Dancing With The Stars pro Lindsay Arnold has slammed speculation she edited her C-section scar out of recent photos, calling the mark her ‘favorite part’ of her body in a new Instagram post.
The ballroom dancer, 27, addressed the rumors while proudly revealing her abdominal scar in a sexy red swimsuit on Tuesday, saying while she usually wouldn’t give such gossip ‘the time of day,’ she felt it was necessary to erase any lingering stigma about scars.
‘I feel like this needs to be addressed as it’s important to me that you all know that my c-section scar is now my favorite part of my body,’ the Utah native wrote. ‘It is the representation of the thing I am most proud of in my life and that is our sweet Sagey.’
Proud: Dancing With The Stars professional Lindsay Arnold dismissed accusations she photoshopped her C-section scar from her bikini photos, telling followers the mark is her ‘favorite part’ of her body
Marveling at the strength of her own body, she said: ‘I seriously want to show my scar to everyone I see cause I think it’s so insane and crazy cool that Sage came out of that little cut in my belly?! I mean come on how incredible is that?!
She also celebrated doctors for skillfully minimizing the marks, adding: ‘What’s also incredible are amazing doctors that make it possible to do a c-section and have the scar be so low it is not even visible in a bikini.’
Lindsay said her discreet scar wasn’t even visible unless she pulled her suit down, saying that’s ‘why you all are not seeing it in my pics.’
Arnold made it clear she was against editing her figure, telling followers: ‘I would never and have never photoshopped any part of my body and wanted a dedicated post to my beautiful scar that I truly love so much ❤️❤️
Getting the last word in she wrote: ‘So hahaha for those who care or even read this far, no I am not photoshopping my scar out of anything and in case anyone forgot WOMENS BODIES ARE INCREDIBLE.’
Bodies are amazing! Marveling at the strength of her own body, she said ‘I seriously want to show my scar to everyone I see cause I think it’s so insane and crazy cool that Sage came out of that little cut in my belly?! I mean come on how incredible is that?!’
Special: Arnold welcomed baby girl Sage Jill last November, naming her after husband Samuel’s late mother
Arnold welcomed baby girl Sage Jill last November and shortly after she opened up about her delivery experience.
‘Baby girl was still breech and I was progressing very fast so we prepped right away for C-section delivery. I am so grateful for the incredible team of nurses and doctors who delivered our baby girl to us safe and sound,’ she wrote on Instagram.
The TV talent and husband named their bundle of joy after husband Samuel’s late mother.
Posting a sweet photo of her girl days after the baby’s birth, Lindsay shared: ‘She entered this world on the same day that we lost Sam’s beautiful mother just one year ago.’
‘We couldn’t help but see God’s hand in this and know that Sage was handed down to us by her beautiful angel grandmother, Jennifer Jill Gillette Cusick.’
Angelic: ‘We couldn’t help but see God’s hand in this and know that Sage was handed down to us by her beautiful angel grandmother, Jennifer Jill Gillette Cusick,’ she said while revealing her baby girl’s name last fall
Surprise! In May 2020, the lovebirds revealed they were expecting by posing with a string of ultrasound images on Instagram
Lindsay and Samuel revealed they were expecting last May by posing with a string of ultrasound images on Instagram.
‘Ohhhhhh baby! Mom and Dad love you already #November2020 #pregnant #pregnancyannouncement,’ the DWTS pro wrote on Instagram.
Lindsay and husband Samuel got married in 2015, during a ceremony held into Salt Lake City, Utah. The couple got engaged in 2014 during a romantic vacation in Africa.
‘I’m so excited to dance through life with Sam. I could never have imagined that when I was 16 years old I would have met the man I would marry and who would be my partner – yesterday, today and tomorrow,’ said Arnold in a statement to People at the time.
High School Sweethearts: Lindsay and Samuel got married in 2015, during a ceremony held into Salt Lake City, Utah; Lindsay and Samuel pictured in 2019
A year after their marriage, the high school sweethearts told ET that they ‘definitely [wanted] kids’ but that, at the time, they were not ready to begin a family.
‘We would like to wait. We both want to do everything that we want to do, so that when we have children, we can really be there for them. We’re still enjoying just being newlyweds right now,’ explained the professional dancer.
News of Arnold’s pregnancy came just six-months after the tragic loss of her mother-in-law Jennifer.
Jennifer’s unexpected passing forced Arnold to step away from her Dancing With The Stars duties, where she was actively competing with former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
Lindsay began her career on Dancing With The Stars during season 16 of the competition show in 2013.
Fame: Arnold began her career on season 16 of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars in 2013. She is pictured in 2019