Olivia Munn Opens Up About Postpartum Hair Loss
Olivia Munn has been acting since the early 2000s. Known for her wholehearted embrace of nerd culture, she has appeared in movies such as Magic Mike, Date Night, and Deliver Us from Evil. Recently, the actor, known for starring in the TV drama The Newsroom, has been in the headlines for her relationship with comedian John Mulaney. In late 2021, Munn and Mulaney welcomed their first child. And since then, she has been open about motherhood, including her problems with postpartum hair loss.
When did Olivia Munn have her baby?
Olivia Munn and John Mulaney were first linked in May 2021 amid a swirl of scandal as Mulaney divorced his wife and completed a highly publicized stint in rehab. Throughout the summer and fall of 2021, Mulaney and Munn remained silent regarding their relationship status, but in September 2021, the former Saturday Night Live staff writer confirmed he and Munn were expecting a baby.
In an interview on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Mulaney raved about Munn.
“In the spring, I went to Los Angeles and met and started to date a wonderful woman named Olivia,” the comedian told the former SNL cast member. “And we’re having a baby together. I was nervous when I was about to say the news!”
In November 2021, Munn gave birth to the couple’s son, Malcolm Mulaney. Munn remained mum during the early days of her pregnancy, but since welcoming her son, the actor has been open about her experience with new motherhood.
What did Olivia Munn say about postpartum hair loss?
Recently, Munn took to Instagram to share a photo of her adorable son. She also shared insight into her ongoing struggle with postpartum hair loss.
Los Angeles fashion designer Amber Farr commented on Munn’s post, praising the actor’s luscious locks. “Can I just have your hair for one day please?” she asked.
“ummm it’s falling out in clumps post partum,” Munn replied. “I’ll let you have it once I can grow it back and give it to you in better condition.”
Postpartum hair loss is a common concern among people who’ve recently given birth, with 40 to 50% experiencing symptoms such as hair loss and thinning, Baby Gaga explains. The cause of postpartum hair loss comes down to hormone fluctuations, and though the symptoms can be frustrating, they aren’t permanent.
In fact, postpartum hair loss usually stops around a year after giving birth. Though nothing can really “cure” postpartum hair loss, new moms can lessen its effects by eating nutritious food and drinking plenty of water.
The ‘Newsroom’ actor has been open about her postpartum journey
Olivia Munn has discussed other challenges with being a new parent. In March, she shared details about her postpartum journey on Instagram, revealing she has been experiencing anxiety.
“My hips still feel wonky from pushing out a human being, my postpartum anxiety is still here (and horrible), but I got myself up and took my first capoeira lesson today,” Munn wrote (via Too Fab). “Getting back to martial arts made me feel a little more like myself. Hope I can keep it up.”
In addition, the X-Men: Apocalypse actor has faced problems with breastfeeding her son. She admitted in January on social media that although she’d been taking breastfeeding supplements and meeting with lactation consultants, she was still dealing with a low milk supply.
Ultimately, Munn’s transparency is something that can help and inspire other new moms regardless of their celebrity status.