Model Ashley Graham is a mom for the first time!
Over the weekend, Graham welcomed a baby boy with husband Justin Ervin.
On Monday, Graham shared the happy news on her Instagram Story. Along with tagging her husband, Ashley wrote, “At 6:00pm on Saturday our lives changed for the better. Thank you all for your love and support during this incredible time.”
Graham has not revealed the name of her bundle of joy or any other details.
Less than a week ago, Ashley expressed how excited she was to meet her son. Along with a nude photo, she wrote on Instagram, “beside myself with excitement to meet you, lil man🖤 shot by his dad @mrjustinervin.”
In August, Ashley announced she was pregnant. Along with a video showing off her growing baby bump, Graham wrote, “Nine years ago today, I married the love of my life. It has been the best journey with my favorite person in the world! Today, we are feeling so blessed, grateful and excited to celebrate with our GROWING FAMILY! Happy anniversary, @mrjustinervin ❤️ Life is about to get even better. 😘.”
Justin shared a pic of the sonogram, writing on Instagram, “To my forever love and my daily inspiration. Happy anniversary @ashleygraham These 9 years have played out like a lifetime. I guess it’s because my life really started once you came into it. Now that we’ve made a life together, let’s make a life together. I love you and I love us. All of us…”
Months ago, Ashley revealed that they were expecting a boy during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” She screamed, “I’m gonna be a mommy to a boy!”
The 32-year-old has been documenting her pregnancy for months, even revealing that she gained 50 lbs. She shared in December, “Throughout my pregnancy so far I’ve gained 50lbs. And the best part is, I don’t care!”
She added, “I have never felt better, and I am so thankful that my body and son have allowed me to be as mobile and flexible as I have been. Between working out, yoga, acupuncture and lymphatic massages — I finally feel like I figured out this whole pregnancy thing and how to feel my best.”
Last year, Ashley shared her thoughts on having kids, telling Elle, “For me, being a wife and being a woman, happiness doesn’t equate to having kids. Kids will come when they come. Happiness right now, is building with my husband and building my business.”
Ashley and Justin met at church in New York City, but didn’t hit it off until their second date. They also waited until marriage to have sex. During an appearance on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop podcast, she revealed, “He and I did not break my rule, and his rule as well, because I didn’t know that he was also trying to wait until he was married to have sex as well.”
As for the secret to their nearly 10-year marriage, Ashley told Us Weekly in January, “My husband and I don’t see each other very often, and when we are out of alignment, which with every couple, it happens, we have sex and we get back into alignment. We also communicate and we talk.”
“That works for us. It doesn’t work for everyone. Also, when we’re having a lot of sex, we’re all over each other,” Graham emphasized. “And when we’re not having a lot of sex, we are kind of like, ‘Ew, get away.’ So why not in those moments that are so precious to us and we don’t get to see each other very often, why not just have sex? But… if we both had 9 to 5 [jobs] and we saw each other every day, I don’t know if that would be my piece of advice.”