It's been two weeks since Giovanna Fletcher and her McBusted singer husband Tom welcomed their second son Buddy. The couple were out and about with their newborn baby, when Giovanna was body shamed by a fan who wanted a picture with Tom.
Following the unpleasant experience, Giovanna made an appearance on This Morning, explaining how the moment shocked her and why she spoke out on Instagram.
Speaking via video link from her home, Giovanna, 31, said: "We were out and Tom had been asked for a photo, so we were talking to this lady, and she looked at me and looked at my tummy and laughed and said 'Haha, mummy's still got her tummy'."
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A stranger laughed at Giovanna Fletcher and said: 'Haha, mummy's still got her tummy'
"I was literally holding Buddy at the time, and I kind of laughed with it," said Giovanna. "And then she asked me to be in the photo with her. [But] I was like 'no, it's okay' and then she said, 'Okay, maybe another time when your face has slimmed down.'"
"I think I was just in shock that it was said!" added Giovanna. "Tom's jaw dropped. I just think neither of us could really believe that it was being said."
The HELLO! Online blogger had given birth just weeks before
Giovanna went on to say that the incident didn't upset her that much, until a few days later when it made her question herself.
She explained: "I had got out the shower, dealing with my leaky boobs, and putting cream in all sorts of places that you do after you have a baby and I was stood in front of the mirror, and actually what the comment did is, it made me kind of look at my body and go, 'How do I feel about it? How do I feel about this new body that's changed after having two children?'
"And actually, 'it's amazing' was my thought. Bodies are miracles, and the fact that my body has grown two children is just phenomenal, so I decided to share that and it's made people share all sorts of stories which I really wasn't expecting."
Giovanna defiantly said: "The fact that my body has grown two children is just phenomenal"
Giovanna, who is also the proud mum to adorable Buzz, defiantly shared an Instagram photo on Wednesday, following the body-shaming experience. She said she was thankful for her bump, a "miracle worker", that has filled her world with "even more love and light" than she thought possible.
As for the woman who made the comments, Giovanna said she would probably be "mortified" she had upset the author. "I just think people say things and don't really think about what they're saying," said Giovanna. "I do think that these things just fly out of our mouths sometimes. I think we just need to be a bit more careful."