Dancing With the Stars pro Sharna Burgess is currently expecting her first child with Brian Austin Green, who happens to be Megan Fox’’s ex. And as a result, Sharna’s been dealing with a lot of comparisons between her relationship with Brian and Megan’s former relationship with Brian—which she finally addressed during a recent Instagram AMA.
In response to a follower who said, “How do you deal with following in Megan Fox’s footsteps?” E! News reports that Sharna went ahead and wrote this:
“Normally, I won’t answer these types of questions. But I think many women struggle with comparing themselves to a partner’s x. Or to other women in general. That’s because society has made it out that we are a bitchy and competitive gender, that we can’t be possibly be happy with who we are without wanting what ‘she’ (whomever that is to you) has. We are measured by the looks and our weight more than anything else.”
She then answered the actual question of how she “deals” with following in Megan’s footsteps with a simple: “I don’t.”
“She is her own self and an amazing woman,” Sharna continued. “As I am my own self and an amazing woman. This notion that you ‘follow in the footsteps’ of your partner’s X is dangerous. If you live by that idea, then it will lead to the same result. The relationship ending. You are a unique, one-of-a-kind woman, don’t follow in anyone’s footsteps, make your own path. Create the path YOU want.”
She ended her post saying, “Remember that women are wonderful creatures. We do not need to tear down others to make ourselves feel stronger. But helping each other, respecting each other and lifting each other up is what truly makes us unstoppable. A community of women around you is a gift.”