to Instagram. But what’s even better than the photo is the inspiring message behind it.
In the post’s caption, Heather admitted that it’s taken years to get comfortable with her body, following an incident where several nude photos of her were leaked over 10 years ago.
“Okay so over 10 years ago, some of nude photos were leaked of me and many other actresses in the industry. To say I was MORTIFIED is an understatement; my body was and still is part of my job and I felt like I couldn’t even walk around my work place thinking that everyone had seen every single piece of me (a couple of snide comments from co-stars game my way which didn’t help),” Heather wrote, adding that comments from some of her co-stars even made her feel even worse about the leak.
In 2010, Heather and other celebs including Olivia Munn, Rihanna and Jennifer Lawrence, fell victim to a group of hackers who found their way into the celebs’ iCloud accounts. After an FBI investigation, one of the hackers was found and charged with crimes tied to unauthorized access to private information, according to The Guardian.
Heather continued her Instagram caption by admitting that having two kids also made her more conscious of how she displays her body in public. “Shortly after that faded away into the abyss, I had two kids and became a mom, so till this day, I’ve been VERY sacred about how I display myself and definitely still don’t even feel 💯 % comfortable in anything riskay.”
But now, Heather’s taken on a new mindset. She revealed she’s feeling more confident then ever, in part thanks to her participating in Barry’s Bootcamp 30-Day Social Fitnessing Challenge.
“But, to add no pressure to feeling like I need to be a twig or a certain weigh/shape/size (it’s honestly a concept I’ve come to terms with that my body is beautiful regardless)…recently I began the @barrys 30 day challenge and I just want to say that during this quarantine I feel the best I’ve ever felt in over a decade 👏👏 its a f**cking challenge and a tough one at that, but I just want to say..let’s not anyone feel ashamed of who we are and just go kick some ass when we want to and feel good about ourselves, okay!!? I’m done… 👊🏻”
Before stay-at-home orders were implemented, Heather was scheduled to teach jazz classes as part of the Heat Dance Convention, but ended up participating from home in free classes for the public.
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