PUBLISHED: 23:08, Tue, Sep 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 23:08, Tue, Sep 1, 2020
Gemma Atkinson, 35, has slammed criticism she has faced on Instagram after sharing videos and photos of herself playing with her and boyfriend Gorka Marquez’s one-year-old daughter Mia while exercising in her gym at home. The former Emmerdale actress shared a negative comment she received from one of her 1.5 million followers this evening, telling her to “take a leaf out of Stacey Solomon’s book” in terms of the way she parents her baby.
Stacey, 30, also has a one-year-old child, Rex, with her boyfriend Joe Swash, and two older sons Leighton, eight, and Zachary, 12, from previous relationships.
The Instagram user wrote to Gemma: “If this woman isn’t in the gym being distracted, her flaming dogs are all over the place.
“People like her really make me mad. The children are the last thing they think about. Children of Mia’s age are a 24/7 please take a leaf out of Stacey Solomon’s book or look at her Instagram.
“Rex and her other boys always come first!!!”
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Gemma Atkinson hits back at criticism as Stacey Solomon defends her (Image: INSTAGRAM•GEMMAATKINSON•ITV)
Stacey Solomon reached out to Gemma Atkinson to offer her support (Image: INSTAGRAM•STACEYSOLOMON)
Gemma shared the message on her Instagram stories and branded the backlash “pathetic”.
She wrote: “This is the type of stuff I get on a daily basis about how I choose to be with my baby girl.
“In my home gym playing with her while I exercise.
“It’s absolutely pathetic that other women feel the need to say this stuff. Shame on you all.”
Gemma Atkinson welcomed her