Ulrika Jonsson has slammed cruel trolls shaming Stacey Solomon for her three children having different fathers after the Loose Women star reacted to a judgemental troll last week.
Stacey, who shares son Rex, one, with fiancé Joe Swash, and is also mum to sons Leighton, eight, and Zachary, 12, from previous relationships, took to Instagram last week to call out a comment criticising her family set-up.
Recalling her own infamous ‘4×4’ nickname from critics, due to her four children having four different fathers, Ulrika stood by the TV panelist this week and insisted so long as they’re good mothers, what does it matter if their kids don’t share the same dad.
TV presenter Ulrika – who had her son Cameron, 26, with her first husband John Turnball, daughter Bo, 21, with ex Markus Kempen, daughter Martha, 16, with ex-husband Lance Gerrard-Wright and Malcolm, 12, with Brian Monet – believed there is a double standard for men and women.
Writing in The Sun, she noted: ‘The simple truth — which applies to both me and Stacey — is that we are good, caring mothers. We chose to have our children — we longed for them, regardless of the circumstances of their creation.
‘We love them more than anything in the world. And we both nurture our children, keep them by our sides, care for and pay for them. We did not sow our seeds and disappear.
‘We chose to take responsibility, to carry these creations in our own arms, sometimes with the assistance of others, sometimes on our own.
‘I fail to see the issue with that. My children see themselves as whole siblings and are better adjusted than many other children I know.’
Ulrika added she was ‘stumped by the injustice’ of her 4×4 nickname and it was ultimately intended to ‘hurt and, above all, to shame a woman’.
She recalled being criticised for her family life by a Loose Women panel 12 years ago and being introduced as 4×4 by a young Jack Whitehall following her departure from Celebrity Big Brother in 2009.
Ulrika, known for her work on Gladiators and Shooting Stars, went on: ‘So I stand tall and proud with Ms Solomon. Who knows, had life taken yet another turn, I might have had more children by more men.’
Last week Stacey reacted to a message from a troll which read: ‘It must be very sad having three different dads for your boys. Always apart. Oh well I suppose you are happy about it.’
Firing back, the star insisted she is very happy with her three boys and laughed off the remark.
She said: ‘Woah there Wilma, it’s far too early for that kind of judgement.’
Stacey added: ‘And, of course I’m happy about it, they are the best thing that has ever happened to me – no matter how they happened to me.’
Credit: Original article published here.