Concentrating on her son! Sharna Burgess is still in new mom bliss with son Zane — and the professional dancer is not putting any pressure on herself when it comes to her postpartum body.
“Honestly, I thought I would [feel pressure]. I thought it would because of having been an athlete and my body being my career — it’s not just about aesthetics on the outside, it’s about how my core feels to be able to dance and do what I do. I thought I would feel that pressure,” Burgess, 37, exclusively revealed to Us WeeklyWednesday, July 27. “[But] I don’t have pressure on myself.”
The native of Australia noted that she was considering returning to work after giving birth to her first child on June 28. “I would love to do the next season of Dancing With the Stars. It’s a conversation — I have to wait another two weeks before I can work out to test my body to see,” she continued. “But as far as aesthetically getting the weight off or worrying about what I look like, I had the initial fear of looking in the mirror and seeing where I was at.”
She added: “But I was — and this is the honest truth — so overjoyed and grateful and blessed to have this beautiful baby. It was like, ‘I’ll get back to me, but I have him now and that’s worth everything.’”
According to Burgess, there is a “chance” she will be involved with season 31 of DWTS. “I would love to be a part of it if my doctors and my body allows,” she shared. “It’s an exciting thing [that] it’s over on Disney+ now. … But if I’m not there dancing in person with them, I will for sure be supporting from the sidelines or in the audience.”
The ballroom dancer was also reunited with her coworkers, who came to visit her baby.
“Lindsay [Arnold]I have been trying to arrange a trip to come here to meet baby Z. Peta MurgatroydNaturally [visited], Daniella Karagach Pasha Pashkov. Many have met him. They love him. They think he’s the cutest thing,” Burgess gushed. “Some people think he looks like me. Some people think he is Bri. I think it’s this crazy mix of, like, my head, but Brian’s features. What I do know is that they can change from day to day. One minute, I think that I can see what he looks like [and]The next minute it will change. He’s a beautiful kid, if I do say so myself.”
Burgess welcomed her baby with joy Brian Austin Green late last month. The actor, 49, also has 20-year old son Kassius with ex Vanessa Marciland sons Noah, 9, Bodhi 8, and Journey, 8 with ex-wife Megan Fox. Following Zane’s arrival, Fox, 36, already paid a visit to meet her ex-husband’s new baby.
“She came in and got some Zane snuggle time,” Burgess told Use, adding that the actress called Zane “super cute” and a “chill” baby. “Which was wonderful and really great to see.”
Christina Garibaldi reporting