Well, of all things!
Ashley Graham, mega-gorgeous model and body positivity champion, shared that she had been dumped many times before for fear that she might get “too fat.” At the Urban Arts Partnership 25th anniversary benefit at New York City’s Cipriani Wall Street, Ashley talked about some of her personal experiences with regards to body shaming and bullying. She said:
“Nothing’s actually surprised me. I’ve lived exactly what they’re living. I’ve lived the torment of the names. I’ve lived the torment of boyfriends breaking up with me because they were afraid I was going to be too fat later in life.”
She’s a great inspiration for body love and acceptance, but Ashley jokingly said that she sometimes feels like the “fattest woman alive” – but she makes sure to rid herself of those negative feelings with positive affirmations: “You are bold. You are brilliant and you are beautiful,” she says in front of the mirror at times like these.
We say, you’re absolutely beautiful, Ashley! And good riddance to those exes; this breathtaking woman now has a husband who totally adores her, every single inch of her – and who knows he is lucky to be with her.
In fact, hubby Justin Ervin said about Ashley recently at Glamour’s Women of the Year awards: “Woman of the Year is an incredible honor, but she’s my woman of the day every moment of the year as well. It’s just a great honor to be here and share this with her.”
Boys, take note. This is how a real man treats a good woman. So much win!