Between being a new mom, adjusting to life in a pandemic and postpartum depression, Maren Morris’ early motherhood journey hasn’t been all sunshine and daisies. In part, the country hitmaker has faced criticism from online trolls who have brutally critiqued how she mothers her 6-month old, Hayes Andrew Hurd.
“I guess I shouldn’t be shocked since I’ve had plenty of trolls come after me before and I can definitely have thick skin when it comes to someone saying my music is terrible or I’m ruining that sanctity of country music. But for some reason, it feels like an extra betrayal when it’s another mother shaming another mother,” Morris shared in a press conference at this year’s ACM Awards.
“I just feel like we all need to give each other some grace. And I would never [shame other mothers]. I’ve learned to be less judgemental all around just by being a mom because it’s extremely humbling,” the “To Hell & Back” singer admits.
Earlier in March, Morris welcomed Hayes with husband and fellow country singer/songwriter, Ryan Hurd. However, Morris later revealed about her struggle with postpartum depression in an interview with CBS This Morning last month.
”I’m kind of coming through the tunnel now. I feel back to normal. Fortunately, I was able to do phone therapy during the pandemic,” the singer shared, adding she has “people that love me around me that are like, ‘Hey, if you’re drowning right now, there’s help.’”
One thing she’s learned over the last few months of adjustment as a mom, wife, country singer and touring artist? The importance of loving one another.
“Just love each other and give each other good advice. Even if it’s unsolicited, at least it’s good advice. I would just say like, let’s do better, and not put someone down that’s obviously trying their best.”