She gave birth to her first child, daughter Orla, in May.
And, Danielle Armstrong, who gained 4 stone during her pregnancy, has revealed that fat-shaming trolls left her in tears just days after giving birth, as the new mum insisted that ‘most of us don’t snap straight back,’ in a new interview.
The former TOWIE star, 32, also slammed juice boot camps and explained how she couldn’t ‘put herself through’ trying to lose her baby weight in six weeks in order to bring out a fitness DVD.
Awful! Danielle Armstrong, 32, who gained 4 stone during her pregnancy, has revealed that fat-shaming trolls left her in tears just days after giving birth
10 days after giving birth to Orla, photographs of Danielle were published online, after which and a sick troll decided to create an anonymous Instagram account just to tell Danielle that she ‘still looked fat and pregnant’.
Describing the impact which the online trolling had on her, Danielle explained that she was left in tears over the comments.
She told The Sun: ‘It was horrible and it broke me for a little while. I went from being overjoyed about having my baby girl and everything I’d ever wanted, to suddenly feeling really insecure.’
Danielle explained how fiancé Tom Edney, 32, showers her with love and points out how sad the trolls are, while mum Debbie often takes it upon herself to responds to the vile messages on Instagram.
Saying it how it is! The new mum insisted that ‘most of us don’t snap straight back, and that’s fine. That’s normal,’ as she discussed being ‘broken’ by trolls in a new interview
Sick! 10 days after giving birth, photographs of Danielle were published, after which and a sick troll created an anonymous Instagram account just to tell her she ‘still looked fat and pregnant’
Of Tom, she said: ‘He always tells me I’m beautiful. He reassures me every day that he fancies me, which is nice because you definitely don’t feel very sexy after having a baby!’
Doing her best to combat the abuse, Danielle has put the words ‘fat’ and ‘ugly’ into Instagram’s filter facility, so that any comment which includes them doesn’t show up,’ although Instagram users can still send DMs.
Discussing her plan to get back into shape, Danielle insisted: ‘For me it’s about doing it my way – the healthy way – and working it around Orla.’
The TOWIE star admitted that – despite recently doing a 21 day postpartum health regime – it could take her a few months or even a year to get down down to a size 10.
Supportive: Danielle explained how fiancé Tom Edney, 32, showers her with love and points out how sad the trolls are
Danielle admitted that during her final trimester she never ‘felt full’ even after gorging on roast dinners, deserts and boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
After welcoming Orla, Danielle waited six weeks before easing back into a fitness regime and embarking on a nutrition plan.
She added that it’s important that new mums remember what their bodies have just done, and be proud of the fact that they’ve ‘just created this beautiful little miracle.’
The new mum acknowledged: ‘I know some celebs walk out of hospital in their size-8 skinny jeans, but that’s not realistic for most women. Most of us don’t snap straight back and that’s fine. That’s normal.’
Of TOWIE co-star Chloe Lewis who snapped back into shape just two weeks after giving birth to son Beau, Danielle said: ‘Fair play, she looked amazing’.
As well as discussing postpartum health and fitness, the TOWIE star admitted that now she’s a mum, maybe she’ll no longer have Botox and fillers.
She asserted: ‘I definitely feel like I’ve changed my priorities… All the things you used to worry about just don’t matter any more..’
Looking to the future, Danielle explained that, despite agreeing to appear in the upcoming TOWIE 10th anniversary specials, she’s ‘too old’ to go back to the show full-time.
Admitting that she’s ‘grateful’ for the four drama-fuelled years she spent on the reality show, which gave her the lifestyle which she now has, she’s ‘not in that place anymore.’
Fitness first: The TOWIE star admitted that – despite recently doing a 21 day postpartum health regime – it could take her a year to get back to a size 10. (Pictured L-R: June 9, July 6, July 27 and August 23)