When Anne Hathaway stood up before the United Nations to talk about parental leave, we were totally impressed. And we weren’t the only ones who loved it — Hathaway shared a photo of her baby boy contentedly watching his mama in action. And though it was an undeniably adorable image, Hathaway has now revealed why she regrets sharing that one pic of her son online.
It was just three weeks ago that the 34-year-old actress shared a photo of her one-year-old son, Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman, with her adoring fans. But it didn’t take long for the star to regret what she’d done.
Showing her little guy in super cute lion-covered PJs watching his mom on a laptop, Hathaway added the caption, “JRS watching Mommy give her speech at the UN yesterday #forourboys #forourgirls #forthefuture #loveislove #parentsareparents #paidparental #iwd #ppl @unwomen.”
While fans were thrilled to finally get a peek at Hathaway’s bebe, the mama has admitted to Jezebel, “I had never posted a photo of my son, and I decided to post a shot of the back of his head, and almost as soon as I’d done it, I wished that I hadn’t.” Why’s that? She explained, “I felt like I had broken some kind of a seal in inviting people into my life. And even though I felt as though I had done it in as protective a way as I could, even though it was a moment I was incredibly proud of, I don’t know that I’ll ever do it again.”
She added, “I’m a big believer that you gotta mess things up sometimes to really see them properly, so if I made a mistake or I messed up, I know how I feel about it much better now. Instagram, when I first started, it was so much fun. And it was a great way to be silly and kind of do things off the cuff. And now, because of the time we live in, I think words and pictures are carrying a much greater weight. Or, much less depending on how you engage with it.”
While we totally understand her reason for keeping her personal life private, we just hope this means we’ll be getting to see even more of Anne Hathaway on screen. Princess Diaries 3, perhaps?
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(h/t Refinery29; photo via Mike Coppola/Getty)