A very pregnant Alanis Morissette showed off her conspicuous baby bump on Instagram on Wednesday. The 42-year-old songstress chose to show off her pregnancy in an artful, underwater photo shot in the azure waters of a swimming pool.
Check out the slightly NSFW image on Instagram.
You oughta know that the shot was captioned by Alanis’ 5-year-old son, Ever Imre Treadway.
“you have to be extra gentle around ladies because they are the most helpful people in the world ’cause they make persons”
Back in February, Alanis announced that she was pregnant with her second child with her husband, Mark Treadway, who performs as a rapper under the stage name Souleye.
The “One Hand In My Pocket” singer announced her pregnancy with Baby No. 2 back in May with an animated video she produced with the help of her cinematographer pal Brendan Huza. Every year, according to United Press International, she updates the video to highlight her growing family.
This will be the second child for Alanis and her husband, whom she married in May 2010. In December 2010, son Evan Imre was born.
Back in May, Alanis spoke to Us Weekly about what a joy her first child has been.
“He’s just coming into his own. We’re having real bonafide philosophical conversations. About anything — about aliens, about the galaxy, about what God is, about animals. He’s already writing [music]. He’s got great, impeccable timing. We are not pushing it on him, but he is just around it so much.”
For a couple of years in the mid-1990s, the music world was head over feet for Alanis, the former cast member of Canadian children’s show You Can’t Do That on Television who emerged from a lackluster career in dance pop to dominate the charts with 1995’s album Jagged Little Pill. The gritty rock album’s heartfelt, scathing, and explicit lyrics struck a chord with listeners, and a slew of hit songs dominated the charts. By some measures, Alanis and Jagged Little Pill paved the way for female singer-songwriters such as Shakira and Meredith Brooks.
Alanis’ follow-up albums, though performing well on the charts and earning respect from critics, failed to match the success of Jagged Little Pill, and her career as a chart-dominating singer appeared to be over almost as quickly as it began. Since JLP, Alanis has continued to record and produce, at times lending her talents to other artists.
Alanis began to enjoy something of a career resurgence in late 2015, the 20th anniversary of the release of Jagged Little Pill. To commemorate the occasion, Alanis released a four-disc set featuring remastered audio from the original album tracks plus 10 unreleased demos from Alanis’ mid-90s career, as well as previously-unreleased concert footage and tracks from her 2005 album, Jagged Little Pill Acoustic.
She also appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform, with James, an updated version of her 1995 classic “Ironic,” with updated lyrics to reflect the frustrations of modern times.
Alanis Morissette is not the first female celebrity to show off her nude, pregnant body to the public, according to Vogue. Demi Moore started the trend in 1991 with an intensely controversial cover photo for Vanity Fair. She was later followed by Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer. In more recent times, Kim Kardashian West and Behati Prinsloo have shown off similar nude, or mostly nude, pregnancy photos.
Vogue writer Michelle Ruiz says the nude pregnancy photos send a “powerful message to women everywhere.”
“Pregnancy bodies are beautiful; if you’ve got one, flaunt it.”
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