Shanina Shaik is expecting her first child!
The Australian model, 31, announced she is pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Matthew Adesuyan. In an Instagram post shared on Mother’s Day on Sunday, Shaik wrote a heartfelt tribute to her unborn child.
“To the new love of my life,” she began her post. “Thank you for choosing me to be your Mum. I have always wanted you for as long as I can remember, and at times my patience was tested.”
“The timing had to be right, and I can say with confidence that I am ready to be your guide, your protector and your best friend,” she added.
“As each month goes by during this precious journey of pregnancy, I am learning what the role of being a mother entails. I worry a lot, especially about your well being and development. It’s a feeling that I’ve never experienced before, not even about myself. I would do anything for you, be anything for you and sacrifice anything for you.”
Shaik then referenced her own mother, explaining she “was raised by an amazing woman who taught me so much about Motherhood.”
“She has set the bar high and I don’t want to disappoint you,” the model continued.
“I want to raise you as she raised me; to be kind, caring, thoughtful and to be the best version of yourself. I want to guide you to dream big and work hard, to live your life with passion and to reach your goals, no matter what they are,” Shaik wrote. “I want you to know that no matter what life throws at you, you can count on me to be there for you.”
The mother-to-be then wrote that her child “will be supported and loved through every moment in your life, just as I have been.”
“Mummy and Daddy can’t wait to meet you,” she concluded her post.
Shaik debuted her relationship with Adesuyan on Valentine’s Day last year, sharing an Instagram post to confirm their romance.
The Victoria’s Secret model was previously married to Aussie DJ Gregory Andrews, whose stage name is DJ Ruckus, in 2018. The pair tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in the Bahamas, before splitting 15 months later.
“After careful thought and consideration, Shanina Shaik and Greg ‘DJ Ruckus’ Andrews have decided to separate,” a rep for the couple told E! News in a statement on June 7, 2019.
“They move forward with much mutual respect and love for each other, and ask to please respect their privacy during this time.”
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