Image courtesy of Allure magazine
With Mother's Day just a few weeks away, it looks like Nia Long, 43, was ready to celebrate all that she is with her new, revealing photo shoot for Allure magazine and their annual nudes shoot (in the May issue of Allure, on newsstands now). The actress, and mom of two boys (Massai is 13 and Kez is two-years-old), was brave enough to take it all off for a roll in the sand and she looks gorgeous!
Nia is joined by fellow moms Kristen Bell, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Minnie Driver.
Nia admits that her shoot wasn't exactly easy: "Posing nude is probably the most uncomfortable thing ever, and not from a spiritual sense," says the 43-year-old actress (The Divide, The Single Moms Club, The Best Man Holiday). That's not to suggest Long is new to this—she bared all on Ebony cover (November 2011 issue) while pregnant. "I'm still going naked. I can still take it off—two babies later," she tells the magazine. "The point is to capture the true essence of beauty in our most comfortable state—and that is nude."
How did you prep for today's shoot? "I ran for 45 minutes this morning, and I haven't eaten a morsel. As soon as this is over, I'm grabbing a burger."
Have you ever skinny-dipped? "Oh, yes. It's kind of a thing I do on the regular."
Are there any body parts that make you self-conscious? "When you have kids, your body changes drastically. My boobs are not the same as they were before, I'm not going to lie."
Next up for Nia? She has joined the cast of WE tv's original scripted drama, The Divide, the network’s first scripted series where she'll play Billie Page, the hard charging wife of district attorney Adam Page, played by actor Damon Gupton. Production is currently underway in Toronto. Eight, one-hour episodes will premiere on WE tv in July. Check out the trailer here.
Mamas, how comfortable are you in your skin? Would you pose for a classy nude photo like Nia Long?