Ashley Graham stars on ELLE’s February covers (out on Jan 22nd) and opens up about everything from her journey as a model to her relationship with her husband, and much more.
On having kids: “For me, being a wife and being a woman, happiness doesn’t equate to having kids. Kids will come when they come. Happiness right now, is building with my husband and building my business.”
On talking to her peers about the deals they were making: “You can’t talk about how much money you’re making, what jobs you’ve gotten, or what you’re building. It’s always been very hush-hush and competitive. Then one day, a bunch of my friends and I started talking, and we were like, ‘Oh snap, that’s [how much you make]?’ You empower each other.”
On her and her husband waiting to consummate their relationship until after marriage: “Something that it did for us was build up our friendship, and it also built up our trust and communication. Of course we were sexually attracted to each other; we would make out heavily. All those things were there. I wasn’t worried about, What’s sex gonna be like with him? It was more, Do I trust him? Is he someone I want to be with for the rest of my life?” Images courtesy of ELLE. (source)
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