Ulrika Jonsson steps in to defend Stacey Solomon from internet troll

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Ulrika Jonsson stars in the ad for over-50s dating app Lumen (Credit: Rob Greig/Lumen)
Ulrika Jonsson in the ad for over-50s dating app Lumen (Credit: Rob Greig/Lumen)

TV presenter Ulrika Jonsson has defended Stacey Solomon after an online troll made a comment about her family life.

Loose Women star Solomon has two children from previous relationships as well as a son with fiancé Joe Swash.

An Instagram user commented on one of Solomon’s posts saying it “must be very sad having three different dads for your boys”.

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The former X Factor star hit back at the troll and said her children “are the best thing that ever happened to me”.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon attend the ITV Palooza 2019 at The Royal Festival Hall on November 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Lia Toby/Getty Images)
Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon attend the ITV Palooza 2019 (Lia Toby/Getty Images)

TV presenter Jonsson, who has four children with four different men, was infamously nicknamed “4×4” by some critics. She has defended Solomon and said there is a double standard for men and women.

Writing in The Sun, Jonsson said: “The simple truth — which applies to both me and Stacey — is that we are good, caring mothers. We chose to have our children — we longed for them, regardless of the circumstances of their creation.

“We love them more than anything in the world. And we both nurture our children, keep them by our sides, care for and pay for them. We did not sow our seeds and disappear.

“We chose to take responsibility, to carry these creations in our own arms, sometimes with the assistance of others, sometimes on our own.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 20:    Ulrika Jonsson and daughter Bo Eva Coeur Jonsson attend the World Premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us' at Empire Leicester Square on August 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Ulrika Jonsson and daughter Bo attend the World Premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us', 2013. (Samir Hussein/WireImage)

“I fail to see the issue with that. My children see themselves as whole siblings and are better adjusted than many other children I know.”

Jonsson, 53, said she was “stumped by the injustice” of her 4×4 nickname and it was ultimately intended to “hurt and, above all, to shame a woman”.

Winner Of Celebrity Big Brother Ulrika Jonsson Leaves The House At The Celebrity Big Brother Final, At Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. (Photo by Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images)
Winner Of Celebrity Big Brother Ulrika Jonsson leaves the house (Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images)

She recalled being criticised for her family life by a Loose Women panel 12 years ago and being introduced as 4×4 by a young Jack Whitehall following her departure from Celebrity Big Brother in 2009.

Jonsson, known for her work on Gladiators and Shooting Stars, added: “So I stand tall and proud with Ms Solomon. Who knows, had life taken yet another turn, I might have had more children by more men.”

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