Emma Willis has revealed she was left "overwhelmed" by the reaction she received from fans after posting a picture of her son Ace, eight, wearing a pink cropped top with his long blond hair on full show.
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Asked by Kate Garraway and Charlotte Hawkins on Friday's Good Morning Britain if she was surprised by the reaction after posting the snap on her social media page, she said: "I was really overwhelmed actually. It's just my son in a pink top. And for me that's kind of normality. He loves colour, he's always had long hair and he's a very free and open-minded boy who doesn't really… he's like, 'Why do I have to dress in green and blue and grey if I like pink and red and purple – why isn't that OK?'
Fans praised Emma and Matt for their parenting after sharing a photo of Ace in a pink top
"He's kind of always been that way. We, I think, are trying to raise him as a very open-minded and inclusive individual. There was a couple of negative bits, but the block button is a great thing," she added.
The doting mum shares three children with her McBusted star husband, Matt Willis, and recently praised him for having such a special bond with Ace, Isabelle, 11, and four-year-old Trixie.
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The star appeared on Friday's GMB
Speaking on Dave Berry's Dadpod podcast, she admitted: "He's like the fourth child. And that for me, is perfect, because I think he has such a fantastic bond and relationship with them because he can get down to their level, do you know what I mean? And when they want fun they go to him."
She continued: "It makes me feel sensationally boring because I'm like oh I'm that one, that tells them off and makes sure the washing's done and I am the quintessential mum and I think security. That's what I've always had from my dad and Matt is just always there and always fun and I'm quite jealous of that."