Stacey Solomon in tears and 'never felt this way' as she rounds off 'emotional' day with major son update

Stacey Solomon with her son, Zachary
-Credit: (Image: Stacey Solomon Instagram)

Stacey Solomon has told fans that she doesn't think she's 'ever felt' how she did watching her eldest child head off to prom. The Loose Women star was 17 when she welcomed her first child, son Zachary into the world, with his arrival coming a couple of years before Stacey shot to fame on The X Factor in 2009.

Stacey, 34, is now a happy mum-of-five after welcoming her second daughter, Belle, into the world in February last year with her husband Joe Swash. The couple also share a son Rex and a daughter Rose, while Stacey is also mum to her teenage son Leighton and Joe shares a teenage son Harry with a former partner.

But the TV star and author has told how she feels like she and Zachary have 'grown together' as she waved him off to prom as he left secondary school for the last time.

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Taking to Instagram, Stacey shared a video to her Instagram Story in which she could be seen blowing up balloons with helium in her gorgeous pool house she recently got ready for the mini heatwave the country is experiencing. The golden balloons spelt out 'PROM' which she hung from one of the pool house's archways with the glistening pool visible in the background.

Alongside the clip, Stacey wrote: "Today has been a very emotional day. Honestly, I don't know where the years have gone. School is over and it's Zachary's prom [crying emoji]." In a follow-up post, the Sort Your Life Out host shared how she'd hosted a few of the parents of her son's friends.

And while she got glasses and a bottle of posh Moet champagne at the ready, it appears there wasn't much drinking going on. "I had the mums and dad over to see the boys off to prom," Stacey wrote alongside a face holding back tears emoji. "It was so lovely. But I think we were all crying," she confessed alongside a crying laughing emoji.

Stacey set up a little spot to host Zachary's friends ahead of their prom -Credit:Stacey Solomon Instagram
Stacey set up a little spot to host Zachary's friends ahead of their prom -Credit:Stacey Solomon Instagram

Stacey then took to her main Instagram grid to share a string of photos of her beaming with pride alongside her 16-year-old son before he headed off to celebrate with his friends. The teen looked dapper in a light blue three-piece suit complete with a navy tie and matching pocket square. But he did keep it modern by adding what looked like a pair of Nike Dunk on his feet.

Stacey, meanwhile, also dressed up for the special occasion and looked gorgeous in a floral midi dress as she tied her hair up into a classy up do. Joe also joined them for a number of smiling snaps as other family members and friends got in on the action, with Stacey protecting their privacy by blurring their faces.

Alongside the post, the emotional mum wrote in view of her 5.9 million followers: "My baby just went to prom [crying emoji]. I don’t think I’ve ever felt this way. My Zachary, has finished his GCSEs, left school, started his first job and is off to his prom."

The mum was beaming as she and Zachary were joined by Joe -Credit:Stacey Solomon Instagram
The mum was beaming as she and Zachary were joined by Joe -Credit:Stacey Solomon Instagram

She continued: "Zach you are the best thing that ever happened to me. We’ve grown up together. I just can not believe how that time has flown by. Go and have the best night ever. You deserve it my darling. I’ll be on stand by for the after party pick up. To the moon and back Zachary."

Stacey also teased the post to her Instagram Story and added: "I'm sorry but how handsome," alongside a string of varying crying and tearful emojis. "I'm so proud of you Zach. I love you so much. I can't believe this is it. School done. Now time to find out who you are. To the moon and back..." she added with a white love heart.

And Stacey's loyal fans were quick to respond to her emotional update. @fall_withgrace said: "Oh this is just perfect. He's such a nice young man." @our_comfylittlehome commented: "Awww this made me cry. Your baby has grown into a handsome young man. A proud mumma moment for you and the journey who made together."

@home.heart89 wrote: "What a handsome lad, hope he has the best time." @ourcornishsanctuary replied: "They grow up before we know it and become our best friends! This is beautiful." @home_with_sasha posted: "Awww what a moment, you both look amazing." @saz_jade shared: "Awh. You must be so proud! You are an amazing mam and it shines through Zachary. He is an absolute credit to you." @essexcakeshop added: "How amazing! What a journey."