Robyn Lawley, who is considered to be the first “plus size” model to appear in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue, has welcomed her first child.
Lawley announced her baby news with a sweet photo of her newborn’s tiny hand on Instagram.
The 25-year-old model, who has been dating Everest Schmidt for over four years, did not reveal if her baby was a boy or a girl.
Lawley did not reveal she was even pregnant until she was already six months along. She admits the pregnancy was not planned, but she was thrilled with the news.
She told Cosmopolitan, “It was unplanned and came a little earlier than expected, but when I found out I was pregnant, I was so excited. I had been eating super clean for the two months before because I was coming back from working on my cookbook, which is filled with decadent dishes.”
Robyn was also candid about the fact when she discovered she was expecting, she thought about whether she wanted to keep her child. She revealed her own mother had an abortion in her early 20’s and said she started researching the pregnancy and saw that 25 was the optimal age for women to have a baby.
Lawley said, “A lot of people said I’d have an easier pregnancy and and easier labour, so I was like,’I might as well do it.'”
She also revealed that she worries if she will regain her figure after giving birth. She admits, “I’ve always been proud of my body, but I feel out of control and I don’t know when I’m going to get my body back.”
The couple are rarely photographed together at events, with the model revealing he doesn’t care for the limelight.
She said, “He actually comes to so many events with me but he’s like, ‘I’ll hold your bag and go in the corner’. It’s awesome having him there – I need him to hold my bag and my coat! – and he makes those fancy event much more fun.”
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