“I want more children, so it might be something I deal with later,” said once Emily Ratajkowski, who recently welcomed baby boy Sylvester Apollo.
The supermodel and her husband Sebastian welcomed their first child in March. In a new conversation with Elle, Ratajkowski says she felt “so relieved” when she realised she was expecting a son, even though she was hoping for a daughter.
“I wanted a daughter initially, but when I found out I was having a son, I was so relieved. Because I think that it would bring up — I want more children, so it might be something I deal with later — being sexualized way before puberty and being aware of it,” the My Body author explains. “I have a memory: I did a sexy move down the wall of my parents’ kitchen. I was probably in first grade and my parents were like, ‘Where did you learn that?’ I was like, ‘I fricking learned it. That’s what women do.’ “
“… I hate the idea that you become a mother and everything changes. It’s something I talk about in the book: You go from child to sex object to mother. But it was one of the most powerful physical experiences,” she says. “Being in a room and trusting my body — even though there are people around me who say that they know it better than me or that they have a right to it in some way — was hugely impactful.”