Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ulrika Jonsson has shared her precise reaction to how her ‘cringe’ nude photos embarrass her children. Mainly? She doesn’t give a toss.
The personality is known for baring all on her Instagram, often in an effort to celebrate her skin or to raise awareness for various issues, including mental health.
But for her four children, while they’d wish she found a different use for her social media they’re hard out of luck.
Speaking about what her kids, Cameron, 26, Bo, 21, Martha, 15 and Malcolm, 12, think of her sultry snaps, Ulrika said this week: ‘I don’t give a f*** about them.
‘This is my life. I’ve dedicated my life to them.
‘Yes, there are probably times when they’re unhappy, but they don’t voice it anymore.
‘I have more years behind me than I have in front of me and I have shown more than my dedication to them and that will continue.
‘Sometimes, they go “oh cringe”. But that’s the role of the parent to embarrass the children.’
The star – who recently celebrated her 54th birthday with a series of selfies, of course – enthused she’s finally embracing her body after years of being ‘programmed’ to think negative things about it.
She said in an interview with The Sun: ‘I’m trying to find a way to love my body. It’s a bit wrinkly but that’s how it is.
‘In terrible lighting it can look alright.
‘And why shouldn’t I? We’ve all been programmed to different things.
‘I was always told very bad, negative things about my body as I grew up and now I’m like, I’m 54 and I’m going to put my body out there and it is what it is.’
The former Gladiators star was charging straight into another year with an ode to herself on her birthday on August 16, as she revealed her life lessons.
Ulrika wrote ‘This is 54. Happy Birthday, to me…. What I know so far: I’m a lioness of boundless proportions. I am fierce; I am loyal. Passion courses through my veins; fire scorches my heart and imagination canters like a wild horse through my buoyant, tangled mind.
‘I love with reckless abandon and ardour at times when caution and circumspection might be the order of the day. Lying down with lions has never perturbed me.
‘But the futility of attempting to change the shape of my heart has never been lost on me. I am who I am. I may be too much. But I am never not enough.
‘I’m instinctive and intuitive. An empath; a lover, a carer and nurturer. I am learning to put myself first but it turns out to be a vigorous lesson to learn. I am a woman of substance. I am a complicated soul.
‘I can be apprehensive and impatient. And I don’t like goat’s cheese. #leosarethebest.’
Ulrika is no stranger to telling it like it is and glowing in her body positivity, recently posing nude to raise awareness for men’s mental health.
Speaking about the viral moment – which saw her in only a pair of wellies as she posed with a wheelbarrow in her back garden – Ulrika said it was an important moment not just to raise awareness, but for her own self-esteem.
She wrote in a previous column for The Sun: ‘I cannot avoid seeing the excess skin, the cellulite on the back of my legs, the diminished muscle on my forearm, my ever-decreasing bum and my beloved varicose veins which I’ve had operated on no fewer than three times.
‘But as my best friend Laura physically held my hand when I pressed the “go” button on Instagram, I felt I had to accept and take ownership of this nearly 54-year-old body. Own it. It is what it is. It’s given life to four beautiful, ungrateful children.’
Credit: Original article published here.