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Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard Are Getting Divorced

The former couple have been married for four years and share one child. 
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Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard have reportedly split after four years—well, more like Ratajkowski called it quits.

“They split recently. It was Em's decision,” a source told People on July 18 after weeks of divorce rumors and speculations. Though neither Ratajkowski nor Bear-McClard has confirmed the breakup, the source says the couple plan to get divorced. “She is doing okay. She is strong and focused on her son. She loves being a mom.”

Ratajkowski married the actor and producer at City Hall in NYC after just a few weeks of dating in 2018. Though her husband apparently proposed at a restaurant with a paper clip ring, Ratajkowski later told Jimmy Fallon that they used the 24-hour gap between getting their marriage license and actually getting married to buy an ounce of gold to melt into rings. “They were supposed to be temporary rings, but now I'm very attached and I don't want to get rid of it,” she said at the time. “I just feel like, after making it yourself, could it be more personal? I mean, really.”

Emily Ratajkowski announced her pregnancy in October 2020 before welcoming their only child, Sylvester “Sly” Apollo, in March 2021. “Sylvester Apollo Bear has joined us earth side,” she wrote at the time. “Sly arrived 3/8/21 on the most surreal, beautiful, and love-filled morning of my life.”

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Ahead of Sly's birth, Ratajkowski explained why she was averse to Bear-McCloud’s saying the phrase “We're pregnant” to friends and family members. “While the sentiment is sweet, it’s not entirely true. I resent that his entire family’s DNA is inside of me but that my DNA is not inside him,” she wrote in an essay for Vogue, describing pregnancy as an “innately lonely” experience. “I am ultimately alone with my body in this experience. There is no one to feel it with me—the sharp muscular aches in my lower abdomen that come out of nowhere while I’m watching a movie or the painful heaviness of my breasts that now greets me first thing every morning. My husband has no physical symptoms in ‘our’ pregnancy, another reminder of how different a woman and man’s experience of life can be.”