Ashley Graham is currently pregnant with her first child, as the world learned last Wednesday (August 14), when she shared the news on Instagram. “Nine years ago today, I married the love of my life,” Graham wrote with a video of her and her husband being adorable. “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. 😘”
As it tends to happen during pregnancy, Graham’s body is changing as the baby grows—and she’s clearly excited about the process: On Sunday (August 18), she posted a nude photo of herself to Instagram, showing off some stretch marks. “Same same but a little different,” she wrote in the caption.
Other celebrity friends were here for her post: “❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️,” Lily Aldridge commented. Makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes dropped in three two-heart emojis. Even Dr. Pimple Popper got in on the emoji shower: “💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💥💥💥”
Fans were also excited to see Graham’s pic: “I freaking love you for this… ” one wrote. “This is me, what I look like. Fabulous empowering amazing beautiful fearless!!!”
Graham’s shown off her body-IRL to fans before on Instagram before, and she’s long been an advocate for body positivity of all kinds. “I’m using my body to let other women know that imperfections are OK. That cellulite, rolls, curves, all of it, things that jiggle that shouldn’t be jiggling, it’s OK,” she told Glamour in 2015.
Or, as she captioned another iconic pic, “I workout. I do my best to eat well. I love the skin I’m in. And I’m not ashamed of a few lumps, bumps or cellulite.. and you shouldn’t be either. #beautybeyondsize #lovetheskinyourein.”
During pregnancy or otherwise, we’re here for all of the positivity and realness Graham has to share, whenever she wants to share it.