The author takes to the This Morning sofa to speak about being body shamed after the birth of her second son Buddy...
Giovanna Fletcher made a heartbreaking confession on today’s episode of This Morning.
The 32-year-old author appeared on the show with her McFly husband Tom, and spoke candidly about being body shamed after the birth of their second son Buddy last year.
In a shocking story, she explained: ‘After Buddy arrived, we had this thing where a lady kind of looked at me and pointed and said: “Look, Mummy’s still got her tummy,” and laughed at me.
‘She was asking Tom for a photo at the time and then she asked me to be in it and I declined, and she said: “Oh no, maybe next time when your face has slimmed down.”‘
Hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were clearly stunned by Giovanna’s words, with Holly gasping and exclaiming: ‘Oh my God.’
But that was nothing compared to what Tom, 31, then admitted. He continued: ‘We were in A&E at the time and it was someone who worked there who said it. In the most inappropriate place. It was just a bit stressful.’
Holly, 36 – who’s mum to three children herself – responded: ‘That’s awful.’
Giovanna first opened up about this experience on Instagram last March – a month after welcoming Buddy – but this is the first time she and Tom have revealed where it took place.
At the time, she wrote an impassioned Instagram post, which read: ‘Yes, I still have a bump. But that bump kept my little baby boy safe for a whole nine months. That bump has filled my world with even more love and light than I knew possible.
‘That bump is a miracle worker… My bump will slowly go over time, but I’ll never stop being thankful to it and my body for everything it’s given me. #spreadlove xx.’
We think that’s a brilliant message for everyone to remember.