Martha Stewart Celebrated Turning 81 Exactly How We Expected — Drinking Too Much Chardonnay

published Aug 4, 2022
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Martha Stewart is living her best life, and to celebrate her 81st birthday, she did exactly what only Martha could successfully do: Post a sultry, stunning selfie on her Instagram. In the photo she appears to be fully reclined and she’s pursing her lips, which is a typical pose for the innovative host and chef. 

In the caption for the now-viral photo, Stewart explained that she had a delicious lunch prior to a big birthday dinner and that, along with her meal, she had just had a little too much of her recently released 19 Crimes Chardonnay

This isn’t the first time that the star has posted a selfie that attracted tons of attention. In 2020, she said that she learned what a “thirst trap” was after posting a picture she took by the pool. At first, she said she wasn’t intending to take a selfie, but decided to go for it when she accidentally turned her phone camera on herself. 

After seeing the photo, she told PEOPLE, “It looked so good, so I posted it. I didn’t know what a ‘thirst trap’ was, but now I do. Now I’m looking for the next thirst trap. I love doing those promiscuous, provocative things, because it’s just fun.” And that’s exactly what she’s been doing.

Posting pictures online isn’t the only thing that keeps her busy, however. The lifestyle specialist has a new podcast and is opening her first restaurant in Las Vegas in mid-August.