Emily Ratajkowski was 'relieved' when she learned she was having a son


Emily Ratajkowski was ‘relieved’ when she learned she was having a son… though she ‘initially’ wanted a girl


Emily Ratajkowski says she was ‘relieved’ when she learned she was having a son.

The model/actress-turned-essayist, 30, talked about sex, anger, and the slippery nature of ’empowerment’ with  Elle magazine ahead of the release of her debut book My Body on November 9th.

While in conversation with writer Lisa Taddeo, Emily explained how her own experiences with misogyny made her wary of raising a girl.

‘I wanted a daughter initially, but when I found out I was having a son, I was so relieved,’ she told Taddeo, who wrote the nonfiction tome Three Women and the novel Animal.

Relief: Emily Ratajkowski told Elle magazine she was 'relieved' when she learned she was having a son

Relief: Emily Ratajkowski told Elle magazine she was ‘relieved’ when she learned she was having a son

Emily welcomed son Sylvester Apollo Bear in March of 2021.

She went on to admit how raising a daughter could trigger some of her own past trauma, saying: ‘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 I Feel Pretty actress recalled: ‘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.”‘

Oh boy! Emily welcomed son Sylvester Apollo Bear in March of 2021

Oh boy! Emily welcomed son Sylvester Apollo Bear in March of 2021

Reminders: She went on to admit how raising a daughter could trigger some of her own past trauma, saying, '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.' Seen November 1 above

Reminders: She went on to admit how raising a daughter could trigger some of her own past trauma, saying, ‘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.’ Seen November 1 above

In the interview Emily also talked about giving birth, calling it a ‘the most powerful physical experiences.’

‘I hate the idea that you become a mother and everything changes,’ Emily, who has been wed to film producer Sebastian Bear-McClard since 2018.

‘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.’

‘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.’

Accusations: Last month, she accused Thicke of 'groping' her bare breasts behind the scenes of the 2013 Blurred Lines music video in an essay named after the song included in My Body

Accusations: Last month, she accused Thicke of ‘groping’ her bare breasts behind the scenes of the 2013 Blurred Lines music video in an essay named after the song included in My Body 

Another one of Emily’s essays details her alleged assault at the hands of singer Robin Thicke. 

Last month, she accused Thicke of ‘groping’ her bare breasts behind the scenes of the 2013 Blurred Lines music video in an essay named after the song included in My Body.

In a selfie from a photoshoot that Emily posted in mid-October, she said she wrote about her experiences filming the video because ‘it says so much about the evolution of my beliefs and politics.’

She added that it was initially a good experience, as she was ‘surrounded by women I liked and trusted,’ but Thicke’s alleged assault changed her perception of the set. 

Explanation: In a selfie from a photoshoot that Emily posted in mid-October, she said she wrote about her experiences filming the video because 'it says so much about the evolution of my beliefs and politics'

Explanation: In a selfie from a photoshoot that Emily posted in mid-October, she said she wrote about her experiences filming the video because ‘it says so much about the evolution of my beliefs and politics’

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