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20th Mar 2023

Stacey Solomon says she was judged for being a teen mom but now she “couldn’t be prouder”

Clodagh McKeon

“I’m so grateful for you all, forever my little pickles”

Stacey Solomon shared a sweet photo of her and her five kids Zachary, Leighton, Rex, Rose and Belle yesterday to mark Mother’s Day.

In her most recent Instagram post, the 33-year-old TV presenter reflected on her time as a teen mom and as a single mom.

She said she was subject to lots of negative comments over the years as a young mum but now she’s proud of all of her children and of herself.

She wrote: “I’ve been a mum since I was 17 years old.

“I barley remember life before becoming mum. I do remember all of the looks I’d get & all of the things that people would say when they saw a “child raising a child”.

“I can’t believe I am now a mummy of 5. And all I can say is, not one of those judgments or opinions back then were true.

“No matter how real they felt I look at each of them now and I have never felt so proud.

“They are the kindest most amazing people and I was a part of that. Zachy, Leight, Rex, Rose, Belle You are all my biggest blessings.

“My greatest achievements. Every single one of you have made me who I am. I’m so grateful for you all. And it’s the biggest privilege raising you all.

“Forever my little pickles. To the moon and back always.

“Happy Mothers Day to all of you mum as out there.

“Sending lots of love to all of you who find today extremely difficult.”

Stacey sits proudly in the middle of her children who all have big smiles on their faces. Well, all except for 18-month-old Rose who’s asleep and one-month-old Belle of course.

We see her eldest son Zachary (14) who’s holding Rose in his arms while newborn Belle is asleep and Leighton (10) and Rex (3) are sitting together – with Rex pulling a funny face.

The other photos she posted include full family photos with husband Joe Swash, new pics with baby Belle and the kids playing together.

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