Billie Faiers enjoys family holiday in the Maldives

Suzie Bakos

Billie Faiers is already bronzed up after just a few days of soaking up the sun on her family holiday in the Maldives. The TOWIE star is relaxing on the island's white sandy beaches with her partner Greg Shepherd and their 17-month-old daughter Nelly.

Our little family ☺️😎🌞😍😘

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The family-of-three are in the Maldives

The family-of-three have been kicking back and making the most of their sunny getaway, with Billie keeping her one million Instagram followers updated with regular snaps.

"Our little family," she wrote alongside a selfie of the trio. "Just chilling in my hammock," she captioned a photo showing her little girl lying in a hammock on the beach.

Just chilling in my hammock ... ☺️☺️☺️ #velarassumaldives @velassarumaldives

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Billie's daughter Nelly relaxes on a hammock

While her sister Sam Faiers has been publicly defending her boyfriend Paul Knightley, Billie has been enoying beach lunches with her daughter, who she gave birth to in July 2014. "Beach lunch with my little lady," the 26-year-old wrote.

"What do you mean I can't go snorkelling ???!!!" 😂😂😂🐠🐠🐠

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Nelly gets ready to snorkel

The beautiful family jetted off with another couple and their child to the tropical islands a week ago. Since then, they have been making a splash in the clear sea and enjoying sunset strolls along the shore.

Sunset walk ... ☺️🌞😍😘 @velassarumaldives #velarassumaldives

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The trio are taking in the beautiful sunsets

Back in their hometown of Essex, it's been less of a relaxing time for sister Sam. The mother-of-one and her beau Paul have been at the centre of harsh comments from critics since their reality TV show The Baby Diaries aired on Sunday night.

Sam has been defending Paul from critics

The 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.

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.

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