New mom alert! Emily Di Donato gave birth on November 23 to her and her husband Kyle Petersonis the first child.
“She’s here and she’s perfect!!!” the model, 30 years old, wrote via Instagram on Thursday, November 25. “After just 15 minutes of pushing, this cutie came into the world at 9:44 p.m. on 11/23/21 at 8lbs 10oz. We are so in love with you already sweet girl!
DiDonato shared her pregnancy news in an Instagram video from June, showing off her positive test, swimsuit bump and ultrasound videos.
“Something special coming December 2021,” the Victoria’s Secret angel captioned the footage. “It was so hard to keep it a secret! So excited to share with you all that I’m pregnant with a baby girl.
The New York native continued to document her pregnancy progress via Instagram. “Is it a bump? Is it lunch? Or is it both? she captioned the June mirror selfies at 15 weeks. The following month, she asked her social media followers, “Does this dress make me look pregnant? The correct answer… is yes!
the Sports Illustrated swimsuit The model married Peterson in June 2018 in Colorado after four years of dating.
The bride walked down the aisle in a “classic Oscar de la Renta strapless dress”, telling vogue, “Because I’ve worked as a model for years and even done bridal modeling, every dress I’ve tried on didn’t feel special enough. But when I found this…I thought immediately felt beautiful and timeless in it. I didn’t want it [jewelry] it would remove or distract – just delicate pieces for a little sparkle.
She and the financier met in January 2014 while boarding a flight from New York to Denver, later finding out they lived a block away from each other and had mutual friends.
“I was flying from New York to Vail to shoot the cover of australian vogue, and Kyle was going on a work trip,” DiDonato told the magazine after his nuptials. “We were side by side on that flight, we started chatting and we’ve been pretty much together ever since!”
The Cornell University grad proposed in November 2016 on “the same bridge his grandfather proposed to his grandmother.”
DiDonato isn’t the only Victoria’s Secret model to become a first-time mom in 2021. Devon Windsor gave birth to her daughter Enzo with her husband Johnny DexBarbara in September, and Elsa Hosk welcomed daughter Tuulikki seven months ago.
“Happiest day of my life meeting you,” the Sweden native, 32, captioned an Instagram photo with his partner Tom Daly at the time. “The proudest moment of my life giving birth to you. You came into this world as Super Woman with your fist next to your face. We will love you forever, baby Tuuli.