Model Tess Holliday Welcomes a Baby Boy, Gives Him a David Bowie-Inspired Name
Congratulations to Tess Holliday! The plus-size model and her fiance Nick Holliday welcomed their first child, son Bowie Juniper, on Monday, June 6.
The new arrival weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 22 inches long, according to People. "Our handsome little guy is here, Bowie Juniper Holliday," Holliday, 30, wrote on Instagram alongside a sweet photo of her and the newborn in the hospital. "@nickhollidayco snapped this while I was dressing him to go home."
Holliday (the first size 22 woman in history to score a major modeling contract) is also a mom to 10-year-old son Rylee from a previous relationship. But even though Bowie isn't her first, in January she admitted to People that the experience still feels new. "When I had my son, I was 20 and I didn't know what I was doing and I didn't have help. I'm really excited to be doing it again and have support, and be able to enjoy having a baby, because I couldn't last time."
She went on: "It's been 10 years since I had a kid, so there are so many things that are new. My friends that have babies are posting all of these new swings and breastfeeding techniques and new bottles, and it's really overwhelming because I thought, 'I've already done all this,' but it feels like I haven't. I'm having to relearn a lot!"
Cheers to the happy couple!