Stacey Solomon said she feels “guilty” about having three children with three different fathers – because of the stigma around it.
The 29-year-old TV presenter is expecting her third child with Joe Swash. She also has Zachary, 11, and Leighton, seven, with two previous partners.
“There’s a stigma about having babies with different partners,” she told Closer magazine. “I’ve definitely felt pressure from people – people I don’t know, and even people I do know.
“Even those close to me have had their opinions on it, and that can hurt.”
Solomon said despite the stigma around it, her boys are incredibly loved by their fathers and Joe, who is “just another positive male role model” in their lives. “And that can only be good for them,” she added. “They are so content and confident and happy.”
Since announcing her third pregnancy, Solomon has been sharing the ups and downs on Instagram. Most recently, she posted a snap of herself in a bikini to promote body confidence as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
“Our bodies are incredible,” Solomon wrote. “No matter what society makes you feel, you are enough. Let’s give ourselves a bloomin’ break and try to accept who we are no matter how different.
“Stretch marks, veins, cellulite, muffin tops, scars, grey hairs, are beautiful and it’s what makes us, us. We are all unique, and that is beautiful. You are the only you there is and that, in my opinion is perfection!”
Solomon and Swash met when she won I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here in 2010, as he was hosting the show’s spin-off programme. They’ve been together since 2016.