It’s hard to believe stunning model Irina Shayk’s appearance at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is her first. But what’s even more shocking than that is the fact that she made her catwalk debut with a baby bump.
The Russian model stormed the runway in outfits that appeared to conceal her pregnancy. One outfit included a trench coat that distracted one’s attention from her tummy while another included a red fringe sheath that pretty much covered the lower half of her torso.
Then, after the show, the 30-year-old wore a loose, striped dress that effectively created the illusion of a flat abdomen.
However, despite these cover up attempts, it appears undeniable that Shayk is indeed expecting, as the model has been known for her revealing outfits that also highlighted her small waist and toned abs. The baby will be the model and boyfriend Bradley Cooper’s first child.
The couple was first linked together last year in April, not long after the model’s breakup with soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, with whom she had a relationship for 5 years. The Oscar-nominated actor had also split up with longtime love Suki Waterhouse.
The sightings of the duo became more regular and in steamier fashion as the months went on, until the model made the relationship social media official in April this year, after sharing a photo of herself and cooper on Instagram.
Then, in November, the pair was said to be talking about marriage and kids. This was after enduring breakup rumors and just weeks before the baby bump reveal.
Shayk had made known her interest in having children soon in a previous interview, saying that she wants to have a family because “that is the most important thing on this earth.” She also hinted that as she is about to turn 31 in January, “maybe soon it will be my perfect time.”
Cooper, 41, has romanced famous beauties and, in the eyes of some observers, seems to continually elude marriage and family. Shayk’s pregnancy, however, seems to change this view of the actor. However, Cooper’s camp has not yet responded to requests for comments on Shayk’s pregnancy.
Although Victoria’s Secret has featured models who already are mothers or who have just given birth, the label has not been known to let one with a baby bump strut its catwalk during its annual show, which took place in Paris for this year’s edition.