Ashley Graham pictured breastfeeding son in lockdown photoshoot

Ashley Graham has sent a photograph to U.S. Vogue magazine showing herself breastfeeding her baby on her family’s Nebraska farm.The model shared the image of herself and her four-month-old son Isaac to the publication for its online Postcards From Home…

Ashley Graham has sent a photograph to U.S. Vogue magazine showing herself breastfeeding her baby on her family’s Nebraska farm.

The model shared the image of herself and her four-month-old son Isaac to the publication for its online Postcards From Home portfolio piece, and added an update about her life during the coronavirus crisis.

“My husband, Justin, my son, and I have been out here on my aunt’s farm,” she reported. “Being here means so much to me. This is where I would come every summer to see my family and be with my cousins.”

In the image, which was taken by Graham’s husband Justin Ervin, the star stands in a field by a wooden barn, her hair swept back by the wind as her son snuggles at her left breast. She is wearing an unbuttoned denim shirt and jeans.

Graham gave birth to Issac in January and the young family, usually based in New York City, have been in Nebraska since March.

Offering a message on how to manage stress during the coronavirus lockdowns, the brunette beauty advised “the most important thing has been remembering to ‘fear not'” and suggested readers, “Turn your TV off, get off social media, and remember not just to think positively, but to speak it, too”.

Along with the image and quote, Vogue editors also included a short video of Graham riding a quad-bike around the farm and laughing.

The 32-year-old has subsequently posted the image and video to her Instagram account, where she thanked the publication “for featuring me among so many amazing creators”.

Other celebrities featured in the piece include model Karen Elson, actress Florence Pugh, and designer Marc Jacobs.

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Ashley Graham asks fans for post-baby wellness tips

Ashley Graham has taken to social media to ask her fans for post-baby wellness advice.The model/TV presenter and her husband Justin Ervin welcomed their first child, a son named Isaac, in January. Ashley has regularly shared updates with her 10 million…

Ashley Graham has taken to social media to ask her fans for post-baby wellness advice.

The model/TV presenter and her husband Justin Ervin welcomed their first child, a son named Isaac, in January.

Ashley has regularly shared updates with her 10 million Instagram followers since giving birth, and on Tuesday, posted a video of herself practicing some yoga moves on a mat outdoors.

In the accompanying caption, she wrote: “Thirteen weeks postpartum and I’m starting to sort of feel like myself again after giving birth. New mamas – how many weeks postpartum are you? What are you doing to feel like yourself again?”

Ashley was quickly inundated with hundreds of questions and tips from users, with one suggesting trying to get outside for one walk a day, while respecting the coronavirus lockdown rules.

“I’m two weeks PP (postpartum), and just going outside makes me feel like myself again,” they commented, to which the 32-year-old replied: “Being outside makes me feel so good too… The walks are my mental escape.”

Others asked Ashley about her exercise regime and whether or not she was trying to lose weight.

“Don’t stress, everybody is different. And you may gain a lot or not. Most importantly – keep moving! Through pregnancy and after!” she insisted.

Elsewhere, commenters suggested she check out virtual kickboxing classes and YouTube workouts.

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Ashley Graham fled New York for Nebraska just before coronavirus lockdown began

Ashley Graham took a 20-hour drive from New York City to her native Nebraska before the coronavirus lockdown kicked in.The model, who gave birth to her first child 10 weeks ago, had a feeling the Big Apple would shut down and took her mother’s advice t…

Ashley Graham took a 20-hour drive from New York City to her native Nebraska before the coronavirus lockdown kicked in.

The model, who gave birth to her first child 10 weeks ago, had a feeling the Big Apple would shut down and took her mother’s advice to get out of the city with her newborn son Isaac and husband Justin Ervin.

“I was like, ‘Let’s go’,” Ashley told Miley Cyrus during her appearance on the pop star’s Bright Minded Instagram Live show on Tuesday, admitting she’s so glad she took the drive across country.

“It’s been a breath of fresh air. I’m looking out now and I can see grass… I went for a walk.”

And the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model has a positive way of looking at the lockdown, revealing if it wasn’t for the global pandemic she would be back at work now after her maternity leave.

“I’m having that time that I wouldn’t have been able to have…,” Ashley said. “I’m incredibly blessed.”

Ashley also revealed that a family friend lost his life to the coronavirus, but she and her family are well – and she is using her forced time off in Nebraska to focus on working out, eating well and “self-havening”.

“I learned it from my midwife,” she added, explaining it’s the practice of comforting yourself with hugs. “It teaches you touch and how to connect with self. All you’re craving (right now) is someone to give you a hug.”

The former America’s Next Top Model judge is also planning to learn Italian, so she can speak with her husband Justin’s family in Italy.

“I’m going to come out of this knowing a new language,” she laughed.

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Ashley Graham unveils new Revlon collection while in self-isolation

Ashley Graham unveiled her new Revlon collection on social media while self-isolating at home on Tuesday.The 32-year-old model is currently in her home state of Nebraska with her close family, including husband Justin Ervin and newborn son Isaac, and t…

Ashley Graham unveiled her new Revlon collection on social media while self-isolating at home on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old model is currently in her home state of Nebraska with her close family, including husband Justin Ervin and newborn son Isaac, and took to Instagram to share the new Tropical Vibes Collection.

In a video on Tuesday, Ashley joked that she was dressing up just to stay in her own home, in an effort to get some “warmer vibes” in the cold U.S. state, and had used both make-up kits from her collaboration to feel glam.

“Anyone else wearing full glam to zoom meetings and dinner with the family? But in all honesty, getting ready and feeling like I am in my routine for a few minutes of the day gave me a short escape from the brain fog I’ve been feeling,” she wrote in the caption. “Wearing my Revlon Tropical Vibes collection (and trying to channel some warmer vibes in chilly Nebraska).”

The Tropical Pop Kit includes the Tropical Vibes Post Beach Glow Face & Eye Kit, a face and eye palette with 10 shades, and the Tropical Vibes Lip Highlights in Island Hopping, all for $25 (£21).

The second collection, handpicked by the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, is the Tropical Heat Kit, which features the Tropical Vibes Golden Lava Face & Body Bronzer and Lip Highlights in Gold Rush, for $25 (£21).

Last year, Ashley partnered with the make-up giant to release two lip kits, Worship and Unapologetic, both of which sold out in three hours.

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Ashley Graham urges fans to remain calm as she self-isolates

Ashley Graham has urged her followers to remain calm and level-headed as they self-isolate during the coronavirus crisis.The model, who recently welcomed son Isaac with husband Justin Ervin, told her followers on Instagram that she was protecting herse…

Ashley Graham has urged her followers to remain calm and level-headed as they self-isolate during the coronavirus crisis.

The model, who recently welcomed son Isaac with husband Justin Ervin, told her followers on Instagram that she was protecting herself, and those around her, by staying inside to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

More than 170,000 around the world have been infected, with more than 6,500 deaths, since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December. In the U.S, over 3,800 people have contracted the virus and 69 have died.

Cities in the U.S., including New York and Los Angeles, have gone into lockdown, with authorities closing schools, restaurants and office spaces, and telling residents to stay at home to prevent spreading the virus to the elderly or vulnerable.

Ashley took to Instagram to assure her followers and fans that she was fine, but was taking extra precautions amidst the troubling and uncertain times.

“The times we are in feel surreal and have put everything into perspective. I’m using this time to appreciate the family time I get to enjoy with Justin and Issac,” she wrote, noting that she’s focusing on self-care and her mental health while stuck indoors.

“I believe it’s important for us to remain positive, level-headed, calm, and to continue to support each other. It’s also important to take this seriously; if your job allows, socially distance yourself. Even if you’re young and healthy it’s up to all of us to do our part and protect others, especially the elderly and immunocompromised,” she added.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model then used her platform to thank those who are unable to work from home and the doctors and nurses who are caring for the infected.

“We’re all in this together, so in the spirit of ‘love thy neighbor’ let’s lead with love and kindness,” Ashley concluded.

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Ashley Graham marks International Women’s Day with childbirth snap

Ashley Graham shared a personal snap of herself giving birth to mark International Women’s Day on Sunday.The model welcomed a baby boy named Isaac with her husband, director Justin Ervin, back in January. Taking to Instagram to celebrate “the face of m…

Ashley Graham shared a personal snap of herself giving birth to mark International Women’s Day on Sunday.

The model welcomed a baby boy named Isaac with her husband, director Justin Ervin, back in January.

Taking to Instagram to celebrate “the face of my greatest strength”, Ashley opened up about the experience of giving birth alongside a close-up image of her face during labour.

“The greatest pain I’ve ever known and the greatest accomplishment that I’ve ever achieved,” she wrote in the caption. “On this International Women’s Day understand that despite whatever pain or trial we have all experienced as women, we are also strong, powerful and capable of accomplishing greatness.

“Happy International Women’s Day! Let’s all celebrate our, and each other’s strengths today.”

International Women’s Day is held annually on 8 March and celebrates women’s achievements throughout history worldwide.

Accordingly, the post soon attracted comments from Ashley’s celebrity followers.

Amy Schumer wrote, “This pic made me cry,” Helena Christensen posted, “Such powers we possess such strength,” and Christy Turlington added: “Love this so much.”

In recent weeks, the 32-year-old has been praised by fans for candidly documenting her journey as a new mum online, speaking about changes to her body and the challenges of parenting.

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Ashley Graham ‘can’t wait’ to return to gym after having baby

Ashley Graham “can’t wait” to get back in the gym following the birth of her first child. The model and her husband Justin Ervin welcomed a baby boy named Isaac in January, and since then, she has been documenting her new life as a mother on her Instag…

Ashley Graham “can’t wait” to get back in the gym following the birth of her first child.

The model and her husband Justin Ervin welcomed a baby boy named Isaac in January, and since then, she has been documenting her new life as a mother on her Instagram account.

Before and during her pregnancy, Ashley was dedicated to keeping fit and would always carve time out of her schedule to work out, and she recently told her followers she was ready to get back into her exercise routine.

Her trainer Kirk Myers shared throwback footage of her doing a range of exercises on Instagram and she shared a clip of her skipping rope and wrote in the caption, “Cant (sic) wait to get back in the gym!!!!!!!”

The 32-year-old then asked her followers if she should bring back her YouTube fitness series, Thank Bod with Ashley Graham, for her post-pregnancy workouts. It seemed like a popular suggestion, as 90 per cent of her followers clicked on the “Yessss” button to vote and only 10 per cent clicked on “No thanks :(“.

Ashley, who gained 50 pounds (23 kilograms) while pregnant with Isaac, told Harper’s Bazaar before she gave birth that she wasn’t in a hurry to lose the weight straight away.

“It’s unfortunate that this ‘bounce back’ culture exists for new moms,” she said. “We just grew a life inside of our bodies for nine months, and then in addition to raising a newborn, there’s pressure to lose all of the baby weight so quickly.

“Everyone’s postpartum journey is different. My priority will be to make sure that our baby is happy and healthy, and when and if I do decide to lose the baby weight, it’ll be on my own terms.”

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Ashley Graham proudly bares post-baby stretch marks

Ashley Graham has proudly bared her post-baby stretch marks in a new social media post.The model welcomed a son named Isaac with her husband Justin Ervin last month, and taking to Instagram on Monday, she uploaded a snap of her torso, showing the lines…

Ashley Graham has proudly bared her post-baby stretch marks in a new social media post.

The model welcomed a son named Isaac with her husband Justin Ervin last month, and taking to Instagram on Monday, she uploaded a snap of her torso, showing the lines on her stomach.

“Same me. few new stories,” she captioned the image.

Accordingly, Ashley was quickly inundated by praise from her followers and celebrity pals for opening up about the realities of new motherhood.

Lily Aldridge wrote, “Beautiful,” alongside three heart emojis, Joan Smalls commented, “Stunning,” and Doutzen Kroes added: “Women power.”

Elsewhere, Ashley’s mother Linda stated, “Totally worth it!! He’s absolutely wonderful,” and model Iskra Lawrence, who is currently expecting her first child, posted, “Beautiful. Love seeing this! I’ve got none on my tummy yet but getting some new tiger stripes on my hips and booty.”

The 32-year-old’s candid post has already racked up 1.2 million likes.

And it’s not the first time she has opened up about postpartum recovery. Last week, the brunette beauty took to Instagram to share a photo of herself posing in a bathroom while wearing a black top and grey disposable underwear.

“Raise your hand if you didn’t know you’d be changing your own diapers too,” Ashley joked, as she sang the praises of disposable underwear. “No one talks about the recovery and healing (yes even the messy parts) new moms go through. I wanted to show you guys that it’s not all rainbows and butterflies!”

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Ashley Graham shares photo of postpartum body

Ashley Graham has candidly discussed the realities of postpartum recovery following the birth of her first child.The model welcomed a son named Isaac with her husband Justin Ervin on 18 January, and taking to Instagram on Monday, shared a snap of herse…

Ashley Graham has candidly discussed the realities of postpartum recovery following the birth of her first child.

The model welcomed a son named Isaac with her husband Justin Ervin on 18 January, and taking to Instagram on Monday, shared a snap of herself posing in a bathroom while wearing a black top and grey disposable underwear.

“Raise your hand if you didn’t know you’d be changing your own diapers too,” she joked, as she sang the praises of disposable underwear. “No one talks about the recovery and healing (yes even the messy parts) new moms go through. I wanted to show you guys that it’s not all rainbows and butterflies!”

Noting that it’s “been tough”, Ashley thanked her friends for helping her to talk honestly about her recovery after childbirth. She also wants other women to feel confident enough to discuss their own experiences.

“It’s unbelievable the obstacles we still face talking about what women really go through,” the 32-year-old added.

Ashley’s famous friends rallied round to leave supportive comments on the Instagram post, including fellow model Amber Valletta and TV presenter Amanda de Cadenet.

“I’m sending you a care package this week and sending you so much (love),” she wrote.

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Ashley Graham shares newborn son’s name

Ashley Graham and Justin Ervin have named their son Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin.The model and her husband introduced their new arrival on her podcast Pretty Big Deal on Tuesday, with the couple also explaining the meaning behind his moniker. Justin re…

Ashley Graham and Justin Ervin have named their son Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin.

The model and her husband introduced their new arrival on her podcast Pretty Big Deal on Tuesday, with the couple also explaining the meaning behind his moniker.

Justin revealed that he had always loved the name Isaac, while the pair came up with Menelik during their trip to Ethiopia last Christmas.

“Menelik is the first emperor of Ethiopia. It also means son of the wise, and Menelik was the son of Queen Sheba and King Solomon,” said Ashley, while Justin added: “Everything is his name is pointing to legacy. Whether it be Isaac with Abraham Isaac and Jacob, or Menelik being royal African roots.”

The third name was chosen because Ashley and Justin’s grandfathers were both called John, and as a nod to the filmmaker’s Italian heritage.

Elsewhere in the podcast, the 32-year-old revealed she had a completely natural water birth at home on 18 January and welcomed Isaac into the world after six hours of labour.

“I have to say, now that I gave birth and I did it naturally and I felt everything, I feel like there’s nothing I can’t do,” she smiled. “There’s nothing that could come my way where I say, ‘Oh, that’s too hard, I can’t handle that.’ I went through labouring for six hours naturally.”

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