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Rebekah Vardy proudly defends post-pregnancy body

Sharnaz Shahid

Rebekah Vardy has revealed she has been the victim of body shaming, just three months after welcoming baby son Finley. The 34-year-old, who also has two-year-old daughter Sofia with husband Jamie Vardy, revealed she was called "huge" by Twitter trolls following the arrival of her youngest child. "Women who've just given birth should not be made to feel ugly," she told The Sun. "I could have got really upset about the abuse but I have become pretty resilient over the years. After having a baby your hormones are raging, the last thing you want to feel is pressurised and upset."

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The pretty brunette, who is also a mother to Megan, 11, and Taylor, six, from a previous relationship, confessed she is "proud" of her body for going through pregnancy. "I think I look pretty good for a woman who gave birth in January and Jamie thinks so too," she added. "I'm proud of what my body has achieved. I carried all my children for nine months and my body changed constantly to provide for them."

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Rebekah Vardy has hit back at trolls after receiving criticism over her post-baby figure

Even throughout her pregnancy, Rebekah was a victim of online abuse. "It's horrible to read," she admitted, during a recent appearance on Loose Women. "It was horrific, wishing stillbirth on him, really disgusting stuff, it is a minority of people… I think it's important to reply and highlight what they do." Jamie and Rebekah welcomed their second child together at the start of the year. They announced her pregnancy in July, just a few weeks after they tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in Peckforton Castle – as featured exclusively in HELLO! magazine.

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Rebekah went on to share her experience with post-natal depression. "I think people in general after you've had kids they think you're a superwoman and there's never any issues," she told the panel. "It's a really taboo subject postnatal depression, there's a stigma they think it doesn't exist – it was after my second child. I couldn't get out of bed - it's very much real."

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