It’s happening, people: Terry Richardson is going to be a dad.
The controversial photographer, who’s shot everyone from Martha Stewart to Kylie Jenner to Jared Leto, is expecting twins with Alexandra Bolotow, a former-assistant-turned-girlfriend, according to Page Six. Richardson later confirmed the news via Instagram on Monday morning.
He posted a screenshot of the Page Six headline on Instagram and wrote:
“Babies’ first Page Six shout out! We weren’t planning to make this news quite so public quite so soon, because we are very cautious after going through some very difficult and heartbreaking losses, and always afraid of jinxing it, but since the cat is out of the bag… Skinny and I are very excited to let you guys know that we are expecting TWINS in the spring!!! This has been a difficult journey and we are so thankful to be surrounded by so much love and support from our friends and family, and some incredibly smart doctors! I’m sure the kids will be excited to use this as a Throwback Thursday one of these days!!!”
Despite Richardson’s questionable past (including the time he reportedly offered Vogue shoots in exchange for sex), he told New York magazine in an interview last year that he didn’t “have any regrets about the work at all, but obviously I don’t ever want someone to feel like that. It was never my intention.”
In that same cover story, Bolotow even defended her man, saying, “I think part of being a strong woman is owning the decisions that you’ve made in your life. Trying to put the onus onto someone else for your own decisions is really cowardly and kind of dishonest.”
Richardson first met Bolotow when she started interning at his studio while attending NYU.