It can’t be easy being a mum-to-be in the public eye – as ex-TOWIE lady Maria Fowler is finding out.
The 29-year-old is currently expecting her first child with fiancé Kelvin Batey, and has been documenting her pregnancy on Instagram.
Earlier this week, she shared a snap of herself and Kelvin enjoying a day out with their dog, captioning it: ‘Lovely family day out.’
Maria looked glowing and gorgeous in the image, working casual jeans, a nude-coloured vest and a summery printed bomber jacket.
But it was actually what she had in her hand that got people talking – an ice cream cone.
One of her followers wrote: ‘Always check the ice cream man serves pasteurised ice cream they don’t always (trying to be helpful before anyone moans).’
Another said: ‘You need to be careful eating soft ice cream in pregnancy.’
Well, it’s safe to say Maria was not impressed with this discussion. And a bit of a row started developing on the picture. Eep.
She quipped: ‘Another midwife,’ before receiving the response: ‘Someone’s got to look out for your unborn baby, is it really worth risking listeria? [a form of bacteria that causes the illness listeriosis].’
However, Maria clearly has no worries about her unborn baby, stating: ‘Midwife told me it was fine and I look after my own unborn baby Thankyou. How rude [sic].’
She later added: ‘My grandma had 7 children including my dad and was on a farm always Unpastured milk. Never had a problem.
‘This was actually pasteurised but either way it’s no ones business. I do everything possible to make sure our baby is safe and healthy x.’
Happily for the reality star, she also received plenty of support from fans.
Replies included: ‘You know your body and baby best ignore the negatives,’ and: ‘Pregnancy is really suiting you, you look lovely xx.’
Sending lots of congratulations, lady.