AceShowbiz - Ashley Graham has gotten candid about the reality of being a mother. The 32-year-old mother, who well documented her journey throughout her pregnancy on Instagram, has taken to the photo-sharing site again to share her first experience pumping breast milk in Uber.
On Tuesday, February 25, the host of "American Beauty Star" season 2 shared a video on Instagram Stories showing her pumping breast milk on the backseat of a car. Not yet accustomed to it, she admitted her "first pump in an uber" was "ever so slightly awkward."
Ashley then reposted the video on her account on Wednesday, this time highlighting how her activities during her travel have changed since welcoming her first child. "Use (sic) to answer emails on my uber rides, now I pump before my breasts explode," she shared.
Ashley got pregnant with her first child with her husband Justin Ervin, a videographer, in 2019, almost ten years after they tied the knot in 2010. She broke the news about her pregnancy on August 14 as the couple celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary.
The pluz-size model, who has been promoting body positivity, gave birth to their son, named Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin, on January 18. "At 6:00 p.m. on Saturday our lives changed for the better. Thank you all for your love and support during this incredible time," she announced on her Instagram Story at the time.
Ashley later explained on her podcast "Pretty Big Deal With Ashley Graham" the meaning behind her son's lengthy moniker. Her husband Justin chose the name Isaac when he was in middle or high school, when he brainstormed his future kids' names with his sister.
The pair came up with Menelik during their trip to Ethiopia last Christmas, with Ashley explaining, "Menelik is the first emperor of Ethiopia. It also means son of the wise, and Menelik was the son of Queen Sheba and King Solomon."
"Everything is his name is pointing to legacy," Justin added. "Whether it be Isaac with Abraham Isaac and Jacob, or Menelik being royal African roots."
As for the third name, it was chosen because both Ashley and Justin's grandfathers were called John, and Giovanni is the Italian version of John, and Justin also has partial Italian roots.