Vegan entrepreneur, artist, and founder of beauty empire Kat Von D Beauty, Kat Von D and her husband, Prayers singer Leafer Seyer (aka Rafael Reyes), have announced via Instagram that the couple is expecting their first child together.
“It’s a boy,” Von D wrote in the post, which shows a picture of her and Seyer together, with her hand on a protruding belly.
“When I thought I had it all. Life gifts me with the greatest of joys ! We are pregnant and having a baby boy. I love you @thekatvond and Im [sic] ready to be a father to our son Leafar. Thank you my love our family comes first !!!,” Seyer wrote in an Instagram post sharing the same image.
The couple announced their marriage back in February. “Today, I married my soul’s mate, my mind’s twin, my best friend,” Von D said of the marriage.
Von D has become an outspoken animal rights activist in recent years. She transitioned her popular makeup line to fully vegan in 2016, and frequently lends her voice to various animal rights causes and organizations. Her vegan shoe line, Von D Shoes, is expected to launch in November.
Von D and Seyer join the growing number of parents raising children on a predominantly or strictly vegan diet. Actress Ellen Pompeo recently announced she had transitioned her entire family to a vegan diet after a doctor’s urging. Alicia Silverstone is raising her son Bear on a vegan diet. Actress Natalie Portman keeps a vegan home, and most recently, Kate Winslet revealed that her home is focused on plant-based cooking as she’s vegetarian and her husband recently transitioned to a fully vegan diet. Director of the 2005 animal rights film “Earthlings”, Shaun Monson and his partner Amy Jean Davis announced their pregnancy recently as well.
According to several research studies, there’s no risk to mother or child on a well-balanced vegan diet during pregnancy or nursing. And a growing body of evidence shows the benefits of raising children on a vegan diet as well.
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