Peter Andre’s wife Emily has found herself having to defend her slim figure after reportedly receiving criticism for her quick weight loss after the birth of her children.
In her column for OK! Magazine, Emily acknowledges that she’s ‘lucky’ to have been able to lose her baby weight so easily after welcoming daughter Amelia in 2014, and then son Theodore late last year.
However, she denies hiring a personal trainer, instead accrediting her svelte figure to breastfeeding.
‘I’m lucky that I’ve snapped back after both of mine, but I haven’t really done anything apart from breastfeeding,’ she insists.
‘I know it doesn’t apply to everyone. But for me when I’m breastfeeding, I have to eat a lot to keep weight on, because you burn 600 calories a day from doing it, so I ended up losing quite a bit of weight with the breastfeeding after having Millie and Theo.’
She added that some fans also think that she’s achieved her result with the help of a fitness instructor or nanny: ‘People assume I have a personal trainer or say things like: “Well you’ve got nannies to look after the kids so you can exercise and diet.” That’s not the case at all. You just can’t win!’
It’s not just body shaming that Emily has had to struggle through as a new mum – earlier this year, she admitted that she found motherhood ‘lonely’ and ‘isolating’ at times, after the Duchess of Cambridge opened up about the same issue.
‘I’m lucky that Pete is really supportive and my mother is just on the other end of the phone, but it can be isolating – especially when Pete’s away working a lot,’ she wrote in May’s OK! column.
‘A few weeks ago HRH the Duchess of Cambridge spoke about how motherhood can be lonely sometimes, and I completely agree. It’s reassuring to hear that someone like that feels the same, and you can see how it could contribute to postnatal depression.’