Nobody is created to be perfect. Many of us live and learn the fact. But there is a select group of people who love ignoring that each of us is born with imperfections and the internet is full of them. The users on social media platforms often go below the belt mocking others, especially when it comes to celebrities who are often on their radar.
The same thing has been happening with Workin’ Moms actress, Catherin Reitman. She has been enjoying the popularity of her show, but at the same time, many trolls on the internet are trolling her for her lips. In fact, she has been the target of many downright and hurtful posts and tweets.
Here’s everything to know about Catherine Reitman and why people troll her for her appearance.
Who is Catherine Reitman?
Catherine Marcelle Reitman, also known as Catherine Reitman, is a Canadian-American actress, writer, and producer. She was born on the 28th of April, 1981, in Los Angeles to Slovak-born Canadian film director Ivan Reitman and French-Canadian actress Genevieve Robert.
After completing her school, she enrolled at the University of Southern California and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in acting. She made her first film appearance at the very young age of seven years when her mother got her cast in the comedy crime movie, Twins. The movie starred some top-rated actors, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, and Kelly Preston. It also won four awards and was nominated for one Golden Globe.
Catherine is not just an actress. She is also a film writer and producer. Her popular series, Workin’ Moms, where she plays the lead, is also written by herself. The series stars other actors, Dani Kind, and Juni Rinaldi, and has been successfully airing since 2017.
It follows the story of four mothers and friends living in Toronto, Canada, trying to balance their love and family life. Over time, it has won four awards and been nominated for 25 others.
The Whole Internet Discusses Her Lips
Even though she should be known more for her acting talent and successful series, the users on the internet do not budge an inch when it comes to discussing her lips. There are often discussions like what is wrong with her upper lip and did she have surgery.
Many people saw Catherine’s upper lip in the show and assumed she had a botched surgery after comparing her before and after photos. Some fans even stated that her upper lip was spoiling the series for them.
What Happened to Catherine’s Upper Lip?
According to sources, Catherine’s upper lip is believed to have been deformed because of surgery. The failed surgery appeared to result in granulomas after the treatment. As a result, she cannot close her mouth due to a mass of tissue caused due to inflammation, infection, or the presence of a foreign substance.
Reportedly, the actress opted for another surgery to fix this problem. The botched doctors, Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif advised her to do it. However, she has not confirmed the story regarding her lip augmentation.
Many times too much skin is removed from the upper lip, resulting in an unnatural shape and curve. Ultimately, it is not harmonious with the rest of the face, making the upper lip look bigger than the lower one.
Some theories suggest she has had lip surgeries; others claim it is her natural lips. It leaves the internet divided. The actress is continuously shamed. It’s no surprise that her admirers defend her and admire her ability to laugh at all allegations. In fact, Catherine was also seen making fun of her lips in her own show, which according to a fan, is the equivalent of roasting yourself about something you are sensitive about before your friends can.
The Actress Suffered from Post-Partum Depression
While Catherine has never shared her opinions about the appearance of her lips or confirmed surgery rumors as such, she had been vocal about her struggle with postpartum depression.
She created this show based on her experience with postpartum depression and her determination to laugh through the suffering. She even expressed her views about it in an article.
“By fleshing out my sadness, exposing the strange and funny angles to it, I began to recognize the ‘me’ that I was before having my son. So I committed to retelling the postpartum scenes I had lived, but with one glaring change. I wrote myself as four different characters who I knew would outgrow this period.”
She was Teased in Her Childhood
Though Catherine has never directly addressed the rumors about the surgery, she did admit to being teased about her appearance, her mouth in particular, since childhood.
In one of the interviews, she stated how she was bullied in school and was called ‘horse mouth’, and other derogatory terms by her peers.
There is more evidence that the shape of her mouth is genetic rather than the result of a botched plastic surgery procedure. Her father, Ivan Reitman, too, has a nearly identical pucker on his lips.
Who is Catherine Reitman Married to?
Catherine is highly secretive when it comes to her love life. She is married to Philip Sternberg since 2009.
Philip is a film producer, director, and actor. He is famous for having served as the President of Candor Entertainment. He has also been associated with many popular movies and TV shows, including City Guys, Firefly, First Flight, and Southland Tales. Philip has written the series The Super and a documentary film Divorce Corp. Interestingly, he took the director’s seat for nine episodes of her wife’s show.
The couple welcomed their first son, Jackson, in 2013. They were blessed with their second son, Liam, in 2016.
What is Catherine Reitman’s Net Worth?
Catherine’s career is successful as ever. Thus, expect her net worth to be handsome. As of November 2020, the actress’s net worth was estimated to be a whopping $1.3 million.
Her Fans Always Come Forth to Defend her Against Trolls
Despite receiving mean trolls about her lips, a select section of the internet and Catherine’s fans do not let this trolling continue for long. Her fans know how to defend her well, and here are the examples.
“I’m obsessed with Catherine Reitman’s lips (in a good way). She is SO cute and so attractive and honestly, I think it suits her.”
“I think Catherine Reitman is beautiful, and her lips and smile are too. Plus she is an amazing actress, and Working Moms is wonderful. I can’t wait until the next season. Catherine, you are beautiful.”
“Catherine Reitman is f–king hilarious and does not deserve to be cyber bullied by these shallow a– people who say her lips are ruining the show. F–k all you mean a– h–s.”
Know Catherine Reitman More
The Actress has Never Addressed Her Haters
We do not know whether the actress has gone under the knife or not to do anything about her appearance. The best thing here is that the actress doesn’t get bothered about these hateful comments.
She is not the Only Person Involved in TV/Film
As stated, the actress has a filmy background. Her father is a film director best known for directing and producing Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II. Her mother, too, is a Canadian actress. Catherine’s brother, Jason, is also associated with TV and films. He is a well-known actor who has been a part of movies like Thank You for Smoking, Juno, and Labor Day.
Catherine was a Mean Girl in Middle School
When she was a child, she had been subject to a lot of teasing and bullying. As a result, she turned into somewhat of a bully to protect herself.
In one of her interviews, she stated, “I knew how to come up with jokes at someone’s expense really fast. After about a year, I snapped out of it, and I still feel deeply ashamed. But it was a survival technique. I was lost and sad and looking for some control. And I realize now, practicing wit.”
The Actress is Highly Detail Oriented
Catherine Reitman is one of the detail-oriented actresses in the industry. She loves paying attention to details and calls it her best skill which sets her apart from others. She is the type of person who notices everything, and she has used this skill to make her show more realistic.
The Actress has Received many Awards and Nomination
Catherine Reitman has achieved many laurels when it comes to awards and nominations. In 2018, she was nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards for Best Lead Actress, Comedy, and Best Comedy Series for Workin’ Moms.
In 2019, she was nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards: Best Comedy Series, Best Lead Actress, Comedy, and Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series. It was the same year where she was jointly nominated for an ACTRA Toronto Award for Outstanding Performance – Ensemble.
She was again nominated next year for two Canadian Screen Awards for Best Comedy Series and Best Direction, Comedy.
The internet is a mean place, and celebrities often become the butt of all jokes and trolls. It is unlikely to know the whole truth about Catherine Reitman’s lips unless the actress tells the world herself. In the meantime, everyone should be nice on the internet. After all, being kind is the least one can do.