Welcome Sly! Emily Ratajkowski is a Mom.
Emily Ratajkowski has taken to her personal Instagram account to let her fans and followers know that she has given birth to her first child. In the photo, the model cradles her newborn close to her breast with soft lighting and the feeling of an angelic atmosphere. She captioned the shot, “Sylvester Apollo Bear has joined us earth side. Sly arrived 3/8/21 on the most surreal, beautiful, and love-filled morning of my life.”
Personal and Professional Life
Ratajkowski, a supermodel who rose to fame from her appearance in the popular music video for Robin Thicke’s song “Blurred Lines,” was born in London and started her career as a teenage actress. She has since gone on to gain major Instagram fame, boasting over 27 million followers. She has also written a book titled, “My Body”, and created a clothing brand, Inamorata. Ratajkowski is married to film-producer Sebastian Bear-McClard, whom she wed in 2018.
With so many decisions to make regarding birth, the new mom and her partner decided quickly on one of them. The model made headlines when she penned an article for Vogue titled, “Emily Ratajkowski on Pregnancy and Why She Doesn’t Want to Reveal the Gender of Her Baby”. She starts the piece writing, “When my husband and I tell friends that I’m pregnant, their first question after ‘Congratulations’ is almost always, ‘Do you know what you want?’ We like to respond that we won’t know the gender until our child is 18 and that they’ll let us know then.” This method of thinking seems to be wildly accepted and an even more encouraged approach to pregnancy now. The piece is glued together with photographs of the expecting mother’s growing bump, which she has also showcased on social media.
Emily kept her audience in tune during her pregnancy, touching on the more intimate and personal details of expecting. She said, “Pregnancy is innately lonely; it’s something a woman does by herself, inside her body, no matter what her circumstances may be.” I think as mothers, we can all sympathize and understand the complex wave of emotions preparing for a child can bring. We can only hope that she continues to share her honesty with the world throughout this new role.
Welcome to motherhood, Emily! May Sly and your family settle in nicely, together. Congratulations!