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Ginger Zee: Becoming a Mom Made Me Feel Better About My Body – and My Life!

06/24/2016 at 02:00 PM ET

Motherhood looks good on Ginger Zee.

“I am so healthy and happy right now,” the Good Morning America meteorologist says in the current issue of PEOPLE.

A positive body image is something that once eluded Zee, 35, who battled anorexia as a young teen. But after going through pregnancy and giving birth to her son Aidan Benjamin in December, Zee looks at her body in a completely new light.

“I think having a baby was a huge part of it because your body changes like crazy. You become someone else,” she says. “Yes, you gain weight, but it’s for such a beautiful reason. You realize life is a lot more than what you look like.”

Ginger Zee son Adrian Benjamin
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Ginger Zee on Overcoming Mom Shaming While She Worked Three Jobs and Breastfed: ‘Even If It’s Not Accurate, It Still Gets to You’

06/23/2016 at 02:00 PM ET

Ginger Zee is not one to back down from a challenge. When she joined the team at Good Morning America, she says she instantly became their go-to adventurist.

“I started storm-chasing at a young age,” says the GMA meteorologist, 35, who is featured in the current issue of PEOPLE.

“They’d have meetings where they’d go, ‘Would anyone ever do this?’ And I was that girl,” Zee adds. ” ‘Sure, I’ll jump out of a plane.’ ‘Sure, I’ll go to Vietnam and spelunk in the biggest cave in the world.’ ”

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Ginger Zee Wanted to Name Son Adrian After Her Dog – But Husband Ben Aaron Shot it Down

06/17/2016 at 01:45 PM ET

Ginger Zee and Ben Aaron‘s son Adrian Benjamin‘s namesake was almost a pooch!

In an upcoming episode of TLC’s Since I Said Yes – a followup special to the network’s popular series Say Yes to the Dress — then-pregnant Zee details the naming process she and Aaron went through before settling on Adrian, now 6 months.

“I’d like to see him,” the Dancing with the Stars finalist, 35, explains in the clip, noting, “I had a dozen names that I loved, and he said every single one I picked sounded like they grew up on the golf course and never worked a day in their life.”

“Bunch of collar poppers,” jokes Aaron, 34.

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Ginger Zee: Becoming a Mom ‘Messes with Your Mind’ but DWTS Is Helping Me ‘Find Myself Again’

03/28/2016 at 08:00 AM ET

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Becoming a mother was a transformative experience for Good Morning America‘s Ginger Zee.

“Every woman who has been pregnant knows that it messes with your mind a little bit,” the meteorologist, 35, tells PEOPLE. “You are suddenly someone else: you are a mother who is now responsible for another human being. That’s awesome, but it changes who you are.”

But now Zee — who, along with her husband, NBC news correspondent Ben Aaron, welcomed son Adrian Benjamin in December — is looking to rediscover who she is as a contestant on season 22 of Dancing with the Stars.

“I didn’t know what to expect coming into tonight,” Zee said after Monday’s premiere episode. “I was nervous coming out here as this new mom with no dance experience, but it means so much that the joy I felt getting on that stage shined through and was felt by the judges and the audience.”
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Good Morning America‘s Ginger Zee: Meet My Son Adrian!

03/17/2016 at 04:00 PM ET

From baby bottles to the ballroom!

Ginger Zee may be a brand new mom, but the ABC chief meteorologist is also balancing motherhood with her latest gig: competing on Dancing with the Stars.

“I knew I was going to hit the ground running,” Zee tells PEOPLE. “I think the schedule’s going to be pretty grueling, but not in the way that I can’t handle it.”

Zee, who welcomed son Adrian Benjamin in December, returned to her day job at Good Morning America on Monday and has been busy commuting back and forth from New York to Los Angeles, where DWTS films.

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Ginger Zee on DWTS and Raising Newborn Adrian: ‘He Turned Over and I Learned How to Turn!’

03/09/2016 at 04:05 PM ET

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Ginger Zee is a meteorologist, mom and now contestant for the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars. But what’s the job that keeps the anchor, well, anchored? Her new baby boy, Adrian Benjamin!

Zee is a first-time mom to a 3-month-old son with her husband, NBC news correspondent Ben Aaron.

“He turned over!” the beaming mom, 35, told reporters on Tuesday. “He turned over and I learned how to turn! It’s really good.”

In fact, Zee thinks motherhood will give her an advantage against her competitors.

“I think there’s a lot of new moms out there that are going, ‘I don’t know if I can do that,’ but I think hopefully being a role model will [help]. Women get asked that all the time. ‘How are you gonna do it all?’ … It’s just underlying,” she said after the full DWTS cast was revealed. “We’re just doing it. There isn’t a question of ‘How are you gonna do it?’ ”
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Ginger Zee Welcomes Son Adrian Benjamin

12/20/2015 at 04:15 PM ET

Baby makes three for Ginger Zee!

The ABC chief meteorologist and her husband, NBC news correspondent Ben Aaron, welcomed son Adrian Benjamin Colonomos on Saturday, Dec. 19, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Born via c-section at 11:05 a.m. in New York City, Adrian weighed in at 7 lbs., 8 oz. and measured 20.5 inches long.

“Meet my little love,” Zee, 34, posted on Twitter Sunday, announcing her son’s birth and sharing a family photo.

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