Former Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, Stephanie Seymour, 41, set a lot of tongues wagging last week when photos of her in bikinis and her 18-year-old son in black shorts embracing and kissing ‘inappropriately’ on the beach in St. Barts hit the internet.
Just four days after photos of Stephanie Seymour and her son hugging and kissing on a St. Barths beach became the subject of worldwide media attention, Peter Brant II has come to the defense of his mother and has hit back at comments made on the touchy-feely beach photos of him and his mom, saying the whole incident has been blown “out of context”.
While the affectionate acts captured in the photos, including one in which Brant’s hand appeared to be touching his mother’s breast, have raised many eyebrows and consternation, Brant maintains that his actions are well within the bounds of normal mother-son interaction.
In a statement released to the media, the self-described “Designer, Art Collector, Socialite and Model” writes:
“I would just like to say that these pictures have been taken completely out of context, my mother and I are very close as she is with all her children. She often hugs and kisses me and my siblings in an manner that is intimate, any mother in the world does the same. That day on the beach we walked around with each other completely aware of the presence of photographers there. We have nothing to hide and with that in mind I would like to say that I am openly gay. At my age my mother and I are almost like friends and I feel open to talk to her about anything and yes our relationship may be different because of my sexuality.”
Personally, I believe a moment of real spontaneous affection between a mother and a son was caught by one or two cameras at an awkward angle, making the actions captured on the photos look inappropriate. They were probably just having a quick innocent peck when some photographer snapped the photos at the right time from an angle that make it look bad.
Stephanie Seymour is married to Peter Brant, whom she had an affair with prior to their marriage. At only 14, she embarked on her modeling career and quickly climbed the ladder of success with her stunning look. She is still stunning, I must add!