Ashley Graham has announced she is expecting her second child with husband Justin Ervin. The thirty-three-year-old model announced the happy news on her Instagram.
"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," the model captioned a maternity photo that showed off her bare baby bump.
Justin and Ashley tied the knot in August 2010 share a son Isaac Menelik Giovanni, who was born in January 2020.
On Father's Day last month, Ashley praised Justin as a father, writing: "Isaac is so fortunate to have such a supportive, loving, compassionate, and incredible dad like you. getting to witness you be a father is the greatest gift."
And in February 2021, she revealed that she was excited to grow her family with her husband. "I would get pregnant yesterday if I could," she said in a profile for the WSJ Magazine. "I've 'accidentally' had unprotected sex while I'm ovulating just to see if I can while I'm breastfeeding."
In the same interview, Ashley uncovered what it was like becoming a mother in those first few months of the pandemic and how it impacted her identity.
"There's Ashley the brand and then there's Ashley the mom, wife — and we're all stuck under one roof together. Who is she? I've been talking to a therapist about it now, too. I've always morphed," she said, explaining that she began therapy in May.
In October 2020, Ashley was very candid about her sex life post-baby, saying "A lot of women have asked me, 'Were you afraid to have sex again?' Not at all, and the reason I wasn't was because I know my vagina was made to have a baby and to push it out, and I knew it was going to go right back [to what it was]. Everything's still in there, it all feels the same, the furniture is just probably rearranged."
"I feel like I'm now a working-mom extraordinaire. I was very organized before, but now I'm even more organized — and when I say organized, I mean I have a Mary Poppins bag that has everything in it, including my breast pump that looks like a mini-robot that comes with me."
Ashley has always been very open and honest surrounding her pregnancy, opening up about motherhood while celebrating Isaac's first birthday in January. In a YouTube video, she gave fans a month-by-month recap of her first year as a mother.
"I learned to love in a way that I never knew I could love. Never. 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," she said.
"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."
Congratulations and good luck to the lovely couple!