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Molly-Mae defended by Towie's Amy Childs as she's 'mum-shamed' for going to gym

Molly-Mae welcomed her first child last month, and has been criticised ever since

Molly-Mae Hague poses for photographer upon arrival at the Pride of Britain Awards on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 in London. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Molly-Mae Hague (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Molly-Mae Hague has been defended by Towie star Amy Childs after being "mum-shamed" for returning to the gym so soon after having a baby.

The Love Island star welcomed her first baby with Tommy Fury on 23 January, and has since videoed herself back at the gym.

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Seizing the opportunity for some personal time, Molly-Mae filmed herself on a stairmaster while her daughter Bambi was asleep in a carry cot next to her.

But she's since been attacked online for doing so, with some claiming she should be paying more attention to her child than what she looks like.

However, Childs – who is currently pregnant with twins – was quick to lead the support for Molly-Mae, saying it is unfair for those to criticise her for doing things to feel better.

Speaking in OK! Magazine, Childs wrote: "Trolls giving Molly-Mae Hague grief about getting back into the gym after having Bambi need to back off - it's her body. It's entirely up to Molly what she wants to do - whatever makes her happy."

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"After I give birth, I've got loads of stuff going on, so I think training for me probably won't be the first thing I'm thinking about," she said of her own plans.

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Amy Childs (David M. Benett/Hoda Davaine/Dave Benett/WireImage)

"It's definitely something I'll get back to in the next couple of months after the twins come. At the end of the day, I could be having a C-section and they don't advise exercise after for 12 weeks."

Molly-Mae and partner Fury, who first met on Love Island in 2019, have come under scrutiny from online "mum-shamers" who have attacked everything from how she's handled her pregnancy, the baby's name and even the neutral colour palette of the baby's bedroom.

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"The name reveal was a hard day for me," Molly-Mae admitted in a YouTube vlog she made of her experiences as a mum. "I switched Instagram comments off on that post. I was brought back down to earth very quickly of how nasty this world can be.

"Because we'd literally known that our first baby girl was going to be called Bambi, we had gotten so used to the idea that that was going to be her name and to us it wasn't really that unusual anymore."

Social media savvy Molly-Mae, 23, has even been forced to turn off comments on some of her Instagram posts as people continue to critique her choices in parenting.

Most recently, the pair have come under fire again as Fury is away in Saudi Arabia for a highly-anticipated boxing bout against Jake Paul.

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He has been criticised after he credited Molly-Mae for "taking on everything herself" and "not bothering him in training" during BBC News interview.

"She's been absolutely amazing. I think people need to stand up and give her a lot of credit for that," he said.

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