TEEN Mom star Ashley Jones revealed she’s been “purposely gaining weight” as it makes her feel more “womanly.”
The mother-of-one slammed trolls for negatively commenting on her body and telling her to “prove” that she’s not actually pregnant.
Ashley, who shares daughter Holly, four, with her fiance Bar Smith, has been battling pregnancy rumors for months.
During a new Instagram Q&A, the Teen Mom 2 star was once again bombarded with rude speculation, with one follower even demanding: “Prove that you aren’t pregnant.”
The MTV personality clapped back, responding: “Prove that you aren’t small minded by giving me a list of reasons a woman can gain weight.”
Some followers were a bit more sincere with their questions and showed their concern for Ashley’s feelings.
One of them asked: “Does everyone asking if you’re pregnant make you feel self conscious?”
As Ashley said she’s “aware that you guys are used to seeing me very thin,” it doesn’t bother her that much that everyone’s been curious about the recent changes to her body.
Of the transformation, she revealed: “In the last few months I’ve been purposely gaining weight.”
The 24-year-old continued: “I’m a size 12 and I couldn’t be happier. I feel more womanly and curvy than ever.
“I’m happy I didn’t get a BBL cause baby… I would have been dragging a serious wagon.”
She added that while she isn’t too affected by all the comments, not everyone is the same and people should be more aware of that.
“To someone else the comments can be very harmful and it would be nice if people realized that the woman body is more than just a baby machine,” Ashley said.
Last month, Ashley called it "annoying" that she needs to constantly shut down pregnancy rumors.
She wrote on her Instagram Stories: "I always see rumors that I'm pregnant and honestly it's annoying.
"I'm very much happy with my weight and the size of my family."
She added, "Once I do get pregnant I will not share the news because y'all are negative and irritating," alongside several laughing face emojis.
The MTV star accompanied her statement with a photo of herself posing in a tight knit dress and sneakers.
It was earlier that month that she shut down speculation for the first time.
She wrote during an Instagram Q&A: "It’s funny because just a year ago I was so skinny everyone was concerned.
"I’m not pregnant. I’m 150lbs and full all the time.”
Another Teen Mom fan asked “how [she] gained weight” over the last few months.
Ashley explained: “I just started eating anything and everything. I do not recommend lol but it worked for me.
“I was a 4, now I’m a size 10 in Zara.”
Ashley previously blasted trolls for claiming that, as a mom, she “goes out too much.”
The 24-year-old told followers that she has “an identity outside of being a mom.”
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