The actress celebrated her motherhood journey on Sunday by showing off her very first baby bump, in all its natural, totally nude glory.
Fourteen years ago on the verge of a life changing morning… To all of us, biological, adoptive, foster, spiritual, communal, all the den mothers and grand mothers and great grandmothers and great great grandmothers, all the way back, happy Mother’s Day.
A post shared by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on May 13, 2018 at 3:38pm PDT
According to her caption, the 45-year-old Goop founder was pregnant with the older of her two children when the revealing image was taken. Apple Martin, whose father is Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, turns 14 on May 14, making it a double celebration of sorts for the family.
Paltrow’s not the only star who chose to share a private pregnancy photo for Mother’s Day. Actor Ian Somerhalder marked wife Nikki Reed’s first Mother’s Day as a parent by posting a nude maternity photo from her pregnancy with their daughter, Bodhi Soleil, who turns 1 in July.
No filter needed. I remember taking this image of this magical human with a tiny magical human inside. Nicole, you are the warmth of the sun, you are the light of the moon, you are the air in my breath and the ground beneath my feet. How lucky I am to witness you in your most natural and powerful state; as a mother. I’m so profoundly grateful to you for the great sacrifice, patience, will and strength to grow, nurture and push this tiny little angel into the world. You inspire me every day to learn and alongside learning from you there is no doubt in my mind that we will be the parents we’ve always dreamed of being. Happy 1st Mother’s Day honey. What a special day, like every day, to spend in the California sun with you and our cub. Love, Baby Daddy aka Ian
A post shared by iansomerhalder (@iansomerhalder) on May 13, 2018 at 9:03pm PDT
Somerhalder himself took the photo, which was “liked” by Reed on Instagram. Like Paltrow, she is completely unclothed and using her hand to cover her chest.
Many fans were touched by the Vampire Diaries star’s tribute to his wife, saying they “need someone like [him]” in their lives.
So, the public approves. Whether or not the “babies” themselves will — kids will be kids, after all — remains to be seen.
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