Emily Ratajkowski has said that she was “relieved” to have a son not a daughter because she worried about how female children are “sexualised”.
In a conversation with author Lisa Taddeo that was published in Elle, the model - who gave birth to her first child Sylvester Apollo Bear in March this year - said while she “initially” wanted a daughter, she was “so relieved” when she realised she was having a son.
She said: “I wanted a daughter initially, but when I found out I was having a son, I was so relieved. Because I think that it would bring up — I want more children, so it might be something I deal with later — being sexualized way before puberty and being aware of it.
“I have a memory: I did a sexy move down the wall of my parents’ kitchen. I was probably in first grade and my parents were like, ‘Where did you learn that?” I was like, “I fricking learned it. That’s what women do.’”