has firmly shut down ‘misogynistic’ at the age of 41.
It was revealed in that the actress was and expecting her second child, her first with
Sienna is already a mum to 11-year-old daughter Marlowe, who she shares with her , who is now
The star’s pregnany became public knowledge without her making an announcement, as with what looked to be a protruding belly.
Sienna now jokes that she ‘almost got away with it’, as the snaps were taken at 5pm on her last day of vacation when she went for a swim.
Rising above ‘absurd’ backlash to her becoming a mum again in her forties, the American-British star has since in a stunning pregnancy photoshoot.
Posing up a storm for , donned a series of glamorous ensembles, including a plunging gold gown that displayed her n**ed.n**ed tummy, as well as a netted silver dress as she cosied up to Oli, who she was first romantically linked to last February.
Speaking in an accompanying interview with the fashion magazine, Sienna was asked about the ‘discussion online’ about having a child at ‘an advanced age.’
‘I think that people are comfortable with a way of living that has existed for many years that is very misogynistic and patriarchal, me being the older woman in a partnership with a younger person or being pregnant over 40, that that’s irresponsible for the child… it’s such double standards and it’s so unquestioned in people’s minds.
‘It’s just a trite, easy target. But it’s absurd.’
Sienna added that she was ‘very fortunate’ to become pregnant because she ‘wasn’t necessarily trying.’
Now 31 weeks on and having also let slip that she’s having another baby girl, Sienna reiterated that it’s ‘so sad’ how people judge her for her choices.
Elsewhere, Sienna spoke candidly about her age-gap relationship with Oli.
Asked about how welcoming his family had been of her, she replied: ‘I would imagine it would be complicated for anyone to get their head around, but there’s been nothing but love and joy.’
‘I don’t think you can legislate on matters of the heart,’ she continued when quizzed on her and Oli’s 15-year age difference. ‘I certainly have never been able to.’
When pressed on whether she worries about Oli ever wanting to date someone younger, she said it works both ways.
‘For Oli, it is real that I might want to be with someone older. Female friends of mine in their 40s, they’re meeting younger people who are seeing women as three-dimensional figures. I do want to credit that to some level of the feminist movement working.’
She added that, within her boyfriend’s friends, she notices ‘awareness of the dynamics that enter relationships between men and women now that we just didn’t have 20 or 25 years ago.’
It’s something Sienna feels proud to have witnessed, also finding reassurance in how her daughters have more autonomy now and the word ‘no’ is ‘in their repertoire’.
‘I feel like my whole adolescence was dodging bullets and advances in a really delicate way, to not offend somebody.’
Finally, Sienna believes herself to be ‘much more prepared’ for motherhood a second time around, at least psychologically speaking.
‘The reality was quite a shock. I was 29 when I got pregnant, I had her (Marlowe) at 30. I just hadn’t given it the thought… I guess you can’t prepare for it.’
‘In my mind, this is just gonna be the easiest, cosiest, sweetest, because I’ve completely forgotten the reality of having a newborn baby,’ she laughed.
Vogue’s Winter 2024 issue is available on newsstands nationwide on January 23.