Victoria’s Secret model Emily DiDonato is pregnant with her first child.
The 30-year-old lingerie model is expecting a daughter with her husband, financier Kyle Peterson, 35, whom she wed in 2018.
‘It was totally like in the movies,’ Emily said of discovering that she was pregnant in an interview with People magazine.
She’s pregnant! Emily DiDonato is expecting a daughter with her husband and financier Kyle Peterson, 35, who she wed in 2018
The runway star told People that she found out that she was pregnant ‘pretty early.’
She said that she ‘just not feeling quite like myself,’ so she decided to take a pregnancy test.
‘I felt a little tired. I was a little bloated,’ she told People. ‘I actually just had a test in my drawer and I was like, “I’m just going to take this.”
‘I have a weird feeling that this is potentially going to be positive,’ she continued.
Happy news: The runway star told People that she found out that she was pregnant ‘pretty early’
After receiving a positive result from her at-home pregnancy test, the Sports Illustrated model said, ‘I ran to CVS and bought 20 different kinds of pregnancy tests and I took all of them. I was like, “Okay, I really, really am pregnant.”‘
Making sure: After receiving a positive result from her at-home pregnancy test, the Sports Illustrated model said, ‘I ran to CVS and bought 20 different kinds of pregnancy tests and I took all of them’
DiDonato said that she could not contain her excitement when breaking the news to Kyle and that she ‘blurted it out when he walked through the door.’
And she went on to say that her husband was no better at keeping the thrilling news to himself.
‘I would hear him on conference calls with his entire office telling people very early on and I was like, “Kyle, you’re supposed to wait and decide on that decision together,”‘ she said while laughing.
‘But I think he’s just so excited and excited to share that news with people at his job.’
DiDonato said that the couple could were not ‘actively trying’ to have a baby but she has always wanted children. Their baby girl is due on December.
On Thursday, the mom-to-be shared the news with her Instagram followers. She posted a video documenting the moment that she found out.
In the video, Emily can be seen holding up her pregnancy test, revealing the baby’s sonogram and showing off her growing baby bump in a bikini and a dress.
Also included in the video was a clip of Emily FaceTiming her mother Frances, who reacted with shock and joy after hearing that her daughter was pregnant.
Emily told People that her mother is her ‘best friend’ and that she is looking forward to cultivating that bond with her own daughter.
She said, ‘I love her to this day and consult her on everything. I think about having that bond and creating that friendship [with my daughter] and fostering that relationship is going to be really exciting.’
Exciting: Emily FaceTimed her mother Frances, who reacted with shock and joy after hearing that her daughter was pregnant
Cute: Near the end of the video, Emily and Kyle are seen sitting at a table with their dog, Izzy as they wait to find out the gender of their baby. After her doctor told the couple that they are having a girl, Kyle hugged his wife and said, ‘Three girls in my life’
Near the end of the video, Emily and Kyle are seen sitting at a table with their dog, Izzy as they wait to find out the gender of their baby.
After her doctor told the couple that they are having a girl, Kyle hugged his wife and said, ‘Three girls in my life.’
Emily replied, ‘Three girls!’ while scratching Izzy’s head. She also revealed in the video that the first trimester was more difficult that she had thought.
The couple’s love story also seems like it was out of a movie. In January 2014, Emily was taking a trip to see a concert when her flight was changed due to bad weather. On her new flight, she was seated next to Kyle. They felt an instant connection and began dating.
Like a movie: Emily and Kyle met while seated next to each other on a plane after she switched flights due to bad weather
The Chanel model has talked about her struggles with body acceptance on her YouTube channel but said that being pregnant has been ‘really positive’ for her.
‘I feel a whole new neutrality towards my body and food in a way,’ she told People. ‘In terms of my body, I think this is the first time in my life that I’ve had to be like my body is about to change and a lot of it is not under my control and that’s okay.
‘And also reminding myself that stressing about it and getting upset about it isn’t going to change what’s about to happen in the next nine months.’
Healthy outlook: Despite struggling with body acceptance issues, Emily said that her pregnancy has been ‘really positive’ for her
Emily continued, ‘My body is going on a journey. It knows what it needs. I know what I need. And I just need to make sure I’m being the healthiest version of myself as much as I can when I can.’
As she awaits the birth of her daughter, DiDonato concluded that she did not want to be ‘putting that kind of [negative] energy into my body and her little body growing in there.’
Due to her busy schedule and having recently launched a skincare brand, Covey, with her best friend Christina Garcia, Emily said that the timing of her pregnancy was not exactly ideal. She said, ‘Timing-wise it wasn’t perfect, but there’s never a perfect or right time.’