BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 06: Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper attend the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

The 33-year-old Irina Shayk cannot be called a secretive star: she often comes out, gives interviews and shares with fans new photos on her Instagram. However, with regard to personal life and family (Shake brings up a half-year daughter Leia together with her 44-year-old lover Bradley Cooper ), Shake tells about her extremely rarely. Why privacy is so important for a star, she told in an interview with the British magazine Glamor, whose February cover was adorned.

I have a lot of friends who talk about personal life in their social networks. I admire this and think it is great. But I believe that this is the personal choice of each. Since my work suggests that I should be visible, I decided that my personal life would be quiet and peaceful. That is why it is called personal – because this is something that only relates to you and your family, and I am happy that this is so

– she shared.

The model also touched on the topic of social pressure faced by many women who became mothers.

In this modern world, I’m really sure that if you have a child, it doesn’t mean that you have to wear a long dress. One day, one of my friends told me: “You just published a candid photo. You’re a mother!” To which I said to him: “So what?”. 

I think you need to be yourself and understand who you want to be. I do not think that it is necessary to change, just because you become a mother. No, I’m still me,

– says Shake.

She told that she had more than once faced bodybuilding since her figure did not fit into the model standards. However, she never worried about it and did not go on a diet .

I love to eat and do not believe in diets. I was lucky with the genes. I have never been too thin or fat. I never wore size zero. And when they tried to put me on too small clothes, I replied: “Sorry, guys, I can’t wear it.” I was in the agencies who wanted me to lose weight. But I adhere to my principles and decisions. I am first and foremost a person, not a model. 

I think that the designers I work with really appreciate the female body. My body is seductive, and people, knowing that I’m not a thin girl, want me to participate in their show,- she said.