Gemma Atkinson has responded to trolls who called her “fat” and “lazy” just three weeks after giving birth.
Thiago, the 38-year-old actress’s second kid with Strictly Come Dancing star Gorka Marquez, was born last month.
After enduring abuse after she was ‘papped’ leaving the doctors with her mother and kid, the former Hollyoaks actress has replied to’mum-shamers’ a few weeks later.
Taking to her Instagram Story, she said: ‘Me and my mum were out the other day and a guy papped us – I had no issues, he was doing his job – but it was funny that everything in the article was very, very incorrect.
‘They said we were on a shopping spree. The truth is we were going to the doctors, I needed some steroid cream for my pile!’
She joked she ‘looked like a bag of rags’ in her maternity dress due to her scars from childbirth.
She continued: ‘My mum was pushing the pram because it’s quite hilly where I live, I didn’t want to overdo it up-hill.
‘When I came out the doctors I was looking at the medication ingredients list on my phone to see if it would affect my breastfeeding and get in my bloodstream, you know what I’m like.
‘Anyway I get a lot of DMs, some are lovely, some of them aren’t. I’ve already had one today saying Thiago shouldn’t be in the sun. I’ve had another saying how lazy I was letting my mum push the pram. I got another saying “you used to be fit and you’re still fat.”
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‘So I was thinking all of this was coming from an article which was completely untrue!’
Gemma acknowledged last week that she wasn’t interested in exercising right now since she was focusing on her recuperation following a C-section birth.
She said: ‘I’m not expecting to look like my old self for months down the line yet. I haven’t even left the house other than pottering about in the garden.
‘I’ve been mindful to rest as much as I can to aid recovery down the line. Weather permitting, towards the end of this week I’m going to start some short walks.
‘Until I’ve had my mummy MOT that’s all the exercise I’ll be doing. What I’ve been focusing on instead is trying to make myself feel like my old self, and so far it’s worked.’
Source My Celebrity Life.