Emily Ratajkowski is firing back after fans suggested she’s been getting lip fillers while pregnant.
The model took to Instagram stories on January 22 to deny those rumors and discuss how her body has changed while pregnant with her first child. “You can’t even get injections when you’re pregnant,” she wrote over a mirror selfie, per Us Weekly. “A woman’s blood volume increases 50% which is why ladies can get a little puffy in the face and lips during pregnancy.”
In fact, Ratajkowski stated that she’s never had lip injections even before her pregnancy, adding, “No judging folks who do—y’all look great!”
She also shut down rude commenters who say things like, “you’ve been pregnant forever,” which is a particularly odd critique considering she announced her pregnancy with a Vogue digital cover in late October—only three months ago.
“LOL yes pregnancy lasts for 40 weeks which can definitely feel like a long time,” she wrote in response to those comments. “But I announced halfway into my pregnancy and it’s only been three months since then! Actually it’s weirdly gone by very quickly to me.”
Ratajkowski closed out her statement by discussing her new “appreciation” for her body. “It’s weird to have your body change so much in a matter of months but I’ve found I have a whole new appreciation for what my body can do and what is beautiful and I’m gonna celebrate it on here when I feel like it.”
This is not the first time she’s spoken about how the recent changes to her body affect her mental health. In a personal essay for Vogue back in October, Ratajkowski spoke candidly about how she feels when her husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard, says, “we’re pregnant.”
“While the sentiment is sweet, it’s not entirely true. I resent that his entire family’s DNA is inside of me but that my DNA is not inside him,” she wrote. “I am ultimately alone with my body in this experience. There is no one to feel it with me—the sharp muscular aches in my lower abdomen that come out of nowhere while I’m watching a movie or the painful heaviness of my breasts that now greets me first thing every morning. My husband has no physical symptoms in ‘our’ pregnancy, another reminder of how different a woman and man’s experience of life can be.”
Still, Emily Ratajkowski concluded her essay by saying she’s “at peace” with everything her body is going through. “I’m completely and undeniably helpless when it comes to almost everything surrounding my pregnancy: how my body will change, who my child will be,” she wrote. “But I’m surprisingly unbothered. Instead of feeling afraid, I feel a new sense of peace. I’m already learning from this person inside my body. I’m full of wonder.”