Maren Morris will no longer be sharing photos of her son’s face on her social media accounts. Morris even recently deleted previously posted photos of Hayes Andrew Hurd.
What Maren Had to Say
The 30-year-old spoke about her major decision on Watch What Happens Live on July 22. She revealed that she wants to protect herself and him from any mean comments.
“I don’t think I’m gonna show his face in photos on social media anymore,” she shared with host Andy Cohen. “I’m gonna be a little more private about him. It’s been so fun sharing photos of him, but I feel like… you know, I can take someone saying my music sucks or I’m ruining country music, but for some reason, the mother card, I can’t emotionally handle right now. So I was like, ‘I’m just gonna protect myself and him from it.'”
The Mom Shaming
The “Girl” singer” responded to a fan’s question about the recent mom-shaming she’s undergone. The social media backlash began after she shared a photo with her son sitting on her lap on a floatie in a lake.
“I will say, he was completely safe,” she confirmed. “We were tied to a dock, I was in a foot of water on a float.”
Morris also took a moment to acknowledge the fellow mothers who were shaming her. “I would just have to say to anyone that is a mother who is shaming another mother, it obviously, I think comes from a deep insecurity in your own motherhood that you have to criticize someone else that’s especially brand new at this,” she said. “We all feel like we suck in the beginning anyways.”
Ryan Hurd’s Defense of Maren Morris
Shortly after Morris was being shamed by mothers, Morris’ husband, Ryan Hurd, came to her defense. He shared a series of tweets on July 2 to clear up any confusion that their child was unsafe.
“I’d just like to say, my wife usually doesn’t need me to defend her, but she’s a great mom, and my kid was not unsafe on a float in 1 feet of water being held by an adult with 5 people watching so she could get a picture,” he tweeted.
Finally, Hurd revealed that he was even safer than the mom-shamers thought. “Hayes has 2 coast guard approved life jackets that he wears,” he added. “Also, sometimes moms have a drink, and homegirl earned it.”