Emily Ratajkowski and Amy Schumer were among 300 people arrested after protests over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, amid allegations of his sexual misconduct from Dr Christine Blasey Ford, Julie Swetnick and Deborah Ramirez.
Following her arrest, Emily Ratajkowski took to Instagram to explain why she protested and stated that if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed as a justice on the Supreme Court, it is a message to women in the US that they do not matter.
She wrote: ‘Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power.’
Emily Ratajkowski joins the Brett Kavanaugh US Supreme Court Confirmation Protest in DC
Who is Emily Ratajkowski?
Making her breakthrough on the controversial Robin Thicke music video Blurred Lines, Emily Ratajkowski has since acted in films such Gone Girl, I Feel Pretty and Cruise but is renowned for her modelling work and her @emrata Instagram account.
Born June 7, 1991 in London to American parents Kathleen Balgley, a professor and John David Ratajkowski, a painter, according to IMDb, Emily was raised in Encinitas, California, which is near San Diego.
Despite being shorter than the average model at 5ft 7, Emily embarked on a modelling career at the age of 14 and was thrust into the spotlight when she was featured in the 2013 music video for Blurred Lines and later, in the film Gone Girl, as revealed on Biography.com.
After playing Ben Affleck’s mistress, she appeared as Zac Efron’s love interest in We Are Your Friends and went on to be romanced by Adrian Grenier in Entourage. Taking on a darker role in In Darkness, Emily also played a model with low self-esteem in I Feel Pretty before starring opposite Aaron Paul in Welcome Home.
Growing up without a television, Emily had not heard of iCarly, on which she had her first acting role in 2009 and by 2016, she had starred in a Super Bowl commercial, appeared on the Netflix series Easy and the pilot Bright Futures.
In addition to Blurred Lines, which was temporarily banned from YouTube after receiving criticism for the music video that showed model sporting thongs while Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams remained dressed, Emily was also the featured woman in Maroon 5’s Somebody and Taio Cruz’s Fast Car.
While Emily was uninterested in participating in the Robin Thicke video, after being informed of the female director’s vision, she changed her mind. Ratajkowski said: ‘Like any art, there’s a million ways to interpret it. All I can say is that when a woman is naked, that’s not immediately anti-feminist. I have no apologies for it, and I’m not ashamed at all.’
After being signed to Ford Models, she was photographed for Treats, an artistic erotica magazine in addition to Sports Illustrated and made her runway debut for Marc Jacobs during New York Fashion Week in 2015.
Emily Ratajkowski walks the runway at the Dolce & Gabbana show during Milan Fashion Week
Emily Ratajkowski diet
In an interview with The New York Times, Emily Ratajkowski revealed that ‘it’s about feeling good about what you eat. I do love turmeric and beet juice. It’s so L.A., you can’t avoid it. But I don’t have a trainer, and I don’t really go to the gym.
‘I go on long walks and hikes with my girlfriends. That’s about it. I’m just not a crazy fitness person. I’m definitely an outlier in the industry.’ In addition to this, Emily told Harper’s Bazaar that she goes ‘to Blacktop Coffee and get this pastry called kouign-amann with my black coffee’ every day.
Emily also has a salad or a sandwich for lunch, but told Elle that she ‘really like to eat meat. I crave iron so I am definitely not the kind of person who you will often find eating a plain salad. I like to keep it really balanced to give my body energy and also be healthy.’
For dinner, the model usually uses this time to socialise and orders a takeaway, as she revealed when speaking to Jimmy Kimmel, ‘You should see my refrigerator. It’s insane. I have a relationship with Postmates. It’s basically Indian food and Thai food, preferably when I’m horizontal in bed.’
She added: ‘I cook a lot, so that really helps: You know how much salt and sugar and all of that kind of stuff you are putting in your body.’
Sebastian Bear-McClard and Emily Ratajkowski attend the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Emily Ratajkowski husband
Despite having only dated for a few months, Emily Ratajkowski married her long-time friend Sebastian Bear-McClard in February 2018. The film producer was rejected at first, but the model went on to agree after he made her a paperclip ring.
Speaking to Jimmy Fallon, Emily said: ‘He proposed to me at Minetta Tavern [a French restaurant in New York City] and he didn’t have a ring. ‘He then took the paperclip that the bill was paid with and made me a ring, which I actually thought was really romantic,’ she continued.
Emily and Sebastian were also thrifty when it came to buying their wedding rings. ‘We walked into Chinatown and bought an ounce of gold and he was like, “We’ll melt down the gold and make the rings.”
‘It was supposed to be temporary but I’m not growing attached to it and I don’t wanna get rid of it. I just feel like making it yourself, could it be more personal?’ Their romance was confirmed after they were seen together in December 2017, which also confirmed the end of Emily’s relationship with Jeff Magid.
The son of filmmaker Lisa Bear is known for working on movies such as Broken Flowers, Heaven Knows What and Good Time, alongside Robert Pattinson, as well as starring in The Minority, Force of Circumstance and the short film, Buffalo Wings.
He has received a number of nominations for Gotham Independent Film Awards as well as nod for an Independent Spirit Award. Sebastian also started his own production company named Elara Pictures in 2014, which he runs with Oscar Boyson, Josh and Ben Safdie.
Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski join the Brett Kavanaugh U.S. Supreme Court Protest
Emily Ratajkowski wedding
Emily and Sebastian tied the knot at City Hall in Manhattan, New York on February 23, 2018 and surprised fans with the news on social media, with the model’s $199 mustard-coloured Zara suit being a hit.
The couple were joined by Instagram star The Fat Jew (Josh Ostrovsky), director Josh Safdie and Robert Pattinson and the group dined at Soho Italian restaurant Emilio’s Ballato before the wedding.
Brett Kavanaugh protest
Alongside Amy Schumer, Emily Ratajkowski was arrested after protesting against Brett Kavanaugh in the US Capital and after she was detained, took to social media to reveal why she had decided to participate in the demonstration.
Emily wrote: ‘Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power.’
In the Instagram post, she concluded: ‘I demand a government that acknowledges, respects and supports women as much as it does men.’
Emily Ratajkowski net worth
In addition to her movie and television appearances, she also earns a lot of cash as a brand ambassador and has her Instagram account to thank for money she receives from endorsements.
According to Article Bio, she appeared on several commercials including for Japan’s multinational corporation Nikon and Carl’s Jr. fast food restaurant. It was also revealed that Emily lives in resides in a $2 million home in Los Angeles along with her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard.
She has also appeared on a number of covers including Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Marie Claire as well as ad campaigns for DKNY and is an ambassador for Kerastase and Paco Rabanne Parfum. Following Emily’s success, she is now able to pick and choose what she endorses.
Emily has also designed suits for her Inamorata swimwear brand and also co-designed a bag collection for The Kooples in 2017, one even being named The Emily Bag. In addition to this, a portion of the proceeds from dresses she designed around the same time were donated to Planned Parenthood.