Pregnant Sofia Richie is looking forward to being a present mom to her future daughter.
“I want to raise a smart, kind person,” the 25-year-old, who is married to Elliot Grainge, told British Vogue. “I really value manners and being polite and being kind to everyone because that was instilled in me at a young age. Being someone’s best friend and helping guide them in life down a certain path. I’m so excited to hold someone’s hand through that, but most of all, to have my lifelong best friend like that.”
“I want to be protective but not too overly protective, and find that balance,” she continued. “I want to be involved, but not too involved. I need to find that balance and groove. I want my child to be a child, I’m not going to publicize my child on Instagram. I don’t plan to take that approach because I want my kid to have the option to do what she wants with her life. If she wants to be a private person, I want her to be able to make that choice, and if she wants to be a public person, she can make that choice for herself.”
The blonde beauty revealed she found out she was with child "very, very early" on. “I was about four weeks pregnant. I was on a trip to Milan for fashion week, and I was going to the Prada show. I was doing a really quick 24-hour turnaround, and I felt terrible but didn’t think much of it. I thought it was jet lag," she said.
After flying home to L.A., she was ready to enjoy a night out at the Ed Sheeran concert and decided to take a test to be safe.
“So he didn’t really flinch when I said I was checking. I was taking one of those really c------ at-home tests, and there was the faintest of lines. I was so used to seeing negatives that I knew when something looked even kind of different," the star, who said she and her hubby were casually trying ever since they got married in April, said.
“He was so excited,” she added. “We spoke the whole way on the phone. And when he came home, he’s such a sweet guy he always wants to protect my emotions and expectations, so he kind of sat me down and said, ‘If these are negative, don’t be upset. Our moment will come.’ When we turned over all three tests at the same time they were all positive. He was so excited, and we both cried. It was crazy and overwhelming and so hard not to scream it from the rooftops. But knowing I was so early, I was so protective – even with my friends.”
Richie shared more insight into why she wanted to keep the news on the down-low. “Pregnancy is really scary and you want to protect that space,” she explained. “I didn’t realize there are so many milestones you have to hit and so many tests you have to take. For me, it was really important to protect our mental health and our space as a couple.”
“I’ve learned more in the past six months than I have in my entire life,” she said of her body changing. “And also just like what the female body is capable of. Every week brings new things, whether it’s hormonal shifts or expansion – there’s just so much our bodies go through, and it’s so interesting to experience it all.”