Sofia Richie Grainge dropped a big announcement to kick off her 2024: She is expecting her first child, a baby girl, with her husband, Elliot Grainge. The 25-year-old model spoke to Vogue about keeping her pregnancy a secret. She also revealed she is having a Gemini baby, putting her due date between May 21 and June 20.
“She’s growing pretty fast, so [the due date] is a bit up in the air,” Richie Grainge said. “I love the YouTubes and the TikToks—even before I was talking about getting pregnant—of gender reveals, so we had our OB text my assistant Becca [our baby’s gender], and we bought two party poppers: one blue, one pink. She left out the one with the correct color inside, and Elliot and I popped it together. We both really thought it was a boy, so it was a true shock. My dream in life is to have a daughter [though], and Elliot is really excited for a girl too. I think it’s so typical for boys to want boys, but he has a lot of sisters. It was really sweet. He’s very sensitive.”
Richie Grainge will be keeping her daughter’s life off social media. “I want to be protective but not too overly protective, and find that balance,” she said. “I want to be involved, but not too involved. I need to find that balance and groove. I want my child to be a child, I’m not going to publicize my child on Instagram. I don’t plan to take that approach because I want my kid to have the option to do what she wants with her life. If she wants to be a private person, I want her to be able to make that choice, and if she wants to be a public person, she can make that choice for herself.”
As for her decision to keep her pregnancy hidden for as long as she did, she explained, “I wasn’t not posting because I felt like I wanted to have this grand announcement. There was an anxiety for me about hitting certain milestones [when it came to the pregnancy], and once I passed that 21-week mark, I felt like I was in the safe zone. Now that I’m there, I feel like I’ve made it over the major hurdles and I feel safe and comfortable announcing it, and I can now have those open conversations and be honest with the people watching my videos, that’s more where it stemmed from instead of me being like ‘Oh, I want to make this a grand announcement.’ I’m really excited, and I’m looking forward to opening up to those platforms and letting [my followers] know what I’ve been going through the last six months. I can’t wait to open that door back up.”
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