Terry Richardson 'to become a father'
Fashion photographer Terry Richardson is reportedly to become a father.
The 50-year-old lensman is dating his former assistant Alexandra Bolotow, who he is said to have known for around a decade. And now Page Six reports the couple's relationship has reached a whole new level as the 30-year-old beauty is believed to be expecting their first child. The outlet claims Alexandra is three or four months along and has been telling close friends discretely.
The brunette beauty apparently met Terry while she was a student at NYU and she then became an intern for him before taking a full time job. Alexandra has appeared in plenty of the photographer's shoots, including some explicit photos included in his 2005 book Kibosh.
In 2014 she leapt to his defence after he was accused of sexual misconduct by a number of models. Alongside helming campaigns for the likes of Marc Jacobs, Sisley and Tom Ford, Terry is famed for his risqué pictures. Former clients have included Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, and Alexandra was quick to shoot down negative comments towards his work ethic last year (14).
“I think part of being a strong woman is owning the decisions that you’ve made in your life,” she said in a New York magazine interview about the controversy surrounding her boyfriend. “Trying to put the onus onto someone else for your own decisions is really cowardly and kind of dishonest.”
Terry also spoke out, insisting he has never used threats to make a person do something they did not want to. "I give everyone that I work with enough respect to view them as having ownership of their free will and making their decisions accordingly," he explained at the time.