At over 80, Martha Stewart shines gold as she unveils stunning images from her latest magazine cover shoot that challenges traditional beauty norms. Beyond her glamorous appearance, this also offers a glimpse into her enduring influence on fashion and her deeply rooted bond with motherhood.

Martha Stewart's Instagram photo, featuring her participation on the 60th anniversary cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, dated May 2024. | Source: Instagram/marthastewart

Martha Stewart’s Instagram photo, featuring her participation on the 60th anniversary cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, dated May 2024. | Source: Instagram/marthastewart

Martha Stewart recently shined again on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, repeating her history-making appearance as last year’s oldest cover star. In an Instagram post, she exuded glamour in a gold sequined gown, heels, and jewels.

The 82-year-old media mogul’s iconic presence has struck a chord, with fans thrilled to see her modeling career come full circle. A fan exclaimed, “Wow! Congratulations to Martha! One of my favorites! Always What a Beauty!”

Martha’s triumphant return to the peak of her modeling career made a netizen happy, saying, “Her Modeling career has come full circle. Way to do it beautiful lady.” Another netizen gushed, “Classiest lady here. Love your dress too.”

Another fan proclaimed, “We love you Martha, and you look spectacular!” while another praised, “Beautiful Smart Classy Icon!” A longtime admirer declared, “I’ve always been team Martha. Loved her show and magazine. She looks amazing.”

Martha Stewart appears in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit's 60th Anniversary Legends Shoot as seen on March 14, 2024. | Source: YouTube/SISwimsuit

Martha Stewart appears in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s 60th Anniversary Legends Shoot as seen on March 14, 2024. | Source: YouTube/SISwimsuit

Martha’s magazine appearance was part of Sports Illustrated’s 60th anniversary, which featured a special trilogy of collectible covers. Photographer Yu Tsai took the photo at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Beyond the glitz and glamour of her cover shoot, Martha’s timeless beauty reflects her own lifestyle and philosophies. She once discussed her approach to style and aging, emphasizing her philosophy of living fully and gracefully.

Martha Stewart attends the 2023 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue release party at Hard Rock Hotel New York on May 18, 2023, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Martha Stewart attends the 2023 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue release party at Hard Rock Hotel New York on May 18, 2023, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Martha actively engages in various activities such as Pilates, horseback riding, and hiking. “I’m about trying new things and learning new things every single day, staying fresh, being interesting and interested, staying curious, staying busy, developing new friendships,” she explained.

As for dressing according to age, Martha does not follow traditional norms. “I’ve dressed the same since I was 17… If you look at my pictures on Instagram, I look pretty much the same,” she added.

Reflecting on her 2023 appearance in Sports Illustrated where she modeled different swimsuits in the Dominican Republic, Martha found the experience both challenging and fulfilling, further solidifying her influence in media and fashion.

“You know, it’s odd to go to an island and get changed into nine different bathing suits in one day, and for all those people…and it turned out okay,” Martha said of her experience.

Martha Stewart at the Sports Illustrated Swim Issue Launch Party held at the Hard Rock Hotel on May 18, 2023, in New York, New York. | Source: Getty Images

Martha Stewart at the Sports Illustrated Swim Issue Launch Party held at the Hard Rock Hotel on May 18, 2023, in New York, New York. | Source: Getty Images

Beyond her age-defying beauty is her remarkable commitment to motherhood. Martha once supported her daughter, Alexis Stewart’s own journey to becoming a parent.

Alexis Stewart and Martha Stewart during the New York premiere of "Avalon" | Source: Getty Images

Alexis Stewart and Martha Stewart during the New York premiere of “Avalon” | Source: Getty Images

Alexis strongly desired to become a mother. But unlike most women, she had to spend a fortune every month to make her wish come true. This desire had lingered with Alexis since her mid-30s. Life’s twists and turns delayed her plans, but in her 40s, the longing resurfaced.

By the time she decided to pursue parenthood, time seemed to have slipped away, and she couldn’t conceive. That was when she resorted to seeing fertility doctors and trying ultramodern procedures to get pregnant.

Alexis Stewart looks downward as she attends the National Design Awards Honoring the Best in American Design at The Cooper-Hewitt on October 20, 2005, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Alexis Stewart looks downward as she attends the National Design Awards Honoring the Best in American Design at The Cooper-Hewitt on October 20, 2005, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Despite advancements in medical science, the procedures did not succeed, prompting Alexis to embark on a rigorous and regular medical routine. This routine began every month on the day after she got her period.

She underwent various tests, including ultrasounds, blood tests, and a carefully timed medication regimen, to ensure the success of the fertility treatments.

Alexis Stewart appears on a Fertility Authority video on April 7, 2009. | Source: YouTube/fertilityauthority

Alexis Stewart appears on a Fertility Authority video on April 7, 2009. | Source: YouTube/fertilityauthority

These treatments were taxing and emotionally draining for Alexis. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, she shed light on the emotional toll, sharing her coping mechanism. She viewed the process as a job, consciously detaching emotions to maintain her well-being.

Alexis Stewart and Martha Stewart arriving at a federal court on February 9, 2004, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Alexis Stewart and Martha Stewart arriving at a federal court on February 9, 2004, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

“If I get too emotional about it, I’ll be unhappy all the time or freaked out all the time. So, I look at it as sort of a chore. Not about having a baby, but what I have to go through to get there,” she revealed.

Alexis also had to self-administer nightly injections of fertility drugs and underwent the ICSI method, whereby the eggs were fertilized by injecting sperm directly into them.

Alexis Stewart appears on a Fertility Authority video on April 7, 2009. | Source: YouTube/fertilityauthority

Alexis Stewart appears on a Fertility Authority video on April 7, 2009. | Source: YouTube/fertilityauthority

The costly medical procedures were made possible with the support and financial assistance from her mother, Martha Stewart. Grateful for her mother’s help, Alexis expressed her luck, underscoring the importance of familial support in the face of daunting challenges.

Martha Stewart and Alexis Stewart at the World Famous Apollo Theater in New York City on December 13, 2010 | Source: Getty Images

Martha Stewart and Alexis Stewart at the World Famous Apollo Theater in New York City on December 13, 2010 | Source: Getty Images

During her conversation with Winfrey, she shared that she had traversed the treatment journey for over a year without success. Despite undergoing three egg implantations, none had resulted in a successful pregnancy. On her return for further treatment, the disappointing news was that she no longer had viable eggs.

Alexis Stewart in a "Today" interview shared by radio personality Jenny Hutt's YouTube channel | Source: YouTube/jennyhutt

Alexis Stewart in a “Today” interview shared by radio personality Jenny Hutt’s YouTube channel | Source: YouTube/jennyhutt

Nevertheless, she retained a hopeful outlook, expressing to Winfrey, “I’m sort of back to square one at the moment.” Undeterred by the setbacks, she adamantly stated that she lacked an alternative plan and remained steadfast in her determination to become a mother. She affirmed her commitment to persist with the treatments until her doctor advised otherwise.

Alexis Stewart appearing on NBC News' "Today" show in October 2011 | Source: Getty Images

Alexis Stewart appearing on NBC News’ “Today” show in October 2011 | Source: Getty Images

Her mother, a symbol of success in the culinary world, once shared her perspective on motherhood. Amidst a demanding career, Martha’s relationship with Alexis navigated challenges. Though characterized as complex, their bond was unbreakable — rooted in mutual love and sacrifice.

Martha Stewart and daughter Alexis during a press conference at Omnimedia Headquarters in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Martha Stewart and daughter Alexis during a press conference at Omnimedia Headquarters in New York City | Source: Getty Images

She shared, “Our relationship has always been a difficult mother-daughter relationship. Difficult, but she would do anything for me, and I would do anything for her.” Despite their complicated relationship, Martha was there for Alexis every step of the way.

Alexis Stewart hugs her mother Martha Stewart during a press conference at Omnimedia Headquarters on March 7,2005, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Alexis Stewart hugs her mother Martha Stewart during a press conference at Omnimedia Headquarters on March 7,2005, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Also desperately longing to have grandchildren, she provided emotional support and reassurance, constantly reminding Alexis that her dreams of motherhood would come true. Martha’s unwavering support gave Alexis the strength to persevere, causing her not to lose hope.

After a five-year struggle and four heartbreaking miscarriages with surrogates, Alexis finally got what she had been longing for. In March 2011, Martha became a grandmother for the first time when Alexis welcomed her daughter, Jude, via surrogacy.

Martha Stewart and Jude Stewart attend iHeartRadio z100's Jingle Ball 2023 on December 08, 2023, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Martha Stewart and Jude Stewart attend iHeartRadio z100’s Jingle Ball 2023 on December 08, 2023, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Martha expressed joy and excitement, stating, “I am just thrilled that Alexis’ greatest wish has been fulfilled.”Jude Stewart has grown up to become a striking young girl with bright blonde locks reminiscent of her grandmother. Martha continues to share a special bond with her granddaughter.

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