Lily Aldridge: I'm saving for tot's wedding
Lily Aldridge already wants to start a wedding fund for her three-year-old daughter.
The 29-year-old model is married to Kings of Leon star Caleb Followill and they are parents to toddler Dixie. Becoming a mother has made Lily think about all the times she wishes she'd been kinder to her mum, and her 2011 wedding is top of the list.
“Being a mom makes me respect my mom so much and feel bad for all the times that I was mean to her,” she laughed to Net-A-Porter's The Edit magazine. “I was a good kid, but still, you’re gonna have fights with your mom. [I keep thinking] I should’ve let her do more at my wedding... Oh my God, if Dixie doesn’t let me plan her wedding… I said to Caleb, ‘We need to start a wedding fund for Dixie.’ He said, ‘Don’t even talk to me about this. You’re crazy.’”
Lily found fame as a Victoria's Secret Angel and she's found working with the likes of Alessandra Ambrosio and Karlie Kloss. One of the things she finds inspiring is that so many of the women have started their own brands - for example Alessandra has her lifestyle brand ále by Alessandra. Lily wants to follow suit and is planning to move into beauty, plus she'd like women's' and kids' clothes lines too.
Being famous isn't all fun and games though, with the star struggling to get used to how people treat her online.
“People say such mean things to me on Instagram, and I’m like, ‘I see this! I read every comment!’” she explained. “They’re so hurtful. You see it and think, ‘Why would you say that to anyone?’ It’s heartbreaking that people say these kinds of things to each other. It blows my mind.”
Luckily the star has a close-knit circle of friends she can call on when times get tough. Among them is Taylor Swift, with the model explaining how much the women mean to her.
"Taylor just loves her friends, and so do I. My girls are my girls. We’re such a close-knit group of women, and the most special thing about our group of friends – and it extends so far
– is that we all have each other’s backs," she said. "It’s about supporting and being happy for each other. When you lift up the people around you, it elevates you as well. Bringing everybody up is the way I hope the whole world changes.”