Anyone who’s been pregnant knows that self-care is an important step in surviving those long nine months. Model Ashley Graham recently opened up about how she’s putting herself first.
The celebrity showed off her burgeoning baby bump with a nude photoshoot. In the picture, Ashley was only wearing a bathrobe and hid her chest behind her expertly placed hands. The model was looking off into the distance as her growing belly was on full display. But it was the caption that caught the most attention.
“Practicing some serious self-care and feeling grateful for an hour and a half of massage bliss,” she wrote in the Instagram caption alongside an emoji of a woman with a towel on her head. The celebrity had clearly headed to her masseuse to get some rest and relaxation in as she enjoys her second trimester.
Some fans were curious as to who took the steamy photo. “Cool story, yo. Who took the pic?…” One fan wrote. Ashley was quick to reply, writing, “My sexy husband in a robe as small as mine did!” The happy parents-to-be recently celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary at the Le Barthelemy Hotel & Spa, located on St. Bart’s in the Caribbean. The hotel is likely where the sultry photo was taken. Ashley and Justin Ervin were married in 2010.
The couple made their pregnancy announcement earlier this month with a sweet Instagram video that also celebrated their anniversary. “Nine years ago today, I married the love of my life. It has been the best journey with my favorite person in the world!” Ashley wrote on social media alongside the video. “Today, we are feeling so blessed, grateful and excited to celebrate with our GROWING FAMILY!”
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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. 😘
Fans have appreciated how candid Ashley has been about her pregnancy since making the announcement. Sure, she’s posted some steamy photos showing off her bump, like this one. But the star has also been open about how pregnancy has changed her body. Last week, Ashley was praised for sharing a photo that flaunted her stretch marks.
“Same same but a little different,” she captioned a picture that showed off her bare stomach and thighs. Fans didn’t hold back their appreciation in the comments. “This is what girls need to see,” one follower wrote. “We need this as a reference for real and relatable. Women young and old. Thank you!”
We’re sure Ashley will continue posting and being open about her pregnancy via social media as she gets farther along- and we can’t wait!