The secret is out: Grace Elizabeth is a mom.
On Tuesday, the 24-year-old model shared a shot from her new Victoria’s Secret Mother’s Day campaign to announce the birth of her first child with husband Nicolas Krause.
“I write this teary eyed; with a smile from ear to ear. Today we announce our little man to the world… world meet Noah,” she captioned a black-and-white shot of herself modeling at nine months pregnant.
“I kept private about the pregnancy because I wasn’t ready to share him with the world just yet; my best kept secret,” she continued. “My husband and I really just wanted to live in those precious moments and give our unborn baby the love and attention he needed to grow without outside eyes or expectations.”
Elizabeth, who married Krause in March 2020, wore a black bra and jeans as she posed for Victoria’s Secret just one day before giving birth to her son.
Grace Elizabeth shared behind-the-scenes footage from her Victoria’s Secret campaign on her Instagram Stories.Instagram
“When I received the call for the Mother’s Day campaign with @victoriassecret I couldn’t believe they wanted to shoot me 9 months pregnant,” she wrote.
She added that she “cried” during the interview portion of the shoot, when it sunk in that “after 9 months of carrying him around in my belly I was finally going to hold him in my arms, look into his eyes, and hold his little hands.”
Her instincts were right, as her contractions started “as soon as [she] arrived on set.”
Grace Elizabeth shared a sweet photo with baby Noah on her Instagram Stories.Instagram
“They were 10 minutes apart and by 5 p.m. the next day Nico and I checked into the hospital where our beautiful boy was born 18 hours later,” she revealed.
Writing about the moment she finally met her newborn son, Grace continued, “It was like the whole room fell silent and everything blurred except my sons face and my breathing. In that moment my heart grew 6lb and 11oz.”
Following the big announcement, Grace also opened up to Vogue about how giving birth has “100%” changed her definition of beauty.
“I’ve had moments of despair when clothes didn’t fit, or at the sight of my stretch marks, or loose skin, or dark circles from sleep deprivation — but then I look into my son’s eyes and remember that these little things are proof of a strength and beauty like no other,” she told the magazine.
And while her philosophy on fitness and healthy eating stayed the same, she’s come to see beauty as “strength and capability” rather than as having a “strong tight body.”
“Beauty comes in all different sizes and shapes, and my marks and little imperfections are actually perfect, because it reminds me that for nine months, I grew a little person,” she said.