Cindy Crawford’s husband Rande Gerber has shared a loving valentine to his wife–and he’s done it for the benefit of the rest of us. Gerber took to Instagram this Valentine’s Day to share a stunning photo of his wife, bikini-clad and poolside at a resort. The photo itself was as undated as Gerber’s caption was timeless: “She got flowers,” he wrote, “and I got her. Happy Valentine’s Day.”
The image of Crawford at the lounge came one day after a leaked and untouched outtake of Crawford from a recent photo shoot went viral:
Cindy Crawford’s April spread in Marie Claire features 100% non-retouched photos. Take a bow Ms. C. pic.twitter.com/ttQz2BcRfg
— Charlene White (@CharleneWhite) February 13, 2015
That image was taken last year for a spread in the Mexican edition of Marie Claire magazine; Crawford snagged the cover. In a statement, Marie Claire confirmed that the photo hadn’t yet been touched up: “It is real,” the magazine said, “it is honest, and it is gorgeous….No matter where the photo came from, it’s an enlightenment—we’ve always known Crawford was beautiful, but seeing her like this only makes us love her more.”
Crawford herself spoke openly about aging and body image last week, at the premiere of her new documentary:
I really think—at any age—it’s learning to be comfortable in your own skin….If women would treat themselves with the same kind of love they give to their friends, that would be such a great gift we could give ourselves….What makes you the most attractive is self-confidence. That’s what people see.
Aging or not, Crawford is still making waves with her modeling–and this time, it’s for natural beauty.
What do you think? Do you admire her for “owning up” to an untouched photo? How does Cindy, at age 49, strike you?
(Photo credit: Rande Gerber on Instagram)