Pregnant Laura Whitmore hits back at trolls on Instagram snap

‘It’s my choice what I show’: Laura Whitmore hits back at trolls after they criticise pregnant star for sharing radiant snap of her baby bump

Laura Whitmore was forced to hit back at trolls on Saturday after she was criticised for sharing a radiant snap of her baby bump.

The Irish presenter, 35, announced she was expecting her first child with new husband Iain Stirling earlier this week in a stunning photoshoot.

Laura shared one of the snaps to her Instagram on Saturday night as she made reference of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement earlier in the day, where he revealed that a third of England will be thrust into a ‘Tier 4’ lockdown.

Radiant: Laura Whitmore was forced to hit back at trolls on Saturday after she was criticised for sharing a radiant snap of her baby bump (pictured in a behind-the-scenes snap from her shoot)

In the photo, the Love Island presenter looked radiant as she posed in black lingerie and a denim jacket. She captioned it with: ‘Guess it’s the sofa for the next while so… #tier4life.’ 

Yet despite being praised by the majority 1.2 million followers, Laura was forced to hit back at some vile trolls who criticised her for sharing the photo.

One person said: ‘Wheres your dignity, girl? Less is more’ to which Laura replied with: ‘Where’s yours?’ followed by a thinking emoji.

The Irish star hit back at another troll who asked why she was sharing the baby bump photo to Instagram with: ‘Because it’s my choice what I show, quite simple really.’

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Beauty: The Irish presenter, 35, announced she was expecting her first child with new husband Iain Stirling earlier this week in a stunning photoshoot (pictured in 2019) 

While a different critic wrote: ‘You were literally saying two minutes ago, that you weren’t promoting your pregnancy. Literally bored of it already.’

With Laura hitting back with: ‘Looks more like I’m “promoting” my upcoming sofa use…’ followed by a thinking emoji.

Yet despite the select few trolls the majority of Laura’s 1.2 million followers gushed over the stunning baby bump snap.

One person said: ‘Stunning wish I looked so good at 6 months pregnant enjoy every minute ❤️.’ 

Hitting back! Yet despite being praised by the majority 1.2 million followers, Laura was forced to hit back at some vile trolls who criticised her for sharing the photo 

‘It’s my choice what I show!’: The Irish star hit back at another troll who asked why she was sharing the baby bump photo to Instagram with: ‘Because it’s my choice what I show, quite simple really.’

Trolls: Laura hit back at another troll with: ‘Looks more like I’m “promoting” my upcoming sofa use…’ followed by a thinking emoji.

A different fan put: ‘So EMPOWERING I love ❤️.’ 

While another follower commented: ‘You are glowing. Such a beauty you are.’ 

Laura had shared a stunning snap from her Hunger Magazine shoot, which saw the star admit she had spent ‘almost six months’ being conscious of her changing body before her pregnancy was announced.

Showing off her baby bump for the first time in the shoot, Laura wrote on Instagram: ‘I’ve spent almost 6 months hiding or being conscious of my body (well to be honest I’ve spent over 30 years doing this). 

Praise: Yet despite the select few trolls the majority of Laura’s 1.2 million followers gushed over the stunning baby bump snap

‘But in particular as my body changed I have felt very protective of my baby bump. 

‘I’ve seen all sorts of comments “oh Laura’s had a boob job”, “her legs are too skinny”, “has she put on weight?”, “she needs to eat more cake!” 

‘I want to say a massive thank you to Ryan and everyone at @hungermagazine for giving me the space to talk about my pregnancy on my terms and in my words.’

Laura discussed her road to motherhood and her pregnancy journey so far in the interview, where she said she believed things had fallen into place for her.   

Before the announcement: Laura previously said she spent six months ‘hiding or being self conscious of her body (pictured last month with husband Iain Stirling)

She said: ‘As a timing thing, it probably wasn’t something that we thought about, it was a nice surprise. So I’m due at the beginning of next year and I think things just fall into place.’

The star also revealed the couple had found out the sex of their baby very early on via a Harmony blood test, with Laura saying the check had given her peace of mind that her baby was healthy after suffering a tragic miscarriage in 2018.

She said: ‘For me it wasn’t about the sex, it was just about whether the baby was OK. You constantly have that fear. I think there are a lot of things that are important to keep to yourself.’

Laura also admitted that keeping the pregnancy a secret until she reached the 12 week milestone was ‘so hard’ as she battled with morning sickness and extreme tiredness while maintaining her busy working schedule. 

Candid Laura wrote on Instagram: ‘I’ve spent almost 6 months hiding or being conscious of my body (well to be honest I’ve spent over 30 years doing this)’

She said: ‘There were a few times on live radio where I actually got physically sick during the show. I had one guest in the studio and to this day she still doesn’t know that I’m pregnant, and I think she just thought I was hungover.’ 

Laura confirmed her pregnancy on Wednesday, hours after it was revealed she and Iain had secretly got married last month. 

The star took to Instagram to reveal the happy news, joking that ‘it’s starting to look like my lockdown beer belly is out of control’. 

Laura admitted she struggled to keep her pregnancy secret during ‘times when I’ve had to run out of live radio to get sick in a bin or my penchant for a bowl of mashed potato in the morning’. 

Happy news: Laura confirmed her pregnancy on Wednesday with an adorable shot of a ‘Sweet Child Of Mine’ babygrow

Baby on the way: The Love Island presenter took to Instagram to reveal the happy news, joking that ‘it’s starting to look like my lockdown beer belly is out of control’

The couple’s baby news comes after it was revealed Laura and comedian Iain had secretly tied the knot during a Humanist ceremony at Dublin’s City Hall last month.  

Taking to social media, Laura shared a photo of a Guns N’ Roses Sweet Child O’ Mine baby onesie and wrote: ‘So I’ve always tried to be protective over the personal side of my life. 

‘A lot of things are just for me and my loved ones and we’ve chosen not to share publicly. 

‘However I want to now share good news as it’s our news to share – and I’m gonna be honest it’s starting to look like my lock down beer belly is out of control.   

‘Iain and I are expecting a baby early 2021. It’s been hard to keep such happy news quiet. 

Tied the knot: The news comes after it was reported that Laura and Iain, tied the knot during a Humanist ceremony at Dublin’s City Hall last month (pictured earlier this year)

‘Especially the times when I’ve had to run out of live radio to get sick in a bin or my penchant for a bowl of mashed potato in the morning. 

She continued: ‘I wasn’t hungover like everyone thought. In fact I was completely sober filming the entire series of Celeb Juice, which is quite the accolade!    

‘We’d appreciate our privacy respected but just wanted to spread some love and a reminder of the beauty of life.’ 

Iain added his own tongue-in-cheek announcement on Instagram, sharing a photo of his games consoles adorned with a post-it note reading ‘I will miss you xxx’.

He wrote alongside the snap: ‘Sorry to my old babies but there is a new baby coming early 2021.’

New baby in the house: Iain added his own tongue-in-cheek announcement on Instagram, sharing a photo of his games consoles adorned with a post it reading ‘I will miss you xxx’

Both Iain and Laura’s posts were met with an outpouring of love from their celebrity friends, with Strictly and Radio 1 star Clara Amfo commenting: ‘YES CONGRATULATIONS xxxx.’    

News of Laura and Iain’s secret wedding emerged on Tuesday. The ceremony was said to be very small in accordance to Ireland’s level 5 guidelines which allowed only 25 guests to be present at the time. 

In their wedding certificate, it states Laura’s half-brother Adam and Iain’s sister Kirsten acted as witnesses.   

A source told The Sun: ‘Iain and Laura are so in love, they really wanted to get married as soon as possible.    

‘Despite circumstances not being ideal, it was such a romantic day.’ 

The location of Dublin was no doubt sentimental to Laura who was grew up in the city, while Iain was raised in Scotland. 

MailOnline contacted Laura and Iain’s representatives for comment at the time. 

The couple opted to keep the news private after returning to the UK, but eagle-eyed fans spotted Iain wearing a wedding ring when he appeared on the special Loose Men episode of ITV’s Loose Women to mark International Men’s Day last month.   

Laura showed off her flashy diamond engagement back in April, but Iain is thought to have proposed earlier this year.  

Ring: Eagle-eyed fans spotted Iain wearing a wedding ring when he appeared on the special Loose Men episode of ITV’s Loose Women

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