Emily Ratajkowski is an American model, actress, and writer.
She was born on June 7, 1991, in Westminster, London, to American parents and raised in Encinitas, California.
Ratajkowski began her career as a child actor, appearing in two episodes of the Nickelodeon series iCarly (2009–2010).
Her modeling debut was on the cover of the March 2012 issue of the magazine treats!
Ratajkowski has become a social media phenomenon, with 28.5 million followers on Instagram.
She has also written a book of essays titled, My Body, which explores her existence as a person who sells her own image as a model, actor and Instagram influencer.
In the book, Ratajkowski attempts to come to terms with how her appearance has shaped her personal relationships, career and psyche.
She has also written essays on topics such as femininity, body hair and double standards.
Ratajkowski has also been vocal about body shaming, feminism and women’s rights.
Emily Ratajkowski parents
Ratajkowski was to American parents, Kathleen Anne Balgley and John David “J.D.” Ratajkowski.
Her father, John, is a Roman Catholic, and her mother, Kathleen, is Jewish.
On the other hand, Ratajkowski is of German, Irish, English, and Polish-Jewish descent. She was raised in Encinitas near San Diego, California.
Both her parents were school teachers.
In her autobiography, My Body, Ratajkowski talks about her complicated relationship with beauty and how her mother’s focus on her beauty complicated her sense of self.
She wrote that she grew up surrounded by art, and now, it’s key to her parenting philosophy.
Ratajkowski was married to Sebastian Bear-McClard, and they have a son named Sylvester Apollo Bear.
The top-rated model filed for divorce from Bear-McClard in 2022, and the divorce was primarily “Em’s decision”.
What happened with Emily Ratajkowski and her ex?
Ratajkowski split from Bear-McClard in 2022 after four years of marriage.
The split was reportedly due to alleged infidelity on Bear-McClard’s part, with a source close to Ratajkowski claiming that he is a “serial cheater”.
While Ratajkowski has not publicly addressed the cheating claims, eagle-eyed fans noticed that she liked a tweet calling Bear-McClard a “little b****” who cheated on her.
The mother of one has since been linked to Hollywood actor Brad Pitt and New York-based DJ Orazio Rispo.
Ratajkowski has spoken candidly about her feelings following the split, saying that she has felt anger and sadness but is trying to move on and has been on some dates.
The split was reportedly “Em’s decision,” and she is strong and focused on her son.
Ratajkowski is the only child of John David Ratajkowski and Kathleen Balgley, and she married Bear-McClard in 2018 after dating him for a brief period.
Bear-McClard has apparently been begging Ratajkowski for another chance and to scrap their divorce, but it is unclear whether she will take him back.
In March 2023, Bear-McClard was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women.
In her autobiography My Body, Ratajkowski reflects on how her appearance has shaped her personal relationships, career and psyche.