America Ferrera announced on the 31st of December that she and her husband, Ryan Piers Williams, are expecting their first baby together. The actress wrote that they’re “welcoming one more face to kiss” for the new year.
Piers Williams also shared the news on his social media accounts. As you may know, the couple recently celebrated their 12th anniversary while vacationing in Ireland.
The actress and 36-year-old director became engaged in 2010 following his proposal with a 4-carat diamond ring worth around $70,000.
The couple got married in June of 2011 during a ceremony hosted by her co-star, Judith Light, and it took place at the house of Vanessa Williams, who also played a role on the ABC show.
Reportedly, Ferrera, for many years, struggled with her body image and she fully embraced it on her 33rd birthday. She said at the age of 33 she finally understands that the human body in all of its forms is beautiful.
Ferrera is just one of many women to engage in the “body positivity” movement. Women and girls are, for possibly the first ever, coming together to embrace the way they look regardless of size, shape, or color.
The body positivity movement began shortly before the “#MeToo” campaign which sent waves around the world.
The campaign started soon after the allegations against Harvey Weinstein who has been accused of assault by nearly one hundred women. Other men in similar positions of power have fallen hard, including James Toback, Matt Lauer, Bill O’Reilly, and Charlie Rose.