Ashley Graham says seeing her mom’s stretch marks reminded me to love myself

Ashley Graham loves her maternity body!

On Thursday, the 33-year-old model shared on Twitter how a sweet moment with her mother became a lesson in self-love.

“My mom came in this morning while I was putting lotion on my stretch marks. Then she showed me her old stretch marks and reminded me to love myself and be kind to my body. So now I’m reminding you,” she tweeted. .

Fans praised the star for her positive message.

“Loving yourself is the best there is,” said one fan.

“Stretch marks are well worth the baby or babies you get at the end.”

Graham also continued the body positivity by sharing several photos of herself rocking a black bodysuit that showed off her luscious legs and growing belly.

“Lip gloss on, boys are comfortable, we’re ready to go,” she captioned the post.

On Monday, Graham announced that she and her husband Justin Ervin were expecting twin boys, with a sweet video showing their reactions to the pregnancy and learning that they were going to have two babies. The couple are already parents to 1-year-old Isaac.

Since the birth of her first son in 2020, the model has not been afraid to give love to her stretch marks. Last year she was praised by fans for sharing bikini photos that made the stretch marks front and center.

In an interview with People in 2020, she spoke about the importance of being authentic to her fans.

“There’s always a question of what do you want us to retouch and what do you want us to get out of it? And I said, ‘Nothing’, except from a clamp holding the DIY background,” she explains. “I want people to see who I am because everyone has a story… A lot of women I talk to have image issues, body confidence issues. I want them to understand that we all have things that society has told us to deal with and why should we do that? So here I am with mine and proud.”