Emily Ratajkowski reveals biggest lesson she’s learned from becoming a mum

After having her son nearly three years ago, Emily Ratajkowski says becoming a mum taught her that her body is an “amazing vessel”.

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Emily Ratajkowski says becoming a mum taught her that her body is an ‘amazing vessel’
Emily Ratajkowski says becoming a mum taught her that her body is an ‘amazing vessel’

Emily Ratajkowski says becoming a mum taught her that her body is an “amazing vessel”.

The model, 32, had her son Sylvester, who is set to turn three in March, with her former husband Sebastian Bear-McClard, 36, who is rumoured to have cheated on her and is also currently facing allegations of sexual misconduct by multiple women.

She told Glamour UK about motherhood altering her relationship with her body. “It changed the surface-level relationship I had with my image and my body, where it was just this thing to be looked at and it was either doing a good job or a bad job in that regard.

“Now I see it as this amazing vessel that actually knows a lot more than me in some ways.”

Emily also opened up about how she has been judged for her decisions in light of being a mum – and told how she has felt demeaned when people act surprised when they realise she is a mum.

She said: “It’s the classic thing that once a woman becomes a mother, that should be her identity solely, if she’s a good mother.

“I’m an example of that. So, I feel like there’s this sort of confusion: if it’s not just blatant sexism of (on the one hand) ‘She shouldn’t be doing that, she’s a mother,’ which is obvious.

“There’s almost (on the other hand) this, ‘I can’t believe she’s a mom!’ which is also equally not great.

“And I experience that in real life sometimes, even where people are like, ‘That’s your son?’ It’s obviously really flattering.

“I’m like, ‘Oh, yes, I’m a child myself.’

“Or if somebody doesn’t know that I have a child and then I talk about it (they’ll say), ‘Oh, what are you doing here?’ And I’m like, ‘Well, it’s eight o’clock, so he went to bed an hour ago and I have a sitter.’

“There’s always going to be something, right? It’s like being a mom is just an example of what I’ve experienced a million times in my life.”

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