The star and husband Sebastian Bear-McClard are expecting their first child together.
Emily announced the news with a video and essay for Vogue.
In the video, a film by Lena Dunham, she shows off her growing baby bump. Emily tells her unborn child, “We are waiting for you, wondering who you will be.”
She also details some of the pregnancy symptoms she's having, “Too much saliva, bleeding gums, muscle pains in the lower abdomen, every time, no matter how seemingly random, all of these are correct, connected to the making of you.”
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Ratajkowski adds, “I'm reminded, my body is marching onward without any help from me… there is a quietness that comes with pregnancy, a humbling. I'm listening for you.”
In the essay, Emily explains why she and Sebastian will not be revealing their baby's gender.
“When my husband and I tell friends that I'm pregnant, their first question after 'Congratulations' is almost always 'Do you know what you want?' We like to respond that we won't know the gender until our child is 18 and that they'll let us know then. Everyone laughs at this. There is a truth to our line, though, one that hints at possibilities that are much more complex than whatever genitalia our child might be born with: the truth that we ultimately have no idea who — rather than what — is growing inside my belly. Who will this person be? What kind of person will we become parents to? How will they change our lives and who we are? This is a wondrous and terrifying concept, one that renders us both helpless and humbled.”
Emily says they want to raise their child with as few gender stereotypes as possible, adding,“I don't necessarily fault anyone for these generalizations — a lot of our life experiences are gendered, and it would be dishonest to try to deny the reality of many of them. But I don't like that we force gender-based preconceptions onto people, let alone babies. I want to be a parent who allows my child to show themself to me. And yet I realize that while I may hope my child can determine their own place in the world, they will, no matter what, be faced with the undeniable constraints and constructions of gender before they can speak or, hell, even be born.”
The “Gone Girl” star ends with, “I don't try to envision a pink or blue blanket in my arms. I'm too humbled to have any false notions of control. I'm completely and undeniably helpless when it comes to almost everything surrounding my pregnancy: how my body will change, who my child will be. But I'm surprisingly unbothered. Instead of feeling afraid, I feel a new sense of peace. I'm already learning from this person inside my body. I'm full of wonder.”
The same day as the announcement, Emily was spotted in NYC wearing a black cutout dress. Check out the pic below!