Shelby Tribble has candidly admitted she’s “too hard on herself” as she opened up to fans.
Former The Only Way Is Essex star Shelby, 28, shared a snap of herself during her pregnancy along with another adorable photo of her cuddling up to her adorable baby son, who she shares with boyfriend Sam Mucklow.
Shelby, who recently hit back at a troll after they called her son ugly, then opened up to her 481,000 followers about how she feels about herself, after saying she “hated herself” in a recent heartbreaking post.
New mum Shelby said: “While I was pregnant, I felt the most confident I’ve ever felt! I might not be good at a lot of things but one thing I can proudly and confidently shout about and really believe in is the fact that I’m an AMAZING mummy to my Abel ( blowing my own trumpet but it’s true)”.
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Opening up on the reaction to her recent heartbreaking admission, she said: “So many mums have messaged me to say they can relate to how I was feeling the other day and it just goes to show you are never alone in feeling the way you feel.
“Always talk to family and friends, professionals or even strangers it’s so important, never feel ashamed and I’ll say it again even if it feels like it you are never alone.. I promise.”
Shelby, who recently said her skin was getting her down, continued: “I’m starting to realise I’m too hard on myself like many of us are.
“I’ve also realised I’m too much of a people pleaser and all my life I’m always putting everyone else’s needs before my own so people walk all over me.
“I guess being a mum has made me open my eyes to what’s really important and what comes first and that’s my baby boy!!! Slowly but surely I’m trying to have more of a voice because I know I’m a good person and me and my little family are what matter the most!”
She added: “Thank you to my family and also my amazing friends ( you know who you are ) for always being there for me even when I feel like I’m being a burden to you all, I love you so much and also to all the lovely people that have reached out.
“It really means the world. Everyone is fighting their own battle so it’s really important to be kind and check in on people.
“To those of you who are really at rock bottom ( and believe me I know what that feels like ) just know the world is a better place with you in it” before ending her caption with a red heart emoji and a praying emoji.
Shelby’s candid share received more than 13,000 likes from fans while some commented to share their support.
One wrote: “You are an amazing mummy!” And another said: “You’re amazing” followed by a yellow heart emoji.
And a third said: “Can super relate to this!! New mummy too!!! Thanks for showing us it’s ok to sometimes not feel ok!! Xx”