Ashley Graham announces second pregnancy with husband Justin Ervin, shows off baby bump
Ashley Grahm announced the news of her second pregnancy by sharing an almost nude maternity picture on her Instagram
Model Ashley Graham, 33, announced her second pregnancy with husband Justin Ervin on Tuesday, July 13. The couple already has a one-year-old son named Issac. The supermodel announced the news by sharing an almost nude maternity picture on her Instagram handle.
Posing in an unbuttoned white shirt that revealed her bump against a moody backdrop, Ashley wrote, "The past year has been full of tiny surprises, big griefs, familiar beginnings and new stories. i’m just beginning to process and celebrate what this next chapter means for us." Ashley and her husband Justin had welcomed their first child in January last year. Announcing the news on Instagram at the time, she wrote, "At 6:00PM on 01/18/2020, we welcomed 7lbs 5oz of love into our world. Meeting our son has made our hearts incredibly full and we can’t wait to introduce him to you."
In February 2021, Ashley hinted that she was 'more than ready' to have a second baby in a conversation with WSJ Magazine. "I would get pregnant yesterday if I could. I've 'accidentally' had unprotected sex while I'm ovulating just to see if I can while I'm breastfeeding," she said. Two months later, while guest-hosting 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', she told Amy Schumer she was "working on it [having another baby] currently" and said, "Like, in this moment currently working on it." Ashley met cinematographer and producer husband Justin in 2009 in an elevator and the couple got married in 2010.
Graham discussed her experience with motherhood while celebrating her son Issac's first birthday in January this year. "I learned to love in a way that I never knew I could love. People tell you, people try to explain it to you, but you don't know love until you have a child of your own like that. I cannot believe how fast this year went, watching everything: how you turned on your own and crawled on your own and started talking and walking on your own. And how we play with the ball, kicking and throwing, and how your Daddy loves you so much and how much I can see you love him back. It's just this beautiful bond," she said in a YouTube video.
Graham has always been a staunch supporter of body positivity and has broken stereotypes by posting snaps without photoshopping them during her first pregnancy. In her 21 years long career as a model, she has had a lot of firsts. She was the first size 14 model on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue in 2016, the first plus-size model on the cover of Vogue in 2017, and the first curvy model of her generation to receive a major beauty contract in the US as a Revlon ambassador in 2018.