Jessica Biel, mum to 18 month-old toddler Silas, revealed a quirky and (possibly) relatable habit on the weekend. Jess uploaded a pretty hilarious, and probably delicious, image to Instagram and we’ve suddenly got all the questions about how things roll in the Biel-Timberlake residence/bathroom. We’re also feeling very, very hungry.
Delighted, yet confused
Jess’s shot features an empty plate, a cup and the hashtag #ShowerEats, with the shower head whooshing refreshingly across the frame. Jess’s Instagram caption tells us that the snack-sip-combo that went before was:
“Yes. I eat in the shower. I admit it. Chicken apple sausage and espresso. Try it. I dare you. #ShowerEats.”
Wait. What? Like we said. ALL OF THE QUESTIONS!
Firstly, who knew that superstar-type people possibly struggled to find time to eat/shower and thus need to combine the two in a genius #mumgoals kind of way?! (Rumour has it that shower cocktails are a thing too, but we are yet to confirm.)
Secondly, who cooked that sausage? Please tell us that it was Justin Timberlake . Please tell us that he was holding the baby whilst flipping a snack for Jess as she sang ‘Bringing Sexy Back’ in the shower stall. Fun fact: JT owns a New York BBQ restaurant called Southern Hospitality, so it’s definitely in his skill set!
Thirdly, what even is a chicken apple sausage? We’re not sure if we’re okay with it, but will keep an open mind.
Bringing sausage back. Yeah.
It’s not the first time Jess has posted about #ShowerEats and we have a few theories on the reasons for this spate of squeaky-clean chow:
Maybe, in an admirable case of work-life balance, Jess was doing some very important sausage research, trying to settle on new suppliers for her family-friendly restaurant, AUFudge?
Perhaps this was a case of making time for the often-hoped-for yet hard-to-prioritise mum shower and taking it next level – by adding a restorative, snacky side?
It could be an extension of the Biel-Timberlake clan’s tendency to eat in situ? Timberlake has revealed that he takes a snack-laden esky with him wherever he goes, so perhaps this is just their thing?
Or it could just be that Jess just raided the fridge, whipped up a coffee and locked the bathroom door in a desperate act of comfort eating/de-toddlering retreat.
Clean eating, next-level style
Whatever her actual reasons for the damp snacking, we are really glad she shared.
It gives us the opportunity to ponder WHY it has it taken so long for us to find out about #ShowerEats? Is this the ultimate case of clean eating? And is this an actual thing?
Do mums really eat in the shower? Or is this just a Biel-ism?
Also … doesn’t the food taste a bit damp? Discuss!