Kate Upton just gave her followers an intimate look back at her baby bump, sharing a throwback picture on Instagram on Friday of herself wearing nothing but a black bra and including an inspirational message to women everywhere.
The Instagram picture gained some immediate viral interest among Upton’s nearly 6 million followers, getting tens of thousands of likes and many more supportive comments. Many commended Upton for her willingness to bare her body and for including a message uplifting women on International Women’s Day.
“A world without sexism would be a world where hard work, merit and qualifications are put before gender,” she wrote, quoting Melinda Gates. “True partnerships would be present rather than the constrictions of traditional roles. Instead of being put in a box, everyone is on an even playing field and therefore benefits. This is the world in which I want my daughter to thrive.”
The picture also created a bit of confusion among followers who wondered if she was pregnant again, though it would likely be a lightning-fast pregnancy if that were the case. Kate gave birth to a daughter, Genevieve Upton Verlander, back in November, and the picture appeared to be a throwback Kate posted to honor women and motherhood.
The picture was a rare glimpse for fans to see inside Kate Upton’s pregnancy. The model and actress has remained relatively low-key during her pregnancy, avoiding the spotlight for several months.
Kate Upton and Justin Verlander had announced back in July that they were expecting their first child together and Kate shared at the time that she had to stop working because all of the travel was making her tired. She was spotted back in October as she cheered on husband Justin Verlander’s Houston Astros in a game against the Cleveland Indians. At the time, Upton has just a hint of a baby bump that showed through her thigh-length dress, People magazine noted, but she was mostly quiet since then other than posting a few updates to Instagram and a few stray appearances.
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“A world without sexism would be a world where hard work, merit and qualifications are put before gender. True partnerships would be present rather than the constrictions of traditional roles. Instead of being put in a box, everyone is on an even playing field and therefore benefits. This is the world in which I want my daughter to thrive.” @glamourmag #internationalwomensday
Since giving birth, Kate Upton has shared plenty of pictures of her adventures in motherhood, including some very intimate pictures introducing Genevieve to the world and showing off Justin’s fatherhood skills.
Kate also shared her journey in snapping back into health, going for walks with her newborn around the holidays.
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Getting in a little cardio with a family beach walk. I’m not going to lie to you and tell you I’ve been working out and eating healthy. It’s so hard over the holidays. Traveling and enjoying time with my family! I’m trying not to get down on myself. Instead use it as motivation to get right back at it! I have a long way to go to lose this baby weight but feeling determined for 2019! #strong4me @strong4mefit
So while it doesn’t appear that Kate Upton is pregnant again, fans do get a new baby bump picture to reminisce about her first time around.