Anne Hathaway Talks Mom-Shaming And Needing Her Husband For His 'Unique And Specific Love'

By Amanda Moore, Parent Herald March 16, 04:00 am
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Hollywood star Anne Hathaway said her life changed when she got married to Adam Shulman and he was what she needed.
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Anne Hathaway doesn't hesitate to admit marriage has changed her. Despite the growing popular opinion that a woman doesn't need a man, the "Princess Diaries" star said she relies a lot on her husband, especially for his "unique and specific love." The actress also talked about her issues with mom-shaming.

Hathaway, 34, opened up about her changed opinions on men, women and marriage via Glamour. She will grace the latest issue of the magazine that's hitting newsstands in April.

"I think the accepted narrative now is that we, as women, don't need anybody," Hathaway said. "But I need my husband. His unique and specific love has changed me."

Hathaway married actor and producer Adam Shulman in 2012 after dating since 2008. The actress gushed about Shulman, who was then her fiancé, in a 2011 interview.

"I'm so delighted by my boyfriend," Hathaway told USA Today. "He's all the things you want a partner to be. I so find joy in his presence."

In March 2016, the couple welcomed their first-born child Jonathan. Hathaway said that in the first few weeks of having her son, an epiphany about being a mom and mom-shaming hit her.

"Mommy guilt is invented nonsense," the actress said in the Glamour interview.She added, "We're encouraged to judge each other."

Celebrities like Hathaway are not immune to public scrutiny but the actress was right in saying that mothers indeed judge and shame each other. This shaming culture has been ripe on social media.

"We should be turning our focus to the people and institutions who should be supporting us and currently aren't," the actress said. Hathaway alluded to the lack of government support for paid parental leave.

She actually spoke about this right in front of delegates from the United Nations during the observation of International Women's Day. Watch the actress give her speech in the video below.

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