Emily Ratajkowski & Sebastian Bear-McClard welcomed baby Sylvester Apollo Bear

Emily Ratajkowski tried – unsuccessfully? – to make her pregnancy into a big deal. She was constantly posing for photos, mostly uploaded onto her social media, and she did what felt like twenty separate nude pregnancy photoshoots. She also tried to get attention by talking about lip injections (she didn’t get them) and the baby’s gender. All in all, we only talked about her twice during her pregnancy though? Oh well.

Now that story is over and Emily has welcomed her newborn child, Sylvester Apollo Bear. I assume that the sex is a boy, but as Emily said, they won’t know the gender of the child until they turn 18. Hey, Sylvester could be a girl’s name, you never know! The combo of Sylvester + Apollo + Bear is very… hipster or something. As Emily wrote in her IG, she’s already nicknamed the baby “Sly.” Which is honestly a cute baby nickname, come on. The father is her husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard. So the “Bear” in this child’s name is likely a family name, probably Sebastian’s mother’s maiden.

So, congrats. I’m happy that everything went well for them and they have a healthy baby. Please don’t become a mommy influencer, Emily.

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  1. AmyB says:

    Ok…LOL, I am legit confused here. What does it mean “they won’t know the gender of the child until they turn 18?” Huh? Is this some kind of situation, where in case the child is transgender, and he/she wants to change????

    I was rolling my eyes at Bear as part of the name (like isn’t one of Kate Winslet’s children named that LMAO?), but I see her husband’s name includes that. Guess I will give them a pass on that haha!

    • MM2 says:

      Yes, that is what she was alluding to & it’s not confusing for most people. Gender reveal parties assume the child will be a certain gender based on their sex and, as a society, we’re slowly coming to the acceptance that this is not true for many people. I have a friend whose child recently transitioned as a teenager, so all us biddies flowering him with pink when he was young seems pretty cruel now (ignorantly cruel, but still cruel) .

      • Sigmund says:

        Um, I don’t know about her statement not being confusing for most people. The 18 part seems pretty arbitrary and definitely confused me. Plenty of transgender folks know they’re transgender before they’re 18. It would have been a lot less confusing if she’d worded her statement more clearly.

      • AmyB says:

        @Sigmund – Yes, thank you. In my experience with friends in the LGBTQ community, they knew pretty early on of their preferences/gender differences. Or at least that is what they told me. So that is why I was confused. Why would she make some arbitrary number like 18 be the time when their child would decide what gender they want to identify with? I am all for supporting your children in their pursuit of that, if it is different than the gender they were born. It just seemed a strange thing to say, IMO.

  2. Elle says:

    I don’t think she tried to do her pregnancy a thing. She always over-posts. She just kept doing exactly that.

  3. JT says:

    Is his last name really Bear, or is it a stage name or something? I haven’t bothered to look it up.

  4. Case says:

    Part of me thinks not revealing the gender is cool. The other part of me thinks it’s just annoying. 😂 You can call a baby a boy or a girl and still raise them in a gender-neutral, open-minded home.

    • GrnieWnie says:

      right but to make such a big deal about it, as though it has some consequence and now that you know the sex (party! wooooo!) you can start to prepare properly for your baby by buying things…idk, the entire concept of “gender reveal” is bizarre to me and always has been, long before contemporary discussions of gender.

      • Lena says:

        If people have less gender reveals I’ll be happy. They are getting more and more annoying. So whatever reasons people have to stop them I’m all for.

  5. Lainey says:

    Does she really have fuck Harvey tattooed on her? And who is het husband? He looks like a homeless man.

  6. Levans says:

    Mommy influencers are a big money maker so you know she’ll try to slide in that space!

  7. Midge says:

    I feel like I need a shower after looking at her husband. ew.

  8. GrnieWnie says:

    I love her essays and she just published a book of essays. I know she doesn’t get much sympathy here, but her words have made me think and I think she’s a great example of how a woman can embrace her sexuality without being forced to sacrifice her voice/intellect (as society often makes women do). She does this in such a superficial industry, too.

    • Elizabeth says:

      I like her! Not sure why she’s oh so offensive to people. Not in love with “sly” though, that has a negative connotation for me.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      +1. It must be challenging to openly discuss those issues when you’re a woman actually living it. Without the disarming good girl image girls and women learn to rely on to delay dismissive, punitive, and violent reactions. She goes about it all in a way that’s so calm, but still persistent, while dealing with mental health struggles and trauma at the same time. There would be hell to pay if she couldn’t publicly be calm about it all the time though. Glad she had a healthy baby. I think her book comes out in 2022.

  9. Mariatia says:

    Why would you tatoo that monsters name on your arm. When your child asks , who’s Harvey? Yuck

    • Lexilla says:

      I’m guessing that’s not a permanent tattoo.

    • MM2 says:

      You tell your child that Harvey was a horrible bully, who especially picked on women, who liked to have power over people & hurt them. That he is disgraced now, in jail & bullies never win in the long term. Also that the issue is the bully’s behavior & not any fault of the victims. All this stuff can be whitewashed to a kid’s level so they can start learning humanity early, which is especially important because this stuff starts on the playground.

  10. J ferber says:

    Every time I see her ultra-rich husband I ask myself, “Has he decided to pay rent yet on their ultra-posh digs or are they still squatting?” Ah, the rich. You gotta love them.

    • My3cents says:

      Now that I see his pic, he’s definitely as terrible looking as his personality. Good luck girl.

  11. Scal says:

    Bear is his legal surname (his mom is Liza Bear) so that’s not a hipster thing.

    I like the name Sylvester.

  12. FHMom says:

    I’m having a bad day, but that tattoo made me cackle. Is that real? Congrats to her. I hope she gets that removed before her baby can read.

  13. grabbyhands says:

    I’m glad she delivered a healthy child and I hope they thrive.

    Beyond that, no one needs the sanctimonious mommy posts and constant nude breastfeeding photo shoots that are no doubt on the way. I have no problem with nude breastfeeding, but as with Hilary Baldwin, it is all about attention and clicks for mommy instead of having anything to do with the kid.

    PS – are they still pretending that they don’t have to pay rent because they’re so artistic?

  14. Evenstar says:

    Most trans, non-binary, or otherwise genderqueer kids know or suspect their gender identity at a very young age, way before 18. The problem is not being sure, it’s not feeling safe or comfortable to tell their guardians. Her comments about that read as very self-congratulatory and virtue signaling while not actually understanding what she’s talking about.

    • Sigmund says:

      Yeah, I don’t like her implication that someone needs to be over 18 (and thus an “adult”) to know their gender. That kind of attitude is just another excuse to silence trans kids.

  15. so says:

    It may be a dumb question but if the baby’s name is Sylvester, shouldn’t the short version be “Syl” ?

    • BeanieBean says:

      For whatever reason, Sylvesters are known as Sly–two famous examples: Sylvester/Sly Stallone and Sylvester/Sly Stone (as in, Sly & the Family Stone).

    • Ani May says:

      I mean, why is Dick short for Richard?