Emma Willis has revealed she felt ‘overwhelmed’ by the responses to the picture she posted of her son Ace breaking gender stereotypes.
The former Big Brother presenter joined Kate Garraway and Charlotte Hawkins on today’s episode of Good Morning Britain where she discussed the photo, which broke the internet earlier this week.
In the snap, Ace, aged eight, was seen rocking a pink crop top and long blonde locks, with many fans praising his ensemble and branding him a ‘style icon’.
‘I was really overwhelmed actually,’ Emma told the hosts, as she shared her reaction to her Instagram post. ‘It’s just my son in a pink top. And for me that’s kind of normality.
‘He loves colour, he’s always had long hair and he’s a very free and open-minded boy who doesn’t really… he’s like, Why do I have to dress in green and blue and grey if I like pink and red and purple – why isn’t that OK?”
‘He’s kind of always been that way. We, I think, are trying to raise him as a very open-minded and inclusive individual.’
Emma added: ‘There was a couple of negative bits, but the block button is a great thing.’
Emma shares three children with her husband Busted star Matt Willis; Isabelle, 11, Ace, and Trixie Grace, four.
Earlier this week, Fearne Cotton, who was one of the stars to comment on the presenter’s post, revealed Ace had promised to make her a dress.
‘I miss Ace! When is he making me that dress?’ she wrote.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.