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.
Becoming a Mother
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.
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.
A New Rockstar Beau
Stephanie’s photoshoot was all over the country, and people were enamored with the young model. One of those fans was none other than the founder and lead singer of the legendary rock band “Guns N’ Roses,” Axl Rose. Soon after they met, the two started dating, and this was certainly the most high-profile relationship Stephanie had ever had.
Things seemed like a perfect fit since they were both high-profile celebrities in their respective industries and knew what it meant to have a full-time job. Not to mention having the pressure of the press on them 24 hours a day.
Stability for Her Son
As any mother would feel, Stephanie’s main priority was caring for her son Dylan and giving him some emotional stability. She made this clear to Rose from the very beginning, and as soon as the rockstar met Dylan, he seemed to fall head over heels with him too.
Rose understood the responsibility he was getting into and felt strongly about becoming a stable father figure for young Dylan. Especially since Rose himself had grown up without a father, he knew how important his role was. Stephanie was over the moon with her beau's attitude, and for a while, the three of them seemed like a beautiful, healthy family together.