Sam Faiers defends her boyfriend Paul after he receives criticism following appearance on The Baby Diaries

Chloe Best

Sam Faiers has defended her boyfriend Paul Knightley after he received criticism when their show The Baby Diaries aired on Sunday night. The former TOWIE star hit back after critics poked fun at the "strange" relationship Paul has with his mother Gaynor – who also featured in the one-off reality show.

In one scene Paul can be seen kissing his mum on the lips as they discuss him becoming a parent, prompting many fans on Twitter to comment about their relationship.

"Just watched the Sam Faiers programme. Her boyfriend and his mother are creepy… Strange relationship," wrote one. Another commented: "Sam Faiers boyfriend awkward kiss with his MUM!!! Did anyone else see this?"

Sam Faiers has defended her boyfriend Paul on Instagram

However Sam has defended her partner of 16 months by sharing a black-and-white Instagram photo of herself planting a kiss on her baby son's lips.

"I will kiss my baby boy on the lips forever," she wrote. "Thank you for everyone's support and kind comments on our show. Media & people will always try find negative.

"I'm happy & so totally in love with my family #myworld #positive."

Sam and Paul documented their pregnancy journey in one-off show The Baby Diaries

It is not the first time the new mum has used social media to defend herself and Paul from criticism in recent weeks. Sam also spoke out after some unkind fans criticised their decision to name their son Paul Tony after his father and uncle – posting a comment from another fan defending her choice.

Her supporter had written: "I wonder if they know what it feels like to carry a child for 9months, go through labour, be blessed with a healthy child, and have the honour of calling him after his father...

"And all they can think of is oh no Paul?!! I think it's beautiful and a real display of love on ur behalf for ur partner."

Sunday morning walks 💙

A photo posted by Sam Faiers (@samanthafaiers1) on

The couple welcomed their son in December

Sam thanked the fan saying: "Couldn't have put this in better words myself. Thank you x."

Rather than focus on negativity Sam is throwing herself into motherhood and her growing family. The 25-year-old has been sharing a number of photos of her newborn online, including a sweet montage of images to mark her son's one-month birthday at the end of January.

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