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Ashley Graham Gets Real About Becoming a First Time Mom In A Pandemic

Ashley Graham Gets Real About Becoming a First Time Mom In A Pandemic

Ashley Graham took over as host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday (April 23) and opened up about becoming a new mom just as the pandemic hit.

The 33-year-old model shared that her little guy, Isaac, whom she shares with husband Justin Ervin, “made it just in time for the world to shut down.”

“Being a new mom has been really hard as it is, but being a new mom during the pandemic is a whole other level,” Ashley went on, and explained that the pandemic actually gave her perspective on being a new mom as a whole.

She shared that “it gave me the maternity leave that my body could have never asked for. Some working moms have to go back to work just after a few weeks and that’s assuming they even get a maternity leave at all.”

“It’s like these employers are like ‘hey congratulations on growing a whole new human from scratch, but we really need you back at work like A-S-A-P.’ It’s not OK.”

Click inside to see what else Ashley shared about being a first time mom in the pandemic…

Ashley also talked about how being on lock down did give her extra time together with her new little family.

“The lockdown meant that we got to spend a lot of actually extra quality time together as a family,” she shared and revealed the three moved into her childhood home in Lincoln, Nebraska with her mom and her mom’s boyfriend. “It was definitely a real role reversal and it was really tough because we’d be trying to get Isaac to sleep…and we had to be like hey could you please keep it down up there!”

She also shared details about her own postpartum experience.

“So you hear how hard it is, but you can’t fully understand what it’s like until you’re lying in bed, in the middle of the night, listing to your baby scream while your boobs are leaking everywhere. It’s really sexy,” Ashley joked.

Check out her full opening monologue below!

Just recently, Ashley was seen back on the runway!

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