Ashley James explained to her followers that she’ll be taking a break from social media after becoming overwhelmed in the latter stages of her pregnancy.
The former Made In Chelsea star is currently expecting her first child with boyfriend Tom Andrews and is due to give birth any day now.
Her baby boy was due to arrive on January 3 but Ashley, 33, announced on Wednesday morning that he was still a no-show.
The reality star then explained that she was stepping away from posting on social media after becoming overwhelmed with the pregnancy, new national lockdown and the upcoming anniversary of Caroline Flack’s death in February.
Alongside a photo of her flashing the peace sign and her baby bump, Ashley wrote: ‘Morning. Just want to say I’m still here and still very pregnant.
‘I’m just taking some time offline to gather my thoughts and my mind. Being overdue in pregnancy, new lockdown, the anniversary of Caroline’s death coming up… It’s like we’ve entered a new year but I’m still waiting for baby’s arrival and therefore my new chapter so I’m still in limbo.’
She added: ‘Anyway, it’s all having an impact on my mind and as a result my self esteem. I feel like I just need a break.
‘I know these moments will pass and I’ll be back soon.’
Ashley was close friends with Caroline and enjoyed a holiday with the Love Island just a few months before she tragically died by suicide in February.
Earlier in the week, Ashley detailed how she’s feeling as her pregnancy nears the end and said she’s been ‘trying to cherish every last moment’.
The former Celebrity Big Brother star said: ‘Appreciating the kicks, being thankful for the way my body has grown. But equally, the last couple of weeks have been harder, mentally and physically.
‘Physically: I’ve been constantly itchy, my pelvis is sore and swollen, and my belly piercing has started to tear because of the extreme stretching. Walking has kept me fit and active.
‘Mentally: it’s been a weird time of year with the in-between stage of Christmas and New Year anyway, and I feel like I’ve started a new year still awaiting a new chapter. It’s also weird because you’re bombarded with messages asking if the baby is here, or telling you things you can do.’
Ashley announced she was expecting in July and said she was ‘over the moon’ to be starting a family.
Not long after, she explained to Metro.co.uk how she doesn’t want to lose her identity in motherhood.Credit: Original article published here.