Stacey Solomon has written an emotional post about her family after her two sons go abroad on holiday with their fathers.
The mum-of-three recently welcomed third son Rex with Joe Swash, and got candid about her family set up as Zachary goes away with dad Dean Cox and Leighton heads off with his father, Aaron Barnham.
The Loose Women star slammed critics of her "broken" family, sharing an inspiring message alongside a photo of her hugging boys.
Stacey wrote: “They’re off on their holidays with their daddy’s tonight and they’ve been inseparable all day! They’re going to have the best time but they will miss each other lots. (And I will miss them a tiny bit too).
“For the last couple of days they’ve stopped arguing and bickering and have been really soppy and cuddly knowing that they’re about to go off on their adventures. For the first time they have an new dimension, leaving Rexy,” she continued..
Stacey opened up about the amount of negative comments regarding her family arrangements, and she spoke to mums in similar circumstances.
“Recently I’ve experienced people having a lot to say about alternative family set-ups. So I thought id just say this... No matter what negative, unhelpful things people may say or think, ignore it because they’re wrong.
“Don’t ever let it get you down. It doesn’t define you or your family. The boys’ brotherly bond is just as strong as any other regardless of our set up -and the decisions I’ve made have made us stronger as a family."
Stacey added: “I used to really beat myself up about not being able to offer them a ‘normal’, 'perfect' family all under one roof. Until I realised how normal, and perfect our family is for us."
Stacey clearly adores her boys and they seem to be just as close as any other siblings, no matter who their dads are; "Seeing the way they are together reminds me that it’s all ok.
“Families come in all shapes and sizes and what’s important is that the love is there no matter where it comes from. We are not a 'broken family' in any way shape or form we are an extended family. And everyone loves an extension.”
Feature image: Instagram/@staceysolomon