21 January 2011
Clijsters slams pregnancy rumour with panache at Oz Open
Oh if only all famous women responded to unsolicited uterus updates like tennis pro Kim Clijsters.....This little tidbit from Melbourne made my day:
Here's the story: David Cup coach Todd Woodbridge texted one of Clijsters friends, Rennae Stubbs speculating that Clijsters was pregnant again, specifically: "She looks grumpy and her boobs are bigger."
Stubbs told Kim about th e text and as Woodbridge interviewed Clijsters on court after her second round win over Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro at the Australian Open, Clijster's decided to get Woodbridge back...(you can watch the deliciously mortifying footage here)
"You thought I was pregnant," Clijsters said.
Woodbridge, turning a deep shade of purple, shot back, "Well, I guess we've got to ask, are you?"
Clijsters said that no, she wasn’t, but that wasn't the end of it. She read out the text to the crowd:
"You said: 'She looks really grumpy and her boobs are bigger!'"
Woodbridge was mortified, saying: "Well that's the end of my TV career, so thank you very much."
I just love this. While women have alot of reasons to absolutely hate celebrity mums for all of their money and seemingly easy lives, I have to say that the unsolicited uterus speculation really gets to me. It's no one's business to ask a woman if she's pregnant and a million other inappropriate reproductive questions. Clijsters was absolutely correct in making this clear to a man who had no business inquiring about her body based on stereotypes (I mean seriously, 'looking grumpy' could describe most working mothers around the world on any day).