Victoria Beckham showed her support for Essex on Sunday after coming under fire for criticising her home county. The 41-year-old fashion designer, who earlier in the week said Essex was "not a nice place", proved that the comment was all in jest when she shared her pride in the area via an Instagram post.
"Happy Sunday in the sun fashion bunnies x x vb," she captioned a snap of a pink badge reading "Essex girl and proud of it!".
Victoria, who was born in Harlow, caused some controversy on Wednesday when she responded, "I'd like to forget the Essex bit. It's not a very nice place," after being introduced as "from Essex" during a fashion event in New York.
"Happy Sunday in the sun fashion bunnies x x vb"
The comment, which was made during Victoria's Fashion Icons talk with Fern Mallis, prompted some of Essex's most famous residents to speak out.
"I can't believe Posh Spice has spoken badly of us," Joey Essex told the Sun. "She is one of us, she should be proud to be from Essex.
"I haven't got a clue what Posh Spice is going on about when she says our home is not very nice," he added. "I can't believe Posh would want to forget her Essex roots."
Joey's fellow TOWIE co-star Jasmin Walia spoke to the Sunday People about how disappointed she was to hear Victoria's thoughts on where she's from.
"It's a bit sad that she's trying to forget her roots," said Jasmin. "When I read what she said, I was shocked."
"She a local girl done good," she added. "She should be proud to come from there and [have] made it."
Victoria came under fire on Wednesday for saying Essex was "not a nice place"
During her talk in New York, Victoria also revealed that she had no plans to have any more children, saying: "I feel like I've done my bit".
The mum-of-four added that after having three sons, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz, having daughter Harper in 2011 was a "lovely surprise".
"I was told when I had my scan that I was having another boy at first," she said. "I felt so lucky to be pregnant, so whether Harper was going to be a boy or a girl I felt very blessed."
But shortly before she was due to give birth, Victoria revealed that doctors told her that she was in fact expecting a daughter.