Joe Swash has replied to the uproar of his luxurious trips with wife Stacey Solomon, stating the renowned pair ‘work hard’.
The former EastEnders actor, 41, and Loose Women panellist, 33, sparked outrage earlier this summer when they posted pictures of their extravagant vacation on social media.
When Stacey posted images to her Instagram account, which has over five million followers, many were taken aback to hear that their trip to Turkey’s premium Regnum Carya hotel cost tens of thousands of pounds.
Fans were outraged as Stacey revealed she obtained a discount from the agency, alleging she ‘doesn’t live in the real world’.
Joe responded to the criticism in a recent interview.
‘We’re in the public eye so you’ve got to take the rough with the smooth and not everyone is going to agree with us,’ he told The Mirror.
‘We work really hard and we try to take our kids on holiday. We only work hard so we can spend more time and do more things with our family.
‘People are going to have a go but it’s fine they’re allowed their opinion and we take it with a pinch of salt.’
His remarks follow Stacey’s request that anybody outraged or angered by her messages ‘unfollow’ her.
‘If me sharing our holiday doesn’t make you feel good then unfollow or just mute me or something,’ she urged.
‘I love coming on here and sharing things so much and I love our community on here.
‘All I ever want is to take you on the adventure with us and hopefully make you smile along the way.’
Stacey and Joe took their entire family on the trip, creating many memories.
The X Factor contestant has two children with ex-boyfriends: Zachary, 15, and Leighton, 12, and her husband, Joe, has a son with his ex-girlfriend, Harry, 16.
They also have three children together: Rex, four, Rose, one, and Belle, five months.
Source My Celebrity Life.