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Julie Bowen Laments 'Loose Flesh' Syndrome

02/05/2010 at 05:00 PM ET
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The producers of Modern Family are having their fair share of fun at star Julie Bowen‘s expense, the actress joked to Celebrity Baby Blog exclusively.

In one recent scene, Julie appeared in her bra and underwear and in an upcoming episode there will even be an “incident in a public place with nudity,” she reported, musing:

“I don’t know. I think they just think it’s funny that I had twins and — maybe they’re saying — ‘She fought to lose the weight, now we’re just going to get her naked as much [as possible].’ I have no idea.”

A modest Julie was then quick to downplay her dramatic postpartum slim-down. “There’s loose flesh in places most people shouldn’t have flesh,” she points out. “You know what? I’ve given birth. They’d better take care of me when I’m old, that’s all I can say.”

In the meantime, Julie is still very much taking care of Oliver McLanahan, 2 ½, and fraternal twins John and Gus, 9 months next week, the latter of whom are teething — and making mom earn her stripes along the way!

“[They're] biting me while breastfeeding,” Julie, 40, shared. “How’s that for fun?” Unfortunately, it’s a phenomenon she said she is all too familiar with. Julie added,

“My older one did the same thing sometimes. It’s not a party but you get past it.”

Oliver, John and Gus are Julie’s children with husband Scott Phillips.

– Missy with reporting by Scott Huver

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Reader on

I like her a lot, and I LOVE her show. She has great comedic timing, and she and her husband on the show go together perfectly comedy-wise. I am happy to have a good comedy to watch again! She seems pretty down to earth and easy going.

Kelsey on

I just think she is beautiful but I don’t want to know how worn out I would be with three baby boys/ toddlers.

sarah on

i LOVE her and her show….and i can sooooo relate to the “loose flesh”….ugh….anyone have any tips on how to tighten it up?

tabbygirl on

This girl rocks!

liz on

she is SO funny! i think on the show recently they showed in her a bra and underpants and all i could think was WOW she just had twins, she looks amazing!

Laura on

What I like about her is that she looks great BUT she does look like she has had children. (not to mean in a bad way!) And I think it works perfectly for her because on the show, she is supposed to have had three children. I know that there are some people who have a few kids and then get back their pre-pregnancy body but there are also a million woman out there who have some children and never go back to their pre-pregnancy body.

Trinh on

i saw that episode. hello?! she looked AMAZING!

CelebBabyLover on

Kudos to Julie for sticking with nursing the twins! :)

Mira on

I actually don’t enjoy this kind of humor. If my mother talked about me in a similar tone, I’d feel a bit hurt.

Stephany on

I love her! She’s hilarious on the show and I just love her approach to parenting and life and body image. And I saw that show…she looked AMAZING!

ctl on

yes, definitely awesome that she is still breastfeeding TWINS at 9 months!

Lacey on

Awesome that shes still breastfeeding! Love Modern Family!!!

Amanda on

I love the show, and I love her character. After reading this little bit, I love her too. Loose flesh and referring to nursing biting as “…not a party..”!!!!!!! Fabulous.

Zim on

She is very funny on the show and, yes, I love her dedication in nursing her twins, BUT, she has NO loose flesh. None. She looks fantastic.


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