Less than a year had passed since the two lovebirds tied the knot when Stephanie announced that she was pregnant! In 1990, the couple welcomed a son named Dylan Thomas Andrews, and they were over the moon as a new family.
Unfortunately, the newfound bliss of getting married and becoming parents seemed to fade away as quickly as it began. A few months after Dylan was born, Tommy and Stephanie couldn’t seem to reconcile their differences and decided to file for divorce. But this now meant that Stephanie was 21, at the height of her modeling career, and now a single mom. Her life would never be the same.
Posing for “Vogue”
One of the best, most ground-breaking job offers that came after the cover of “Sports Illustrated” was when Seymour got a call in 1988. This time, the stakes were much higher – they were calling from “Vogue” magazine, and they wanted Stephanie to be on the cover.
"Vogue" had decided they wanted the gorgeous California native to be their cover girl that year, and the photographer who would work with her would be none other than Richard Avedon – the man who worked for the top fashion magazines in the world and took some of the 20th century’s most iconic photographs. Not to mention, he was the man behind many supermodels’ careers.
A Whirlwind Year
Seymour’s career had skyrocketed, and by the beginning of 1989, there wasn’t a single high-end fashion magazine editor who wasn’t calling with offers. She suddenly found herself backstage for some of the world’s most coveted fashion events, and everything was going wonderfully. Even Stephanie’s love life.
In the summer of that same year, a 20-year-old Stephanie met blues guitarist Tommy Andrews, a handsome musician from Kansas City. They fell so in love with each other that by the end of the year, Andrews proposed to Seymour, and a few weeks later, they were married. They had a small, intimate ceremony with a few friends and family.
Being a young single mom with a full-time career could cause anybody to burn out, but not Stephanie. In fact, it seemed the young model was trying to defy the norm by not only succeeding at parenting but skyrocketing to fame at the same time.
By the beginning of 1991, Stephanie was a household name in the fashion industry, appearing on the cover of high-end fashion magazines, modeling for names like Gianni Versace and Karl Lagerfeld, and becoming a Victoria’s Secret official Angel. Seymour was working for the most respected and famous names in the industry, and her profile was about to get even higher.
As Spring of 1991 came around, it hadn’t even been a year since the model gave birth when she was summoned by the legendary Hugh Heffner. By March, Seymour agreed to pose in her birthday suit for his magazine, becoming an icon of the world’s most famous gentlemen’s journal.
The photo shoot was a success, and Seymour seemed like a natural in front of the camera. This was also a pivotal moment for the young model’s career since it helped her realize how much power she actually had over these big brands and millionaire men. As her good friend Christy Turlington said to her, she was the one making these companies tons and tons of money.