Stacy Keibler: Pregnancy Is Making My Marriage Stronger

05/21/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Stacy Keibler Fit Pregnancy
Jeff Lipsky

Stacy Keibler had given up on the thought of having a family, telling her parents that kids just weren’t in the cards for her.

But then it happened: After a few dates with her future husband — Jared Pobre — the former model realized she had been given a second shot at her happily ever after.

“Before we met, both Jared and I had told our parents we didn’t think we’d ever get married or have kids, but when you’re with the right person, everything changes,” Keibler, 34, says in the June/July issue of Fit Pregnancy.

“My epiphany happened shortly after Jared and I started dating and, once we both knew, we didn’t hesitate — I just knew I was ready and that there’s no one else in the world I would want to do this with.”

The couple tied the knot in a beach wedding in Mexico in March and weeks later, they announced they were expecting their first child in August — a girl!

Now the newlyweds are counting down the days until their daughter’s big debut and Keibler couldn’t be happier with how everything has turned out.

“Jared is the most thoughtful, loving, kind person. I couldn’t ask for a better father for my children,” she shares. “Our bond is so strong and special and getting pregnant has made it even more so. It’s been so much fun preparing to become new parents together.”

Since discovering she was pregnant, the mom-to-be immediately started researching all things baby, including a birth plan that incorporates a doula into the delivery.

“I’ve always been a student at heart and I’m a big advocate for women educating themselves about the birthing process,” she explains. “Some dangerous practices are standard procedures for hospitals, and women don’t even realize they have a choice about them.”

But while Keibler is armed with knowledge — “It’s so important that you get all the facts and understand your options,” she says — she refuses to stress out over the arrival of her first child.

Stacy Keibler Fit Pregnancy
Jeff Lipsky

“I live in the present moment. I can’t control how my labor will be, only what’s going on today,” she explains.

And for Keibler, controlling the day-to-day parts of her pregnancy means eating clean and maintaining a strict regimen of healthy habits. The result? Looking and feeling great.

“I haven’t felt sick or tired so far — instead, I’ve had an enthusiastic spark that I’ve been harnessing through exercise,” she shares.

“I’ve always been conscious of what I put into my body, but now that I’m pregnant I can recognize the positive effects that effort has had.”

For more, including Keibler demonstrating her pregnancy fitness routine, pick up the new issue of Fit Pregnancy, on newsstands Thursday.

– Anya Leon

FILED UNDER: Maternity , News , Stacy Keibler

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bitsy on

weren’t her 15 minutes up a long time ago?

Andrea on

Ha! Wait till the baby comes and see how strong your marriage really is. That’s the true test!

S on

Can this woman just stfu already? #byefelicia

E on

Doesn’t everything she says lately sound like…”so take that George”!

Edith on

Ummmmm, how exactly would she know if her pregnancy is making her marriage stronger? She’s been married for 2 minutes. Whatever.

roger on

She can’t say pregnancy makes her marriage stronger since she has nothing to compare it to. She’s been pregnant for her entire marriage!

GeorgeClooney on

What?! She’s pregnant? Didn’t I dump her a few months ago? Uh oh, paternity test…

SassyOne on

“My epiphany happened shortly after Jared and I started dating and, once we both knew, we didn’t hesitate — I just knew I was ready and that there’s no one else in the world I would want to do this with.” TRANSLATION: Shortly after George dumped me, Jared & I went to Burning Man, got stoned and had super cool, crazy sex. That’s when I knew HE was the man for me.

Kim on

Pregnancy is making your marriage stronger? You’ve been married for 2 months and have known him for only 9 months. Of course it’s stronger- you’re still getting to know each other!

Hey on

She better name the baby Jorge after the person who gave her a career. Would there be paparazzi pictures or magazine covers without him?

Knox on

Stacy you’ve been married for 5 seconds, sit down.

heather on

How would she know if it’s making her marriage stronger since she’s been pregnant the entire duration of the marriage? What a dolt.

Pam on

@Andrea omg so true!

Pregnanttoo on

Where can I find the red dress she’s wearing in this article??

heather on

did they just photoshop the dresses onto her? those poses are exactly the same. you don’t need to pull the dress tight against your stomach AND hold the stomach. we all get that you’re pregnant. It’s the cover of “fit pregnancy” which you wouldn’t be on if you weren’t pregnant.

Lis on

She sounds very “Gwyneth” to me in this article… :/

Jessica on

She is positive and happy. I like that!! She seems like a really sweet and genuine person from this side of the computer screen. :)

Miranda7 on

Don’t be so mean and hateful about a pregnant lady. Stacy has always been a nice person with a sunny smile. It’s losers that make the nasty comments, some on every site, unfortunately..

ari on

Who’s she foolin? And roger, your comment was perfect.

Ale on

She’s been married for two seconds…

Suzanne on

So, she’s been married for 15 minutes, and pregnant for all of them. How exactly is this pregnancy making her marriage stronger?

guest on

Good for her. It seems that soon after she announced she was married and pregnant GC got engaged. He’s not young anymore. Maybe he realized it was time to grow up. Stacy is better off.

chuck on

oh please. you haven’t even been married a year. talk to malin akerman. she’ll tell you the truth about marriage after a kid.

Dee on

“Yeah! My marriage is TOTALLY strong. I am SOOOOOO happy. Happier than I have EVER been. Happier than when I was with that GEORGE guy. Can’t you tell how HAPPY I am by all the interviews I’m giving talking about my happiness???
I am SOOOO glad that George guy didn’t ever propose…even when I begged him…errr…I mean, look at me now. I have a HUSBAND and a BUMP and I just really couldn’t care less about what’s-his-name getting married.
I’m so happy I’m gonna go eat a half gallon of ice cream and listen to Alanis Morissette…and cry a little.”

charlotte on

i see from most of these comments that mrs. pobre does not have a lot of fans!

and since i have nothing nice to say about her, i will do what my momma taught me and not say anything at all :)

Stef on

She hasn’t even been married long enough. She needs to put in at least a decade first.

Christine on

She’s been married for like a week…Annnnnoying

Anonymous on

Not very intelligent

Carole on

her marriage is stronger!!! Really?? How long have you been married. Poor girl is trying to find a reason to live. Good luck.

Anonymous on

Wait. Getting knocked up is a choice? Profound.

rockybopper on

At 33 she thought her ship had sailed for finding someone and having kids? Well that’s a wee bit on the depressing side. I guess the rest of us around that age might as well give up too eh?

Sherae on

She’s been married for two months…how does she know that her marriage is “stronger”? Why are we even seeing articles about her? She’s famous for being an ex-gf.

Debra on

Oh yeah, SURE you’re happy…you marry a guy after only dating him for a few MONTHS and immediately get pregnant? You don’t even know this guy very well, for crying out loud!!! You’re still in the “honeymoon” phase! How can you POSSIBLY say that this pregnancy is making your marriage stronger??? Come back and talk after a few years, lady. I mean, really?

Kris on

Fame wh–e alert! Ugh who cares!

Starting to think George Clooney isn’t such a jerk for dumping all these dopes

Brooke on

Her pregnancy is “making her marriage stronger”?? Really? She’s been married for all of two seconds.

Karen on

Seriously! Wait until after the baby is born and “Sleep” is
not in her schedule!

Anonymous on

How annoying is she! Besides the fact she use to date George, why is she ‘known’?

Gina on

Estupida!

sam on

Marriage is making her marriage “stronger” but her brain smaller. What a bubble head.

Trina on

I wish them the best, but isn’t she a bit old to act like a love sick teenager? Seriously, you have been married as long as a blink of an eye and you are saying pregnancy is making your very very very short marriage better? I give them three years and they are divorcing.

otdina on

Stacy, stronger than what? You have been married for about 5 minutes. You know nothing about marriage. So far your marriage consists of saying yes, having a honeymoon, and announcing a pregnancy. There has been no trials to your marriage. Nothing has happened to make it stronger.

With the exception of very few men, most husbands are nicer to their wives when they are pregnant. Its afterwards that the challenges start.

I wish you the best of luck. But I think you are delusional.

Susan on

Nothing I like better than women who haven’t given birth yet telling everyone how they are gonna take control of their deliveries… yeah, get back to me after 21 hrs of labor and 3 hours of pushing…. you don’t have a clue.

L on

I had all the answers before I was a wife then mother. Hard times has made our marriage stronger, not the good.

Anonymous on

This really sends the wrong message: “Get pregnant! That will make him love you more!” such a shame…

Guest on

To all you idiots saying she wasn’t famous before George Clooney, you all should do some research. She was a professional wrestler LONG before George Clooney was in her life

Anonymous on

She has not married long so relax.

Pt on

Happy for her for the new addition

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