Jay-Z’s reaction to wife Beyonce’s weight loss following the birth of their twins was underwhelming, according to Chelsea Clinton.
Clinton, who was pregnant with her third child at the time, recalls watching Beyonce’s “Homecoming” with husband Marc Mezvinsky. In the movie, Beyonce is FaceTiming Jay-Z, excitedly talking about how she can fit into her costume after giving birth. The less-than-enthusiastic response struck a chord with the pregnant Clinton, 39.
“I said, ‘Marc, if that’s ever me, you better have more enthusiasm,'” she tells The Cut. “It wasn’t the ‘I’m so proud of you. That’s amazing’ that I arguably think any woman deserves, particularly someone who has clearly worked herself body, mind, heart, soul, and spirit to get to that place.”
She adds Mezvinsky “duly noted” the appropriate response the former first daughter or any new mom would expect in that situation.
“I was like, ‘I bet every woman watching this has this sense of, she deserves more enthusiasm,’ and Marc was like, ‘I got it. Can we go back to watching it, please? We’ve talked about it three times in the last 90 seconds,'” she says.
The couple welcomed a son, Jasper, in July. He joins siblings Charlotte, 5, and Aiden, 3.