"I don’t know why lately I’ve been getting so much flack for it," the actress told Extra at the Radio Disney Music Awards on Saturday. "I have a very healthy lifestyle and I’m busy. I have a daughter who’s almost 2 that I carry all the time. She’s just under 30 pounds.”
The 42-year-old star said that even though she doesn't pay much attention to the rumors "what bothers me is I have three daughters, and I’m such an advocate for health and fitness… in moderation. We eat ice cream all the time. I had grilled cheese before we got here.”
Richards was invited to the Disney Music Awards after making a especial appearance on the Disney Channel show "Kickin’ It." Here's a video of Richards, her daughter Zola, 7, and her best friend walking down the red carpet.