In less than two months, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL/THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS alum Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber) will welcome her third child with husband Scott Bailey (Sandy, GUIDING LIGHT). And as the actress counts down the days until the couple’s newborn son joins big sister Amélie, 6, and big brother Lion, 18 months, at home, she is marveling at the phenomenon of pregnancy and how the new addition to their family is growing inside of her.
In an inspirational Instagram post, Frantz shared a tasteful mirror selfie in which she is proudly showing off her beautiful, bare baby bump. “I woke up this day feeling beautiful!” the glowing mama-to-be wrote in the caption. “As someone with body dysmorphia, I would never post a ‘fat’ photo of myself! But this is God’s miracle!”
According to the Mayo Clinic, body dysmorphic disorder is a mental health disorder in which the person can’t stop thinking about their perceived defects or flaws in their appearance and are intensely focused on their body image. In reality, the flaw may be minor or not even something that can be seen by others, but people who have BDD often feel embarrassed, ashamed, or anxious about their body image.
So for Frantz, focusing on the life that is being created inside of her body and sharing the photo of her beautiful belly was a major deal. “This makes me appreciate the true beauty in life!” she gushed. “And teaches me to love myself no matter what!” Frantz concluded her post with several inspirational hashtags, including “proud,” “creating life,” “almost there,” “miracle,” and “body dysmorphia.”
Frantz and Bailey celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary back in November, at which time the actress announced in a heartfelt post dedicated to her handsome husband that they were expecting another baby. The couple recently worked together when they appeared as Sophie and Miles in the DAYS OF OUR LIVES limited series spinoff, BEYOND SALEM, that streamed on Peacock back in September.