Another addition to the family. Plus-size model Tess Holliday is pregnant with her second child.
The news was originally reported by People magazine, but Tess confirmed it to her 1.1 million Instagram followers on Jan. 27.
"Yes, it's true! @nickhollidayco & I are having a baby!," she wrote with an emoji of a baby. "We wanted to keep it a secret as long as possible, but we are finally able to share!"
Tess already has a 10-year-old son from a previous relationship.
In her social media announcement, Tess shined a light on the struggles that women her size face. She also indicated that she can do similar things that smaller-bodied women can do.
"Plus size women face so much stigma & doubt over what our bodies are capable of," she said. "It's something I feel doesn't get enough media attention, but I hope that the next few months of my pregnancy will help change the conversation."
She even used her favorite hashtag "effyourbeautystandards," a social media movement she created intended to send a message to supporters and critics alike.
"All bodies are amazing! Thank you for the continued support in this exciting time in our lives," she wrote.
Tess said she is due in June.
The model, now 30, first made headline in January 2015 when she signed onto a major modeling company, one typically reserved for women who wear much small clothing.
"I feel like its breaking ground. This is a milestone," Tess told the New York Daily News at the time. "I never could have imagined that I could be here."
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