It's been almost a year since Anne Hathaway welcomed her first child with husband Adam Shulman. Since then the couple have kept little Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman off social media and out of public sight – but all that changed on Thursday, when the actress shared the very first photo of her son with fans. Anne introduced little "JRS" to the world with a sweet snapshot posted on Instagram. She uploaded the image after spending Wednesday – International Women's Day – at the United Nations, delivering a speech on the importance of paid parental leave.
Anne Hathaway has shared the very first photo of her son Jonathan on Instagram
The photo, taken from behind, shows Jonathan watching his mummy deliver her address on a laptop. Anne wrote: "JRS watching Mommy give her speech at the UN yesterday #forourboys #forourgirls #forthefuture #loveislove #parentsareparents #paidparental #iwd #ppl @unwomen." Anne spoke about her little boy during her speech at the UN, and revealed how her perspective on parental leave changed after she became a first-time mother in March last year.
"I remember I experienced a shift in consciousness that gave me the ability to maintain my love of career and also cherish something else, someone else, so much, much more," the 34-year-old said. "Like so many parents, I wondered how I was going to balance my work with my new role as parent, and in that moment, I remember that the statistic for the US's policy for maternity leave flashed through my mind. American women are currently entitled to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. American men are entitled to nothing."
Anne and husband Adam Shulman welcomed their son on 24 March 2016
She continued: "That information landed differently for me when one week after my son's birth I could barely walk. That information landed differently when I was getting to know a human who was completely dependent on my husband and I for everything, when I was dependent on my husband for most things, and when I was dependent on my husband for most things, and when we were relearning everything we thought we knew about our family and our relationship."