Ashley Graham introduces her twins to the world with intimate breastfeeding photo
Ashley Graham has shared an intimate photo of her newborn twin sons, revealing their names for the first time.
The low-lit image, posted to Instagram, features the model and body-positive activist breastfeeding her babies on the sofa, with one feeding and the other resting on her chest.
Sharing to her 16.4 million followers, the 34-year-old said their names are Malachi and Roman.
Graham's caption reads, "Malachi & Roman. my boys have been the greatest teachers and biggest reminders that I can do hard things. this has not been easy, but it's so worth it. still can't believe i have 3 children. can't wait to share my birth & postpartum journey with you all soon (sic)."
Her director husband Justin Ervin also artistically shared the snap across multiple posts on his Instagram, with a square taken from each section.
He welcomed Malachi and Roman, and on the most recent post, cropped to show his wife's head, he wrote, "I can't express how to describe what I witness day-to-day as @ashleygraham takes every moment of every second to take care of our new little boys. "Impressive" is too small. "Amazing" is closer. "Mother" is perfect. I love you."
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The couple also each shared a moving black and white image of Ervin holding and hugging both of their sons, while Graham shared another of their oldest son, Isaac, two, reaching out to both of his baby brother's.
Graham announced the arrival of their sons on social media on 7 January, writing at the time, "Justin and I are so excited to share that our baby boys are here. They were both early this morning at home and are happy and healthy.
"I'm taking some time to heal up and connect with my husband and three boys, but I truly can not wait to share more with you all."
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Justin and I are so excited to share that our baby boys are here. They were born early this morning at home and are happy and healthy.
I’m taking some time to heal up and connect with my husband and three boys, but I truly can not wait to share more with you all.
— Ashley Graham (@ashleygraham) January 7, 2022
Graham announced she was pregnant again for the second time last July. "The past year has been full of tiny surprises, big griefs, familiar beginnings and new stories. i’m just beginning to process and celebrate what this next chapter means for us," she wrote, tagging her husband.
Then in September, she confirmed she was pregnant with twins, sharing a video of the moment the couple were at an ultrasound, and found out the news. "You're joking me", said Ervin, as Graham laughed "we're going to have three boys!".
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Graham has shared many updates of her pregnancy, including many artistic, and no-filter baby bump Instagram shots, meaning many fans and friends were with her every step of the way and excitedly awaiting the twins' arrival.
She is known for baring all with her bump, particularly showing off and showing the beauty in her stretch marks, helping to de stigmatise them.
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On her latest post with the twins, Cindy Crawford commented, "Superwoman", while Meghan Trainor wrote, "Love this pic so much. Love u. Congratulations queen!", Naomi Campbell said, "So congratulations @ashleygraham So Beautiful", Sophie Bush said "Breathtaking. Congrats mama. So happy for you" and Emily Ratajkowski left a crown emoji.
Fans have also flooded the comments to wish her well, and acknowledging the names saying Malachi and Roman, "Love these names", and "omgg and the namesss" and "Gorgeous. Congrats to you both".