Ashley Graham Pregnant With First Baby

Model mom! Popular model and businesswoman Ashley Graham surprised her fans and followers today when she announced on social media that she and husband Justin Ervin have more to celebrate than just their anniversary — they're expecting their first child!

Graham shared the surprise announcement on her Instagram page, marking her and Ervin's ninth wedding anniversary with their pregnancy announcement. The longtime couple is both featured in the announcement, adjusting the camera so until it pans out to show Graham's growing baby bump. "Surprise!" Graham announces to the camera before the clearly elated couple giggle and kiss. Ervin can't help but rub Graham's baby belly the entire time.

"Nine years ago today, I married the love of my life," Graham captioned the post. "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. "

Ervin shared his own post, featuring a few throwback photos of the couple as he wished his wife a happy anniversary. He also posted a recent picture featuring an ultrasound photo of the couple's baby to-be.

The body-positive supermodel and designer has known she wanted to have children with Ervin for a while, she has just been waiting for the right time. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight in 2016, she revealed that kids were definitely in the couple's plan at some point. "We are going to totally have kids. We are probably going to do it in the next few years," Graham revealed. "Just another part of my brand building."

She reiterated that sentiment in an interview with Elle in February, noting that when the time was right to have kids, the couple would, but that they were in no rush.  "For me, being a wife and being a woman, happiness doesn’t equate to having kids," she says. "Kids will come when they come. Happiness, right now, is building with my husband and building my business."

Although she seems to have been thinking about kids for a while, in a June interview with Allure Magazine she said the idea of starting a family was "just too far down the road for me to even think about." Maybe she was trying to keep it quiet until she was ready to make the big announcement herself.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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