Ashley Graham has been hailed an inspiration for new mums after sharing an ‘unfiltered’ look at her post-baby body.
The 34-year-old model welcomed twins, Malachi and Roman, with husband Justin Ervin in January, two years after having their first child, son Isaac.
Now almost four months after giving birth, Ashley has given fans an update on the changes to her body with a series of candid Instagram photos.
In her latest post, the fashionista is seen taking a selfie in her bathroom mirror while topless and wearing underwear. Another snap shows Ashley tugging her stomach to reveal her stretch marks before giving her followers a closer look at her body.
She captioned the post: ‘Hi, new tummy. We’ve been through a lot. Thank you. #3monthspostpartum.’
Ashley was bombarded with praise from her followers and celebrity friends, including model Helena Christensen, who commented: ‘Amazing the lives you’ve created and carried and pushed into this world.’
Actress Frieda Pinto joined in: ‘And that tummy has the most beautiful, wholesome stories to tell.’
One new mum could relate to Ashley and wrote: ‘Thank you for this because I’m 2 months postpartum and seeing how beautiful you look is really empowering for those of us struggling with the way we look. You are stunning and I love this!’
Sharing their body confidence journey, another fan said: ‘I’ve been frightened for ages about getting pregnant and having stretch marks… but damn!! You make it look beautiful and natural and something to never be ashamed of because your body created life!!! 🔥👏 thank you for the reminder ❤️’
Another wrote supportively: ‘Always so refreshing to see womens bodies raw, unfiltered and in all its glory 😍😍😍 You absolute beauty.’
Malachi and Roman arrived on January 7, a week after their due date.
Announcing their names shortly after, Ashley wrote in an Instagram post: ‘Malachi & Roman. my boys have been the greatest teachers and biggest reminders that I can do hard things.
‘This has not been easy, but it’s so worth it. still can’t believe I have 3 children. can’t wait to share my birth & postpartum journey with you all soon.’
Ashley and Justin, a photographer, first met at church in 2009 and were married a year later. They welcomed their first child, Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin, on January 18, 2020.