Country singer Maren Morris gave birth to her first child, a son named Hayes Andrew Hurd, on March 23, 2020. She and her husband, singer Ryan Hurd, both shared the exciting news on their Instagram pages.
Morris revealed that her delivery was far from ideal. She endured 30 hours of labor, followed by an emergency c-section – all while the world was, and still is, going through a global pandemic. The coronavirus outbreak has forced hospitals to enforce new regulations, so Hurd was the only person able to be with Morris during labor, delivery, and recovery.
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30 hours of labor ended with an emergency c-section… not what we planned but I learned pretty quickly that night that having a plan for bringing a human into the world is a fool’s errand. All that mattered was that he got here safely. Having him in the middle of a global health crisis was also not in the baby prep books, but here we are. Holding him and healing my body in a maternity ward that’s eerily quiet from us not being allowed visitors or family at this time, but strangely serene. All we hear are monitors beeping and the coos of our infant son. Maybe the sound of the 100th episode of The Office @ryanhurd and I have binged while in here. The admiration we have for the doctors, nurses + healthcare professionals that took care of Hayes & me during our stay cannot be measured in this post. They risked their health every day to make sure ours was okay. I can’t think of anything more selfless than that. Ultimately, I can’t thank every single mother enough for going through what you’ve gone through because I had NO idea how hard it could be, and I’m a measly 4 days in. The world is changing before our eyes and so am I. That’s been a peaceful thing to cling to during these uncertain times. Thinking of you all. 🖤
On April 20, 2020, Morris shared a makeup-free selfie while wearing Hayes in a sling with some Patty Griffin lyrics as her caption.
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“Mary, you're covered in roses, you're covered in ashes You're covered in rain. You're covered in babies, you're covered in slashes You're covered in wilderness, you're covered in stains. You cast aside the sheets, you cast aside the shroud Of another man who served the world proud. You greet another son, and you lose another one On some sunny day and always you stay, Mary.” ✨-patty griffin, my Queen. 🙌🏼
Many comments flooded in complimenting her natural beauty, while a few were critical of her appearance. According to PEOPLE, one person commented, “Stop with the Botox” and included a laughing emoji along with a clown emoji.
Morris didn’t respond to every comment she received, but she did reply to this one.
She said, “Dude, I just went through a pregnancy and we’re in the middle of a quarantine. The Botox has long worn off.” The singer also included a laughing emoji.
Both comments have since been deleted, but not before someone took a screenshot.
What do you think of Morris’ response? Let us know what you would say in this situation.
Take a look at her first performance since welcoming her son, a virtual collaboration with Hozier on their version of “The Bones,” which they performed for the One World: Together at Home concert and TV event.