Chanel Iman Is Expecting

Model Chanel Iman has just announced that she is pregnant!

In a post via Instagram, Iman shared a black and white photo of her growing belly with the caption, "Daddy and Mommy can’t wait to meet you. As I approach motherhood I want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and mommies to be". She also shared additional maternity images on Instagram.


This will be the first baby for both the 27-year-old model and her husband, Sterling Shepard. Shepard, a wide receiver for the New York Giants, posted a photo from their announcement shoot as well. He and Iman are shirtless, wearing only distressed jeans, the tops of their Calvin Klein underwear peeking from the denim. He is gently kissing her belly while she stares brazenly at the camera.

The couple were married in Beverly Hills on March 3rd, 2018. Iman wore a gorgeous Zuhair Murad gown that was composed of layers of lace and floral decor.

"I never really envisioned wearing something like that for my wedding," Iman told Brides Magazine. "But the moment we put it on, we all loved it! It was so chic and unusual but also felt a little vintage".

Iman, who shares both African-American and Korean heritage, made a splash in the modeling world when she was dubbed "Baby Angel" among Victoria's Secrets' elite Angels.  Though her career has landed her gigs with some of the most high-end brands on the market, she has yet to model for her namesake company, Chanel.

The model has been working to break down barriers in the fashion world where diversity in campaigns can be an issue. In an interview with Teen Vogue Iman commented, "I think it was a struggle when I first started, just because it was always one black girl per show, or campaign, or whatever it was. I couldn't stand it, because I just felt like I was being judged a lot, rather than accepted for who I was".

She went on to add, "I feel like fashion's opened up a lot with having rappers in campaigns, and more color on the runway, but of course there's room for more of it, and more diversity. It's nice to be part of a culture change".

We wish Chanel and her hubby the best of luck with their little bundle of joy!


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