Earlier this week, reports came out that Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper are expecting their first child and that Shayk is already in her second trimester. But you wouldn’t know by looking at her—even when all she’s wearing is lingerie.

Shayk walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris on Wednesday evening, and did an expert job at subtly concealing any physical signs. Apparently, so good a job that none of her fellow VS models had any idea she was pregnant.

“Looking back, some of her outfits were less revealing in the stomach and seeing the news after the show, it made sense,” a source who was backstage at the show told People. “No one suspected backstage, that’s for sure! She looked as beautiful as ever.”

As you can see below, both of Shayk’s runway looks featured jackets that covered her stomach area.

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The dress Shayk wore to the after-party was similarly concealing with its bold stripes and and loose silhouette. It’s only when you look at her from the side do you see the slightest curve outward to suggest a baby bump.

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Just imagine how beautiful this little baby will be with the combined DNA of Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper.

A Victoria’s Secret model may have just walked in their big show while pregnant

The INSIDER Summary:

• Russian model Irina Shayk may be pregnant, according to sources.
• She also walked in the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
• Some people are wondering why she had to cover up.

On Wednesday night, Irina Shayk took to the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway to make a big announcement: She is pregnant.

Throughout the show, the mother-to-be danced down the runway in a fringed red sparkly robe that revealed her backside, and matching lingerie.

She also appeared in a beige satin raincoat tied closed at the waist with a lacy set of grey lingerie underneath.

Irina Shayk at the Victoria’s Secret 2016 Fashion Show. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Her peers at the show, meanwhile, wore things like this:

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Rather than having Shayk slip into only lingerie, wings and maybe a silk robe, just like the other models, Victoria’s Secret decided to attempt to cover up her baby belly. Indeed, for a while now, baby bumps have had a place on the Victoria’s Secret runway, but only so long as they remain covered up.

In 2011, two pregnant women with visible baby bumps walked the runway as well and were treated much like Shayk.

There was Alessandra Ambrosio:

Alessandra Ambrosio at the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

And there was Lily Aldridge:

Lily Aldridge at the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Lily Aldridge at the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Much like with Shayk now, the 2011 show made a concerted effort to hide their bellies, with a corset, or jewels or even a highly unflattering dress, which wasn’t the case for many of the other models who walked that night.

So what gives?

It seems that, even though the fashion show has been deemed a celebration of women and beauty, the baby bump is still forbidden. That’s particularly ironic because Victoria’s Secret loves to pat itself on the back for letting models who have just had children walk the runway, like Adriana Lima at the 2012 show, who had just given birth eight weeks prior, and Heidi Klum in 2009, who walked in the Victoria’s Secret show just five weeks after giving birth.

While these displays can inspire confidence in women who are anxious about losing their post-baby weight, they can also unintentionally inspire anxiety and an overall stigma against women who, you know, really don’t care about being rail thin less than two months after giving birth.

It’s ironic that the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is so quick to celebrate mothers after they start to slim down, but never celebrate them while they are actually carrying a child.

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This continued trend also hints that Victoria’s Secret is uncomfortable with women who are still very, very thin, but happen to have a bulge in her tummy for completely natural reasons. So good luck convincing the company to hire a plus-size model, which it still has not done.

There is also the chance here that the women who are pregnant are uncomfortable with their bump being shown, and that would be entirely understandable. Still though, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which will air on Monday night and is sure to bring in millions of viewers, feels like an easy platform to make a statement like, “Pregnant women are beautiful,” or “Baby bumps are beautiful,” or even, “Your baby bump is sexy and you should love it.”

Instead, the message it’ll be sending is, “We do not want to see your baby bump.” And that’s a shame.

Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova (born January 6, 1986), known professionally as Irina Shayk, is a Russian model.


She was born in Yemanzhelinsk, Soviet Union, to a Volga Tatar father, Valery Shaykhlislamov, a coal miner, and a Russian mother, Olga, a kindergarten music teacher. She has stated that she inherited her looks from her father and that people often mistake her for being South American, saying, “My father was dark skinned, because he was Tatar, sometimes Tatars can look Brazilian…I get my light eyes from my mother”. She has a sister named Tatiana.

She started playing piano at age six. At age nine, she enrolled in a music school and studied there for seven years, both playing the piano and singing in the choir, since her mother wanted her to study music.

Her father died of complications of pneumonia when she was 14, leaving her family with little money and forcing her mother to work two jobs to provide for the family.

Career beginningsEdit

After high school, she studied marketing but later instead chose to enter a beauty school with her older sister. While there, she was noticed by a person from a local modeling agency who was struck by her beauty. She was urged to participate in the “Miss Chelyabinsk 2004” beauty contest, which she won; she described this contest as far below the standard of beauty contests one would expect in that of metropolitan European cities or in the United States.

Personal lifeEdit

She was previously in a five-year relationship with Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, which ended in January 2015.

In the spring of 2015, she started dating American actor Bradley Cooper. They split in June 2019. They have a daughter, Lea De Seine (b. 2017).

Victoria’s Secret Fashion ShowEdit

Irina has walked in one Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.


Irina walked in Segment 4: Secret Angel and Segment 6: Bright Night Angel.

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No way! We never would have guessed that these models were expecting when they hit the VS runway. See their creative outfit choices and teeny baby bumps for yourself!

Now this isn’t something you see every day! Only five models in Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show history have walked the runway while pregnant, but not a single one of them even looked like they were expecting a little one. If these gorgeous celebs hadn’t given birth shortly after the show, we never would have believed that they were carrying a child. Their baby bumps looked too teeny tiny — and toned — to be the real deal! But the brand used some sneaky style tactics to keep their budding bellies from stealing the show. Irina Shayk, 32, for example, was in her second trimester when she hit the VS catwalk for the first time in 2016. But with a red beaded cover-up completing her sexy outfit, no one would have guessed she and Bradley Cooper, 43, had a little one on the way.

The same goes for Candice Swanepoel, 30, who literally pulled off some kind of crazy magic trick when she walked the 2017 VS Fashion Show. She announced that she and her husband Hermann Nicoli, 36, were expecting their second child in December with a sweet baby bump shot. The model was happily cradling her belly in a green dress. But somehow, she had stunned just a month before on the runway with her flat tummy on full display in red lingerie. We can’t even wrap our minds around how she pulled that off — but we do know how Alessandra Ambrosio, 37, did the same thing.

She didn’t tell showrunners that she was expecting and simply cut out sugar before the show and trained intensely. Wow! Luckily, her outfit included some large jewels dangling from her bra, which helped cover up her stomach.

So who else was walking for two when they appeared on the iconic VS runway? Take a look at the gallery above to see shocking pics of the model mommas!

Routine OBGYN question: If I’m a Victoria’s Secret model (ie. Irina Shayk) and I’m pregnant, can I walk in the lingerie brand’s annual fashion show? This one’s a no-brainer—DUH, of course! Fun fact: supermodels—including Angels—get pregnant and have babies just like the rest of us. Several of them are blessed with genetics that allow them to snap back to their model figures shortly after, like goddesses/aliens Miranda Kerr, Candice Swanepoel, and Chrissy Teigen, but that’s a different story entirely.

Models in the family way even strut their stuff on arguably the biggest (definitely sparkliest) runway in the world, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, as Irina Shayk proved earlier this week in Paris. Having walked this year in looks that strategically covered up her growing bump, followed by a loose-fitting Givenchy dress for the after-party, the rumor was confirmed after the show. While we all sit here waiting for a blessed Cooper baby to appear, let’s take a look back at all the past Victoria’s Secret angels that have donned their wings while expecting, shall we?

1. Alessandra Ambrosio, 2011


2. Lily Aldridge, 2011

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 09: Model Lily Aldridge walks the runway during the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Kane/FilmMagic)FilmMagic

3. Doutzen Kroes, 2013

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 13: Doutzen Kroes walks in the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 13, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)WireImage

4. Irina Shayk, 2016


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Was Bradley Cooper At The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show? Irina Shayk Walked The Runway

Hours before walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on November 30, Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper made the news that they’re going to be parents to a baby in 2017 public. As the well wishes and love poured in from fans and industry friends all over the world, Shayk made her way down the runway like it was business as usual. So, was Bradley Cooper at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to watch the soon-to-be mother of his child on arguably the biggest night of fashion and lingerie? By all accounts, it doesn’t look like Cooper was there. And if he was, he was definitely keeping a low, low profile.

At the show, Shayk’s looks included a long trench coat and a red corset-romper-inspired look that kept eyes off her growing stomach and focused on her outfit as a whole. And according to a source who was backstage with the models on the night of the show, none of the other Angels had any idea that Shayk was expecting. The source told PEOPLE:

Looking back, some of her outfits were less revealing in the stomach and seeing the news after the show, it made sense. No one suspected backstage, that’s for sure! She looked as beautiful as ever. US actor Bradley Cooper (L) and Russian model Irina Shayk sit in centre court before the men’s semi-final match on the tweflth day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 8, 2016.LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

The source hinted that Shayk kept her pregnancy under wraps and it’s not hard to understand why. So often in mainstream media and also for women who are out of the public eye, when you announce to the world and your respective circles that you’re bearing new life, it’s easy for everyone to forget that you exist and to focus solely on the baby inside of you. And on a night as big and as important as the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which has long been touted as the make-or-break moment for up-and-coming and established models, it’s absolutely understandable that Shayk would want to keep attention off her pregnancy and square on her professional achievements.

Cooper was spotted in Los Angeles on a run with his trainer three days after the VS Fashion Show, which was held in Paris this year, so it’s understandable that the parents-to-be might not have been together and that Cooper may not have made it to Paris to support his partner. Though there could be a million reasons why he wasn’t there (or was there and kept an incredibly low profile), it’s ultimately no one’s business. Ultimately, the night was all about Shayk and her overwhelming successes, and that’s a really wonderful reason celebrate.

Throwback: Irina Shayk Debuted Pregnancy with Bradley Cooper’s Baby on the Victoria’s Secret Runway

Irina Shayk was the first to lead a standing ovation after boyfriend Bradley Cooper and his costar Lady Gaga‘s moving “Shallow” performance during Sunday’s Oscars. She also wowed everyone on the carpet as she posed with Cooper, 44, in a backless, black Burberry gown. And since the couple’s latest public appearance, the internet can’t stop talking about the Russian supermodel, whose at the top of her game, just like the actor.

Shayk, 33, has walked runways across the globe, starred in countless fashion campaigns and continues to be one of the most sought-after models in the business. She takes her job so seriously, in fact, she walked the Victoria’s Secret Runway in 2016 in Paris while six months pregnant with her and Cooper’s first child.

Shayk commanded the runway in two different outfits as she tried to conceal her growing bump.

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For one of her looks, Shayk sported a sexy red lace halter bra and matching lacy bottoms teamed with a beaded fringe jacket buttoned closed to hide her stomach.

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One of the model’s other looks in the 2016 show featured a dramatic floor-length trench coat worn over sexy lingerie.

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Though Shayk wore added fabric for the show, most people backstage had no idea the star was expecting when she walked.

“Looking back, some of her outfits were less revealing in the stomach and seeing the news after the show, it made sense,” an insider told PEOPLE at the time. “No one suspected backstage, that’s for sure! She looked as beautiful as ever.”

Cooper and Shayk later welcomed daughter Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper four months later in March 2017.

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Since then, the couple has preferred to remain notoriously private about their relationship.

“I think it’s all about personal choice,” Shayk told Glamour UK this year in her new cover story. “Because my work requires me to be out there, I just decided my personal life will be quiet. That’s why it’s called personal, because it’s something for you and your family, and I feel happy with it.”

She also opened up to PEOPLE about balancing motherhood and work life, saying she suffers from mom guilt “every day.”

“I’m the mom who’s always checking in,” the supermodel told PEOPLE exclusively in November 2018, adding that she’s ‘”really hard” on herself.

Her way of dealing? Recognizing she’s not alone. “Everyone has it,” Shayk shared. “Time passes so fast. You just have to try to live in the moment.”

“I’m not good, but I’m working on it,” she added. “You just have to let it go and not be hard on yourself.”

Bradley Cooper And Irina Shayk Welcome Their First Baby!

Congratulations to Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk, who have welcomed their first child!

According to People magazine, Irina, 31, and 42-year-old Bradley’s baby was born two weeks ago.

The Victoria’s Secret model and her actor manfriend are keeping details about their bundle of joy very much under wraps at the moment, so the fact that a baby has been born is pretty much all we know so far. No name, no gender, no weight, no nothing.

We found out that the couple were expecting their first child together in December, when Irina walked the Victoria’s Secret runway with a teeny-tiny baby bump.

At the time a source told the Daily Mail that she’d been relishing her first pregnancy.

“She has some major cravings and is indulging in all of them. She loves being pregnant and seeing her and Bradley’s baby grow in her belly.”

And another source told E! News that Bradley had been very supportive of her.

Irina and Bradley are doing really well. Bradley has been helping Irina and been going with her to doctor appointments and being by her side through this whole pregnancy. He is as excited as she is to be a parent.

“Bradley’s mother and Irina have gotten even closer during this pregnancy, and his mother has been very helpful.”


Bradley and Irina have been together since 2015.

Originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.co.uk

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