Joe Swash is slammed by cruel trolls for calling his newborn son his ‘whole world’ after sharing a picture of the tot being cradled by big brother Harry
Joe Swash has been criticised on Instagram after he shared a snap of his newborn son with his big brother Harry, captioned ‘in this picture is my whole world’.
The former EastEnders actor, 37, welcomed his first child with Stacey Solomon, 29, at the end of May.
But the new father has now been slammed on social media for a snap he shared of the newborn with his son from a previous relationship, Harry.
Slammed: Joe Swash has been criticised on Instagram after he shared a snap of his newborn son with his big brother Harry on Saturday, captioned ‘in this picture is my whole world’
In the snap, which was posted to Instagram on Saturday, Harry, 11, was seen cradling his still unnamed brother while nestled in a black-and-white striped duvet.
He captioned the shot: ‘In this picture is my whole world. My two boys’.
The actor’s wording has gathered criticism from fans who wondered why his girlfriend Stacey and her two sons Leighton, seven, and Zachary, 11, aren’t mentioned in the post.
On Instagram, one user said: ‘What about Stacey?’
Newborn: The former EastEnders actor, 37, welcomed his first child with Stacey Solomon, 29, at the end of May
Trolls: The actor’s caption has gathered criticism from fans who wondered why his girlfriend Stacey and her two sons Leighton, seven, and Zachary, 11, aren’t mentioned in the post
Another added: ‘What about Stacey and her children, aren’t you meant to be a family’.
‘That’s lovely… but what about Stacey’s boys?,’ said a third.
Another user said: ‘Ah mate. Think that should be written different. What about your … wife and her kids. Your world is a lot bigger than those two boys??!!’
But others jumped to the actor’s defense, with one user insisting Joe ‘still loves his step sons like they are his own’.
Adorable: Stacey shared a heartwarming snap of her newborn son sleeping on her chest as she enjoyed spending quality time with her family on Saturday
Adorable: The star also shared an adorable snap of her son Zachary cradling the newborn
A social media user wrote: ‘Lots of judgy people here. Joe is allowed to announce that his boys are his world, just like Stacey did on her post.
‘He still loves his step sons like they are his own and Stacey he will love unconditionally….. Stop phishing for stuff that’s relevant (sic)’.
Another added: ‘Love how he’s getting stick for this. Would you criticise Stacey for not mentioning his eldest son? Because that would be just as ludicrous.
‘They are a lovely family who seem devoted to each other. The negativity really isn’t necessary’.
Cute: Stacey shared a very sweet snap of her still unnamed newborn baby’s tiny feet
Tough time: Stacey has spoken out about her struggles with ‘uncontrollable’ hormones and breastfeeding
It comes after Stacey shared a heartwarming snap of her newborn son sleeping on her chest as she enjoyed some quality time with her family on Saturday.
The presenter shared the sweet snap on Instagram after announcing the birth at the end of May.
Stacey wrote: ‘Mood. I’m jealous. I can’t wait to sleep like this’.
The star also shared an adorable picture of the baby’s feet, and another of her son Zachary cradling the newborn.
It comes after Stacey gave fans an honest insight at the struggles of having a newborn.
Struggles: After admitting that she feels ‘ridiculously teary’ since leaving the hospital, Stacey showcased her dazzling smile and posed for the snap, holding her bundle of joy
Last month, Joe announced that Stacey had given birth to their first child ‘a lot earlier than planned,’ and then confirmed they were parents to a son.
The presenter shared a heartwarming image on Instagram on Friday as she revealed candid details of her struggles with hormones and breastfeeding.
After admitting that she felt ‘ridiculously teary’ since leaving the hospital, Stacey showcased her dazzling smile as she posed for the snap, holding her bundle of joy.
The Loose Women star captioned the emotional post: ‘Today is a smiley day. it’s been an interesting week. But it feels like the fog is lifting and I’m coming out of the fuzz.’
‘I’m so grateful to have our baby boy with us and be surrounded by my incredible family – my biggest privilege. But it doesn’t mean it’s been all rosey and glossy.’
Candid details: She revealed ‘Hormone surges + really struggling to breastfeed + no sleep what so ever + engorged boobs + cracked nipples’
‘Hormone surges + really struggling to breastfeed + no sleep what so ever + engorged boobs + cracked nipples + absolutely anything as minuscule as somebody kissing my babies head = total meltdown.’
She added: ‘I’ve found myself spontaneously uncontrollably sobbing into my mums arms, at least twice every day. Then I feel guilty that I’m not “enjoying every second” like everyone tells you too because it passes by so quickly (and it does, my eldest is 11 and I feel like I just blinked and that happened).’
‘But sometimes I’m just not in control of my emotions, and I can’t feel guilty about having sad points it’s counter productive. I’m really feeling happy today which is amazing, but I’m ready to accept any sobbing or sadness that sneaks up on me at any point. ‘
‘If it doesn’t hallelujah, but if it does I’m no less of a mother for feeling that way. And to anyone else feeling or who has felt that way, don’t ever let those feelings make you feel that you weren’t good enough, you were and you are. It’s OK not to be OK.’
‘Good morning’: On Saturday morning, Stacey shared a sweet snap with the newborn
‘My little big foot’: Stacey went on to share an adorable up-close snap of her newborn’s feet
Stacey continued: ‘Also I want to say thank you to the amazing NHS services that we have received over the last seven days… Queens Hospital Romford, all of the nurses, midwives and paediatricians.’
‘Our community midwives, and the breastfeeding specialist who literally MILKED me for hours trying to bring my milk down from under my chest and armpits, and the Perinatal Parent Infant Mental Health Services in our area who have been so attentive and always there if we need them.
‘Thinking of all of those who don’t have a support system around them. If you need someone to talk to there are people out there… please don’t hesitate to reach out.’
Grateful: The proud mum thanked ‘the amazing NHS services’ for their care and paid gratitude to the breastfeeding specialist who literally ‘MILKED’ her for hours
Stacey has spoken openly through and after her pregnancy and admitted she has struggled with ‘uncontrollable’ hormones, ‘engorged boobs + cracked nipples’.
In the honest snap, the TV presenter looked happy and make-up free as she focused on feeding her son, wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with ‘Motherhood’.
In a slew of social media snaps, the mother-of-three also shared the moment her two sons Zachary and Leighton met their younger brother for the first time.
Family life: The mother-of-three shared the moment her two older sons Zachary, 11, and Leighton, seven, met their younger brother for the first time
Last week, Stacey’s sister, Jemma, spoke on Loose Women after she was forced to miss her own ITV baby shower after the early birth.
Speaking via phone, she said: ‘She is so good, it was amazing, such a lovely birth and I was so privileged to be a part of it. It was amazing.’
On the singer having a quick labour, Stacey’s sibling added: ‘Yeah, she did. It was amazing, I feel like he flew out of her.
‘She was saying it was hours, but I got into work at 8, he was born 10:01, so I thought: “That was pretty quick!” He just came so quick I couldn’t help.’
Early birth: Last week, Stacey’s sister, Jemma, spoke on Loose Women after she was forced to miss her own ITV baby shower after the early birth
Jemma went on to praise Stacey’s partner and baby daddy, Joe, she continued: ‘There were tears of joy, Joe was so good, he didn’t know what to do, he was saying: “Am I doing it right? Am I doing it OK?”
‘It was so lovely to be a part of it – it was beautiful. I’d love to do it again!’
However, when grilled about the baby name, Jemma joked that she didn’t know and urged her sister to hurry up.
She said: ‘I don’t know the name. I don’t think they have picked one. I don’t think it will be long because we can’t call it “baby” for too long. But I would love to know too, so Stacey can you hurry up!’
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