Maren Morris Reveals Why She Will No Longer Show Her Son’s Face On Social Media
Since becoming a mom in March, Maren Morris has quickly learned that being a mom in the age of social…
Maren Morris; Photos via Instagram
Since becoming a mom in March, Maren Morris has quickly learned that being a mom in the age of social media is not easy.
The superstar experienced mom-shaming first-hand late last month after sharing a photo of herself and her son Hayes on the lake in a massive inflatable golf cart. The adorable snap, in which “The Bones” singer captioned “Motor-floatin,” featured Morris and Hayes soaking up the sun in matching swimsuits. Internet trolls were quick to flood the post with comments about the safety and well-being of her infant son, criticizing her for having him in the water without a life jacket on.
That instance prompted Morris to make the decision to no longer share photos of his face on social media.
“I’m gonna be a little more private about [Hayes],” Morris, 30, revealed during an interview with Andy Cohen on a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live. She went on to reveal that she will no longer display her son’s “face in photos on social media anymore.”
“It’s been so fun sharing photos of him, but I feel like … you know, I can take someone saying my music sucks or I’m ruining country music, but for some reason, the mother card, I can’t emotionally handle right now,” she continued. “So I was like, ‘I’m just gonna protect myself and him from it.’”
Morris went on to clarify that Hayes was not in a dangerous situation when the photo was taken.
“But I will say, he was completely safe. We were tied to a dock; I was in a foot of water on a float to get a photo,” she said.
At the time, her husband, Ryan Hurd, came to her defense on social media, writing, “I’d like to say, my wife usually doesn’t need me to defend her, but she’s a great mom, and my kid was not unsafe on a float in 1 feet [sic] of water being held by an adult with 5 people watching so she could get a picture.”
Cohen and Morris both agreed on one thing: “people are a–holes on social media.”
“They really are,” the Grammy-winner agreed.
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Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.