As she took to Instagram to post her usual content, Stacey interrupted her stories to hit back at the message, which read: ‘It must be very sad having three different dads for your boys. Always apart. Oh well, I suppose you’re happy about it.’
Hitting back: Stacey Solomon hit back at a troll on Wednesday as she was criticised for having three different fathers to her three different boys
Stacey lives in Essex with Joe, and her three boys, while Joe’s son Harry lives with his mum. Zachary, Leighton and Harry all transit between their parents’ homes.
The unkind comment was sparked when Stacey revealed that her boys had decided to stay at their dads’ houses to continue their homeschooling, as the UK is in lockdown and most schools remain closed to children.
Stacey wrote: ‘I’m really missing the big pickles today. They wanted to stay at their dads’ and because they are doing school from home they can…
‘I do get sad when they don’t want to come home but I know how happy it will make their dads and I never want to stop them from having the chance to make memories with their family. But oh my gosh I miss them.
Lashing out: As she took to Instagram to post her usual content, Stacey interrupted her stories to hit back at the message, which read: ‘It must be very sad having three different dads for your boys. Always apart. Oh well, I suppose you’re happy about it’
Her loves: The Loose Women star, 31, is mother to Zachary, 12, with her teen boyfriend Dean Cox, Leighton, eight, with her ex Aaron Barham, and Rex, 19 months, with her fiancé Joe Swash
‘It’s lovely for a couple of days, less mess, less noise but they the house just feels so empty and Rex looks for them everywhere’.
Once Stacey had spotted the critical comment, she said: ‘Woah there Wilma! Its far too early for that kind of judgement and of course I’m happy about it, they’re the best thing to ever happen to me regardless of how they happened to me.’
She then wrote over the top of the video: ‘Never let anyone make you feel like you’re not good enough just because things just happen to work out differently from the “norm”. Keep doing you the best way you know how…
Baby-faced: Stacey pictured in hospital after having Zachary aged 19
Lost love: Stacey pictured with Leighton’s dad Aaron Barham in 2012
‘Unconditional love from anywhere in different shapes and sizes is all they’ll need.’
In 2017, Stacey confessed to feeling an ‘overwhelming sense of guilt’ about the thought of expanding her family unit, confessing that she has read several studies about the social and emotional impact of broken homes on young children.
She spoke candidly to the Huffington Post in a video blog, debating the question of when the right time is to have a child in a new relationship when you already have kids with previous partners.
Stacey explained: ‘I always have an overwhelming sense of guilt that if I were to make my family greater, that I would impact on them socially and emotionally.
Sweet: Stacey pictured with Joe, with whom she shares Rex. He popped the question on Christmas Eve
‘There’s definitely been times in my life where I’ve felt the stigma of having multiple children from different partners.’
The former X Factor star also discussed growing up in a big family, revealing she was one of three kids before her dad remarried and she became one of seven.
Stacey, who enthused that ‘nothing was ever boring’ growing up, insisted that despite her reservations, she could see the overwhelming benefits of having an unconventional family unit.
She concluded: ‘Life is never perfect, you just need to adapt – ultimately by doing that, you’re going to give your children the best start in life.’
Heartache: Stacey admitted that while she is happy about the boys spending time with their dads, she does miss them when they are gone